The 2013 tests from Consumer Reports list Wisk Deep Clean as the best detergent, while Good Housekeeping's 2012 test names Ultra Tide as the best. The runner-ups in each test were Costco's Kirkland Signature and Gain Daz... More »

Laundry detergents can be compared based upon the type of stains they can handle, the size and security of the packaging, and price. The features listed vary depending on the brand purchased. Many newer detergents are de... More »

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To soften hard water, a water conditioner should be added to laundry. A water softening system that attaches to the building's water lines is also helpful. More »

To keep fabric colors from running, a person should always read the labels on fabric pieces, sort laundry into the three color categories, eliminate stains first, wash in cold water and use the correct detergent amount f... More »

To make homemade laundry detergent, mix baking soda, grated bar soap and washing soda. To make liquid laundry detergent, it is necessary to dissolve the bar soap and powdered ingredients with hot water before combining t... More »

There are several methods that can be used to remove yellow stains from laundry, such as applying detergent to the stain and letting it sit or using an oxygen-based stain remover. Several natural stain removal methods wo... More »

It takes more than a washing machine and detergent to rid your laundry of bacteria. Bleach and hot water are needed to kill the bacteria. More »