I don’t want fabric softener in my laundry. The machine is in Spanish, I think. I’m in Barcelona so maybe it’s in Catalan and that’s the thing that always confuses me about this place. Sometimes it’s Catalan or nothing. Other times it’s Castillian. I can’t read either so cancelling the softener is out of the question. I pack light and only bring quick dry clothing. Softener coats the fibers of the garments and ruins their ability to wick moisture and do the things I want them to do the most – repel water and quick dry.
The big sign just inside the door, that’s also in English, went entirely unnoticed by yours truly. 4 minutes into the wash cycle, I saw it. 4 minutes after I’d already added my perfume, dye, and softener-free soap pod that I’d carted from the States into the mix.
- Load only your clothing and Don’t Add Soap!