22 January 2008
It's not easy being green.
Boy, Kermit was right.
It's been awhile since I've been on my soapbox about Envirosax bags and such. Wait! Come back! I'm not going to talk about that today.
Today I'm going to make a plug for better laundry. I have a Johnny Dangerously quote in my head but I'll let that go for now. Back to laundry.
I do a lot of laundry. I have basically three sets of clothes I wear most days of the week: uniform, workout clothes, and generally fun clothes to wear. So laundry is a hefty chore. For a long time I was using Woolite, because I wear a lot of black and dark clothes so I want to keep them dark.
Well, my budget isn't cut out for that, plus the plastic bottles all the time started to weigh heavily on my brain. A few months ago I found these: Dropps.
These are great. You drop one in with your laundry and wash as normal. There is very little waste because the plastic the liquid is in dissolves in the wash. They are enzyme-free and gentler on clothes and I love that you don't have to measure anything. Plus they travel well.
The bad thing is, they aren't available everywhere. I bought mine on my last visit to the Cities but I had just purchased Arm&Hammer detergent because I was out so I haven't used them as much as I would like. You can buy them online here (and get a mail-in rebate!) if you don't live in a Dropps area.
Seriously, this is as exciting to me as the Envirosax bags. I suck at saving the environment but at least I can try to do a little.
OH! And did I mention you probably won't need fabric softener or dryer sheets either? And they are safe for kids clothes? And they work really well in cold water which is also better for the environment? Suh-weet. Bonus.