Here in Arizona, the Summer season pretty much means one thing >>> SWIMMING! By the time we get into the triple digits, it gets a bit too hot to do much else. And even when we do venture out, you can bet that the kids are begging to jump in the minute we get home so they can cool off!
They’ve already been swimming a ton and in the Summer, they will be in and out multiple times a day. The only downfall in that for me is that if I’m not careful, I can end up washing towels constantly and spending most of my Summer in the laundry room! Ha!
Today I’ve teamed up with Persil ProClean to share a few of my Summer essentials that will make this aspect of things a little easier.
I don’t know about you but when I’m doing lots of laundry, it can become a bit annoying to have to lug out the huge bottles of detergent! Half the time we leave them out sitting on top of the washing machine but then I feel like it all looks cluttered and messy. I saw these drink dispensers and jars at Target one day and it occurred to me that this could be a great solution!
I simply poured my detergent into the large drink dispenser and now it can sit right on top of the washing machine. Not only does it look clean and pretty, but it is so easy to dispense using the little spicket! I put my fabric softener and dry detergent into the smaller jars and they look so cute now! (If you have kids, just be SURE they know that this is detergent and not something to drink!!)
I’ve been using Persil ProClean for a long time now and I’m still truly loving it. A while back I tried something different and within a few weeks was wondering why our whites were looking so dingy. I quickly realized it was due to the detergent and switched right back. Even though this post is sponsored, this is my honest experience or I wouldn’t be so bold about the reasons I love this detergent so much! When you do as much laundry as I do, you take these things seriously and Persil has definitely not disappointed!
Persil ProClean is now available at select Target stores across the nation and also available online here. If you haven’t tried it yet, I highly recommend it!
Another Summer essential for me was getting some new swimming towels. It seems that we never have enough! I’ve heard amazing things about these new turkish towels from Mae Woven that seem to be popping up in my IG feed a lot lately so I decided to give them a try. I love how stylish they are… but more importantly, they are thin, very absorbent, take up less room and dry really really quickly! Now I can wash all the towels in one load instead of doing multiple loads to get them all clean!
I also needed a place to hang our towels in between swimming sessions. Previously the kids were leaving them around outside or tossing them on the floor because I didn’t have a designated spot to hang them… which then meant they would get dirty and stay wet and I’d have even more towels to clean! Not fun for me!
I put these vintage gold hooks in the laundry room so now we have a specific place to hang the swimming towels. And again with these new turkish towels being so thin, we will be able to hang a few on each hook. Now that we have a solution for this, we can keep them clean longer, which means less laundry for me! Yay! Have you tried these towels yet? If so, I’d love to hear your experience! If they turn out to be as amazing as they sound, I want to get a bunch more!
I’ve been busy working on other rooms in our new home and haven’t really done much of anything to the rest of the laundry room yet…. hence all the empty walls and such. I’m still trying to find the perfect sized baskets for the kids’ locker area and trying to decide whether to do a gallery wall in here or a big chalkboard and big bulletin board. Decisions…. decisions! Any ideas, inspiration or links to your favorite baskets for the laundry room for me? I’d LOVE to hear!
One of my very favorite things we did in our new home was combine the laundry and mud room into one so that we would have space for two washers and two dryers. I know what a blessing it is to even have one set so having two is pretty much a luxury, but I am truly grateful every single day! It was worth it to me to forgo some other things in the house that we might have done in order to make this happen. Brian thinks it’s funny how this was one of the things I was most looking forward to about our new home! And I pretty much get excited about it still, every time I go in here! I just feel so productive and efficient with our laundry situation now. I can stay on top of it and get it done in a couple of days, instead of always feeling like I am drowning in never ending piles upon piles still to do!
On another note, it’s PEONY season! Yippeee! I feel like I count down for this all year long! I got a bunch from Trader Joe’s yesterday and they are opening up just beautifully!
Thanks for following along! And remember to share your laundry inspiration with me! I am playing with some different ideas for above the sink as well! Would love to hear your thoughts / ideas too!
(This post is in partnership with the Persil brand, but as always, all opinions expressed are my own and are my honest opinions.)