Laundry solutions

I buy Sears powder HE detergent, then vinegar for softener. Use peroxide in my whites (bleach dispenser) and for anything I wash for the pets. Not really sure if its helping the whites (haven't been using it long) BUT with detergent, a scoop of baking soda, peroxide in the bleach dispenser and

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    I buy Sears powder HE detergent, then vinegar for softener. Use
    peroxide in my whites (bleach dispenser) and for anything I wash for
    the pets. Not really sure if its helping the whites (haven't been
    using it long) BUT with detergent, a scoop of baking soda, peroxide in
    the bleach dispenser and vinegar in the softener dispenser my pet
    rugs/blankets smell a lot better!! I'd highly recommend it for anyone
    with pet items or others (maybe diapers) that you want to remove odors
    from. Karen (homemade detergent sounds good but at 60 I have to make

    small, easy changes!Sure wish I'd found groups like this when I was 25.
    This big city California woman did get the nerve to retire with hubby
    to rural Missouri and am loving it!)
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    Just last week I've started to wash all my clothes in cold water. I'm ACTUALLY measuring my amt of detergent & softener I'm using! (instead of pouring straight from the bottle). I'm hanging my clothes in the basement instead of using the dryer. Except for large items like sheets. Gotta go...to hang up clothes! Have a good day.

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    We have a clothes line in our hallway and we hang EVERYTHING on it. After I hang the clothes on it I put the fan on clothes and they are usually dry in the morning, (we wash clothes during non peak hours). If the clothes we want to wear are still a lil damp, we just put them in the dryer for a few minutes.

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    We alwayss hang our clothes outside, except if it is raining. Even then we usually wait until the next day to do the was, because in AZ we seldom get rain 2 days in a row. In the summer by the time you wash the second load the first one is dry.

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    We have installed a second shower rod on the inside of our tub in our spare bathroom. I use it to hang clothing on hangers to dry. The way our tile is the pressure rod is above the tile and that keeps it sturdy and it can be taken down when the bathroom is needed for guests.

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    I also have two tension rods as well as the clothes line in our hallway. Sometimes I even use the shower curtain rod in the bathroom to hang clothes there too. I also have fans in both rooms to help speed up the drying process and to keep the air circulating.

    Zig

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    How do all of you wash your "personal" items and towels, washcloths, dish towels, etc.? Don't you feel like you should wash them in hot water to kill bacteria, etc? I've gone down to warm on occassion, but can't get husband on board. Help!

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