I know a few of you make your own laundry soap – but I just can’t. I cannot add one more thing to my list right now, or something else (like sanity) will suffer. So we did a lot of shopping around and trying out of different things and I am really enjoying the ARM & HAMMER laundry products we were sent to review. I received the Ultra Power 4X Concentrated Laundry Detergent and have since picked up the Crystal Burst Power Paks Plus OxiClean.
Ultra Power 4X Concentrated Laundry Detergent
I really love using more highly concentrated laundry detergent. I feel like I’m not wasting my money buying water, the packaging is more environmentally friendly because the bottles are more compact, and it’s easier to store – especially when you are doing the volume of laundry that we do in my family. Win/win/win. The price is super reasonable – half the price of other brands and I like the smell of the laundry when it comes out. We’ve used baking soda as a laundry booster for a long time, so I like that this has the baking soda in the product already. Anything that saves me time and extra steps. The only downside we had with this detergent is the fact that my kids help with the laundry as one of their chore rotations and with a liquid detergent they are more likely to waste or use too much or spill it.
Crystal Burst Power Paks
This led us to the ARM & HAMMER Plus OxiClean Crystal Burst Power Paks. That’s a big mouthful to say “Super Awesomeness” because that’s what these are. I get all my cost-saving, clothes-cleaning goodness in easy-for-the-kids-to-not-waste little pre-measure paks. It’s genius. The 4-in-1 means that I have nothing more to add to the load and the paks make it impossible for my kids to accidentally use too much. The cost per load is slightly higher than the liquid detergent (You can get a coupon here), but the price of the ARM & HAMMER paks is much less than other single-load laundry things we’ve tried in the past. I love the OxiClean inclusion in this product too. Because, stains. Five kids + country living = stains galore.
Baking Soda in the Laundry
We use Baking Soda not only as a laundry boost to help control the pH level (making detergent more effective), but also to clean the inside of the wash machine. We’ve washed all KINDS of ….treasures….in our laundry. Gum. Crayons. Markers. Frogs. (I wish that last one were a joke) Diapers. (Ditto) About once a month or so I clean out the INSIDE of the washing machine – or as needed. 😉 Just like I would clean a delicate sink, I use baking soda and a wash rag to help get gunk, gum, or guts off the side of the washer so it will actually wash clothes again. Run it through a cycle empty to rinse away the unnecessary and viola! Clean and ready for heavy duty action again.
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We have saved money this year by switching to ARM & HAMMER and now one of you will have the opportunity to switch and save too. ARM & HAMMER is going to send one of you a $100 Gift Card so you will be able to replace your other brands with ARM & HAMMER products. Enter in the rafflecopter below. (US Residents only, 18 and older. Void where prohibited by law.)
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Disclosure – I was compensated for this post about ARM & HAMMER but all opinions and reviews are my own.