5 Tips For Doing Your Baby’s Laundry! #Amazinghood @Dreft #Giveaway #Ad

*This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Dreft and DiMe Media and all opinions are my own.     Becoming a new parent for the first time is an exhilarating experience because you become engulfed in the excitement of bringing life into the world. While there is tremendous joy in planning for the arrival of your little bundle of joy, there is much preparation that must take place to make sure that everything is perfect when baby makes his or her big debut.  This includes mothers and fathers learning everything that they can about how to care for a new baby and making sure their home is babyproof.     When I was pregnant with my first child, I had no idea that so many things had to be done before he was born.  One area where I was completely clueless was how to do my baby's laundry.  I was worried about what detergent I should use, how I would remove stains on baby clothes, and whether baby poop came out in the washing machine. … [Read more...]

Remove Stains With Purex Plus Clorox 2 Detergent! @Purex #SocialInsiders #Giveaway #Ad

    Now that basketball season has arrived, I am going to be up to my elbows in dirty uniforms and other sports related laundry.  It can be pretty difficult to remove some of those tough stains which is why I am glad to have the help of New Purex Plus Clorox 2 detergent.  Not only does it work on 100 stains, but it is also safe for colors, and bleach free.     This is big news because my son's uniform is navy blue and white so I always have to stay away from bleach products when I am destaining it.  It's available in two fragrances: Original Fresh and Sunny Linen!  I really love the idea of being able to remove stains from all our clothes that will also smell fresh and clean, at the same time.     Purex plus Clorox 2 detergent contains 3 stain-fighting enzymes to remove 100 stains such as: Starchy stains like chocolate and tomato sauce. Protein-based stains like grass and blood. Food stains that use guar gum like ice … [Read more...]

Tips For Child Safety In The Laundry Room! #ArribaYLejos @Tide @GainLatino #Ad

    I have always been a firm believer in teaching children how to be self-sufficient.  Part of imparting that independence unto kids includes modeling how to do certain chores like the laundry for them from an early age.  Along with learning how to wash and dry their own clothes, it's important to show them how to safely and responsibly use and store laundry pods and other cleaning products or detergents.     This year, I started teaching my eleven year old son how to wash his school uniforms since both of my boys attend private school.  Although he is very mature and responsible, his nine year old brother is a little more curious so I have to make sure that they both learned the ins and outs of laundry room safety.  Since my younger son watches his brother all the time, I had concerns about him being with his brother, while he is washing the uniforms, and improperly handling the laundry pacs. Here are my tips for child safety in the laundry room: Even older children need to … [Read more...]

Teaching Kids How To Do Laundry With The Purex PowerShot! #PurexInsiders #Giveaway @Purex #Ad

    I've always been a firm believer in empowering my children to be independent.  This has been due to the fact that I want them to be self-sufficient in the future and because I am a full-time Working Mom so everyone has to contribute to the household chores.  Although I always do the bulk of the laundry, I have been teaching my older son how to load the washing machine and the dryer in order to wash his school uniforms on a weekly basis.     One of the greatest challenges of teaching him how to wash and dry clothes has been helping him to gauge how much detergent to pour out depending on the amount of clothing that he is washing.  I've noticed that he sometimes uses too much because I see suds in the machine even after the load is done washing.  Recently, I have figured out the solution to this problem since Purex PowerShot detergent does the measuring for you!     New Purex PowerShot detergent makes our lives more simple because it takes the guesswork out of our laundry routine … [Read more...]

The Laundry Rules Have Changed! @Purex #PurexInsiders #Giveaway #Ad

*This post was written by me on behalf of Purex as a Purex Insider. I received complimentary product samples to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% mine.        When my sister and I were kids, our mother taught us how to do everything around the house including cleaning, cooking, and doing the laundry.  Although she encouraged us to have careers and be independent, she stressed that these domestic skills would also be important for being able to take care of our homes and our families.  The fine art of doing laundry had many rules and one of them was that clothes had to be sorted according to their color.     I can still recall the time that we tried to help Mom and put a load of our family's clothes in the washing machine to help her out since we knew she would be tired from her job at the greeting card store.  Unfortunately, although we thought we had carefully sorted the clothes, a red sock somehow crept into our load of whites. Much to our mother's chagrin, all of … [Read more...]

Make Laundry Day Fabulously Fresh! #PurexInsiders #Giveaway #Ad

*This post was written by me on behalf of Purex as a Purex Insider.  I received complimentary product samples to facilitate this review.  All opinions are 100% mine.       Since I have a house full of men who are very active and play sports, making sure my laundry smells fresh and clean after every wash.  Trust me, you don't want to know what kind of smells permeate my laundry room after basketball games or when my husband comes home after playing paddleball.     As a Purex Insider, I always have the privilege of trying out new Purex products as soon as they become available.  It's a brand that I stand behind because they are very affordable for a family on a budget like mine and their products always do a great job keeping all our clothes clean.     New Purex Crystals Limited Edition Fabulously Fresh is the newest Purex Brand laundry enhancer that will bring a fresh aroma to your entire laundry experience.  Their limited edition bottle and unique scent will brighten up your … [Read more...]

Add A Fresh Mountain Breeze To Your Laundry! #PurexInsiders #CrystalsMtnBreeze #Giveaway #Ad

*I participated in this campaign on behalf of Purex as a Purex Insider. I received a promotional item to facilitate this review and as a thank you item for participating.  All opinions are my own.     I'm sure that I don't have to tell you all that New York City has been buried under a deep freeze for weeks.  We've been pummeled with a barrage of snowstorms this winter and, frankly, I'm completely over all of this cold weather.     The only good thing that has come out of having to stay indoors so much has been catching up on doing the laundry.  Luckily, with new Purex Crystals Fresh Mountain Breeze fabric softener, the scent of nature and warm weather can still permeate our home even though we are stuck in a Polar Vortex outdoors.     This past week, I was able to close my eyes while washing the clothes, and I was immediately taken to fresh, open mountains with blooming flowers and I could almost feel the warm sun on my face.  You probably don't get that excited when you are … [Read more...]

Introducing New Purex UltraPacks! #PurexInsiders #Giveaway #Ad

*This post was written by me on behalf of Purex as a Purex Insider.  I received complimentary product samples to facilitate this review.  All opinions are 100% mine.     Lately I have been trying to teach my boys how to do more chores around the house.  This is mostly because I believe that men should know how to take care of themselves and partly because we have a hectic schedule and I need them to help a little.  One chore that we have been working on is washing and drying their school uniforms.  I always do the bulk of the laundry but I figured that, by teaching them how to wash their uniforms, I would arm them with a valuable tool for being self-sufficient.     As you can imagine, it is sometimes a challenge for them to dole out the right amount of detergent and they spill it on the washing machine or the floor.  With the price of detergent being what it is, this is a terrible and costly waste.  That is why I was thrilled to find out that new Purex UltraPacks now come with the … [Read more...]

Experience The Freshness of Purex Softener Sheets! #PurexInsider #Giveaway

*This post was written by me on behalf of Purex.  As a Purex Insider I receive samples of products to review.  All opinions are 100% mine.     If you have been following this blog for a long time, you know that I have a love/hate relationship with doing laundry.  I love having clean and fresh smelling clothes but I hate having to slave in the laundry room for hours on end.  I'm constantly on the lookout for laundry products that will make my life easier and keep my clothes fresh and clean.  Price is also a deciding factor because, let's face it, most of us are on a budget and want to get the best value for our money.     Purex Fabric Softener Dryer Sheets meet all of this criteria for me because they do a great job keeping our laundry soft and smelling fresh.  I also love that using them helps to decrease static cling on our clothes out of the dryer.  Also, since we have a beautiful but extremely hairy Labrador mix dog, it helps a lot that that they repel pet hair and lint on all … [Read more...]

Introducing New Purex Glitter Detergent! #PurexInsiders

    You can never have too much glitter in your life!  At least that is how I feel.  Purex understands the importance of helping you stand out in the crowd and allowing you to showcase your uniqueness and individuality with some glitz and glamor.  For this reason, they have created new Purex Glitter Liquid Detergent.     Purex Glitter detergent contains 100% natural glitter that embeds itself right into all your clothes.  This means that all of the laundry that you wash with it comes out of the machine sparkling like the panes of a stained-glass window shining under rays of sunlight.  Imagine how special you will feel when everything you wear highlights your sparkly personality!     Now, don't be alarmed, although Purex Glitter will leave all of your clean laundry glittering like diamonds, it will not make a mess in your laundry room.  The reason for this is that all of the leftover glitter that does not leave the wash with your clothes is flushed out in the spin cycle.     As … [Read more...]