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The type of laundry detergent you use is a fairly personal choice. Most detergents are very effective, and most of us end up using what is on sale, or what we are used to. The only things to consider are whether or not you have hard water, or if you are regularly laundering particularly dirty clothing, or if any one in your family suffers from allergies due to fragrances and perfumes. Finding the detergent that works best for you is usually a case of trial and error of the products that are in your price range. Detergents that are highly inexpensive are usually of a lesser quality, however, and you may not end up saving any money by purchasing them, as you will need to use more with each load.
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I use All free liquid. The small size came out just as I had a thumb joint replaced! What a help! I don't know that All free and clear helps allergies when the pollen is flying like this spring, but I am satisfied with results! I guess I wasn't supposed to mention it by name.
This tip left me with more questions: Hard water, liquid or powder which should we use? What if you are not on a sewer system and have a septic tank what should you use?
My last washer was full of caked undissolved powder that it clogged the drain and destroy the washer. So, now I am washing with a liquid detergent and I am finding it a little bit cleaner and my washer runs better.
I wash in cold water and have to use a liquid detergent. Powder won't dissolve and leaves a mess on my clothes. I dry my clothes on a line. I use a fairly well known brand that doesn't test on animals and it works very well for me.
Is liquid or powered both OK if you are on a septic system?
just finding a detergent which does not include fragrance is a challenge - those that do not smell cost more (if you can find them) than those that do- why does everyone now want to surround themselves with smells - what happened to fresh air?
powder can sometimes leave a residue on dark clothing if used with cold water.
Sun detergent, one of the cheapest detergent on the market works wonderful. Hot, cold water. It removes stains just like Wisk or any of the more expensive detergents. Its only problem is it doesnt come in He, high efficiency.