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    • carguy143
    • By carguy143 19th Apr 17, 4:41 PM
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    "professional" laundry detergent and laundry moneysaving
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    • 19th Apr 17, 4:41 PM
    "professional" laundry detergent and laundry moneysaving 19th Apr 17 at 4:41 PM
    Hi all,
    Does anyone on here use the professional sized laundry detergents? If so is there any difference in the concentration of the product compared to domestic equivalents.

    The reason I ask is because I'm looking to save money on our laundry. I already only use about half the recommended dose of our current detergent and the fabric softener is diluted down 1 part softener to 5 parts water as it's just so thick it never fully gets washed away (the machine is level, the drawer and the rest of the machine is spotless).

    Thanks.
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    • trailingspouse
    • By trailingspouse 19th Apr 17, 5:15 PM
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    I don't know the answer to your question, but I don't use fabric softener at all. Ever. Just think how much I've saved over the 40+ years I've been doing my own washing!!
    • carguy143
    • By carguy143 19th Apr 17, 5:20 PM
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    • 19th Apr 17, 5:20 PM
    I don't know the answer to your question, but I don't use fabric softener at all. Ever. Just think how much I've saved over the 40+ years I've been doing my own washing!!
    Originally posted by trailingspouse
    I tried this but my wife complained. She's american if that says anything..

    As a compromise it was agreed we would use a half measure yet she still complains that's not enough.
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 19th Apr 17, 7:05 PM
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    • 19th Apr 17, 7:05 PM
    I too only use white vinegar for softening, and half the stated amount of powder/detergent and a handful of washing soda crystals and I have been washing stuff for 55 years and never had any complaints I feel sure that too much detergent doesn't do your clothes any good I remember year ago when Ariel bio first came on the market and I washed some tea towels in it and they virtually were shredded and went into a very religious condition (very holy )I now use Aldi's non bio and half a capful with a handful of soda crystals is enough to get my washing clean ,but then I am an old woman and don't get very mucky clothes .different I suppose if you do a mucky job and have overalls or something.years ago when my late OH had to wear overalls I used to boil them up in a copper (baby burco) and then rinse by hand (no automatics in those days) then wring them out by hand and they would then hang on the line over the weekend to dry off God I hated those blessed things and was glad when he no longer had to wear them.As most folk change their clothes daily most stuff doesn't get that diryty so you don't need to do the sorts of washing that was once the norm. I do a boil wash for towels and sheets etc but even then I still only need half the amount and my faithful soda crystals .
    Quot Libra,Quam Breve Tempus.
    • carguy143
    • By carguy143 20th Apr 17, 9:26 AM
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    • 20th Apr 17, 9:26 AM
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    • 20th Apr 17, 9:26 AM
    Well the answer is, professional and domestic detergents are the same! See below from a P&G rep.

    "Dear Mr. Aindow,

    Thank you for contacting Procter & Gamble Professional.

    We are writing to confirm that the only difference between the Ariel Professional products and the Ariel retail products is indeed only the size of the packaging (professional range usually has greater packaging that the retail products). The are no differences in the formulation of the product between the professional and the retail range.

    Should you have any other queries regarding our products, please do not hesitate to contact us again.

    Kind regards,

    Serena.
    “P&G Professional Service
    -Dedicated to Your Satisfaction
    Visit www.pgpro.co.uk to see all P&G Professional Cleaning Solutions “

    So now we know.
    • bellaboo86
    • By bellaboo86 20th Apr 17, 10:40 AM
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    • 20th Apr 17, 10:40 AM
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    • 20th Apr 17, 10:40 AM
    I buy the bigger ones and you definitely save money. Especially if you're not brand conscious and buy which ever is on offer.
    • carguy143
    • By carguy143 20th Apr 17, 11:49 AM
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    • 20th Apr 17, 11:49 AM
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    • 20th Apr 17, 11:49 AM
    I buy the bigger ones and you definitely save money. Especially if you're not brand conscious and buy which ever is on offer.
    Originally posted by bellaboo86
    That's the plan. I don't think we can get much cheaper than Wilko own brand laundry detergent but I'm not too happy with it because it leaves a small amount of residue no matter how much or little used.

    I picked up a small bottle of Daz just to compare.
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