You know that I love my technology. And while most think of technology as being computers, smartphones, and tablets, there is plenty of technology around our homes as well. Technology runs our kitchens, family rooms, and even our laundry room. Technology is not always limited to electronics either! Even fabric softener now includes technology to help us do laundry more efficiently. What?? Yes, please!


Being the mother to 2 sets of twins I spend quite a bit of time doing laundry. Sometimes I do laundry every day. At our previous school my kids were in uniforms. This meant that I had to make sure that we had enough khaki pants and maroon shirts to go around every night. Now that my kids can wear pretty much what they want (within reason), I still find myself doing laundry every day to make sure that Ms. K’s favorite jeans, and JJ’s favorite t-shirt are clean for the next day.

Most people will tell you that laundry is their least favorite chore. I’m in the minority. I actually don’t mind doing laundry. Putting it away is the problem. I’m lucky in that my laundry closet is on the top floor of my home right where it needs to be, outside of our bedrooms. This is actually one of the main reasons that I chose this model of home when building. The only problem with this setup is that my hallway becomes a sorting area for laundry. Because of this I try to get through doing laundry as quickly as I can, so that clothes are not all over the hallway floor for a full day.

I can remember my years of living in an apartment. We had to walk out the back and across the courtway to get to the laundry room. And very often we had to dry our clothes a 2nd time because they were not dry. Those old dryers just did not work very well! I hated constantly going up and down the stairs to see if my clothes were dry. Unfortunately, some people still have to do that. Fortunately for me, I don’t have to deal with that anymore.

You may remember that I recently won an awesome new washer and dryer set at an hhgregg event. It’s a Maytag Bravos XL Washer and Dryer set. The washer is a top-load HE, and the dryer has steam technology! See… technology is always advancing, even in the world of laundry. This set is optimized to save energy. If you have an HE on the front of your washer it means High Efficiency. HE washers use less electricity, less water, and less detergent. This means that it saves us money and time.

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But how can you save even more time and money when doing laundry? You can use products that help keep your clothes in top shape, and that help your clothes dry faster, meaning less time in the dryer and less energy used in the home. Suavitel Fast Dry Fabric Softener can help your clothes dry faster. This is awesome whether you have an older dryer or a newer dryer. The really great thing about using this product in an advanced technology dryer is that the dryer will shut off when it detects that the clothes are dry rather than just run through the full cycle. So this saves on your electric bill.


And you don’t have to remember to run back to the washer to add the fabric softener during the rinse cycle since newer units include a reservoir that hold onto the fabric softener and automatically dispense at at the right time. The only thing that I need to remember to do after adding the Fast Dry is to push the Fabric Softener button.


Just imagine how much you time and money you can save if you do laundry every day like I do!

How does it work? Suavitel Fast Dry fabric conditioner uses a unique technology that wicks away water from fabric to help clothes dry up to 30% faster! The more you use it, the more it works. It is available in Fabulous Field Flowers or Magical Morning Sun scents. I decided to buy both. They both smell fantastic!


Although I purchased the smaller size 50 fl oz bottles, you can get a 135 oz bottle for only $6.97 right now at your local Walmart, or on That will get you through 82 loads of laundry. Be sure to look for the hot pink bottles labeled Fast Dry. 🙂


How would you use the money that you save from using less energy? And more importantly, how would you use that time that you save? I could say that I would read a book, or take a bath. However, I’m thinking that if I had a little more time I could use it to actually fold the clothes and put them away. Hmmm….

Check out the #FastDrySaveTime hashtag to see how other #CollectiveBias parents are using the time that they save.