*This post is sponsored by Proctor & Gamble and Family Dollar. I received a gift card and product samples to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own.
All moms are looking for two things – better ways to clean, and a great value. When you shop at Family Dollar, you can get both. At Family Dollar, you get a better clean for every dollar.
Family Dollar stocks the best new laundry products from trusted brands, including new and convenient fabric care options from Gain and Tide that offer extra benefits – like the best stain removal and great, new scents – and at great value pricing.
Family Dollar shoppers take pride in making their families’ look and feel their best, and clothes are an important part of that equation. Family Dollar offers the latest innovations in fabric care to assure your family has an affordable clean – a better clean for every dollar. The new P&G products will help keep your family’s clothes cleaner and are part of a regimen to keep them looking newer and lasting longer.
With four kids, I know a little something about needing clothes to last. When my oldest daughter and son get something new, I am hoping and praying the piece lasts so my younger son and daughter can wear it too. Here are a few tips to make your family’s clothes last a little longer:
1. Play Clothes!
Play clothes are essential. We typically pick up some items at second-hand shops or through hand-me-downs, and use those items for outdoor and messy play. Having play clothes allows us to keep our nicer “school” and “church” outfits looking their best.
2. Re-Purpose Clothes
Turn Daddy’s work shirt he no longer likes into an adorable shirt dress. Sew the top of jeans that fit in the waist, but not in length to another piece of material to make a super-cute skirt. Hem pants with holes in the knees into summer shorts. There are many ideas out there to creatively use clothes in new ways.
3. Art Smocks are a Mom’s Best Friend
I don’t care how “washable” certain craft items are – if paint, markers, or glitter glue sits on a piece of clothing long enough – it’s there for good. Invest in an art smock or two, and keep your child’s masterpiece on paper where it belongs!
4. Buy Quality Laundry Products
Here are a few quality laundry products that will keep your clothes looking newer longer:
Gain Flings : These three-in-one single-use flings include 50% more scent, an oxi boost and the freshness of Febreze, for long-lasting freshness and cleaning power.
Tide Simply Clean & Fresh : Offers a dependable clean and superior mal-odor removal
Tide Plus Collection : Tide + Coldwater Clean, Tide + Febreze Freshness, Tide + A Touch of Downy, Tide + Bleach Alternative, Tide + Febreze Sport, Tide + Ultra Stain Release
One lucky Chasing Supermom reader will get to sample a few of these great laundry products, as well as have the opportunity to shop the values at Family Dollar. One reader will win: $25 Family Dollar Gift Card, and a few laundry sample products that include Downy Unstoppables, Gain Flings, and a few samples from the Tide Plus Collection.
*Please note that Family Dollar is not available in every state. Click here for a store locator. (We do not have any in the Pacific NW, so I sent my gift card to my mother-in-law.)
*Tide photo courtesy of businessweek.com
I usually wash in cold water to keep our clothes lasting longer.
treat stains as soon as possible
I treat stains and wash in cold water.
I pretreat stains and flat dry delicate clothes.
I use cold water on colors to prevent fading.
I try to limit dryer time, and I treat stains as soon as possible after they occur.
I have our clothes in the dryer the least amount of time necessary.
we wash our clothes in cold water
I pretreat stains and wash in mild detergents.
I turn them inside out when I wash them and I hang dry certain items.
I wash our clothes in cold water
I turn some things inside out to last longer.
dry all logo shirts on the lowest cycle
I wash with cold water and mild soap.
If the clothes are just worn and not soiled, I use the shortest cycle possible and as little detergent as possible.
I line dry outside as much as I can.
I use cold water to make our clothes last longer.
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I air dry my clothes to make them last longer.
I wash in Cold water and I pretreat stains!
I make my families clothes last a little longer by washing in cold water.
I air dry my clothes when I can.
Hang dry them! Drying them wears them out faster!
I wash a lot of clothes separately, wash in cold water to avoid fading and soak and pretreat stained clothes.
I don’t wash until they’re dirty and usually in cold water.