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Post  TP on Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:56 am

Do you use the colour one for your coloureds? I never have. I use one washing powder/liquid for all the washing? How necessary is it to buy separate stuff for colours and whites?

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Post  alec eiffel on Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:11 pm

I use Method liquid for everything. That's it, don't use vinegar or fabric conditioner or anything like that. I'm a simple girl Smile

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Post  TP on Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:06 am

i think its probably not necessary to have separate ones.

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Post  marciared on Fri Nov 04, 2011 4:24 am

I dont bother with them. I use the same for everything whites and colours.
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Post  flibsey on Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:21 am

I use the ame for whites and colours. either tesco or asda supercheap one.
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Post  knitmylife on Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:22 am

i use washing liquid. i dont bother with different types to whites or colours either x
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Post  Bitsy Beans on Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:01 am

I have bio powder for my whites as non bio just wasn't cutting the mustard. For my coloured washing I use non bio Costco industrial strength stuff LOL
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Post  marciared on Sat Dec 03, 2011 1:11 am

Can I ask whether people wash at 30 degrees is it hot enough to get things clean.
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Post  Aisles on Sat Dec 03, 2011 2:30 am

I have to be careful with washing products due to sensitive skin don't want to be coming out in red blotchs, itching and stinging like mad. So I stick to the one that works for me.

I use the same washing powder tablets for coloureds and for white's

I wash at 40 degree's and I also use vanish stainer remover poweder.

Occassionally for extra dirty whites I will use my presoak and boil wash option

A lot of washing powders and liquids don't clean so well at the lower tempeturers and where never designed to any way.
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Post  flibsey on Sat Dec 03, 2011 3:34 am

I have a 30 deg setting on my washer, but it's only for the rapid cleanso I only use it on mildly soiled items. i use 40 more often on nearly everything.
I use a cheap bio powder for everything too.
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Post  rosesnan on Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:15 am

i use the same powder what ever i'm washing, sometimes i put in a scoop of soda crystals in a whites wash and thats about it.
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Post  MrsH on Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:51 pm

Sorry to butt in, just wondered if anyone else has the problem of limited drying space, and what you do about it? At present, I can fit an airer in my spare room, but come April, that will be baby's room. Downstairs, I tried it out in the tiny hall and DD kept knocking/ bumping/ falling into it. My lounge is clear in the centre but full around the edges, wouldn't want it sat in the middle of the room. My smaller airer will just fit in the kitchen area but does block my cupboard, and there is no room in the dining area either.

I do have a dryer but we limit use of it to towels and bedding in the winter, as we believe it would be expensive to have it on more, and lots of clothing isn't dryer suitable - it would take me an age to read all the labels! Everything goes on the line come Spring/ Summer. Have had experiences of tops going 'short and fat' in dryer too so don't really trust it for most clothing.

We have been given a ceiling airer (a modern version!) and have been thinking of using that to save on floor space. I also recently noted at a friends house, she had radiator airers over the landing banister rail, which would also work in our house. Any other tips anyone? Sorry it's long winded, it's the bane of my life right now! Thanks in advance.

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Post  flibsey on Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:59 pm

fit the ceiling airer, mine is a lifesaver.
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Post  alec eiffel on Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:11 pm

I wash pretty much everything at 30 degrees and don't have any problems. I wash the anti allergy stuff at a higher temperature, but all the clothes are done at 30.

MrsH, I agree with flibsey, get the ceiling airer hung up, we had one at a hotel I used to work at and it was brilliant for getting things dry but out of the way. We also have an over bath airer and that's good too - doesn't hold anywhere near as much as a ceiling airer though.

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Post  Aisles on Sun Dec 04, 2011 3:40 am

ooooo I'd love a ceiling hanger/dryer thingie you can hang kitchen things off it as well.

I sometime's have to put things on hangers an hang them off the door frame between the kitchen and dinning room. Embarassed When I can't dry things outside.
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Post  MrsH on Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:08 pm

Thanks folks, will get DH onto fitting the ceiling airer, if I get onto him now, it might be up by Feb Rolling Eyes I do that too aisles, drives me potty!

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Post  flibsey on Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:51 pm

I want one of these....



I'd love to put it above the stairs in some of the wasted air space!!
I'm damn well having one if/when we ever move.
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Post  TP on Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:36 am

All the powders and gels etc vary so much in price its a minefield. Why are the liquid sachets so dear they do the same job as the powder dont they?

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Post  flibsey on Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:25 am

TP wrote:All the powders and gels etc vary so much in price its a minefield. Why are the liquid sachets so dear they do the same job as the powder dont they?

exactly. don't go for tesco economy powder though, it sucks. it doesn't dissolve properly and cakes up in the drawer. asda and sainsbury's economy ones however, excellent.

I'm not keen on economy conditioner liquid though, don't like the smell. so I got for bog standard own brand. a friend of mine buys Daz and Lenor, daz about £6 per box, Lenor about £3 or so per bottle. I buy cheap powder at around £3 per box an conditioner for a pound.
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Post  TP on Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:43 am

i wouldnt buy economy powder. I always try and buy a brand name or aldi own, and stock up when on offer. Some of the sachets are a rip off.

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Post  alec eiffel on Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:36 pm

Just out of interest TP, why wouldn't you buy economy powder? I don't buy it either, I'm just being nosey!

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Post  TP on Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:08 am

i wouldnt trust it to do the job Alec.

Got a bargain today Aerial Powder for £1.99. Should stock up really.

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Post  flibsey on Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:49 am

honestly guys, it really does work. I live with a Muck Magnet five year old and an engineer who spends his working day getting oily under trains and his spare time getting oily under cars or sweaty in karate lessons and I have no complaints about washing powder.

I used to be the same, I thought it couldn't do the job, but we were so close to utterly skint at one point it was buy economy, or don't get clean clothes. because we didn't own a washer or dryer at the time, we had to factor in the cost of the launderette.

we've got back on track (pretty much...well, as on track as we can be) financially, now own a washer and dryer and have enough money to pay the bills to run them, but we stuck with the powder lol.
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Post  TP on Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:29 am

i find if you get deals then branded washing powder isnt that dear also i use aldi sometimes.

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Post  alec eiffel on Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:44 pm

I don't not buy the economy stuff because I don't think it works, I don't buy it because I only buy stuff that I know hasn't been tested on animals. I have a brand I like and is good value (Method) so there's no reason for me to change.

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