Five Simple Laundry Tips plus a $3 Tide Coupon!

This post is sponsored. All opinions are our own. 

Laundry is one of those things that never seems to end – especially in a house like ours, with a husband who works a demanding physical job, tween boys who are tween boys, and the endless towels we have to wash for swim team. To say I’m up to my eyeballs in laundry is an understatement. I’m always on the lookout for ways to make laundry a little easier and, of course, to save money.

We’ve partnered with Tide and Walmart to share some of our favorite laundry tips, plus share a great coupon that will allow you to save $3 on Tide Detergent and Tide PODS!

Never, ever overload your machine.

While it might seem like it would save time and money to cram as much into each load as you can, your clothes simply will not get clean when there isn’t enough room for the water and detergent to move around them. Use appropriate load sizes and the right amount of detergent for each load.

Wash new clothes in cold water.

New clothing items often have a tendency to bleed dye into other clothing in the load. With a cold water wash with similar colored items, you reduce the risk of ruining the rest of the laundry. Once you’re sure the dye has set well, then you can begin to wash in warm water, if appropriate for the fabric type.

Create a sorting center in the laundry room.

Have separate hampers or baskets for whites, lights, and dark colors. Make it part of everyone’s cleanup routine to sort their clothing into the appropriate hamper when bringing it to the laundry room. Even little ones can learn to sort their clothes, helping to save you time on wash day!

Fold into individual baskets.

How many times have you folded a stack of laundry, leaving it on the couch to be put away later and someone has knocked it over? We have completely eliminated this issue at our house by having a basket for each bedroom and sorting everything into the baskets as we fold. Even if things don’t make it all the way to the drawers and closet, at least they can stay folded until they make it to the proper room!

Make sure stains have been treated and removed before drying clothes.

Once you put a stained item into the dryer, you can pretty much kiss it goodbye. Be sure to do the best you can to pretreat stains before they set and double check the spots before drying. NEW Tide PODS® Ultra OXI Laundry Detergent is a great choice, with upgraded stain and removal power.



Want to add NEW Tide PODS® Ultra OXI Laundry Detergent to your laundry routine or simply want to save on your favorite Tide Detergent? Print one of these great coupons and head to Walmart to stock up and save, now through 2/9!

Get $3 OFF ONE Tide PODS (excludes Tide Liquid/Powder Laundry Detergent, Tide Simply, Tide Simply PODS, and Tide PODS 9 ct and below, and trial/travel size)

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$3 OFF ONE Tide Detergent (excludes Tide PODS, Tide Simply, Tide Simply PODS, Tide Detergent 10 oz and trial/travel size)

You can also take advantage of $3 off ONE Tide PODS with another coupon dropping in your Sunday paper this week!

Coupons cannot be combined, valid Feb 3- Feb 9




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  • Nate

    This is very helpful. I need to restock on Tide pods! Thank you for the tips

  • Nina

    I should work on number 1, I am guilty of shoving as much as I can in one load to try to get it done faster. haha But its true that it doesn’t get things as clean as if there was less in the machine to wash.

  • Megan Kerry

    I am so bad at overloading the machine!! I just want to get as much done as possible!! lol But I do always wash in cold water! Thanks for the tips!

  • Reese Woods

    So true about overloading the washing machine! I have been guilty of that one before. It’s no good!

  • Emmeine

    Great tips, thank you! I’d add washing at the correct temperature as well! Some things really do need high temperature (underwear, towels, etc.) but most clothes will make due with cold water. And it will help them last longer!

  • Chelle Dizon

    Yes I do agree with these washing tips. My Mama also told me we can squeeze some lemons to some stains before putting it in the washing machine.

  • Geraline Batarra

    Great deal, i really love using Tide for my laundry, it really smells good on my clothes and this $3 off is a big help.

  • Czjai Reyes-Ocampo

    That part about overloading is so true! Our old washing machine broke for that very reason. Someone in our household was too lazy to wash in batches.

  • Rebecca Sanchez

    im usually having a hard time doing laundry and even more when the clothes have stains but thank you for thte laundry tips!

  • Natalie L.

    Yes I love tide! I will definitely be using this!

  • Rachael Eberhardt

    Oh i love using these tide detergent especially the powdered detergent and liquid, i just find it more useful.

  • Megan

    Thanks for these! I haaate doing laundry but these tips might make it just a little easier 🙂

  • Amy-Lynn Denham

    Great idea folding into baskets. I do this too and it makes a BIG difference. Because yes, a lot of laundry just stays in a pile. I used to think that putting it in a pile in a child/teenager’s room would encourage them to clean it up but alas…… lol
    Amy-Lynn Denham, Freelance Business Coach

  • Kristen Frolich

    As a mom washing clothes for two little boys this makes me so happy to read. These are great tips and a coupon is always amazing!

  • Claire Lee

    Yes! Love Tide and Tide Pods are amazing. Every since I got the Tide Pods, I don’t use anything else!

  • Mickal

    I’m a major fan of tide pods! So finding them for a cheaper price sounds amazing.

  • Christa

    I love Tide detergent! I’m a crazy person who loves doing laundry. There’s something so satisfying about a pile of freshly washed clothes.

  • Erica ~ Erica Ever After

    We love a good coupon around this house! I am all for saving money on products we use everyday

  • Preet

    Tide is really a great line of detergent. We’ve been using this since I was a kid. Love this deal from Tide and Walmart.

  • Corina

    These are really helpful laundry tips mentioned in this blog. Thanks for sharing.

  • Shweta koul

    Thanks for sharing these amazing laundry tips, I’m going to share this with my friends.

  • Angie

    I had no idea about stains setting in after being dry. Will keep this tip in mind! I have a three year old so all her clothes get stained!

  • Elizabeth O

    I use this product for washing my clothes and it is very reliable and good use.

  • Elle

    I love using tide pods because no measuring is needed. It helps me get my laundry completed a little quicker and it makes my clothes smell good.

  • Kisha Stewart-Harris

    I’d never heard the tip about washing new clothes in cold water– I’m going to use that one. I do most of the others already, so I guess I’m on a roll! Thanks for sharing these.

  • Anjali W

    I have always been using tide, the product is really great. Thanks for sharing these ideas! Really very helpful.