10 Steps to Cleaner Clothes from Frigidaire

Frigidaire Affinity

Photo courtesy of Jordyn Giannamore

  1. Immediately rinse or blot away spills on your clothes with cool water to prevent stains from setting.
  2. Read fabric care labels before you wash. Your clothes will last longer if you know how to treat them.
  3. Sort laundry by color, wash cycle needed, and water temperature required. The Frigidaire Affinity’s Permanent Press cycle washes with warm water and less agitation, resulting in less wear and tear on your sturdy jeans, khakis, and sweaters; the Delicates cycle uses cold water and light agitation to gently clean swimsuits, workout clothes, and lingerie.
  4. Before washing stained garments, pretreat or prewash the spot using the Affinity’s Rinse & Spin cycle. If at first you don’t succeed, wash, wash again.
  5. To keep snags and lint to a minimum, zip zippers, button buttons, empty pockets, and brush away lint before tossing duds in the hamper.
  6. If your clothing is heavily soiled, your load large, or the water cold, add extra laundry detergent. Use the Affinity’s Heavy Duty cycle for sturdy but really dirty items like jeans and towels; choose the Sanitize setting to use the hottest water available to get rid of germs and grime as thoroughly as possible.
  7. Check wet garments for remaining stains, and re-treat as needed before drying. Heat will set stains.
  8. Dry only full loads. Tumbling a handful of garments prolongs the drying time by reducing the tumbling.
  9. Fold shirts and T-shirts to prevent wrinkling. If the shirt has buttons, button it at top, middle and bottom. Lay facedown. Fold both sides of the shirt so they meet in the back, with the sleeves aligned with the side folds. Fold the tail up to the cuffs, making a straight line at the bottom. Then fold in thirds crosswise. For T-shirts: a child’s T-shirt needs only one crosswise fold in half; an adult’s should be folded into thirds.
  10. Fold shorts and pants by aligning the inseams and outer seams of the legs and fold so that a crease forms at the front center of the legs. Fold in half or in thirds, depending on the size of the garment.

Don’t forget about the Frigidaire sweepstakes happening on their face book page right now!  You can visit Facebook.com/Frigidaire and show them your favorite memory in the dirt for a chance to win tickets to the Hollywood premiere of the movie with Jennifer Garner and a new Frigidaire Affinity® Front Load Washer and Dryer NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER TO WIN. Sweepstakes ends 9/23/12. Click  here for full rules. featuring Ready Steam™, ensuring whiter whites and improved stain removal. For every entry, Frigidaire will donate $1 to Save the Children’s US programs. Frigidaire will donate $1 for each day you share your adventures in clean, between 7/8/12 and 9/23/12 with a minimum of $35,000 and a maximum of $40,000.

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Adventures in Clean

I recently had the pleasure of attending a screening of the movie The Odd Life of Timothy Green, thanks to Disney and Frigidaire.

We started our day in Griffith Park with children all around having great summer fun and getting really dirty.  Unfortunately my grands weren’t available to come with me, so I was more of an observer.

After an introduction by Jennifer Garner (Star of the movie), everyone split up and the kids participated in fun activities.

There was a laundry folding relay.

Photo courtesy of Jordyn Giannamore

A water balloon toss.

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And even a tug of war.

Photo courtesy of Jordyn Giannamore

Some kids got Ms. Garner to help them dirty up their shirts so we could see how clean they got in the Frigidaire washer and dryers.

Photo courtesy of Frigidaire

Afterwards we were treated to a green carpet screening event of The Odd Life of Timothy Green at the Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood.

Photo courtesy of Frigidaire

More on the movie in another post.

Frigidaire is holding a sweepstakes right now, you can visit Facebook.com/Frigidaire and show them your favorite memory in the dirt for a chance to win tickets to the Hollywood premiere of the movie with Jennifer Garner and a new Frigidaire Affinity® Front Load Washer and Dryer NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER TO WIN. Sweepstakes ends 9/23/12. Click  here for full rules. featuring Ready Steam™, ensuring whiter whites and improved stain removal. For every entry, Frigidaire will donate $1 to Save the Children’s US programs. Frigidaire will donate $1 for each day you share your adventures in clean, between 7/8/12 and 9/23/12 with a minimum of $35,000 and a maximum of $40,000.

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A Letter to My Daughter – Reposted

I am in Las Vegas this week.  My daughter Marisa is getting married on Wednesday, July 25, 2012.  I want to spend as much time as possible with my family, so if you will please excuse me, this week I will be re-posting some of my favorite posts involving Marisa.

I have loved you from the minute I found out about you.  I was terrified, but thrilled to know you were going to be born.  You took your sweet time (even then things had to be your way LOL), but you came out hollering and beautiful.

I made some really stupid choices when you were so tiny, stupid enough that we were separated for almost 3 years, 3 very important years in your life.  I visited you as often as possible and never stopped loving you all that time.  I was lucky to have family that loved you (and me) and they took great care of you for me.

You grew into a responsible young lady with some questionable choices in your teen years (don’t we all?) and are now the mother of 3 beautiful children of your own.

I see the smiles and the laughs and the tears and the hollers.  I hear the praise and the discipline and I am proud to know that you are doing a wonderful job raising these three angels.  I would like to take the credit for setting a good example as a parent but I know better than that.

As you are faced with trials and tribulations one after the other this year, I hope you remember that you are loved and important.


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Johnson’s Baby Cares Twitter Party

This post is copied from Latina Bloggers Connect with permission from the author Rachel Matos.

JOHNSON’S Baby Cares has joined forces with Save the Children and new mom Hilary Duff to make sure families who are experiencing difficult times, both in the U.S. and around the world, get the baby care resources they need. For those of us who grew up with JOHNSON’S, we know it is the most trusted brand for babies by mothers and healthcare professionals. For over 100 years, JOHNSON’S has been working hard to ensure that every baby has a healthy start in life. Their new program Baby Cares is an extension of their already extraordinary mission to support the healthy development of mothers and their children around the world. Baby Care Kits have been created to help aid families who are living through difficult situations and lack basic resources as a result. Being a mother is not without challenge – We want the best for our children.

JOHNSON’S and Latina Bloggers Connect want you to join us as we celebrate motherhood and share stories about our babies.

Theme: Celebrating Motherhood: Caring for our Babies

Date: Wednesday, May 9th

Time: 10:00AM PST – 11:30AM PST / 1:00PM EST – 2:30PM EST

Where: On Twitter with the Hashtag #WeCare

Where: On Twitter with the Hashtag #WeCare. You can also use this customized TweetGrid (or TweetChat, Hootsuite, Tweetdeck, etc) to follow all the action from LBC and our co-hosts at once.

Hosts:@MamaXXI @ThoughtsofaMomy @MContemporanea @JoscelynRC @DenisseIcaza

Moderated by: @lbconnect

Prizes: Three winners! JOHNSON’S® Baby Cares kit and a $100 Gift Card each

To be eligible to win, you must join the party and participate during the hour with an original tweet (RT´s not eligible) using the #WeCare hashtag and answer the Giveaway questions correctly. Please read the complete Terms and Conditions HERE.

To RSVP, please use FACEBOOK or TWTVITE.

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A Letter to My Daughter

I have loved you from the minute I found out about you.  I was terrified, but thrilled to know you were going to be born.  You took your sweet time (even then things had to be your way LOL), but you came out hollering and beautiful.

I made some really stupid choices when you were so tiny, stupid enough that we were separated for almost 3 years, 3 very important years in your life.  I visited you as often as possible and never stopped loving you all that time.  I was lucky to have family that loved you (and me) and they took great care of you for me.

You grew into a responsible young lady with some questionable choices in your teen years (don’t we all?) and are now the mother of 3 beautiful children of your own.

I see the smiles and the laughs and the tears and the hollers.  I hear the praise and the discipline and I am proud to know that you are doing a wonderful job raising these three angels.  I would like to take the credit for setting a good example as a parent but I know better than that.

As you are faced with trials and tribulations one after the other this year, I hope you remember that you are loved and important.

This post was sponsored by Johnson’s Baby Cares in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect. Johnson’s Baby Cares has partnered with Save the Children and Hilary Duff to get baby care resources to families in need around the world. The “Baby Care Kits” will be distributed to families in the aftermath of natural disasters. For more information and to get involved, please visit Johnson’s Baby Facebook Page.

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