Reasons to use less laundry detergent

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Reasons to Use Less Laundry Detergent
Did you know that using too much detergent can soak up your budget? Here's why you should use less when you do laundry.

Excess soap use will not only make your clothes smell odd and wear out quicker, it can build up on your towels and make them less absorbent and fluffy. Using too much detergent can also lead to mold growth and decrease the lifespan of your washing machine.

To test if you're using too much, try washing your towels in only hot water for five minutes. Any suds you see could mean you may have used too much from the previous wash.

To solve this soapy situation, simply use one-half of what's recommended on the detergent bottle. It'll clean just as well and help you save big.

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