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Are You Overdosing in the Laundry Room?

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Overdosing on suds could be harmful for your health and your pocketbook.

Let's face it. No one loves doing laundry. Big, messy, drippy jugs of detergent that waste water and break your back don't make the chore any bit more appealing. Couple that with hard-to-measure caps that lead you to use more than you need in the machine and you are guilty of overdosing -- on soap, that is!

woman doing laundry

Believe it or not, this can cause a ton of problems, including:

1. Residue on clothes

2. Odor in washing machine because of residues trapped in washer

3. Wet loads of laundry that haven't been properly drained, as extreme suds can slow spinning cycle down

4. Leaking, particularly in front-load washers

5. Longer washing cycles, as the washer can automatically add extra rinses, and pauses to breakdown suds

6. Less water savings, as more water is used to rinse the load if excess suds are detected

7. Wear and tear on the pump and motor because the suds act like a brake

A recent study showed that 100% of people surveyed use the cap that comes with laundry detergent jugs to measure their laundry detergent, but as many as 53 percent of them don't use the recommended lines on laundry caps to measure their detergent; instead, they rely on "eyeballing it" or filling to the top of the measuring cap.

This month, Method introduced its new line of laundry detergent that's smarter, easier, and greener than your average stuff. It holds the same cleaning power as the leading brand, but with 1/4 of the usual dose, its patent-pending cap is leak and spill proof, and the plant-based suds are made from 95% natural and renewable ingredients. Think this is too good to be true? Check it out using this $2 coupon!

Five lucky moms will receive a bottle of Method Laundry.

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4 comments so far | Post a comment now
Lindy January 30, 2010, 3:53 PM

I have an HE machine and use HE detergent. I use the recomended amount (listed on the bottle)and haven’t had any of these problems listed.

HeeHee January 30, 2010, 4:02 PM

Only idiots who don’t know how to do laundry would have these problems.

Anonymous January 30, 2010, 4:54 PM

Sound like a bunch of BS so they sell Method detergent.

Barb February 1, 2010, 6:26 AM

Thanks for that commercial, MomLogic. Now I’ll be suspicious of all your “stories.”

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