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What Temperature H2O Do You Wash Most of Your Clothes In?

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JKe895 JKe895 10 years
I didn't know about preservation of clothing depending on the water temp but I typically just follow what the tags say.
amandak3011 amandak3011 10 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 cageyme 10 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 calibabi 10 years
hot for whites, cold for everything else
shini shini 10 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 skiacresluv 10 years
Cold, I hate when my stuff shrinks and if I mix colors it never bleeds, I'm lazy so I mix everything!
workinggirl83 workinggirl83 10 years
Cold keeps my electric bill low.
carito8 carito8 10 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 smarler 10 years
Cold -- it keeps the gas bill lower since I'm slightly addicted to the washing machine.
lovekailua lovekailua 10 years
juiceejuice juiceejuice 10 years
cold, cold, cold.
GIOVS GIOVS 10 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 sofi 10 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 partysugar 10 years
Cold and I hand wash a lot of things like all of my lingerie and delicate tops and tissue tees.
julieulie julieulie 10 years
I always wash in cold water... better for the clothes AND for my electricity bill!
Samanna42 Samanna42 10 years
So I voted warm and meant to vote cold - duh, ha ha.
metamonkey metamonkey 10 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 thehabra 10 years
what?Cold?I didn't know that was even an option...
Drewsfan Drewsfan 10 years
I usually wash with warm. No one ever told me it was bad for my clothes!
glam-sugar glam-sugar 10 years
Mostly cold. I wash towels in warm water though.
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 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!
krisua krisua 10 years
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