The Laundry Expert’s Take on Fabric Softener #shorts

The Laundry Expert'S Take On Fabric Softener #Shorts 1

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Rich Handel, Consumer Reports' laundry expert explains why fabric softener is bad for your laundry and what you should use instead to keep your clothes smelling fresh and clean.

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24 Comments on "The Laundry Expert’s Take on Fabric Softener #shorts"

  1. Nikki Dimick | July 12, 2023 at 10:55 AM |

    All you need is a couple tablespoons of white vinegar for fabric softener. It doesn’t make your clothing smell.

  2. Love his accent!

  3. I encourage everyone to avoid fragrances in laundry and cosmetics because so many people you encounter in public are allergic or sensitive

  4. Cynthia Huffman | July 12, 2023 at 2:20 PM |

    What about static cling?

    • The Blue Raccoon | July 12, 2023 at 4:34 PM |

      You’re over-drying your laundry. Try shortening your dry cycle or try adding wool dryer balls to your load. They’ll improve air circulation and reduce static.

    • Douglas Radowick | July 12, 2023 at 5:43 PM |

      A fabric sheet in the dryer load remove the static cling out of the dryer load, leaving your towels in a fluffy state of being. Dad of 6 BIG STRAPPING boys, whose been doing laundry since I was 8 years old, am now 58.

  5. How do you prevent color fade?

    • Simple don’t dry your clothes. Color fade is not due to washing its due to drying your clothes. Every time you dry your clothes the dryer pulls lint from the clothes. When you clean the filter dryer you see lint. Don’t dry your favorite shirt or pants in the dryer. Fabric softener also will cause clothes to fade quick. Towels dry them with no fabric sheets or liquid softener. Tend not to dryer towels either. Dryer will remove all the lint from your towels. Wash in cold water.

  6. I like when my whites have a slight bleach odor post drying.

  7. HeyJoeHaze | July 12, 2023 at 8:34 PM |

    I like the fresh laundry smell and softer clothes with liquid fabric softener.
    I hang up my clothes to dry outside, which makes my clothes rough/stiff if I don’t use fabric softener.
    I only use the minimum amount of both liquid detergent and softener and have my washer machine do a second rinse cycle.

  8. Fabric softener is highly flammable. Worst product for clothing. Fabric sheets clog up dryer filters leaves a residue on your filter screen.

  9. These videos he creates about laundry bring me joy honestly lol

  10. Who is this man, we need hours worth of content from him just to listen to his voice. Even menial tasks like laundry sound interesting

  11. DistressedDamsel79 | July 13, 2023 at 10:08 AM |

    I keep bars of soap in my drawers, an idea my mom gave me. Usually I put in the ones I find a little fancy. I feel like I need to preserve them for as long as possible lol.

  12. Rolando Alvarado Anchisi | July 13, 2023 at 11:35 AM |

    I think I could subscribe to a podcast with this guy talking about laundry.

  13. Jade Paulsen | July 13, 2023 at 9:53 PM |

    Love your common sense info. Thank you.

  14. saruka max | July 14, 2023 at 1:50 AM |

    Thank you sir. You help a lot of people.

  15. Destiny Blair | July 14, 2023 at 8:35 AM |

    I love your channel! I learned a lot. I know that my mom and dad refused using fabric softener for ages and use carefully any detergent, because of potential allergies. Also, I think it stays in the washing machine

  16. Love this guy…😅

  17. Dontworryaboutit | July 14, 2023 at 12:09 PM |


  18. Tim Kulkarni | July 15, 2023 at 7:05 PM |

    This dude just blew my mind with the cologne trick. OMG

  19. HotGalJolene | July 17, 2023 at 8:00 AM |

    I am definitely trying that perfume paper towel trick he mentions at the end.

  20. Binging In Peace | July 17, 2023 at 5:47 PM |

    This guy is hilarious and so unintentionally so. Also informative.

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