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My Favorite Chore

Mondays are usually my heavy cleaning day. Honestly, I like it that way. I strip the beds, clean the bathrooms, do all the laundry… it’s a great way to get ready for the week and I feel terrific about the house by the time I’m done. If I’m not interrupted, I can get it all done in about 1-2 hours. Uhhhh, that hasn’t happened in about a year now! Literally.

My favorite chore is, in fact, doing the laundry. (wait, NOT the ironing part – oh no, that is its own misery). I can’t say why I love laundry for sure. Maybe because all the stinky stuff gets cleaned and fresh smelling? Maybe it’s that I just shove everything in and shut the door, so I feel like I don’t really DO the laundry, the machine does!

I also happen to love that my laundry is in the basement of our Cape-style house. Running up two flights of stairs, taking them two at a time and running back down, jumping off the third to last step. No, seriously. Love it. Ask my mother, who always tried to break me of that habit, and thirty years later I still do it. NOT with the baby – gosh! Were you seriously picturing that? But… uh, yeah, sometimes with the basket of laundry. Do I have a death wish? No, I’m just very agile. (Hang on, I need to tell my husband to stop snickering).

Today I’m going to add a little Purex Complete Crystals Softener to the laundry. See how it turns out. Since laundry detergents are among the bigger chemical nasties we can use in our attempts at cleanliness, I was happy to hear Purex crystals are 92% natural. This fabric softener is not oil-based like some (which can decrease your towel’s absorbency or lead to discoloration of fabrics), and it doesn’t impair the flame retardant qualities of children’s sleepwear (other softeners leave oily residue on fabrics). Sounds pretty good right?

Want to try it with me? I am going to give away a coupon for you to pick up your own bottle of Purex Complete Crystals Softener! Just leave a topic-related comment below and your email. I’ll pick a winner next Monday, February 7!

I gotta get going – there’s some stairs to jump off (I almost ended that sentence with a preposition)!

What is your favorite chore and why? How do you handle the laundry routine in your house?

GIVEAWAY RULES: Winner will be chosen via All off topic comments like “Cool” or “I hope I win” will be disqualified. Fulfilmment handled by myself and Purex Insiders.

Disclosure:  I was sent a sample product for this review. All opinions contained herein are 100% my own!