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Basic Laundry Products - Detergents, Bleach, Baking Soda, Vinegar

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When you visit a grocery store, you'll find an almost overwhelming array of laundry detergents. Some claim to be absolutely necessary for specific fabrics and types of clothing. Learn how to store through the bottles and find the correct products for your family.

In addition to a basic, heavy-duty detergent, it is important to have a more gentle detergent for delicate fabrics. Detergents that are designed for hand washing or machine washing delicate items are less harsh than regular detergents. Made for light soil and delicate fabrics, they will help prevent fading and are a good choice in the right situation.

While there are specific detergents promoted for athletic gear, most of gentle detergents can also be used on high-performance sports gear.

There are detergents specifically marketed for baby's laundry. Most of these are hypo-allergenic and less harsh on sensitive skin. Fragrance and dye free detergents made for baby’s laundry are also good for those with allergies or sensitive skin.

Always read labels. Many basic detergents now come in fragrance and dye-free formulas. You will find that they are less expensive per load than those labeled for baby laundry.

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