5 Tips On Doing Laundry Like a Pro

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For several years I taught an elective class to high school kids entitled Social Graces. According to most of my students, it was their favorite class.  I taught them basic life skills like proper etiquette, which fork to use in case they were ever invited to the White House and how to do simple chores like laundry.

I was shocked to find that most of the kids (and their parents, according to them) just threw their laundry in a pile, dumped it in the washer, turned it on and called it a day.  As the laundry queen, I knew I had to teach them how to properly do their laundry and that they would thank me later. (Several of them have!)

Tide Pods - How to do Laundry like a Pro

Here’s my 5 Tips On Doing Laundry Like A Pro

1.  Separate those clothes

  • Separate light-colored clothes from dark ones
  • Separate fabrics and textures

2.  Read the labels

Some clothing, like lingerie, needs to be washed on delicate.   You don’t want to accidentally wash a dry-clean only garment and it shrink so bad it now fits your daughter’s baby doll.

3. Don’t overload the washer

When it sounds like the washing machine is about to take off for Mars, there’s your sign.  Your washer is probably overloaded and/or off balance.  Laundry doesn’t get cleaned properly when the machine is overloaded.

4. Choose the right setting

There are settings for water temperature and load sizes. If you’re washing a full load, make sure you don’t have the setting set to small.  If you’re washing a cotton blouse, use cold water to avoid shrinkage.

5.  Use Tide Pods

Tide has always been my favorite laundry detergent and the Tide Pods delivers the best overall cleaning experience ever with a combination of great design, performance and convenience.  There’s no more wasting detergent since the pods are pre-measured. Tide Pods clean, brightens and fights stains in every load of laundry.

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Helpful Hint:  Tide Pods should always go into the washing machine before adding laundry.

There’s even more that I love about Tide Pods:

  • To deliver a small liquid single use, a new formula was created that is HE compatible and twice as compacted as current 2x Tide Liquid.
  • The three-chamber design allows the unique chemistry matrix to work synergistically in the wash for excellent results.
  • To ensure the best laundry experience for consumers, Tide Pods uses a new film that dissolves completely in the wash, even in cold water.

How to Do Laundry Like a Pro - 5 Tips

Like any household cleaning products, it’s important to keep laundry pacs up, up and away – seal pacs up, store pacs up, keep pacs away from your kids and pets.

For more info, you can visit Tide’s website,  follow Tide on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube.

What’s your favorite tip for doing laundry?

About Alli

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Comments

  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    Laundry is a never ending battle for me. I wish I could get a good handle on it & I am going to try with your awesome tips.

  2. I did not know that you should put the pods in first! I would have loved to take a Social Graces class. We had home ec, but we mostly just cooked and chatted. I did sew a skirt, but I’m not about to do that now!
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  3. Allie, I think your class was probably the most valuable class those kids took! Laundry is important as it helps with first impressions with appearance and also I love you have made laundry and ‘Art Form’.
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  4. We have a front loader, which I love because of its ginormous capacity. Tide Pods are the only laundry I use in it.
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  5. teresa mccluskey says:

    I am not picky on laundry as much as I should be, I do need to tighten down some. I am one of those people you described. I am going to take and print out this post and hang in the laundry room though! It will help!

  6. Tide pods are seriously the way to go, and they last much longer than my regular dish washing detergent since they’re obviously pre-pke’d and you’re not wasting any more liquid than you have to.
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  7. Laundry. The very bane of my existence. I can’t ever get caught up. It’s a huge stuggle, but I will be trying these pods. I haven’t ever tried them but LOVE tide!
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  8. I’ve heard a lot of good things about these pods! They look super convenient to have! Next time I’m shopping I’ll pick some up to try.

  9. These are great ideas. My laundry area is pretty small so I have to do frequent washing. Tide pods are big time savers.
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  10. I have never tried tide pods before. I do kaundry twice a week. On special occasion hubby does it and he sorts the clothes color by color lol.
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  11. I would love to use Tide in my laundry. It is hands down the best laundry detergent on the market. Unfortunately, my husband is allergic to it.
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  12. Thanks for these awesome tips, Alli. I am an avid clothes separator–it makes all the difference in the world to keeping your clothes nice longer. I always use Tide, but have never tried the Tide Pods. The work great huh?

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  13. These are wonderful tips. Among all the chores, doing the laundry is my favorite.
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  14. Rebecca Swenor says:

    These are all awesome tips for doing laundry like a pro. I love the Tide Pods because you just have to throw it in the washer and there is no measuring. They are totally awesome and I love how the clothes come out so clean. Thanks for sharing.

  15. I do laundry on Sunday’s but now that school is out I find myself doing it twice a week. My mom uses Tide Pods and I love the smell but we only use Purex since my daughters have extremely sensitive skin.

  16. I haven’t tried the tide pods yet. I started having issues with liquid soap a few months ago. It was making our clothes mildew. I had to switch to powder.
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  17. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    These are great laundry tips. I love using Tide Pods. I do not have to worry about measuring out the detergent. I always tend to over pour.

  18. Lisa Bristol says:

    I have been wanting to try Tide Pods. I have a tendency to over pour my detergent. I will have to pick some up to try.

  19. Tide is my favorite for laundry. I love that it’s dependable every single time.

  20. Jacqueline says:

    I went to a laundry mat for years and always stuffed the washer to the brim because I was paying by the load. As an adult I realize how silly that was! Of course, I love Tide! 🙂

  21. One thing that I really need to do when I do the laundry is read the label. Sometimes, the care instructions really surprise me when I get down to it. My sweetie has to work on not overloading the laundry – he is notorious for doing that.
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