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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Laundry During NaNoWriMo


One more week of my National Novel Writing Month experiement, and my characters have overtaken my brain.  They're misbehaving and blowing raspberries at my carefully planned tone and structure, and I'm torn between Type A chagrin and absolute delight.

It's possible that I have been so wrapped up in Greta's shenanigans that I have put the laundry into the machine in the evening and forgotten to switch it to the dryer, which is both embarrassing and annoying, since it means I have to re-wash a load of clothes.

Thankfully, at the beginning of the month, I stuck the awesome Bounce Dryer Bar (Outdoor Fresh scent) onto the side of my dryer.  At least I know I can't forget my dryer sheets while I'm trying to figure out what sort of relationship Greta might be looking for at this point in her life.

If you haven't tried the dryer bar yet, it's a bar of fabric softener that you leave in your dryer.  It says it needs to be replaced approximately every three months, and there's an indicator strip.  I haven't gotten that far, yet, so I can't say for sure.

I can tell you the smell is pleasant, which I like, and I love the convenience of not thinking about throwing in the dryer sheet.  I used Bounce sheets before trying the bar, and I haven't noticed any difference in the feel of my clothes.

Also, if you dry certain loads without fabric softener, the dryer bar is easy to clip in and out.  Dylan's diapers appreciate that, because fabric softeners aren't so great for diaper absorbancy.

One more week of NaNoWriMo, but then I'll be editing.  I wish the Bounce Dryer Bar could be trained to fold the clothes before I took them out of the dryer, but I will take any convenience I can get, and it definitely took a step out of the laundry process.

BlogHer provided me with a Bounce Dryer Bar to try, without any requirements to post about it.  I wrote about it because it is helpful and smells good.

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8 Comments:

  • At November 23, 2011 at 9:21 AM , Anonymous Modernom said...

    Sounds like a cool product and an even better novel you are working on!!!

     
  • At November 23, 2011 at 11:40 AM , Blogger Andrea (ace1028) said...

    Yay for writing! And I have totally been wanting to try one of those but have been too lazy. But I think it'd be a great and *green* idea. So I need to get to it! And soon! :)

     
  • At November 24, 2011 at 10:55 AM , Anonymous Vicky Modica said...

    Good suggestion.  I don't use fabric softener for the towels because the lady at Macy's told us when we registered for our wedding gifts that it is bad for the absorbency also.  

     
  • At November 26, 2011 at 7:27 PM , Anonymous Missy | The Literal Mom said...

    Are you getting excited to be finished with the draft part?  I am.  :)

     
  • At November 27, 2011 at 9:51 AM , Anonymous Angela said...

    Yes, I'm getting excited.  I won't be done at the 50K, though, so my entire draft probably won't be done for another week or so :(

     
  • At November 27, 2011 at 9:51 AM , Anonymous Angela said...

    Oh, that made me say "of course!" though I didn't know that.  I will start popping the bar out for that, too!

     
  • At November 27, 2011 at 9:51 AM , Anonymous Angela said...

    Thank you :)  I like the bounce bar.  As for the novel, it's definitely a work in progress.

     
  • At November 28, 2011 at 9:17 AM , Anonymous Kir said...

    Hi sweetie, I miss you...is it December yet??? :) I use Downey (the lavendar vanilla and I would love if Bounce would make that smell in a bar LOL because I am very very particular about the way my laundry smells. )

    and if you find someone or something that will fold my clothes, PLEASE send them over. Love you girl...love Greta too!!!

     

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