HUGE money saving tip - just have to pass it on!
Thursday, March 15, 2012
This has NOTHING to do with fitness, but I was so shocked, I just had to share it.
We had an appliance repairman out today. Had been having problems build up with a few things and got them all taken care of at one time. But the big take-away this morning was with our clothes washing machine. It had, off and on, not wrung the clothes out properly. Our repairman said it was due to using too much detergent! For front load machines, you're only supposed to use 1 TABLESPOON of liquid detergent (or 1/3 c. powder)! He even suggested using the little measuring caps that come with medicine or cough syrup to measure the liquid one out. Too much detergent will RUIN the bearings and the drain pump in the machine, not to mention just plain make it act weird (like mine was)! So I asked him about the lines inside the cups that you're supposed to use to measure this stuff out. He said, flat out, that the company is just trying to get you to use the detergent up so you'll buy more. ONE TABLESPOON folks!
And, you know what, it might not be directly related to fitness, but if you save enough money by using only one tablespoon or not having to buy a new washing machine prematurely, you might be able to get yourself some new
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