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Discussion in 'The Cat Lounge' started by Winchester, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. Winchester

    Winchester Thread Starter TCS Member Veteran

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    Good morning! :wave3: And Happy Friday! :yess:

    Let's talk about laundry detergent. What detergent do you use? Pods, powder, or liquid? Do you use softener?

    We use Tide pods and that's pretty much it. I think the pods are more expensive than liquid, but I'll pay for the convenience of tossing a pod or two in the washer. We don't use fabric softener, nor do we use dryer sheets.

    What about you?
     
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  2. Kat0121

    Kat0121 Advisor Staff Member Advisor

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    Same. I use Tide pods too. The convenience is worth it. I use Gain fabric softener and dryer sheets. I like the moonlight breeze scent. When I wash my sheets I like to use the Dreft Blissfuls scent boosters. They smell so good.
     
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  3. LTS3

    LTS3 TCS Member Staff Member Forum Helper

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    I use liquid, Wegman's store brand for most things and Woolite Darks for, well, darks. I'm thinking of using Target's store brand Up and Up as well since it's a PITA to get to Wegman's without a ride (Lyft or bribing someone). I don't use softener or dryer sheets either. I use wool dryer balls.
     
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  4. Aico & Nacho

    Aico & Nacho TCS Member Adult Cat

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    I use Tide Pods as well. They're just so convenient. I don't use fabric softener except for when I wash towels or sheets/blankets and then I use Gain. I do use dryer sheets, but I don't use any particular brand. It varies.
     
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  5. Mia6

    Mia6 Mother of two Top Cat

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    Tide soap
    Suavetil Liquid- smells really good
    Suvetil Sheets

    If on sale will buy Gain softener, love their Fireworks waterlily something scent
     
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  6. verna davies

    verna davies TCS Member Staff Member Forum Helper

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    I use pods that have fabric softener included. So much easier and I'm all for that.
     
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  7. GingersFloofs

    GingersFloofs TCS Member Young Cat

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    Another Tide pod user here, but I use the kind that has fabric softener included. I do not use any dryer sheets.
     
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  8. bbdoll22

    bbdoll22 TCS Member Top Cat

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    Liquid Persil regular scent.
    If washing grimy stuff aka kids sports clothes I’ll throw in a scoop of oxiclean.
    For drying I use Bounce unscented dryer sheets.
     
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  9. Graceful-Lily

    Graceful-Lily *Alien* Top Cat

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    I don't wash my own clothes so I have no clue... :paperbag:
     
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  10. jcat

    jcat Mo(w)gli's can opener Staff Member Moderator

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    I use Frosch (Frog) liquid, which is supposedly as environmentally friendly as you can get. I don't use softener or dryer sheets, but use an antibacterial/anti-viral/anti-fungal additive when I wash my shelter clothes.
     
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  11. susanm9006

    susanm9006 Willow Top Cat

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    Liquid laundry detergent. I need non scented for sensitive skin and I like to be able to add more or less detergent depending on what I am washing. And I use fabric softener dryer sheets.
     
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  12. Willowy

    Willowy TCS Member Top Cat

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    I use pods, either Tide Spring Meadow or Gain Moonlight Breeze, whichever one I find on sale. I use unscented dryer sheets to cut down on static, and also wool dryer balls (I guess the balls aren't enough around here, in the winter especially). I usually put a scoop of Oxi-Clean in each load. . .I started using it just for stinky or extra dirty stuff but now it's sort of a habit, I should really get back to only using it when needed.

    For stains, I use Shout spray. I bought a big thing of it at Costco a few years ago and it will probably last forever, lol.
     
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  13. neely

    neely May the purr be with you Staff Member Forum Helper

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    :yeah: Ditto!

    I use All liquid laundry detergent and use more for dirty or heavier clothes items. I generally use Bounce dryer sheets. Both are free & clear of scents.
     
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  14. muffy

    muffy TCS Member Top Cat

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    I use All pod for sensitive skin. For fabric softener I use liquid Gain. A small bottle. I can't deal with the heavy plastic jugs.
    For stains I use either Spray & Wash or Shout. They both work well.
     
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  15. Tobermorey

    Tobermorey TCS Member Top Cat

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  16. micknsnicks2mom

    micknsnicks2mom TCS Member Top Cat

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    i use Wegmans brand liquid detergent, and instead of fabric softener i use white vinegar. the white vinegar also does a really good job of getting the detergent out of towels (which seem to want to 'hold on to' detergent). i use Wegmans brand dryer sheets, too.
     
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  17. Lari

    Lari TCS Member Top Cat

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    We use Tide. Apparently we can't use the "he" ones because our washer isn't high efficiency? It's okay, but not great.

    When I get bad stains I love to just soak clothes in oxi-clean. That stuff's amazing.
     
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  18. Willowy

    Willowy TCS Member Top Cat

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    You can use HE detergent in a regular machine, but should not use regular detergent in an HE machine. This is because HE detergent is low-sudsing, and won't make an HE machine bubble over. But less sudsing won't hurt a regular machine and the clothes will get just as clean.
     
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  19. betsygee

    betsygee Don't believe everything you think. Staff Member Moderator

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    I use Zum liquid soap by Indigo Wild, very environmentally friendly. That’s it, no dryer sheets or softeners.
     
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  20. TJW80

    TJW80 TCS Member Kitten

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    My wife and I use Tide liquid detergent that has a touch of Downy fabric softener added in. We use dryer sheets too, but the kind varies. Right now I think my wife is into using the Snuggle brand.
     
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