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UPDATED WITH VIDEO: How do you choose the right detergent for your family’s clothes?

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We gave moms Tide Free & Gentle Detergent and asked them to wash their family's clothes with it. Take a look at this fun video momtage that highlights some of our influencer's stories. Then,  tell us how you choose the right detergent for your family's clothes.



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by on Apr. 9, 2013 at 10:17 AM
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OliviasMommy611
by on Apr. 12, 2013 at 12:54 PM
I love tide!
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OliviasMommy611
by on Apr. 12, 2013 at 12:56 PM
I will also use gain because of the smell!
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Mrs.Bolin
by Gold Member on Apr. 13, 2013 at 7:00 PM
1 mom liked this

I make my own detergent. Cheaper and only have to make it every couple of months or sometimes longer depending. But i love tide and gain

mommyangel49
by on Apr. 14, 2013 at 11:34 PM

I have tried Tide Free and Gentle.  I have a hard time finding it.  It doesn't always get stains out. So as of February 2013 I use free liquid detergent from Watkins. I have a front load washer & dryer.  I don't use a lot of soap and it gets my clothes clean.

EarlGrayHot
by on Apr. 15, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Scent, gets clothes clean, cheapest.  Currently, and for a loooong time I've used Purex.  The truth is all major brands have about the same ingredients these days.  look for coupons, too. 

lga1965
by on Apr. 17, 2013 at 2:05 PM
I use the laundry detergent that is the least expensive. Or some that I have a coupon for. They're all pretty good.
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Flaca43
by Bronze Member on Apr. 19, 2013 at 9:40 AM

 I'm going to try this! DF, DS1 & DS3 are allergic to different laundry detergent. I think they might be okay with this!

emaylerocks76
by on Apr. 22, 2013 at 11:41 AM

I happen to believe it is all about trial and error. What you find makes your clothes the cleanest. I also am a scent person. I do the laundry so I want something that I love the smell of. What do you think?

whatIknownow
by on Apr. 22, 2013 at 2:19 PM

Their competitor, "All Free and Clear", gets consistently better reviews and is 40% cheaper. Do some googling, then buy the better product.

Bookoholic
by on Apr. 22, 2013 at 3:19 PM
I use arm and hammer as my laundry detergent, its not that I don't like free and clear soaps its that my clothes are always smelly when I use the clean and free stuff. I also have to pay at most $10 for more then 110 loads of laundry, the 110 size bottle lasts me almost three months.
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