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I'm currently using Purex (store had a great sale on it) and it seems to be doing a good job and is not as costly as other brands. It irks me to spend so much money on the name brands (Tide, etc). What is your fav laundry detergent? I need some ideas please!!!
 

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I use Tide exclusively, I have found it gets our clothes cleaner. With two messy young girls in the house, it is important for me to have something that works efficiently the first time I use it. With other detergents I found I was washing some things twice to get all the stains out, even with pretreatment. That wastes both time AND money. And the Tide with Febreeze smells yummy!
 

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I love Purex, it smells so good. The problem I have is I can never find coupons for it, and coupons for Tide come regularily in the mail. :hmmm:
 

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I use to use what was on sale, but then I started using Wisk. Now that dh has the new army uniforms, I have to use Cheer. There are only a few laundry soaps that you can use to wash them. I hate having more than one detergent just in case I grab the wrong one, so I just started using Cheer on everything.
 

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I use them all. Whatever is on sale, but I like the smell of Gain. I always seem to use too much of any laundry detergent. I always end up putting more in, I don't know why because I know more is not always better, but having four kids I tend to overload the washer so I add more. I buy Purex most of the time becuase it is cheap. Does anyone else overload? I hate when my kids do laundry and put in four things when the hamper is loaded!!
 

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yeah. . I tend to overload too and it's only me in the household. . lol. And then I put more detergent in to compensate for the additional clothes. I have to be really conscious about not doing it. I'm 50 years old. . you'd think I'd learn. . !!!
 

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I use Purex, mostly because I got a ton of it on sale with coupons. It seems to do an okay job.
 

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well i normally use whats one sale. but lately i ahve been buying "era" at menards. they always have it for $10.99 for a 300oz bottle. but lately ia hve had alot of coupons for "all" and i've been picking that up on sale too.
 

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I use liquid All Free and Clear. I have sensitive skin and most other detergents make me break out in a rash.
 

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I like Sunlight the best, but right now I have Tide(it was on sale and I had coupons)
 

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Whatever is cheapest. Haven't really had a problem with any detergents not cleaning or anything... Era is usually really cheap, actually bought Save A Lot's brand the other day and it worked pretty good for me... doesn't smell as good as the more popular brands, but it gets the job done.
 

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Two detergents. Tide with Bleach for two of us. The third person in our family is allergic to Tide, so we use All Free and Clear and Clorox 2 in their laundry. We get all of these in huge containers at Sam's Club and they last a long time.
 
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Whatever is cheapest/on sale - around here, it's either Purex, Xtra, or Arm & Hammer. I prefer the Arm & Hammer.
 

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I buy whatever liquid is on sale.
 

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We're a Purex family here. Hubby is a ramp agent for airlines and it actually gets his uniforms clean. I'm allergic to Tide and this seems to have been the best alternative we've found.

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I used to always use Purex. Now that we have an HE washer, we use the BJ's generic HE detergent that I think is supposed to be like Tide. Can't find the Purex HE, although my sister has told me it does exist somewhere.
 

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I have to be careful because DD has excema, but I find she is ok with most detergents, just have be careful of fabric softeners, and I can't use fabric softener sheets at all for her. I like Purex, but prefer Arm & Hammer.
Whatever is cheapest.
 
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