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Old 01-24-2017, 05:57 AM
 
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Old 01-24-2017, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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32 loads worth of Awesome Laundry Detergent is a buck at the 99centsOnly Store. And it's good stuff so to me this is not worth the savings.
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Old 01-24-2017, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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An extra spin cycle in the washer can also reduce drying time (the more expensive part) in the dryer.
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Old 01-24-2017, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Since clothes usually cost more than laundry detergent, it doesn't make sense to skimp on detergent, especially if there are "gross, sweaty areas" of the clothes. Over time the odor will build up and you'll end up having to replace the clothing sooner than you would otherwise.

You shouldn't use fabric softener with towels because it decreases their absorbency.
WASHING your clothes does NOT make them last longer.. it wears them out..
i tend to wear my jeans about 1 week before washing... shirts more often..
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Old 01-24-2017, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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WASHING your clothes does NOT make them last longer.. it wears them out..
i tend to wear my jeans about 1 week before washing... shirts more often..
the point was that your clothes would become unwearable if you get sweat and other odor permeated into them to the point that they never come clean.
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Old 01-24-2017, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Bay Area California
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IMO dryer sheets are entirely unnecessary. Also, when you use them with towels, they decrease the absorbancy of the towels over a period of time because the chemicals "coat" the fiber of the towels.

Static cling is generally caused by overdrying your clothes. Take everything out when it's still just barely damp. Give it a good shake, lay it flat or hang for a brief period then fold.

All dryer sheets really do is add perfume to your over-dried laundry.
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Old 01-24-2017, 02:22 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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WASHING your clothes does NOT make them last longer.. it wears them out..
Point missed....

no one said that at all.
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Old 01-27-2017, 06:09 AM
 
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I've been skipping detergent every third tme or so with my clothes in the washer because there is usually enough residue in them that it still suds up and they still get pretty clean.

Just use a pre-treater (or carpet cleaner or upholstry cleaner) on the armpit parts and other gross sweaty areas of your clothes and add spme baking soda and maybe distilled white vinegar to it and it does just fine.

You can also put a small squirt of dish liquid in there, but very little. Like maybe 1/8 of a teaspoon.

i also cut dryer sheets in half.

I do the same thing for dishes in the dish washer on occasion. Two small drops of dish liquid with baking soda and salt in the resovoir along with some vinegar in the bottom of the dishwasher gets most dishes just as clean as detergents do. Very greasy dishes and pans I do by hand anyway.

Baking soda and distilled white vinegar is what you use to clean your washer and dishwasher anyway so using that on occasion also keeps your machines clean and gets rid of a lot of soap and grease residue.

You can also wash clean clothes, especially towels, with that mixture to refresh and soften them because it strips away all the built up fabric softener from most fabric.
For laundry, as my clothes don't get very dirty, I put about half the clothes in, pour enough liquid tide detergent to just cover the bottom of the cup, pour that into the clothes I have already added, then put the rest of the clothes in, and add the same amount of detergent in and the full load of clothes come out fine.

I do not need fabric softener or dryer sheets at all.
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Old 01-27-2017, 11:46 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I'd been using those Tide pods but when I run out I will go to liquid and just use less. I'd read somewhere that for most loads people use 4 times what they really need.

I'm in an apartment and can't use a clothesline though.
You can use a drying rack, the folding wooden ones. My clothes used to come out stiffer and more wrinkled when I hung them to dry, so for me it wasn't worth the bother.
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Old 01-27-2017, 01:40 PM
 
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I think the people who make detergent want people to believe they need to use a lot in every wash.


Same thing with shampoo, they try to convince us we need to wash our hair every day and use lots of shampoo and wash, rinse, repeat. It strips the hair of natural oils. I don't use shampoo every day.
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