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Where Has the Cheer Gone?

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I love Cheer laundry detergent. I grew up on it. But for some reason, I can't find large boxes of it anymore. What's up? I keep buying these silly little puny boxes and finally switched to some Costco brand, but the detergent doesn't dissolve well. I bought a small box of Cheer the other day and forgot how heavenly it smells. Ahhhhhhhh .....

I've tried Gain. I read that it works really well and is inexpensive, but it smelled like bug repellant to me and I ended up rewashing everything to get rid of the smell.

I hate Tide. It smells like my ex-boyfriend.

Someone told me Sun detergent or whatever it's called gives them a rash.

What's your favorite? I see some new brands out there with lavender scents and stuff, but I don't want to waste money on something I can't stand the smell of. I just want a ginormous box of Cheer! Is that too much to ask?

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I hate Tide. It smells like my ex-boyfriend.

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

hahahahahahaha

Thanks, MorningStar, for that

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I love Cheer laundry detergent. I grew up on it. But for some reason, I can't find large boxes of it anymore. What's up? I keep buying these silly little puny boxes and finally switched to some Costco brand, but the detergent doesn't dissolve well. I bought a small box of Cheer the other day and forgot how heavenly it smells. Ahhhhhhhh .....

I've tried Gain. I read that it works really well and is inexpensive, but it smelled like bug repellant to me and I ended up rewashing everything to get rid of the smell.

I hate Tide. It smells like my ex-boyfriend.

Someone told me Sun detergent or whatever it's called gives them a rash.

What's your favorite? I see some new brands out there with lavender scents and stuff, but I don't want to waste money on something I can't stand the smell of. I just want a ginormous box of Cheer! Is that too much to ask?

I would use liquid cheer, but it reminds me of my ex. We use liquid Gain, or whatever my wife decides to pick up.

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I would use liquid cheer, but it reminds me of my ex. We use liquid Gain, or whatever my wife decides to pick up.

I learned that if you use the liquid kind and let it soak in the wash, it starts to get this nasty sulfur smell. I don't recommend it.

I'm glad you guys can tolerate Gain. I bought two bottles for a great deal and ended up giving both of them away (the unused portion in the first one).

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We used to use All, but since they switched to the concentrate it just hasn't seemed to get our clothes as clean. The dirt still comes out, but they don't come out smelling as fresh, and because we use cloth diapers we can't use dryer sheets (leaves a film on the inside of the dryer that can get onto the diapers and damage them).

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Odors are about the strongest triggers known for memories.

I like things that have no added fragrances (or smells, as I call them). What's strange is that making something without fragrance seems to cost more than throwing something stinky in there.

I avoid doing excessive laundry through the simple expedient of not wearing clothes. I buy whatever detergent is on sale when I need to buy some.

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Odors are about the strongest triggers known for memories.

I like things that have no added fragrances (or smells, as I call them). What's strange is that making something without fragrance seems to cost more than throwing something stinky in there.

I avoid doing excessive laundry through the simple expedient of not wearing clothes. I buy whatever detergent is on sale when I need to buy some.

That doesn't work so well where I live - rain, cold, jail, public humiliation .....

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I quit using powder detergent because NONE of them dissolved completely and I ended up putting all the clothes through a second complete wash/rinse/rinse cycle. What a waste of water!

I only use liquid detergent now. What ever is the cheapest. I start out with using 1/2 of the recommended amount of detergent. Let the machine agitate a bit, turn it off, and then feel the water. If it doesn't feel very soapy, then I add just a bit more detergent. Agitate, stop, feel. Generally I don't have to add the full recommended amount.

Fabric softener sheets really do not leave a film on the inside of your dryer unless you dump the entire box of them in an empty dryer and turn it to the hottest temp and let it run for 30 minutes or longer. What happens is they water proof the diapers and make them non-absorbent. Also adding too much soap and not pre-rinsing your diapers ends up ruining them and making them non-absorbent.

There was a hint here on this forum once that said to check the filter of your dryer if you used fabric softener sheets- that it put a film on it and prevented the air from flowing through. Well I have had my dryer for 8 years. I have used fabric softener sheets for those 8 years. Bah- there was no build up! What a crock of baloney!!

If you use cloth diapers- scrape the poo into the toilet. Flush toilet. Dunk diaper in toilet to rinse residual poo off of it. Wring diaper out- place in diaper pail filled with COLD water that has 1 C or more of 20 Mule Team Borax dissolved in it.

When diaper pail is full of diapers, remove diapers one at a time, dunk in and out of diaper water, wring out good. Place diaper in a plastic bucket or in the bathtub until all diapers from pail are wrung out.

Dump water from pail in the TOILET- not the bathtub. Rinse and dump in toilet. Now go and wash your wrung out dirty diapers in the washing machine using the hottest water you have, detergent, and 1 cup of liquid bleach added to 1 quart of water. DO NOT use fabric softener. It will make the diapers water resistant. You want them water absorbent. Drying them in the dryer will make them soft enough.

It is getting harder and harder to find detergents that even smell. I use Purex, Sun or Xtra.

Also, if you can easily smell the detergent on your dry clothes you have used way, way too much.

To see if you are using too much detergent, take a couple of clean towels from your linen closet- toss them in the washing machine, set for small load, hot or warm wash, cold rinse and turn on. DO NOT add any detergent.

Let it agitate for 5 minutes. Then lift a towel up out of the water and smell it. Smell like your detergent? Water feel soapy? You have been using way too much detergent. Remember, the detergent companies want you to use lots of their products, thus they are heavy handed with the recommended amount to use. You will use it up faster and have to buy more.

Too much detergent is a bad thing. It attracts dirt, it makes your clothes heavier. It wears down the fabric/threads, thus your clothes wear out faster. It will also leech out when you perspire and give you rashes where you really do not want rashes!!

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I love Cheer laundry detergent. I grew up on it. But for some reason, I can't find large boxes of it anymore. What's up? I keep buying these silly little puny boxes and finally switched to some Costco brand, but the detergent doesn't dissolve well. I bought a small box of Cheer the other day and forgot how heavenly it smells. Ahhhhhhhh .....

I've tried Gain. I read that it works really well and is inexpensive, but it smelled like bug repellant to me and I ended up rewashing everything to get rid of the smell.

I hate Tide. It smells like my ex-boyfriend.

Someone told me Sun detergent or whatever it's called gives them a rash.

What's your favorite? I see some new brands out there with lavender scents and stuff, but I don't want to waste money on something I can't stand the smell of. I just want a ginormous box of Cheer! Is that too much to ask?

I've been using Sun for years. It's less expensive and it works well for me. I've never had a problem with it.

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I totally thought that this was a thread on optimism by the title. lol But Cheer detergent rocks, too!

hahahaha

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I just buy hat ever is cheaper. However I only buy the liquid type...and this is when I remember!!!! lol

Hey I am a single guy!!!

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I just buy hat ever is cheaper. However I only buy the liquid type...and this is when I remember!!!! lol

Hey I am a single guy!!!

I only buy liquid as well. It rinses out better in my opinion.

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When I saw the title, I also thought the topic would have something to do with all the grumpy threads going on (e.g. Chinese Olympics).

Re-reading the thread has got me thinking liquid detergents. I'm going to give them a try next time around (my laundry cycle is longer than most, I expect).

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This is really a funny thread. I loved Iggy's diaper washing instructions... we got away with disposable diapers but I remember my mom doing that stuff with diapers for my brother.:lol:

I have always used the powder tide bc if I ever switched hubby got a rash and I got to deal with hubby.:o A few weeks ago we stayed up to the cabin and my sister in law had washed the sheets. I called her up to see what she had used bc they smelled so great. She had used liquid tide with the green lid.... guess what I am going to try next?;)

It is true that our memories are tied to smell. Some are good and so are... not.:D

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