Tide Pods Review + A Giveaway!

My husband and I have a lot of laundry each week. I hear this only gets worse when you add kids to the picture. . .but for now I’m even having trouble getting all of our clothes washed, dried and folded each week.

We have really committed to working out the past several months, which is great, but it adds a whole new layer to our laundry pile. On top of daily outfits, we have work out attire, comfy “around the house” wear, and dress clothes. Each category requires sorting, different wash cycles and the possibility of hanging to dry or not.†

I’m pretty picky about how things are washed, whether they are hung to dry or thrown right in the dryer, and if they need to be steamed or ironed. We have three laundry baskets, one for whites, one for darks, and one for “specials”. I’m the only one allowed to touch the “specials” basket. And that’s because it’s all my clothes in there!

I’ve never been particularly enthusiastic about one brand or type of detergent because all I want is for my clothes to smell nice and be clean. I’ve tried the generic brand, a high end brand, and everything in between. I usually buy in bulk at Costco whichever is cheapest. The one constantly annoying thing that happens to any brand of liquid detergent, however, is the leaks and drips that fall out of the nozzle. I can’t stand it when I grab the detergent and have residue all over my hands.†

I recently got the opportunity to try Tide Pods. I loved the ease of just throwing a pac and and turning the machine on. Plus, there is no mess.†

I was surprised to learn it’s the only 3-chamber unit dose on the market. And that one pac removes more stains than 6 caps of the liquid bargain brand.*

Based on stain removal performance of 1 pac of Tide Pods vs. 6 doses of the leading liquid bargain brand base variant in a standard top loading machine.

Each pac brightens, cleans, fights stains, and leaves our clothes smelling fresh! And even though the pac looks small, it’s powerful enough to clean even the largest loads of laundry.

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What is your favorite outfit to stand out in?


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  1. says

    Right now, my favorite outfit to stand out in is a long sweater with a little bit of sparkle, leggings, and my cognac colored boots. I love them so much!!

    limikemp (at) gmail (dot) com

  2. says

    I love a good white top and killer jeans, a pair of fabulous boots with a killer tote and let’s not forget a great pair of earings with a fun up do… start to a perfect day!

  3. says

    I like a simple top, great pair of dark jeans, and then a fun pair of shoes! I love all the variety in affordable flats this year, really makes it fun and easy.

  4. Melissa says

    I love a cute and simple sweater with a dark pair of blue jeans and a comfy pair of flats. Thanks! MJ0684(at)hotmail(dot)com

  5. says

    I love when I can find skinny jeans that fit just right–if they do, I wear them with everything. (If they don’t fit right, they end up being the worst piece in my closet.)


  6. says

    I’ve been trying to add more color to my wardrobe. Teal and purple together are a standout combinations.

    Katesadventures (at) gmail (dot) com

  7. Lauren says

    Dark jeans, any type of tank top/cami, a sweater, boots, gold watch, and a statement necklace (always makes an outfit!). Love mixing summer tops with fall weather!!

    lehaller (at) gmail (dot) com

  8. says

    My favorite outfit is my charcoal jumper with a long sleeve floral button up under it, with coordinating tights and flats!

  9. Anonymous says

    Kate, they only bad thing about the pods is you have to be careful they dont stick together in the container. if they do when you pull them apart very carefully, they rip and spill everywhere. Happended many times. I sure thought they were a great idea and the concept is great. I went pack to poweder.


  10. says

    I feel like I stand out when I wear my 3 inch tall boots (I’m 5’9″ in my bare feet), black leggings, and top with a sweatheart neckline.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  11. says

    My new fall classic: Black leggings, brown boots, oversized white shirt and a mustard sweater! 😀 And of course rockin some small things hairstyle! 😀


  12. Jessica says

    I love bright colors in fall! I think accessorizing with cozy scarfs and hats can really help your outfit pop!

  13. says

    Black cashmere sweater, boot cut jeans, leopard print flats, and an infinity scarf – modern classic!

  14. says

    Now that the weather is cooler my stand out outfit is leggings with my FAVORITE camel boots and a cute top or dress. I feel confident and comfortable!

  15. says

    Oh my gosh… isn’t laundry the WORST?! I don’t know how people with kids do it. It’s only me and my overgrown man-child (husband) and I can barely keep up!

    My favorite outfit is my zebra-stripe dress. I can dress it up with heels and tights, or dress it down with flats and a cardigan! I love it!

    rebecca.a.scheel (at) gmail (dot) com

  16. says

    I love standing out in all kinds of fun patterned scarves! They go with anything since the trend is to mix and match different clashing patterns!

    meeshelle (at) me (dot) com

  17. Liz says

    Black cami, black cardigan, black leggings, cognac boots and a leopard scarf! So “in” this season!

    elizabethbarklage (at) yahoo (dot) com

  18. says

    These Tide pods seem amazing. I’m the worst when it comes to laundry. Absolute worst. I’m glad I’m not alone!

    I recently purchased a black dress from Francessca’s. It has the most adorable petal sleeves. I’ve been able to mix it up with different accessories and shoes. I absolutely love it and it makes me feel great! :)

    Email is: areneknight(at)gmail(got)com

  19. says

    my black skinnies, a simple white top with my red blazer and booties. It’s transitional from work to play which is what I love about it.

    cmeloni5 (at) gmail (dot) com

  20. says

    Be careful though-Tide Pods have ruined at least five of my white shirts–the blue in this stained them and it won’t come out!

    My favorite outfit is a nice dress, dark tights, and boots!


  21. Anonymous says

    My favorite outfit, right now, is leggings, a big slouchy sweater, and my Minnetonka fringe boots.


  22. says

    My favorite outfit to stand out in is: my bright coral circle skirt with a Swiss dot white blouse. I wear a light brown belt and brown flats. Cute and comfy!

    Ranchgal182 (at) aol (dot) com

  23. Kristin says

    My favorite outfit to stand out in is the outfit I wore on my first date with my husband. Striped dress, tights, boots and a belt. It brings back wonderful memories.


  24. says

    I like to stand out by wearing pink or purple t-shirts or sweaters because they are brighter than my usual wardrobe, and I usually just pair them with dark jeans.

  25. says

    I know this sounds really silly, but I love wearing a baseball jersey of my grandson’s team. I feel connected to my family and all the other parents/grandparents that are there.

  26. says

    I have a fav maternity dress from Target that I’m currently loving. I still feel sexy in it even though I’m 8 months pregnant.
    lisahoeme (at) gmail (dot) com.

  27. says

    Its hard NOT to stand out when you’re 7 months pregnant – but I like to sport a cute cardigan, some skinny jeans with some cute boots and a chunky scarf with some cute dangly earrings.

    eds822 (at) cccb (dot) edu

  28. Anonymous says

    My favorite outfit to stand out in is this dress that I got on eBay. It’s one of those dresses that feel and look as if it was made just for you. Sometimes it’s not just the look but the fit that makes all the difference!


  29. Anonymous says

    My favorite outfit right now is a new fall sweater dress with boots and tights. I LOVE Tide- it is the only stuff our family uses. I’ve never tried the Pods!

    Sitesx6(at)aol(dot)(com) Is that how to leave my email?? eeeek

  30. says

    My favorite outfit is anything I feel confident in… If I feel confident, I stand out!!

    I always feel great wearing skinny jeans with boots, a cute top with a scarf, and great accessories!


  31. Anonymous says

    Kate seriously, we must be secretly related, lol. This post sounds exactly like something I would write. Our laundry anxieties are identical! I live tide pods too for the simplicity and scent!

  32. Anonymous says

    Kate seriously, we must be secretly related, lol. This post sounds exactly like something I would write. Our laundry anxieties are identical! I live tide pods too for the simplicity and scent!

  33. says

    I love standing out with my brightly colored pants, leather boots, and neutral sweater. With pearls of course! The pants literally brighten my day!

  34. says

    I love pairing my light washed denim button up with a very simple ivory glitter/sequin skirt! With some colorful accent jewelry, i feel as bold as can be!


  35. says

    I’ve gotten a lot of good ideas from you and your blog–thanks! But my fave is black leggings, cute boots or flats (depending how my feet are feeling at the moment), oversized khaki colored sweater, and an animal print scarf, with a bright colored skinny belt or earrings.
    Theresa – theresafano@hotmail.com

  36. says

    i normally wear outfits that i don’t stand out in. but i guess my favorite one was inspired by your polka-dot white sweater from old navy. i pair it with dalmatian flats for a really fun look! my email is sydni(dot)jackson7(at)gmail(dot)com

  37. says

    Favorite outfit: brown riding boots, black leggings, fitted blue and white dress with blue jean button up over it.


    Definitely trying these Tide things…

  38. says

    It’s been a little harder to “stand out” in my maternity wardrobe, but I have a maternity “basic black dress” that I can dress up or down, put with flats or boots, glam up for going out or leave on its own for lounging about, and it is the greatest.

    mrsreschke0302 (at) gmail (dot) com

  39. says

    I don’t typically like to stand out but I guess my favorite outfit to wear is slouchy boots, Jeggings, and a cute top.


  40. says

    Currently my outfits of choice center on skinny jeans/leggings with either a big sweater or chambray with a cute scarf and of course boots!


  41. says

    jeans, good boots, and sweater with good purse!

    *** kate, have you tried the DOWNY stopables, you throw them in your washing machine and your clothes smell amazing. i love to use them on my bedding!

  42. Anonymous says

    Dressy slacks, colorful sweater, black high heels!! And of course cute jewelry!!!


  43. Anonymous says

    I love your blog andyour hair/clothes ideas…but sometimes I feel like you are pushing the Mary Kay/Tide like you’re getting paid for it. I’m don’t mean this super harshly, its just an observation that sometimes your love of stuff doesnt always ring true. Unlike yesterday’s necklace post, which seemed super honest.

    • Jackie says

      Yeah, I hate the sponsored posts too; they just sound so scripted and completely opposite her usual personality. At least she keeps them to a minimum though.

  44. Grace Caroline says

    Hey! I dont know if this is a touchy subject or anything, but I was just wondering if you are ever thinking about adding kids to the picture?

    Im so sorry if this is too private or if its a touchy subject! Not trying to be snoopy, just curious.Have a Great day! God Bless!! :)

  45. says

    I use these tide pods ALL the time for the simplicity!!! Forget worrying about the mess, i’m more worried about the weight!There is no way in (you know what) I’m lugging around a value bulk liquid detergent up and down 2 flights of stairs plus my laundry (I live in an apt). The tide pods= life saver! seriously! jessicaoyager (at) gmail (dot) com

  46. says

    Skinny jeans, short sleeve grey sweater, leather jacket and black high heels. Paired off with an elephant necklace from Bauble Bar that I love.

    becarr50 (at) gmail (dot) com

  47. Anne Kovacs says

    I love wearing a dress with my lucchese boots and a necklace as a stand out outfit! anne (dot) kovacs (at) gmail (dot) com.

  48. Nikki Howser says

    Whenever I want to feel good about myself I wear my favorite black tee. It’s got a beautiful but simple neckline and makes me feel skinny!

  49. Anonymous says

    A “stand out” outfit for me would include my favorite denim jacket and my gunmetal grey riding boots! Some black base layers and a scarf and I’m set!


  50. says

    I just got my first packet of Tide Pods-can’t wait to finish my current detergent to try these!

    Go to outfit: comfy-love the loft lounge line.


  51. Amanda Lovett says

    My outfit is my Miss Me jeans and a white shirt that has pearls and silver stuff across the V- neck line!

  52. says

    I love comfy clothes, but for special occasions I like to wear a simple, knee-length black dress with 3/4 length sleeves. Very cute with some gold sparkly flats. reblef1(at) gmail (dot) com

  53. says

    I don’t have a stand-out outfit that I know of! My go-to right now is dark jeans, any sort of top or cardigan, and a scarf:)

  54. says

    I love to use lavender scented 7th Generation laundry detergent. It’s better for the environment, and unlike Proctor and Gamble, 7th Generation does not conduct cruel tests on animals.

  55. says

    my favorite outfit to stand out in in a beautiful floor length printed dress in jewel tones that i wear to fancy weddings. thanks for the opportunity!

    Jennifer P
    jennifer (dot) patota (at) gmail (dot) com

  56. Krista J. says

    I just got some new clothes from The Buckle and right now my favorite item is a pair of jeans, I’ve never had jeans that fit so well! They are also super slimming, and I feel like a model in them!


  57. says

    Long sleeved black lace dress from Modcloth and red pumps and a red flower in my hair! It makes me feel like I’m from another era!

    katie11189 (at) gmail (dot) com

  58. says

    Long sleeved black lace dress from Modcloth and red pumps and a red flower in my hair! It makes me feel like I’m from another era!

    katie11189 (at) gmail (dot) com

  59. says

    My husband and I also have a ton of laundry to do! this seems so simple, i’ll have to try it out!! My favorite outfit is my skinny jeans, boots and any shirt that i can pair a scarf with! I am a sucker for scarves!
    hrawlings (at) gmail (dot) com!

  60. says

    My favorite outfit is my Black and white polk a dot dress. I feel so pretty when I wear it. It is from Forever 21 and I feel like it matches everything! It is perfect for every season and every event. I love it!


  61. says

    I’ve got to say that I LOVE Tide pods!

    And my outfit to stand out in for now is a bright cheery colored cardi paired with some dark skinnies and my black boots.

  62. says

    I love to stand out in dark skinnies, boots, a white shirt and a colorful scarf. The simplicity of the white shirt paired with the scarf makes for a fun outfit!


  63. says

    Right now my favorite stand out outfit is my red jeans and a denim shirt. Later, when I lose weight, my favorite outfit is white skinny jeans and a flowy gold and tan shirt. Can’t wait for that day to come again

  64. Jennifer Hubbs says

    I’m not much of a “stand out” person…more of a “hope I don’t have my child’s grimey handprint or snot on my shirt” kind of a gal. Lol! But I do love a good pair of dark jeans, dark top and a cute scarf!

  65. says

    When I want to stand out, I pull out my red tights, a cute dress, and oxfords. Being a designer lets you get away with a lot when it comes to workplace attire. 😉

    sarahbcoop (at) gmail (dot) com

  66. says

    My favorite outfit to stand out in is my Boden dress which has lots of bold color – I get so many compliments every time I where it.

  67. says

    My favorite is a dress I got at New York and Co. It’s an unusual pattern of gold, tan and black. I get so many compliments on it!
    lionmb (at) aol (dot) com

  68. says

    My your favorite outfit to stand out in would be a little black dress…I need to keep it real black though. :)

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  69. says

    black dress, grey shoebooties and textured tights, if i’m chilly. hair down with a little wave and some serious eye makeup. love the blog! jessafran (at) gmail (dot) com

  70. Anonymous says

    I love and probably over wear, black leggings, chambray shirt, cream cardigan, w/ my jewel tone teal scarf, and cognac colored boots! Ponpon

  71. says

    Possible duplicate as I couldn’t find my comment from yesterday.

    I like to feel comfortable and I love to wear my favorite chocolate cords and a bright chenille sweater.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

  72. says

    I like to wear my stained glass blouse and soft black pants when I go out to a concert. Comfortable, pretty and I get compliments on it.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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