Sunday, May 8, 2016

Things I Like: Xtra (Laundry Detergent)

Ever since I got married I've been looking at ways to save some pennies, and I'm glad I found Xtra. It's not as well known (or as good) as things like Tide and Gain, but it's extremely inexpensive in comparison. It's not much of a stain fighter, but for just general cleaning of clothes it does the job decently well.   

8 comments:

Christine said...

glad this works for you Adam!

Mary Kirkland said...

I've used that before and it does smell good.

Jeanneke said...

I make my own liquid laundry soap. It washes clean (enough to me)and line-dried out in the sun and the wind it becomes so lovely fresh.
As laundry softener I use vinegar, which works as well as the store bought chemical fabric softener. Leaves absolutely no vinegar smell and...it breaks down the limescale in your washing machine.
For 5 litres of laundry liquid soap/gel mix 80 grams grated 'Sunlight' soap from a bar into 1 litre very hot water in a large pan, stir well until solved. Then add 80 grams of baking soda and 4 litres hot water and stir this all together very well.
Leave to set for 24 hours and you'll see it has become gel-ish.
Store in a box or bottle with wide opening (old washing liquid bottle), shake well every time before use. 1/2 Cup per load, whether wite or coloured, any temperature -hot, warm or cold.
This washing liquid costs me about €0,025 per load :>)
Cheers,

Jeanneke.

Kay said...

I think we use Tide or Cheer, but my mother uses very little liquid since Hawaii's water bubbles up so quickly.

happyone said...

I use the Tide pods and love them. Just throw one in the washer, no measuring.

Huggybear said...

That is a very industrious procedure, Jeanneke.
You certainly have it all "nailed down" even to Euro
costings. Certainly is cheap, but I think I'll just stick to the ready made suds that I use here with a
cheap freshener liquid and a dash of liquid kitchen detergent.
I am all for sun and wind drying - the only way I think. (And it is cheaper than dryers - ha ha).
Cheers
Colin ( B J Hunnicut)

Theresa Mahoney said...

If you don't heavily soil your clothes, I think the cheaper detergents work just fine. I use Tide on my husband's work clothes, but for every day stuff that doesn't get food or other debris on it, the cheap stuff is good.

bj said...

We, as a couple of a "certain age...(ahem).." just don't get all dirty and greasy and sweaty very often anymore, so I use Xtra, too. I keep a bottle of liquid Tide for heavily soiled items.