People Need More Low Cost Laundry Detergent Options!
Eloise shared her opinion about the need for more low cost laundry detergent choices in the marketplace these days. Basically, she believes laundry detergent just costs too much these days!
There should be a price set in place for laundry detergents... the price to clean clothes is so far out of control as Americans struggle to even pay the price to clean laundry.
These huge companies are making millions, yes millions, as we make less and less. It is detergent, simple detergent. Why the constant greed of hiking the price? There is no reason to have a simple basic need cost this much! ...Ahh, but the key word is "need; of course...
These companies could still make millions if they cut these prices back ..., and fill a need at the same time.
Thanks Eloise for sharing your opinions and thoughts about the cost of laundry detergent in the current economic situation.
I agree, some detergents are beginning to cost A LOT of money! Just recently here on this website, we've been having a running dialogue about Gain powder detergent raising prices and formula changes, with lots of discussion about how expensive this detergent can be. However, this dialogue could easily be going on for lots of detergents, not just Gain.
So, what do you think? Do you think that laundry detergent costs too much these days?
In addition, have you found a good low cost laundry detergent that you like to use? I know many people are trying to figure out the best cheap laundry detergent out there, to keep their families clothes clean without breaking the bank.
Share your opinions, ideas and thoughts in the comments below. I would love to hear what you have to say!
I've listed what both I and a majority of readers have suggested most frequently as the top three brands of cheap detergents that actually work well for cleaning clothes below.
We've also discussed the pros and cons of making your own laundry detergent to save costs, plus whether it is better to just buy the big name brands using coupons and sales to cut the price some!
ALL Laundry Detergent Works Great But Is Inexpensive With Coupons
ALL goes on sale about once a year, and they put out coupons. I LOVE THEM! I get the ALL no scent added.
I paid with coupons and sale for a 32 load bottle $1 a piece. I stocked up and haven't purchased detergent in a year and a half.
Running low, so going to pick some up today. I got this deal at Walgreens, they're pretty good!
Local stores will sometimes do this too.
I'm also ready when it comes to fabric softener. I get dryer sheets from Snuggle. They are $2 at my grocery store year round. Their .50 coupon is doubled at my store, making them $1 a piece. You can't beat it.
I have personally really liked ALL and thought it works really well, but I will say that without coupons it is much more expensive than Purex, for example. So, this is kind of in my mind an in between option between the really cheap but effective brands (Arm & Hammer and Purex) and the really expensive brands like Tide and Gain.
However, if you watch for sales and use coupons like Shai says you can get a really good price for this detergent, and it works quite well in my opinion.
While I listed three national brands above that lots of readers suggested work for them, there are lots of store brands and generics that are also available.
For example, Karen says: "Yes, it is very expensive! I buy the store brand most of the time. I don't see any difference whether you buy store brand or name brand. They all clean the same."
Taylor's response re: Store Brand detergents:
I have to agree, and disagree with you about store brands Karen. I have tried some and been quite happy with them, and others were a big disappointment.
That's typical though I think with all generics and store brands, and isn't something only found with laundry soaps.
That's why I'm excited to say that I collect reviews of both big name brands and generics, in all the product reviews here on the site, because I want to know if I'm wasting my money paying for a brand name or not.
You can check out lots of store brand laundry detergent reviews here (scroll down to find them, as well as lesser know national brand reviews), and be sure to share your own if you've used a product you loved (or hated).
In addition, many readers have said their favorite store brands in the comments below.
I Buy The Big Brands With Sales & Coupons
Finally, there are those who don't like to spend the money but feel that the expensive name brands work the best, so they try to save money on them with sales and coupons. Here's an example:
Rene says: "I use the more expensive because I've tried the others and was not happy with them. I have learned that not all loads require huge amounts of detergent. When it comes to some loads, I've cut the amount I use in half. While there are only 3 of us, we generate a lot of laundry due to jobs and school. I can make a rather large bottle last quite a long time now. You just have to think about your loads a little more before washing and throwing in the detergent."
Karin C. says: "I tried homemade laundry soap for six months with very little success. I used borax, washing soda and Castile soap and it would not clean like I had hoped. We have hard water and it left a film in the washer and clothes grew dingy, so I went back to store bought and have found that generic/store brand just don't clean as well as the name brands so I stock up when on sake and use coupons :)."
As you can see there are a large range of opinions on this topic, as well as suggestions for saving money when washing your family's clothes.
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