Post # 1
We moved into out new place and can’t seem to find anything that cleans our clothes. I really thought it was the old washer and dryer so we got a tube up and cleaned the drum but it hasn’t helped at all. We have an older washer so it’s top loading and I’m at my wits end. We have tried Purex, cheer, woo lite, method, mrs Meyer but nothing works. I’m thinking of making my own laundry detergent at this point but don’t want to invest all the money if it’s not worth it. what do you use? Do you make your eon and if so where did you get the supplies?
Post # 3
I make my own and it is WAY cheaper to do so! I use: one cup of Borax, 1 cup of Super Washing soda, and 1 bar of ivory soap. I grate the soap and mix it all together and use a tablespoon or 2 for each load since it’s very concentrated. I think I spend about 15 a year to make my own soap. Hope this helps!
Post # 4
I use All laundry detergent.
Post # 5
I use Tide… truly believe it is the best Laundry Detergent in the marketplace… BUT it isn’t cheap. To me it is that old saying… you get what you pay for.
Post # 6
will never leave Gain Apple Mango Tango behind. it’s the best!!
Post # 7
What do you mean when you say your cloths aren’t getting clean? It could be your water source, lack or addition of softened water, or older water pipes. I would first try adding oxyclean to your wish and see if that helps.
Post # 8
@tksjewelry: I second this. Also try running a cup or two of white vinegar on hot, with no clothes.
I use Mrs Myers detergent. A little more cost wise, but it works like a champ and lasts forever.
Post # 9
i’m allergic to most detergents. the only commercial one i can use is purex. anything else, and my skin breaks out in massive red hives and it’s just not pretty.
i thought about making my own, but i haven’t gotten around to it. my mom’s a longtime purex user, and we live with my parents right now. so making my own really would be counterproductive, since it’s all of us using one washer & dryer. and she already buys purex detergent in bulk.
Post # 10
I use Tide Cold Water and Woolite Darks for dark clothes. Neither are cheap but neither are clothes
Post # 11
I use Cheer, love the smell.
Post # 12
I had this issue a few months ago, and a few lovely ladies here suggested I use borax as an additive. For me, the biggest problem is hard water. It works like a charm! Using vinegar as opposed to softener also helps.