Dissolving Laundry Paper
Washing clothes shouldn't have to count as exercise.
Trips to the laundromat are anything but light work. You're hauling seven loads of dirty clothes, bleach, fabric softener, a bag full of quarters, and a trashy novel to keep you occupied until the spin cycle ends. And don't forget the six-pound bottle of detergent. If only there were a way to lighten your load.
Save yourself from muscle failure by switching from liquid or powder detergent to paper. Yes, you read that right—paper laundry detergent. Think of it as the diet version of liquid soap—all the cleaning power, half the weight. Wash up to 30 loads with a pouch of paper sleek enough to fit in your pocket. You'll feel so smart, on your next trip you might just skip the trashy novel for a little Kafka. (Save yourself a sheet of detergent to use as a bookmark.)