Laundry Tips - Claudia's Choices

8 Tips for Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Washing Laundry

footprint and laundry clothesline
What is "laundry footprint" or the carbon footprint of laundry? Find out what steps you can take to reduce the environmental impact of washing and drying your laundry.

Laundry Tip of the Month - How to Prevent a Dryer Fire

Laundry Tip of the Month - How to Prevent a Dryer Fire
Include your dryer in your spring cleaning routine to remove built-up lint. A dryer free from lint will dry better and be less prone to catching on fire.
Learn how to properly maintain your dryer and dryer vent duct-work. It could save your life!

Doing Laundry during the COVID-19 Pandemic

carry dirty laundry in plastic laundry basket
There are some special considerations when it comes to doing the laundry during this pandemic, especially if you are caring for a person with COVID-19 symptoms at home. I have compiled guidelines and recommendations in this blog post.

Laundry and Cleaning Tips to Reduce Dust Mites

Laundry and Cleaning Routine to Reduce Dust Mites
Reduce the dust mite populations in your bedrooms by following some routine laundry and cleaning steps. Wake up more refreshed without that stuffed up feeling.

How to do Laundry while Travelling

laundry drying on clothesline while travelling
Going on vacation? Plan to do a little bit of laundry while travelling, pack lighter and save money.

Simple & Flexible Tips for Staying in Control of Your Laundry Routine

Simple & Flexible Tips for Staying in Control of Your Laundry Routine
Revamp your laundry routine with my simple and flexible tips. Simplify your laundry chores for good. Because doing the laundry shouldn't take up your whole weekend.

Laundry Symbols 101

Learn how to read laundry symbols. Once you understand the basics, you too can understand what those symbols are trying to tell you and how to correctly wash and dry your clothes.

My Oma's first electric washing machine

old-fashioned laundry day during winter
Laundry day was forever changed for my Oma when she got her first electric washing machine in 1960. In a memoir written by my aunt, she recounts the drudgery of laundry day until their first electric washing machine would forever revolutionize the way they washed their laundry.

Hard Water Tips

Laundry Tip for Hard Water

If you don't have a water softener installed in your house or apartment, you're likely noticing the effects of hard water, especially at this time of year. The calcium and magnesium in the water can reduce the effectiveness of detergents, build up on your clothes and inside the washing machine, leave a film on your glassware and dishes, and leave your skin rough and dry.

During the months of January and February, the water hardness level in Calgary and Southern Alberta is typically the highest compared to other months.

What can you do to combat hard water?

How To Hand Wash Clothes

How to hand wash clothes
Step-by-step instructions for hand-washing clothes. If your washing machine breaks down, you will likely be without it for a number of days or longer. Be prepared by learning how to wash your clothes by hand. Watch our instructional video on how to hand-wash wool and delicate items.

Can Laundry be Fun?

Can Laundry be Fun?
This summer our family traveled to Germany to visit relatives. During our stay we visited Tripsdrill, a theme park depicting life in the 1800's. Th...

Laundry Tip of the Month - Spring Clean your Washing Machine

How to Clean a Washing Machine
Get your washing machine ready for spring cleaning and extra washing.