This is a sponsored post thanks to Tide® however all opinions and pictures are my very own.

Doing laundry is a pretty daunting task for almost every man out there who I’ve talked to because they feel that they do not know where to start when it comes to this necessary chore. A lot of us men like to have an instructional manual on how to do things so that we can do them in 2 to 3 simple steps because we dislike going into the details and finding answers that are hidden in a product.

Such is the case with Tide® PODS™ + Downy® because they are so easy to use in this new form  I was fortunate enough to find out about the packets that dissolve in both hot and cold water. The best way to use them is to place in the machine drum before you add clothes. And you may want to know that for especially large loads or dirty clothes, you may want to add a second packet for extra cleaning, freshness and fabric protection. And those are all the steps you will take to make sure you have a successful laundry experience.

I don’t ever recall being taught how to do laundry by my parents. It was always something that I jumped right into doing my first year of college. Till this day I am not sure if I always place the correct amount of detergent in the washer and I always found myself pouring extra because I wanted my clothes to wash really well and I thought that would only happen if I poured a lot of detergent. In the long run I am sure that would ruin my clothes and possibly even my machine since I am making it work more. Possibly…IMG_6648

Before my fiancée (Carmen) and I started using Tide® PODS™ + Downy® we were already using Tide® as a liquid form for laundry at our house and I always found myself asking Carmen how much detergent to use for each load. Most often we misplaced the measurement cup with all the running around that we do and it was hard to guess-estimate how much was the right quantity of detergent to use. Every time I did laundry I had to ask her. When I got introduced to Tide® PODS™ + Downy®  it just made my life so much easier. I just followed the instructions on top of the container for how many packets I should use per the size of load and done.


There’s no need to continue bothering Carmen when she’s busy working or doing other chores on how much detergent I should pour or where is the measurement cup from our Tide® container.

One thing I do want to bring up and especially for the ladies because Carmen would always freak out when I’d wash her super delicate clothes and that I would ruin them with my improper handling. Now she’s more comfortable that I use Tide® PODS™ + Downy® because the patented 3-chamber design, chemistries that are incompatible in the liquid form can now exist harmoniously in the packet until they are combined in the wash cycle thus enabling benefits that could never be achieved with liquid detergent.

Product Image - Tide PODS Plus Downy Tub

Even for me there are some clothes that I can get picky about and such is the case with my white clothes — for instance this t-shirt I am wearing now and I am happy that Tide® PODS™ + Downy® protects it during the wash.

As the healthy enthusiasts that Carmen and I are we use so much fitness apparel and we were happy to read that one of the key benefits of Tide® PODS™ + Downy® is that it is suitable for fabrics that traditionally cannot be washed with fabric softeners but could benefit from conditioning such as performance gear.

I am happy that I can do our laundry all on my own in between workouts or when I am running errands as it happened this past weekend. I was able to get so much done outside the house, but also inside the house thanks to Tide® PODS™ + Downy®, which make life easier when it comes to doing laundry.

The new Tide® PODS™ + Downy® is the first detergent packet to offer cleaning and protection from fading and stretching directly in the wash cycle, helping transform the washing machine into a safer place that cleans, conditions and protects the clothing you most love to wear.


You’ll want to know that Tide® PODS™ + Downy® is available in the iconic Downy® April Fresh® scent in food, drug and mass market retailers nationwide. The price is $11.99 for 32 ct.

In addition, it’s important to keep children safe around Tide® PODS™ + Downy® packets by following this simple rule: Keep them Up, Keep them Closed and Keep them Safe.

I hope that this information and post allows you to make your life a lot simpler and that you benefitted from learning how Carmen and I have changed our laundry ritual into a brand new one. Thanks to Tide® PODS™ + Downy® for giving me the security that I needed to be able to complete this essential house chore. Let me know when you’ll start using Tide® PODS™ + Downy® in your home or if you already have started using I’d like to hear your thoughts in the comments section.


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