If you want your clothes to be cleaner, do one thing: Use less laundry detergent. Using too much detergent is called "overdosing." When you overdose on liquid detergent, it creates too many suds, which can leave a film on fabric. This film attracts odors and dirt, which basically means your freshly clean clothes are magnets that attract dirt more quickly. To avoid this, use less soap on your next load. It'll remove the embedded detergent already in your clothes and leave them suds-free. This will extend the life of your clothes, and you'll save money, too.
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