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Advice, Ass, and Beautiful: The Wall Street Journal WSJ Friday at 10:01 AM Most millennials don't even know what fabric softener is used for, and that worries Procter & Gamble 60 Dou ULTRA Millennials Are Fine Without Fabric Softener; P&G Looks to Fix That wsj.com weareallstilllearningright: bi-fem-plantnerd: sagelynaive: organized-studies: kindnessandgoodvibrations: kindnessandgoodvibrations: ghostoftwentysomethingspresent: madsciences: awfullydull: markrial: tramampoline: slow-riot: Weirdly anti-millennial articles have scraped the bottom of the barrel so hard that they are now two feet down into the topsoil its so wild like 鈥渢his generation with no fucking money is learning to prioritize essentials鈥 and all these chucklefucks can write is advertisements for these companies at least our jeans won鈥檛 tear at the seams after two washes FUCK FABRIC SOFTENER IT鈥橲 UTTERLY POINTLESS AND FUCK DRYER SHEETS LITERALLY NOBODY EVER HAS ENOUGH OF A PROBLEM WITH STATIC TO WARRANT PAYING OUT THE ASS FOR THAT SHIT DO YOU WANT CLEAN CLOTHES? YOU DON鈥橳 EVEN NEED TO BUY FUCKING DETERGENT JUST MAKE YOUR OWN* IT鈥橲 SO GODDAMN EASY AND 80X CHEAPER FUCK THE ENTIRE LAUNDRY INDUSTRY*Fuck The Entire Laundry Industry Recipe 1 cup Washing Soda (not Baking Soda. Different things.) 1 cup Borax (not Boric Acid. Also a different thing.) 陆 cup - 1 cup grated bar soap (you can use literally anything. I often use Ivory because it鈥檚 easy to get and I find it works well, a lot of people like Fels-Naptha, which is an actual laundry bar. Some people use Dr. Bronner鈥檚. Really does not fucking matter.)After grating your soap, combine all ingredients. That鈥檚 it. That鈥檚 the whole thing. Use maybe a 录 cup per load. ^^^ I鈥檝e done this for years now and it works as well as any store bought detergent WHATThank you, tumblr user awfullydull! Your URL does no justice to the good advice you give! Also you can MAKE your own washing soda very VERY cheaply. Step one: acquire $5 bag of baking soda from Costco. Step two: lay that motherfucking baking soda out on a baking tray. Step three: bake the baking soda on a tray in an oven at 400掳 for 1 hour (to make the moisture evaporate, leaving washing soda) Step four: revel in how easy and cheap it is to make your own washing soda, and maybe take a moment to be angry that the industry upcharges the fuck out of something that is so easy to make. I see some of y'all complaining about static and/or wanting nice smelling laundry. Go to a craft store, find 100% wool yarn balls. If it doesn鈥檛 come in a ball, ask an employee to make it into a tight ball for you. Wash in the washing machine to make it felted. Remove from washer, add a few drops of essential oil to the ball, allow to seep in. Dry with clothing. Doesn鈥檛 need to be rewashed ever, and if it stops smelling, add few more drops of essential oil. Bam, reusable dryer sheets. I love this post so much it鈥檚 filled with helpful advice, hatred, saving money, and fucking the system all in one Kudos to all of this, but don鈥檛 ask a craft store employee at a chain craft store to make your wool yarn into a tight ball for you. I worked at JoAnn Fabrics for a year and a half. We literally have no resources or ability to do something like that. You could do a better job yourself at home. The chain craft store employee can鈥檛 look up a youtube tutorial for making yarn laundry balls on the clock, you can. If someone had walked up to me while I was working at JoAnn and asked me to take a half hour or more out of my shift to try and fail in making some kind of tight yarn laundry contraption I probably would have burst into tears. And if my manager had come out and found me trying and failing to wind yarn when I was supposed to be running go backs I would have gotten a talking to. Craft store employees aren鈥檛 allowed, able, or willing to do your crafts for you. That鈥檚 why it鈥檚 a craft store. Don鈥檛 hurt retail workers in your quest for overriding the capitalist system. For the love of everything beautiful please just look it up. These are all great ways to reduce waste we produce from constantly buying detergent, softener, and dryer sheets. Is there like a reason not to buy detergent? Cause uh this sounds a million times more complicated and definitely more expensive.Most washing pods are 拢5 for a pack of about 30, I鈥檓 already counting more than that for those ingredients. Also who the hell just knows where to get Borax or Boric acid? Guessing you鈥檇 have to get it online so you鈥檙e probably racking up a bigger CO2 footprint with your 鈥淒IY fuck the system鈥 bullshit than you would if you like just bought some normal soap. Also idk what magic you think needs to happen to clothes but if you don鈥檛 like laundry soap yk you could just throw other soap in there it鈥檚 the machine doing most of the washing.Better yet, if you have all this spear time and energy for laundry just get a bar of soap and a rack and scrub the clothes by hand. Do you have literally no concept of cost as it relates to quantity? The ingredients may be initially slightly more but you鈥檒l get a lot more than 30 loads out of them锟硷考. Also 鈥渁ll those ingredients鈥? It鈥檚 like three my dude. And borax is not hard to purchase? And if you don鈥檛 know where to buy it Google exists?锟硷考Like maybe in your view there is zero reason to make your own detergent but there鈥檚 also zero reason to act like some helpful cost-effective tips are the worst thing you鈥檝e ever seen 馃檮锟硷考
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