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    Quote Originally Posted by MsLynn View Post
    i wash my whites in hot water with bleach and oxy clean
    OMG do not use bleach AND oxyclean together.. It's dangerous!!!!!!

    Can I use it with Chlorine Bleach?

    No! Oxiclean is a bleach alternative and works by itself. Do not mix it with bleach as they will neutralize each other and can create dangerous gases and heat. If mixed in a poorly ventilated room, breathing the fumes created by this mixture can be fatal.
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    One thing you never want to do is take any advice from me on doing wash.
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    Darks, lights, reds, whites, jeans, sweat suit material, towels - (lights & darks), sheets. 10 ways to sort in this house...and of course hand launder.

    Only use hot for whites, warm for lights and cold the rest.

    I bleach the whites on occassion and use clorox 2 for almost all others except jeans & darks.
    Also occassionally use dishwasher detergent to soak the whites in hot.

    I usually don't use fabric softner & I spray & wash/shout where needed.

    Wow, that sounds complicated.

    ETA: Sheets also get sorted for colors & textures. (cotton vs flannel & light vs dark)
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    Quote Originally Posted by pepperpot View Post
    Darks, lights, reds, whites, jeans, sweat suit material, towels - (lights & darks), sheets. 10 ways to sort in this house...and of course hand launder.

    Only use hot for whites, warm for lights and cold the rest.

    I bleach the whites on occassion and use clorox 2 for almost all others except jeans & darks.
    Also occassionally use dishwasher detergent to soak the whites in hot.

    I usually don't use fabric softner & I spray & wash/shout where needed.

    Wow, that sounds complicated.

    ETA: Sheets also get sorted for colors & textures. (cotton vs flannel & light vs dark)
    I found years ago that the spray regular Fantastic works better and doesn't have the oils that Spray & Wash has. My brother even uses it on clothes he uses when working on his cars/motorcycle. Gets stuff out very well and is a lot cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElleGee View Post
    OMG do not use bleach AND oxyclean together.. It's dangerous!!!!!!



    http://www.ascleanedontv.com/oxiclean-faqs.html

    i've been doing it for years.. my whites are gorgeous, and i've never had a single problem

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    I wash all my whites in hot water
    And bleach keeps them white I have no clue
    Why some white clothes say no hot water
    I do them my way
    So far I have been very lucky
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eyore View Post
    Are you on a well, 3lilpigs? I'm on a well and I think that is why my whites get a dingy look to them. I only wash my dishrags, dishtowels and white socks in hot bleach water. My other whites usually cold water no bleach, hubby breaks out in a rash if I use bleach on his underclothes.
    I have a well. And we updated with a softner about 3-4 years ago but I use whink and it makes a BIG difference in helping whites stay white. It also works as a great stain remover!!

    I only do three loads: whites, towels and darks. And sometimes I might wash my dh's clothes seperate if he gets his clothes nasty. lol
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    I have to use that Seventh Generation laundry soap in my whites. I can't use anything like whink in them. My husband gets a itchy rash when I use regular laundry detergent on his undergarments. I do use bleach on socks and kitchen towels and dish rags.

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    I always wash my whites in hot, it is the only thing I use hot for. I have to use iron out for some of my whites. I just dont have any real good white clothes anymore.
    We live in the country and have a well, with the absolute worst water in the world. It is so full of iron. I have waist length natural strawberry blond hair. Used to have some gray strands, quite a few, they just blended in with the blond highlights. Now my hair is red and it has bright orange streaks through it. I hate it. Everybody says it looks good but I cant stand it. Whaen we went to Maine last summer for two weeks, my hair got back to normal from hotel water washings. I even had my gray back. I have tried the malibu treatments but they help very little and it dont last long. Anybody know anything that works?

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    i am completely anal when it comes to laundry!!! I NEVER use hot water and our white are like new white. I wont let anyone else do any of our laundry cause they just dont do it right!!!! lol
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    Dirks, you sound like my nana. Everyone loves the smell of her laundry and wants it to smell just like hers... but when they hear what she does they realize they just are not that anal. First, she will ONLY wash with Wisk (although, I think they only make HE now and she said she was thinking she may have to start using Tide). She lets it go through the wash, then she backs it up to fill it with water, adds like a cup of liquid downy... lets it agitate to get all mixed in then lets it sit for 20 minutes. Then she spins it w/out rinsing the downy out. I used to do it like her but now the put the downy in the Tide and my clothes smell just like hers, just not quite as strong. I also use dryer sheets to boost the smell... but the long drawn out process she goes through is just waaaay too much work!
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