Keeping your clothes looking great can seem like a daunting task! Check out this Laundry 101 post for the best laundry tips and tricks around!

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tide, Downy, and Bounce available at Walmart. The opinions and text are my own.

Laundry 101 – Tips and Tricks to Keep Your Clothes Looking Great!

Prep Clothes For Washing

-Sort clothes by color and type of material. To keep clothes from getting dingy and worn out too quickly, keep lights with lights, darks with darks. Also, keep cotton material with cotton and denim with denim.

-Remove buckles if possible, zip zippers, close snaps and hooks, and secure velcro to prevent snags.

-Empty pockets and turn them inside out. Unroll cuffs and tie strings or ribbons to prevent tangling.

-Turn delicate items inside out to prevent piling and snagging – sweaters, and cotton T-shirts, too!

-Place delicate items like lingerie and fine knitwear in zippered mesh bags.

-Treat stains before washing, and always make sure stains have been removed before putting items in the dryer. The heat can set stains into fabric making it more difficult to remove.

Wash Clothes with a Quality Regimen of Products

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-The correct washer settings are important to making sure your clothes stay looking great! -The Regular cycle is best for sturdy and dirty clothes.

-Permanent press setting is best for the average load.

-Use hot water for white loads, warm water for the average load, and cold water for bright colors.

-Use a quality detergent to ensure your clothes keep looking great! The new, improved Tide PODS® available at Walmart are a 4-in-1 laundry solution with concentrated Tide detergent, extra odor fighters, extra stain fighters, and built-in pre-treaters. They’re so easy to use, and they’re formulated to work in all machines and all water temperatures!

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But detergent is only the beginning of the perfect laundry regimen. Downy Liquid Fabric Conditioner protects and conditions to keep clothes looking newer longer. Downy Unstopables give your laundry up to 12 weeks(!) of freshness. Simply add the beads to your washer before clothes — and there are lots of scents to choose from! Bounce helps fight static and wrinkles while your clothes dry.


-Dryer heat can damage fabric over time, so air drying is a great option when possible. Instead, line dry clothing outside, or indoors on a drying rack.

-If you must dry, use the best setting for your clothes by reading the tags on garments. -Permanent press setting has a cool-down cycle at the end to reduce wrinkling. On air fluff, the dryer circulates air but adds no heat – good for freshening pillows and reviving clothes that have been packed away.

– Don’t forget to use your Bounce dryer sheets – they help fight static and wrinkles while your clothes dry. A winning team in your laundry room!

Use Walmart Online Grocery Pickup for Your Laundry Supplies

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My last tip can make life a lot easier outside of the laundry room. When it’s time to stock up on your laundry supplies, Walmart Online Grocery Pickup is so helpful. It prevents you having to go into the store, track down your supplies, cart them across the store, check out and load your car. In fact, you don’t even have to leave your car when you use Walmart Online Grocery Pickup. Just go to or download the Walmart Grocery app, search for my favorite laundry products, select your pickup time, and check out! That’s it! It’s so easy and you save so much time! And, you can add my full laundry regimen to your next Walmart Pickup order now by clicking here!


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With these Laundry 101 Tips, you can have great looking clothes for years to come! Do you have laundry tips? Leave them in the comments below!


About Kasey Schwartz

For over 15 years, Kasey Schwartz, the mastermind behind All Things Mamma, has been the ultimate go-to for mouthwatering family recipes. Her work has been featured on, Buzz Feed, Better Homes and Gardens, and more, making her your go-to mom next door for all things delicious and family-friendly.

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