Laundry Tips & Tricks with Family Dollar and P&G

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Between two active boys who play sports and a husband that loves the outdoors dirty laundry is endless, in just a couple of short days the laundry is piled high. When it comes to laundry time, I know I can always turn to Procter & Gamble products, most importantly Tide + Coldwater Clean to get our clothes clean & fresh. I great up with parents whoe always used Tide, and it just came natural when I moved out on my own and bought laundry detergent. While I used to always use Tide original I switched to tide Tide + Coldwater Clean when we got our new HE washer & dryer.

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With the boys growing so fast and constantly moving up in sizes we have a few tips & tricks to help make our family’s clothes last longer in addition to washing our clothes with Tide. After ruining a couple of good pairs of jeans and shirts I soon found out that we needed to keep a couple sets of “play clothes”. Clothes that have faded, have a small hole or tear that we don’t mind getting more paint or stains on.

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  1. Amy Orvin says:

    My go to tip and trick to longer lasting and newer looking clothes is to use a gentle detergent.

  2. Jessie C. says:

    I pre-treat stains and flat dry delicate clothes

  3. Jackie says:

    I pre-treat stains before washing and hang some clothes to dry
    Thank you!

  4. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I think it’s important to use stain remover…I keep one under the sinks in the kitchen and bathrooms. That way I can catch stains as soon as they happen.

  5. kelly tupick says:

    I will try to use the gentle cycle on washing as much as possible and during the summer I try to hang clothes on the line. It’s always good to pre treat stains as soon as possible and soak them in sink a head of time if possible.

  6. janetfaye says:

    I wash most of our clothing in cold water.

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  7. I wash my cloths in cold water and don;t dry them to long.

  8. Mayela says:

    One of my tips for me mantega simpre clothing is washed well with cold water and use a good detergent to leave it clean and keep your color.

  9. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    Wash lighter weight lightly soiled items on the delicate cycle to save the fabric and to save on the shorter cycle.

  10. Lisa Konieczke says:

    I pre treat all stains. Anything with a print on it gets turned inside out. Extra funky smelling laundry gets washed with unstoppables. I ALWAYS dry on low setting to prevent shrinking or burning the clothes. There’s nothing worse than my Daughters 10-12 shirt fitting like a size 7.

  11. We wash in clod water and hang many items to dry it really saves the color!

  12. steve weber says:

    I pre-treat all heavily soiled garments in cold water.

  13. Crystal B says:

    I am bad about pre-treating I like stain treatments that I can just toss in the washer

  14. Jane says:

    I soak my families white socks in a pre-wash then rinse cycle before adding my remaining white clothes to the washing machine.

  15. Trisha Burgess says:

    I always wash in cold water!

  16. Jessica Cox says:

    I always separate my darks and whites so they will not fade as much

  17. Christine Mayfield says:

    My go to tip is immediately treating the stains

  18. latanya says:

    we wash our clothes in cold water

  19. Kimberly Schotz says:

    I wash in cold water to keep my clothes from fading

  20. Julie Lynn Bickham says:

    I use a white booster in my white loads.

  21. Allison Downes says:

    I wash them in cold water to prevent colors to bleed.

    Thanks for the chance to win this!

  22. Tara says:

    Wash them inside out in cold water.

  23. Jennifer T. says:

    I try not to dry my clothes to death. I think it wears them out faster.

  24. Barbara Montag says:

    I have our clothes in the dryer the least amount of time possible.
    Thank you.

  25. Cheryl Abdelnour says:

    I treat stains as soon as possible and use cold water for washing.

  26. nannypanpan says:

    I wash in like colors so the colors stay true

  27. shelly peterson says:

    I wash in cold water and I line dry a lot of clothes.

  28. sandra davis says:

    i wash in cold water and hang dry the shirts

  29. Seyma Shabbir says:

    no bleach and no hot water. They can ruin your clothes and wear it out faster!

  30. Cynthia R says:

    I hang dry jeans and sweaters, it makes them last longer and keeps their shape better.

  31. Stephanie says:

    I love making my own laundry detergent. It seems to make my clothes seem fresher and get cleaner better too.

  32. Michele Behlen says:

    I try to treat stains whe they happen and I line dry my clothes as much as possible.

  33. amber says:

    my tip is to line dry to reduce damage from drying in dryer, and also as soon as someone takes of dirty item I try to catch it and pretreat before it going into hamper

  34. I don’t really have any tips, except to wash in cold water and dry on a cooler setting!

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  35. Carrie Phelps says:

    I don’t really have any tricks but my best tip is that I use only Tide detergent.

  36. I am very particular about following all wash instructions onlabels.

  37. Donna W. says:

    I wash our better clothes on gently cycle, cold wash and hang dry

  38. Elsie says:

    I wash clothes in cold water, that seems to keep them bright.

  39. kelly Nicholson says:

    Leave me a comment letting me know what your go-to tips and tricks to make your family’s clothes last longer are

    just l;imit harsh detergents..thats all i know

  40. Terri Moore says:

    I try to catch any small rips and tears and sew them up before they get worse.

  41. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    I Pre-Soak Clothes, Wash In Cold Water And Air Dry

  42. Fawn H says:

    I wash and dry all of clothes except jeans on the delicate cycle.

  43. ColleenMarie says:

    I try to pretreat stains as much as possible

  44. Janet says:

    Make your own washing soap and stay way from artificial colorants, artificial fragrance and excessive plastic packaging.

  45. kelley wood says:

    the biggest thing is to soak them and fight stains as quickly as possible

  46. Robyn says:

    Washing with oxiclean to keep them from looking dingy and drying on a lower heat setting!

  47. happi shopr says:

    We wash in cold water only and use the lowest setting on the dryer to make clothes last longer.

  48. Audra O'Hara says:

    I try to use a stain treater as soon as possible and never toss anything in the dryer unless I know the stain is removed as much as possible.

  49. Michelle S. says:

    treat stains as soon as possible

  50. Stephanie Hirsch says:

    I try to treat stains asap!

  51. Jamie Brigham says:

    I use clorox 2 in every load of laundry as a pre-wash so all stains are treated before the regular detergent

  52. Doreen Crocker says:

    would be great

  53. ellen beck says:

    I make sure the stains are treated in the wash before they get ‘set in’ in the dryer!

  54. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I air dry my clothes and use a gentle cycle.

  55. Thomas Murphy says:

    I air dry my clothes when I can.

  56. Great. Laundry in the cold water is the best choice.

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