If there is one household chore that ranks as my least favorite, laundry would be it. It’s time consuming and never ending. I can ignore some funky toilets for a couple days, but everyone running out of underwear – is something that can’t be overlooked.
Maybe it’s my last baby growing so fast right before my eyes, but I’m viewing life and time in a much more sentimental way lately. As I was knee deep in a mountain little clothing pieces, I began to realize that this isn’t just laundry.
My laundry tells a story. Many stories, really. It tells details and brings up memories.
The dirt covered baseball uniform, worn to hit in the game tying run and to slide into second base.
The soft lion blanket that has comforted all 3 of my babies as they slept.
The dress shirt that smells like my husband and speaks of his long hours of working hard to support our family.
The piles of towels that were used during days on the lake, often wrapping up a chilly and tired boy that wants to cozy up to mom as the sun sets.
The fancy dress I wore for the date night we had for the first time in 10 months, where I got butterflies, just like I did 14 years ago.
The romper that my firstborn took his first steps in, that is now being worn by my 3rd son.
All thrown into a room that is often crowded with piles needing my attention. I could look at them as a pain or a chore, but I’m trying harder to look at them as a little slice of life. A snapshot of the love held in this house. It’s not forever that I will have multiple baskets of laundry to get through, find little legos all over the floor, or have muddy cleats at the doorstep. I want to hold onto the memories of these crazy busy years before they’ve too quickly passed by.
OxiClean™HD™ Laundry Detergent helps to preserve these memories in my laundry. It’s powerful enough to get out the stains, yet gentle enough to not damage the clothes. With the massive amount of laundry that comes along with 3 boys, using a detergent from America’s #1 stain fighter is important. To know that I can throw grass stained baseball pants into the wash and have them come out clean, OxiClean™is worth the money to me.
Moms all wash tons of laundry and we need to be as efficient as possible while doing it. I love the piece of mind that OxiClean™ gives me. Our clothes come out clean, smelling great and ready to snuggle my boys and I for whatever fun things we have planned in the day.
I don’t have time for rewashing or stain treating. I’m too busy making new memories.