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to not use fabric conditioner?

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tobysmum77 Sun 14-Dec-14 16:13:51

Seriously isn't it just a bit of a waste of money, well apart from a couple of dresses I have which go static without?

Is this just me (well and dm) ......... or not?

NoArmaniNoPunani Sun 14-Dec-14 16:14:45

Do what you want. I don't see how you could possibly be unreasonable

HelpMeGetOutOfHere Sun 14-Dec-14 16:15:30

I don't use it but that's due to allergy reasons not for cost.

GoogleyEyes Sun 14-Dec-14 16:15:41

YANBU. I never do - saves money, doesn't smell of anything (which I prefer).

StuntCodPiece Sun 14-Dec-14 16:16:48

My washing crackles at me if I don't. But yanbu. Obvz.

tobysmum77 Sun 14-Dec-14 16:17:33

its just I was having a conversation with a friend a couple of weeks ago about this and she had never done a load of washing without it grin . It made me wonder who was in the minority that's all. It's lighthearted obviously wink

joanne1947 Sun 14-Dec-14 16:18:52

YANBU it is a waste of money and who wants chemicals left on their clothes?

fatlazymummy Sun 14-Dec-14 16:20:43

I never use it either, op. I stopped using it over 20 years ago and at 1st my clothes felt a bit stiff. Now I'm used to it, and clothes washed with conditioner feel and smell wrong to me.

HeraldAngelSinging Sun 14-Dec-14 16:23:03

I stopped using fabric conditioner a few years ago but was left with a huge container of it. It went very quickly on Freecycle. It was very useful on tights and popsocks though.

SeaUnicorns Sun 14-Dec-14 16:23:50

I always use it, but i like the "fresh" smell while I'm drying my clothes! But know many people who don't

Bakeoffcakes Sun 14-Dec-14 16:24:14

I haven't used it for about 2 years, after reading other people didn't on here. It hasn't made the slightest bit of difference IMO.

Quax Sun 14-Dec-14 16:28:23

I haven't used fabric softener for years. I switched to white vinegar after reading an old school tip on MSE. It's brilliant! I go to a Chinese supermarket once a year and buy 4 x 5 litre catering bottles for £20. Lasts the whole year and my laundry is lovely and soft; no static and no nasty sticky residue either.

I can't stand the feel of fabric that's been washed with FS anymore.

silveroldie2 Sun 14-Dec-14 16:37:09

Never used it - hate the smell and it's a pointless waste of money.

FunkyBoldRibena Sun 14-Dec-14 16:43:39

I've not used it for at least 7 years. If fabric needs it I use vinegar.

TattyDevine Sun 14-Dec-14 16:50:46

Doesn't vinegar stink? I expect by the time its dry it doesn't smell of anything...?

Mousefinkle Sun 14-Dec-14 16:51:58

Stopped using it about 6 months ago. Just seemed to be a stupid waste of money when the washing powder does the cleaning and smells nice enough. Clothes feel the same. The only thing that doesn't is white company kids nightgowns and their checked pyjamas too, come out all rough and stiff.

MehsMum Sun 14-Dec-14 16:56:55

YANBU. I have never used the stuff.
I like the towels all stiff and crisp, but like anything else, they soften up within ten secs of use/wear.

tobysmum77 Sun 14-Dec-14 17:02:15

Thanks everyone, this isn't just me being slovenly then. Now I must admit I've never heard this vinegar thing. How much do you put in? Can imagine me getting a bit carried away, lovely non-static clothes with 'eau de chip shop'.

Fairylea Sun 14-Dec-14 17:02:32

Personally I hate the feel of my clothes without fabric softener but each to their own!

AcrossthePond55 Sun 14-Dec-14 17:05:57

I used to use it on my teenage sons' manky socks and pants but that was all I used it for. fgrin

Never use it on towels. Causes a waxy residue that inhibits absorbency. Plus there's nothing better than a crisp towel to rub yourself dry. Gets the blood flowing.

iwantaginsoakedXmas Sun 14-Dec-14 17:09:27

I haven't used it for the past twenty years or more.

I hate the strong smell of it.

No one has complained that their clothes are crunchy.

FunkyBoldRibena Sun 14-Dec-14 17:16:35

Doesn't vinegar stink? I expect by the time its dry it doesn't smell of anything...?

Obviously not or people wouldn't use it.

Trills Sun 14-Dec-14 17:19:40

Do you really think it's so unusual as to be potentially unreasonable?

BeachyKeen Sun 14-Dec-14 17:20:40

we tumble dry and use a static cloth. we make our own detergent, so our clothes are soft, fluffy and ever so slightly citrus scentedgrin
it costs about 4 cents per load.

AmandaTanen Sun 14-Dec-14 17:21:38

I don't see the need for fabric softener, we live in a soft water area so maybe detergent is enough and leaves clothes smelling lovely.

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