I am a self-confessed laundry addict. I just love doing laundry. Now that I've had a child, my laundry load has increased by about 4x, so that makes me one happy, but WAY behind, camper. There is something oddly rewarding about the "before" and "after" of it all, and I think I'm still in awe of putting wet clothes on a clothesline that somehow end up drying in about 24 hours despite the fact that it rains all the time where we live. (I was originally brought up as a "everything in the clothes dryer" baby, so clothing racks are still a new phenomenon)
A product that continues to present it self to me is a laundry product that I have an unusual curiousity about. EcoBalls are a set of 3 laundry cleaning balls that you put in your laundry machine (with the clothing) and use instead of laundry detergent. The EcoBalls claim that they are just as effective, and more gentle to your clothes than regular detergent (and they last up to 1000 washes which I doubt my bottle of detergent can do). Add in the fact that they are 100% natural, don't require any plastic bottles, and they are refillable - making them one of the most eco ways to go in the laundry department. Only catch for me has been that I just adore the smell of my detergent. I think I'll give these EcoBalls to myself as a holiday present and report back later on the efficiency....for now I'll just keep dreaming of more laundry!!