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Old 03-31-2013, 10:51 PM   #1
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Smile Do You Wash Your Clothes With Hot/Warm Or Cold Water?

Hey guys

Just interested in knowing how many of you wash your clothes in hot/warm water compared to those who wash in cold water?

We used to wash in warm, but for the last year or so in cold water...but are now thinking of maybe going back to washing in warm water!

It will be very interesting to know
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:54 PM   #2
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Whites - Hot, the rest in warm. If I'm washing stuff in cold it means I am not following the directions to hand wash or dry clean the item...
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:09 PM   #3
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Always cold. More stains get removed that way.

I don't have a lot of whites, but wash them normally in cold water. Every so often I do a bleach wash in the sink to brighten them up.
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:15 PM   #4
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I usually wash clothes in cold. I agree, it seems to get stains out better, and colors don't run. Towels are washed in warm.
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:16 PM   #5
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This is interesting already

So it seems cold is a popular way, we may stick with that

I am thinking though with sheets, maybe warm would be a better option, what do you guys think?
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:21 PM   #6
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The labels on my sheets say to wash them in cold, though that doesn't make sense to me. But that's what I do.
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:27 PM   #7
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I just read the directions on a few of our sheets (which I guess I should have done in the first place LOL) and it says Warm, gentle machine wash...so I guess no more washing the sheets in cold for us
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:41 PM   #8
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Has anyone with a front loader noticed that towels are not nice and soft after washing? I have been reading up about front loaders since we are getting one next week and I have read a lot about people finding their towels are like surfboard and really rough

Also, does anyone use white vinegar in their machines instead of a fabric softener?
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Has anyone with a front loader noticed that towels are not nice and soft after washing? I have been reading up about front loaders since we are getting one next week and I have read a lot about people finding their towels are like surfboard and really rough

Also, does anyone use white vinegar in their machines instead of a fabric softener?
I never use fabric softener with my towels, only white vinegar in the rinse cycle. Softener apparently builds up on towels and makes them less absorbent. I use half a dryer sheet for the clothes.
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Cold water only with a 15-30 minute soak (work clothes) if you use liquid detergent.

Hot water is only needed to liquefy dry detergents.
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