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Detergent Residue, Your Laundry & You

Detergent Residue, Your Laundry & You

If you rely heavily on detergents, bleach, fabric softener and dryer sheets to get your laundry clean and fragrant, you may also have experienced dull, faded clothing, or “clean” clothes that feel sticky and have strange oil-like stains. In all probability, you’re dealing with one of the fun after-effects of conventional clothes washing: residue. In fact, back in 2010, the Wall Street Journal featured an article about Americans’ tendency to go way overboard in the soap department. The idea, of…

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Contact Dermatitis: Is Your Laundry The Culprit?

Contact Dermatitis: Is Your Laundry The Culprit?

Maybe it’s happened to you before: you get an itchy, red rash on your wrists or limbs or hands or neck; maybe that rash leads to blisters that even begin to ooze a bit. You think to yourself, “What in the world?” as your scratch yourself silly. Turns out, it very well could be a phenomenon called contact dermatitis. Here’s the bad news: when you have it, it’s super-irritating and uncomfortable. But here’s the good news: it’s also curable and…

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Extend The Life of Your Clothes with Laundry Pro by Aerus

Extend The Life of Your Clothes with Laundry Pro by Aerus

Maybe it’s your favorite button-down shirt. Or that pretty knit dress you wear all the time. At some point, though, with regular laundering habits, those beloved articles of clothing are probably going to show signs of wear. Maybe the color fades, or maybe the fabric pills. Maybe stains refuse to budge. Or maybe there’s a residue and lifelessness to your clothing now. You have to launder your clothes, but does that automatically mean you have to watch their quality deteriorate,…

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Laundry Woes! The 10 Biggest Mistakes You’re Probably Making

Laundry Woes! The 10 Biggest Mistakes You’re Probably Making

What’s the old saying? Only three things are certain: death, taxes and laundry.   Well, perhaps that’s not really how the saying goes. But sometimes it can feel that way. Depending on the size of your household, tackling the laundry situation can range from relatively painless (single bachelor!) to something for which you’ve considered hiring a personal assistant (working mom of 4 kids).   And, the more people whose dirty clothes need washing, the more you have to stop to…

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6 Clever & Practical Laundry Room Ideas

6 Clever & Practical Laundry Room Ideas

As more Americans remodel or build new homes, the once oft-forgotten laundry room seems to be getting an overhaul. Simply put, people are thinking more about their laundry: better ways to clean, using fewer chemicals, being more energy efficient, and, of course, having an ideal space in which to carry out the task.   Here are 5 innovative ideas we found that can make the chore of doing laundry a little easier.   A built-in pet shower What better place…

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5 Tips For Getting Softer Towels (Hint: It’s Not More Fabric Softener!)

5 Tips For Getting Softer Towels (Hint: It’s Not More Fabric Softener!)

If your towels are beginning to feel like steel wool, you might be tempted to correct the problem by adding a boatload of fabric softener to your next washing cycle. But fabric softener isn’t cheap, is a pain to lug in from the store, and can leave a residue that actually makes your towels less absorbent.   Good Housekeeping has some great tips on how to get softer towels…and we have a few of our own!   If you have…

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Get winter clothes and linens ready for storage with Laundry Pro!

Get winter clothes and linens ready for storage with Laundry Pro!

Here’s a trend you may not have heard about: when springtime rolls around, some people gather their winter clothes and linens, take them to the dry cleaner’s for cleaning, and then store them there until the next year! Coats, heavy blankets, scarves, hats and sweaters might all need a good cleaning after a season’s worth of wear, but the dry cleaning process can be costly – not to mention laden with chemicals. We think there’s a more effective, safer and…

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What Can Laundry Pro Do For Your Family?

What Can Laundry Pro Do For Your Family?

Have you heard about the Laundry Pro by Aerus? If you have, it was probably something about how it gets your clothes cleaner than you’ve ever experienced before. Or maybe it was about how your towels will be fluffy like the towels in TV commercials – except without using a smidgen of fabric softener. By the way – both of those things are true! But besides just doing wonders for your clothes and linens, Laundry Pro can have a positive impact…

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