There is a running joke that The Husband likes to trot out every morning he wakes to see that brilliant ball of sunshine bright in the sky.
“Great day for washing,” he will exclaim, his tone laced with good natured sarcasm. (One time I made the mistake about being more excited about the purpose of sunshine being to dry my copious loads of washing and it’s haunted me ever since.)
But when you have multiple piles of the below to be dealt with every day, and are conscious of not running up a huge electricity bill, seeing the sun has been the cause of morning celebrations for me. Sad, but true.
So when I was asked to trial a new product on the market, Cold Power Sensitive Touch Laundry Detergent I knew I was the perfect candidate. Considering I’ve got the combination of having a preschooler and baby in the house, and it being winter (meaning the number of clothes to be washed raises as quickly as the temperature drops) means I am often found hovering about my white-good friend.
What also intrigued me to try it was the stringent hypo-allergenic and dermatological testing that had been carried out, ensuring the highest level of protection for those, like me, who suffer with sensitive skin issues. As well, the fact they’ve partnered with the Eczema Association of Australasia (a painful condition I’ve had to combat for many years), as well as trying to ensure my baby’s fragile skin is best protected, I was eager to put Cold Power Sensitive Touch to the test.
The result? Cleanliness thankfully wasn’t forsaken at the cost of maintaining my and my daughter’s delicate skin. And being able to achieve this standard in cold water, often known to be harsh on clothes, meant my budget was breathing easier as well. Winning all round, thanks Cold Power!
The good news is you get the chance to try it as well! I’m giving away 2 packs of Cold Power Sensitive Laundry Detergent valued at $29.98. All you need to do is leave a comment below telling me what your biggest washing woe is to be in with a chance. Entry is open to Australian Residents only and the judges decision will be final. You have until 12pm Thursday July 11, 2013 to enter. (And don’t forget to leave a valid email address in case we need to contact you!)
If you too are looking for the gentler alternative to both clean your clothes and keep your skin from suffering, I’d suggest you give it Cold Power Sensitive Touch Laundry Detergent a go. It’s available in supermarkets Australia wide in both powder and liquid form and for and front loader machines. The RRP is $14.99 which I admit is pricey, but if you desperately seek a solution to skin irritations as a result of the washing powder you use, it will be money well spent.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for Cold Power and Digital Parents Collective. Cold Power Sensitive Touch provided complimentary samples for this post, however the opinions and content expressed within are completely my own.
Mary Preston says
My biggest washing woe has to be the sheer volume. It’s never ending. It’s every day. If I did not do at least one load every day we would be swamped in dirty laundry.
With three kids aged seven and under
The laundry’s a nightmare, is it any wonder?
There’s uniforms, pj’s, undies and jeans
In hues of blacks, greys, orange and greens!
When one round is over, another begins
My washing machine must be dizzy, oh how she spins!
It’s a never-ending cycle, worse in winter of course
Without a dryer, they need to dry on the horse.
My woe is my laundry’s over-flowing
And I imagine it’ll get worse as the kids continue growing!!
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Our washing woes here are our little miss 17 weeks has reflux so there is an endless pile of wet baby clothes and baby bibs to be washed. Our dryer broke a couple of weeks ago but was lucky enough for hubby to buy the part online and put it in himself.
My washing woe is that I can not wash everyone’s clothes together as my little one has eczema.I have to wash his clothes separately on daily basis which increases my work load,electricity bill and water bill as well.
Kim maxwell says
We have been married for nearly 18 years and my husband still has the following routine: get up and have a shower & get dressed, go to the gym, come home, another shower another set of clothes, before bed is another shower. He does all the above with a towel for his bottom half and a separate towel for the top half, cannot have his clean bottom half towel contaminating his top half! He also changes towels about three times a week, lucky he is a nice guy!!
people who put socks in the washing maching inside out and crumbled up in a ball, even after telling them over and over again it still happens!
My biggest washing woe is getting the washing into the washing machine, out onto the line to dry, then back in my drawers all nice and clean. It never happens automatically for me like it does for my husband and kids. Not sure what I’m doing wrong!
Kerryanne B says
Wahsing is a daily chore
often it ends in a bore
it drives me nutty with with TOWELS
often ending in a howl
often wish the children would help
then pink shirts would be about…
jarree shelverton says
My hubby’s a tradie,
concrete dust is my woe
I dont want to touch his clothes,
it’s grimmy and grose
I really wish he would
just was it off outside
under the bloody hose!
It’s those grease stains and tomato based stains, I hate and detest them, they always seem to permanently mark my clothes!
Kylie Bowers says
With 5 kids there is always too much washing to do and always pesky stains that never seem to come out with 4 messy boys!
jarree shelverton says
sorry i forgot this (lol)
I just hate the ‘itch’ it comes every time unless i was in vinegar only. I really want my kids clothes to smell nice and fresh not just leave them itching after each wash. I have tried so many brands but Ive given up. Nothing seems to work!
I have new born twins and a two year old. I swear I am washing all day….or so it seems. My washing machine and I have a very close relationship. I would love to win this great giveaway. You cannot ever have enough washing powder…ever!
Scented Stars says
washing woollen jumpers in the winter time, too many for one load and not enough space to dry them
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My washing woe is my man has clothes littered all over the place clean and dirty. Hope he keeps that trait to himself :/
Washing, never a pleasure,
Or a single moment to treasure,
Who knew that the kids and hubby,
Could be so grubby,
With dirty clothes as high as the Eiffel tower,
Means mummy needs Super Man’s power,
The Laundry has become the heart of the house,
That the kids and hubby dare not visit or even our mouse,
With soccer and activities galore,
Its the Laundry volume that mummy adores,
As they get older, the laundry will become my life,
And here’s a big high five.
With 6 children every washing load is a drama, but my absolute worst washing woe is sport days, with 4 boys and two girls its a nightmare of scrubbing and soaking. Oh and stinky smelly boy clothes, yuck.
Kirsten Krohn says
Besides the never ending piles of washing I find that I have to do a lot of separate loads: My fiancé’s work clothes have to be washed separately as does my sons as he suffers from dermatitis. And then there’s towels and sheets, whites and the rest of the families!
My biggest woe is a husband who doesn’t undo shirt buttons. Is it that hard?!
The old tissue in the washing trick, even though you feel sure that you checked every pocket and up every sleeve.
I hate that nobody bothers to put their socks the right way so it takes twice the time to hang them out
A mummy with my youngest being a newborn!
Many laundry companies I’m VERY tempted to scorn!
Falsely advertising that ANY stains, their products will remove,
YET after soaking “poo” stains and then through the wash contradictory I can prove!!!
This is my BIGGEST woe,
And after being a mummy for quite a few years this anguish just GREW and GREW!
I’m certain there are many mummy’s out there!
That too can feel my despair!
An off-colour yellowish stain?!?
So it’s time we join the “Cold Power” campaign!
“Cold Power” yet to let me down!
Confidently removing my scolding frown!
Mama T says
My biggest Washing woe besides having 3 kids, is a husband that wants to help with the laundry. It sounds awesome in theory but he doesn’t believe in separating colours or doing something like stain removal before dumping everything he can hold in the wash!! Results in lots of stained clothes, argh!
When my husband throws in a dark pair of socks into a light load…drives me nuts!
Laura Jilka says
I hate when the strings of shorts come out,
It’s a pain I can do without.
Or socks that stay in a ball,
Sort out your laundry to the kids, I call!
I’m really busy (and let’s face it, also quite forgetful) so I always forget that I have a load of washing on. By the time I remember it’s gone all stinky and I have to do it again! Happens at least once a week!