How to Save Money Doing Laundry ~ #LaundryDayByAll #NationalLaundryDay


How do you save money doing laundry? Laundry day, the day I dread with all of my being. Having a big family usually means that we have tons of clothing to wash on the day, but it doesn't mean that I'm spending tons of money. Today I want to share how you can save money doing laundry with the help of all® free clear laundry detergent.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of all®. The opinions and text are all mine.


Before I begin, I want to share my experience with all® free clear. As most of my readers may know, I have very sensitive skin, and so does Madison. Seems like she inherited my skin sensitivity. However, when she was a newborn, I used to purchase baby detergent, but that meant that I would have to make two different purchases of laundry detergent.

When you have a family as big as I do, you want to minimize your spending as much as you can. Personally, I'd rather spend my money elsewhere than on laundry detergent, so I made the decision to just buy one. I knew it had to be mild enough for "baby" use and still be strong enough to deal with the stains that usually accompany the clothing of two young boys and a husband.  all® free clear fit the bill!


It also helped that all® free clear is the #1 recommended brand by dermatologists, allergists, and pediatricians for skin sensitivity. While all® free clear is not intended to prevent or treat allergies, it's good to know that it is safe for the entire family since it contains no fragrances, no dyes and leaves no irritating residue. What you're left with is just clean, worry-free clothing that you feel comfortable wearing.


You can get all® in not just detergent, but in sheets and liquid fabric softener as well. And now in addition to not just delivering a powerful clean that your family will love, it now fights tough odors with the new all® free clear Odor Relief. You still get the benefit of it being gentle on your skin, but now it takes care of odors, such as the ones your kids bring home after a basketball game.

Today, however, I also want to share with you a few ways that you can save money doing laundry, as well as conserve your water usage.



Wash your clothes in cold water.
While hot water is a great way to disinfect, you really don't need to use it for all your laundry loads. As a matter of fact, cold water does the job of getting your clothes clean just as effectively. Using hot water for your laundry means that your water heater will be in use, causing your heating bill to increase, using cold water will help counteract that.

Run full loads as much as you can. 
It really just makes sense. The more clothing you wash, the more money you'll save as you'll be doing your laundry less often. Not only will you be doing less laundry but you'll be conserving water and energy as well by doing full loads.

Hang your clothes on a line to dry.
If you can, hang your clothes on a line to dry. Not only will you save money because you won't be running your dryer, but your clothes will last longer as well. If you own your home with a backyard, you can create your own clothesline out back, and if you're in an apartment, you can also purchase drying racks.


Remove lint from the dryer.
You may not know this, but removing the lint from your dryer filter helps to keep your dryer running efficiently. It also saves money because if your dryer filter is clogged, it will have to work harder thus increasing your energy bill.

Place a dry towel in your dryer
Did you know that placing a dry towel or two in your dryer will help speed up your drying process? It sure does and it's a tip that I've been using myself. Not only does it speed up your drying process but it will save on your electricity bill.

Purchase Energy Star appliances.
Energy star appliances will greatly reduce your utility bills, as they will save you money while doing your laundry. An energy star dryer will save you money by using less heat, while your washer will save you money by using less water.


Have you ever wondered what some of those symbols on your clothing means when its time to do laundry? Today I'm sharing my little cheat sheet as a printable. Simply click the download link and keep near your washing machine.



I decided to save this tip for last. The best way to save money while doing your laundry? Use all® free clear laundry detergent of course! And for those who prefer using the pacs, there is also all® POWERCORE™ free clear. It's still gentle on your skin since they are 100% free of perfumes and dyes, but still delivers a powerful clean in the convenience of a single pac. These pacs combine all ® free clear liquid with a powerful whitening core that provides superior whitening and brightening.


To learn more about all all® free clear laundry detergent visit the all® website.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of all®. The opinions and text are all mine.

Annmarie John
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96 comments:

  1. I having hung clothes out to dry since I lived int he city years back. But definitely is an excellent tip and may need to invest in a clothes line this summer to do just that now! Thanks for the advice here ;)

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    1. It was something I did in the Caribbean and now I plan on putting a clothes line out this summer in the back yard as well to help with our bills. We currently have a rack, but a clothes line would be awesome. I just love the smell of freshly dried clothes in the sun.

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  2. We use this detergent because we have allergies and sensitivities to dyes and colors. Saving money is just a bonus!

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    1. It's what we use as well. I have been using this for a few years now. Every once in a while my husband might pick up something else to try, but we always go back to all® free clear.

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  3. This is one of the only detergent I would use because of my allergies. I used to use another one and it would make my skin itch, after finding out about this a few years ago, I never looked back. LOVE all free clear!

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    1. That happened to me as well. I was itching and a friend mentioned that it could be my laundry detergent, I switched to this and the itching stopped. Since it contained nothing that would irritate our skin, I started using it on Madison's baby clothing. Have been using it ever since.

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  4. This sounds like a great line of detergent. I have been ;ooking for a new detergent and this was so perfect. I may need to have this.

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    1. You'll love all® laundry detergent. I've been using it for many years now and even though every once in a while my husband may get something new, it's what we always come back to. Stick with what works.

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  5. While I hate the scorching heat of the summer here in the Philippines, it's actually a good thing for my laundry as they dry faster out in the sun. I skip the drying part during this time of the year and let the clothes hung out to dry in the clothesline. :)

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    1. Lucky you! When I lived in the Caribbean, we never machine dried our clothes. We had a washing machine, but we always hung our clothes up to dry. Loved it!

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  6. Hello, blog twin! (well I haven't published yet but I'm about to)
    We always hung our laundry to dry outside in NJ. We also had a boiler room that dried clothes well but they'd get so stiff and sometimes still smelled like mildew! Nothing like doing it outside!

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    1. There really isn't anything better than hanging your clothes to dry. I've never tried the boiler room, but I can imagine the way they would smell there, unless it was a huge boiler room, but still not the same. I can't wait to read your post.

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  7. The all detergent looks like it's really tough on stains and gentle on clothing! I also love the handy chart that you put up to download. So handy!

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    1. I've never had a problem with it when it comes to stains, and I have 3 kids who are almost always dirty, well one gets more dirty than the others. I used to have a tough time figuring out what some of those labels meant, so you're welcome.

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  8. see...there is always something new to learn! x

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    1. Yes there is always something new to learn. Are you currently using all® free clear laundry detergent? Or was that something new to you as well?

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  9. I'm going to try the dry towel trick! It's the first I've heard of it and our dryer takes forever!!

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    1. Oh my goodness, I remember when I first found out about it. It's a lifesaver, especially since we have a ton of laundry always.

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  10. This is a great idea. I love this. I totally want to try it out too.

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    1. I'm confused as to what you love and want to try out. Are you talking about the laundry detergent or the tips?

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  11. I have two girls who play soccer so I know all too well about stains. Thanks for the wonderful tips! I will have to remember the dry towel trick.

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    1. Oh when you have kids you definitely know about stains. My kids are big mess makers, but I don't worry too much about it. We have a laundry detergent that does the trick.

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  12. Great tips! i don't have or use dryer for ages. it's not very hard to natural dye clothes. Plus the soft smell of clean clothes and sheets takes me back to my childhood.

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    1. We use our dryer quite often, especially during winter, but once summer comes around and we have constant sun, then out they go.

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  13. Wow! Thanks for sharing these tips –– I do admit that sometimes I splurge and use a laundry service so I don't have to deal with the laundromat... but it's not the most cost-efficient. These are great tips to keep in mind :D

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    1. I used to do that when we lived in Brooklyn, NY. I HATED the laundromat with a passion. Now we own our home, we no longer have to worry about that, but not having to deal with the people at the laundromat was worth the extra money we spent.

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  14. I am going to keep these tips in mind for sure! I always love to save money. I need to get some Energy Star appliances. Our washer and dryer is pretty old!

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    1. Energy Star appliances are the best, you can save so much more money when you use them. Think of all the money you'll save on your water and electricity bill. With that extra money you can do so much more.

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  15. This looks like a great detergent. Thanks for sharing

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    1. You're very welcome, but can you tell me what you love about the detergent? Is it one that you currently use or have intentions of using, and why?

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  16. Wow, I never thought about using dry towel! Thank you so much for this tip... I will definitely try this out today! I am into saving money as well and with a small baby I always wash clothes. THese tips will help me

    Jane @ www.thismamablogs.com
    Financial Freedom | Mindful Living

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    1. Well guess what? Having a baby was what made me decide to use all® free clear in the first place. I was spending so much money buying 2 different detergents, and realized that I could save money by just buying one. It was a life changer for me.

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  17. Hands up I really need to be more frugal when it comes to doing the laundry I don't sort out the loads as well as I could and sometimes throw in loads that could really do with having more in.

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    1. You're not alone Sarah. Even with my tips, there are times when I might do half a load because I'm impatient and need something right now instead of later.

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  18. I've never seen this detergent before. But I always use a fragrance and dye free detergent. Do you know if this is available in Canada?

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    1. I'm not sure if it is available in Canada, but it's sold online at Amazon, which means that you should be able to purchase it online if not.

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  19. When my youngest was born I bought 2 bottles of Dreft Baby laundry detergent then went straight to All. Never had a problem except for other parents but, I'd ask them "How much does a month of Baby laundry soap cost?" They would usually drop the subject.

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    1. Oh I'm so with you on that one. I was doing the same thing, it's so much cheaper buying one detergent for the entire family. However, did you know that all® also has a baby version of their detergent. I found it when my daughter was a baby, and used it for a while, but went right back to their free clear version.

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  20. I really like that this detergent is free from fragrances and dyes, which makes it perfect for those with sensitive skin or eczema.

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    1. That's exactly why I purchased it to begin with. I don't know what was breaking me out, but once I switched the issue stopped, so it could have been my old detergent. This works wonders for me.

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  21. Have been thinking on changing the detergent because of my allergies. Will give this one a try.
    Clothesline sure is a good investment.
    Thanks for the post!

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    1. You'll love this one if you have allergies like I do. It's really great for those with skin sensitivities so I know you'll like it.

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  22. I didn't know putting a dry towel in the dryer speeds drying time and saves electricity. Thanks for the tip.

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    1. You're very welcome. I remember when I was first given that tip, I didn't believe it, but now it's one I use all the time.

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  23. Laundry is not my favorite chore. Making it feel less like a chore would be great and saving money on supplies will certainly help.

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    1. Oh it's not my favorite either. Sometimes I wish I had a maid who would take care of all the housework for me, unfortunately, that's not happening so I have to do it myself, and since I'm doing it, I might as well save some money as well.

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  24. All is the only detergent that I can use without messing with my skin. I do wonder what those signs mean, I'll have to download it.

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    1. That's great to hear that you're already using all®. It's also one of the very few that doesn't mess with my skin either, and I'm happy to be able to help you with those label signs. They can be quite confusing at times.

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  25. Never though I could save money during my laundry sessions by making just a few changes. Great post. An eye opener too.

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    1. Yes sometimes all it takes is a little change. Little changes can change the world and are so much easier to do.

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  26. I love hanging out my laundry. There's something special about those clothes. And about the detergent, I really feel like I should give it a try!

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    1. You really should give all® a try. I remember when I was growing up in the Caribbean, we only hung up our clothes to dry and I just loved the smell. There's a much different smell when your clothes are line dried.

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  27. Hmmm... Great idea. This is really the best way to save money on laundry.

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    1. Which way is really the best, there were quite a few tips so I'm not sure which way you're actually referring to.

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  28. As we don't have outside space I always find drying the hardest as I use my dryer for as much as possible which isn't always cost effective x

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    1. When you don't have a choice it's different, although if you can find a clothes drying rack that you can use indoors, it may help.

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  29. My mummy runs full runs as much as she can too to save money on a low heat setting. This detergent sounds great for our sensitive skin too x

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    1. If you have sensitive skin, then this is the detergent that you're definitely going to want to use. It's why we use it in our household.

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  30. Great tips. I try to do most of these to be as frugal as possible. I also use all laundry detergent from time to time.

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    1. When you have a big family, you want to be as frugal as you can. It's great to hear that you use all® laundry detergent too. We love it in our household.

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    2. Yes- we are all about saving money!

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  31. I haven't seen this brand but you can bet I'm going to look out for it and try it out! Thanks!

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    1. You've never seen all® laundry detergent in any of your stores? Well don't despair, it's also available online at Amazon.

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  32. I have two little girls and if you saw how dirty their clothes get after an afternoon at the park, you would be shocked! My third daughter is older and she doesn't play at the park but her clothes get a pretty dirty after all of her crafts and things. I should look into this! I need a really good detergent. The one I have now isn't that good to be quite honest. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Oh I can very well relate. I have a little girl who loves being outdoors, so she gets really dirty quickly. We use all® and we've never had a problem getting her clothes clean.

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  33. We don't get this brand over here but I use something similar and have stuck to it for years. My lot have sensitive skin and if I start changing soaps etc, it tends to start a spiral of rashes. Stick to what you know works is what I say.

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    1. I agree with you, if you find something that works, stick to it. Why fix something that isn't broken?

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  34. I chuckled when you said remove the lint from the dryer. My husband does the laundry and he's obsessive about cleaning the lint drawer.

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    1. My daughter is very much the same way. While I may forget every once in a while, she never does. It's like religion to her.

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  35. Oh goodness. In my house every day is National Laundry Day. Ha! I love ALL products. They work great and are economical, too! :)

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    1. Your house sounds very much like my own. We also love the all® laundry products and you're right, they are economical.

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  36. This sounds like a really good line of detergents. I have changed a few and still not satisfied with my current one, I will check these out.

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    1. I had that same problem years ago. I went through so many different detergents until I found one that I liked. Now we use all®, but every once in a while my husband may pick up something else, but we always come back to all®.

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  37. Thank you for the great and wise tips! We usually hang our clothes outside and no need for dryer because of the hot weather.

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    1. That is awesome! I wished we always had hot weather, I would have been doing the same thing. There is nothing better than clothes hung on the line to dry outside. The smell is just fantastic.

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  38. Keeping that lint filter clean really does matter!! I like ALL detergent. I haven't tried the ALL Clear yet.

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    1. If you've found an all® laundry detergent that you love, then kudos. The free clear is one that is great for those with skin sensitivity and don't like scents. My husband loves scents, I'm not big on them so this is perfect for me. It also helps with my sensitive skin.

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  39. I do a hideous amount of laundry having 6 children so this has been great fro me to try and cut down our bills as its stands our washing machine is never off

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    1. As a mother of 4 I can relate to the piles of laundry and it seeming as though the laundry never ends. Anything that will reduce our bills is a winner in my book.

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  40. I cant remember the last time I hang my clothes outside to dry, living in the city centre I don't have the luxury so I just open the windows. Great tips

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    1. Well opening the windows may help, but have you thought about getting a clothes rack? They are very useful when you live in an apartment.

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  41. I think I am already following most of these tips. I always wait to have as much to wash before doing laundry and always have everything hung up to dry. However, I was always told that cold wash was not very efficient for stains?

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    1. I have never had a problem getting my stains out using cold water. I admit that sometimes I add a bit of bleach if I can to the water and that helps.

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  42. I have seen All, but never thought of using it. Your post make me buy All. Sounds amazing especially i have sensitive skin.

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    1. Why have you never used it? You're totally missing out! all® laundry detergent is just as good and even better than those high end brands. You should give the free clear a try, especially if you have sensitive skin.

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  43. This is awesome! I have been wanting to try All Free Clear! This is everything I need to get convinced to figure out what I need. Even more because we have a newborn.

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    1. If you really want to save money, especially with a newborn, then all® free clear is the way to go. You can do both of your laundry using the same detergent. Trust me. I'm speaking from experience being a mom 4 times over.

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  44. I would love to give All a try! It sounds like a dream when you use it. It's always nice to save more money whenever you do the laundry. These days, it's usually just my husband and I but your tips are still very much applicable.

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    1. My tips can be used whether it's you by yourself or if you have a family. You should give all® a try, you won't regret it. We've been using it for years now and it's in constant rotation in our laundry room. We're never without it.

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  45. SO many great tips here. I feel like our washing machine is always on, so found this useful.

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    1. With my big family it seems that way as well, so we try and cut down on cost as much as possible. I’m glad my tips were able to help you.

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  46. Love your tips! Definitely need to give ALL a try!

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    1. And you should give all® a try. You're going to wonder why you've never done so before, and you're welcome. I hope they're useful to you.

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  47. I am definitely going to try out the dry towel trick! Thanks for these handy tips and the download, this will be a gentle reminder to my adult daughter!

    Young not Dumb

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  48. Thank you for sharing this. I've been looking for a laundry detergent for sensitive skin. I love the chart too!

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  49. Doing laundry is definitely something that can break the bank, especially if you have a big family. I love any advice that helps me save some money in that department.

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