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Old 01-01-2012, 02:07 AM
 
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I love Tied but I've used Gain and today I bought a 165oz of Arm&Hammer from Target for $8.67.

That's a good deal.

BTW, the above are liquid detergents.

What about you?
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Old 01-01-2012, 09:47 AM
 
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My kids are mostly grown, and we rarely have anything badly soiled. Arm and Hammer is well priced, and does the job for me.

I can't conceive of paying the going rate for Tide. I suppose if it came down to ruined clothes or Tide, I might feel differently.

Target's Up & Up was rated highly by Consumer's magazine, but I haven't tried it.
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Old 01-01-2012, 12:15 PM
 
Location: N. Ga
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I got fed up about a year ago... I started making my own and I love it!
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Old 01-01-2012, 01:10 PM
 
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I got fed up about a year ago... I started making my own and I love it!
The pretty neat. How do you make it?
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Old 01-01-2012, 01:28 PM
 
Location: N. Ga
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1 bar of shaved bar soap (Ivory, ZOTE, Fels-Naptha)
1 cup of borax
1 cup of washing soda

Shave soap. Put in sauce pan with one cup of water. (Or enough to cover). Heat on low to medium heat stirring until all the soap is dissolved.

Take a five gallon bucket put warm solution in, add borax and washing soda. Fill with hot water, cover, and let sit overnight. Next morning... stir well...

This makes a concentrate that should be mixed 1 part to 1 part water...
1 cup top loading machine
1/2 cup front loading machine
however... I just use the concentrate straight. It does a very good job, smells good, economical, and bonus.. is also multi-purpose. My neighbor started using on her hard wood floors as a floor cleaner and it works great there too.

Cost for me:
1 bar Fels Naptha 99 cents
1 box 20 Mule Team 3.99 (should make about 4 batches)
1 box Washing SODA 3.00 (about 4 batches)

Thus 20 gallons of concentrate cost me roughly 11.00 dollars.

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Old 01-01-2012, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Here or There
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My kids are mostly grown, and we rarely have anything badly soiled. Arm and Hammer is well priced, and does the job for me.

I can't conceive of paying the going rate for Tide. I suppose if it came down to ruined clothes or Tide, I might feel differently.

Target's Up & Up was rated highly by Consumer's magazine, but I haven't tried it.
I have tried it--not bad at all. I was using Arm&Hammer's liquid detergent, but the Target I bought it from stopped carrying the scent I liked, so I was tried Up&Up while looking for something else...
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Old 01-01-2012, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I use Awesome from the 99Cents Only Store. 1$ for 32 loads of washing. And it works great.
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Old 01-01-2012, 02:45 PM
 
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WOW.......that is cool.

I might try that just for the hell of it. I'd enjoy the process of making it.








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Originally Posted by aus10 View Post
1 bar of shaved bar soap (Ivory, ZOTE, Fels-Naptha)
1 cup of borax
1 cup of washing soda

Shave soap. Put in sauce pan with one cup of water. (Or enough to cover). Heat on low to medium heat stirring until all the soap is dissolved.

Take a five gallon bucket put warm solution in, add borax and washing soda. Fill with hot water, cover, and let sit overnight. Next morning... stir well...

This makes a concentrate that should be mixed 1 part to 1 part water...
1 cup top loading machine
1/2 cup front loading machine
however... I just use the concentrate straight. It does a very good job, smells good, economical, and bonus.. is also multi-purpose. My neighbor started using on her hard wood floors as a floor cleaner and it works great there too.

Cost for me:
1 bar Fels Naptha 99 cents
1 box 20 Mule Team 3.99 (should make about 4 batches)
1 box Washing SODA 3.00 (about 4 batches)

Thus 20 gallons of concentrate cost me roughly 11.00 dollars.
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Old 01-01-2012, 03:55 PM
 
Location: N. Ga
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WOW.......that is cool.

I might try that just for the hell of it. I'd enjoy the process of making it.
Don't be alarmed if it doesn't "suds" as much. My understanding is that the suds are added by the company to "show" you it's cleaning, but it is actually the ingredients that clean. Also, when you uncover it in the morning, don't be alarmed if it looks like set-up jello. It will until you stir it up. I then put in smaller more manageable containers that I can shake up prior to using. Keeps it better mixed. Best of luck and let me know what you think!
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Old 01-01-2012, 04:11 PM
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Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Persil. But I also buy Ariel from a local store. They are phosphates free and very gentle to your clothes and the environment.
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