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Purex Liquid Laundry Detergent, Baby, 75 oz (50 loads)

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  • My solution now is to use the super-cheap detergents for whites (especially diapers!) where fading is not an issue. For my bright colors, I buy Gain with Bleach (very highly rated by Consumer Reports, and much cheaper than Tide) which does not fade the clothes.

    The same goes for sheets, towels, etc. If you can't get over the marketing mumbo-jumbo, keep a box of name brand detergent on hand for your 'good' stuff, and a jumbo box of cheapo detergent for your 'other' stuff.

  • The same goes for sheets, towels, etc. If you can't get over the marketing mumbo-jumbo, keep a box of name brand detergent on hand for your 'good' stuff, and a jumbo box of cheapo detergent for your 'other' stuff.

    My solution now is to use the super-cheap detergents for whites (especially diapers!) where fading is not an issue. For my bright colors, I buy Gain with Bleach (very highly rated by Consumer Reports, and much cheaper than Tide) which does not fade the clothes.

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    Cheap is just as good! Actually I have been doing laundry with cheap detergent for about two years and I find little if any difference in performance. I also only use about half the recommended amount of soap for all but the most soiled garments and find this works just as well! Undergarments as wellas towels don't get all that dirty. Also if you use fabric softener sheets, use only half a sheet. It does the same job. If you have jeans, etc. with stained knees or any thing that has oil-based stains, try pouring a little straight ammonia on the spot. Be careful not to inhale and ventilate the area. You will be amazed at what a great job it does.

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This is in reply to Tam's question about cheap laundry detergent: I learned the hard way that some of those super cheap detergents do, in fact, ruin clothing. I washed several items of brightly-colored clothes in some ultra cheap detergent and in fewer than 3 washings I realized with horror that they had faded to the point of looking almost too old to wear.