Thursday, December 05, 2013

My Laundry BFF .....and a giveaway



Here’s the reality of my life and specifically of my laundry situation…I need all the help I can get.   I am not necessarily talking about putting the laundry in the washer machine and promptly moving it into the dryer, which of course would be super nice of you if you are offering, since there’s a few piles on the laundry room floor ready to go.  I am talking about help with getting my clothes clean.  And not from the occasional peanut butter and jelly sandwich smear, I am talking about from the Red Georgia Clay, and lots of it!
Unfortunately, red clay is inevitable and a fact of life if you live in Georgia, and it seems to intensify when you live in the country and have 3 active children and a husband who are forever outside…getting dirty.  Since there is no way I will stand in the way of my children appreciating the outdoors, I need to find help with getting the laundry clean.

Tide has always been my detergent of choice and now Tide Pods are my new laundry BFF.  I know that may sound silly, having a laundry BFF, but when you need as much help as I do, having a laundry BFF to support you is good.  I mean who wouldn’t want a BFF that cleans, fights those stains and brightens all in one.  Tide Pods does that. 

I especially like that I do not have to measure and pour the detergent in the washer anymore.  My BFF is easy, just toss a pod in the load and start. This is a picture of my BFF.

 Tide Pods strong and reliable stain removing power certainly helps with the stubborn clay stains and…the peanut butter and jelly smears.  Tide Pods is a detergent, stain remover and brightener in one. So even if some of those embedded clay stains do not come out, at least my children’s clothes will be brighter and clean!
If you are looking for a laundry BFF, I am willing to share information.......not do your laundry. You can click here for more information and how to purchase Tide Pods.
And if you leave me a comment below telling me any of your laundry tips, you will have a chance to win a $100 Visa card. That's it. Easy and clean...just like Tide Pods.

Good luck and have fun doing the laundry!
Grateful for~
Little girls who like to play in the dirt



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160 comments:

  1. A college friend's mother was a chemist and she always did their laundry with the philosophy of for every action there's a reaction ... using an element to neutralize the stain. So that's my reason for serving both red and white wine at gatherings (I pretty much stick to red myself) ... if there's a red wine spill **immediately** pour white wine on it to neutralize, allow that to soak in, blot do not rub as much liquid out as possible, and if the item is washable use a solution of water and household ammonia for the final neutralize. Then launder one more time as normal. If white wine spills go straight to the blot, then water and ammonia, and then a regular wash.

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  2. Tide pods are my favorite too. Unfortunately, I never seem to have a coupon for them though. I'm VERY particular about stains on clothes. I sometimes find a stain left behind after I've washed them, and then use Spray & Wash spray on the stain. I re-wash it and usually that does the trick. That is my tip of the day! LOL! Thanks for offering this wonderful giveaway too!

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  3. I'm using a computer in the apt business office as mine is "sick". Just wanted to stop in and say "hello" and see your decor. Love the lights!! The walkway/driveway is so beautiful. I much prefer the warmer, white lights so let me know your thoughts once the bill comes in. :) I have a small balcony but every bit counts.

    Not a lot of laundry hints to share....I love using baking soda in the rinse cycle. Really helps with refreshing towels, sheets, etc. Of course, you can add it at the beginning too. :)

    Have a wonderful weekend! We're in the midst of an "ice" warning ~

    xo
    Pat

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  4. Oops! I meant Shout Advanced not Spray & Wash. Guess I didn't look at the label too well.

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  5. I soak my laundry in Biz for hard to get out stains. I have even gotten out old stains on vintage linens this way. xo Laura

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  6. I have been a tide user for 30+ years! until I started making my own liquid detergent! Which I love, love, love! The savings is just ridiculous. I use the Duggar family liquid detergent recipe. But I do get the Tide pods for vacations and business trips. Very handy for extended stays in condos or hotels.

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  7. Laundry tip: bring out bright colors by adding 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar to the rinse cycle.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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  8. my tweet - https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/408669706665476096
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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  9. I don't have any secrets...if my kids get stains on stuff I just put some detergent (liquid) on the spots for 10 minutes or so before washing...that usually does the trick!
    Erika W.
    kendall608(at)aol(dot)com

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  10. I shared the giveaway on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/seabattle2/status/408719014370619392

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  11. Oxi clean is my favorite friend!
    smontano9@cox.net

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  12. My tip is to put it off as long as you can - I'm not sure most people would consider that a tip but it works for me haha!

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  13. Tie the drawstrings of sweatshirts and sweatpants together before you wash them so you don't have to try and get them back in the right place afterward.

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  14. my tip is to wash in cold water to make your clothes last longer

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  15. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/408758737076092928

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  16. I wash clothes in the delicate cycle to keep them from shrinking.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  17. tweet:

    https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/408786841668579328

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  18. I always use Tide (never cheap brands, they just aren't worth it) and I use those wool dryer balls. They are fantastic; they make the drying take half the time and everything come out so nice.
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  19. I posted a tweet too: https://twitter.com/AnnaZed/status/408838471428481024
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    margueritecore [at] gmail [dot] com

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  20. i only wash denim if its dirty because if you wash denim too much it will fade!

    vanitizebaby@yahoo.com

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  21. tweeet

    https://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/408953495031525376

    vanitizebaby@yahoo.com

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  22. Not a US resident, so therefore not eligible to win the prize, but here are 3 laundry tips...
    1. Pre-treat a stain by wetting the spot and then rub with a Fels Naptha soap bar before laundering.
    2. Red wine or berry stains will disappear if you pour BOILING water through the outstretched spot.
    3. Pre-treat grease stains by wetting the spot and then rubbing Lestoil on it before laundering.

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  23. Hoodie's I turn inside out to wash to keep the designs from fading in the dryer. To keep the stains from setting, I spray any stains as soon as the kids take their clothes off, Laundry day I sort the lights and the dark's and wash in cool water. I like the ideal of the pod's, no need to pre-measure and no spills to clean up.

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  24. I soak my clothes in Oxi clean to really get out the tough stains.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  25. My tip is to add lavender oil to linens rinse cycle for fresh scent.

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  26. -https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/409913992828559361

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  27. my only tip is if laundry has stains...currently have formula stains on clothes. I siak them overnight in the washer with detergent and run them through in the morning and they almost always come out stain free
    nannypanpan@gmail.com

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  28. My laundry tips is use cold water..yup, on all colors, white, black, mixed colors, everything. That really save energies and make no difference on the result. Gotta love Tide Pod. ;)
    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  29. tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/410666391331540992

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  30. My Granny always had the whitest whites.. She would soak them over night in a full wash with a cup of vinegar. In the morning she would add soap and finish the wash. No one can get whites as white as she did. Oh I have tried..

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  31. I use vinegar in the wash sometimes to neutralize odors.

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

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  32. tweet--https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/411678056802037760

    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  33. I use Martha Stewart's tips to make sure I tackle each stain correctly.

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  34. Here's my tip: If you have ball point or marker ink stains, spray cheap hair spray on them before laundering. It comes right out!

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  35. Tweet
    https://twitter.com/clc408/status/412691179956760576

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  36. i used baking soda in my white clothes makes a big different

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  37. https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/413022153269710848

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  38. I don't have tips. i wash my clothes with cold water
    tina19820115@gmail.com

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  39. https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/414250194289426433
    tina19820115@gmail.com

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  40. My tip is to add a little bit of baking soda to help make your clothes brighter and whiter.

    Thank you for having this great giveaway!

    lola_violets_2010{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  41. I tweeted:

    https://twitter.com/lolaviolets2010/status/414453442497634305

    lola_violets_2010{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  42. I use a scoop of Oxy Clean in with my whites to make them whiter

    s2s2 at Comcast dot net

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  43. https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/414574216864731136

    s2s2 at Comcast dot net

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  44. Put 1/4 cup of vinegar in your cold water to disinfect germs.

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  45. https://twitter.com/myfolly/status/414651807130849280

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  46. My laundry tip is to use vinegar as your fabric softener in the rinse cycle! Makes them soft and smell fresh.

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  47. my tip is to take special care to follow all laundry instructions on your garments

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  48. i posted a tweet:

    https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/416058833845239808

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  49. Mine is add a very little amount of baking soda to your washing machine to brighten your clothes!
    heatheranne99@gmail.com

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  50. Tweet!
    https://twitter.com/KaizenFashion/status/416085597971701760

    heatheranne99@gmail.com

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  51. I pretreat my stains . I also wash in cold water. thanks for the giveaway aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  52. I always use Tide with bleach since it is great at getting about everything out. I also hang the clothes on the line as much as I can.
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  53. Always wash in cold water unless you are dealing with major dirties. All available detergents work just as well in cold as they do in hot water and you will save electricity/gas which equals money!
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  54. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/416659365794312192
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  55. Wash in cold water and dry outside.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  56. I don't really have any laundry tips other than I do use Tide and have found it cleans better than other brands.

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  57. For my football jerseys, I turn them inside out when washing to help protect them from wearing. I then hang them dry.

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  58. I use a dye catcher cloth and I use cold water mainly. The dye catcher has aved many a dark color that go in with light colors and the reverse.

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  59. I soak clothing with ketchup or sauce stains in a white distilled vinegar and water solution before running the laundry cycle.
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  60. tweet
    https://twitter.com/kellysaver/status/416967348268974082
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  61. I saved a blanket I made after the cold color bled to the white! I used a color catcher!!! ky_grandma40@yahoo.com

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  62. My tip is to wash in cold water.
    austma7@aol.com

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  63. Do laundry frequently so it doesn't pile up.

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  64. I save energy by air drying my clothes.

    xxbowietipxx@gmail.com

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  65. I use home made soap to remove the worst stains - thank you.

    barbara (dot) montyj (at) gmail (dot) com

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  66. Tweet https://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/417033756810412032

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  67. mylaundry tip is to pre treat stains

    JOSEPH GERSCH

    JTWARK@MAIL.com

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  68. https://twitter.com/jtwark/status/417038499498708992

    JTWARK@MAIL.com

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  69. To help simplify laundry, I wash everything in cold water. Also, if my kids are going to do anything super messy, I have them change clothes to avoid stains. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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  70. Washing in cold water both saves on utilities and works great.
    chainmail (a)iwon (dot) com

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  71. I tweeted this https://twitter.com/The_Sunshyn/status/417061827940323329
    chainmail (a)iwon (dot) com

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  72. For really bad stains I pretreat them for a while and then chuck 'em in the washer.

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  73. I pre soak stains in hot water and rub in tide before I wash !

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  74. 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

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  75. I wash colors in cold and carry a Tide to go pen in my purse for pretreating stains when away from home always wash whites and towels in Hot and bleach also

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  76. I wash towels separately otherwise fuzz gets all over my other clothes.

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  77. I wash in cold water, and use Spray and Wash to pretreat stains.

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  78. https://twitter.com/mgoss123/status/417089816740630528

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  79. laundry tip-- soak everything that's really stained.. also use a stain stick or pen.

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  80. Add baking soda to get out odors.

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  81. tweet
    https://twitter.com/eswright18/status/417098489361752064

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  82. I used bleach on whites to keep em looking their brightest! myamurphy@mail.com

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  83. I put stain remover on stains as soon as I can.

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  84. Tweet! https://twitter.com/mya98604/status/417101490008756224 myamurphy@mail.com

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  85. I use dawn dish soap on grease stains. Hairspray on pen marks too.

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  86. Use the scented crystals...they really work.

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  87. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/417107478384361472
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  88. I always use the warm/cold cycle to wash my clothes, and it's really saving me money on my energy bills.

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  90. I use a pre treater on stains as soon as possible to keep stains from setting KMillheim609@aol.com

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  91. I use Tide and wash in cold water. Always pretreat stains before washing.

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  92. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/wenebara/status/417134392411049984

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  93. We have two laundry bags, one for whites and one for colors to help make sorting easier. I also pretreat any stains.
    Thanks so much
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  94. I add stain remover to items that I may not wash right away.
    tamarsweeps-at-gmail-dot-com

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  95. I always avoid washing clothes in hot water. This helps me avoid shrinkage. I also don't put jeans in the dryer.

    Lesha@tothemotherhood.com

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  96. use cold water too wash and try and hang dry when possible

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  97. https://twitter.com/eaglesforjack/status/417144465648676864

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  98. Dawn dish detergent is a great stain remover. Just rub some into the stain and the stain will almost always comes out after it is washed. It's especially good for grease stains. Thanks for this contest.

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  99. I use a spot treatment before washing.

    motioncitycutie(at)aol(dot)com

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  100. I keep different baskets for all my laundry. It helps with laundry day--less separating.

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  101. I do 3-5 loads daily so it doesn't overwhelm me once a week.

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  102. I will pass on a tip I just found out about. My kids always throw clothing in the laundry wet. By the time I wash and dry them, they always have a weird smell (just like some of my towels), Now when I wash clothes I add vinegar in where the bleach goes, and the smell is gone
    Lgothard@comcast.net

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  103. Tweeted about the giveaway @lgothard
    https://twitter.com/lgothard/status/417200297031630848

    lgothard@comcast.net

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  104. I add borax to the washing machine!

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  105. With 5 people in the house I do laundry everyday so it doesn't pile up!

    Kimberley Meier
    momof3chaos at gmail dot com

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  106. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/MRSMEIER5627/status/417240416266641408

    Kimberley Meier
    momof3chaos at gmail dot com

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  107. I use dishwashing liquid on stains before washing
    traymona[at]aol.com

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  108. I use Lestoil to get out stains. It works especially well on grease stains.

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  109. Peroxide on blood stains, white vinegar on sweat stains or ring around the collar

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  110. https://twitter.com/wikichoco/status/417274884654637056

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  111. Treat stains right away! That tip has saved many of our favorite outfits! Tide Pods make it easy to just toss it in the washer and take care of it! Love them!

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  112. Tweeted!

    https://twitter.com/gildedaged/status/417286656543051776

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  113. I always pre soak and use bleach
    raventally30@aol.com

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  114. Tweet
    https://twitter.com/itzmenmc/status/417290692109410305
    raventally30@aol.com

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  115. Whenever possible I like to Hang Clothes to Dry it saves a lot on the electric bill

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  116. https://twitter.com/klp1965/status/417304115400552449

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  117. Add stain remover to clothes 5 mins before putting in wash

    fmd518 at gmail dot com

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  118. I like to let my clothes soak in the washing machine with the detergent and oxiclean before finishing the load.

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  119. Always separate your whites from the colored clothes, wash & dry everything, and then hang them up right away so you don't have a bunch of wrinkled looking clothes.

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  120. My tip is to always treat a stain before it has time to set in! I wash my laundry with cold water.

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  121. If a shirt has a logo or something that could be damaged from multiple washings, I will wash it inside out. Thank you

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  122. Tweet - https://twitter.com/mypadawans/status/417319381669261312

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  123. I was my clothes in cold water.

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  124. I am a huge believer in pre-treating and pre-soaking !!!

    ktgonyea at gmail dot com

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  125. I only was my clothes in cold water so I don't ruin them

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  126. I always use the soak setting for hard to get out stains before washing clothes

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  127. tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/417352829464899586

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  128. i throw in a booster
    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  129. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/417353404264898560
    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  130. I always pre-treat tough stains.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  131. https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/417359280438657025

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  132. Always pre-treat my stains and pre sort clothes as the get dirty, tracietrump40@gmail.com

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  133. If your towels develop that sour smell, use baking soda or white vinegar (or both) in the rinse water.

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  134. Only do full loads of laundry. It saves on utilities.

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  135. my tip is to pre-treat stains, and then throw in some oxiclean with the load.
    stigay at comcast.net

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  136. I always wash on cold except for towels so my clothes stay brighter longer

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  137. My best laundry tips are to do the laundry on the weekend. Also try not to let it pile up too much so it doesn't become overwhelming.
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  138. I try to keep up with laundry
    coupongator@hotmail.com

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  139. My tip: Hang dry laundry. Clothes last longer and your electric bill will be smaller.

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  140. When my son played baseball (in white pants, of course) I had a woman tell me that if you soak the clothes in a solution made with dishwasher detergent, the stains would come out. (and making a paste of it and rubbing it in was even better) Maybe this would help on red clay?

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  141. I can't say I'm the best washer, but I do a fair amount of pre-cleaning to ensure any problem spots in my clothes gets out for sure!

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  142. I use Tide Pods and Shout for my stains and it does a great job. I want to thank you for this awesome sweep and have a Happy New Year :) corrysue@yahoo.com

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

    slehan at juno dot com

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  144. Throw a color catcher strip into the laundry and forget about separating whites and darks.

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  145. https://twitter.com/slehan/status/417433745344303104

    slehan at juno dot com

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  146. The tide pods are great for people who live in apartment complexes or other areas with a community laundry. It's so nice to bring a pod or two instead of a whole bottle of laundry detergent.

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  147. https://twitter.com/electricstar/status/417440366724268032

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  148. My husband does the wash and he is paraplegic. The Tide pods makes it easy for him to get the soap into the washer.

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  150. I wait until I have a full load before I wash, and I love my HE washer - my water bill is much lower.

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  151. I wash in the cold cycle, I think it helps to keep colors bright.
    mintstatesportswear(at)juno(dot)com

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  152. I love tide pods, thanks for the chance!

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  153. tweet - https://twitter.com/bittripfan/status/417454696819744768

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  154. I pre-treat stains on my daughter's clothes!
    aleksnearing gmail com

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  155. I always pretreat stains-makes washday much easier!

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  156. Be sure to sort whites from colors.

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  157. I use peroxide on pit stains!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  158. Use baking soda for grass stains

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