March 4, 2013

My new laundry fairy approved top load high capacity LG washing machine :)

I love my new LG high capacity washing machine. Love, love, love it! It is a top loader this time. We were having trouble with our front loader and didn't feel like replacing the motor for a 2nd time. Besides, seven years give or take is about the life of those washing machines. We also decided we would go with something that isn't working against gravity. I have to tell ya...the bin is HUGE. It was the biggest sized bin we could find at NFM. We've had this thing for a couple of weeks now and I have to tell is so efficient. I am not doing laundry as much as I was with my front loader. Before...I was doing laundry every day or every other day. Now I am doing laundry a couple of times a week. Not too shabby! Oh, and I can fit a King sized comforter in that bin without any trouble. This is a HUGE time saver. Love, love, love it. It sings to me at the end of each cycle letting me know it is finished. So cool....we decided to keep our front load dryer since it is still working just fine. There was no point in getting rid of it since it still works. I'm pretty sure we will hang on to that until it konks out on us. We also kept our pedestal from our front load washer to use as extra storage in the basement. We are all about recycling and repurposing our purchases whenever we can. I love that I can see what is going on inside the washer during a cycle. I think that's pretty super cool, too. 


  1. I love top-loaders! Unfortunately, our current one is a front loader and it's just not big enough!

    I also miss lifting the lid and seeing the "live action"; it's also easier to use baking soda for extra freshening.

    No plans on changing the current one but when and if we ever do, I'll be lobbying for a top loader.

    Still, good grief, I'm grateful to have a dishwasher and water. So many people don't even have proper water to drink in this world.

    Anyhow, I'm with you on the top-loader! Congratulations! Rach

  2. Rach,

    How do you use baking soda for extra freshening? I've not heard of that before. Do tell!

    You are right. There are so many people in many parts of the world who do not have access to water and if they do it's not very clean.

    We are blessed for sure!!

  3. I have to tell you: baking soda is nature's wonder-housekeeping tool.

    I put in about a 1/4 cup in the laundry while it's filling up and then put in the detergent (I try to use as natural a product as I can find). The baking soda deodorizes and freshens clothes up a notch. Try it! Also, poke around on the internet-folks have all kinds of tips on baking soda/laundry.

    Also, this may sound hippy-dippy but it's more old-time Grandma: use baking soda as a deodorant. Yes, on your armpits. I was so skeptical about it but guess what??? It does work! I put about a nickel sized amount under each armpit. Voila! No smell and no wetness (in the summer the antiperspiration might lack a little bit-depends-but it sure deodorizes).

    The stuff can also clean your counters, floors, and....I kid you not....your hair. I also use it for my hair as a natural shampoo alternative and then use conditioner as usual (some folks use a diluted vinegar). Again, "ye olde Google" will yield tons of stuff.

    Why do I obsess over baking powder? It really gives you a heck of a bang for your buck in terms of multi-purpose service for pennies. It' s also natural/biodegradable. And, just as important: no mysterious chemicals. A couple of friends and acquaintances have developed cancer over the last few years and it's propelled all of us in our circle to really try to reduce the numbers of chemicals we expose our bodies to.

    But....I have seriously come across like some baking soda activist so please do forgive me ! :) Back to square one: it makes your clothes nice, fresh and deodorized using Grandma's methods!! Hugs! Rach

  4. Hmmm...I'm going to have to Google baking soda. Now you've piqued my interest in the matter! ;)


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