Four Boys and Tide Pods {Plus a $100 Visa Sweepstakes!}

So here is a ridiculous but true story that happened last month. My husband was at work and a male co-worker of his, let’s call him “Jim”, came up to him and asked him what the scent was that he was wearing. Jim couldn’t put his finger on it and was a bit embarrassed to ask, but did so anyway. My husband laughed a little and then began explaining, like he and the rest of our family have so many times before, that the scent that follows us around is our laundry detergent. You see I have been a loyal Tide fan since the seventh grade and apparently those around me enjoy the scent too!

Tide Pods Review

When I heard that Tide was coming out with Tide Pods I couldn’t wait to try them! I did a little research on them and found out that:

  • they work in either front or top loading washers (which is great, because I LOVE my front loader)
  • they aren’t just a cleaner, the three sections of each Tide Pod hold A. a stain remover, B. detergent, and C. a brightener! (so no need for extra stuff in there)
  • And they keep clothes smelling and looking fresh and new!

Since I am a mother of four boys, take a breath, (YES four boys) I need to be sure that the detergent I use keeps clothes looking their best! With each outfit getting a lot of wear and washes before it gets passed down to the next brother I’m very particular about my washer, dryer and especially my detergent. I have to say these Tide Pods did NOT let me down! No more filling the little containers and having it drip all over my washing machine, no more guessing how high to fill the line for that load. Just pop one Tide Pods pac into the washer and you know your clothes will come out bright, clean, and smelling fresh. And that is a lot to say for a house full of boys! Take my advice and give Tide Pods a try, you will not regret it. For more information and to purchase Tide Pods visit: http://www.tide.com/en-US/product/tide-laundry-detergent-pacs.jspx#buy

I Love Tide Pods {and a $100 Visa Sweepstakes!}

 

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237 Comments

  • I keep my clothes looking their best by using gentle detergents and washing them on the cold cycle, since it’s easier on the fabrics.

  • I WASH THEM WITH TIDE PODS IN COOL WATER AND LET THEM AIR DRY A BIT BEFORE I DRY IN THE DRYER THAT WAY THEY DON’T SEEM TO FADE OUT AS BAD.

  • I keep my clothes looking their best by washing in cold water and using OxiClean MaxForce on stains. I also do a timed dry on low when drying clothes. :)

  • i wash in cold water and hand them dry. they last longer and look better.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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  • I always use Tide (have ever since I moved out on my own many moons ago), and I hang dry my favorite pieces that I don’t trust to be thrown around in the dryer.

  • I keep our clothes looking their best by washing them by color. I also hang most things up too.

  • I wash my clothes in cold water so they last longer

  • I wash clothes in the delicate cycle to keep them looking their best.

  • tweet–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/408785557909561344

  • I use tide with bleach alternative, and wash in cold water. Also I air dry for a bit before throwing clothes in the dryer.

  • I wash them in cold water with fabric softener and hang the out in the sun to dry. Then I steam any wrinkles out.

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  • I keep things looking good and lasting longer by often just using cold water or a warm followed by cold rinse.

  • i only wash them unless they are super dirty- :)

  • I actually use Tide pods, as a matter of fact!

  • I try to pre-treat any stains to keep my clothes looking good!

  • I spray any stains as soon as the kids take their clothes off, to keep the stain from setting. Laundry day I sort the lights and the darks and wash in cool water. If it is a nice sunny day, I dry the clothes for a few minutes to get the fuzzies out and hang dry the bigger items. I like the ideal of the pod’s, no need to pre-measure and no spills to clean up.

  • I pre-treat to get stains out quickly and to keep clothes looking new.

  • I keep my clothes looking their best by using a gentle detergent. Also, I wash my bright colors with cold water. I use the low heat setting on my dryer to reduce the shrinkage.

  • I pretreat my stains . I also wash in cold water. thanks for the giveaway

  • I’ve always been a Tide girl! Pre-treat stains and do cool water washes

  • I use pre-treatment and cold water. I also hang up most of our clothes to “line dry” and dry the rest on delicate.

  • I love oxyclean.

  • I pretreat, wash right away, and hang dry a lot of items. I also add about 1/4 cup Borax to each load…it keeps the laundry smelling fresh and keeps my front loader clean.

  • I use cold water and light cycles unless the item is really soiled to keep them looking nice
    nannypanpan@gmail.com

  • I separate them into different colors when I wash, white, dark/black and colors. It works well for me and I have my Tide Pods too.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  • It’s true! I’ve always noticed your family’s ‘scent’ and love it!

    I love good old Borax to do the trick for my clothes :-)

  • I dry on the lowest setting and air dry as much as possible. It’s easy in our dry climate because everything dries quickly.

  • I love Tide Pods and have been using them since they first came on the market.

  • I am picky with colors and separate them by darks, colors and whites. Whites I was on warm since there is no color to bleed or fade and darks and colors I wash on cold with any Tide product. Some clothes I let air dry to keep them nice and smooth and some clothes like sweatshirts just are meant to go in the drier to come out nice and toasty.

  • I use Tide with Bleach alternative in a front loader which uses less water and spins them so dry the clothes hardly need much time in the dryer (therefore, they last longer).

  • The pods work well when you are training kids to wash clothes because they don’t use too much detergent.

  • I use a combination of Shout to treat stains and then Tide to wash. Guess I need to try Tide Pods :) It feels like I go through gallons of Shout working on grass stains.

  • I keep my clothes looking nice by separating colors from whites, and following laundering directions.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  • I have always washed clothes in cold water (unless clothing specifies) and gentle laundry detergent. Most of the time my husband likes to wash the clothes and that is a whole other story in itself. ;-)

  • I try to tackle stains immediately.

  • I keep a stain stick in the bathroom and treat any stains I find before I put clothes in the laundry. I am also careful to remove and fold them from the dryer immediately so they don’t get wrinkled.

  • i love warm water and gain for my clothes

  • By using Tide and cold water! I learned my lesson with jeans and dark pants – it is the best way to make them last a whole lot longer.

  • I don’t overdry them and use cold water to clean.

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  • I follow the label’s instructions – dry clean means dry clean, warm water means warm water, cold water means cold water, etc..same w/ the drying instructions and if I stain something, I put stain treatment on it as soon as I can.

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  • i wash my clothes with cold water

  • I actually keep my clothes looking their best by washing them with Tide Pods. I really love these!

    Thank you for having such a great giveaway.

    lola_violets_2010{at}yahoo{dot}com

  • I tweeted:

    https://twitter.com/lolaviolets2010/status/414455684013363200

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  • I wash them in cold water with fabric softener to keep them looking their best.

  • I keep my clothes fresh by washing in cold water and hang drying instead of the dryer which tends to wear clothes out faster.

  • I use gentle, homemade laundry detergent – just washing soda + Dr. Bronner’s soap. :) I also try to take good shirts and pants out of the drier before they are completely dry.

  • i take special care to follow all laundry instructions on my garments

  • I always use Tide with bleach since it gets pretty much everything out and line drying when the weather permits.

  • I wash in cold water then hang them on the line outside.

  • Pre-treat!

  • I try to wear everything I can at least twice before washing it.

  • Love the TIDE PODS – they are so convenient nd easy to use – no spills all over the place. Clean good too

  • I try to keep my clothes looking best by using quality detergents, washing in cold water and pre-treat stains if needed.

  • I let my wife do the laundry, she is really good at this. I asked her and she says get stains immediately. She uses Tide Stain remover and rolls up the clothes and let sit over night for bad stains.
    She uses cold water for wash and rinse unless other wise recommended on the label.
    Never overload the washer or things don’t get clean enough. Make sure the clothes are well rinsed. Don’t use a lot of detergent or might clog the washer.

  • I try to catch stains and treat them as soon as they happen

  • When I do whites, I always add a little bleach to the whites.

  • I wash my clothes sorted by color. I usually always use cold water, and of course Tide pods. I have tried many detergents, but keep coming back to the tried and true Tide pods. I start the washer cycle run for 5 minutes then let soak 30 minutes, and resume washing. Warm tumble dry. I turn my decal t-shirts inside out before washing. With Tide pods, i very rarely have to pre0treat my clothes.

  • I keep my clothes looking their best buy letting my husband do the laundry. I realize that when I do it, the clothes come out stiff, wrinkled and discolored. Unfortunately, it’s all true !!

  • I use a dye catcher and I use cold water mainly.

  • I use detergent without dyes and perfumes and wash in cold water.

  • I use cold water to wash most clothes and pretreat stains.

  • I wash them in cold water and separate the clothes before washing. Ky_grandma40@yahoo.com

  • cold water wash, fresh air hang dry and iron

  • I wash my clothes in cold water.
    austma7@aol.com

  • I wash them in cold water.

  • I haven’t actually ever used the Tide Pods, but I would love to try them. Liquid detergent always gets so messy pouring it in the wash.

  • Add 1 quart white vinegar to final rinse for greasy uniforms and BBQ aprons; this really does help keep the colors from fading, also.

  • I wash them after each use and hang them as soon as they come out of dryer

  • I keep my clothes looking good by using tide.

  • separating colors and using plenty of water in the cycle to get the soap out

  • I like to get out any stains as soon as possible. I wash my clothes on cold water, and I add borax to my laundry!

  • I keep clothes looking their best by using the gentle cycle, separating between light and dark colors, and ironing them.

  • I air dry my clothes.

  • I do not over dry the laundry – thank you.

  • I take care of stains on clothes as they occur

  • I keep clothes looking their best by using a good set of coat hangers to help the shoulders to keep their shape.

  • I keep my clothes looking their best by pre treating stains, washing in the right temperature, and using quality detergent.

  • I keep our clothes looking their best by washing in cold water. Also, if my kids are doing something super messy, I have them change into play clothes to avoid stains. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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  • I do my best by using cold water and the gentle cycle.

  • use stain remover before washing

  • I like to take the clothes out of the dryer while they are slightly damp to keep them from frying.

  • I pre soak stains so they don’t set in !

  • tide with bleach alternative, stain fighters and softeners and dryer sheets – split clothes in proper loads – whites, colors, darks and read the labels for washing instructions!!
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  • I use tide pods all the time :)

  • I separate like colors , wash in cold water and always use Tide :)

  • treat stains before washing

  • I keep my clothes looking their best by separating darks from whites and washing the towels separately.

  • I wash in cold water and pretreat stains.

  • I wash in cold water and only use Tide.

  • I have mesh bags that I put any clothing that has appliques, chains, beading etc in to protect them in the wash.

  • Turn them inside out when I wash them.

  • I treat stains before washing.

  • I wash everything in cold water, it seems to help!

  • I keep cloths looking nice in my house by first sorting them by their colors. (Not like in college when everything went in the same load) And I rarely use the dryer. I normally air dry.

  • I use stain lifters.

  • I keep my clothes looking their best by using Tide Pods and Tide Boost.

  • I usual wash with Tide with bleach.

  • I keep my clothes looking their best by using Tide. I started using it when I moved away from home. I’ve tried cheaper brands, but the clothes just are not as clean feeling.

  • I use cold water to wash

  • I wash in cold water and hang-dry my clothes.

  • use stain remover before washing

  • I wash like colors together and I pretreat any stains and use tide.

  • I keep clothes white by separating them and using warm for whites and cold for the dark. And when I can afford it use Tide liquid detergent.

  • I try to pretreat stains as soon as they happen. I wash most clothes on the cold cycle.

  • I use powdered color safe bleach for colored and tide pods for everything.

  • I follow directions on the tag and use cold water

  • I always pre-treat the laundry stains in our clothes.

  • I use Tide detergent and wash my clothes in cold water.

  • I don’t wash them after every wear. They get pilled and stuff. If they smell good and they’re still relatively clean, they look better than if I washed them as often as I do laundry! I don’t know if this is a good or a bad admission, LOL

  • lol by not letting me do the laundry. I admit, i’m lazy about it. i don’t sort colors and whites..and often forget about them in the dryer.

  • I keep them looking their best by using the best products, such as Tide. :)

  • These pods are great. I live in an apartment and have to do laundry elsewhere. It’s easy to put these in my pocket and not have another thing to carry.

  • I treat them as soon as a stain gets on them.

  • I wash clothes in the delicate cycle to keep them looking their best.

  • I always use Tide, its a scent that reminds me of my childhood. When I visit home I love for my mom to wash my clothes, she uses Tide with Downey and even thought I use the same at my own home I can not duplicate the exact smell her laundry has! Frustrates me LOL.

    I love Tide and I will use nothing else, I usually hang most of my clothes to air dry and do not use a dryer, it keeps them fresh.

  • I use cold water to wash and use a stain remover,

  • I wash most clothes in cold water and I treat stains right away if possible

  • Sheets and towels get washed in hot water, almost everything else in cold.

  • I wash everything in cold water but towels. And I still iron all our clothes to keep them nice and crisp looking.

  • I wash according to the type of clothes.. dark, light, delicate, etc.

  • I wash them with Tide!

  • I keep my clothes looking nice by separating colors from whites and always washing with cold water

  • To keep my clothes looking their best, I always separate my white, colors and towels. I also have learned that forgetting laundry in the washer for too long after they are done i not a good thing!!

  • I use borax in the wash!

  • I always pretreat stains and wash my favorite items on the delicate setting.

  • I turn clothing inside out before washing

  • I use Tide. I also use Lestoil to get rid of any stains.

  • As soon as a stain get on them I treat it, wash in cold water, & I use Tide!

  • I keep clothes looking their best by letting my finace do most of the laundry. (He’s just better at it than I am!)

  • With a full house – it can be tough to keep clothes looking new – I’ve found if I treat stains as soon as possible though, it helps makes things last!

  • I pre soak and use bleach!
    raventally30@aol.com

  • I always make sure to use fabric softener because I hate stiff scratchy clothes :)

  • I try to keep my clothes looking their best by washing them gently and using fabric softener

  • Wash in cold water and pretreat stains before wash

  • I wash my clothes in cold water and I do use tide pods. I pre-soak stains as well.

  • After washing &drying them, I always hang them up right away, straight from the dryer.

  • I pre-treat !!!

  • I make sure to sort my clothes before washing them.

  • If I have a shirt with a logo or design I will wash it inside out to preserve the pattern. Thank you

  • I try and air dry as much as possible. It’s not only healthier for the environment but better on my clothes!

  • I use cold water and hang dry.

  • pre-soak oily clothes works best and smells a whole lot fresher.

  • By washing in cold water and using Purex to wash them with

  • I keep my clothes looking their best by using Tide Pods, using a pre-wash, and hanging them up when possible. I also sort by color and fabric.

  • I use liquid fabric softener and hang them to dry

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  • I wash them to keep them looking good.

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  • I wash my clothes on the delicate cycle.

  • Sort clothes and use cold on all but whites.

  • I keep my clothes looking their best by washing in warm or cool water, with a cold water rinse. I make sure not to overdry my clothes too.

  • I take care of my clothes by using good detergent and always washing & rinsing with cold water.

  • I wash my clothes on the delicate cycle.

  • I keep clothes looking their best by taking care of them between wearings. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • I pretreat stains and use a quality detergent and fabric softener.

  • I take care to wash with very similar clothes to keep off lint and I hang dry to stop shrinking and fading. Thank you!

  • Ours get worn out so fast I don’t really worry about it pryfamily5@gmail.com

  • well, i’m not sure i do the BEST, but I do try to wash items with like items and somewhat according to tag instructions

  • I try to prevent stains

  • Washing in cold water and gentle cycles keep my clothes looking their best.

  • to keep clothes looking their best we use tide and we use the stain remover when needed.

  • By using Tide and Shout when the kids play hard.

  • I am a nut about pre-treating stains. And I separate loads by color.

  • I keep clothes looking good by using Tide Pods. I want to thank you for this awesome sweep and have a Happy New Year :)

  • I keep my clothes looking good by checking what I am washing before putting it in the washer. I do a lot of pre-cleaning in the sink and using shout.

  • I wash my clothes in cold water so they last longer and only wash them when they’re dirty.
    Thanks for the contest.

  • I pre-treat stains.

  • by washing them gently.

  • I don’t wash my dress clothes after every wearing, unless they are dirty of course. Might fluff them in the dryer if they are too wrinkled. And I wash my clothes inside out – something my grandmother told me to do years ago.

  • I use Tide and wash on my cold water cycle

  • I care for my clothes based on the care tag so I can keep them for a long time.

  • I keep my clothes looking their best by using gentle detergents

  • I do a lights load and a darks load. Easier to sort than having 3 different colors with whites includes.

  • I line dry whenever possible.

  • I wash on the fragile cycle with cold water and air dry.

  • I keep my clothes looking their best by using Tide and reading the directions on the clothes, whether I should wash on cold or warm or gently cycle etc…

  • I always hit everything that needs it with stain remover as soon as it comes to the laundry! I use Tide Detergent and Clorox on my whites. The detergent brand really DOES matter!!

  • I wash the delicates on cold and hang them up to dry :) That way, they don’t fade or lose their cool pictures :D

  • I wash my lights and darker colors separate and I also hang dry everything.

  • The best thing I can do is read the labels before washing. I rely on someone else’s expertise!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  • I use a mixture of peroxide & dawn to treat stains

  • I use laundry detergent that is good quality and I always wash with cold water and gentle cycle.

  • Always pretreat my stains and pre sort my dirty clothes as the get dirty to keep them looking their best.

  • Tweeted as @tmtsweeps about gw on 12/30/13

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