Sponsored: Tide supplied free samples to UrbanMoms and the Go2Girlz panel for trial and review
Laundry. It seems like a never-ending job. Add kids’ clothing into the equation and you’ve got stain removal and dinginess to contend with as well. Trying to get your children’s clothes clean and bright can turn into a job that takes ages: pre-treating stains and then soaking in brightener before you even turn on the washing machine!
Which is why the Go2Girlz product testing panel at UrbanMoms was very intrigued when offered the chance to test new Tide Pods: detergent + stain remover + brightener in one. We’ve seen lots of laundry products before that claim to be able to treat stains and brighten clothes all while getting your laundry smelling fresh and clean, but we haven’t actually seen all that many that can truly live up to that claim. So yeah…the Go2Girlz were eager to put Tide Pods through their paces and see what they could really do, and one hundred real-life moms did just that!
Tide’s reinventing the way you do laundry! New Tide Pods clean, fight stains, and brighten in one. No more pouring, no more spills–just toss one in. It’s that easy! Tide’s innovative, new multi-chamber design separates ingredients until they hit the wash for outstanding cleaning power, which means no more messy mixing and pouring (and spills!). New Tide Pods dissolve quickly in front & top load machines, in any temperature of water (even cold) and is available in three scents: Spring Meadow, Ocean Mist & Mystic Forest.
But were Tide Pods able to live up to this claim in real life? That’s what the Go2Girlz set out to discover – putting them to the test with load after load of dingy, stained and smelly laundry. The verdict? Well, let’s let Go2Girlz member Maria, a mom of 2, tell you in her own words: “Easy to use. No measuring required. Light weight! Surprisingly works great!!” And she wasn’t the only one. In fact, our product testing panel agree: Tide Pods do what they say they will. In fact, nearly all of our testers would recommend this product to a friend and would (many already have) buy it for themselves again.
So our real-mom testers loved Tide Pods, but what about the rest of the family? Lots of our testers reported much more willingness by husbands to help with the laundry (go figure). Lori tells us this story about her daughter’s reaction: “I didn’t tell my daughters that I had switched to this type of detergent & right away my 9 year old daughter exclaimed that her sheets smelled really nice like her friend at school – I guess she must use Tide as well!” Guess it was a hit with the kids, too!
But let’s let the Go2Girlz do the talking…here’s what they had to say about new Tide Pods in their own words:
Wow, these are amazing! They are so easy to use, and have stain fighters built in too; plus they smell great! – Pam, mom of 2
I think the Tide Pods are fantastic! They’re sort of the iPad of the detergent world, really futuristic looking and they sort of make you WANT to do laundry, which is a rarity in my house! I think the no-mess factor is great and they would be a fantastic way to teach my kids how to help with the laundry!! – Michelle, mom of 2
After the very first Tide Pod I used, the first word out of my mouth was ‘Incredible!’ How could such a small pod replace detergent, brightener and stain fighter… Incredibly it did! – Maria, mom of 2
It’s so handy to just throw this in the washing machine. When I use liquid detergent I have to be careful that I don’t pour it on the clothes or sometimes I can get spots or stains on the clothes. – Debbie, mom of 1
I can just grab a pod and chuck it in the laundry with it. Makes for one less step and less mess in measuring soap. So if I only have a second to throw stuff in the washer this helps! – Emily, mom of 2
All mothers are time-pressed…so anything that will make things easier and simpler are great! With this little pod, there’s no worry about keeping an eye on your busy toddler while trying to measure and pour messy detergent from a big jug! Just pop a Pod into the washer! So much easier. – Julia, mom of 2
It’s so easy to use and it works. Clothes are clean and smell nice. – Carrie, mom of 2
It removes stains (even old ones that didn’t come out before), you don’t have liquid dripping all over the place. – Cindy, mom of 2
What stood out to me the most? The smell – I washed our sheets & bedding & they still smell yummy 3 days later! – Lori, mom of 4
The smell is amazing, very quick and easy to use, pop it in the load and voila! – Jan, mom of 3
Easy and convenient. Now hubby can even help with laundry, no measuring required! – Heather, mom of 2
Overall a great product & I am thankful that you chose me to test these. With having 4 kids in the house, I am constantly doing laundry. Now I’m folding with a smile on my face because I just love the fresh scent of this product! – Lori, mom of 4
I can’t tell you enough how amazed I am with the products. My children’s clothes have never been cleaner. My whites have never been brighter. Laundry just became a whole lot easier! – Maria, mom of 2
Removed a awful stain on my fave blouse – no issues! – Tania, mom of 1