Laundry Again: How to Love the Task Even More

10 Tips To Get Your House Clean and Keep It That Way

This post is called “How to Fall In Love With Laundry Again” but I already love laundry so I am here to convince you. 

I don’t love laundry because we have little to do, or because my family always sorts dirty clothes into the proper baskets, or even because they turn their clothes right side out. They don’t. They are animals who go through more outfit changes than the models at Toronto Fashion Week and leave them all over the house. All over. There is at least a half dozen laundry piles in the house as I type. I still love it. 

You see when I collect the laundry from all over the house the family thinks I am going down for the long haul. They think I am down there pre-treating, sorting, measuring, and generally trying to dig myself out of the HUGE mountain of clothes a family of 6 goes through. You know what? Not one of them comes down to help me or look for me because they don’t want to get roped into all that they think goes on with laundry. If only they knew…

My Happy Place–The Laundry Room

Our old laundry room was what I imagine happened when someone renovated their kitchen and didn’t want to throw out the cabinets. They just put in their clear-coated pine mish-mashed cabinets and called it a day. If I was going to spend hours a week down there I needed to brighten that space up and really make it my own.

I started off with a fresh coat paint on the walls and cabinets to brighten up the space. There is nothing worse than having to go into a dark, dingy basement and I no longer dread going down into a dated hack job of a laundry room.

arm & hammer 3-in-1 power paks laundry

Then when our old washing machine exploded I upgraded with the biggest, baddest, top-loader I ever did see. I can now do 3 regular loads at once in that baby and if you ever get a chance to update your laundry appliances size does matter. Repeat after me: “Size Does Matter“.

arm & hammer 3-in-1 power paks laundry

Have a place for your snacks and wine down there. No one will judge you, heck they won’t even go down there searching for you so you know you can have some really great stuff too! I sometimes just sit down on the pile of dirty clothes and chill out away from the screaming kids, dirty dishes, and work responsibilities.

arm & hammer 3-in-1 power paks laundry

My Biggest Secret– Arm & Hammer™ Plus OxiClean™ 3-in-1 Power Paks

I can’t stay down in the laundry room forever but thanks to the Arm & Hammer™ Plus OxiClean™ 3-in-1 Power Paks I have enough time to regroup before I continue my shift as a momma bear of 4.

arm & hammer 3-in-1 power paks laundry

As much as I love laundry I love it more now. I am no longer digging around looking for the stain fighter, the scent booster, the laundry detergent in the crazy place that is the laundry room. I pop in a couple of the Arm & Hammer™ Plus OxiClean™ 3-in-1 Power Paks into my mega huge washer and breath a sigh of relief. Not only am I saving lots of time but money too because these Paks are just $0.19 per load versus $0.35 per load of other leading brands. Filled with the stain-fighting power of OxiClean™ (you’re using it already right?) and the freshness of Arm & Hammer™ Baking Soda they are sure to make laundry your favourite task in your home.

Next Steps to Loving Laundry Again

You don’t have to paint your laundry room to be the colour of a Tahitian ocean or buy the biggest washing machine on the market but you do have to head on over to your local Loblaws store to try the NEW Arm & Hammer™ Plus OxiClean™ 3-in-1 Power Paks. When you do your first load and have a couple extra minutes to regroup and collect yourself before returning to regularly scheduled life share your experience online using #AHFreshPerspective so other’s can fall in love with laundry again. And why not give Arm & Hammer Canada a follow on Facebook so you can keep up to date with new products…go on now.

Already so cost efficient and we are offering up some coupons for the NEW Arm & Hammer™ Plus OxiClean™ 3-in-1 Power Paks (plus some other A&H goodies!)

This post is in collaboration with Ehm&Co and Arm & Hammer Canada. All opinions are my own as always.
Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

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  1. Lynda Cook
    May 9, 2017 / 10:34 pm

    I am going to have to try these, I haven’t used any pods in such a long time

  2. CALVIN f.
    May 11, 2017 / 2:52 pm

    I have only tried pods twice, from samples. I’ve used arm and hammer liquid detergent for many years.

  3. Kim Tanti
    May 11, 2017 / 3:05 pm

    I like to do laundry. The only problem is The washers now days do not even clean the clothes. I grew up with the old washer with a wringer. I would even take that over one of these new ones.I also like to hang clothes out on the line. They smell so fresh.

  4. Carol Oddy
    May 11, 2017 / 6:48 pm

    Good article, I don’t mind doing laundry because always have something else to do, curling up with a good book is one of my favorite.

  5. kathy downey
    May 12, 2017 / 1:36 pm

    I don’t mind doing laundry and Arm and hammer is one of my favorite lines to use!

  6. Carol Oddy
    May 12, 2017 / 4:31 pm

    I’ll have to try the Arm & Hammer Ozy-clean in my laundry.

  7. Elizabeth Matthiesen
    May 12, 2017 / 4:54 pm

    Laundry’s not a problem for me now that I’m on my own, a load once a week at most. I’ve not tried these pods yet, I was not happy with those from OxiClean for a cold wash – even in warm water those didn’t dissolve properly.

  8. Carol Oddy
    May 13, 2017 / 1:48 pm

    Laundry is never a chore, sometimes I do three loads in a day.

  9. HEIDI C.
    May 13, 2017 / 11:38 pm

    I have to admit to liking pods as my preferred laundry detergent purveyor. They seem to really work better at cleaning our clothes than liquid mainly because I think that the pod distributes the soap more evenly. Or maybe that’s just my washer :).

  10. Carol Oddy
    May 14, 2017 / 2:12 pm

    I like to curl up on the couch and read a good book while doing laundry, that way it isn’t such a chore.

  11. Carol Oddy
    May 15, 2017 / 1:15 pm

    I don’t mind doing laundry, always do other things in my place while getting the loads done.

  12. Elizabeth Matthiesen
    May 15, 2017 / 8:58 pm

    I’ve not tried these yet but I will when I’ve used up my stockpile of products. 🙂

  13. Treen Goodwin
    May 17, 2017 / 8:20 am

    I haven’t tried the Arm & Hammer™ Plus OxiClean™ 3-in-1 Power Paks , i will def be trying them out thanks for sharing 🙂

  14. Carol Oddy
    May 18, 2017 / 1:11 pm

    Laundry is never a chore because I get a lot of other chores done then as well.

  15. Carol Oddy
    May 19, 2017 / 1:49 pm

    Laundry would only be a chore if I had to take my clothes to a laundry mat , but even then one can sometimes meet people at the laundry & I used to take a book to read just in case I didn’t.

  16. Carol Oddy
    May 20, 2017 / 2:52 pm

    Laundry for me is never a chore, like to curl up with a good book while doing it.

  17. Carol Oddy
    May 21, 2017 / 2:22 pm

    Doing laundry is ok when I get other chores out of the way while I do it.

  18. heidi c.
    May 21, 2017 / 10:42 pm

    I actually don’t mind doing laundry – I love seeing the clean results!

  19. Carole D
    May 23, 2017 / 12:30 am

    I have only tried pods from samples. They did a great job, not sure why I don’t use them regularly!

  20. Kristi
    May 23, 2017 / 11:15 am

    I think having a great washing machine really does make the job more fun. I’d love to get a big energy efficient top loader too. It’s amazing how much space they can have inside of them!

  21. Calvin F.
    May 24, 2017 / 2:52 pm

    Have used some pods recently, they do their job. I’ve been using arm and hammer for a few years now, no complaints.

  22. May 24, 2017 / 11:33 pm

    I love that I don’t have to spend an arm & leg to get my clothes clean. With as much laundry as we do I need an affordable solution that works

  23. AD
    May 28, 2017 / 5:12 pm

    I’ve always liked Arm & Hammer Products; I will have to try these and will look for them next I go shopping.

  24. Cheryl
    May 29, 2017 / 9:45 pm

    I like how you freshened up your room and these pods sound awesome. I’ll have to try them 🙂

  25. Laurie P
    June 3, 2017 / 10:24 am

    A&H products are a regular here! Laundry is on chore I really don’t mind doing!

  26. Treen Goodwin
    August 16, 2017 / 11:27 am

    I actually love doing laundry , especially when they smell extra clean , i love Arm and hammer products 🙂

  27. Debbie White Beattie
    October 3, 2017 / 2:23 pm

    You did such a great job on your laundry room and I absolutely love the colour of your cupboards, what a great choice. I have an older washing machine so I don’t use the pods because they’re for high efficiency washers.

  28. erin n
    October 26, 2017 / 5:57 pm

    Great article! Laundry is definitely my least favourite chore (not I love chores at all, lol) this is helpful 🙂

  29. kathy
    June 9, 2018 / 5:20 pm

    I do love the color of those cupboards!

  30. Cheryl Grandy
    June 22, 2018 / 11:11 am

    I really enjoyed your post. My family all do their own laundry so it’s not much of a chore for me. The part I dislike most, is putting my clean clothes away – I guess I need to declutter/ organize my drawers and closet to make it easier.

  31. JoKing
    August 12, 2019 / 2:16 pm

    I actually don’t mind doing laundry as long as I get help folding

  32. Shirley
    May 25, 2021 / 9:31 am

    I will look for this brand next time I am shopping and will follow them on Facebook