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5 Reasons You Should Always Wash Clothes in Cold Water

This post is sponsored by Tide. All opinions are my own.

Did you know that by washing clothes on a quick cycle in cold water, you can reduce energy use by 80% vs. the normal cycle? That’s one of the reasons you should always wash clothes in cold water and here’s 4 more reasons too!

Do you have a favorite laundry setting? I use the same type cycle for almost every single load of clothes that I wash and it might just surprise you! Even with 2 kids, stained play clothes, soccer jerseys, and my husband’s work uniforms, I always have my settings on quick, cold water cycles.

Washing clothes in cold water gets them clean.

One reason that might surprise you is the myth that washing in hot water results in cleaner clothes. I have to admit, I had always believed the myth myself up until a few years ago when I finally challenged myself to only wash in cold water and reading some amazing statistics on energy and money savings. Now I know that even with cold water and quick cycles, my clothes are just as clean as using warm water.

One of the most important factors when you’re washing clothes is your detergent choice and this is especially important when you start the switch to washing in cold water.

Tide PODS are actually especially formulated to wash in cold, quick cycles… that’s when they perform best!

Dramatically decrease your energy usage.

Did you know that there’s an 80% reduction in energy use when using the quick & cold vs. normal cycles?! I feel like that fact could convince anyone to take the #QuickColdPledge! Heating up the water is where most of your energy is used when washing clothes. So this switch will dramatically decrease your energy usage during laundry.

It saves money.

For that same reason, you’ll save money. You’ll save, not only on your energy bills, but I’ve found that I also save when it comes to buying detergent also. I never used those messy measuring cups, so I tended to use more detergent than I needed. With Tide PODS, there’s no measuring or pouring needed. You just toss the POD into the washer with your clothes.

It saves time.

With no measuring detergent, there’s a huge time save there too. It may sound silly, but once I started using Tide PODS I couldn’t imagine going back. They’re so easy to use, and again, specially formulated for quick cycles… which drastically cuts down on my laundry time as well.

Less greenhouse gas emissions.

Last but not least, using quick & cold cycles results in a 40% decrease in greenhouse gas emissions. Not only are you making laundry more convenient and less expensive on yourself, you’re doing your part in helping the Earth too.

If you’re still washing in warm or hot water, I encourage you to join me by taking the #QuickColdPledge!

To help get you started saving time and money right away, you can use the Flipp app to download a coupon for $2 off Tide PODS at Walmart!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tide at Walmart. The opinions and text are all mine.

Christina Gould

Friday 18th of May 2018

I've been washing in hot water, so I need to take this advice. Thanks for posting!