FtLoC Team Love

Here you can learn about the team behind the Facebook group, Laundry Love & Cleaning Science (LL&CS), and this website, For the Love of Clean. We are all very happy to be a part of the group and this website, and bring the science behind laundry and cleaning to you!
Heather DeVoll
Hi! I’m Heather and I’m a teacher-turned-SAHM. My husband and I met freshman year of college in Monterey and have been married for 6 years. Now we’re living the dream here in central California with our 1-year-old son and our Lab/Shepherd mix. In addition to being a self-proclaimed neat freak, I also love gardening, making art, and sewing. My family is very environmentally conscious. We cloth diaper our son, compost, and use unpaper towels.
My current detergents are Tide Original powder (for diapers) and Kirkland Environmentally Responsible liquid (for everything else). I also use Calgon, Borax, Biz, and Shout in various combinations. What can I say, I like options! I love my Samsung front loaders! Some of my favorite cleaning tools and products are my Dyson vacuum, Bissell Little Green Machine, Bar Keeper’s Friend, Method all-purpose cleaner (the scents!), and dawn/vinegar. I love being a part of Laundry Love and getting to share everything I’ve learned with others, especially if it can make their lives a little bit easier.

Brittany Gorman
Hi! I’m a 24 year old stay-at-home Mom to Irish Twins, Alexander and Thea. I married my best friend in 2013 after chasing him for 6 years! We live about an hour outside of Philadelphia, PA. I have always been a bit of an organization and cleaning nut; everything has its place and that place is where it should always be. I’m formally a “use whatever is cheapest” person, until I found myself here and converted to Persil. Bleach is my bestie. I don’t find a need for much else in my cleaning arsenal and am very much a “keep it simple” cleaner. I’m thrilled to be a part of the admin team and cannot wait to share what I know plus learn from all of you!

Whitney Hogan
Hi everyone! My name is Whitney and I am a 27-year-old SAHM. I have been married to my best friend and partner crime for 7 years. Together we have 3 children aging 6,4, and 1. My little family currently resides in Northern Cali.
We are an *almost* paper free home. We cloth diaper, use mama cloth, unpaper towels, and napkins, etc. Add all that to everyday laundry and I’m always washing something. BUT! That is perfectly okay, because I find laundry fun and relaxing.
I have lived in areas with all kinds of water from soft to the nasty iron rich well water. Currently, we have hard city water, which is very manageable. I currently wash in either Tide original powder or Gain with either Calgon or Borax (whatever is on hand). I use a 6-year-old Roper simple top loading washer and dryer, so no HE here. I love my clothesline and if my husband would let me, I’d line dry everything. Hand washing, delicates, stains, bleach, or heavily soiled it doesn’t bother me. I love what challenges every load of laundry may bring.

Jessica Lingo
Hi! I’m a 31-year-old stay at home mom, I live in northern Ohio. I have two sons and my nephew and niece. They are 11, 8, 7 and 5 plus two dogs that all keep me on my toes with plenty of messes. I’m gonna be honest cleaning and me we don’t get along. I would much rather be curled up reading a book or baking. But my boyfriend works a very unconventional shift so it falls to me. I love persil, odoban, biz – powder, bar keepers friend, La Awesome and method cleaners.

Christine McCullough
Hi, I’m Christine! I’m a 28-year-old SAHM to 3 kids, ages 9, 7, and 3. I also have a Golden Retriever and a black cat. I live in the Seattle, WA area. I used to really struggle with keeping up with house cleaning and laundry. About a year ago, I stumbled across some cleaning routine and organizing/decluttering videos on YouTube that really inspired me. I got everything in order and really figured out that it’s much easier to have a daily routine that keeps you on top of everything and keeps your house from becoming too overwhelming. I love helping people who are in the same boat that I was in!
Some of my favorite cleaning products/tools/brands: E-cloth (mop, general purpose cloth, polishing cloth), Universal Stone cleaner, Force of Nature, Costco Baby Wipes, Frosch, and Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away vacuum.

Tamara Pendergrass
I am 34 years old and currently a SAHM to 2 boys, with a little girl coming soon. I grew up as a military brat, and met my husband in high school chemistry. He is now in the Air Force. I have a bachelor in math with a minor in physics, as well as a masters in math. I taught high school math and physics for 10 years before this last move. I love to read, knit, and crochet. I also love for things to be clean and organized. Organization is a strength, and I love to help others get organized (my house has a lot of lists and binders for different things).

Amanda Perez
Hello! I’m a 35-year-old stay at home mom to my two wonderful sons, a 2½-year-old (3 in April 2015) and an 8-month-old. Prior to being a SAHM, I was a behaviorist working primarily with children with Autism. I have a Master’s degree in Psychology, a second Master’s degree in Teaching with an Emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis, and a national certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. I have both my sons in cloth diapers. I am married to a wonderful man whom I met in 2009. We were married (eloped) at the local courthouse in October 2010 and our first son was born in 2012. What can I say, we moved fast! I stopped working when my first son was almost one year for a variety of reasons to be home with my son. My husband works very hard to make this a possibility for us.

Deborah Wadsworth
I am near 60, married, with a variety of laundry challenges such as farm, various uniforms, livestock, mechanic, pets for example. I have seen Tide powder growing from a single product to an expanded product line.
I have worn several hats in my career including at a hospital and with computers. Printer ink can be a challenge unless you know about Lestoil.
I live near Amish who year around line dry. Like the Amish I hang clothes all year around and even with a foot of snow on the ground – the secret is to watch the humidity. Clothes do not dry when there is high moisture in the air.
Hand washing stained clothes using our Infographics on Small Scale Strip & Deep Clean has done amazing Miracles removing stains & odors on my stuff and hope it helps you too.
My laundry loves are: Persil 2 in 1, Tide Ultra, 20 Mule Team Borax, OxiClean Versatile, OxiClean White Revive, PineSol original pine, Lestoil, Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda, Calgon for example.
My cleaning loves are: Dawn Dish soap, Arm & Hammer Baking Soda, salt, White vinegar, Mr. Clean product line, Bleach, E-cloth from stores, ammonia, Bar Keepers Friend.
I make mistakes, get frustrated, have cleaning issues, and just like many others have things go not as planned….😱 Life happens.
Love this group since joining and have learned a lot from Admins, Mods, and members .
I love to read and try new things since learning does not stop at graduation nor at a certain age.
I enjoy helping others and it makes me happy if I can help. I am honored to be part of this amazing Admin group and hope to be part of offering you solutions so you can choose what will work best for you.

Lexi Watts
Hi, I’m Lexi! I am 30 years old, SAHM to my 9 year old daughter.
I LOVE laundry! Clean clothes make me happy 😄 I enjoy cleaning in general, and my arsenal of products.
I love helping others, and I will always give you an honest answer. If I don’t know something or haven’t used a specific product, I will tell you and help you find a solution that works best for you and your family.

Tiffany Wilks
Hi! I’m Tiffany. I’m a cleaning and organizing guru. I love the science behind the clean, finding out why it works or why it doesn’t. I’m currently a stay at home mom, but hoping to open my own cleaning business sometime within the next 2 years.