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Old 01-26-2013, 02:27   #1
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Laundry soap powder or liquid?

Any down or upside in storing powder laundry soaps vs liquid?
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:30   #2
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Liquid,powdered is bad for the pipes.'08.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:35   #3
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Make your own ...very easy...I can make 2 gal. in 10 mins...very cheap too...google it...

http://www.thefamilyhomestead.com/laundrysoap.htm
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:02   #4
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I use non-frangrance TIDE detergent liquid, in a 6 oz. bottle stored within 2 plastic bags. Sometimes the caps leak so the plastic bags prevent everything else in the backpack from getting soaked.

A larger plastic bag serves as my washing machine.

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Old 01-26-2013, 14:43   #5
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Liquid soap for me.
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Old 01-26-2013, 14:48   #6
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Old 01-30-2013, 13:12   #7
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I always buy on sale and in bulk.

My wife has really sensitive skin to a lot of laundry detergents so we pretty much have to buy Tide. Target ran a good deal on big bottles of liquid Tide (150, 160 or 192 oz. I forget which). Buy 3 bottles get a $10 gift card, it was on sale, use your Target card get an additional 5% off and I had coupons. Netted out IIRC I ended up paying $7 per big bottle. I bought 20. In our 2 person household I have enough detergent to realistically last probably 10 years.

Most powder Iím aware of comes in cardboard boxes which means you need to be careful they never get wet albeit the boxes are more ecofriendly. Liquid seems to dissolve easier. Liquid also has some advantages like it a pinch you can use it as a lubricant

Powders are generally cheaper to stock up on but most contain sodium sulphate which can wreak havoc on septic systems. Many powders also contain fillers including chemicals. Liquid is also IMO easier to pretreat.

We buy liquid. Like I said, buy it right on sale and in bulk and it can be as cheap if not cheaper than powders or generic liquids.
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I think the liquid is better all around but I use powder for one reason...

I wash at a laundromat and I keep the detergent under the seat of my truck.

If I have an accident, a couple minutes with a shop-vac is no big deal. A half gallon of liquid in the carpet would require some serious PITA to clean!
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Old 02-01-2013, 22:21   #9
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Make your own ...very easy...I can make 2 gal. in 10 mins...very cheap too...google it...

http://www.thefamilyhomestead.com/laundrysoap.htm
This what we do. Saves a ton a money without Coupon hunting.

We have enough soap making products to last for 10 years for Pennies on the dollars.
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:47   #10
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We also use this exact homemade recipe, and have used it exclusively for about 3 years. CHEAP! Spend savings on ammo.
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