As adults we tend to follow the housekeeping rules our Mom’s taught us. For me that means hot water for whites, towels and sheets. Right? Because hot water is really going to kill those germs. Guess what, not true. Did you know it’s actually the drier that’s killing those germs? So why do we use hot water? I have no idea!
Tide has developed their Coldwater detergent so that it will provide a deep clean in cold temperatures. Not only will this cut your household costs, but there are energy-saving benefits of using cold water for your laundry.
Did you know that if everyone in the U.S. washed in cold water, the energy saved could power the streetlights of the “City that Never Sleeps” (New York) for 71 years! It’s also the equivalent to the energy produced at the Hoover Dam for 4 years!
Ok, you want something more meaningful to your family? If your household switched to cold water washing for a year, they would save enough energy to watch TV for 1,363 hours!!! That’s a lot of Mickey Mouse.
The absolutely adorable Vanessa Lachey and P&G have teamed up for the Future Friendly and #TakeALoadOff campaign. “This campaign is our effort to work hand-in-hand with consumers to make continued progress toward our goal to convert 70% of all wash loads worldwide to cold by 2020.” Len Sauers, vice president of sustainability for P&G.
So how can you get involved? You can take the pledge to switch to doing all of your laundry in Cold Water and enter to win a new washer and drier all at the same time! Between now and May 13th P&G will be giving away Maytag® Bravos XL® HE Top Load Washer and Dryer and a one year supply of Tide Coldwater every week!! You can take the pledge and enter here.
Want to get involved more? How about joining myself and Party Sponsors: @Tide, @FutureFriendly Party Host: @SheSpeaksUp and the other
Party Panelists: @LisaSamples, @Zipporahs, @StacieinAtlanta, @RobynsWorld tonight (April 12th) 6pm PST and 9pm EST on twitter. Simply follow along with the #TakeALoadOff hashtag and RSVP here.
Did I mention there will be prizes? We’re giving out over $1,000 in prizes, including a year supply of Tide Coldwater, a Conair Massaging Foot Bath and a Cell Phone Solar Charger – and more! You could also win our grand prize, a $200 gift card to the spa of your choice. Woo hoo! I am so excited!
Now for my disclaimer. @Tide invited myself and 7 other amazing bloggers to spend the day with them in Los Angeles, Hollywood and Highland to be exact.
Not only did we enjoy an amazing day in Hollywood, we were treated to lunch with Vanessa Lachey (did I mention how freaking adorable she is), but we were educated on the Future Friendly campaign. We did receive a few VIP perks, transportation being taken care was probably the best part! I didn’t have to deal with the LA traffic!! Woo Hoo!!!
Now run go get a load of laundry done and I’ll see you tonight on twitter!