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Where Do You Search for Real Estate?

My recent FSBO experience has me wondering if I'm targeting the right websites to advertise my house.
A co-worker tells me some outrageous stat that 90% of home buyers go to Realtor.com, which of course, I can't be on because I don't have a Realtor. But I don't know anyone who goes to this site. When I've asked friends, everyone says Zillow.com, Redfin.com, Craigslist.org and/or a local newspaper's website.

So help me, which websites (and other sources) do you go to to look for real estate?

Is the Robby Wash up to the task?

Robby Wash: A Better Kind of Clean?

I once took the advice of my Mom and tried substituting those prickly plastic Dryer Balls for standard dryer sheets. I liked the idea of keeping unnecessary chemicals away from my clothes (dryer sheets can have all sorts of toxic chemicals impregnated into them). What I found, though, was that the Dryer Balls didn't do much to soften the clothes or reduce static. And they certainly did nothing to improve the smell.

I have yet to try "laundry balls," the dryer balls' washing machine counterpart. Just today I saw an announcement that Oransi, manufacturer of a laundry ball option popular in Europe, will be selling its balls that they purport to save over 75 lbs. of traditional detergent over a 12 month period.

Each hypoallergenic ball--called "Robby Wash"--contains 10 ounces of "macro-molecules" of detergent which get released into the laundry load in hot or cold cycles. The refillable balls apparently last two to three years and
cost $32.95. One 10-ounce "load" of the special detergent in the ball lasts 120 wash cycles (or 12 months, according to the site).

For a video demo on how the Robby Wash works, check out their YouTube video.

The undying question: do these types of detergent-replacement solutions work? I like the idea of eliminating traditional detergents, which aren't the best for the environment, but I want my washing detergent--in whatever form it comes--to actually work. $30 isn't much to spend for a trial run with Robby Wash, so I may just give this one a try.

Would you try the Robby Wash?

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