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Stretch Your Laundry Detergent!

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Laundry detergent usually says "Fill cap to line 1," but it's impossible to see line 1, so we just fill up the cap, right? This uses 4x as much soap as you need! Take a permanent marker and mark line 1 inside the cap (you'll need a bright light to find it). Only fill to that line -- even for extra-large loads. Your clothes will get just as clean, and you'll save tons of money!

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For powdered detergents, mark the measuring scoop the same way -- or use an old 1/4 cup measure as a scoop.

For front-loading washers, use even less soap (about 2 T)!
- Submitted by SNOWMENTALITY 6/28/2011 in Around The House | 4 Comments
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SWEETMOMMY41 6/28/2011 7:18:00 PM

    i have done that and it helps immensely.
GOALIEGRANDMA3 6/29/2011 4:36:00 PM

    Good idea....I'll look for that mark next time I do laundry.
SUNRISE14 6/29/2011 7:10:00 AM

    emoticon emoticon I am guilty of filling the cup ! emoticon emoticon
KARENO5 6/28/2011 8:47:00 PM

    Thanks for the idea. I always have trouble seeing that line.

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