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Old 03-27-2005, 02:27 PM   #1
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Laundry Detergent

I was just wondering if it is possible to use liquid detergent in the washing machines on the Magic. I have only read about powder and tablets but never liquid. I know it's a silly question but with DL before the cruise I'm going to have to bite the bullet and do a few loads onboard.
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Old 03-27-2005, 02:39 PM   #2
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You can use a liquid detergent on the washing machines on board. Because the machines are front-loading you want to use about 1/2 the amount you would use in a top-loading machine.
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Old 03-27-2005, 02:45 PM   #3
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Thank you so much.
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Old 03-27-2005, 08:16 PM   #4
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Target had travel size liquid laundry detergent for .99.

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Old 03-27-2005, 09:30 PM   #5
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Yup, got a couple of those travel size Tides for .99. What a deal.

And, Costco had single load trial sizes they were handing out for free! Got one of those, too.
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Old 03-27-2005, 10:34 PM   #6
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On our last trip I packed a big plastic baggie full of dry Tide detergent. I placed it into our luggage which was to be checked before boarding the plane.
My retired NYC police department husband was going throught the bag after I packed and I hear.....CORRYN, Are You Kidding ME!?!?!?! while holding up the bag.....
Until he said something, I didn't realize what it might look like if they x-rayed the luggage! To avoid any scandal, we left the baggie home and purchased Tide down in Orlando at a supermarket.
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Old 03-27-2005, 11:08 PM   #7
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There were problems this past Christmas at our airport with people packing cheese gift packs in their luggage. Is it cheese, or plastic explosive?
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Old 03-28-2005, 05:39 AM   #8
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I just bring a few packs of the tablets and use those. Can't find them much but i have some left from last cruise that I saved!
Plenty of people I know bring detergent in a ziplock bag though and I don't know any that have had a problem.
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I used liquid on our last cruise, since I couldn't find the tablets ANYWHERE! I just double bagged them in zip locks in case of leaking!
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Old 03-28-2005, 08:27 AM   #11
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Liquid vs powder

I am still looking for the tablets -- otherwise we will take powder with - much easier to clean up if there is a problem.

I am not going to depend on the ships supply since they may run out before the end of the cruise.
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I've been unable to find tablets for our upcoming cruise. I had them two years ago. Maybe they don't make them any more.
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Old 03-28-2005, 10:56 AM   #13
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NYGiantsRule! - I can't find the tablets anymore either. I continue to look, especially if I am in a different grocery store than my local ones but nothing yet. I used to use them up after a trip, now I wish I hadn't. Last time I just took ziplocks with measured amounts for one load in them. It did fill the spaces on the bottom of my suitcase between the handles.
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Old 03-28-2005, 12:00 PM   #14
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Someone on these boards told me they discontinued the Purex Tabs. You can search for this by Zip Code to see if a store near you still has any:

http://www.dialcorp.com/storelocator/storeloc2.cfm

Good luck! We weren't lucky enough to find one near us.
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Vons in our area has the little Tide travel one load size for .59 cents! I just picked up four of them. It's wherever all the small sample/travel size things are located in your store. In mine it was by the makeup and shampoos. These will be real handy!
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