The idea behind it makes sense — the more laundry detergent you use, the cleaner your clothes will be. But surprisingly, that’s not exactly the case.
The Effects of Too Much Detergent
If you pull clothes out of the wash and they’re covered in blue or white spots, don’t freak out just yet — this is just leftover soap scum. While you can easily wash it out, it’s easier to just use less soap the first time around.
The washing machine can be pretty tough on your clothes already. If you’re washing clothes a few times a month and with too much detergent, they’ll likely start to fall apart faster than if you only washed them when it was necessary and with the right amount of detergent.
Washing Machine Mold
Extra soap does a lot more than just ruin your favorite clothes. Washing machines are designed to handle and eliminate a certain amount of water and soap. If you put too much soap in, all those extra bubbles prevent your machine from doing its job. The longer water sits in your machine and its pipes, the more likely mold is to grow.
Speaking of extra soap, there’s a chance it won’t make it through your machine’s system at all. After a few washes, that thick soap will begin to sit in your pipes, making it harder for dirty water and new soap suds to make their way through.
When you think about the clothes you’re damaging, the machine you’re clogging, and the water you’re wasting by using too much detergent, it should be easy to make a change!
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