17 Sep '11, 3pm

Debunking The Hot Water Laundry Myth - Why Are Consumers So Superstitious & Stubborn?

Stubborn habits about doing laundry extend well beyond refusing to wash in cold water and these habits are bad for our budgets as well as for the environment. I have a list, presented below in rank order of importance. Refusal to use cold water. Ignoring the super-concentrated detergent sold in very small bottles (1 quart does 32+ loads) in favor of the detergent bottles and boxes that are made billboard-sized to grab our attention on the store shelf. The amount of packaging consumed and carrying required for the smaller bottles are far less but we do it anyway because we are suckers for a brightly colored bauble pitched with coupons. Buying those perfumed petro-pads to throw in the dryer so you can make your clothing smell like an old lady on a bus. A total waste of money and material. (I suspect the fragrance also makes people more attractive to mosquitoes.) Passing on t...

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