I invited you to join my laundry experiment back in late February. I was committed. I was willing to bite the bullet for the sake of my readers. You know, be all sacrificial and spare you the pain of wasting money. Or, there was the possibility that I’d stumble upon the most natural way to do laundry and save you thousands of dollars over the next few decades. So, which was it…
Here’s my laundry experiment time line:
March 5, 2010. I begin to panic. I just don’t think the washing ball is working.
March 7, 2010. I ask everyone in my family to smell the diapers. “Do you smell anything???” They assure me that they smell nothing, just fabric smell. But, every time Sterling pees the whole family searches the house for the dead animal.
March 8, 2010. I begin running a pre-wash on all laundry with bac-out. I am getting very irritated that clothes still have food on them after they’ve been washed.
March 22, 2010. I can’t go anywhere online without seeing the big Hard Rock debut being talked about…everywhere!
March 23, 2010. Banana Peels and I host a Hard Rock giveaway. I say to myself, “Autumn, you will not buy. You will stay strong. Remember the laundry experiment. Remember your readers.”
March 24, 2010. I buy a bag of vanilla buttercream Hard Rock.
March 30, 2010. My husband checks the mail and says, “What??! You bought another laundry item!”
Me and the kids inhale deeply the lovely scent. I soak my diapers (I had just washed them all and folded them all and put them all away and I never do this) for a looooong time. I’ve run them through the wash twice and I’m about to go put them in the dryer.
I pray that there is no more dead animal smell. Sterling is just too darn cute to have everyone run away from him when he pees–that’s only expected when he poops.
My laundry experiment conclusion is a big fat thumbs down to the Laundry Washing Ball. I know, I know. The sales video says 45 days before you see a difference. But, please, what kind of miracle was going to occur in the next 9 days??
I do recommend the dryer balls though. I’ve noticed that if I dry towels without them they aren’t as soft. However, I know that from what I’ve read I’d be even more satisfied with a few wool dryer balls from a WAHM (feel free to contact me if you make or sell some).
I can’t wait to put on a REALLY clean cloth diaper on Sterling tomorrow!