Barbara Elfarr


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10 Smart Ideas for Your Laundry Room Remodel

Make washing and drying easier and more comfortable by considering ergonomics, storage and special features Full Story
     Comment   July 23, 2014
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smittycdm
calkelley: You are correct about the potential for unpleasant smells. That seal catches all kinds of junk & debris especially if you have a dog (mine is Yellow Lab/Golden cross-breed, all hair) you practically have to clean that seal after each wash. You probably lift it up as I do and clean all the way around.

Here's one other part or parts to consider: the soap & fabric softener dispensers. Ours is a Whirlpool Duet & there are actually 3 parts. You merely need to rinse well, occasionally scrub & turn the parts upside down to dry (then reassemble before next wash ;p) Might make a difference.
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smittycdm
Holy moly, I posted my preceding comment before reading all the others!
Based on everyone's valuable input, I think i know why we haven't had a problem.
I wash all the dog beds, etc., on the Sanitary cycle w/an extra rinse, but no extra soap. My husband scolded me last week when watched me adding (liquid) soap & showed me I was using 1/2 the required amount, required per the mfgr bottle. I was using "eye-balling it" method; you know, a little more for sweaty clothes, a little less for delicates.
We love white vinegar & purchase it in 5 gallon jugs from Smart & Final. Have not personally tried in the washer, but who knows what my crazy hubby has been up to. That stuff disappears & you certainly can't drink it or can you?
He does wash all the cleaning rags in chlorine bleach which drives me insane. I tried throwing (recycling) out the bleach but he just bought more.
So, high temp wash, low amounts of soap, white vinegar & bleach. And the wiping of seal, leaving door cracked and rinsing/drying the dispenser assembly. Sounds like a lot, but is 2nd nature.
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Swing Into National Hammock Day

Only one day to celebrate such a worthy pastime? Pshaw. Start on July 22 and let these photos inspire you to keep on rockin’ Full Story
     Comment   July 23, 2014
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lizthefrizz
Thanks for the article! I always loved laying around reading in the hammock when I was a kid. We had two trees with hooks in them that we hung a traditional hammock from. Unfortunately, after a hurricane knocked over one of the "anchor trees," I kind of let go of the idea of getting my own hammock. I loved getting to see all of the different styles/ways to hang/etc. in this article!
August 1, 2014 at 6:11PM   
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Enjoying the hammock with Dixie Dog.
August 5, 2014 at 8:22AM   
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