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Think that just washing your clothes in hot water that you’re killing all the bacteria? Think again. Just by adding Lysol Laundry Sanitizer to your loads, you can kill 99.9% of the bacteria in your laundry or washer.
Can we talk about laundry for a minute? I know it’s not sexy, but I feel like it’s one of those household chores in which we get stuck in a rut. Sometimes, we need to shake things up, figure out something fresher, or just make a total change in the way we do things.
What You Should Consider When Washing Your Clothes
Your clothes are gross. I’m sorry, but someone had to tell you. You probably suspected as much, though, right? I mean, think about it. Bath towels and wash cloths all over dirty, smelly bodies, cleaning and drying places we don’t talk about. Fido or Fluffy making a bed out of your favorite throw blanket. Potty-training accidents. Bed sheets on which you’ve sweated and shed your dead skin cells. The list goes on.
I know. I’m not thrilled about any of this imagery, either.
Here’s an image about which I am thrilled. We just discovered Lysol Laundry Sanitizer! Just add it to your normal laundry routine and will kill 99.9% of the bacteria in your clothing along what’s left behind in your washer.
So just what is in your washer and dryer? In 100 washers that were swabbed in a recent study, more than 60% of the machines tested positive for coliform bacteria, an indicator of fecal contamination. Another 20% contained staph.
The test also proved that over ¾ of the washers had bacteria living in them, waiting for more clothes to be added. Washing in warm water only spread the bacteria to the rest of that load and loads that followed. Dryer heat wasn’t enough to kill everything.
How To Really Get Your Clothes Clean!
Here’s the best ways to make sure that your laundry is clean and germ-free, according to our friends at Lysol:
- Using the hottest water for your clothes – we know that some laundry can’t be washed in hot water, which is why – even in cold water – Lysol Laundry Sanitizer helps eliminate bacteria in your clothing and washer.
- Use Clorox® Regular-Bleach where possible on your underwear loads; it kills 99.99% of those bacteria and viruses. When you can’t use bleach, definitely use Lysol Laundry Sanitizer in its place.
- Always do the bleach load first – this will help kill any bacteria that is camping out in your washer, waiting for more clothes to be added.
- If you don’t use liquid bleach, then first run an empty wash cycle with liquid bleach and cold water to sanitize the machine.
- Always wash your hands after sorting laundry for washer or transferring wet laundry to dryer.
- Wipe off surface of washer and dryer with a disinfectant wipe. I always keep a container of Lysol Sanitizing Wipes on my washer next to my detergent.
Next time you wash a load or 8 of laundry, be sure to add Lysol Laundry Sanitizer to the fabric softener compartment or directly to your rinse cycle wash. Your clothes will be cleaner and smell amazing!
Win A Bottle Of Lysol Laundry Sanitizer
Thanks to our friends at Lysol, we’re giving one lucky reader the chance to try Lysol Laundry Sanitizer in your laundry! We love it, not sure sure how we lived without it, so we’re excited to be sharing it with you.
Just visit our Facebook post and let us know why you’d like to try Lysol Laundry Sanitizer the next time you wash your laundry.
*This is a sponsored post, though all opinions are my own. Legit, I’m obsessed with this product.