I do 2 loads of laundry a day. I wish I could say I’m exaggerating, but I’m not. With my 4 little boys and my husband, I’ve learned that if I don’t keep up on it daily, it gets out of control… and as any mother can relate, I don’t want that. So it’s literally just a part of my day. I run a load in the morning, and I run one in the evening.
I never imagined 4 little boys (4 and under) could stain their clothes this much. Each one of my little guys has their “stain” of choice. For William, my 4-year-old, it’s grass stains, hands down. He loves to slide into the bases out front and see how far he can jump. His shirts and pants and socks, always full of grass stains. For Alexander, my 3-year-old, it’s peanut butter. He could eat peanut butter on toast, sandwich bread, crackers and celery for every single meal. His shirts are usually covered in it; not so fun trying to clean peanut butter off clothes. For Benjamin, my 2-year-old? CHOCOLATE. The little guy loves chocolate granola bars, chocolate donuts, chocolate milk, chocolate chip cookies… and believe me, he tries to be neat, but you can never not see him without something stained on his clothing. And for my Henry – my little 13-month-old – it’s DINNER. Dinner usually stains his onesies and shirts and pants. My enemy? Lasagna and noodles. Problem is, he loves it… so I make sure he has it a couple nights a week.
SO… with all that being said! I was VERY, VERY excited when Tide asked me to try out a new product – Tide Stain Release. Oh, my. Heaven for any mother with boys! All I have to do is toss in the DuoPac (it also comes in powder and liquid) and this in-wash booster works beautifully with my regular detergent. It’s AWESOME. Talk about fighting stains? This stuff really gets them out. Grass stains? Peanut butter? Chocolate? Tomato sauce? Mud? Red wine (from me and my husband, not our boys!)? Dirty socks? Pen? Out. Out. Out. I love it! I’m not kidding… if you have boys, you need this. It’s saving their clothes. TRY it FIRST with Tide’s exclusive online offer.
AND! You can’t wash without drying…
Bounce sent me their Dryer Bar to try out, too. Honestly, anyone that promises to make my life easier, I make sure I stop and listen. Bounce enticed me when they said they could eliminate my need for dryer sheets. Considering the used dryer sheets end up here, there and everywhere around my house, I was very excited about the possibility of partings ways with them forever. Enter the Dryer Bar. You literally just stick the bar inside your dryer – and VOILA! Your clothes are fresh and non-static. Just like that. No dryer sheet needed. I’m LOVING the Dryer Bar. And you easily replace it every 4 months. That’s it.
The best fashion advice comes down to TAKING THE BEST CARE OF YOUR CLOTHES! Find products to enhance the life of your clothes and keep the quality AMAZING!
So… to show you how cool everything is… I vlogged my usage!