grabgreen answers faq's
Frequently asked questions about grabgreen. Read more….
grabgreen laundry how-tos
Great advice, no matter how long you've been doing your own laundry! Read more….
grabgreen ironing how-tos
Keep your clothes looking their best! Read more….
grabgreen folding how-tos
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grabgreen answers faq's
Q: What exactly does "naturally-derived ingredients" mean?
A: It means organic and mineral based ingredients, all derived from nature-based sources.
Q: How is grabgreen for sensitive skin?
A: grabgreen can be safer for people who suffer from allergies, asthma, and multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS). There are no added fragrances or dyes, and most grabgreen liquid products are based on soybean or canola oil, which minimizes the risk of an adverse reaction.
Q: Are your products kosher?
A: No, but we're working on it.
Q: Are the pods biodegradable?
A: Yes. Pods are made with water-soluble film, which is fully biodegradable in water and has no negative effects on the water system. The water-soluble film does not open: the film and powder concentrate will fully dissolve in the water within 5 seconds.
Q: Why are many of your products fragrance-free?
A: Those who suffer from allergies are highly sensitive to fragrances. Add your own scents with a couple of drops of your favorite essential oils.
Q: Why are the detergents and laundry add-ins packaged in a pouch?
A: The pouch helps us reduce waste. Our pouches contain less plastic than traditional big plastic jugs and since we're not using those heavy liquid detergent jugs, there's much less energy wasted on transporting the products.
Q: Are the detergent products septic safe?
A: Absolutely, yes.
Q: How are your laundry pods easy to use?
A: Simply grab & toss a pod into the washer drum…don't get confused between the washer drum the detergent dispenser, all you need to do is toss the pod into the washer drum along with your clothes. There's no mess because grabgreen's™ 3-in-1 Laundry Detergent is pre-measured and packaged in water soluble film, eliminating dripping liquid detergent mess and avoiding wasteful over-pours.
Q: How do you reduce waste?
A: We take every opportunity to reduce waste, as an example, our 3-in-1 Laundry Detergent is made of powder which means we don't add water to our cleaning formula unlike liquid detergents which add up to 2/3 water. And since we formulated a highly concentrated powder, there's less weight and volume, which equates to less energy waste in transporting. As an example, to transport 1 truck of 670,000 loads of powder detergent, it would take 2 and ½ trucks to transport the same amount of liquid detergent. Less storage space?
Q: How do you figure?
A: Our product packaging is 98% less than big heavy liquid detergent jugs and our formulas are highly concentrated so you don't need to use as much…all in all, grabgreen™ products are smaller in size and take up less storage space. How are your products easy to carry? Little pouches mean less to carry, no more "lug-a-jug" from the grocery store, no more "lift-a-jug" to your laundry cabinet.
Q: Can the pods be used in cold water?
A: Yes. The pod can easily dissolve in cold water. When a pod is dropped in 50 degrees cold water, the detergent is completely released within 10 seconds with mild agitation.
grabgreen shares their best laundry tips…
Start by sorting clothing into batches. One for whites, one for darks, one for light colors and the other for delicate fabrics like sweaters and undergarments. Reviewing the manufacturer's care label for special instructions. Check to see if clothes are colorfast: dampen a small area in an unseen area like the inseam, wait a few moments and dab with a clean white cloth or paper towel to see if the color transfers. If it does, launder it separately; include an old white sock or hankie until it emerges untainted.
Now, don't throw everything into the washer drum just yet…Check clothes for loose hems, seams or buttons. Be sure to repair it or it will become worse. Inspect clothes for stains. Attempt to identify the stain and apply a stain remover solution. We suggest using our stain specific stain removers, Grab & Dab, regardless of which stain solution you choose follow stain manufacturer's instructions. And, pre-soak heavily soiled clothing for 20 to 30 minutes before washing.
select detergent and wash…
You're just about ready to put the clothing into the washing machine. Select the appropriate laundry detergent based on the batch type; we suggest using grabgreen™'s 3-in-1 Laundry Detergent for all color loads, Delicate Laundry Detergent for delicate fabrics, and Bleach Alternative for removing stains and brightening whites. Be sure to add the recommended amounts for your batch size of your preferred detergent first, then pile in the clothes. Place clothes loosely and evenly in the wash machine. Once the washing cycle is complete, check stains that were treated and repeat as necessary. Stain removal success is dependent on the type of stain and the freshness.
Prior to adding everything to the dryer, review the manufacturer's care label of the clothing you are not sure of. Shake out clothes that have been twisted during the wash cycle and place in dryer. Do not overload dryer or over dry clothing; shrinkage is caused by heat from either the washer or dryer. High heat and over drying is hard on clothing and wastes energy. Removing clothing before It's too dry reduces wrinkles and wear & tear making them last longer. If this step isn't efficient enough to avoid wrinkles, shake out and iron right out of the dryer. To save ironing time and energy, immediately iron. The wrinkles haven't set yet and the clothing is easier to iron. Hanging clothes right out of the dryer can eliminate the need to iron them. We suggest using an eco-friendly hanger which is made of environmentally friendly paper. Clothing line or hanging rack for tumble-dried clothing is the most gentle method and is best to conserve energy.
Lastly, don't forget to dispose of the lint in your dryer. Did you know some people collect dryer lint to create paper?
grabgreen shares great ironing tips….
Make sure you have a stable ironing board covered with a clean ironing pad and a good quality iron. We prefer an iron that releases a good amount of steam and an adjustable temperature dial. Be prepared by keeping a pressing cloth handy in case you're ironing wool or shiny surface fabrics and a spray bottle filled with water. When choosing a temperature setting, begin with the lower range and increase as needed. We recommend ironing when the clothes are right out of the dryer and are still a bit damp. If the clothing is not, spray a good amount of water on both sides of the clothing, this will make ironing easier and faster. And, always keep the iron moving.
ironing a shirt…
- Begin with the reverse side of the collar; gently pull fabric away from iron to avoid those annoying puckering lines.
- Iron the inside of the cuffs.
- Next iron the inside of the front and placket panels. Place a pressing cloth on top of the buttons to pad them while you're ironing. You don't want to scratch bottom surface of your iron.
- Using the narrow side of the ironing board, iron the outside of the sleeves.
- Then iron the outside of the cuffs.
- Using the squared side of the board, iron inside the yoke, this is the section that rests on your shoulders.
- Iron the outside of the yoke and front panels. Always iron around the buttons, not on top of them. Besides burning a shirt, a melted button is the next worst experience.
- Complete by finishing the outside of the collar.
- Hang on an eco-hanger and fasten the top button to secure the shirt from shifting and falling off.
ironing a sweater…
- Turn sweater inside out.
- Turn setting to warm/medium setting with steam.
- Place clean white cloth on sweater.
- Gently press down and use the steam feature on your iron.
- Fold or wear sweater once cool.
ironing a pair of pants…
- Start by ironing the inside waistband.
- Turn out pockets and iron so they will lay flat and iron the pocket area outside the pants and tuck pocket back.
- Iron in pleats, if any, and finish the rest of the front.
- Match up both pant legs by aligning seams, fold back the top leg and iron the inside of the bottom leg. Be sure to iron right up to the seam and then do the inside of the other leg.
- Assemble both legs together, iron the outside of the top leg lightly, flip pants over and finish ironing.
- Hang on an hanger.
- Remove freshly laundered sheets from dryer slightly damp. It makes it easier to get the wrinkles out.
- Find a large surface to iron on, you can use a regular ironing board.
- Don't be stingy on the steam. Use the steam setting on the iron.
- Begin by folding the sheet in half, but place something on the floor to avoid the sheet touching the floor.
- Avoiding the fold, iron both sides.
- Fold the sheet in half again, iron both sides, again.
- See how to fold a sheet for the final folding steps and that's it.
folding a short sleeve shirt…
- Lay shirt face down.
- With your hand, smooth out any wrinkles.
- Fold in one side lengthwise, the edge of the sleeve should be in the center of the shirt, repeat with the other sleeve.
- Fold up the bottom so it is aligned with the bottom of the sleeves.
- Fold once more to the top of the collar or neck band.
folding a sweater or long sleeve shirt…
- Begin by laying it flat face down.
- Fold one sleeve straight across to the opposite side and repeat with the other sleeve.
- Fold one side in so the corner of the sweater is at the center point and repeat..
- Depending on the size of the clothing, fold up from the bottom, once or twice..
folding a pair of pants…
- Align seams and cuffs then lay on a flat surface.
- Fold one third of the pant up from the bottom and then fold up once more. If you're folding pleated pants, simply fold lengthwise along the pleat instead of at the seams. Then follow the same steps.
folding fitted sheets…
- Lay sheet on a bed or flat surface.
- Fold in half by aligning corners.
- Slide the corners on the right side into each other and repeat on the other side.
- Fold the sheet again so that all four corners are stacked on top of each other.
- Align the edges.
- Fold the folded sheet into thirds.
- Then fold in half again.
folding flat sheets…
- Lay sheet on a bed or flat surface.
- Fold in half by aligning corners.
- Fold in half twice more so you have one long strip.
- Fold the strip in half.
- And fold in half again unless you have a large sheet then fold it into thirds.