Now that it’s officially summer in my home, things are getting a little crazy. With the kids back and forth between camps and all our extra time spent outdoors, it seems like the laundry is piling up. While having a house full of boys ensures that I’m never short on items needing to be washed, summer means that the laundry multiplies. There are towels from the pool, muddy clothes from trips to the creek and bathing suits from running through the sprinkler. Since we’re in and out of the pool and the creek pretty much daily, the boys both tend to go through more clothes than normal during the summer months. While I’ll admit that there are times that I end up shaking my head in frustration, I’ve found that most days a few summer laundry tips and a little help from Tide PODS® Plus Downy laundry detergent pacs ensure that I’ve mastered the task that is my family’s dirty clothes.
Get Multiple Uses
We all know that during the summer months, there are extras that need to be washed. Towels and bathing suits at my house can accumulate quickly (OK, faster than quickly really). For me, it’s important to remember that bathing suits and towels don’t need to be washed every single wear. To make bathing suits and towels last longer between washes, try these two simple tips:
Rinse Sand and Dirt off With a Hose
I always hose my kiddos down after they leave the beach of the creek. At the same time, I spray off their bathing suits and have them empty out their pockets. Removing the sand and dirt ensures that they can get another wear before it needs to be washed.
Hang to Dry Immediately in the Sun
I’ll admit it, my boys both take off their clothes and wad them up, meaning wet summer clothes spoil quickly. We now have a rule in our home that bathing suits get hung on the back porch the minute they are taken off, ensuring that they don’t spoil and can be worn again before they need to be washed.
Invest in Some Extra Towels
One of my biggest laundry issues during the summer are towels. In addition to the towels that are used indoors, we use tons of towels for all our summer fun. While I do try to follow my first tip and get multiple uses out of my towels, I often find that I don’t have full loads by the time clean towels are needed. To combat this problem I buy a few extra towels each summer and cycle them in with my old towels. That way I don’t have to wash towels as often and can keep them on the same rotation that I use for our swim suits.
Use the Same Trusted Detergent for Everything
One thing I am short on during the summer months is time. For laundry to be efficient, I need it to be easy. I’m generally throwing in a load of clothes in between activities and honestly, I don’t want to measure, add or have to think. I want to be able to throw in the detergent, add the clothes and push start. That’s why my trusted Tide PODS® Plus Downy laundry detergent pacs that I use throughout the year are proving to be even more convenient during the summer months (like all household products, keep Tide PODS® out of the reach of children).
As I’ve shared before, Tide PODS® Plus Downy laundry detergent pacs make it easier than ever to wash clothes perfectly every single load. Whether it’s towels and swimsuits or our summer best, simply adding a pac that has the 4-in-1 power to clean, brighten, fight stains and protect clothes means that keeping all our summer attire looking it’s best is simple!
As the first detergent pac that helps clothes last longer while cleaning and conditioning, Tide PODS® Plus Downy laundry detergent pacs are my number one time saving laundry hack during the summer months! With the ability to use them in standard and HE washing machines and still be guaranteed perfectly clean clothes every load thanks to the HE turbo technology that provides six times the cleaning power in half the time (stain removal of 1 Tide PODS® pac vs. 6 doses of leading bargain brand liquid detergent, base variant), I’m not only protecting our summer clothes but also ensuring that when it’s time to wash them, all I have to do it toss in a detergent pac and push start!
After just one wash, I can rest assured that all our summer clothes an clean and conditioned without having to worry about damage that can happen in the wash. Even better, no matter whether I wash on hot or cold, the 4-in-one technology of Tide PODS® Plus Downy laundry detergent pacs that include a detergent, stain remover, brightener and Down Fabric Protect ensures that our summer clothes can keep up with even our dirtiest summer activities.
This summer, I’m spending more time having fun and less time worrying about dirty clothes thanks to the cleaning power of Tide PODS® Plus Downy laundry detergent pacs. And now it’s your turn! Simplify your summer (or any month of the year) by ensuring you’ve got the power to clean, condition and care for your favorite clothes at your fingertips with easy to use Tide PODS®! Look for them at a retailer near you today and then make summer about what’s really important; the dirty, unforgettable, wet and wild memories that are ready to be made!
Now tell me, how will Tide PODS® Plus Downy laundry detergent pacs help keep your family looking their best this summer?