How Much Is Too Much Laundry Detergent?


Most of us think -- more laundry detergent results in more clean clothes, right? Wrong!

In fact, the caps on the detergent bottle are quite misleading. Generally, no more than a 1-2 Tablespoons of liquid laundry detergent are needed for a full load. Wow!


We found this handy chart from The Spruce, so take a look.

Now, if you use too much laundry detergent, what actually happens?

  1. Your laundry is likely to get stained by the detergent

  2. You might find a residue or film on parts of your clothing

  3. Your items may have a bad odor instead of the fresh and clean scent you were hoping for

If you're using a washing machine at home, keep in mind that too much detergent also adds wear and tear to your machine. The laundry machine may not drain properly and leftover soap residue will disrupt it over time.


Here at Main St Laundromat, we educate our patrons to refrain from using too much laundry detergent. We don't want the next customer experiencing soap residue from the previous load.


So next time you're washing your laundry, refrain from throwing too much detergent in there. You'll be surprised how much cleaner your clothes and linens actually feel!


See you on laundry day!



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