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Old 03-18-2017, 09:24 PM
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Originally Posted by lottamoxie View Post
It would be gross to not use any kind of substance to help loosen and lift out the unseen soiling that is left on clothes, sheets, towels. If one is doing that as some kind of frugal measure, that's just ridiculous.

Since this topic is posted in the frugal section, if being that level of cheap is that important, then give up the washer/dryer altogether and go back in time to using a wash board and a bar of laundry soap and sit by a creek and hand wash your laundry, then hang it out to dry.
This entire thread is cracking me up! Lol.
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Old 03-19-2017, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Flamingo13 View Post
You can't "wash" clothes w/o detergent - that would be RINSING.
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Old 03-22-2017, 09:01 PM
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Originally Posted by TruckWife518 View Post
This entire thread is cracking me up! Lol.
Even better, there are two of them!

I have to go now take a shower with no soap and rinse my hair with no shampoo ........... then I will waste a ****-ton of water, electricity, wear and tear on my w/d and my clothes to put them through that whole process with no detergent.

I'll be rich soon.
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Old 03-25-2017, 05:22 PM
Location: Albuquerque NM
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I have sensitive skin and use a Free and Clear detergent and double rinse in a non-HE washing machine but still occasionally have issues with dry, itchy skin. That is when I might wash my clothes without laundry detergent once or twice. I should try cutting the detergent in half. And there is no way that I want an HE machine until I confirm that the rinse features have improved as friends have had problems with their children developing eczema from the residual detergents left in clothing by these machines. While bathing I use a hydrating cleanser sparingly for certain areas such as the underarms but not for the entire body and bathe only every other day. All of this and using special sensitive skin lotions and creams have alleviated many of my skin problems.
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