Monday, January 12, 2009

Killing My Laundry

Does anyone know what the heck is wrong with the water in Kuwait? And if so, how to remedy it? I am so sick of the water killing the colors in our laundry. All of the colors fade and the cotton pills (makes small balls). I don't think it is the detergent because we have tried all of the different kinds and nothing helps. I am assuming that either there is too much chlorine or the water is too hard...I don't know...anyone?


Anonymous said...

sorry to tell u its the soap u r using and when u wash turn ur clothes inside out!!!!!!!! it will prevent the "little balls"

Jewaira said...

Try using less soap; try using cooler water.

intlxpatr said...

All my bras turned blue/grey! Horrors! I was told it was the water. I was also told to use hot water on all bedding and underwear to prevent critters and fungus.

Carly said...

Anon, thanks, and if that is the case, then what kind works?

Hey Jewaira, We have been trying cooler water and less and less soap, but soon, we won't be using any at all. :)

Hey Intlxpatr, yes, we have had all kinds of color 'experiences'. :) Critters? Yikes! There is something else to worry about. :)

Darya said...

DO you have a water filter installed for your washing machine?

BTW, popped in to congratulate you on your 44th president :)

Carly said...

Hey Darya!
Thanks about the pres. thing...we all have high hopes for him.
Yes, we do have a filter. It is so frustrating, this laundry thingy!

teach said...

Stay dirty.
Buy new clothes regularly.
Go commando - get naked.
Sorry- NO remedy exists ( I can tell you that after 20 years here)- however, many kuwaitis here handwash, or use the old twin tubs, maybe that is the way to go.

Carly said...

Thanks seems a conundrum.

Desert Girl said...

I've tried everything. Nothing seems to work. The bigger, better quality washing machines are better, but even then, the color is still a problem. I also use color safe bleach and liquid detergent.

I don't even let my dog drink the water here.

Funny, word verification on your comment settings is "rusty" - ha ha.

Carly said...

Hey DG,
Yeah, we are still trying new soaps and such. We do have a bigger American machine. I guess it is just the water...not much you can do about it, except get rid of the guilt from drinking bottled water. :)