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When you wash your clothes, do you wash them in hot, hot-warm, warm-cold, or cold?

I've always washed mine in plain old cold water. I guess because my mom always did, but I was reading that home laundering accounts for up to 36% of hot water use.
Which ever one you use, why do you prefer it?

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:04 AM on Nov. 14, 2009 in Just for Fun

Answers (25)
  • ALL Whites I use hot water.. dark and colors always in cold. and ALL Towels in Hot water to kill germs clearly.. yuck. :)

    Answer by Proudarmywife17 at 12:05 AM on Nov. 14, 2009

  • I wash socks, underwear and towels in hot water, the rest I wash in cold.

    Answer by MizLee at 12:10 AM on Nov. 14, 2009

  • Hmm, does hot water help remove stains from whites better than cold water?

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:13 AM on Nov. 14, 2009

  • If the cloths is pretty dirty I wash with half warm-cold and hot water, other loundry I wash in warm-cold and cloth that shrinks I was in cold.

    Answer by looovemybabies at 12:16 AM on Nov. 14, 2009

  • Well, right now ALL of my clothes are washed and rinsed in hot water.... (our cold intake it messed up) But normally I do warm-warm

    Answer by Annabel1809Lee at 12:30 AM on Nov. 14, 2009

  • i wash all clothes no matter what the color is in cold water. it saves me money!

    Answer by aeroslove at 12:38 AM on Nov. 14, 2009

  • I have no choice to wash everything in cold water. Ever since i moved my washer from the kitchen to my back patio. I could pay to have a hot water line fed to it but nah. My clothes get just as clean.

    Answer by ItsMeGigi69 at 12:44 AM on Nov. 14, 2009

  • Wash in cold for every day clothes, socks, towels, underwears in warm or hot.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:54 AM on Nov. 14, 2009

  • I have always washed everything (except cloth diapers) in cold to conserve energy.

    Answer by catholicmamamia at 1:03 AM on Nov. 14, 2009

  • everything is always done in cold!!

    Answer by alexis_06 at 1:07 AM on Nov. 14, 2009

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