If there’s one thing that makes it obvious that I have a big family, it’s our laundry. Last year was season of big changes and new beginnings for my family – not only did we have a new baby and move into a new house, but my hubby also moved back into town after two years of us living in different provinces!
There have been so many benefits of all of us being under the same roof again and the absolute best has been watching the kids being so much happier to have both mommy and daddy at home. I don’t know how we got through it, but we did and I am glad I had an opportunity to support my husband through a major career highlight.
It’s not just big families that deal with a lot of laundry, I think almost any family will relate to how overwhelming it can be. In our home, it’s the tiniest family member that is guilty of having the most – between spit ups, soiled clothes, learning how to crawl and feed himself, we are constantly changing him. Following closely behind, are his siblings who love the sandpit and soccer pitch! Dare I not forget about my hubby’s load – after two years of not dealing with it and we’re talking about a whole lot of laundry!
With the additional work load around our home, I’ve had to take on more housework, as our helper (nanny) can’t do everything. On Sunday mornings, I sort it out and pop it into the washing machine while we relax at home. It’s presented a good opportunity for me to engage my oldest two with some chores – they help me sort and hang it to dry.
A year ago, I was introduced to the OMO 3 X Power Capsules and I haven’t looked back. I’ve always loved OMO’s “dirt is good” philosophy, because I believe that children must be children. They must play, get dirty and have no limitations when discovering the world around them. Playing was one of the best parts of my childhood – while growing up, we would play hopscotch and a game called “izingedo” (a classic stone-throwing game) all-day and I want my children to experience that as closely as they can.
Why we love the OMO Power Capsules:
As a mom of three, safety always comes first. The capsules are colourful, so our little people may be tempted to put them in their mouth; buuuut the capsules have a buttering agent on the surface to help prevent accidental ingestion. Genius! In addition to this, the packaging itself has extra reinforcement, which makes it difficult for little ones to open. The OMO 3 X Power Laundry Capsules are the only capsules brand in South Africa that is aligned with global safety standards for child safety.
The powerful, yet caring formulation removes tough stains without damaging clothes (think fragile pink princess dresses) or much effort from my end. I don’t have to worry about pre-washing, which saves lots of time and energy.
The capsules are always ready to go and are less messier – they don’t require any scooping and measuring. I simply use one capsule with a light load and two with a heavy one – this also helps me to track exactly how much we use and are left with, which I wouldn’t be able to do otherwise. Makes things less messy too!
The capsules smell great and dissolve fast. Our clothes come out of the wash feeling fresh and light, without any fabric powder residue.
So all in all, I have a big load on my hands – literally – but I wouldn’t have things any other way. This big, sometimes dirty, family are my biggest blessing!
WIN with OMO 3x Power Capsules:
Together with OMO 3 X Power Capsules, I would love to give three lucky families a chance to WIN an OMO 3 X Power Capsule hamper. To enter the giveaway, simply leave me a comment telling me what your favourite feature is, on either this blog post, or one of my OMO posts on Facebook.
Full T’s and C’s are available on this website and will apply. Giveaway will close on 10 April 2020.
Modern Zulu Mom