This disinfecting laundry detergent keeps my clothes extra clean – TODAY

The fact that viruses can live on surfaces like doorknobs and phones isn’t a big secret — but some people are unaware that similar germs can actually live in your laundry. According to the World Health Organization, the coronavirus can “persist on surfaces for a few hours or up to several days,” which includes clothing and linens.

I was raised by a mother who taught me the basics of household chores, and I learned that bleach had strong germ-killing properties, especially when it comes to laundry. However, most of my clothing falls into the “colors and darks” category meaning that bleach can’t be used.

Instead of killing germs with bleach, one of my family members recommended using the Lysol Laundry Sanitizer — and I haven’t done a load of laundry without it since.

The Lysol Laundry Sanitizer isn’t a detergent. It’s an additive that’s specially formulated to kill germs on your clothes and in your laundry machine. Typically, you would have to use very hot water to get rid of potentially harmful contaminants, but the Lysol Laundry Sanitizer can kill bacteria even when you run a cold cycle.