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How to Use Tide Pods Correctly

Tide pods are one of the most convenient and popular ways to wash your clothes. They are affordable and easy to use and remove time-consuming steps for laundry. Because let’s face it, who enjoys laundry after a hard day at work?


The tide pods are premeasured, and guess what? They don’t leave a mess. How convenient is that? They are a fantastic three-in-one laundry solution; however, if you are new to the world of tide pods, you may have some questions.
We are here to help cover any concerns about tide pods!

Three Steps to Use Tide Pods:

Step 1: Determine the size of wash and product

You will need to determine the number of clothes you have to wash and the size of your washer. It would help if you were careful not to overload your washing machine. A regular load means that the washer is half full, so that means you will need a certain amount of tide pods for detergent.

A large bag will fill up about three-quarters of the washer. It would help if you kept this in mind because the size of the wash will determine how many tide pods you will use. One for half a load will suffice, and two for a more significant load.

Step 2: Placement of pods

The best way to place a pod is in the bottom of the machine drum. Ideally, you will take a tide pod and place it in the bottom of the machine drum, and put your laundry on top of it.

Next, pick the wash cycle you want to use.

This particular strategy will ensure a top-quality and clean wash.

Step 3: Wash cycle

Make sure to select the appropriate wash cycle based on the fabric of the clothes. For example, use delicate for lighter loads or easy-to-tear fabric. You also want to make sure you’re washing your clothes for longer than 15 minutes to ensure they are getting a thorough clean.

Step 4: Close the tide pod package securely

Don’t forget to close the tide pod box after, especially if you have pets or kids around for safety reasons.

How Many Tide Pods Should I Use?

Because tide pods are premeasured, you no longer have to measure anything! Or clean up any mess or liquid that regular detergent may leave behind. How useful is that? Just follow these instructions:

Also, remember, the more heavily soiled your clothes are, the more detergent you will need to use in a load. This helps to remove dirt, odor, and stains. If you are doing half a load in a full washer, you can use two tide pods instead of three if your clothes are heavily soiled.

If you have an extra-large capacity washer, use two pods or three depending on how soiled the clothes are.

Do Tide Pods Go Directly in the Washer?

Yes! Skip the dispensers and put Tide Pods directly into the machine drum if you want the pod to dissolve properly. Placing them anywhere else will not get the wash you desire and may leave you with more problems or even a mess. Make sure to place tide pods directly in the washer to get the proper wash that the pods were designed to do.

Can I Open Tide pods?

Tide Pods should not be opened.
These pods contain highly concentrated detergent that is capable of irritating the skin or causing adverse reactions. If the liquid inside of the pods comes in contact with the skin, wash it with water immediately and do not touch your eyes, mouth, or other areas of your face and body.

Tide Pods Tips

Store Tide pods securely.

Tide pods can be toxic if children or animals ingest them. Because of this, it’s essential to make sure that they are stored out of reach of children and make sure the container is securely shut so that animals cannot get into it as well. Place the container in a cupboard that’s high enough that only you can reach.

Keep your Tide pods dry.

Be sure that the lid of your pod container is shut firmly before storing to avoid any dampness or liquid getting in. It may be helpful to place the pods in a place that remains dry. If the pod container gets wet, it could cause the pods to leak and stick together in the container.

Avoid overloading your washing machine.

Make sure that your washing machine has some space. Overloading will prevent the proper dissolving necessary for your tide pods, resulting in an improper cleaning session.

Final Words

If you want to know more about Tide Pods and compare them with more eco-friendly alternatives, check out our comparing article.

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