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Saturday, 6 December 2014

Washing Powder Test Results & Advent Update

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In October I began an experiment to see if I am using too much washing powder per wash.  Remember this?


I marked the lid every time I did a load of washing and I am dismayed to find that I got this many loads done before I ran out. .....



Only 48.   48..... I ask you!  I am definitely using too much because with mindful use of detergent I have only stretched the box by a paltry 3 more loads.  This means that I have saved only 1p per load.  The phrase 'must try harder' springs to mind :-\

Today's Reverse Advent item is this...,


This DVD plus a couple of books are going to the CS on Advent day #6  Rather than take one item to the CS at a time I am going to pop them into a bag and drop them off once a week.  It seems silly making a special journey each time when I have to drive there.

I am enjoying immensely reading other peoples blogs in which they talk about their gifts . Frugal Queen, Sue and others are giving away some lovely items. It's fantastic.  I wish I could be a bit more creative in my giving but there's time yet...As I won't be going out tomorrow I am also making Advent #7 a gift to the Foodbank.  I have 3 items to donate but will buy another couple of things later to add to them. 

How is your Streetbank Advent going?  If you are taking part I would love to hear about it.  I need INSPIRATION!

Thanks ever so for popping in x

5 comments:

  1. We use persil small and mighty because everyone is sensitive, we usually go to a discount store and buy the giant size, but I think next time I start one I will do the same, I never put in the full amount, it will be interesting to see the outcome.

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  2. I use whatever liquid is on offer & at the largest size. I've never kept a record of how many washes but I might do now as I always use less than the recommended amount.

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  3. Thank you both for your posts. It would be interesting to see how you both get on with testing the liquids because I was always sure I was using as little as possible but I have been proved wrong. Do let us know!

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  4. I only use half the recommended amount, I use Almat from Aldi or whatever is on offer elsewhere if it is cheaper. However one lady I knew had sensitive skin and she never used any washing product in her machine and her clothes always looked pristine.

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  5. Thanks for your post, Pam. That's interesting to know that someone uses just water to wash her clothes in. I suppose hot water could work just as well on it's own. Perhaps it's the fresh smell of powder or liquid that we like. It's certainly an incentive to use a minimal amount.

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