This week Shannon is talking about keepsake boxes for her own Works For Me Wednesday post of the new year. Shannon, at Rocks in my Dryer, hosts this tips carnival, where hundreds of folks give fabulous tips on Kids, parenting, cleaning, grocery shopping and who knows what! We took a month off from WFMW and I am so pleased to have it back again. Please read through my tip this week, leave a comment, then head on over to Rocks in my Dryer for more fabulous ideas.
Have you seen this bottle before? Mine is the fragrance free variety, but it's the newest bottle of Clorox 2. It is smaller, leaner and more concentrated than it's previous incarnation. In fact, the last change they made was an even smaller version than the one before. The thing that doesn't get well publicized is that the CAP is the same size as it was before.
Do you see those little tiny green lines in the green cap? Yep, SO easy to see. I decided to help you all out and put in black dots and black numbers to help you see the lines.
The bottle of Clorox 2 says that it contains "33 uses when measured to line 1." (That's the very first line at the very bottom of the cap.)
The next set of instructions say: "Fill cap to line 2 for extra dirty or large loads, OR fill to line 1 for the HE (High Efficiency) machines or for regular loads. "
I looked all over the bottle for a reason to fill up to the line 3 mark. There isn't a reason. Well, there isn't a stated reason! The reason the line 3 mark is there, is so that you will fill it all the way to the top of the cap. You use more product, you have to buy more often.
I filled it all the way up to the 3rd line the very first time I used this new bottle - I just wasn't paying attention. When I actually looked at the back of the bottle is when I realized that I probably used about 5 loads of product for one load of regular soiled clothing. I knew immediately that this was going to be my tip for the new year.
Don't do as I did and just fill 'er up! The containers are getting smaller and the amount of product we need to use is getting smaller. This is also true when it comes to laundry soaps and powders. Read the back of the box to see how much you are really supposed to be using. For my powdered laundry soap, I actually use half of what they recommend and then I also use the Clorox 2. My clothes look and feel and smell great.
Here's to a great new year!