Choosing a Laundry Detergent

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How do I choose laundry detergent?

Choosing a Laundry Detergent

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. However, detergents that are highly inexpensive are usually of a lesser quality and you may not end up saving any money by purchasing them, as you will need to use more with each load.



4/21/2007 8:39:57 AM
chris said:

this tip is a repeat, in fact alot of them are

7/5/2007 6:39:05 AM
Nick Cosentino said:

I have done the trial and error method. I have to say that Tide really does seem to clean best. If you have to use a deterent of lesser cost, I find that Purex, or Arm and Hammer are best.

7/7/2007 7:01:33 AM
lulu said:

You are right.....Tide is the best for me I get it only on sale....Arm & Hammer is second best... You have to get them on sale even if you don't need them then you have them no worries...
TIDE stick is good to have on hand for quick pick up...

12/12/2008 9:52:10 AM
Tech Mom said:

I have found this to be the same for bleach too. I live in a rural area and have found that cheap Clorox knockoffs actually turn brown in my water! Yuck!

12/12/2008 10:01:14 AM
camille said:

I have found that to be oh so true. I have found I like Purex for the cleaning and price.

12/12/2008 10:46:23 AM
Christi said:

But how do you know if it's really clean? Just by the feal of the garment?

12/12/2008 12:44:32 PM
Linda said:

I use Tide and I think it's a great value because you use less and it really cleans the best. I've tried many brands over the years, and Tide is definately the best. I like the fragrence too!

12/13/2008 6:15:59 PM
Real Time Saver said:

I thought this was going to help me choose a type of laundry detergent.. this is not a tip its common sense.. i mean i know that to make cloths soft by adding vinger to the wash as if i was putting in fabic softener in. now thats a money saver.

2/15/2012 5:00:48 PM
barbara said:

I can't say much re brands but following the instructions really helps a lot. set water temps, put in detergent before putting in clothes


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