POPSUGAR Fashion Laundry What Temperature H2O Do You Wash Most of Your Clothes In? by Fashion 5/03/07 0 Shares Like us on Facebook Sign up for our daily newsletter > Read More LaundryFab Poll Laundry How to Bust Through 5 of the Toughest Summer Stains How Many Wears Before You Need to Wash Here's How to Decode Your Favorite Article of Clothing 35 Laundry Tips and Tricks That Everyone Should Know POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests. Get chic with our daily newsletter Street Style Beauty Tips Fashion and Beauty News Celebrity Style Sign up with By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. JKe895 8 years I didn't know about preservation of clothing depending on the water temp but I typically just follow what the tags say. amandak3011 8 years cold not only keeps my heat/electric bill from being ridiculously high, it's also way better for the environment and my clothes! cageyme 8 years I haven't done the laundry in 10 years. When I first got married my husband didn't like how I folded the clothes. He was very particular. So I said, "Fine, then you do it!" He has done his own laundry - and mine - ever since. Quite, happily, too. He lets me know when he is out of laundry detergent or dryer sheets. That's the closest to doing the laundry that I get. calibabi 8 years hot for whites, cold for everything else shini 8 years uh well cold for colours and warm for whites, isn't it supposed to be like that? I mean those knobs on the washing machine must mean something... skiacresluv 8 years Cold, I hate when my stuff shrinks and if I mix colors it never bleeds, I'm lazy so I mix everything! workinggirl83 8 years Cold keeps my electric bill low. carito8 8 years I don't do my laundry, but if I am doing it I'll use cold for colors and hot for whites. I always hand wash my lingerie and the delicate stuff. smarler 8 years Cold -- it keeps the gas bill lower since I'm slightly addicted to the washing machine. lovekailua 8 years cold! lovekailua 8 years cold! juiceejuice 8 years cold, cold, cold. juiceejuice 8 years cold, cold, cold. GIOVS 8 years this is a good poll, of course that is better the cold whater for the clothes but in whites is better the hot.i don´t do my laundry but i know how wash mu clothes, i do sometimes but just sometimes GIOVS 8 years this is a good poll, of course that is better the cold whater for the clothes but in whites is better the hot. i don´t do my laundry but i know how wash mu clothes, i do sometimes but just sometimes sofi 8 years cold for colors and warm for whites. Seems to work pretty well especially those stained whites that can handle higher temps.When in doubt-cold sofi 8 years cold for colors and warm for whites. Seems to work pretty well especially those stained whites that can handle higher temps. When in doubt-cold partysugar 8 years Cold and I hand wash a lot of things like all of my lingerie and delicate tops and tissue tees. julieulie 8 years I always wash in cold water... better for the clothes AND for my electricity bill! Samanna42 8 years So I voted warm and meant to vote cold - duh, ha ha. metamonkey 8 years COLD! It's better for the environment (less heating and energy waste), costs less, and keeps your clothes longer! Just use a detergent made for cold water. thehabra 8 years what?Cold?I didn't know that was even an option... Drewsfan 8 years I usually wash with warm. No one ever told me it was bad for my clothes! glam-sugar 8 years Mostly cold. I wash towels in warm water though. jennifer76 8 years Always cold! The only exceptions are severely stained kids clothes or towels, both of which I wash on warm. And then the hubbin's work out clothes which I wash on hot. Blech. Everything else cold - it's the only way to keep them fresh and new looking!