Wednesday, February 20, 2013

ENDED 20 Mule Team Borax GIVEAWAY!

Borax-20-Meal-TeamIt might seem like I talk an awful lot about laundry. Maybe that is because I am up to my ears in laundry every day, and I am never, ever caught up with this monotonous chore. Like, not even close to caught up. I am always in awe when I hear someone say that they're caught up. How on earth is that possible? I don't get it. But anyway, I do like our clothes to look nice and fresh and sometimes that can be a challenge. For that reason, a laundry booster, like 20 Mule Team Borax, can be really beneficial.

I've been adding a tablespoon or two to my washing machine before washing a load of white/light colored laundry, and sometimes to towels and bedding too. Actually, I don't measure. I just sprinkle a little bit into my front loader before adding the laundry to the machine. I then use detergent as I normally would. Basically, Borax, which is a 100% natural mineral (chemical name: sodium tetraborate) with nothing added, helps to soften hard water, which in turns helps keep stains from setting.  You may not think you have hard water, but over 85% of homes do, so there is a good chance that you do, too! Hard water contains calcium and magnesium. The instructions say to use 1/2 cup per load, but I don't think I've ever used that much and I still notice a difference.

Okay, the chemistry lesson is over.

The bottom line is, do you use Borax, or if you don't, would you like to try it? Then I have good news! Three MichiGal winners will each win 1 box of 20 Mule Team Borax. Just use the Rafflecopter form below to enter!

Contest open to U.S. only.



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Borax provided me with this product free of charge. All opinions are my own. 

10 comments:

D Cheatle said...

Using Borax in every load makes everything cleaner and fresher!

Marysa said...

I let my laundry soak in the washing machine - as long as overnight.
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Kelly aka Super Mommy said...

I am also a "soaker". Sometimes I let them soak and set the timer for an hour, especially with clothes that are muddy or food stained. Which happens alot here since we like to play on the 4wheelers, and I love to cook. =) I have never tried using Borax, but think I need to give it a try!

Niki Collis Photography said...

My biggest hangup with laundry is actually putting it away. I have started keeping hangers in the laundry room so as soon as items are done in the dryer, I can hang them up right away and bring them to their appropriate closet. The folding on the other hand....lol

Nicole said...

Use vinegar for tough laundry smells. 1/2 a cup to 1 cup per load

Unknown said...

Borax can be use to make your own Laundry detergent at home for a fraction of the cost. Easy to do and will save you lots of money.

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mtbears819 said...

soak heavy stain clothes in boraz water over night=Dorothy Deakyne mtpapa47(at)gmail(dot)com

Rosemary said...

I have never een heard of Borax, but I am always one to try something new. I have always soaked stained clothing, and sometimes (an't believe I am admitting to this) have "soaked" it for too long because i forgot about it...lol!

Unknown said...

I love borax as part of my homemade laundry detergent. Works great!

P.S. Your rafflecopter has Purex options instead of Borax (i.e. Like Purex on FB)

Michele P. said...

pretreat clothes as soon as you can so the stain won't set in.