Thanks for the reminder about Sears laundry detergent. I used to buy it when I was first married, but then forgot about it. I'm glad you found out about using only half as much detergent. I do that with any good brand. Our clothing doesnt get really dirty, and I find manufacturers try to get you to use more than what you need for the job... Also, its easier to rinse out.
I've been reading about Sears detergent on this site so I went to Sears & bought the orange box of "ultra plus laundry detergent with stain fighting formula". It was 120 loads for $5.88.I haven't opened it yet, but when I looked online for Sears detergent it said it was by Desota. Did I buy the wrong one? It's not in the bucket, but I don't need HE & thought this was the same without HE. Is this the same one you are all raving about? I don't need HE, but I do like low suds. If I got the wrong one, I'll return it. I only wanted it because everyone said how good it is.
Sears is closing a lot more stores, but they have not thrown in the towel yet. I read the detergent is discontinued because the manufacturer that produces it is no longer going to..but who knows... I am not buying any more Sears detergent as I have a boat load. I mix it 2 to 1 with STPP and its a good preformer. I can't see anyone liking scent to like the Sears, it has a very light citrus scent in the box, but, leaves no scent on clothes. I don't have fading or harsh dry clothing with it as some have. Perhaps because the STPP is sequestering the harsh chemicals and helping with rinse.
Yeah, I recently bought 5 more boxes of the Sears detergent because I knew sooner or later it would be too late because all of the stores would be closed. I will just have to deal with that when it happens. I can't see buying any more. I have a huge tote full in my garage, along with 2- 5 gallon buckets full. That will last me years. Those powder detergents are one of the reasons I will keep a TL. I will never get through all of my powder detergent with a FL.