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    Cold Water for Laundry

    Does anyone else wash their clothes in cold water? I read it's pretty much the same, especially if the clothes aren't heavily stained, and it saves energy and money on bills, it's also better for the environment.

    According to an article, a full 90 percent of the energy used in washing clothes goes toward heating the water.
    http://planetgreen.discovery.com/hom...h-in-cold.html

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    Washing your clothes in cold water is fine unless they are greasey or really
    dirty.Whenever I wash my clothes I always wash in cold water.Plus you save
    energy which in turn puts more spending money in your pocket.

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    I wash everything in cold water, and have for a few years now. I read about how it saved energy and thought I would give it a try. I prefer it to warm water for clothes, there's less shrinkage and color fading. It also works fine for whites/delicates, I just add bleach when needed.

    I think the detergent that's marketed toward cold water is a bit of a scam, I use regular and it's always worked well.

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    I've always used cold water and haven't ever had any problems with my laundry coming out clean. If one of the kids gets theirs extra dirty, I just pre-soak it in warm water in the sink, hand washing gently and then wash it with the regular laundry. It uses much less warm water this way and comes out clean.

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    I wash in Warm water, Rinse in Cold water.
    I wear jeans and chambray or denim shirts 97% of the time.
    I work on my mowers & do home repairs around the house.
    I get pretty grimy.......I Hate Half-washed clothes.
    I like them Clean, thank you.

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    Good question

    Yes, i use cold water for laundry alot. I also use werry little soap. It works good. Only underwear, towels and really dirty clothes i have when i hunt/go out in the wilderness i wash in warm water.

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    Yes, I'm one who washes in cold water sometimes. If there are no stains but too if the fabric is a delicate one that doesn't permit high temperatures, I set the water temperature to cold or to very low.

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    I heard a clothing and fabrics expert remark on the matter, and she said that the recommendations we see in our clothes are based on old standards. Today the detergents we use are so much better than they used to be so that you can lower the temperature by ten degrees or more and still have the same results, and it will cause less wear on the clothes.

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