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Why do we use hot water to wash clothes?

25 Oct 2018

Temperature is just a measure of how quickly, molecules are moving. When a substance dissolves in water, its components, be they ions or molecules, form stronger attractions to water molecules than...

Can Aspirin Help Remove Stains and Keep your Whites White?

14 Jun 2018

The internet is full of suggestions that Aspirin can be used to remove stains and get whiter whites. These sites don’t offer any mechanism of this bleaching of course, so I had to try it myself.

Why are people popping laundry pods?

25 Jan 2018

Dousing oneself with a bucket full of ice water isn’t much fun, but at least that craze was cool. It had a point: raise money for ALS research. Biting into a laundry pod has no point, other than to...

The Dirt on Laundry Balls

27 Apr 2017

As you can imagine, the ad caught my eye.  “Earth Smart Laundry CD works on the principles of quantum physics, not chemistry.” I had to have it. So I sent in my sixty dollars and waited. A couple...

Why is sodium sulphite added to laundry and dish-washing detergents?

20 Mar 2017

Sodium sulphite is not added for cleaning purposes, at least not as far as the laundry is concerned.

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