I'm looking for a couple of laundry detergents that are fragrance, dye, and optical brightener-free. One for whites, one for colours is fine, but if someone can recommend one that's colour-safe and will clean both, that'd be great. Bonus difficulty: Available in Canada.
I placed a load of laundry in the washing machine and poured some detergent onto it, only to discover that the machine had broken and wouldn't start. Is it ok to wait a day or two for the machine to be fixed, while some of the (still dry) clothes have been splashed with detergent? Or should I rush out to a laundromat? [more inside]
We currently use a non-HE washing machine in our household, but will be upgrading to an HE machine very soon. Has anyone tried using the Kirkland Institutional detergent (the one in a white, rectangular pail; has other uses besides laundry) in their HE washer? [more inside]
I need new hypoallergenic laundry detergent that doesn't make a mess. [more inside]
I forgot to buy HE detergent and now I have a box of regular old Tide powder. Will I summon the apocalypse if I use the powder (a small amount) in my building's HE machine? [more inside]
I have some sheets I love (they are white with little dinosaurs on them), but they get dingy really fast and look dirty even when I've just washed them (they're pretty cheap but they make me happy). Seriously, even when they were new they looked kind of dingy after sleeping on them for two nights. What's the best way to get them as clean and white as possible without fading the dinosaurs? [more inside]
I would like to buy a used washer/dryer and thought I'd pick your collective brains. I've been in apartments with coin op laundry for so long the thought of buying a washer/dryer is daunting. I looked on craigslist and there are scads and scads of washers and dryers and the prices run from stoopid cheap to stoopid expensive. [more inside]
If I spill tide laundry detergent on my hand it doesn't just rinse off with water like it should, you have to actually wash it off with hand soap or dish soap to get it off. Why is this?
How do I get rid of residue on my clean clothes when I'm using a shared washer in an apartment building? [more inside]
Clothes Detergent Filter! What are good and easily available fragrance-free detergents that work well when hand-washing garments? [more inside]
What's an inexpensive powdered detergent that I can use for dishes, laundry, and scrubbing sinks? [more inside]
When we change the duvet cover on our bed, Pusslikeso immediately dives under the covers and basically becomes comatose. She can't wait, she runs into the bedroom as soon as we start and jumps up while we're changing the bottom sheet (so she often almost gets herself made into the bed). What chemical could she possibly be reacting to? [more inside]
'Should I eat it?'-but-with-soap-filter: I left my Tide Free and Clear Coldwater liquid detergent out in the car for a day or two when it got hot. Now it smells just ever so slightly off- kinda winey/fermented. WTF, and will it still clean my clothes? [more inside]
Why are these push-button laundry detergent bottles so messy? Is there some secret to dealing with push-button nozzle laundry detergent bottles that I'm just missing? [more inside]
What can I do with a gallon of Biokleeen brand diswasher detergent that just isn't cutting it for us?
What can I do with a gallon of Biokleeen brand diswasher detergent that just isn't cutting it for us? [more inside]
AllergenIDFilter: Is there a common denominator between (1) public water parks (2) Dawn dish detergent (3) water/sewer utilities? [more inside]
Looking for effective clothes washing methods that avoid allergic reactions to conventional detergents? [more inside]
Just inherited some lovely, but dirty old bed linens. Need advice on how to restore them. [more inside]
Please recommend some body washes and laundry detergents with a lasting smell. [more inside]
Cat-sensitive wood floor cleaner? [more inside]
How to counter the effects of phosphate free dishwasher detergent when we have hard water? [more inside]
How can I get CVS-brand liquid "high efficiency" detergent out of a nylon duffel bag? (asking for a friend)
What can I do about a stuck dishwasher main soap dispenser lid? [more inside]
why are my blue sheets fading to grey? [more inside]
Laundry hacking for someone whose skin is hypersensitive to detergent residue. [more inside]
Detergent for front-loading washing machine - is there some available that's as innocuous as Cheer Free? [more inside]
Khaki pants— $50 or less solution to fix girlfriend's khaki pants. Went through laundry with detergent on top; got orangish bleach stains. Dye? Some sort of hot soak with other khakis?
How can I get my white sheets, er, white again? [more inside]
What's causing my clothes to occasionally come out of the wash with blotchy spots where the dye has been lightened/removed? [more inside]
I have a crazy idea involving my washing machine, its outflow, and my garden, but there's a little problem involving suds... [more inside]