How to Use Laundry Pods the Right Way

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Tide Pods make laundry easier for you and your family, so trust us, learn how to use them. It may seem like a simple task to a person with basic knowledge of laundry, but if you don’t know how to do it properly, your clothes could end up in a pile on the floor.

We’ve got good news: you’re not the only one who doesn’t know what those laundry symbols mean. Certain products can make the task of doing laundry a little easier, but you can’t magically make your laundry disappear.

How to Use Laundry Pods the Right Way
How to Use Laundry Pods the Right Way

Learn how to use Tide Pods (or any other brand of laundry packet) correctly to get the most out of your detergent and save money in the process.

No mess. No measuring. EASY TO PUT IN THE WASH.

Space saving laundry machines are also known as compact washers, and they are ideal for people with small laundry rooms and crowded basements. Yes, you can master the art of laundry, including how to separate laundry, how to choose the best laundry detergent, and how to use fabric softener properly.

The benefits of using laundry pods

With so many different kinds of detergents available today, you should have no problem finding the right kind of detergent for your needs.

Powder detergent vs. pods, two main considerations are convenience and environmental friendliness. “Liquid laundry packets are great for consumers who are looking for laundry detergent in an easy-to-use, less-messy form in a premeasured amount,” says Tide senior scientist, Jessica Zinna, PhD.

“They are convenient to transport [for shared laundry facilities] and take the guesswork out of measuring with convenient, preportioned doses.” The format also “allows for the use of more-concentrated detergents,” she says. “This means less water in cleaning product formulas, which results in less packaging waste and less weight when transporting these products.” All of that makes them a good choice for the environmentally conscious.

How do Tide Pods work?

The pods are basically small plastic capsules which have a pleasant scent. When you place it in the washing machine, the pods will dissolve and release a liquid which has a pleasant scent.

Tide Pods are small and small capsules which have laundry detergent in them, they are very small and very light so when you put them in the washing machine they will float along the washer and you need to be careful while removing them because they will break into pieces if you pull them out from the machine and throw them away. They contain only 2.7 gm of laundry detergent and they dissolve easily. They are small and light because of this reason and don’t have any harmful chemicals.

They come in different scents like ‘Orange Freshness’, ‘Clean Clean’, and ‘Scented’, and they contain only 2.7 gm of detergent, which makes them safe to use.

How many Tide Pods per load is best?

Tide is the number 1 laundry detergent brand which offers several different products and services. The laundry detergent is one of the most important and useful product for household chores. A single load of washing machine costs around $50 and you need to pay around $3 for each of the pods.

There are thousands of users who are using Tide pods for their laundry but how much is it actually good for you and what is the best amount of pods to use?

1. How many pods per load?

For a single load, you need to use 6 to 8 pods and for 2 loads, it is recommended to use 12 to 16 pods. When you use these pods in your washing machine, you will get the best quality of clothes.

2. Amount of time to use the pods

When you will use a large amount of pods in a single load, then it will take longer time to get your clothes clean. So, if you are using large amount of pods in a single load then it will take more time and the price is high.

3. Quality of the clothes

Quality of the clothes and fabric used in the laundry will depend upon the number of pods you are using. If you are using a small amount of pods, then the clothes will be rough and it will damage your clothes.

4. Size of the clothes

The size of the clothes will also increase according to the number of pods you are using. If you are using less amount of pods then you will get big and fluffy clothes but if you are using a large amount of pods then it will shrink the clothes and it will be fine for delicate fabrics.

5. Cost

This is the biggest disadvantage of using Tide pods. If you are using a small amount of pods then it will cost you approximately $0.50 per pod but if you are using a large amount of pods then the cost will be around $1.80 per pod and you will spend more money in the process of using pods.

When to use laundry pods

You can use laundry pods to help speed up the load time of any type of laundry, from light to heavy. For your dirtier loads, Zinna recommends “liquid laundry packets like Tide Hygienic Clean Heavy Duty Power Pods because they deliver better performance with more concentrated cleaning ingredients.

Another option for deep-cleaning pods are Arm & Hammer’s Plus OxiClean Power Paks.


Liquid vs. powder detergent vs. pod: Which is cheaper?

Using liquid or powder laundry detergent is generally cheaper than using laundry pods. But there’s a caveat: “Liquid laundry packets are the easiest way to do laundry, but they are not the best option for long-term storage of clothing.” Zinna explains that these packs can dry out clothes over time.

Are laundry pods bad for your washer?

These are safe to toss in your washing machine. Not sure if you have an HE vs.
traditional washing machine? When it comes to laundry pods, they work in both. “Liquid laundry packets are safe to use [in] all commercial washing machines, including [high-efficiency] washers,” Zinna says.

Why didn’t the Tide Pod dissolve?

One cause of liquid laundry packets not dissolving in the wash is improper use, like adding them to the washer after your clothes are in.
You have a good reason for creating an issue with the packets because the film needs to be fully submerged in water.
That’s why knowing how to use Tide Pods properly can help. Your washing machine temperature may also be to blame. “If you are still having issues with dissolution, switch to warmer water during winter months or when water is especially cold,” Zinna suggests.

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