Teaching Kids How To Do Laundry With The Purex PowerShot! #PurexInsiders #Giveaway @Purex #Ad



    I’ve always been a firm believer in empowering my children to be independent.  This has been due to the fact that I want them to be self-sufficient in the future and because I am a full-time Working Mom so everyone has to contribute to the household chores.  Although I always do the bulk of the laundry, I have been teaching my older son how to load the washing machine and the dryer in order to wash his school uniforms on a weekly basis.

    One of the greatest challenges of teaching him how to wash and dry clothes has been helping him to gauge how much detergent to pour out depending on the amount of clothing that he is washing.  I’ve noticed that he sometimes uses too much because I see suds in the machine even after the load is done washing.  Recently, I have figured out the solution to this problem since Purex PowerShot detergent does the measuring for you!


    New Purex PowerShot detergent makes our lives more simple because it takes the guesswork out of our laundry routine and measuring.  It is the only bottle of detergent that automatically dispenses the right amount of super concentrated formula with 50% more stain fighting power in every drop.  The built-in dosing technology in the bottle does the measuring for you so you never have to worry about wasting it or making a mess.

    All my son has to do every time he washes his uniforms is open the cap, flip the bottle upside down and it automatically delivers one super concentrated dose of detergent.  He then flips the bottle back upright and he’s done!  The PowerShot engine automatically refills and it is ready for the next dose and the next load of laundry.

    Purex PowerShot is currently available in two popular fragrances including Mountain Breeze and Natural Elements Linen & Lilies.  I can’t think of a better time to teach your children how to do the laundry.  They will thank you for it when they are at away at college and mom isn’t there to wash their clothes!

Let’s Discuss:  What are some of the chores that your children are responsible for around your home?


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  1. My oldest is responsible for the dog. He walks him (unless it’s dark outside) and makes sure he’s fed. The little guy is really just responsible for picking up his toys.

  2. I want to enter this but our store only carries one brand of Purex. It makes me sad because this looks like an awesome product.

  3. Rebecca Williams Parsons says

    My kids have laundry sorting and cleaning out dishwasher when finished.

  4. Katherine Bartlett says

    I just had to teach my husband how to do the clothes. I can’t imagine my kids!

  5. When my children were younger, they were responsible for clearing the table and emptying the bathroom garbage.

  6. Kelly Tupick says

    My daughter is 17. She is responsible for picking up her room, doing her laundry. She likes to do her own laundry. She also helps with dinner sometimes and she is responsible for taking car of the litter box.

  7. James Robert says

    My kids each have 1 room they are responsible for to help clean once a week and also they are responsible for putting their own clothing away after I wash them and hang those that need hanging

  8. My daughter is only 3, so she doesn’t have a lot of chores. She picks up most of her own toys, helps me unload the dishwasher, holds the dust pan when I sweep and folds washcloths when I do laundry.

  9. they are young-they collect the trash, help clear the table and clean their rooms

  10. My son takes the garbage out and walks the dog. My daughter helps fold laundry and sets the table.

  11. I love the pour idea. That looks mess free, too.

  12. Sandy Klocinski says

    My daughter was always responsible for making her bed, picking up her room and keeping it tidy, taking her laundry to the laundry hamper, feeding the dogs, dusting her room and helping to dust the living areas

  13. Meagan Bailiff says

    my daughter has to fold her own laundry and help put away dishes

  14. Seyma Shabbir says

    My kids put away most of the dishes and put away their clothes!

  15. Great mom, yes, you gotta teach them young as it makes a whirl of difference when they are teenagers and you never have to do their laundry.

  16. What a great idea! What will they think of next?! I’m still waiting for laundry robots. 😉

  17. When my kids were small they were responsible for folding and storing their socks and underwear and getting their dirty clothing into the laundry bins.

  18. Oh I like the measuring for you part, honestly I always use the cap but I also always manage to make a mess of it as well lol x

  19. When my sons were young they mostly helped with keeping our yard clean and they were responisble for their rooms.

  20. Lois Alter Mark says

    I taught my kids how to do laundry from a pretty young age – but they still bring it for me to do when they come home to visit!

  21. Ashley Bunker says

    My son loves doing his laundry by himself, but I always need to assist with the detergent aspect of things. Purex is a genius!

  22. My kids have to take out the trash, mow the lawn, do laundry and clean their rooms. They are also expected to help out with other things when specifically asked.

  23. I like how easy it is to pour the right amount with this detergent! Laundry is one thing that I never had the kids do.

  24. steve weber says

    I don’t have children so no chores–

  25. Mine are responsible for their rooms. They also help in with the trash and folding up the laundry.

  26. I need to get this Powershot to send off with my son to college. That way I won’t have to worry about if he is using too much or not enough detergent.

  27. Jessica To says

    My son is responsible for the trash for both myself and our neighbor.

  28. Ourfamilyworld says

    I so need this to help my teen with laundry. He is responsible for trash and some basic chores but not yet laundry

  29. I do everything–not even my cat will help me! This will certainly make doing the laundry a bit easier on me as well as on your son. I tend to never put in the right amount either!

  30. Most of our kid’s chores revolve around caring for the animals. They aren’t really old enough to clean the bathrooms, at least clean them well.

  31. Teaching kids to do laundry is great unless they ruin all the clothes 🙂

  32. NinjaMommers says

    My son loves to help with laundry. He’s especially good at helping to fold! My 3 year old daughter helps with chores too. We are a team in this household.

  33. They are responsible for making their beds and keeping their rooms clean. They are also responsible for setting the table, helping with meal prep, and sorting laundry.

  34. Carmen Nimo Perez says

    Wow, this is pretty cool. I need to buy this, although I have already taught my daughter to do laundry, but this might make it easier for her 🙂

  35. Jeanine @ sixtimemommy.com says

    We love Purex! Some really great stuff. I haven’t seen powershot before Though I will have to check around for it!

  36. April Mims says

    My children are grown now but they always had a few chores. It’s important to teach them responsibility, contributing to the family and life skills.

  37. mena & taty says

    I fail at the chores responsibility. I end up doing it all. But, now with this new cap I think I am venturing at it again!

  38. Well, it’s just me and my spouse in the house now, and I’m the one who does the laundry. And I have the hardest time reading those silly level indicator lines on the inside of the cap!

  39. That is pretty cool! I was always worried if I put enough detergent or not when I first learned 😛

  40. Allison Downes says

    there are no children in our house at the moment. I am in charge of the laundry (and nearly everything else!) This would be nice to try out.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  41. Allison Downes says

    I entered your Pampers Giveaway.

  42. I love this feature and I can see why it would be so helpful with kids. BUT I think it is a big plus for husbands too, LOL. I will have to try it. My kids are grown now but when they lived with us they were responsible for cleaning their rooms, trash duty, pet care and other chores as assigned.

  43. James Robert says

    I entered Pampers giveaway

  44. shellypeterson says

    My son is mostly just in charge of the garbage and recyclables. He also of course has to keep his room clean.

  45. Debbie Denny says

    This is so handy. Great way for kids to help. Mine does some laundry

  46. celebbabylaundry says

    Purex is amazing, it really helps get those stains out of the clothes and keep them nice and clean!

  47. Mama to 5 Blessings says

    This is awesome! I would love for my kids to help with the laundry – with 5 kids that laundry never stops!

  48. That Purex top is awesome. I hate laundry detergent drips! My oldest (that’s still at home) is good w/laundry. The little one’s learning. 🙂

  49. Chrystal M. says

    Purex is a great brand without the hefty price tag. I love this new lid. Kiddo helps with cooking, dishes, cleaning, laundry, animals and keeping her room clean.

  50. Donna L Ward says

    Very cool – and I so agree with teaching our children to be able to take care of themselves – I had my little one stand on a step stool and put in his laundry once he was in school – using the little packets – so this is a grand post to share!

  51. My 2-year-old loves to help me with laundry. I can’t let her use the detergent as she spills it and has no idea how much detergent she should use. Have to see if we already have this built-in dosing Purex here in Spain too.

  52. nothing yet I am pregnant now 🙂 but as a child I liked to vacuum and dust 🙂

  53. Amber Nelson says

    Kids should always know how to do laundry. Not going to hurt them!

  54. My daughter is responsible for vacuuming, mopping and helping with the laundry.

  55. My kids are responsible for keeping their own rooms clean and the older ones do their own laundry.

  56. Chrissy Mazzocchi says

    I LOVE Purex products! They smell great and I’m glad they made this so my teenager knows ho much to use now lol

  57. Brittney House says

    My kids usually wash their own clothes and take out the trash, among other things.

  58. It’s a good idea. I’m sure I’ve wasted lots of laundry detergent.

  59. Some of the chores my kids are responsible for are: unloading dishwasher, taking out the garbage, feeding animals, cleaning their playroom, helping put away groceries, other little chores as well.

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  60. My oldest is still young at just 5 yrs old. But we do have her help us by keeping her toys picked up & straightening her bed every morning

  61. I love it when its so easy to do that you can teach kids and know it is all safe.

  62. Entered your Snoopy giveaway 2/12.

  63. Shakeia Rieux says

    They have to clean their rooms,their bathroom and take out the trash

  64. Shakeia Rieux says

    I entered your Peanuts Party in a Box 2/12

  65. My daughters have to make their beds in the morning. They also have to clean their rooms and sometimes do the dishes.

  66. They are responsible for loading and unloading dishwasher, some of the laundry washing, sweeping the floor and setting the table.

  67. My kids are responsibe for loading and unloading the dishwasher, taking clothes from the dryer and sorting and folding them and sweeping floors

  68. Purex is one of my favorites. We always use their products on our clothes! We are life time laundry experts! ;D

  69. My children are now grown but they did have chores while growing up. They used to load and unload the dishwasher, fold laundry, and clean their rooms. They had more responsibilities as they grew older.

  70. We don’t have any kids here to do chores, but my husband’s chores (ha!) are taking out the trash and vacuuming.

  71. Putting away the dishes.

  72. My daughter’s chores were loading and unloading the dishwasher, doing her laundry and cleaning her room.

  73. megan tilley says

    Nothing yet she is only 6 months old.

  74. Lesley Stevens says

    My daughter is 13 and she does her own laundry. She’s still got a few things to learn about doing laundry, but she does pretty good for a young girl. She’s only ruined a few things..lol

  75. Our daughter doesn’t have any specific chores to do. When I do any kind of cleaning, cooking, etc., she will join in to help.

  76. My granddaughter folds clothes and sweeps floors.

  77. Lisa Canada says

    While my daughter doesn’t have specific chores she does enjoy washing windows and the mirror.

  78. Les Johnson says

    My daughter has to unload the dishwasher and feed the animals.

  79. My son takes the trash out and scoops the cat’s litter box

  80. I entered your P& G Amex gift card giveaway

  81. My nieces loves doing the dishwasher and some folding

  82. Chickie Brewer says

    My grandchild help with the laundry. They clean and feed the Guinne pig cage.. They also feed the cats… I’m not there to watch but I think they do a lot of these chores.

  83. nicole dziedzic says

    Some of the chores that my children are responsible for doing at home is picking up, taking our the trash, and taking care of the pets.

  84. I don’t have kids and I never had chores as a kid. I think I always helped out without having it assigned.

  85. No kids so I’m responsible for ALL the chores around here.
    Thanks for the contest.
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  86. Christina Gordon says

    I only have fur babies and they don’t understand that they have to earn their keep. I am normally cleaning up after them or my husband…whom I prefer not to help me….lol

  87. My sister taught us younger kids how to do laundry as soon as we were tall enough to reach the buttons. 🙂 I stole that idea from her.

  88. I entered

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  89. Snow shoveling, taking the trash out, taking the dog for walks, cleaning up dog poop in the yard, clearing the table after dinner. Lisa Carr

  90. Dawn Monroe says

    My kids have to help do everything. They are big enough and need to learn responsibility. I was watching Real Housewifes and their 20 something daughter didnt know how to do laundry. She even asked which one was the washer! That went straight through me, grrrrrrr.

  91. richelle bowers says

    they have to clean their own rooms, their bathtub, fold laundry and empty dishwasher

  92. Charlotte Baker says

    sweep mop dishwasher bedrooms trash vaccum pets kitchen table

  93. Rebecca Williams Parsons says

    We have a playroom and it is to be organized by bookshelf, toybox and big toys. They all have a certain area that day that has to be cleaned up. They all do really well with it to or the playroom becomes off limits for the day.

  94. My kids are grown but 2 of my grandchildren live with me along with their father,they help by keeping their rooms clean ,putting their clothes away and the oldest (11) helps do laundry ,both are such help to me .

  95. My daughter helps with the dishes, dog, and laundry.

  96. Theresa Smith says

    Right now my granddaughter that we live with is only 5 and the other is 6 months. The 5 year old’s only real chore is to pick up her toys and put her laundry away after it is clean.

  97. my boys do the garbage empty the dishwasher, and help shovel snow as well as bring th laundry up from the dryer and put from washer to dryer and start it

  98. My boy helps by picking up his toys and feeding our cat.

  99. Tiffany Christie says

    My son is in charge of dishes and my daughter is in charge of laundry.

  100. Our children help with their laundry and are expected to keep their rooms clean. They set the table, do the dishes. My son helps my hubby bring up firewood.

  101. Linda Lansford says

    No kids in this house. I get to do all the cleaning and wash.

  102. I have four little ones but I do have small chores for the two oldest to do. My daughter, who is 6, sweeps the dining room floor after meals and also is learning how to clear and wipe off the table. My son, who is 4 1/2 LOVES to clean toilets. Don’t ask me why…he just does. So, he has that job. Makes since because he is a messy little one when it comes to potty time. 🙂 I am all for teaching and training children to have an active role in house chores. The earlier they start, the better. 🙂

  103. Kelly Nicholson says

    What are some of the chores that your children are responsible for doing in your home?

    i dont have children..i pretty much wash me own clothes though..thank you

  104. LAURIE MURLEY says

    kids take the trash, keep their room clean, help take dishes to kitchen after supper

  105. my kids do the dishes

  106. Coriander Warren says

    My kids have to feed and take out all the dogs (4 of them), sweep and mop all the floors, load and unload dishwasher, clean their rooms and do their own laundry—they are ages 10, 14, and 17.

  107. Crystal Sell says

    Cleaning their own rooms, doing the dishes, vacuuming, and helping to fold clothes.

  108. My kids are grown – when they were younger they did dishes and vacuuming, plus their rooms! Garbage duty and snow shoveling were a given 🙂

  109. Jaime Nicole says

    My older daughter is responsible for laundry, vaccuming and dishes, and my younger daughter keeps her room clean and helps with pets.

  110. My son chores include taking out the garbage and feeding the dogs. He also helps my husband with outdoor work such as raking leaves and shoveling snow.

  111. Holly Kennedy says

    Dusting and folding their own clothes.

  112. The task of doing the dishes would be one. The task of sweeping the garage would be another.

  113. Stephanie Larison says

    My daughter sorts laundry and puts her own away, she also helps put the dishes away.

  114. EMMA L HORTON says


  115. She isn’t old enough to do chores yet.

  116. My kids are responsible for cleaning their rooms, and they help out with some of the other tasks like recycling or taking out the trash.

  117. Lisa Garner says

    My older children help with laundry, dishwashing, sweeping and dusting.

  118. Carolyn Daley says

    I do not have any kids in my house right now. My least favorite chore is cleaning the bathrooms.

  119. Shirley Hicks says

    putting away their own clothing…and also helps to fold wash cloths and towels..and put those away

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