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*This post was written by me on behalf of Purex as a Purex Insider.  I received complimentary product samples to facilitate this review.  All opinions are 100% mine.

    Lately I have been trying to teach my boys how to do more chores around the house.  This is mostly because I believe that men should know how to take care of themselves and partly because we have a hectic schedule and I need them to help a little.  One chore that we have been working on is washing and drying their school uniforms.  I always do the bulk of the laundry but I figured that, by teaching them how to wash their uniforms, I would arm them with a valuable tool for being self-sufficient.

    As you can imagine, it is sometimes a challenge for them to dole out the right amount of detergent and they spill it on the washing machine or the floor.  With the price of detergent being what it is, this is a terrible and costly waste.  That is why I was thrilled to find out that new Purex UltraPacks now come with the stain fighting power of Oxi.  Each UltraPack contains a full load’s worth of concentrated liquid detergent in convenient little packs that dissolve quickly once they are added to the laundry.

    Now I don’t have to worry about my boys making messes when they wash their uniforms because there is no more measuring, no more mess, and they just toss it in the wash and go!  The way that it works is that the concentrated DirtLift Action formula has 2x the cleaning power in every drop which leaves clothes bright, white,  and clean.  Believe me, with a house full of men, I am never at a loss as to which stains I am going to tackle next because there are just too many to choose from.

    The best part is that Purex plus Oxi formula not only helps you to fight tough stains, but it also helps to save you money.  The average family could potentially save over $45 a year just by using Purex UltraPacks plus Oxi.  I don’t know about you but I had no idea that I could save so much money just by changing my detergent!


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  1. My child is too young to learn. I’m the one that actually needs the tips. I am horrible at stain removal

  2. I love that they are in packets so you don’t use too much or spill!

  3. Stain removal–If I eat anything (especially if it is red) it ends up on me somehow or another-and no amount of pre treating helps–think I will give this a try. What I really like is you don’t have to lug a whole bunch of things (besides the laundry) with you.

  4. Karen Hewitt says

    I’m not exactly teaching my kids because they are 3 and 2, but they want to help with laundry. I have them get me certain color clothing items and with the packs they also get to add the detergent

  5. Donna Cheatle says

    I taught both of my kids to do their own laundry. By the time they left for college, they were champs! Best advice? Always check the pockets, and always pretreat stains. It saves a lot of destroyed clothes!

  6. Antionette Blake says

    Good job Maria! My sons have been doing ltheir own laundry for 10 years, started them at the age of 10. Obviously this product wasn’t available then but they are perfect when teaching children now.

  7. I have just started to teach my nine year old to do laundry. It’s important to teach them to be self sufficient.

  8. Just started working with my boys to teach them to do laundry. One of the biggest things I stress is checking the pockets! Using the pacs would be an ideal way to ensure they don’t use too much laundry soap, for sure!

  9. Terry My Journey With Candida says

    Even though my Daughter is older, she still asks my advice sometimes on laundry, especially when it comes to stain removal.

  10. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says

    I’m really liking the oxi-boost in those. I think my clothes could really benefit from that. I’m gonna grab a bag of these over the weekend and try them out! I tried to teach my kids to separate darks from whites to keep them looking fresher! (My son still is a bit lazy on that.)

  11. I’ve taught my kids how to sort laundry, though they don’t always get it right. I’ve also shown them how to pre-treat a stain before throwing it in the laundry.

  12. Debra Hall says

    i have tried to teach my kids who are grown how to do laundry,but they don’t care about white’s or colors and folding the right way…i gave up

  13. Sandy VanHoey says

    We have not as of yet with the ones living here but definitely will when they get a bit older. We do talk about things like why I put different colors in different loads

  14. My kids were excited to start doing their own laundry, though that feeling wore off quickly. The biggest hurdle to get over for them, was learning they had to fold or hang up their clothes or they wouldn’t be able to tell the clean from the dirty.

  15. Rebecca Flansburg says

    This is a great idea! I haven’t had the kids help with laundry because I have concerns about the “measuring” of detergent etc. This would solve that problem!

  16. We exclusively use these in our household now, and I absolutely love them. I especially like the “free and clear” variety, although I feel like they are always sold out at my local stores and I end up having to buy the traditional blue UltraPacks.

    I never thought of them being a good tool to teach kids how to do laundry, but what a great idea! 🙂

  17. Daisy Tremorev says

    We love these little UltraPacks that make it so easy to start a load of laundry.

  18. when im daughter gets older im going to teach her to help laundry

  19. Katie Smith says

    If I had children I would teach them as young as 5 🙂 I think you blog is amazing! Thanks for the awesome review and giveaway

  20. Teresa McCluskey says

    Thanks for this cool giveaway! I am entering now 😀

  21. Angelica Lee Cavazos says

    My trick to having the kids take responsibility of their chores and laundry is making it fun and treating it as a reward in itself. I have bins that have tee shirt designs at the front for different colors. Gray for the darks, red for colors, and white for whites. They’re able to organize and easily put their things together when wanting to wash. Another thing that comes in handy is having them take turns with laundry and throwing the handy pouch in, that way it’s treated as though they’re the lucky ones, when in reality they’re helping out.

  22. Amanda Rauch says

    My son is 19 and he knows how to do laundry he just doesn’t have to do it himself yet. But I am confident that when he moves out, he will be able to wash and dry his own clothes.

  23. Yes, my daughter is 12 and it is time she learns to wash her clothing, we teach her to keep them cleaned and she wont get behind.

  24. I love how simple these packs are too use – I have to admit even now I often spill or use to much in the laundry

  25. JadeLouise Designs says

    I love laundry packs! They make it so much easier when teaching kids how to do their own laundry!

  26. I love Purex items!! I think this is one of the best products ever made. I think these little capsules would be good to have in our house especially since my two boys are doing laundry now.

  27. kelly Nicholson says

    Are you teaching your own children to wash their own clothing? What are
    some tips or tricks that they should know about doing laundry?

    no kids here..i was taught..and learned the hard way..bubble up

  28. I don’t have kids either. But I will teach them that both men and women can do laundry. 🙂

  29. Mine are still young that they cannot start the wash. They do help me with sorting and folding.

  30. I have try these in the past, and they really are convenient. I can use all the help I can get with the laundry.

  31. Amanda @ Erickson & Co. says

    My son is only two but he loves to help put the soap in the washer and move the clothes from the washer to the dryer. He will definitely know how to do laundry by the time he’s old enough to be on his own!

  32. Melanie S. says

    Love that they offer this in a free and clear option since that’s always what I prefer to use!

  33. “Are you teaching your own children to wash their own clothing?”

    Honestly i am not, but he is old enough now where he should be learning to do this! I do have to give him credit though because he does ask to help me fold laundry every once in a while!

  34. My kids are definitely old enough to wash their own clothes. They do sometimes but they would much rather have me do it!

  35. Jennifer Williams says

    These little pacs are so nice to have when you have teenagers doing laundry. They never pay attention to how much detergent they use and this saves me from having to watch my son do it.

  36. My son is only 20 mos. old, so a little too young to teach right now. 😉 However, he will definitely be responsible for laundry when he gets older.

  37. I just got a free package of these and they are nice and easy to do laundry. Especially when the kids are helping with laundry.

  38. I love these pacs for my 8 year old. Doing his own laundry is part of his chores, so he won’t make a mess with these.

  39. Debi@The Spring Mount 6 Pack says

    I am completely hooked on these. I love the ease of them, plus I know it is the right amount of detergent.

  40. Megan Chamberlin says

    I love these packs, they are just so easy! And you can get great bulk deals on Amazon. Bravo for teaching your boys the basics! 🙂

  41. It’s the one thing I love about these packs, there is no mess and you only need 1. I’ve found that my laundry detergent actually lasts longer now compared to when we used the liquid. I haven’t used the Purex brand but I’ve seen them in the store. Maybe I can win some to try. 🙂

  42. Slap Dash Mom says

    I love that you can just toss one in and be done with it! I hate having to worry about measuring, how many loads worth of detergent do I have left? Do I need to buy more? I love Purex. 🙂

  43. I love the new laundry soap pods and have been using them for over a year now. I have never tried the Purex though. I love the 2x stain fighting power with the Oxi. My bf is a mechanic and his clothes and get dirrrrrrrrrrrrty!!

  44. Todd Lovessweeps says

    My kids are required to help with the laundry, to keep their own clothes picked up, and to put their own clothes away when laundry is done.

  45. I love Purex and the little pacs. It makes it so much easier to wash clothes and no laundry soap mess.

  46. I love Ultrapacks too, they are much easy to use and take less space in my laundry room. And they amazingly fight those nasty stains, that’s why I like Purex with Oxi.

  47. I enjoy washing with Purex. One tip I follow cue as I was thought, is white with white and colored with colors. With the little packs there are no messes!

  48. wildnmild4u says

    I haven’t started teaching my son yet. All he does now is put his dirty clothes into the basket. Can’t wait to teach him to sort, wash and dry.
    Jennifer Rote

  49. This is tough for me. My mom didn’t teach me how to do laundry so I honestly had no clue what to do when I had my first apartment. I have shown my stepson, but I prefer to do the laundry in our house, so I would prefer he didn’t actually do it.

  50. micaela6955 says

    I am teaching Dejanera to wash her own clothing and how to deal with stains-as far as drying clothes, she prefers to let them air dry because she feels the dryer shrinks them so we plan out her outfits for the week and make sure her pants etc… will be dry by the time she wants to wear them.

  51. My teenage daughter does most of her own laundry at this point. It is still a struggle to get her to separate darks from lights and not to throw gentle items into the dryer! But she’s good usually about hanging up bras & sweaters. My son helps to fold clothes (usually begrudgingly, but I hold my ground!)

  52. I am expecting my first child so I can’t teach them yet but when they are old enough I will because I feel it is a skill they should know.

  53. Wendy Rozema says

    I haven’t taught my kids yet because they are too young. When i do start to teach them these ultrapacks will be great b/c the laundry soap is pre-measured!

  54. No, I am not teaching my smaller children to wash their clothes. My teenage daughter does wash clothes and have taught her what to do.

  55. My kids are too young to do laundry yet, but I will definitely teach them as soon as they’re ready.

  56. Allison Downes says

    I haven’t started teaching them yet because they are too young. Thank you for the nice giveaway!

  57. Richard Hicks says

    One of the things is sorting before washing. They are pretty good about keeping like colored stuff separated.

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  59. Desiree Dunbar says

    I am teaching the oldest child to do laundry because our laundry is never ending! She is very helpful and willing to take on the responsibility of doing this as a weekly chore for herself. I taught how to separate the clothing into whites and darks and to recheck it before throwing it into the washer. She measure the laundry detergent, spills a little, but that is ok, she is very proud of herself after.
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  60. TiffsPixieDust says

    So obvious but check pockets again and again. One stick of gum or ink pen can ruin a load of laundry.

  61. Wanda McHenry says

    We don’t have any children here, they are all adults now. But, it is important to teach them not to mix dark and light colors together and to always read the labels to make sure how the garment is to be washed.

  62. Wanda McHenry says

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  63. I taught my boys to wash their own clothes when they went off to college. They do a pretty good job.

  64. When pulling clothes out of the dryer, just because they are hot, doesn’t mean they are dry. It took my son forever to figure that out.

  65. Kimberly Deallovingrandma Stcl says

    My 17 year old son has this habit of cramming ALL of his clothes in one load….OMG…….I have to make him take the clothes out and sort

  66. I don’t have any children yet so I can’t teach them anything. I would probably start teaching my kids how to actually wash laundry around age 10. I would start them out with folding.

  67. My daughter is 7, and I’m not teaching her yet. Too much room for error! When she is ready, I’ll teach her to sort by color, and how to fold.

  68. Jennifer Reed says

    I am not teaching my kids to do their own laundry yet. It will come later as they get older I hope.

  69. Jennifer Dunaway says

    I don’t really have any tricks or tips. Just be patient and show them how it’s done.

  70. Melinda Stephens says

    My son is too young to do his own laundry. He is still at the stage where he unfolds everything right after I fold it.

  71. Yes, I’m teaching my kids to do their own laundry.

  72. Michelle Tucker says

    I think it’s important to explain how to fold and hang up laundry as soon as it’s finished in the dryer. That way there is less ironing!

  73. Lanicsha Wynn says

    My daughter is 10, so I have began teaching her certain responsibilities. When washing clothes I always stress to her to never mix dark, and white clothing, and how to use the proper amount of washing powder.

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