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I can’t claim to be a whizz when it comes to housework – and if I could pay someone to dust and vacuum my house, I would. Two jobs I really like are cleaning the bathroom and doing the laundry. There’s something really cathartic about blitzing the bathroom, throwing open the window and having a sparkling, fresh smelling room (for about 30 seconds, until a small child uses it and I need to start again!)

But laundry is THE ONE! Laundry is something I really love doing. I do, on average, three loads a day. More at the weekend. I love having an empty laundry basket. I love having piles of sweet smelling, clean clothes. (And I love it because Mr sixdegreesofharmony irons!)

The problem with laundry is when you WANT to wash at a high temperature because your children have worn their clothes for a maximum of two hours and they look like they’ve competed in Tough Mudder, but you’ve bought a lovely top that is navy and white stripes; high temperatures result in colour run, low temperatures mean the stains remain.

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Now, although modern detergents are amazing at getting stains out at low temperatures (how they get that stained is beyond me) there is still bacteria on the clothes – resulting in a ‘bacterial soup’ with bugs transferring from item to item in the wash, potentially contaminating your load.

So I was thrilled to discover Dettol anti-bacterial laundry cleanser. Just two capfuls of this in the fabric softener drawer of your washing machine kills 99.9% of bacteria when washing at temperatures below 60 degrees, it’s dermatologically tested and safe to use on children’s clothes.

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And more than that, it smells AMAZING! We are using the ‘fresh cotton’ fragrance and our laundry smells so good. It also comes in a ‘soothing lavender’ which would be great for bedding…

You can buy Dettol anti-bacterial laundry cleanser in all major supermarkets. It has a RRP of £4.59 for 1.5 litres.

DISCLAIMER *I was sent a sample of Dettol Anti Bacterial Laundry Cleanser for the purpose of this review, but I actually love this product*

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