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    Default Laundry Detergent...Liquid or Powder?

    Traditionally, I go with whatever is cheapest, but my last few loads have had clumps of powder that didn't dissolve, but stayed on dh's BLACK work pants. I realize it's a problem with the washer, not the detergent, but it got me to wondering what you all prefer when doing your laundry!

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    i prefer liquid, but love tide powder!! (never buy unless clearanced)

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    I always buy liquid since I wash mainly in cold water. I do have some Wisk tablets that I dissolve in a little bit of hot to add to the wash

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    I purchase liquid now also because I wash in cold water and I find with the liquid, you don't have any residue on the darker clothes.

    I watch for when it comes on sale and I always have $1.50 coupon to put towards it and I stock up. I also dilute it which stretches it and use that the required amount.

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    I always use liquid as well. I never liked the powder. It never seems to dissolve right and I was tired of rewashing everything. You might not get as many loads as you do with the powder but It is worth it in the end if you think of how many times you have to rewash.

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    I make my own liquid....... I save a bundle and it works great !

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    Lori, Do you have that recipe posted somehwere?

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    I use liquid for the same reasons. I used to use powder for everything except the darks, and then just switched to liquid only. I have all the supplies to make my own laundry detergent, but have never done it.

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    i use liquid because i get a rash using powders. the don't seem to rinse out as well. i do want to make my own stuff and i will try powder for that though since i don't have any reaction to the borax or soda when i add them to the laundry.

    edit:really bad typo

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    I prefer liquid.


    AmyBoz - You can find a recipe for homemade laundry detergent here............ http://www.thefrugalshopper.com/articles/detergent.html

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    I use both...I buy the one on sale, but I am thinking on making my own liquid, like you, Lori!

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    I used to make my own or use powder, but then we started having problems with our pipes and septic system so I use all liquid now.

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