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

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JKe895 JKe895 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 years
hot for whites, cold for everything else
shini shini 9 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 9 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 9 years
Cold keeps my electric bill low.
carito8 carito8 9 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 9 years
Cold -- it keeps the gas bill lower since I'm slightly addicted to the washing machine.
lovekailua lovekailua 9 years
cold!
lovekailua lovekailua 9 years
cold!
juiceejuice juiceejuice 9 years
cold, cold, cold.
juiceejuice juiceejuice 9 years
cold, cold, cold.
GIOVS GIOVS 9 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 GIOVS 9 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 9 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 sofi 9 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 9 years
Cold and I hand wash a lot of things like all of my lingerie and delicate tops and tissue tees.
julieulie julieulie 9 years
I always wash in cold water... better for the clothes AND for my electricity bill!
Samanna42 Samanna42 9 years
So I voted warm and meant to vote cold - duh, ha ha.
metamonkey metamonkey 9 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 9 years
what?Cold?I didn't know that was even an option...
Drewsfan Drewsfan 9 years
I usually wash with warm. No one ever told me it was bad for my clothes!
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
Mostly cold. I wash towels in warm water though.
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 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!
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