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How do you wash clothes?

What type of detergent do you use and do you separate your darks or do you just wash it with your colors?Hot or cold water?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:34 AM on Apr. 15, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • I choose the Hot/Cold setting, separate whites, hubbys work clothes, and mine and the kids clothes. I use All small and mighty and Downy and with whites I use that plus Bleach....
    Malibustacy

    Answer by Malibustacy at 11:36 AM on Apr. 15, 2010

  • We use HE detergent because we have a front loader, we sometimes separate, and we don't exclusively use hot or cold water.
    kuriequinn

    Answer by kuriequinn at 11:37 AM on Apr. 15, 2010

  • I wash once a day in cold water never separate and currently have a bottle of ALL small & mighty detergent and Snuggle fabric softener sheets.
    Orionsgirl

    Answer by Orionsgirl at 11:37 AM on Apr. 15, 2010

  • Wash underwear, socks together. Towels, washcloths together. Jeans, shorts only load, dark shirts only load, white shirts only load. I'm picky about laundry so NO one else does it here. I use Purex free and clear soap, and a bounce bar inside the dryer. I can't use a lot of strong fab softeners, detergent, our middle son has really sensitive skin...
    MrsLeftlane

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 11:38 AM on Apr. 15, 2010

  • I pretty much wash darks with colors, only white seperate. I use purex unscented. Everything in warm water. I use the tide boost packet (that little orange thing) with my whites. In the dryer I used bouce unscented. I have a few sweaters that I have to wash on the very gentle cycle cold, and then air dry, so they don't shrink.
    BlooBird

    Answer by BlooBird at 11:38 AM on Apr. 15, 2010

  • Oh and water temp depends on the color and type of load....
    MrsLeftlane

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 11:39 AM on Apr. 15, 2010

  • I have front loaders and I use All hE deterget....I have recently switched to free and clear b/c of dd's bad eczema...and I can't use fabric softeners =[

    I think the setting is on hot/cold and I usually don't seperate whites.Sometimes I do. We have black socks so we don't need to bleach them and very few white clothes. I do use bleach on SOME whites occasionally, though.
    threeeunder3

    Answer by threeeunder3 at 11:43 AM on Apr. 15, 2010

  • I seperate. Socks/underwear/washcloths. Towels. Jeans. Darks. Reds/pinks. Light-lights. Medium colors. (I have enough kids these loads are always full, it only takes a couple days to have a full load for most of those.) Sheets are done seperately too, as well as dress clothes (girls frillier dresses, special sweaters, etc). I use warm water for almost everything - it's barely lukewarm though. I use special detergent that isn't available to just anyone (NOT the mela-whatever-crap) - it's for both regular and HE washers (mine's regular). I use liquid softener in all but the socks/undies. Most loads get a water wash, a detergent wash, and an extra rinse - yes, it all gets that dirty, plus we all have sensitive skin.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:49 AM on Apr. 15, 2010

  • i use cold water, i dont ever seperate my clothes..unless i buy new clothes, then i make sure they go with the same colours..and i use sunlight 3x
    alexis_06

    Answer by alexis_06 at 11:59 AM on Apr. 15, 2010

  • I wash all of my laundry in cold water, and I use Purex detergent (I get it free from work). I separate into several loads; whites, blacks, colors (anything not white or black), jeans, and towels/washcloths.
    mama2br00ke

    Answer by mama2br00ke at 12:16 PM on Apr. 15, 2010

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