This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Lysol®. The opinions and text are all mine.
Have you heard of the “Sick Laundry Cycle?” That’s what happens when you put clothes contaminated with bacteria into the washing machine with other clothes then launder them in cold water to save money. Just as things like salmonella and e. Coli transfer between surfaces in your kitchen, they can transfer to clothes in your washing machine, too!
Many of us prefer to use cold water to launder because it saves money and is gentler on our clothes. Some of us don’t want to use bleach due to concerns about indoor air quality, skin irritation, and environmental issues.
But we can all agree that we would never wipe our kitchen counters with dirty clothes, and yet cleaning cloths aren’t much better if they’ve been contaminated during the “Sick Laundry Cycle.” See, detergent alone doesn’t kill all bacteria and, if you’ve got active kids in your family, you know it doesn’t kill all of the odors, either.
The other day at Target, I picked up a bottle of Lysol® Laundry Sanitizer, and I couldn’t be more impressed. A specially formulated additive, Lysol Laundry Sanitizer kills 99.9% of the bacteria in the laundry when you add it to the rinse cycle. That’s not just cold and flu germs, but also the bacteria in sport uniforms and work clothes which cause that lingering smell.
For those with babies and young children, this product is a game changer! Let’s face it, little kids’ laundry can contain some yucky messes that you’d never want to walk around wearing. Having to wash and dry their clothes separately, then clean the machine after each load to prevent cross-contamination, makes laundry day an even harder chore. With a laundry sanitizer, you don’t have to wash separate loads, and you don’t have to clean the machine after each use.
USE IT ON:
- Cloth diapers
- Baby and toddler clothes
- Bathroom rugs
- Sports uniforms
- Gym gear
- Work clothes
- Smelly socks
- Cleaning cloths
- Even delicates!
It couldn’t be easier to use: just add two capfuls to the fabric softener compartment or directly to the wash during the rinse cycle. Your machine and Lysol do the rest! Unlike bleach, you can use it on colors, darks, baby clothes, even delicates — and you don’t have to give up your money-saving cold water cycle, either!Stop the Sick Laundry Cycle and kill 99.9% of germs in the wash without bleach! Click To Tweet
I’m a fan of microfiber cleaning cloths, especially in the bathroom and kitchen. If you’ve used them in your home, you know they do a fantastic job cleaning grime and leaving surfaces sparkling. That’s thanks to the twisted, bristly microfibers they’re made of but unfortunately, those bristly fibers can hold onto a lot of bacteria and germs.
To make matters worse, you aren’t supposed to use bleach to clean microfiber cloths because it’ll erode the bristles that give them their cleaning power. So, if you’re just throwing them in the laundry with other clothes, you’re transferring those germs to the rest of the load. Sure, you could wash them in their own separate load but then you still need to clean the machine or the next load will just pick up those germs.
Or you could save time and money by adding Lysol Laundry Sanitizer to your fabric softener dispenser. Your microfiber cloths will come out clean and disinfected, and you’ll have peace of mind knowing you aren’t transferring bathroom germs to kitchen towels in the wash.
Want to give Lysol Laundry Sanitizer a try yourself? Pick up a bottle at Target (you know you’ll be going there this week, anyway). You’ll find it in the laundry aid aisle. Don’t forget to grab your Cartwheel coupon offer and get 5% off Lysol Laundry Sanitizer (Crisp Linen 41 oz.).