Who knew? Liquid laundry detergents actually have a shelf life! The whitening agents in liquid detergent degrade and break down over time, making them less effective at getting your clothes clean. The solution? Use powdered detergents, which are much more shelf-stable. If you prefer liquid soap because it doesn’t clog your machine, you can dilute powdered detergent in hot water and pour it right into your machine while loading it up with dirty laundry.
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