It’s been several weeks since I first wrote about Tide Coldwater. I use Tide exclusively since I decided it made more sense to pay for a detergent that really worked instead of saving a few pennies and always being frustrated with laundry.
I already have a bad attitude toward laundry. I call it “Rage Against the Washing Machine”. Sometimes I’ll fold the same underpants for the hundredth time and think, “Good thing I got a degree in accounting.” Not a servant’s heart, but I’m working on it.
Tide and She Speaks recently sent me a bottle of new Tide Coldwater Free. The “Free” part means the detergent is free of dyes and perfumes. This is great for the people in my house with sensitive skin and noses. Like all the Tide products, Tide Coldwater Free is just detergent that works great.
And when thinking about saving pennies, there is something to using a better detergent. It can save you dollars over time.
Heating the water for a load of laundry accounts for 80% of the energy needed per wash load. Image how that adds up.
Did you know that if an average family switched to cold water for their laundry that it would save enough energy over a year to run a refrigerator for four months? That’s the same amount of energy it takes to charge an iPhone more than thirty thousand times. Think of all the Draw Something and Words With Friends that is. That’s probably a million Instagrams of your feet, your cat, and what you ate at a restaurant.
Being eco-friendly these days is pretty much just what we did as a matter of course growing up in the country without a lot of money. Now hanging laundry on a line is cool. When I was a kid, it meant breaking the icicles off the sheets in the winter.
Still, I’m glad that being energy-thrifty is now as popular as being smart with your money. I would love to replace our thirteen-year-old washer and dryer, but we’ll wait until they are dead-dead. Until that happy day, I’ll keep washing in cold with Tide.
If you need a new set of awesome laundry machines, check out this Tide Take A Load Off sweepstakes. You can enter once a day from now until May 13 by promising to wash in cold water. Each week a winner will receive a Maytag Bravos XL top load washer and dryer and a year’s supply of Tide Coldwater.
I’ll be entering every day too, so good luck to us all, (although more good luck to me).
Did you know I’m a VIP blogger for the Tide Take A Load Off campaign? I’ve received free product to review for this sponsored post, but all opinions are mine. I hope you enjoy learning about how Tide does a great job and helps you save energy.
If you live near New York City, Tide is sponsoring an event hosted by the actress Vanessa Lachey. There will be a laundry lounge from 8 to 4 on Wednesday, April 18, at Madison Square Park (near 23rd & Broadway). There will be educational displays and laundry experts.
I wonder if laundry experts have accounting degrees.
You fold underwear?
Sorry, I got hung up at that point.
Sorry, Paula. It’s one of my shortcomings as a human. For such a bad housekeeper, I do fold underwear.
I have everything in little bins on my closet shelves. I don’t use a dresser.
“If it’s free, it’s for me” –borrowed from my sister-in-law.
Sooooo, I’m missing the “how to” part of the “enter”. Sorry, these technically charged kinds of things throw me! Just tell me how to enter please…do I just hit the “like” button??
I checked it out again, Fern, and it’s a little tricky.
Go to Future Friendly (a Tide site) on FaceBook.
Like the page.
Click on the “Sweepstakes” button.
Click the button to make the Cold Water Promise.
Enter your info and click the box to accept the rules, then submit.
It will ask you if you want to post on your page, but i never do.