posted by Jennie on Aug 20

Aside from homeschooling, the come-and-go VA jobs I’ve had since 2009, the mentoring I’m doing as part of a team of an online Christian ministry, one ritual I do at least once a week (twice a week during summer) is the laundry. While I can do away with homeschooling (during break), the VA jobs (when contract expires), the mentoring of wives and the laundry are tasks that I cannot do away with. The former is a commitment, the laundry is something that’s just plain non-negotiable. Simply because dirty clothes don’t clean themselves and I end up suffering spending a whole day to do more laundry than I ought to the week after. With a limited clothesline I have outside our house, I just don’t have the luxury to wait it out another week.

But one thing I have learned in my years of good housekeeping (not the magazine), is that if there’s something I cannot do away with,  aside from keeping in mind’s Brian Tracy’s “Eat that Frog” mantra (wherein I make sure I eat the “ugliest” frog first – meaning the hardest tasks/hated most), it is always wise to learn to love the things you cannot do away with - one of which is the laundry. It’s my ever recurring labor of love that I do for my family. I’m grateful enough that we have a fully automatic washer that makes laundry easy. Just dump, fill slots designated for laundry detergents and fabric conditioner and hang the clothes when washing is done.

If you will read back through old posts, I kind of take seriously this homemaking career I’ve been blessed with. Take for example my coming up with Easy Homemade Laundry Detergent. I’ve kind of tried concocting my own homemade fabric conditioner too but so far I’ve not come up with something better than Vernel.

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Vernel Double Antibac in Lavender Scent

Reasons why I love Vernel:

  • Unlike most fabric conditioner available in the market, Vernel has no overpowering fragrance. While I love my clean clothes smelling good, my olfactory receptors are easily irritated by strong scents.
  • Vernel fabric conditioner doesn’t leave a residue in my washer’s fabric softener slot. A lot of other fab con brands leave residue which convinces me that some do have fillers. And if you haven’t looked it up – fillers in fabric conditioners damage washers.

  • Double Antimicrobial System
  • Fresh, light scented, made for hugging clothes, beddings and linens.
  • Economical. I would like to think that I’m a prudent steward of my household.
  • Effectively removes static cling from our clothes.
  • I can still use smell perfume. If I’d want heavy-scented clothes, I’d definitely buy my favorite scent and dab them on my piece of clothing. Having a fabric conditioner that reeks of lady perfume would make my boys smell girly and I definitely wouldn’t want that.

I believe we have the Germans to thank for coming up with an excellent fabric conditioner brand – Vernel. Excuse me as I go back to doing my second load of laundry. :-)


10 Comments to “One of My Weekly Mundane Things Called Laundry”

  1. Philip Tan-Gatue, MD Says:

    I’ve been having my laundry done outside for a while but am thinking of getting a washing machine. This info should come in handy


  2. betchai Says:

    i do laundry once a week too, but I usually do it on Mondays after work since I want to really free my weekends and enjoy life outdoors. :)


  3. Chubskulit Rose Says:

    I haven’t seen this brand here. You are one busy Mommy!


  4. mhie Says:

    I like the smell of Lavender, though I did not try this brand yet, am sure it smells good.


  5. papaleng Says:

    Laudry is my domain. Yehey, I really love doing it. Imagine simula pa ng Grade 1 si Karen, my eldest eh, ako na si Mr’ Clean. And I keep doing laudry stuff up to this very moment. Naglalaba ako while the washing machine is doing the spinning.


  6. Nova Says:

    I guess, laundry day is always a part of each household, no matter what we do we need to work on it in order to have a clean and refreshing clothes whenever we needed one.


  7. Maria Teresa Figuerres Says:

    I like lavender-scented products, but I haven’t tried Vernel fabric conditioner yet. I’ll check this out when I do my grocery shopping this weekend.


  8. Tingting R Says:

    I like using fabric conditioner for my laundry too. I like the fact that my clothes come out smelling good.


  9. Lainy Says:

    I’ve always loved fabric conditioners. Too bad Vernel is not available here. I would have loved to give it a try.


  10. Vanessa Says:

    Wow what a great idea for a home based mommy like me. I would definitely apply your idea as a way of facilitating my laundry process, at least making it less expensive!


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