Posts Tagged ‘Soap’

The Hard Water Headache

Dear Home-Ec 101, I was visiting my MIL recently and she told me that they have hard water, so she had to put a lot of extra soap in the washer because otherwise she didn’t get any bubbles and it wouldn’t clean the laundry. This confuses me because I always thought you weren’t supposed to…

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Borax and washing soda and where to find it all, oh my!

Dear Home-Ec 101, I have long wished to use washing soda and borax–suggested in all sorts of green home guides for everything from dishwashers to washing machines–but I cannot find them locally. Internet searches have been to no avail either. Do you know where I can buy them online? Thank you! New reader of your blog Heather says:…

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More Laundry Soap Is Not Always Better

Dear Home-Ec 101, I have what is probably a stupid question, but I’d really love an answer. If I have a particularly dirty load of laundry (say, woke up to find the cat had puked on the bed), does it do any good to add extra laundry detergent? In other words, does more detergent=cleaner laundry?…

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Can I Use Dish Soap in the Clothes Washer?

Dear Home Ec 101: So, uh, how bad is it if I add a little liquid dish detergent when I’m running out of laundry detergent? I swear my momma didn’t raise me this way. ~Bubbling in Beaumont Heather says: Chances are, if you have some laundry detergent to add to a load of laundry you…

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