Monday, October 12, 2009

I'm not sure it actually matters

Just did an entire load of laundry -- washed and dried -- in my shiny, new(ish) kick-ass LG washer and dryer.

And it was only after it was done that I realized I had forgotten the detergent.

The odd thing is: my clothes seem pretty clean. I mean, the socks didn't smell or anything. And then I remembered that, forever ago, Cecil Adams did a test on "Laundry Balls" and discovered that while, basically, Laundry Balls don't do shit, they get your laundry about as clean as Tide does. Or, putting it another way, Tide doesn't do a whole lot better than nothing at all. You can find the whole story here.

Don't worry; I'm not giving up detergent. But, um, I'm not rewashing these clothes, either.

2 comments:

"Ice Pony Girl" said...

HAHA!! That was too funny!!! I am sure it does NOT matter. Years ago, no one ever used detergent.

Wil said...

I prefer an enzymatic type of detergent adapted to use in cold water, such as ERA or Wisk. As in all things, YMMV. I find powders do not dissolve in cold (45­ F).