I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Arm & Hammer. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

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I have a confession (what else is new, right? I apparently have many, many things to confess!): I don’t do my seasonal laundry at the end of the season and store it away all neatly for the next year. Nope, that would be too easy and forward-thinking of me! Instead, I stuff it in a basket and stick it out of site. Usually in a dark, dusty corner of my closet or worse, my garage! Yup, by the time winter rolls around, my comfy fleece blankets, sweaters and Christmas tree skirt is nice and grungy. Oh come on, like you don’t have any cleaning flaws? Hey, the way I see it, you’re just going to have to wash everything when you pull it out of storage, so why send it into storage all clean? I’m conserving electricity!

Holiday-Ready Tree Skirt with the Power of Arm & Hammer x’s 4!

Arm & Hammer gets your laundry in holiday-ready condition

We put our Christmas tree up on Black Friday. We didn’t actually get to decorate it until Saturday because of a lights fiasco which happens EVERY year. I’m proud to say we finally learned our lesson. We caved and just bought a string of lights rather than fighting with the pre-lit tree that won’t light up. Mostly because I decided it had a short and would inevitably burn down the entire house if we didn’t just go buy new lights. I won, that’s all you need to know. I beat the tree. Once it was up and decorated, though, it was sadly lacking a tree skirt!

So down into the garage I go! Um, I don’t even want to show you a picture of my garage because it’s scary. We emptied a huge storage area and moved everything into our extra-large garage to save money. Cars will never fit in there. Also, I’m convinced the cars will catch fire and inevitably burn the house down. I have a major fear of fire! Anyway, so I ventured in the nightmare garage (wasn’t I supposed to organize that for another blog post? Yup, I think so. Instead I organized my bathroom. I chickened out of my own challenge!) and found the tree skirt. Lo and behold, it still had cat hair on it from last season!

Now, I so wanted to take a cruddy “before” picture to show you just how bad it was. I had the tree skirt and some other holiday linens in a basket ready to wash when I got home from my seasonal job. My mom decided to be the wonderful mom that she is and wash it for me. Before I had the chance to take the picture. That’s fine, though, give it a week and I’m sure I can add an after “before” picture when I wash it again. I have a few pets. More than a few. In fact, here is one getting ready to help out with the issue of the lack of a “before” picture right now!

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What I really want you to look at, though, is how beautiful a job Arm & Hammer Ultra Power 4X Laundry Detergent did at getting my velvet tree skirt perfectly clean. Look at Santa’s beard, how it gleams! It got the white parts vivid white without dulling my colors. Guess what? It did all that with like a quarter of the amount of regular detergent. It’s so super concentrated that you get 60 loads out of one small bottle! Freaking amazing!

Freshen all the laundry with Arm & Hammer Ultra Power 4X Laundry Detergent

Since I only needed a small amount to wash my holiday linens, I’ve been using Arm & Hammer Ultra Power 4X Laundry Detergent to wash everything. It’s even gentle enough to use on my favorite sweaters! Between me, my mom and my son, we do laundry at least every other day here. I’ve been using my bottle for weeks and still haven’t run out. Plus, Arm & Hammer is so reasonably priced, I feel like I’m saving a fortune. Everything is fresh and beautiful. While I can’t say that it will ever be a pleasure to do laundry (I’m not crazy!), it’s a lot easier with Arm & Hammer Ultra Power 4X Laundry Detergent. It even has a conveniently shaped bottle to make it a cinch to pour. What more could you ask for?

Have you started getting your house ready for the holidays? What is your biggest laundry challenge?