Monday 2 October 2017

Ecover Laundry Challenge

Do you ever feel like you're literally drowning in laundry? I do. I thought it was bad enough when it was just me and Jack- back then I was drowning in going out-out clothes- but since my first baby was born I feel the pile has been growing and growing at an alarming rate. We actually moved to our second home together WITH a designated box for laundry I hadn't managed to do!

Now that I have TWO children... well it's safe to say some laundry days I don't see much of Archer as he's small and easily lost in the mountains of clothes.

(This was just one week of clothing, sheets and muslin bits!)

My usual laundry routine involves sobbing and avoiding the matter starts on a Monday morning. I gather all the clothes from every laundry basket, random bedroom floors and the weird pile of socks my daughter likes to make down the side of the sofa. The laundry routine is literally never ending day by day.

I've had to convince my two year old that the washing machine is the most exciting thing in the world- she thinks it's a treat when I let her load it up now!

As my son is young, I've gotten used to using a completely separate cleaning product for him so that his sensitive skin is protected. I also separate Isla's bits as I used a certain softener for her and a different one for myself and Jack. That all sounds ridiculous right? It means I usually do 5-6 separate loads including towels, sheets, clothes... that's not even including when I wash soft toys or sofa cushions!

I've desperately sought out a detergent that means I can put all our clothes in together. It's a nightmare feeling like the washing machine and tumble drier are permanently on- but most scented products aren't suitable for sensitive baby skin, or aren't tough enough to get stains out of my toddlers clothes, or don't give that "fresh" laundry smell... nothing ticks all my boxes.

Recently I've been taking part in the Ecover laundry challenge with Britmums. I've switched my own products out to try the new non-bio detergent by Ecover for the past week and honestly it's made such a massive difference.

I've been able to get my laundry pile mostly depleted in three loads. Three! That's including towels, bed sheets, my clothes, Jack's work shirts, baby clothes- you name it. Not only smell amazing, it suits our varying needs as it's strong enough for whatever my toddler manages to embed into her clothes and soft enough to keep my sons babygros soft and fluffy for him.

I honestly don't think I'll be going back to my masses of powders and bottles- it made laundry more of a chore than it needs to be. If I stick with the Ecover, I'll be able to just throw everything in at once at the same temperature and it'll not only save time, it'll save us money as I won't be constantly doing little loads throughout the week.

Do you love or hate your laundry routine? Have you ever seen the fabled "bottom" of the laundry basket? Let me know!

This post is an entry for BritMums #EcoverLaundry challenge, sponsored by Ecover


  1. Great to hear how you got on - commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part

  2. Awww what a cute little helper!!


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