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Use Half The Recommended Laundry Detergent

Here's what I have discovered. When using brand name liquid laundry soap, I can make it last longer by using less than the amount the manufacturer suggests. I still use the provided cup to measure the amount of soap I'm using but I use half the amount suggested. When done measuring, I also throw in the cup to contribute every last bit of laundry soap used. There's no waste. I get my clothes clean and I stretch my dollars further! Give it a try.


By Lisa from Halifax, Nova Scotia


Use Half The Recommended Laundry Detergent

I do the same but about 75%. Still works great. (03/07/2007)

By mommamoody

Use Half The Recommended Laundry Detergent

I, also only use half, sometimes less then half. Clothes are very clean. I save every way I can. Always use brand names. (03/07/2007)

By Shonda

Use Half The Recommended Laundry Detergent

Can do the same with dishwasher detergent. My sister had an appliance repairman tell her that. Also, when doing laundry, our clothes are lightly soiled so I don't run for more than 4-5 minutes wash. I hope this also will save wear and tear on my washer over the years. (03/12/2007)

By Dede

Use Half The Recommended Laundry Detergent

I do this as well. With fabric conditioner, I buy a good one that I like the smell of, I use a tablespoon in the dispenser and also add a small eggcup full of white vinegar.

When washing towels, I never use fabric conditioner as I find they are not so absorbent. I use the vinegar as a conditioner. Works really well. Also I believe kinder to the environment as it reduces the amount of chemicals used.


By Lallie

Use Half The Recommended Laundry Detergent

I've gone organic. I use Seventh Generation and Country Safe. Both are mild. You use even less of it than the regular detergents. (07/26/2007)

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