This is a sponsored post written by me as part of The DailyBuzz Moms Tastemaker Program on behalf of P&G.
I received a Target Gift Card to purchase products to review and have chosen to post about our experience which will result in monetary compensation.
Even though I have received products and compensation, all opinions are 100% honest and my own.
I have a small confession to make.
I have never, ever, never-ever-in-my-entire-life-EVER used…
I actually had no idea about how to even put it into the washing machine.
Do I add it after the wash cycle?
Where do I even put something like that?
It turned out that our machine actually had a handy little receptacle labeled, “Fabric Softener” and I could add it right at the same time as our detergent.
Well, that was a score! (These Kelly Ripa-endorsed washing machines WERE worth what we paid for them, after all.)
If you’ve read my blog before, you need but to run a search of “laundry” to find out that it’s not something I’m very good at staying on top of.
I can do a lot of stuff, and to a pretty high standard. I mean…I do a lot of stuff- like most moms.
Hmmm…. Let’s recap, Shall We?
You can see my laundry failure in…
- THIS POST where the pile keeps coming back and back and back,
- OR THIS POST where we learned how homemade moon sand turned into laundry super glue if you don’t wash it all out of your kids’ clothing first (tiny, itty bitty detail to remember),
- OR THIS POST where I flooded the kitchen with my sister’s dishwasher and nearly burned the house down cleaning the oven (wait, that’s not about laundry, but it’s close enough),
- OR THIS POST where we learned how a really huge laundry pile actually encourages children to play,
- OR THIS POST which ran on Scary Mommy about The Myth Of The Super Mom and my monstrous laundry pile was The Star.
So, knowing that laundry is not something that I normally get very excited about, and having never used fabric softener before in nearly four decades, I was looking forward to trying out the P&G products together which I had read were “BETTER TOGETHER“.
I tried the Tide ® Free & Gentle Detergent with Downy ® Ultra Silk Touch followed by the Bounce ® Free & Sensitive Dryer Sheets on a Summer outfit of a simple cream-colored top and fitted jeans that I planned to wear on a family outing to the movie theater.
I was really happy with the outcome!
All of the clothes, and especially the towels and throws, that were washed in the loads of laundry I did using the P&G products did come out much more soft to the touch!
Here’s that outfit that was washed with all three.
I actually SORTED my laundry this time, too (since I’m breaking with routine and going all out!)
No pink or gray top for this Momma-
I think all three products DID work “BETTER TOGETHER”.
For anyone who is “Laundry-Challenged” (like me), anything that helps you look forward to doing it is a major plus.
I’m pretty happy about the results of this product review.
I not only know how to combine some effective products, but I also know where the fabric softener receptacle is in our washing machine.
This experience MAY be enough to convince me to start sorting our laundry regularly so the color “white” is not simply implied, anymore.
I mean….WHO KNEW????!!!!
I feel that I can definitely recommend P&G’s Tide ®, Downy ® and Bounce ® as “BETTER TOGETHER”.
And, I also recommend sorting your laundry.
You Are Welcome, Folks!
So, I’m wondering….Have You Tried Tide ®, Downy ® and Bounce ® Together?
And….How Do You Sort Your Laundry Loads?
This post is sponsored by P&G. With Tide ®, Downy ® and Bounce ®,
you can keep your summer fashions looking new up to 50% longer.*
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*vs. leading value detergent alone