Saturday, April 24, 2010

Dirty Laundry? Part 2

So, at the end of Dirty Laundry? I was contemplating using less laundry detergent to wash my clothes.  I decided that I would try it....just to see if my clothes actually came out clean.

An article that I read suggested that you don't actually need detergent to get your clothes clean.  (, ewwww!)  It also said that if you didn't feel comfortable getting rid of the detergent totally, you could get by with using less detergent.  Better for the wallet, and better for the environment!

However, it didn't mention anything about powdered detergent, so I went and did a little searching of my own....and I found NOTHING!  So I decided to just cut my detergent usage in half (half a scoop instead of a whole heaping scoop of freshness).

Yesterday I did laundry.  I was very concerned that my clothes would not come out clean.  I smelled every piece of clothing that came out of the dryer (to check for clean smell of course).  Besides, who doesn't love the smell of freshly washed clothes?

I must say that it generally didn't seem to make a difference that I used half of the detergent.  There were a couple of shirts that didn't come out as clean as I would have liked, but I can always use more detergent if I need to.

I think that I am going to try this one more time.  I am still on the fence about it...mostly because while the clothes did smell clean, it wasn't quite the same scent, and some of the items could have been cleaner.
So this experiment continues.  Keep an eye out for Part 3 which will be when I make the final decision whether or not less detergent really does the job.

1 comment:

  1. OK kiddo! Smell test for clothes? I am wondering at this point if obsessing on smells, not the chaos of everyday life makes it all a bit more bearable?????


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