Apparently, I'm a wastrel.
According to my severely thrifty, of-Scottish-descent late grandmother, being a wastrel is one of the worst character flaws a person could possibly possess.
But I'm a curious wastrel and ready to confront my defect head-on.
Am I the only consumer who has observed that they don't seem to get as many loads of laundry out of a bottle of detergent as is indicated on the label?
Several weeks ago I accepted the challenge of determining if I was, in fact, getting 50 loads of laundry out of this bottle of concentrated all detergent. I diligently recorded each load on the side of the bottle.
I even squeezed out one final load by running
water in the bottle and using the foamy suds:
The result of my amateur experiment:
32 loads of laundry instead of 50 the label indicated!
Did I subconsciously think that a full load of dirty laundry couldn't possibly get clean without a full cap of concentrated detergent?
either all prevaricated (lied! - okay, over estimated) or I used too much of the concentrated detergent per load.
I'm leaning toward the latter and, with this new bottle of all, am now dispensing detergent exactly as instructed. Funny, our laundry doesn't seem to have suffered.