Know Thyself… And Get Your Laundry Done Right the First Time

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January 19, 2012 ‐ By Alexis Garrett Stodghill

African-American Woman Doing Laundry

There is nothing like laundry day. Some people like the ritual of schelping, washing and folding. These folks absolutely relish the sense of accomplishment that comes from transforming a pile of soiled garments into a renewed set of duds. Others dread the same activities as the most tedious form of torture. While these personality types seem to be opposites, the one thing both have in common is the desire to maximize their time. Both the happy folder and the woman who throws her freshly dried laundry in a corner until needed want to make sure that their laundry is totally refreshed in ONE load. ONE. Not two or three depending on what kind of stains are involved. Part of that success involves knowing how to treat your stains, but another part has to do with knowing more about you. The phrase “know thyself” was probably never meant to be applied to laundry, but it just happens to be one of those areas in which sufficient self-knowledge can save you an ample amount of energy.

How well do you know yourself when it comes to laundry time? Depending on who you are, one of these would be the best way to tackle your typical messes:

The Sports Diva

Can you throw like your brother, and fill out the curves of a dress like Serena Williams? If you love expressing yourself athletically, you know what its like to do a load of laundry and have it come out smelling not-so-fresh. Tide plus Febreze Freshness Sport is the perfect companion for your trip to the laundry room by helping to eliminate tough stains and odors from your clothes. Then you can spend less time in that dark basement and more time pumping iron at the gym.

The Natural Woman

If only 100% natural fabrics like wool, cotton or silk are fit to caress your supple skin, you will want to focus on the cold water wash and don’t forget to check your clothing for care instructions. To maximize the effectiveness of this temperature — which also happens to be great for the environment as this cycle uses less energy than warm or hot — you will want to pick a laundry detergent that cleanses thoroughly even in the cold. Tide Coldwater can help you save up to 50% of energy when switching to a cold water wash. No more getting angry over cold water washes not getting your beloved threads quite clean enough. More time for you.

The Pet Lover

Some of us women love our dogs. And our cats. And our hamsters. More power to you. But when it’s time to wash and dry the sheets, towels and slip covers that have played nest to your little brood, you are going to need something a little more powerful than pure love to help make those washables usable again. Tide plus Febreze Freshness delivers an outstanding clean with lasting freshness on all your clothes.

The Pefectionist

If you are the type of woman who throws a sweater away when it develops just a little pilling, you will need to do your laundry carefully to ensure that every item passes your continual scrutiny. It will be important to follow the care instructions to the letter every time you wash, and choose a detergent like Tide TOTALCARE, which is engineered to help keep your clothes looking like new. Nobody but us has to know that that shirt is several years old… With Tide TOTALCARE a side benefit is helping to keep your clothes looking like you just popped the tags off for much, much longer.

The Sensitive Artist

If you are so touchy that you’ll toss and turn all night if your sheets are too rough. Tide plus a Touch of Downy will ensure that anything you wash is just a touch softer, so you can maintain your spirit. Being comfortable in your own skin is a must. That feeling can start by properly laundering what goes on it.

The Bold & The Bright

If you love your whites and colors, you know that just one load of laundry done incorrectly can change fab to drab. It can be an intense challenge keeping whites and white and multi-hued shades popping — so much so that you might just want to give up. But you can easily win this fight by opting for Tide plus Bleach Alternative. Maintain the vividness of your jewel-toned favorites and the brilliance of your pure white gems in one easy step.

For your ever day needs, you can trust Tide with Acti-Lift to achieve that Tide clean that you have come to trust. Whatever product you choose, refine your washing machine into a finely-honed tool that exactly meets your needs by reflecting on who you really are. And then choose your Tide accordingly. Not everything in life can be so simple, but it’s nice to know that with just a tad of forethought, and the right Tide for you, laundry day can help you maintain your best looks with ease — no more eating away at your precious time.

What Tide type are you? Leave your comments below!

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  • AnnTUp

    Doesn’t this violate a Truth in Advertising principle  because this is a disguised blog post that’s actually a sponsored advertisement?
    Or are y’all giving Tide free advertisement?

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