Suspicious that you've been using too much soap in your laundry? Follow these guidelines to get it right every time.
1. Choose the detergent that works with your machine.
Today, many detergents are formulated for both regular and high-efficiency machines, but some brands, like Tide and Gain, still offer separate product lines. Pick the wrong one, and you may end up with too many suds in your clothes.
2. Make sure you're measuring.
The instructions on your detergent's packaging are accurate guidelines -- it's when you ignore them that errors occur.
"Don't pour in your detergent without measuring," says Carolyn Forte, the director of the Home Appliances and Cleaning Products department in the Good Housekeeping Research Institute. "Eyeballing the correct amount is more difficult than you think. You'll get it wrong."
If measuring into your detergent's cap is slowing you down, try detergent pods to get the job doneRead More »from Are You Using Too Much Laundry Detergent?