Thursday, July 2, 2009

Looking for a laundry detergent :0

So its getting time to tackle the huge bags of laundry that have been filling up and were pretending not to notice. Its hard to pretend when we are literally running out of clean clothes to wear, so we decided we would get to it tomorrow morning and get it all done. Clothes, sheets, pillow cases, cushion covers . . . everything. We have lots of fabric softener after I went to BJ's wholesale outlet a few weeks ago and thinking I was getting a 55 gallon drum of detergent, came home to have Nina tell me I bought a whole lot of fabric softener. She's not crazy about fabric softener either. . . So, we went to the local store here to buy a few other things mostly food items and decided to just get what we need tomorrow to get the huge loads done. We headed up the isle where the soaps and detergent were stocked. I thought this would be easy but nooooooo. There are so many different brands to choose from and each have their own claim to being the best. As we were looking at all the choices we started scratching our heads because we realized we were in over our heads here.
First we saw the brand that claimed its formula would keep laundry fresh, longer. Its actually called the "Keep it fresh- formula" well, we certainly don't want to do laundry all the time and so a detergent that can keep it clean and fresh longer is a big plus, I felt.
Then we saw the other leading brand that helped to reveal the "7 Signs of Beautiful clothes"! Jeez, I had no idea about these 7 signs and I suddenly realized I was walking around my entire life with my clothes most likely only holding up to 2 or 3 of these signs. How embarassing. Well, that would have to be the right choice, I mean 7 signs. Who could beat that and I certainly think they know what they are talking about.
Then there was "Power your Wash", and "Harnessing the power of nature", and " High Efficiency" Wow!
We looked through some more brands realizing how little we knew about buying the right laundry detergent.
We came upon "Loads of Hope". For every purchase of this detergent, they will donate some of the proceeds to a charity. Oh no, now we were starting to feel guilty about not buying this one. How can anyone with any good morals and concern for all that is good not buy a laundry detergent that will donate some of its profit to charity. But what if it doesn't work very well. . .who cares damn it, its ok to walk around with only 1 or 2 of the 7 signs as long as we know we have helped others and will wear our dirty clothes like a badge of honor! Hmmm, but we can just donate to a charity of our own choice later and buy a good detergent now . Yes, so we continued.
"Here it is", I exclaimed. "Stronger than Dirt" it claimed. Nina, this is what we need. I mean, imagine stuffing all our clothes into a huge machine and pour in a detergent that is weaker than dirt. We don't stand a chance. We will be there for a couple of hours waiting for the cycles to finish only to find that the dirt has won! No way, man. Above all and everything else, the detergent MUST be stronger than dirt. It has to be, to get the stuff clean, no? I insisted that we get the brand whose detergent was stronger than dirt. That has to be the right way to go.
So, we will be off to battle dirt tomorrow and were sure we made the right choice. . .I mean c'mon, it was a No-Brainer ;)


Sheila said...

Nina's very fortunate to have a knight in shining armor to battle that nasty dirt.

dana said...

I love blogs about pure crap (I'm serious Gary) The best part is you purchasing all that fabric softner, I had no idea you were "such a man"

Lianne said...

I can't wait to see how your laundry turns out Gary, but what are you going to do with all the fabric softener?

drollgirl said...

advertisers are such sheisters! god! sometimes they drive me bonkers, but i guess i'd rather have a lot of choices than just one!

hope you have a great fourth!

DJ said...

Been there; done that. (the laundry detergent aisle @ the grocers)
We went with the cheapest we could find; our clothes are clean, and we haven't had any skin reactions, yet.