There’s something about doing household chores that just puts people off. You know you have to get it done, but choose to sit on it and at the end of it all, nothing actually happens. That pile of dirty laundry keeps piling higher; that one dead corner is attracting more dust than ever before… the list goes on.

Amongst them all, I do prefer doing the laundry and not so much of the other chores (I’ll get to how I deal with those soon). The thought of washing, hanging and folding laundry may not be the most interesting thing to do, but I try to make the best out of it, given how regularly it needs to be done.

Method Laundry Detergent

I first switched from powder to liquid detergent – specifically the Method series – simply out of curiosity, and have stuck with it ever since. I may be biased but my laundry does indeed smell fresher (and seems cleaner too?) than before.

Sorry Mom.

The Method laundry detergent comes in a variety of unique scents such as Beach Sage, Spring Garden and Ginger Mango. However the scents do stick to your fresh laundry after each wash. If you’re not a fan of scented clothes, the Free + Clear will be a better option for you.

Softwice Laundry Capsules

More recently, I chanced upon a rather interesting alternative: capsule detergents. It felt like a game changer to me, as I no longer need to second-guess the amount of detergent needed each time I do my laundry.

For some reason, this one small cake is far more effective than one full cap of liquid detergent.

Well at least, that’s what Softwice laundry capsules claim to be. Given how effective and straightforward it looks, I’m tempted to get one to see the difference for myself.

Similar to Method, they do have a limited edition scented version as well that perhaps is much closer to home: Sakura Cherry Blossom.

But here’s the thing: I can buy the best detergent out there, but if my washing machine itself is dirty, are my clothes really clean? It’s never crossed my mind that I can and should wash my washing machine. At least the drum of the machine, that is. Because that’s where all my dirty clothes go to.

Until I chanced upon this product.

Gong100 Washer Cleaner

I’ve always thought that the various detergents I’ve used to wash my clothes every other week will be enough to clean my washing machine too. But it does make perfect sense to wash it separately, now made possible with the Gong100 Washer Cleaner.

Here’s a before and after image of a Qoo10 customer who had bought and tested it:

The washing machine looked cleaner (see before and after photos). The lint bag (which I cleaned out just before doing this) also caught quite a bit of yucky stuff. The smell from my washing machine seems to be gone too.


Given that it’s free from harmful substances such as paraben, phosphate and chlorine, I’m really amazed at how one sachet of the Gong100 Washer Cleaner does its job really well. The whole cycle only needs to be done once a month and that doesn’t sound too much of a chore!

So when’s the last time you washed your washing machine?