Quick and Easy Laundry Tip

I have recently switched to cold water for most of my laundry.  However, I’ve found that the clothes smell musty if I don’t get them out of the washing machine as soon as they are done.  A solution that I’ve found is to put a capful of ammonia in the wash water.  It seems to kill whatever bacteria are causing the odor, and my clothes are a lot fresher.  You might give it a try if you are cutting back on your hot water usage.

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Kate Horrell
Kate Horrell is a military financial coach, mom of four teens, and Navy spouse. She has a background in taxes and mortgage banking, and a trove of experience helping other military families with their money. Follow her on twitter @realKateHorrell.