Top laundry tips?
I hope this isn't too broad or bizarre of a question, but come baby #3 and a move to another county, I'm hanging up my professional hat and letting our 10-year housekeeper go (sniff sniff). While I'm sad to see her go, I'm very excited about getting my arms around the wonderfully mundane. But lets be honest, other than the occasional laundry in a pinch, baby laundry, or the iron on the way out of the door, I've got a "get up to speed" learning curve ahead.
We have a pair of HE3Ts that are 8 years old. We're debating whether to keep them or to replace with the move. They've not given us any mechanical trouble, and I've always been happy with the sanitary mode, but I've always been amazed at how quickly our cotton knits pill. Are those machines known for being rough on fabrics?
Aside from advice on machines, do you have any kitchen sink wisdom to share regarding your approach to laundry? Anything that would help me get started on the right foot? Favorite machines? Favorite detergents? Favorite fabric softeners? Favorite steam irons? Equally - any of the above to stay away from?
If everyone would share just a nugget, I'd be so grateful!