Would future washings without the softeners bring back the towels’ original absorbency?
I always take a quick picture and include it in the thank-you note that I write. It lets the sender see how beautiful the flowers are and if it’s what he or she requested.
Sometimes I have found that the delivered flowers differed from the actual order. For example: My son, who hates carnations, always asks florists to make sure there are none in the arrangement, but then if he sees them in the picture, he can let them know.
Pillows can be unwieldy for a child’s hands, so our mom taught us to peel off the pillowcases inside out. That makes it easier to put them back on the pillows as well. Simply insert your arms into the inside-out pillowcase, grab the pillow through the case and then flip it around to cover it in one shot.
I’m an old grandma now, and I still use this quick-and-easy technique. It’s great for those big, bulky body pillows, too.
I keep a container of sanitizing wipes and a clean, dry sponge by the washer. I just wrap the wipe around the sponge (this makes it easier to clean the part of the basket with holes) and give the basket a quick once-over.