BB the housewife;
I dont usually give a Sh*t about household stuff. I figure if the other trillion people living in Tokyo are using it, chances are its good.
Having said that, I always go to Costco and buy those friggin 5 gallon jugs of Tide liquid. Attack is good, but since there is no hot water in the washin machine, it sometimes dont completely melt.
Another thing I dont do is hang the laundry out to dry on the veranda like everyone else. Bought a dryer. Everyone says "hanging the laundry and airing out the futons outside gives them a better smell". BULLSHIT. This is Tokyo, not the Swiss Alps. The outside air is filled with smog, bugs and pigeons luv to shit on fresh laundry. WTF. I may as well forgo the detergent and just piss directly in the wash.
ANOTHER thing that makes me wanna puke is the poor stingy people who siphon their ofuro water into the washing machine. "Saves Water" "Good for the environment" they say. What a crock of crap. That water contains a families worth of floating loogys, boogers, ear wax, piss and ass hairs. May as well do the laundry in the toilet with crap as soap.
"I found this website before I came to Japan and it scared the shit out of me" -Pitah7