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When I was young, I had different chores around the house and most of the work was done on weekends. I would wake up to the smell of breakfast and the sound of music – both being my cue to get out of bed! We had to do everything from cleaning the house to pruning the roses in the yard. At a young age, my mother taught me how to do my laundry and iron my clothes. I remember her telling me that it was important skill to learn and I needed to take pride in how my clothes looked and smelled.
Nowadays, my family is always running around to school, work, baseball practice, etc. Once the weekend arrives we are pretty much out of the house shortly after sunrise and headed to a baseball diamond or a football field. There is no better sight than seeing a teen athlete proudly looking sharp in their vibrantly colored sports uniform before a big game.
Now that I am a mother and run my own casa, I truly appreciate what I learned from my mother. Even though I do not have any daughters I still feel that it is important to teach my teen boys how to wash their clothes in a way they come out sparkling clean. Also, it is important for them to take pride in how they look. That is one thing that I remember my madre always saying – always look our best.
Given how busy my family is, it’s important that our time doing laundry is quick and efficient, while getting the desired results of wonderfully smelling and super clean clothes. Tide Pods is a product that helps us do all of these things. As much as it saves time for me as a mom raising a family, my sons are learning how easy and fast doing laundry can be – something that they’ll have to know about when they are off to college and are mastering laundry their own.
Whenever it’s time for my teens to do laundry, I am always there with them monitoring their wash and giving them suggestions on how to do it safely. Here are 5 easy steps I take with my teens as we tackle a load of laundry.
Making Laundry Easy 5 Steps with Tide Pods
1 Sorting – Show them how to separate the white clothes from the color clothes into different piles. Explaining the results of mixing white baseball pants with a red shirt! What I love about Tide Pods is that they have been designed to work on all sorts of laundry conditions, and are safe for both whites and colors.
2 Reading the Label– It is important to know what types of fabrics they are washing and understand what type of care they need.
3 The Wash – Show them how to load the washer with clothes while not overloading. The premeasured pacs ensure the right amount of detergent every time. With Tide Pods, I will not have to worry about my teenager wasting detergent or making a mess.
4 Dryer– Show them what a lint catcher is and teach them how to clean it out. Have them place clothes into the dryer slowly while making sure to place garments aside that require hang drying. Lastly, teach them about the dryer settings and which clothing types correspond with each.
5 Folding– This is the best part! Showing how to fold shirts, shorts and pants while letting them know that is does not have to be perfect.
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