Do you wash cloths in hot or cold water?

@jezzmay (1845)
United States
August 13, 2007 6:19pm CST
I wash mine in cold and it does good for me.I use a spot remover to remove strains before I wash them.I fine if I use hot water they draw up.
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@brendakaya (2335)
• United States
6 Oct 07
I use cold water for my laundry at home. It's cheaper than using hot or warm, and it works pretty well for me. If I take laundry to the laundry mat, as I sometimes do, since our well's been running low on water, I use warm water there. I cna get my clothes washed and dried, faster there, but I still don't like going.
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@jezzmay (1845)
• United States
6 Oct 07
I know if there's one thing I hate it is going to the laundry mat.
@jennifer611 (2502)
• United States
13 Aug 07
For my whites I use hot and for my darks I use cold. thats the way my mother always did hers and taught me how to do it that way so thats what I have always done.
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@jezzmay (1845)
• United States
14 Aug 07
I was never told how to do any house chores.We never had to do any.I had to learn to do them on my own.
@wiccania (3360)
• United States
13 Aug 07
I use warm and cold. I've thought about just switching off the hot valve on my washer, though. I have no problem with washing in cold water, it's the soap that matters when it comes to getting clothes clean.
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@jezzmay (1845)
• United States
14 Aug 07
We have the hot cut off it save on gas.We have a gas hot water tank.I do not see a problem with washing in cold water.
@Artsimba (1335)
• United States
13 Aug 07
I wash all towels including wash cloths in very hot water with bleach or non-whitening bleach for colors but I would always use hot water because cold water doesn't kill germs, bacteria or anything like that. I think cold water is just good for clothes you want to wash but not shrink, but I could be wrong unless something knows something that I don't, please share it with us. I wouldn't want to give info that was wrong. I still will wash all kinds of towels, wash cloths and such in hot water. Spot removing is a very good idea too.
@jezzmay (1845)
• United States
14 Aug 07
I think the soap you use would pervent germs.If I wrong please let me know.I was never told how to do laundry just picked it up myself.
@Jennifer21 (2476)
• United States
13 Aug 07
I alwasys use cold water. It gets my clothes cleaned just fine. I just throw some soap in and voila, they are clean. Plus it saves on propane considering my hot water heater is run off propane.
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@qamarep (4448)
• Pakistan
19 Feb 10
who can go in trouble of warming the water and then washing clothes