Tide Coldwater Challenge

Tide is the laundry detergent brand my mom always used when I was growing up. Back then I didn’t think about “energy efficiency” or low electric bills. In fact, I normally left lights on all throughout the house without a second thought. Now that I’m living on my own though, saving money is very important to me so I’m glad that the same brand that my family trusted growing up is now one that is helping cut energy costs.

Tide has come out with a new product called Tide Coldwater that can get clothes clean with the added bonus of reducing your energy bill when you switch to washing your clothes in cold water. The new Tide detergent smells great and filled up my whole laundry room with it’s fresh scent. I washed a load in cold water and found that the clothes were just as clean as they would have been had I used hot water.

I think you should take the Tide Coldwater challenge and try washing clothes in cold water using this detergent and see what you think. Switching to cold water is an easy way to help the environment and save some money in the process!

(Disclosure: I received a sample and compensation from Tide and SheSpeaks but all thoughts about Tide Coldwater Detergent are my own.)

Help, My Child Is Buried Under The Laundry! {Wordless Wednesday}

Sinisa asked me if I really wanted to post this picture that shows how many dirty clothes I have to wash. You all know I’m going to keep it real {so don’t judge me because my laundry pile is larger than my child….}

Can you find Lucas?


How about now?

I’m not the only one with a huge pile of laundry to do am I?

Purex Complete Crystals Softener Review and Giveaway

As a Purex Insider, I had the chance to review the Purex Complete Crystals Softener. I normally don’t use fabric softener because I always forget to add it during the wash but my favorite part about these crystals is that they can be added at the beginning of the wash! Going in at the beginning of the wash means the crystals spend more time with your clothes so your clothes smell fresher for longer.

The crystals come in three scents: Fresh Spring Waters , Lavender Blossom , and  Tropical Splash. I tried the Fresh Spring Waters scent and loved the smell and a few days after washing my towels they still smell fresh.

Some more benefits of the Purex Complete Crystals Softener according to the site are that it has 92% natural ingredients and is free of oil-based softening ingredients. It also preserves the flame retardant benefits of your children’s clothes and keeps your white clothing from yellowing and graying.

Want to try it for yourself? You can buy it at Walmart or other local retailers or you could enter to win some here!


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(Disclosure: I received a sample of Purex Complete Crystals Softener to try in exchange for my honest opinion of the product.)