Try This Laundry Trick To See If You're Using Too Much Detergent

This Laundry Trick Could Save You A Lot Of Money
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For 20 years, Bruce Lubin and his wife Jeanne have been collecting tips and hints to save time, money, and make everyday tasks easier. Their book "Who Knew?"by TeleBrands includes thousands of money-saving secrets for cooking, cleaning and other tasks around your home.

As you move from room to room, you'll discover how to affordably clean your home using all-natural, homemade cleaners; get rid of any kind of stain on the planet; organize like a whiz; keep your car at its best; and perform simple household repairs. We are republishing a fabulous tip from the book on how to determine if you're using too much laundry detergent.

Are you using too much laundry detergent? Today's high-efficiency washers need a lot less detergent than you might think. To see if you're using too much, throw a clean towel into the washing machine by itself. After the wash cycle beings, take a look inside. If you see any suds, you're using too much.

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