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quick what r the best washer balls need to order them 2night

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babyjjbaby Sun 14-Sep-08 20:29:14

need some new washer balls need them to work or otherwise my ma is saying she will use washing powder again lol

nannyL Sun 14-Sep-08 21:25:30

they are on 3 for 2 in national trust shops at the moment as are dryer balls and other eco products

serafinapekala Sun 14-Sep-08 22:15:32

I have the green Ecoballs which are fine, but my mum got some blue and white ones (don't know the brand name, sorry) from Bid Up TV which are really good and can be used at 60 (ecoballs can only be used at 40).

Think Little Green Earthlets sell the green ones, maybe Lakeland direct too.

babyjjbaby Mon 15-Sep-08 09:55:03

yeh thanks i got the ones i had vfrom bid.tv again any tips on how to get the marks out of clothes what is the best thing to use

serafinapekala Mon 15-Sep-08 18:51:32

I've always used the stain remover stick that comes with them or the ecover stain remover.

babyjjbaby Mon 15-Sep-08 18:53:45

do u find u have to wash some of the stuff again or was real dirty stuff in washing powedr

serafinapekala Mon 15-Sep-08 21:45:56

depends, do have washing liquid for stuff that just won't go but generally if you get the stain remover stuff on quickly it does the trick (it's just noticing there are stains quickly that i struggle with!)

PigeonPie Mon 15-Sep-08 22:01:43

serafinapekala, I checked the EcoBalls instructions on their website and they say that they can be used at 60. I wanted to check because of doing nappies.

I am so pleased with my EcoBalls, we've been using them for all the washing for about four months and they get most things clean. For stains with tomato etc in I am using a Vanish stain stick as I've got it and might as well use it till it's gone, but other than that I don't use anything.

Our washing machine had an incontinent moment yesterday and DH said it was actually a pleasure to pull it all out because it didn't smell like it used to with conventional detergent.

babyjjbaby Mon 15-Sep-08 22:08:20

how much is a vanish stick been using cheapy oxi powder but don't find it very good and the ecover stuff i use i have to go all the way to morrisons for it and it's not great

serafinapekala Mon 15-Sep-08 22:16:10

Fair dos PigeonPie, will wack them in on a 60 next time smile

Completely agree about the smell; also the washing machine doesn't get clogged up using ecoballs.

Vanish sticks not expensive and last for ages IME.

babyjjbaby Mon 15-Sep-08 22:18:09

i'll have to try it could it be harder to get the stains out cos i don't do the washing everyday

PigeonPie Mon 15-Sep-08 22:26:46

I also now put the machine on 'timesaver' and if I could cut out the rinses I would as you don't need them.

babyjjbaby, my main day for clothes is Monday (5 loads) and I do a couple of loads of the DS's stuff on a Friday. I rinse the really bad stuff in between, but certainly haven't got time to do loads every day.

babyjjbaby Mon 15-Sep-08 22:30:52

i'll go shopping 2morrow is the vanish stick expensive and easy to get hold of only £12 this week for food hope it ain't too much

serafinapekala Mon 15-Sep-08 22:42:32

I think they are about 2 quid, they last forever, but it's obviously a big chunk of the budget gone.

The balls from Bid Up came with two stain remover sticks so it might be worth hanging on until they arrive.

babyjjbaby Mon 15-Sep-08 22:52:23

i'll just get it i didn't find the stick very good lo cos our washing is real dirty i think anyway grin i was gonna get some smartprice washing powder but it doesn't get stains out

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