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Bleach Alternative

When many people think of bleach, they automatically think of chlorine bleach. However, there are actually many different kinds of bleach. For laundry, the most common bleach alternative is called oxygen bleach. Chlorine bleach actually works quite well, in terms of stain removal and whitening fabrics. However, it can also be very rough on fabrics, causing discoloring and premature aging. Don't use chlorine bleach on fabrics made of silk, wool, Spandex or on permanent press fabrics. (more…)

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Bacterium in Well Water

It is also important to properly maintain your septic system, otherwise the bacteria and some very nasty viruses can enter your well water. If the system is properly maintained, it will treat the waste water before the water reaches your well, but it it is not, you could end up with contaminated well water. The picture below should help better explain how this can occur. (more…)

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Baby Detergent

If you are looking for information on the best baby detergent, you've come to the right place. There is an eco-friendly laundry detergent that has actually outperformed Tide in university tests, called Charlie's Soap (in the tests it is called Wonder Wash laundry detergent, but it is really the same product). In addition to cleaning ability, there are a couple other major factors to consider when looking for the best baby detergent: (more…)

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Ammonia & Bleach

Never mix ammonia and bleach! One of the most common hazards occurs when chlorine bleach is mixed with ammonia or acids. The combination of ammonia and bleach produces dangerous chlorine gas, which in small doses can cause irritation to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. In large doses, it can kill. Chlorine gas, also known as mustard gas, was actually used in WWI & WWII. (more…)

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Alternative Septic System

Researching an alternative septic system can be very confusing due to the large number of different names and types of systems. In addition, often the same type of system is referred to by different names, further complicating matters. We have made every attempt to simplify and explain alternate septic system in plain English. (more…)

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Heat Saver Dryer Vent

A heat saver dryer vent sounds great in theory. It sounds much better to use the hot exhaust air from the dryer to heat your home, rather than wasting it by venting outside. However, it is not recommended for the following reasons: Venting your dryer inside will add extra moisture, which can cause mildew, mold and water damage. (more…)

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Fabric Shaver

Sweater Stone Fabric Shaver Rated a Consumer Reports Best Buy Sweater Stone Fabric Shaver The natural way to safely remove pills and balling from clothing, furniture and more. Sweater Stone fabric shaver offers an alternative to dry cleaning. Use Sweater Stone to restore that "just bought" look. Rated a "Best Buy" in Consumer Reports Magazine. (more…)

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Detergent Chemistry

Here is some basic information on detergent chemistry that should help you better understand how laundry detergent works. First of all, we need to discuss water, since water is always used when washing clothes. Water has a property called surface tension. This tension causes water to bead up on surfaces, which slows wetting of the fabric and inhibits the cleaning process. (more…)

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Chamois Wringer Alternative

We carry a chamois wringer alternative that costs about $50 less than a typical towel wringer. In addition, unlike a regular chamois wringer, you can extract water from several towels at once, not one at a time.Our mini countertop spin dryer that offers the following benefits:Works in only 2-3 minutes5 lb capacity for wet laundry (about 1-2 pairs of jeans per load) (more…)

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Cheap Washing Machine

Our Wonderwash is a cheap, $42.95 countertop washing machine that:Washes a 5-lb. load super clean in just a couple of minutes.Has a patented pressure system that forces detergent into the fabric at high speed for a fast, efficient, economic and very easy washIs ideal for campers, boaters, single persons and even for the housewife with small frequent loads like hand washables and diapers. (more…)

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Clothes Dryer Safety

Very few people realize the danger of clothes dryer fires. However, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are an estimated annual 15,500 fires, 10 deaths and 10 injuries due to clothes dryer fires. Several hundred people a year are also subjected to carbon monoxide poisoning from improper dryer vent setups. The financial costs come to nearly $100,000,000 per year. In some cases faulty appliances are to blame, but many fires can be prevented with proper dryer venting. (more…)

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Compact Dryer

We also offer two types of compact dryer (spin dryers) which can be used with our counter top washing machine. The first compact dryer offers the following benefits:Works in only 2-3 minutes11 lb capacity for wet laundry, 5 lb capacity for dry laundry3100 rpm spin speedPortable, only weighs 33 lbsCompact, only 16" x 16" x 30" (lwh) (more…)

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