The Laundry Deal- Tide PODS Review & Sweepstakes

As a mom of three girly girls, you already know my days are surrounded by dollies and dance performances, and you already know that I spend my "free time" sewing and baking, but have we ever discussed my laundry pile? NO? That's because it's a nightmare. Along with the sugar and spice I've got going on, I also have three girls who like to change their clothes....a lot! As soon as I get the clothes hung up or put away in their drawers, I walk back through their room, and there's a new heap of clothes. They bat their little eyelashes and promise to put away the clothes they've just changed into...for the tenth time today... And then the dog makes a comfy bed out of the pile of clothes and the cats find fluffy, little socks to drag through the house, and the clothes have to go back into the overflowing laundry basket. That's the way it goes. Sometimes I get overwhelmed and the voice in my head screams, "I can't catch up!" And sometimes, I just ignore the piles and close myself in my sewing room, and contemplate if I'm a success as a housekeeper/mother if I just sew up something for the girls to wear instead of battling another load of laundry. In addition, we are on the go so often during the week. Sprinting between school drop-offs and pick-ups, gymnastics, the grocery store, the fabric store, playdates...I don't have time to be digging through clothes that are stained or dingy. I want to be able to throw on my outfit and stand out looking fresh and "together" throughout the day. When I get home, I want to spend as little time doing the laundry as possible. When I was introduced to Tide Pods laundry detergent, I was excited by the prospects of a little something new to curb my bad laundry habits and help to keep my clothes stand out clean and bright! Tide Pods have been easy to use, with their 3-in-1 cleaning power-- they clean, brighten, and fight stains all with one squishy packet. I just pop the packet into the washing machine basin along with the clothes and hit go on my machine. They're quick and efficient to use, without needing to pre-treat my stains or worry about all the dripping from a pourable detergent.

It's also nice to have a brightener included in the detergent, particularly given the number of times I rewash the same clothes (dirty or not!) Tide Pods leave our clothes clean and smelling fresh. I also have to admit that the detergent pac is super fun to squish when I pop it in the machine! Even my husband seems to have picked up a newfound burst of laundry-washing motivation! We've got a lot of years of laundry ahead of us, a lot of years of dress-up (every five minutes), and a lot of years of dressing for on-the-go; it's nice to know there's a detergent working to make our clothes stand-out ready when they come out of the machine.

Would you like to win a $100 Visa Gift Card?  To enter for this giveaway, Tide wants to know:

What is your favorite outfit to stand out in?

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This sweepstakes runs from 11/1 - 11/25.
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  1. I stand out when I wear my New York Times rainboots. They have newspaper print all over them!

  2. I feel like I stand out when I wear my 3 inch tall boots (I’m 5’9″ in my bare feet), black leggings, and top with a sweatheart neckline.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  3. I stand out for sure on a rainy day in my bright pink rain coat and lime green rain boots!

  4. akronugurl says:

    i stand out in my white pants!

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  6. Jessica To says:

    My favorite is skinny jeans, boots and a sweater.
    reklaw422 at hotmail dot com

  7. I stand out when I wear my favorite dress and high heels

  8. Tiffany Winner says:

    my favorite outfit is my pink lace dress

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  10. Courtney B says:

    i like my little black dress and heels

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

  11. Courtney B says:


    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

  12. B. Wilson says:

    Bright colors and dresses.

  13. Tj and Amy says:

    I stand out when i wear my black and white maxi dress with my orange belt.

  14. Tj and Amy says:
  15. I don’t think I have a stand-out outfit! But I need one!

  16. I made a lime green jacket that I wear with black pants and a black shirt that I think is one of my best outfits. Either that or my new safety yellow sweatshirt that I had embroidered. No one will lose me in the crowd.

  17. Not a sweepstakes entry, just some advice from someone who’s been in your shoes. When my kids were little and our laundry got out of control, my girlfriends and I would plan a “Girls’ Night Out” at the laundromat. We all had washing machines at home, but it can take hours to get through all of the backed logged laundry. At the laundromat you can do 8 loads of wash at once. We’d all bring snacks and our wash. We’d play cards or just chat until it came time to fold everything down. Then we’d all pitch in until all of the wash was folded down or on hangers. Much faster to fold sheets when you have two people. Sure, it cost us money, but no more than if we had all gone to a movie, we had a lot of fun, and we could see the bottom of the clothes hamper,even if only for a couple of hours. Now that we’re only two of us, the laundry stays done, but I sort of miss the “wild nights” at the Superwash.

  18. i love my green and blue striped sweater dress

    karinaroselee at gmail dot com

  19. carmen @ life blessons says:

    A favorite outfit of mine (at least for fall) is a good pair of skinny jeans + pretty leather boots + simple top + scarf. Simple but stylish!

    lifeblessons -at- gmail -dot- com

  20. Anonymous says:

    red maternity skinnies and a striped shirt! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  22. Rebecca Graham says:

    I stand out in bright florals.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

  23. Lisa Brown says:

    I love flared jeans and platforms.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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  25. Melissa O. says:

    A delicious cashmere sweater, skinny jeans, and my heeled boots.

    wolverina401 at gmail dot com

  26. chambanachik says:

    Usually a little black dress! :)

    chambanachik at gmail dot com

  27. my favorite the limited dress

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  29. I love my not so average LBD to stand out!

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

  30. My favorite outfit to stand out in is my Boden dress which has lots of bold color – I get so many compliments every time I where it.

  31. My black dress with black & gold color embroidery applique is my favorite outfit to stand out in. Thanks for this giveaway!


  32. My favorite outfit to stand out in is a classic vintage dress that is very chic.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  33. I like to stand out by wearing pink or purple t-shirts or sweaters because they are brighter than my usual wardrobe, and I usually just pair them with dark jeans.

  34. I like to wear jeans, tshirt and boots.

  35. My zebra jacket and jeans.

  36. black pants and chunky heels

  37. I love to stand out in a ruffly poet’s shirt and a patterned gypsy skirt. Something with purple and black, touches of gold and green.

  38. My favorite outfit to stand out in is skinny jeans and a blazer.

    pokergrl8 at

  39. Black skinny jeans with blazer and boots.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  40. Kelly Massman says:

    I have a great dress to wear on my first cruise this December. Thanks for a chance to win and have a great day!

  41. I love jeans, a great t-shirt and a colorful sweater on top. OH and super cute heels!

  42. linda brooks says:

    My dark red shoes with my white and red jumpsuit

  43. Colleen Boudreau says:

    My hot pink blazer & skinny jeans.

  44. I love my skinny jeans and a poncho this time of year.

  45. tweeted:

  46. Nicole Larsen says:

    My red dress with my red strapped shoes to go with it!

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  48. Kristie Clower says:

    I don’t like to stand out. My favorite outfit is something that helps me fade into the background. I’m very happy in my jeans or yoga pants and nursing tank. Almost everything I own is grey, black, dark blue, dark green or brown.

    I do love when my 3 year old dresses herself. I don’t have the confidence to pull of a hot pink shirt(worn backwards), green leggings, a rainbow tutu, mismatched socks, red legwarmers & shoes on the wrong feet but she rocks it.

  49. When I wear my orange top and orange shoes

  50. I like my hello kitty hoodie with skulls, I wear it with black pants. Thanks for the review and giveaway.
    songyueyu at gmail

  51. I love the right pair of jeans and a comfy t-shirt. I probably don’t stand out, but I’m definitely comfortable!

  52. I love my black slacks and one of my rich jewel tone sweaters.
    bingomamanorma at gmail dot com

  53. Thomas Murphy says:

    I like to stand out in a nice suit.


  54. Thomas Murphy says:
  55. White shirt, dark blue jeans, black blazer and I add a pop with bold statement jewelry or funky shoes!

  56. karenmed409 says:

    I like to stand out in my favorite jean, black boots and a black cowl neck sweater

  57. I love my holiday dress – its black and lacy – and i wear it with my favorite heels
    mermont84 at

  58. Jammie Morey says:

    my pink blouse, and black slacks! sweepmorey at gmail dot com

  59. Jammie Morey says:
  60. Black slacks with a turquoise chenille sweater.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

  61. I like to stand out in a red velvet top, black jeans and knee-high black cowboy boots.
    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

  62. I like to wear jeans, polo shirt and my smile.

    hlee99 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  65. angie lilly says:

    My clothes are very basic: lots of olive and gray pants with chocolate and black t-shirts. What I use to stand out is my accessories. I am a sucker for indie artsy handmade jewelry. I chunky necklace or some sparkly dangle earrings are what stand out about my outfits. Throw on a hand knitted cap with cat ears and I am set to go!
    14earth at gmail dot com

  66. angie lilly says:

    I tweeted here:
    14earth at gmail dot com

  67. I have a hot pink twill rain coat that I love to wear with jeans and a white t so I can stand out(:

  68. MCantu1019 says:

    I like wearing my black shirt, black leggings, and black sandals.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

  69. I love standing out in a white sweater paired with black jeans.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  70. I Tweeted this giveaway:
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  71. Tweet –

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

  72. i love the to dress up but i never really have a reason to

  73. i love to stand out in bright bold colors or animal prints

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

  74. i tweeted here:

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

  75. What is your favorite outfit to stand out in?
    Definitely RED!!!

  76. I love to stand out in my BRIGHT pink sweater. Makes me feel like a rockstar :)

  77. Courtney B says:

    i like a little black dress with bright red heels

  78. Courtney B says:
  79. I love to stand out in my black flower leggings and long denim shirt and I wear my nude pumps with it.

  80. yoga pants and several tees

  81. One Frugal Girl says:

    The outfit doesn’t matter nearly as much as the jewelry. I find if I wear a pretty necklace or earrings I feel confident and happy. As long as my clothes are neat and clean I think the accessories make an outfit stand out more than anything else.
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

  82. One Frugal Girl says:
  83. Orange sweater, black t-shirt, Lucky jeans. s2inamug at aim dot com

  84. My fave go-to pieces are white capri’s. I live in south Florida and wear them all year, dressed up or down with tops, shoes and accessories.

    mybeachylife at gmail dot com

  85. LAMusing says:

    I stand out in dark jeans, white shirt, blazer, boots and a bold piece of statement jewelry!

  86. anything with my tan shawl over it! Thanks for a super giveaway!
    My email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  87. Tweeted:
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  88. I like to wear my stained glass blouse and soft black pants when I go out to a concert. Comfortable, pretty and I get compliments on it.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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