Day 8 – Bounce With Me (Review and Giveaway!)

posted by Momo Fali on November 8, 2011

There are two things that I really dislike; one is winter and the other is laundry. Put the two of them together and you have one grumpy mom.

Winter means more trips up and down the basement stairs. I can’t wash as many items at once because all of the clothes are heavy sweatshirts and jeans. Not to mention that I often have to run down to look for a glove, or a volleyball kneepad, or one half of a basketball uniform that has mysteriously gone missing. I once read a hint from Heloise that said to pin gloves together before you wash them. Yeah, like I have time for that!

But, by far, the thing I dislike the most about the combination of winter and laundry is the static that invades our clothing. Ohio winters are cold and dry and you can’t pull a towel out of the dryer without finding two socks stuck to it. Blankets try to fold themselves, shirts cling to your body like leeches and you can shock yourself when peeling apart two flannel pillowcases.

You know how I mentioned how things mysteriously go missing? Not long ago, I was out running errands when a baseball sock that had been missing for months started sliding out of my pant leg. There I was, in the middle of the store when I looked down to see a bright, yellow sock wrapped around my ankle. I yanked it out and stuffed it into my purse…half embarrassed, half thrilled that the thing had finally turned up.

You need a powerful fabric softener to combat static cling and when you forget to put the liquid in the washing machine or you realize the dryer sheet box is empty, it’s a real crisis. This happens to me a lot. Your only option is to slather yourself, and your children, with lotion as a buffer between your dry skin and the crackling clothes. This is not optimal. Trust me. Getting out of the door in the morning is challenging enough when everyone is wearing flip-flops, let alone socks, tied shoes, coats, hats and gloves.

Needless to say, day to day life is busy. I can’t pin gloves together, I don’t remember to add fabric softener and I can’t moisturize my children every day before they leave for school.

And, that is why I love the Bounce Dryer Bar.

The Bounce Dryer Bar is the only thing for which I have uttered “laundry” and “convenient” in the same sentence. You stick it in your dryer and it lasts for months. No liquid, no sheets, just one stick and you don’t have to think about how much static cling is in your clothing until winter turns into spring! It’s brilliant and it has made laundry days around here quite a bit easier. Clothing smells fresh, and doesn’t cling together, and I don’t have to run up and down the steps as often because I forgot the fabric softener.

Laundry isn’t something that will magically do itself and, while I will never say that I love it, I will say that the Bounce Dryer Bar makes me dislike it a whole lot less. I even liked their Facebook page!

You can win your own Bounce Dryer Bar and a $50 Visa gift card right here. Just leave me a comment or answer this question: What is your least favorite thing about laundry?

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    Comments

  • Anna Hettick


    my least favorite thing is the putting away! All those stacks and stacks of laundry to put up all over the house…ugh…irritates me to just think about it!

  • kristin wear


    Going up and down the basement stairs!

  • Jocelyn


    My least favorite thing about doing the laundry is finding FOLDED, CLEAN CLOTHES in the bottom of the hamper. Which of course, now stink and have to be rewashed. And refolded. AAK! Folding, shmolding.

  • meleah rebeccah


    I hate doing the laundry too. My least favorite thing about laundry would have to be, separating the clothes and folding them – once they come out of the dryer.

    But I sure do LOVE the way BOUNCE smells and works.

  • Jocelyn


    Tweeted!
    https://twitter.com/#!/PhysicalPossum/status/133964071627272193

  • meleah rebeccah


    Oh, and I tweeted about the giveaway here:

    https://twitter.com/#!/meleahrebeccah/status/133963841259323392

  • Mami2jcn


    My least favorite part is putting the laundry away.

  • Mami2jcn


    tweet–http://twitter.com/#!/mami2jcn/status/133970215309553664

  • Sarah


    My least favorite thing about laundry is folding sheets – fitted sheets especially. Sarah

  • Aubreylaine


    My least fave thing about laundry is putting everything away… Yuck
    littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

  • Jamie


    Like many of the commenters, my least favorite is putting the clothes away, or should I say trying to get complaining children to put away their stacks. And my mom told me to pin socks together. It does make sense, and the way socks disappear around here, I might go buy some safety pins.

  • Kelsey


    I HATE the never-endingness of it. Also, when my husband wears something for ten minutes and throws it in the basket.

  • Tricia Castle


    socks…..are my least favorite thing, I dislike matching socks, to the point where I’ve convinced my kids that mismatched socks are cool…thus they all go in the basket, just pick 2 and go! 🙂

  • Kristina Schafer


    My least favorite thing about doing the laundry is the whites. I have a couple things that are white but most of my stuff is either bright colors or black. So, when it comes time for the white load it is 95% my husband’s clothes. He is one of those guys who wears a white t-shirt every day and has 4 different types of white socks that need to be paired appropriately. I DREAD the white load. T-shirt after t-shirt all exactly the same and completely boring. And then the socks! I have to line them all up on the back of the couch and try to discern the slight variations that make this sock like (or unlike) that one. But he cleans the cars. His feet are in perfectly paired socks and he wears a nicely folded white t-shirt while my car gets beautiful and shiny! Fair Trade.

  • Angie H.


    The thing I hate most about laundry is right after you pull out all of the winter clothing and take it downstairs to be washed, leaving a pile of clothes as big as your 6 year old (who is in the 97% for height), and your washing machine stops working! Just sayin’

  • Lisa


    For sure it is the current status of my laundry room. I trip over multiple things just trying to get IN the darn room. Can’t wait until Hubby get’s the upstairs laundry room done!

  • Kourtni


    I actually like doing laundry; what I hate is having to put it all up!!

  • Lisa


    And I tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/daly_lisa/favorites

    BTW How are people providing a link to the ACTUAL tweet?!

  • Kelly Massman


    ironing!

    thanks also for a chance to win!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

  • Amie


    My least favorite thing about laundry is how, just when I think I have it all folded and can relax for awhile, my husband always seems to appear with another load.

  • Lisa Daly


    https://twitter.com/daly_lisa/status/134029624182190082

    Thanks Momo for telling me how to do this!

  • Rachel (Hounds in the Kitchen)


    Least favorite thing about laundry is the folding. I admit to leaving clean clothes in the basket most of the time…

  • Moonshadow


    Interesting, is this something new? I followed the link to check it out but the video’s never appeared. What I like least? Hmmmm…. It’s all about the same, just something that needs to be done. 🙂

  • maggiemoo


    Oh my! I LOVE the Bounce bar! I have never been much of a fabric softener person (for the same reasons you mentioned). The cold dry air does do a number on our laundry, though, so I picked up one of these on a whim and it was literally the best $8.00 I have ever spent! Not only that, it promotes healthy sleeping habits in my children, as they are not hiding under their bed covers pulling at their footy pajamas to see all the cool sparks (it that only my children?):)
    Oh yeah, laundry is the bane of my existence. I may get plenty washed and dried in a day, but the clean clothes will sit for EVER before I fold them. In fact, I despise folding socks so much, my girls have started to wear mismatched pairs to school! It totally works with the 7 year olds Punky Brewster style.

  • maggiemoo


    By the way, I can’t even pay my daughters to match and fold the socks, it is such an unpopular pastime around here..

  • Gillian


    I’m just glad you didn’t mention the dog.

  • Amy Tong


    My least favorite thing about laundry is folding the clothes and putting them back to the dressers and shelves. Cos I’m too short to reach some of the shelves and always needed help! hahaha….

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  • laura warner


    our laundry is in the basement, i really don’t like basements.

  • Serena


    Putting the laundry away is the worst thing ever.

  • erin


    My least favorite thing about laundry is that it is NEVER ENDING! Finish all the dirty clothes in the basement, feel like you really accomplished something, go upstairs and realize that all the laundry bins are full again and cry.

  • Lee


    This is an easy one for me.

    We raise pigs. My daughters are in FFA and they had to choose the dirtiest, smelliest animals.

    So the thing I hate the most about laundry is not only having to split the “pig” clothes from the regular clothes, but sometimes we even will go so far as having to run the machine through an empty cycle before doing the regular laundry.

  • Elena


    I don’t like to put laundry away

  • Elena


    http://twitter.com/#!/ElenaIstomina/status/134323728812216320

  • Liz


    I don’t mind separating the laundry (cathartic) or, SLAMMING the dirty clothes in the washer (see previous parenthesis)oh, how I love the smell and feel of freshly dried laundry…mmmmm…however, nothing crashes me back down to earth quicker than a mountain-sized folding pile. BLECH 🙁 Also, i do laundry EVERY DAY. So, you could lose a small child in that pile and I have (don’t judge!)

  • Amanda Sakovitz


    I hate putting it away! It tends to sit on a table in my room for about a week and then I just take clothes off of it to wear each day lol

  • Amanda Sakovitz


    http://twitter.com/#!/aes529/status/134414485120229376

  • courtney b


    i hate putting the clothes away!!

  • courtney b


    tweet

    http://twitter.com/#!/MeandBells/status/134432722419589120

  • amy pugmire


    i hate folding and putting it away.

  • amy pugmire


    tweeted
    https://twitter.com/#!/1amypugmire/status/134448477500485633

  • Kimberly P.


    I absolutely HATE washing and pairing up socks!

  • edgefarms


    My least favorite thing about laundry are my son’s baseball pants. Why would a team pick WHITE pants to slide into home with?????

  • Tina


    I love the Bounce bar. When I first heard about them, I thought “Who is so lazy that they can’t put a drier sheet in the drier?” Then I tried it! How convenient!! Love your blog.

  • Carrie


    Putting the gosh darn stuff away. My dresser is very telling of my refusal to put my clothes away.

  • Karina


    my least favorite part is folding

  • Kathy


    We have a front loading washer and dryer and I’m short enough that we had to go back and buy the matching stands (?) for both. The washer gets a funky odor from time to time that I hate! Leaving the door ajar after use helps, but since we have several cats, that isn’t safe. I mate socks while I listen to music or watvh TV. Once, I thought I’d be clever and bought my husband ten pair each tan, navy, and black socks. The tans were fine, but after washing the black and navy socks a few times, it was almost impossible to tell which were which! GRRR! I hate discovering wet pillow cases balled up inside an almost dry sheet. The Bounce Bar helps a lot and I love the smell! I cut a Bounce sheet in half for a smaller load or else reuse a whole one.

  • Audrey M


    Definitely strongly dislike folding and putting away.

  • Sonya Morris


    My least favorite thing about laundry is having to do it!! Really, its probably putting it up!! Thank you!! 😀

  • Sonya Morris


    http://twitter.com/#!/catholicfanatic/status/134730778801225729
    Tweeted!!
    Thank you!! 😀

  • Zak


    My least favorite thing about laundry is putting it away. Actually, I hate everything about laundry.

  • Jacky


    My least favorite thing about laundry used to be fishing out all the used dryer sheets before they came out the leg of someone’s pants (because that is embarrasing when it happens at work…). I love the Bounce dryer bar because I still have fresh, static-free clothes and no longer have to fish out those used sheets. Also, I like that there is much less waste with the bar.

  • Elizabeth


    While I’m not great at putting the laundry away (a bad habit I’m already instilling in my children, meaning our dining room table must be excavated before Thanksgiving), I hate finding/smelling the athletic clothes that have been jammed into the bottom of the hamper.

    Teenage boys have a funk found nowhere else on this Earth.

  • Lish


    Socks. That’s why I love summer so much – no socks to lose, wash, match, sort, put away. Ahhh, heaven!

  • Aubreylaine


    Putting everything away once its done!
    littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

  • Anash


    Mandatory Entry: i hate folding clothes!
    Thanks for the opportunity!
    Anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  • Anash


    I tweeted at http://twitter.com/#!/anashct/status/134981360367570944
    email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  • Georgia


    I hate having to put clothes away for sure.

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

  • Georgia


    Tweeted too

    https://twitter.com/#!/gmissycat/status/134981451077787648

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

  • Robin M.


    I hate socks!!!

  • Emily


    I loathe putting the clean laundry in the drawers. I just put it on top of the dresser. It drives my husband insane.

  • Liberty


    My least favorite part of doing laundry is when I go to put a load from the washer into the dryer, only to find that someone has already switched it. Then finding out that they dried all of my clothes that should have been hung up to dry! My poor sweaters! GRRRR!

  • Leann Lindeman


    My washer and dryer are downstairs so my least favorite thing is getting down and back up again… Plus I tend to forget about it and have to wash it over again.

  • joy


    I hate to put it away.

  • Pam


    I have bad knees to going up and down the basement stairs to do laundry is torture! FYI – I also dislike our Ohio winters! I so enjoy your blog!

  • Maria


    I don’t like the folding and the putting away of the clothes.

  • Susan Smith


    I dislike folding and putting laundry away.

  • Susan Smith


    https://twitter.com/#!/susan1215/status/135578625150951424

  • Dee


    My least favorite thing about laundry is all the folding afterward!

  • Dee


    tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/DeeGee13/status/135608589904646144

  • Amanda


    Oh my gosh, I hate everything about laundry. I think that getting it all folded and taken upstairs and put away is the worst.

  • Amanda


    Here’s my tweet! https://twitter.com/#!/LastMomOnEarth/status/135807342825586688

  • Ashley H.


    I hate putting the clothes away.

  • Sarah G


    Sorting the laundry by colors is my least favorite thing to do, because my daughter always messes up my piles. 😛

  • steff


    i hate folding!

  • steff


    http://twitter.com/#!/DesMoinesDealin/status/135922191240933377

  • Jessie C.


    My least favorite part is definitely folding and putting them back into the drawers
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  • Jessie C.


    tweet.http://twitter.com/#!/tcarolinep/status/136343129740685312

  • kakaty


    Putting the clothes away! I always fall down at that step

  • kakaty


    http://twitter.com/#!/kakatywins/status/136455514283442178

  • Managed Chaos


    I hate putting away/hanging up fresh laundry.

  • Amy @ The Nifty Foodie


    I absolutely hate folding the laundry!

  • Dee Dee


    I hate winter too and I hate putting the laundry away!

  • Jayme Marquardt


    My least favorite part of laundry is putting it all away when it is done!

  • Laura K.


    Love Bounce Bars!

  • CHRISTY NORDMANN


    My least favorite thing about laundry is folding and putting it up- and when I dont finding that it has fallen on the floor or the cat has haired it all up.

  • Tabathia B


    the time it takes to wash and dry and then having to put laundry in proper places
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  • Tabathia B


    tweet
    https://twitter.com/#!/ChelleB36/status/138006958518190080
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  • ANGEL JACKLYN


    HONESTLY, EVERYTHING FROM START TO FINISH. IT’S SUCH A HASSLE & TAKES UP SO MUCH TIME!

  • ANGEL JACKLYN


    2ND ENTRY TWEET https://twitter.com/#!/kytah00/status/138093967471419392

  • Crazy Princess


    I don’t mind sorting and actually washing the clothes. It’s the folding and putting away that gets me. Clean clothes will sit in the hamper for a week after I was them. My husband has become very good at ferreting out things from the pile.

  • LAMusing


    I hate trying to fold sheets

  • Norma


    My least favorite thing is pre-treating stains – it takes forever and my eyesight is not great so sometimes I miss spots!

  • beth


    My least favorite part is definitely folding and putting it away.

  • Cynthia


    My LEAST favorite thing about laundry: STATIC CLING.

  • Cynthia


    @lifebycynthia

    I tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/#!/LifebyCynthia/status/138855231491543040

  • brandy


    I hate the folding part. It never seems to end and then I have to put it away!

  • anita b


    FOLDING is the worst!! imnotarunner at gmail dot ocm

  • Kerry


    Folding the socks!

  • Kerry


    tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/KerryBishop/status/139900481576251392

  • Debra F


    I hate folding and putting it all away

  • Tina M


    I hate folding the clothes

  • Tina M


    http://twitter.com/#!/HappyTina0115/status/140656388031524864

  • Penny Goggans


    I’ve never tried the Bounce bar, but I think I would love it! I hate finding sheets everywhere.

  • Rosa


    I have to go outside the home to do my laundry. It is inconvenient sometimes because of the weather. However, it has to be done.

  • rosa


    I don’t mind to do the laundry, except when I have lots of items to fold.

  • karen M


    I think the pretreating the clothes, hands get a bit tired of using that spray pump.
    karenmed409 at comcast dot net

  • Cathy W


    Must be putting it away as I sometimes find things still stacked in little piles…

  • Cathy W


    https://twitter.com/#!/cjwallace43/status/141799707054833664

  • AmazingGreis


    I hate the folding of laundry when it’s all dry and clean.

  • Becky Horn


    I dislike folding the clothes
    sweokgrl@gmail.com

  • Becky Horn


    I tweeted
    sweokgrl@gmail.com
    https://twitter.com/#!/bdiane34/status/142226524559511552

  • Miguelina Salvador


    Going up and down the basement stairs

    babitababita@hotmail.com

  • Miguelina Salvador


    https://twitter.com/#!/zbabita5/status/142409476266397697

    babitababita@hotmail.com

  • cw


    I hate carrying down the dirty laundry

  • Loui♥


    Laundry has never been a problem for me..
    as each load is dried, I fold it on top of the dryer, put it in the basket, to be put away while the next loads are doing.I certain ways of folding sheets and pillow cases together making for neatness in the linen closet.. Ironing my husband’s trousers are really the most tedious of doing laundry..
    but I’m a believer in Bounce.. Denver has very dry air, and I slather lotion continuously.. so the Bounce really saves my day and my skin..
    gotta check out this new dryer bar!!
    hugs.. Loui♥l

  • Cori Westphal


    I don’t mind the washing itself. It’s the folding that gets me. Oh and the fact that EVERY single one of my kids’ socks are turned inside out! Grr!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  • Cori Westphal


    Tweet: http://twitter.com/coriwestphal/statuses/143514916903591937

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  • Lynn


    My least favorite part is folding and putting the clothes away.

  • nanjhall


    I would say my least favorite part is folding the clothes and putting them away.

  • nanjhall


    Tweet: http://twitter.com/njhhb/statuses/143865587469262850

  • Angie K


    Folding and putting them away!!! AND having to sort stuff out of the washer – half to hang, half to dry. Wish I could dump it all in the dryer and go, but alas I worry too much!

  • nan


    running around the house and putting it all away
    nannypanpan at gmail.com

  • Christina Tong


    My least favorite thing about laundry is folding the clothes, so many clothes to fold!

    ctong2[at]gmail[dot]com

  • Christina Tong


    I tweeted about this giveaway:

    https://twitter.com/#!/ctong2/status/143938610981388288

    ctong2[at]gmail[dot]com

  • Kristine Peacock


    My least favorite thing about doing laundry is making sure everyone takes all the junk out of their pockets before I put it in the washer.
    CalifKitties {at} Aol {dot} com

  • Dee Dee


    I tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/#!/ddboyer/status/144068481107771392

  • Errin Kent


    I really hate putting clothes away…in fact most of my once clean and folded clothes are toppling over themselves all over the house, in untidy piles! Ugh.

  • Errin Kent


    Tweeted yo… http://twitter.com/#!/DgoOmNomNom/status/144086644373463040

  • angie lilly


    I hate folding clothes after they are clean and putting them away…I have a bad habit of letting the clean clothes sit clean in the basket for days! LOL

  • angie lilly


    I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/#!/FotoMacro/status/144102733719408640

  • Dorothy Ricks


    I suspect the worst thing about laundry is being the designated “laundress”. Why can’t someone else do this? I’m all for paper clothes myself.

  • Sarah L


    Least favorite thing: doing it.
    Thanks for the contest.

  • Sarah L


    https://twitter.com/#!/slehan/status/144130534459707392

  • Jammie


    My least favorite thing is folding them sweepmorey at gmail dot com

  • Jammie


    tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/mommysdizzy/status/144184625416241152

  • Eugenie


    I like ironing the least. I like ironing the least. I like ironing the least.

  • Howell


    I like folding the least part.

  • Kimberly P.


    I hate sorting socks!

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