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Crystal Wash Balls Let You Do The Laundry With No Detergent

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These balls are filled with “bio-ceramic” pellets that allegedly change the pH of the water to 8.5 an above. This creates alkaline water that is able to wash your dirty clothes without needing harsh chemicals, and they’ll be able to do so for 1,000 cycles. The pellets also create Hydrogen Peroxyde, which kills bacteria and gets rid of odors, all without irritating your skin, or releasing pollutants into the environment or even running the risk of fading your colors. The only catch is that the balls need to be “recharged” every 30 washing cycles by being put outside in the sun for a day. The Crystal Wash 2.0 contains a Bluetooth module that will remind you when it’s time to recharge them, as well as a pH sensor that lets you keep track of the alkalinity of your water during a cycle. Other stats available through these sensors are “Wash Complete Alerts; Wash Cycle Tracking Stats – Graphs, Counters, Social Sharing; Savings Tracking…” It’s a novel way to do your laundry, and if it works as advertised is one that would bring many benefits over traditional detergents. The only drawback is the lack of nice smelling clothes, but we suppose you can still stick a sheet of fabric softener in the drying machine, no? It’s a $75 pledge, or $100 for two balls, although this is only because the $50 price point is sold out. Retail, the ball would cost $60.

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For the Lazy: Easy Sort Laundry Bags

Easy Sort Laundry Bags

Doing laundry is a multi-step process, and it begins with sorting all of your dirty clothes into different piles: one for whites, one for light clothes, one for dark, one for delicates, and another one or two for everything else that doesn’t fit into these categories. Or you could just skip the piles and sort your stuff as you take ‘em off by getting a set of these Easy Sort Laundry Bags.

You get three bags: a khaki one for your whites, a navy one for dark stuff, and a gray one labeled “mom” for everything else– aka it’s the bag that will most likely go to the laundromat because you can’t figure out how to wash them.

The Easy Sort Laundry Bags are currently on sale for $29.

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Scrubba Wash Bag: For Last Minute Laundry, On the Go

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There are two types of people in this world among the many different classifications: those who underpack, and those who overpack. Of course, sometimes you get it right once in a while and pack just enough, but it’s often one or the other. For those who belong to the former, there’s the Scrubba wash bag.

The Scrubba looks like a plain bag on the outside, but it’s packed with row upon row of nodules on the inside that function as an internal washboard. All you have to do is fill it up with water, detergent, and your dirty clothes and rub the Scrubba this way and that for 30 seconds to 3 minutes.

Unload and hang your stuff to dry, and you’ll have a fresh change of clothes in no time. The Scrubba is available online for $55.

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Uh, What? Washboard Will Mail You Quarters For Your Laundry

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The Internet is where you find all things absurd, kooky, and cool. Washboard is a little bit of everything, although its name doesn’t give much away. It’s basically a monthly subscription service of sorts where they’ll send you quarters which you’re supposed to use at the laundromat so you can do your laundry. It makes sense, considering most people have to scramble and look for change when they’ve got loads to wash.

The part that doesn’t though, are the rates. Under the $10 per month plan, Washboard will send you ten bucks’ worth of quarters for $15. For $20 in quarters, you’ll need to cough up $27. You don’t really get your money’s worth, that’s for sure. Washboard’s campaign was up and running but they had to pull the plug because their concept violated their payment processor’s terms of service.

So for now, I guess you’ll have to stick to change machines or get your quarters elsewhere.

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This Dude’s Clothes Horse Goes Round and Round

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If you’re strapped for space and have a lot of laundry to hang, then you might want to embark on your little own DIY project and make something like this. That’s what Aaron Dunkerton did and it looks like he’s managed to hit two birds with one stone: first of all, his Clothes Horse fits way more than the average clothes racks and hangers. Second, it actually looks pretty neat–almost like a work of art, even.

When it’s in use and expanded in all its glory, his unconventional garment airer features 36 arms and takes the form of a 12-pointed star.

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‘Bye Bye Laundry’ Hangers Get Rid of the Stink on Your Clothes

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Too lazy to do your laundry? Then here’s a bit of good news for you: One day you might not have to do it every day–that is, if British designer Lisa Marie Bengtsson’s Bye Bye Laundry hanger concept catches on. These hangers are made up of a loop that’s attached to a dome encasing oxygen-processed activated charcoal. Instead of washing your clothes, all you’ll have to do is hang them on the loop and let the charcoal do its thing.

These hangers aren’t available commercially yet, and we’re not sure if they ever will be. And while they promise to get rid of the stench on your clothes, they won’t remove stains or bacteria, so you’ll eventually have to wash your clothes after a few wears. But that’s better than having to throw them in the wash after every use, right?

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