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Keeping colors

How do you keep your darks dark and your lights light?

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jnb71584

Asked by jnb71584 at 6:42 PM on May. 25, 2013 in Home & Garden

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Answers (9)
  • Separation

    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 6:43 PM on May. 25, 2013

  • using my gentle home made detergent
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 6:48 PM on May. 25, 2013

  • I sort loads into: darks, lights, jeans, towels, sheets, work clothes. In the darks, lights, and jeans, I use coldwater Tide, and colorsafe bleach and a dropperful of tea tree oil. Cold water only in the clothes.
    For the sheets, towels, and work clothes, I use Gain, colorsafe bleach, and a dropperful of tea tree oil. Warm water wash, cold rinse.
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 6:50 PM on May. 25, 2013

  • WOW! Julie you spend a lot of money on different detergants?

    I buy one type.
    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 6:53 PM on May. 25, 2013

  • Just two different detergents, one for cold water and one for warm.
    Colorsafe bleach and tea tree oil in every load to disinfect both the clothes and the washer and to keep the clothes the right color.
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 7:21 PM on May. 25, 2013

  • Bleach for the whites, and proper sorting.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 8:07 PM on May. 25, 2013

  • How is it spending a lot of money when the amount of laundry requiring detergent hasn't changed, and the amount of detergent being used is the same?

    I separate my clothes into darks, lights, whites, towels, and bedding. Everything but the towels is washed in cold water. For those, I like to use hot water and bleach.
    Ginger0104

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 10:53 PM on May. 25, 2013

  • I separate, but I also wash in cold water, and use cold water Tide. The only load that gets washed in warm water is DH's work clothes, I wash them in hot water because they always have motor oil and grease up in there.
    AF4life

    Answer by AF4life at 11:42 PM on May. 25, 2013

  • I also separate colors and use bleach for whites.
    morebee7

    Answer by morebee7 at 1:42 AM on May. 30, 2013

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