Resurection Blog FestMina Lobo is offering us the chance to share an old beloved post that maybe you missed.
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Or left overs.
Don't be childish and complain.
Just enjoy the deja vu.
This post first appeared in June 2012.
I was vacationing on the Outer Banks of North Carolina with my four boys and my oldest son's six friends.
Weren't they a handsome crew?
|Good times...good time|
Anyhow, second day of vacay and the washer dies.
Yeah, I felt a few chest pains of panic, but pushed on and wrote this post:
What do you do when you're vacationing with ten boys and the washer poops out?
You call a professional ASAP!
And since my husband, Chad (the stud), has rarely met a stranger, we got the down-low on the trade secrets from the appliance man himself.
Mr. Gary Paradine of AA- Appliance Repair gave us these handy tips on dealing with our appliances...
1. If your front loader is stinky or your clothes washed in the front loader turn sour after wearing...you're using too much soap. Soap has fats, and the fats spoil when they aren't rinsed fully from the clothes.
2.A front loader only needs about a tablespoon of regular liquid soap per wash.
3. If you already have a stinky build up in your washer, run a cycle with Iron Out. It will foam a lot, but clean the residue from the lines.
4. If your dishwasher foams, causing leaks...don't call in repairs yet! Run a cycle of the Iron Out here too. Plugged lines can cause a build up and leaks.
5. The dishwasher, like the front loader, may need less soap, especially if you're rinsing them well before sticking them in the wash. *Who knew we were expected to put them in filthy?!
6.. Make lighter wash loads. It's cheaper to run the washer than the dryer and smaller loads spin faster and dry more quickly, so they spend less time in the dryer. And they will clean better in the low water usage washers like the front loaders.
7. If you use the Tide pods or Cascade all-in-one pacs- make sure you are running a full load. They are pre-measured to clean a large, dirty load.
And lastly...If you're vacationing at the beach...have respect...rinse the sand from the clothes and towels before putting them in the wash. The sand plugs the lines and then when the next family arrives with a troop of boys and a mountain of laundry...you just screwed them out of a day at the beach while they get the washer repaired. And they wish you bad karma...and no one wants that!
|Thanks to Mr. Paradine for the friendliest, most informative help!|