How To Choose a Natural Laundry Detergent – Posted on

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I got asked so much about this that I just had to put together a blog post with an overview of natural laundry detergent options. Have you wanted to try out a more natural laundry solution but did not know where to start? Do you have sensitivities in you family, but are afraid that moving away from your current detergent would leave you with stained, dingy clothes?

Go to Olga’s Laundry Blog to read the full post.

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Bosch 800 Series Dishwasher Review Posted on

Bosch 800 Series Dishwasher Review

As you probably know by now, I love appliances, especially of the cleaning variety! So when the time came to replace our old Maytag dishwasher I was pretty excited. I knew right away that I wanted to have a European dishwasher, since that’s the technology I’m used to and quickly narrowed it down to Bosch.

Check out my full review of the Bosch 800 Series dishwasher over on Olga’s Laundry Blog.

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How to Clean a Condenser Dryer


I personally have owned condenser dryers my whole life – growing up in Europe clothes dryers in general were difficult to come by, and vented options were pretty much unheard of, so condensers were the only option. Now that I’m in the US I opted for a condenser because we live in a condo with no dedicated laundry room, just a small closet in the bathroom. It’s really a great option for those who, like us, don’t have the space but want to be able to do laundry.

At the same time condenser dryers need maintenance that differs from what you would be doing with a vented dryer. I put together a step-by-step photo tutorial over on Olga’s Laundry Blog for anyone who wants to know how exactly how to access and wash the condenser part, and how frequently this needs to be done.

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Persil ProClean Now Available in Canada!


One of my Canadian readers, Shalryn, just recently complained that she had searched left and right for Persil ProClean in Canada, only to find out that it was only available in the US. I made sure to add a note about that in my blog post so that wouldn’t happen to anyone else. Well guess what, that has just changed!

Persil ProClean is now available in Canada, and their lineup even features an exclusive Persil Coldwater formula that is not currently sold in the US.

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How to Remove Shoe Polish Stains


Have you ever gotten black shoe polish on your clothes and wondered what to do with it and whether the clothes could be salvaged? My husband recently came home with a shoe polish stain on the cuff of his white dress shirt and asked me if anything could be done to remove that. Laundry challenge accepted!

Over on Olga’s Laundry Blog I’ve posted a tutorial on how to deal with such stains and some before and after photos of the shirt, so click the link below to check it out.

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Go Green in your Kitchen with Ecover Dishwasher Tablets!


I’m a firm believer in “going green” in the kitchen and using only eco-friendly and safe cleaning products around food. I’ve gone through quite a bit of trial and error, but some products just really stand out to me as being both safe and effective.

Check out my review of Ecover Dishwasher Tablets over on Olga’s Laundry Blog. I figured the best test would be to throw a baking dish with greasy, baked-on potato residue at them and see how they handle that.

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Life Without Sorting Laundry: Do Shout Color Catchers Really Work? Review on

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Some people REALLY don’t like to sort their laundry. In fact, in a recent WSJ article some laundry detergent manufacturers claimed that detergent formulas and washing machine programs were evolving as more men were doing their own laundry. And according to their studies the vast majority of men do not like to sort clothes before they go into the washing machine.

I am not a man. I am also somebody who religiously sorts their laundry by both color and fabric type. Nonetheless, despite not being the target audience for Shout Color Catchers I decided to give them a try and see if they really do what the package claims and keep your whites white even in mixed loads.

Head on over to Olga’s Laundry Blog to see how they performed and whether they stood up to the bold claim of “mix whites and colors in the same load” (which assumes that your whites will come out of the wash non-dingy).

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Win a Coupon for a Free Bottle of Persil ProClean Laundry Detergent on

Persil ProClean 2in1I’m actually super excited to announce the first ever laundry giveaway on!

Head on over to the blog to read my review of Persil ProClean 2in1 and enter a giveaway – you can win one of three coupons for a free bottle of Persil ProClean laundry detergent. This giveaway is open to US residents ages 18 and up only.

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Vitacost vs iHerb Updated Review Posted on

vitacost-vs-iherb1There has been so much traffic to my original Vitacost vs iHerb post from way back in 2013 – it is one of the most popular posts on this blog of all time! But three years is an eternity when it comes to the internet, so I have published an updated 2016 version on Olga’s Laundry Blog. In the updated review I compare the two retailers and determine who is the 2016 winner and overall best online vendor of natural products and supplements.

Come check it out – you will also find out how to save $5-10 off your first order!

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Epic Miele Washer Review Just Posted on

miele_logo_1I have owned my Miele W3038 washer for about 18 months now, and at a rate of 7-10 loads of laundry per week I can definitely say that I’ve put it through some rigorous testing. I summarized all my experiences in a lengthy review that just went live on Olga’s Laundry Blog – click here to check it out!

If you’re thinking of buying the Miele W3038, if you are generally researching compact front loaders, or if you are a laundry nerd like me you should find it interesting. And when I say “epic”, I really do mean it – the review got so long that I ended up needing to add a table of contents!
Head on over to Olga’s Laundry Blog for all the details.

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