Laundry Detergent

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  1. socks68

    socks68 <font color=green>Sporting double wides<font color

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    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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  3. clh2

    clh2 <font color=green>I am the Pixie Stick NARC at my

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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.
     
  4. socks68

    socks68 <font color=green>Sporting double wides<font color

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    Thank you so much.
     
  5. poconoboatniks

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    Target had travel size liquid laundry detergent for .99.

    Poconoboatniks
     
  6. SandraLee

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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.
     
  7. Corryn

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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..... :crazy:
    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.
     
  8. tvguy

    tvguy Question anything the facts don't support.

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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?
     
  9. aprilgail2

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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.
     
  10. tkd lisa

    tkd lisa <font color=blue>I didn't make the Osborne Lights

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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!
     
  11. UGAFan0829

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    Of course if someone doesn't want to bother with packing any detergents, they have them onboard that you can buy. Just one less thing you have to worry about!
     
  12. DisneyElf

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    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. :wizard:
     
  13. NYGiantsRule!

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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.
     
  14. glindamood

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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.
     
  15. Princess Tink

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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.
     
  16. pppiglet

    pppiglet DIS Cast Member<br><font color=deeppink>Don't like

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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!
     
  17. RobinMarie

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  18. aprilgail2

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    I found the tablets at Big Lots..that was the only place around here that had them.
     
  19. pppiglet

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    RobinMarie....thanks for posting. I was at that site a few weeks ago and it didn't work. (this time it did)
     
  20. 3redheads

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    My family is allergic to Tide, so I bought a small bottle of Woolite and it worked great!
     
  21. challada

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    How much is a one load size packet of detergent on the boat? If it's like everything else and outrageous (ie, $5 or more), then, yea, I'll pack some...but if not, I don't want to mess w/it if I don't have to. Frankly, I don't want to mess w/doing any laundry and was just counting my kids pairs of undies to see if we can squeak by for our cruise/DL/Universal days!
     

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