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Old 06-08-2016, 06:36 PM   #1
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How many pods do you use for a load of laundry??

Three Tide Pods a Wash? Procter & Gamble Pushes More Doses

Three Tide Pods a Wash? Procter & Gamble Pushes More Doses - WSJ

The Proctor and Gamble company is now saying that 2 pods for a load of large laundry is not enough and you should use three.

Simple math time:

A 72 pack of pods if you could get that size would have 36 large load uses at 2 pods at a time or only 24 large loads at 3 pods at a time. That is a 33% reduction in uses and with the price of pods wayyyy more than liquid that is sure a quick way to make a buck...

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Old 06-08-2016, 06:54 PM   #2
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I use Xtra liquid laundry detergent.
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What are "pods"?
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We don't use pods and most likely never will. Aside from the fact that I believe they are too tempting to children to ingest as a "treat," I think it's a way to part folks from their money.

I've been using homemade laundry detergent for more years than I can count and couldn't be more pleased. Our method is less expensive, easy to use and better for humans and the environment.
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What are "pods"?
Pre measured laundry detergent in small plastic pouches. Also it is the most expensive way to get laundry detergent.

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How many pods do you use for a load of laundry??

Liz, they're little packets of detergent that have pretty stripes, and look like candy to some kids.

I'm not as ambitious as Katie H, I just use the unscented Costco liquid laundry soap.
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Jeeze Louise. Why would anyone use something like that? Just think of the cost of making them in those little packets, and they don't give you enough for a load, you have to use three of them???

I use Gain liquid. I don't fill the cup full for a load. My laundry comes out clean and smelling wonderful.

Katie H I wouldn't mind knowing how to make laundry detergent myself. I'll do it if it's not a huge PITA.
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We've been using Tide for cold water for years. We try to reduce our carbon footprint, so no pods requiring extra packaging and no unnecessary hot water.
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Jeeze Louise. Why would anyone use something like that?
Convenience. The same people who buy those probably also buy pre-cut fresh vegetables.
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Jeeze Louise. Why would anyone use something like that? Just think of the cost of making them in those little packets, and they don't give you enough for a load, you have to use three of them???

I could see using one extra pod for a large load as you have that much more clothing to wash than a small load.. Now you are recommending that I use THREE Pods instead of two.

That means the laundry detergent in those so called pods are weak at cleaning clothing.

That also means I finish off a plastic containers of pods 33% faster if I do nothing but large loads.
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