One of the household chores that was assigned to me when I was still young was to wash the laundry every weekend. That was before the 90s and we didn't have a washing machine yet. I was really thankful when Mama finally bought a washing machine for us to use because, at 11 years old, my heart still ached for some play time with the other kids in our neighborhood. Besides, I already felt my hands becoming rough from all that washing.
|Washing "Ondoy-stricken" clothes manually because we had no power for a week.|
- Dissolve detergent powder thoroughly before putting the clothes in the washer. This way, there will be no residues of detergent on the clothes. Also, make sure that your detergent is kept in a moisture-free area to avoid lumps.
- Pre-treat obvious stains. I used to wash my younger brothers' soiled clothes. I was taught to soak the soiled clothes in soapy water hours before it's washed in the machine to make cleaning easier.
- Sort clothes according to color, fabric, and use. My parents' office clothes and our school uniforms are always washed first before the houseclothes that are normally dirtier.
- Check the pockets for items such as coins and paper. I hated it when I miss to remove tissue paper from my sister's skirt pocket. Such a hassle removing lint and fiber after!
- Place small and sensitive pieces of clothing such as lingerie and brassieres inside net laundry bags before adding them to the load.
- Make sure to tie drawstrings before washing the shorts or pants in the machine unless you want to spend time untangling them after.
Ah, memories! I'm glad that the experience has taught me how to do the laundry manually because it does come in handy when there's no electricity. Still, nothing can beat the convenience of washing clothes with a washing machine.
Can you imagine how more convenient and efficient doing the laundry can be if your washing machine is an Electrolux Time Manager? This is actually my dream washing machine. Front load and fully automatic - my idea of heaven in the laundry area, haha!
Well, you can't blame me. The Electrolux Time Manager washing machine is made to be a mommy's best friend. It's designed to take care of our laundry and give us more time to bond with the family or to spend a much-deserved "me time."
The Electrolux Time Manager washing machine washes clothes more efficiently than other washing machines. It is equipped with a Load Sensor that detects the weight of your wash load and recommends the amount of detergent and wash cycle needed.
Of the many cycle choices displayed beside the dial, what I liked the most is the Refresh cycle. Under this, fibers of clothing are relaxed and wrinkles are steamed out making it easier to iron after washing. This can also be used on clothes that are stored inside the cabinet for some time. You get rid of the kulob smell on these clothes without fully washing and ironing them. Isn't this neat?
The same Vapor Action feature that refreshes clothes also gets rid of 99.9% of household allergens. This is so perfect for baby clothing, don't you think? Also, don't get intimidated with the techie buttons of this beauty. The panels are easy-to-use because it's equipped with IQ Touch™ that makes instructions and program settings easier to follow.
I once thought that front load washing machines are only for sophisticated households. I was proven wrong when I learned that front load washing machines actually use less water than their top load counterparts. This simply means lots of savings on our water bill!
What sets the Electrolux Time Manager apart from other front loaders is its X-tra wide door and Lily Drum with Leaf Lifter. The Leaf Lifter gently lifts laundry as it tumbles inside the drum while the unique Lily Drum pattern effectively cleans clothes by increasing surface contact.
Meanwhile, as part of its commitment to its "Thinking of You" philosophy, Electrolux took a step forward in after-sales service by opening its Customer Service Hub in Makati. The CS Hub is not only a service center but is also the place to buy spare parts for Electrolux and White-Westinghouse appliances. It's also a training facility for those who want to become Electrolux Qualified Experienced Service Technicians (QUEST) and a shop of accessories for small appliances.
As a treat for you, my awesome readers, Electrolux is giving away a Wash Loads of Love Laundry Set for one lucky blog commenter! Just tell me what you like most about the Electrolux Time Manager and how it can help you save time doing the laundry!
The winner will receive an Electrolux Steam Iron ESI 515, a big bottle of Surf Liquid Detergent, an IKEA Silver Laundry Basket, and a set of IKEA Chidlren's Clothes Hangers. I will choose the best from the comments made until 11:59 pm of August 18, 2013. This give-away is open to readers residing in the Philippines only. The prize will be shipped to the lucky commenter.
The Electrolux Customer Service Hub is located at the Grundfos Building, 5548 Osmeña Highway, Brgy. San Isidro, Makati City. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 845-CARE (2273) to reach the Electrolux Customer Care Team.
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