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View Poll Results: What is your favorite brand of laundry detergent?
Tide 27 39.71%
All 11 16.18%
Gain 8 11.76%
Wisk 0 0%
Cheer 4 5.88%
Surf 0 0%
Other 18 26.47%
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Old 10-03-2006, 07:41 AM   #41
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I use TideHE and Downey.

I can't not use fabric softener.
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I use All clear. Costco's clear detergent is pretty good too.
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Old 10-03-2006, 07:50 AM   #43
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How funny, I just got this email:

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I am writing to say what an excellent product you have! I've used it all of my married life, as my Mom always told me it was the best. Now that I am in my fifties I find it even better! In fact, about a month ago, I spilled some red wine on my new white blouse. My inconsiderate and uncaring husband started to belittle me about how clumsy I was, and generally started becoming a pain in the neck. One thing led to another and somehow I ended up with his blood on my new white blouse! I grabbed my bottle of Tide with bleach alternative, and to my surprise and satisfaction, all of the stains came out! In fact, the stains came out so well the detectives who came by yesterday told me that the DNA tests on my blouse were negative and then my attorney called and said that I was no longer considered a suspect in the disappearance of my husband.


What a relief! Going through menopause is bad enough without being a murder suspect! I thank you, once again, for having a great product.


Well, gotta go, have to write to the Hefty bag people.

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I am writing to say what an excellent product you have! I've used it all of my married life, as my Mom always told me it was the best. Now that I am in my fifties I find it even better! In fact, about a month ago, I spilled some red wine on my new white blouse. My inconsiderate and uncaring husband started to belittle me about how clumsy I was, and generally started becoming a pain in the neck. One thing led to another and somehow I ended up with his blood on my new white blouse! I grabbed my bottle of Tide with bleach alternative, and to my surprise and satisfaction, all of the stains came out! In fact, the stains came out so well the detectives who came by yesterday told me that the DNA tests on my blouse were negative and then my attorney called and said that I was no longer considered a suspect in the disappearance of my husband.


What a relief! Going through menopause is bad enough without being a murder suspect! I thank you, once again, for having a great product.


Well, gotta go, have to write to the Hefty bag people.


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Old 10-03-2006, 08:21 AM   #45
 
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And, by the way I use that big bucket of cheapo detergent from Smart and Final. It's low sudsing, and lightly scented. It just smells clean. It's about 5 gallons for 9 dollars! Can't beat that with a stick!
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Old 10-03-2006, 08:24 AM   #46
 
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i just voted and saw tide is in the lead..

if i don't use method then i use tide..

oh and i have to use liquid, powder just doesn't seem to work right in my opinion.. i wonder how many use liquid v powder..
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Old 10-03-2006, 09:27 AM   #47
 
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I use the Tide Coldwater. I don't even know why . I still wash my whites in hot water because I 'think' I should. I use oxyclean with most loads. I would love to use something cheaper - our clothes aren't terribly dirty or expensive. What the hell have I been waiting for?

Since were talking dirty laundry - lets let it all out. I always use bleach or non chlorine bleach when washing underware, towels, sheets, etc and hot water. Must kill germs, bed bugs, etc.........am I wasting time, money, worry? After reading the above posts, I'm maybe feeling I'm a laundry freak for no good reason..............
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Old 10-03-2006, 11:57 AM   #48
 
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You (and everyone else) should do laundry any way you want.
I've never used bleach or hot water and as far as I know, I don't have too many germs or bedbugs. But if it worries you, you should continue the way you do it now.

I've always used liquid, never liked the powder form.
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Old 10-03-2006, 04:46 PM   #49
 
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I personally use Tide with Febreeze I LOVE the smell of clean laundry and it smells so good on my bed sheets.


My mom, however, has decided to use more natural stuff. It's Melaleuca brand... she uses all their stuff, from laundry soap to bathroom cleaners. She's likes that it's more natural and eco-friendly. That, and she has allergies, so the extra additives in most laundry soaps bug her.


I like my Tide.
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Old 10-03-2006, 05:19 PM   #50
 
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I don't use bleach for laundry at all...just hot water for my whites. I don't think we have bedbugs or germs. We're all pretty healthy.
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Ok, about the baking soda vingear thing. If you use those you don't use degertant in the wash? That makes them clean?? Plus, they smell fresh?? Wow, I am going to have to try that! Ok, do you fill the washer up first then put your baking soda and vinegar, then the clothes??
Also, the perioxde thing does it smell better than bleach when you wash the clothes? I use bleach and I hate to but it gets my whites so nice and clean.
no, i use the vinegar and baking soda to boost what the laundry detergent is doing. and they leave the clothes smelling fresh and clean.

peroxide has no odor. i let my whites soak for a half hour in it before starting the cycle. so far, the bottoms of my kids' white socks come out clean. that's my true test.
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I don't use bleach for laundry at all...just hot water for my whites. I don't think we have bedbugs or germs. We're all pretty healthy.

Everyone has bedbugs. And germs.
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I don't use bleach for laundry at all...just hot water for my whites. I don't think we have bedbugs or germs. We're all pretty healthy.

Everyone has bedbugs. And germs.
Everyone has germs. Not everyone has bedbugs.
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peroxide has no odor. i let my whites soak for a half hour in it before starting the cycle. so far, the bottoms of my kids' white socks come out clean. that's my true test.
Where do you get your peroxide? All I've seen are the teeny bottles at the drugstore.
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I don't use bleach for laundry at all...just hot water for my whites. I don't think we have bedbugs or germs. We're all pretty healthy.

Everyone has bedbugs. And germs.
Everyone has germs. Not everyone has bedbugs.




I use Gain. I like how it smells and it doesn't bother my allergies at all. Hubby loves the way sheets and towels smell when he pulls them out of the linen cabinet. We never notice the smell on clothes though. That's kind of odd
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Old 10-04-2006, 11:04 AM   #56
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I've watched far too many Dateline and Oprah specials to ever think that I was immune from bedbugs no matter how much I clean.
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I don't use bleach for laundry at all...just hot water for my whites. I don't think we have bedbugs or germs. We're all pretty healthy.

Everyone has bedbugs. And germs.
Everyone has germs. Not everyone has bedbugs.
we all have bugs so to speak (more like microscopic parasites) in our beds.. however, hopefully we don't all have the "real" bed bugs that are invading nyc beds..
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we all have bugs so to speak (more like microscopic parasites) in our beds.. however, hopefully we don't all have the "real" bed bugs that are invading nyc beds..

That would be the ones I am referring to. They are all bedbugs to me.
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Everyone has bedbugs. And germs.

Sure, we have germs, but we do NOT have bedbugs. Maybe you do...I wouldn't be a bit surprised...
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Everyone has bedbugs. And germs.

Sure, we have germs, but we do NOT have bedbugs. Maybe you do...I wouldn't be a bit surprised...
Wow.
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