Special thanks to VIN and P&G for sponsoring this post. All opinions expressed are my own. I am in no way affiliated with P&G and do not earn a commission or percent of sales. #laundryredefined #ad
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!)
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.
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.
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.
What’s your favorite tip for doing laundry?