When I shop for laundry soap I buy big to last long

United States
January 8, 2008 8:38am CST
I went to wash clothes a minute ago. I filled the machine and added my borax. Then I went to get some soap to put in the slot. No soap was left in my storage bucket. I then had to think of something as my machine was filling and had clothes in it. I used bath and body works body wash to wash my clothes. Then to rince them I used vo5 herbal conditioner. I am now waiting to see how they smell. What have you had to use to wash when out of washing soap?
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@brimia (6584)
• United States
8 Jan 08
once I used shampoo and it turned out fine but I think I'd be afraid to use conditioner. I like using borax too.
1 person likes this
• United States
12 Jan 08
The conditioner was too thick for the filter to fully go through. It would not be my next choice either. :)
@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
8 Jan 08
Dishwasher soap is a great alternative to laundry detergent. What scent bath and body works...I am addicted to the stuff
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• United States
12 Jan 08
it's cucumber melon. my clothes smelled so good coming out. I may have to make this a habit on wash day.
@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
8 Jan 08
This has honestly never happened to me because most of my life i ahve used the laundry mat to do my laundry and they hvae little packets of soap that you can buy if you dont have your own soap or you forgot it at home. It's pretty handy. I give you props though i wouldnt have thought of using the body wash lol. Good thinking. I hope they turn out smelling yummies :)
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@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
8 Jan 08
Wow, when I run out, I wait until I can get some more soap. I usually get how much I have before even starting it, so I haven't run into where the machine is already running when I see I have none left.. It would be interesting to see what other have used..Just in case...lol
@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
12 Jan 08
I used to buy the big 5-gallon bucket of laundry detergent to save money, but have found a way to shop factory-direct that costs less and I don't have to buy as much. My 96 oz bottle lasts longer than the 5-gallon bucket did and costs less to use. I order once a month, so I go around early in the month, see what we're going to need then place my order. I don't like to run out of things but if I did, I'd place an order right away and then wait a few days for the stuff to be delivered. If I had started the laundry already, I'd probably try dish wash, but use less of it.
@bowtieguy (5930)
• United States
11 Jan 08
Me too, I can go months out of those big jugs of soap than I ever could with those hand sized bottles.
@lightningMD (5932)
• United States
9 Jan 08
I have had to use dish soap before. It worked well. I try not to run out of laundry soap. I usually buy a bottle every week at wal-mart.I had never thought og using hair conditioner before. Let us know if this works.
@magilives (261)
• Australia
9 Jan 08
I buy wool mix for washing woollens and towels as well as ordinary laundry liquid, so if I run out of one I can always use the other one.
@Polly1 (12649)
• United States
8 Jan 08
I bet you clothes do smell good. I have used dish soap when hand washing. You are lucky that you didn't get overloaded with suds. Regular laundry soap is specially made to be low sudsing and still clean good.
@carpenter5 (6786)
• United States
8 Jan 08
I've used a number of things over the years. The best is actually Ajax dishwashing liquid. Not for the dishwasher, but for those that are handwashed. I've also been known to throw in a bar of Ivory soap. Of course, to do this, you would have to catch it at the rinse cycle and take out the bar, which is quite a pain. With my new washing machine, you add everything up front before you start the washer.