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The Samsung Power Foam Laundry Machine and a $100 Best Buy Gift Card (CLOSED)

I don't remember exactly when it started, but at some point my Cheap talked to my Crunchy and together they decided I should become one of those people who make their own laundry detergent.

I'll give you a minute to recover from the shock of that statement. I know. Me? Crunchy? Ummm...yeah, I kind of am. Crunchy enough to make laundry detergent, that is.

The thing is, it solved a lot of problems. For one thing, it costs way less money. As in, we now spend less than $5 per month on laundry soap, instead of $5 per week. That gets a big ol' thumbs up from me, for sure. The other huge advantage is that it's safer. The husband is crazy allergic to most laundry soaps. We're talking about the kind of allergic where using something with artificial dyes or fragrances will send him to the hospital for a few days. By making our own, we control the ingredients and can be sure that nothing winds up in the washing machine that will make him an itchy, hive-covered, mess.

Total win.

(BTW, we use 1 cup of Borax, 1 cup of washing soda, and one bar of grated soap--all it takes is 2 tablespoons of the mixture per load of laundry. SERIOUSLY. It really does work.)

The only laundry dilemma we still have going is that our washer is tiny. It looks at king-sized comforters and laughs hysterically. "You want me to do what?" it says as I try to cram more than four pair of jeans inside. It just plain ignores any attempts at getting it to do more than a day's worth of laundry, which makes the laundry pile pretty much never-ending. We have to do a load every single day or we wind up behind. Which, BOOOOOO! HISSSSSS!

Thus, I covet the Samsung Power Foam Laundry Machine. Like, BAD. People, it can wash up to 28 towels at one time. We don't even own 28 towels. Do you understand how much time it would free up if we could get down to just doing laundry every other day instead of every day?

I could finish painting the dining room.

I could edge garden.

I could figure out a way to get the kitten to stop swinging from the chandelier.

WAIT! I could manage to actually put away all of the laundry!

Why doesn't Samsung make a machine that can do that? I mean, seriously. If you can make a washer that can handle 28 towels at one time, why not make something that folds underwear and sticks them in the appropriate drawer? I know we can't be the only people around who operate out of laundry baskets. Everything is clean, it just never ends up in the drawer. If a machine could handle that part for me?

Oh, what a wonderful world that would be!


If you had a Samsung Power Foam Laundry Machine that could handle all of your laundry in one load, what would you do with your newfound spare time? Share your answer in the comments and you could win a $100 Best Buy gift card. Sweepstakes runs 6/8-6/30 and there are other chances to win here.


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Reader Comments (376)

I already have a pretty rockin' Samsung front loader that does about 25 woot shirts at a time so I know a little about having some extra free time during laundry. I enjoy spending that time Tweeting and generally doing fun stuff since this fall I'm going to disappear off the face of the earth when school starts. Woooooo!

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdahcheet

I can NOT keep up with laundry! I always have a ton waiting for me and find myself occasionally thinking fondly of the laundromat days when i could use the giant machines. If I got laundry done faster, I'd have more time to read. Or be with the kids. Or meet up with friends. or anything but laundry.

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGina

We also make our own soap and have the teeny-tiny washer!

With all that extra time I would take the dogs for another walk and then take a nap!

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCrista

Oh my word. That washer looks awesome. I'd use my extra free time to read--maybe I could actually finish a library book in 1-2 weeks, instead of 6!

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

With said Samsung Power Foam Laundry Machine , we would actually lounge on the oversized beach towels that we got 10 yrs ago for a wedding gift, but never use because our current Lears WhenMore Than Small Amounts of Laundry are loaded just can't handle the Big Towels. Or a tiny bathroom rug. Or more than two large anythings. Because the comforter on my son's bed would be cleaned regularly, rather than dragged once a year to the dry cleaners, his room would have that fresh clean feeling, and all his friends would be in harmony when they're up there playing. In the extra time gained I would build Legos, plant flowers, paint the basement, sing Kumbayah (regularly), rip out the ancient tile in our bathroom, and be a better and more upstanding citizen.

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaura Ellis

I have a new washer as mine crapped out 5 days after the kids were born- I marched into Sears Outlet, handed them my card, and said "find me a new washer in 15 mins, I have twins to feed". But I do so covet the base- bending over to load those washers hurts! With all the extra time I would have (ya know, from not bending over, ha!) I would sleep. Pure unadulterated sleep.

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTwinMamaTeb

Oh! I'd use it for the the ever growing giant pink load that takes over my laundry area every weekend! I could actually do ANYTHING other than pink laundry, like the adult clothing in the house! What a wonderful world it would be...

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAna

Forget all the rest of that. I want it just for the "delay start up to 24 hours"!!!!

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjdp

I might find some time to finish To Kill a Mockingbird that I have been trying to finish for 3 years now.

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMegrcam51

Wow, that is an awesome-looking machine!

If I had a washer like that, I would hope to clean the rest of my house with all my extra time. (who am I kidding, I would probably waste the time at the pool on or twitter)

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbarb


June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMegrcam51

I've been making my own laundry soap too and it is soooo much cheaper! Love it! That washing machine is seriously awesome. I really don't know where all of the dirty clothes come from. I swear they multiply in the hampers when I'm not looking. If I had a sweet machine like that I would have more time to spend hanging out with the kids or doing the 50 million projects on my house to do list.

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterErin G

I seriously can't keep up with laundry, and yes, we live out of baskets too. More free time? I'm voting for extra quality time with my Kindle. :)

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

I would actually have time to enjoy my Saturday afternoons rather than keeping track of the time to know when I have to start a new load.

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

I would spend the time bike riding with my family!

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAppleTom9

I would use the time to play softball with Jack. It's his new obsession!

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered Commentertehamy

I'd spend more time knitting. And maybe setting up an Etsy shop to rid myself of all the extra knitting...

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

I would use all the extra time to play with the kids outside and walk with them :)

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterOverMom!/OverMom/status/78528534557114369
I tweeted :)

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterOverMom

With a house full of kids, we do at least one load of laundry per day. I usually stay up late, after the rest of the family is asleep and wait for the laundry to be done, so I can fold it. Then, in the morning, I put all the laundry away. With being able to cut down on the amount of time I do laundry, I'd be able to go to sleep a little earlier, which I'd really love.
Thanks so much.

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMargaret Smith

I tweeted:

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMargaret Smith

I do about 20 loads a week. If I could decrease that even a little... Sometimes I am up late due to laundry so it could get me more sleep which I need more than anything else. Oh and maybe unpack some more boxes...

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

I'd be able to rock my diaper washing process.

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

I would find a way to never have to put laundry away again (we also operate out of laundry baskets 75% of the time)

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle Smiles

I would take a nap.

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAdrienne gordon

I'd love to have free time to read a magazine from cover to cover - such a ridiculous wish but I have this HUGE stack of magazines I want to read and have no idea when I'll get to them. Let's not even talk about when I could read an actual book again - I would so need that machine that puts my laundry away for me!

I do think I'm going to have to try to make laundry detergent now - I've been reading about it and this settles it :)

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMel

Great I'm a twitter idiot - I have no idea how to get a link to my tweet but I know I did it -!/melinda1110 - not sure that works!

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMel

I should say I would dust more, but let's go with read more!

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterfacie

I'd spend time practicing piano!

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

I work full-time and go to school full-time, so I would use that extra free time to play more with my son.

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

I would catch up on my reading.

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca Graham


June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca Graham

Hmmm...I would...I would....SHELLAC MY NAILS! Or take a nap. It's a toss up.

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarly

Hmmm...I would...I would....SHELLAC MY NAILS! Or take a nap. It's a toss up.

Er, forgot to include email...disregard duplicate post above.

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarly

Tweeted:!/virtualcarly/status/78652235260760064 You made me learn how to link a tweet, which is AWESOME!

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarly

I would take a LONG bubble bath.

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered Commenternicole

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMom4everandever

maybe I would sleep then again I can sleep when I die- ...probably enjoy the warm summer breeze and work in the garden more with the kiddos and watch the birds

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMom4everandever

I would spent more time shopping with my daughters.

June 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGay Tillman

I would clean out my closets.

June 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTari L.

I would go to the Steelers game!!!!

June 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjoni

I would spend more time outside with my kids!
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June 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLori A.

ljatwood at gmail dot com

June 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLori A.

With my extra time I would read more books

June 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeather S


June 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeather S

i'd like to say i'd exercise and lose the last ten baby-weight pounds. but really i'd probably just watch more tv. ;)

June 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Hirsch

I'd use the extra time to sit on my deck and read.

June 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCynthia C


June 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCynthia C

spare time? what is that? Wow what would I do? Read a book? Take a nap? watch TV that doesn't involve cartoons? I know...I'll take a walk and smell the flowers

June 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercatherine copeland

I would spend way more time in my garden...mostly weeding.

June 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersarah
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