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5 Ways to Make Laundry Easier

5 Ways to Make Laundry Easier

This 5 Ways to Make Laundry Easier post is sponsored by Tide and Downy at Walmart.

5 Ways to Make Laundry Easier

Let's face it, the majority of us would never say that laundry is something we love to do. Or something that we like to do. Laundry, in fact, is something that many of us dread. I know that I used to dread laundry but over the years, we have turned our old school laundry methods into something else. Now we’ve learned some “new school” methods and products that help save time, money and make laundry easier. We hope you enjoy learning 5 Ways to Make Laundry Easier. 

5 Ways to Make Laundry Easier

1. Pre-treat stains.

This seems like such a no-brainer but did you know that if you treat a stain immediately, the chances of it coming out are much greater? Even if you don't get to them immediately, get them before you wash them for easier removal.

2. Get a divided hamper.

The beauty of a divided hamper is that you pre-sort your clothes before even thinking about washing them, which makes it a breeze to grab a load of whites or brights and put them right into the washer.

3. Get the kids involved.

Delegate those laundry chores and let others help. Kids pretty much over the age of three can help sort socks and fold clothes. I let the older kids put items on hangers. This greatly reduces the amount of time we spend on laundry.

4. Clean your washer and dryer.

Did you know that you can make your dryer more efficient? Cleaning that lint trap after each load of laundry ensures that your dryer is not a fire hazard and improves efficiency. Clean your washer every few months to remove any residue buildup that might end up on your clothes or cause unpleasant odors.

5. Use the right products.

Forget the liquid alone; there’s a new school way to do your laundry with a fresh regimen from Tide and Downy. Using the right products is the key to easier laundry. The products we use are Tide and Downy  we get from our local Walmart.

5 Ways to Make Laundry EasierMeet the New School Laundry Lineup

Tide PODS

Tide PODS are small, powerful and highly concentrated 3-in-1 pacs containing detergent, stain remover and brightener. In one convenient step, Tide PODS let you easily clean, brighten and fight stains in the wash every time you do laundry. These innovative PODS feature a multi-chamber design that separates key ingredients until they hit the wash which provides maximum cleaning power. The PODS also clean as well as six doses of the leading bargain brand liquid detergent.

Tide PODS work with both standard & HE machines and they dissolve in any water temperature which means you save money by extending the life of your clothes with cold water. No measuring. No pouring. Simply pop the Tide PODS pac right into the drum of your washing machine before adding your clothes. Tide PODS are a new school way to do your laundry in an efficient way.

Downy Protect & Refresh Liquid Fabric Conditioner

Downy Protect & Refresh Liquid Fabric Conditioner locks out bad odors, giving clothes in-wear protection from offensive odors all day long while smoothing out and strengthening fibers to protect your clothes from stretching, fading and fuzzing. Plus, the ingredients are activated throughout the day to bind and neutralize odor molecules –  it’s just like deodorant for your clothes.

Add Downy to your fabric softener reservoir (drawer or center of agitator). For top-loaders, you can also add directly to your washer drum during the rinse cycle or use the Downy Ball if you don’t feel like waiting around for the rinse to begin.

Downy Fresh Protect Scent Boosting Beads

I am such a huge fan of scent boosting beads because they really complement my detergent by neutralizing odors and providing a boost of scent to laundry. I love scent because it makes me feel like my clothes are so clean. Downy Fresh Protect beads are motion activated and provide 24-hour odor neutralization and freshness, keeping clothes smelling fresh all day long.

Beads should be placed in the drum of the washing machine with your detergent pac prior to adding clothes. Use a little or a lot – a full cap provides the maximum odor protection and scent boost. Downy Fresh Protect beads are safe to use with all clothing colors and fabrics any time you need an extra boost of fresh Downy scent.

Downy Dryer Sheets

Downy dryer sheets complete the laundry regimen by controlling static, preventing wrinkles, softening and providing long-lasting freshness. Simply toss a dryer sheet into every load you dry.

Get social with Tide and Downy

Website  Tide  |  Downy
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YouTube  Tide  |  Downy

See Tide & Downy plus Gain in action at a Walmart near you

Head to a Walmart location below on Sunday, June 4, 2017 to grab your free samples of Tide PODS and Downy plus high value coupons. Look for the New School Laundry giveaway booth in the store from 1-6pm EST.

Walmart Supercenter Tide/Downy Events

Athens 1911 Epps Bridge Pkwy
Buford 3795 Buford Drive
Calhoun 450 W. Belmont Drive
Canton 1550 Riverstone Pkwy
Carrollton 1735 S. Park St.
Cartersville 101 Market Place Blvd
Commerce 30983 Highway 441 S
Cornelia 250 Furniture Drive
Covington 10300 Industrial Blvd NE
Cumming 1500 Market Place Blvd
Fayetteville 125 Pavilion Pkwy
Gainesville 400 Shallowford RD NW  6/6/17
Griffin 1569 N Expressway
Hiram 4166 Jimmy Lee Smith Pkwy
LaGrange 803 New Franklin Road
Lilburn 4004 Lawrenceville Hwy NW
Monroe 2050 W. Spring Street
Newnan 1025 Highway 34 E
Stockbridge *5600 N. Henry Blvd*  ***I will be at this location***
Winder 440 Atlanta Hwy NW
Woodstock 12182 Highway 92

Walmart Supercenter Gain Events

Acworth 3826 Cobb Pkwy NW
Athens 4375 Lexington Road
Austell 1133 E. West Connector
Buford 3250 Sardis Church Rd
Dallas 3615 Charles Hardy Pkwy
Dawsonville 156 Power Center Drive
Douglasville 7001 Concourse Pkwy
Loganville 4221 Atlanta Hwy
McDonough 135 Willow Lane
Peachtree City 2717 Highway 54 6/1/17
Rome 825 Carterville Hwy SE
Roswell 970 Mansell RD
Snellville 1550 Scenic Hwy N
Snellville 3435 Centerville Hwy
Suwanee 3245 Lawrenceville Suwanee RD
Villa Rica 600 Carrollton Villa Rica Hwy
Woodstock 6435 Bells Ferry Rd

Catch me on Atlanta & Company this Friday

Tune into Atlanta & Company on WXIA this Friday, June 2 at 11:15 a.m. to catch me sharing more tips on doing laundry the new school way.

Buy Tide & Downy at Walmart

You can Learn more and purchase these products at your nearest Walmart store or at https://www.walmart.com/NewSchoolLaundry.

This 5 Ways to Make Laundry Easier post is sponsored by Tide and Downy at Walmart.

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  1. I need to try that new Protect and Refresh fabric softener. I have a lot of super cool graphic tees that I would like to see last.

  2. These are some awesome tips, I hate laundry so anything that would make it easier is a-ok with me. I definitely need to think about getting a divided hamper.

  3. My absolute favorite is the Downy Scent Boosting Beads! My towels smell amazing for days! Can’t wait to see your segment!

  4. You just made my day! Love these tips on how to make laundry easier, this is a chore and anyway to make it easier – I am game! Love the idea of making my days of laundry washing and folding easier!

  5. I seriously hate doing the laundry, but these tips are really great at helping with the workload. I always use Tide and Downy in my washes because I love how they make my clothes smell!

  6. We are big fans of separating the laundry ahead of time.
    Thanks for the good tips in this article.

  7. Woohoo! I have to give these PODS a try. I’ve always used Tide, so this should work out just swimmingly.

  8. I usually start the night before so I can just dry everything in the morning. I think it’s important to have separate hampers especially if you have a huge family, so that the clothes are divided by colors and types.

  9. I love this! Doing the laundry has always been one of my least favorite chores. I think these tips are helpful. It’s good to be organized when it comes to the laundry, the more organized you are the easier it is.

  10. Erin F

    Number 3: The answer to all of our problems (HA!) The only thing is, I don’t have children buuuuut I do have an amazing husband and he actually LIKES to do laundry.. No complaints here!

  11. I love using Tide Pods for my laundry! Will definitely try all your tips here.

  12. Jeanine

    Love these tips! I love tide pods, they are so quick and easy, even my preteens and teen can get it right! 

  13. No #7 – hire someone to do it for you. Hahahaha
    I love Tide Pods, they are all I use for my laundry. In the summer I hang my clothes on the line which I love.

  14. I hate that I don’t have any room for my laundry sorter where we’re living right now. I would just toss in a load without really thinking about it. I have always used Tide!

  15. Rosey

    I love the little scent beads. I didn’t know Downy made them. Def. checking those out!

  16. Tide and Downey by themselves make laundry easy. Great tips to make a boring chore a little better.

  17. I grew up with the Tide laundry detergent, as well Downy. They are both brands that I now use as a mom.

  18. If I don’t pre-treat stains, they never come out! I love how easy it is to just toss a Tide Pod into the washing machine and be done!

  19. Claudia Krusch

    Tide Pods make doing laundry so easy. I used to always over pour my detergent. Now I just pop one in and go.

  20. Amy Desrosiers

    I have been trying to get my kids more involved with clothes folding and putting away. Sadly, things have no tben going to well and they just play in them.

  21. We use Downy Unstopables for freshly scented laundry and I love them. I would love to use Tide Pods but my husband is allergic to something in them. Otherwise, that would be my laundry detergent of choice.

  22. I can totally see how buying Tide Pods would save money from my kids wasting the liquid detergent! Plus I love the smell of Tide.

  23. These are great tips. I love the convenience of the pods. I really need to think about getting one of those handy divided hampers!

  24. These are all great laundry tips. A divided laundry hamper would be fantastic. It would save some time.

  25. These are great tips! I use Tide and Downy all the time. Those pods are the best!

  26. These are all smart ideas. I actually run a cleaning cycled on our washer ever couple of weeks. With 7 of us, A LOT of laundry gets done in those machines.

  27. Ever since a friend’s house caught on fire because of their dryer I clean the lint trap every time we do a load. Hadn’t thought of washing out the washing machine though. Good point!

  28. Annemarie LeBlanc

    We have been using Tide Pods for the longest time and it has made our clothes clean and smelling fresh. I will try the Downy Scent Boosting Beads too. I will use them when I was sheets and curtains! Thanks for the laundry tips. I just I will have to ask help from my grandchildren to sort the clothes and socks. 🙂

  29. Lisa

    This reminds me that my washer and dryer are long overdue for a cleaning. Getting the kids involved helps a lot – especially with four kids!

  30. Laundry is one of my least favorite household duties. I love using Downy fabric softener.

  31. I always try to take the stains out first in case we have clothes that have stains on them. I think this is a great guide. Doing the laundry doesn’t have to feel so stressful!

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