5 Chemical-Free Ways to Spiff Up Your Laundry
According to the American Cleaning Institute, the average American family washes about 50 pounds of laundry a week—but anecdotally, I'd say that it feels more like 100 pounds with my family of four! With as much clothing as we're washing each week, I'm always on the lookout for inexpensive ways to make my laundry routine easier and more effective, particularly laundry tips that cut down on ingredients and chemicals that could irritate my kids' sensitive skin. If you want to spiff up your laundry the natural way and ditch the harsh chemicals, these five chemical-free laundry tricks are for you. Your towels will be softer, your white clothes whiter—and you won't have to pick up that bottle of bleach.