Become a Pod person

By Mir
October 22, 2014
Category Hot Hot Hot!

Okay; as some of you know, we finally joined the Cult Of Costco about a year ago (even though we have to drive an hour to get there…), and I have been trying to make more of my bulk purchases there when time and prices allow. Last time we went, we bought a gargantuan container of organic (gentle, blessed by fuzzy bunnies and fairies) liquid laundry detergent, which is all good and well, except that my teens can barely lift it, plus it doesn’t always get out all their stains, and it’s not such a great savings if half of it end up on the floor. (“Sorry, Mom.”)

I prescribe to the “make it stupid easy” school of kids’ chores, which is why my husband and I now use the Giant Costco Detergent while I leave the kids with some Tide Pods for their laundry. It’s easy! Which means their clothes actually get washed. And right now, Amazon has several varieties of the 77-count pods marked down to $19ish, with a clippable $2 coupon, and then of course your Subscribe & Save savings on top of that. I got the Free & Clear ones for $14.32 shipped (after savings/tax), which works out to about $.19/load. Not bad.

And really, can you put a price on the kids doing their own laundry without making a mess? I think not.


  1. Anywhere you have to “drink an hour” to get to sounds awesome to me even if they sell less than effective organic laundry detergent!

    • Whoa, nice Freudian slip, me! Hahaha! Fixing now. 😉

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