Post your favourite laundry method.

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  1. nitynate macrumors 6502a

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    Pretty self explanatory.



    I myself like Tide and April Fresh Downy. Not the Tide with downy crap, the original powder Tide and April Fresh Downy in the Downy ball. Then dry it with downy april fresh sheets. Wash and rinse in "warm" water.
    I get comments on how good my clothes smell all the time...



    So how do you wash your clothes? :D
     
  2. apachie2k macrumors 6502

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    hahhahah same!!!!! that's funny you brought that up, just talking about it!:)
     
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  4. ezzie macrumors 68020

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    this is a funny thread....

    but i'm bored, so i'll play. :D

    i have a front load washer & dryer, so i can only use the HE detergent. i use the grocery store brand because it's cheapest. it doesn't smell like anything special, but it works just fine. ;)

    now, i do use a special fabric softener...downy simple pleasures in magnolia & orange blossom. smells soooooo good. :)
     
  5. shecky Guest

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    give it to the laundromat to do wash + dry + fold for me so i do not have to do it. my time is worth five times what this costs to do it this way so its well worth it.
     
  6. nitynate thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I like your attitude.
    :p
    I wish I had the money to think that way.
     
  7. apachie2k macrumors 6502

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    or be that busy>??
     
  8. ezzie macrumors 68020

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    i look forward to doing the laundry...it's a way for me to relax on saturday afternoons. ;)

    maybe i'm just becoming a domestic princess. :rolleyes:
     
  9. apachie2k macrumors 6502

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    that's what i was kinda trying to get at, except i'm not a princess, just a student, who makes no money, and has nothing else to Do!!:rolleyes:
     
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    Interesting. I just give it to my wife.
     
  12. jayb2000 macrumors 6502a

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    We have a front loader as well, and we use the Planet brand powder
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    Gets 40 loads because you only have to use 1/2 a scoop.

    Works on baby clothes really well, no perfume and junk.
     
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    i am not sure how much you think this costs, but i do two or three full loads of laundry a week and the wash/dry/fold is only $15. just the cost of doing it myself in quarters is about $5 plus detergent.
     
  14. ezzie macrumors 68020

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    does that work well in cold water? we don't wash anything in warm or hot...and in the past i've been disappointed with powder detergent because it doesn't dissolve.

    we have a samsung washer with something called silvercare...it sanitizes in cold water, so cold is all we ever use. it's pretty cool. :)

    if anything, i'll remember that for when the husband and i start making babies. :p
     
  15. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    It looks like Planet has a liquid detergent, but it doesn't say if it works in HE machines. Method is a liquid concentrate that works in HE and regular machines...phosphate free, and the free + clear version is dye and fragrance free too.
     
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    Depends what the domestc worker (P.C.) feels like.
     
  17. ezzie macrumors 68020

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    cool...i'll have to check out the method stuff next time i'm at target. :) thanks!
     
  18. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    Ahem...I believe the correct term is Aide to the Domestically Challenged. :p
     
  19. emw macrumors G4

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    It seems pretty expensive. We use Tide Concentrated, which does about 100 loads for $15 (from Costco). Seems to work well in our LG HE washer, but I'd be willing to try something else out, I suppose. Can the Method brand only be ordered online?

    I don't plan far enough ahead to be able to wait for delivery... :eek:

    Edit: Nevermind - I now see the where to buy section. I'll have to check it out.
     
  20. MACDRIVE macrumors 68000

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    I am so with you on that one. I hate fragrant laundry detergent with a burning passion. I hate the fragrant softener too.

    Too me, clothes smell the best when they're still brand new in the store; that's why I'll wait until I absolutely have to before I wash a new garment.

    I use ARM & HAMMER fragrance free detergent and fragrance free Downy. :cool:
     
  21. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    I agree about the fragrences. Its makes my throat close up. Most perfumes do that to me to.
     
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    My work uses a uniform service so at least those are always cleaned and pressed for me. Too many chemicals in em to bring them home anyways.:p

    At home I wait until I can't find any more shirts I like that aren't wrinkled or smelly, (i hang em back up after wear if they don't look or smell worn to save energy and water) and then throw my clothes all together in the washer with Surf, of course;) and some Downy fabric softener.:cool:

    "I'm in pest control." *cocks 9mm
     
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    I like to overload the machine with soap and softener.
     

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