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08 April, 2015

Weekly Poll | It's A Wash

Happy Wednesday, everybody! How's it going?

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This week's question was inspired by something rather mundane: Chores. Most of us them, or at least fork over cash for someone else to do them. I was having a discussion with my boyfriend the other day about what type of laundry detergent to buy (exciting!) when I thought of this week's question....

Laundry detergent: Scented or unscented?

Simple enough. When I was a kid, my mom always bought Tide (which is scented), but after my folks split up I spent a lot of time living with my dad, who was solidly in the "buy whatever's cheapest" camp, which sometimes meant unscented. For a long time I followed my dad's example, until I started to realize that not all detergents are created equal... anyway, I think the conclusion I've come to is that I vastly prefer scented detergent. I know that unscented is better for sensitive skin, but using the fragranced stuff doesn't seem to bother me and there's just something satisfying about opening a drawer and being greeted with a fresh aroma.

So, how about you? Fresh or plain? (And was this week's question exciting or what?)

10 comments:

  1. Def scented. I got for the cheaper brand at BJs but I don't think i've ever used unscented detergent.

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  2. That reminds me that I should look for a massive pack of detergent next time I go to Costco. But still scented, of course. :)

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  3. I pick scented. And I typically go for something that smells like lavender or is similar but that isn't TOO overpowering.

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  4. Lavender is one of my favorite scents for fabric care products too. It smells refreshing, but not as cloying as some vague "fresh" scents do.

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  5. Some of the big brand scented ones give me contact dermatitis by my ladyparts, so unscented for sure. If we accidentally get scented I will use it for anything else but never underpants.

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  6. I guess I like scented detergent. Actually, my mom just got a new washing machine that takes special detergent (it's one of those fancy super efficient machines), so she gave me all her Tide pods, which should last me for at least a year, because she had them on auto-delivery from Amazon. So I kind of don't have a choice about what detergent I use. lol

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  7. That does not sound like a fun a time! I would avoid scented detergents like the plague if that happened to me.

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  8. Hope you like the way Tide smells, I guess! I like those little pods, mostly because we have to wash our clothes at a laundromat. Much more convenient to carry down the street.

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