Reinventing My Laundry Regimen with Downy + Giveaway *spon

When we moved to NYC, we went from using a very standard and familiar set of washing machines. I knew exactly which settings to use on the various different loads that our family goes through, especially my delicate, pricey blouses and Beau’s cozy baby clothes. We quickly had to get used to reserving a few hours and the 8 flights in the elevator with three kids to our building’s laundry room. That was never easy, but the high-efficiency, industrial sized machines were an even more challenging learning curve.

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I ruined more clothes than I care to remember, and by the time we moved last month I had just barely perfected my system so that our clothes came out halfway decent. Now that we’re back in California and using (my mother’s) machines for the time being, my comfort level and trust in the machines and our products is back to normal. One thing I hadn’t tried before this campaign was Downy fabric softener and Downy UnStoppables scent boosters-and I can honestly say that our clothes are softer and smell better than ever.

I took the Downy Difference challenge and tested the products on the t-shirt that they provided in the kit before using everything on our personal items. The tee came out softer and fresher without the color or shape fading whatsoever.

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I’m particular to the scent of my clothing and the clothes that I put on my children, so I reserve the UnStoppables for our bed linens and towels-they have made such a pleasant difference, and combined with our new-found ocean air it’s truly heavenly to wake up to.

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The Downy liquid softener is actually easier and fuss free (I am always finding those dryer sheets in my pant legs and the kid’s shirt sleeves), and I am always appreciative of things that will make my life-especially laundry- a little easier without sacrificing the quality. When it comes to my kid’s laundry, I’d rather them run naked than sit in crunchy, uncomfortable clothing.

* Downy helps your clothes stay newer for longer by preserving your fabrics more over detergent alone.
* Downy contains scent molecules called perfume micro-capsules (PMCs) that provide long-lasting scent.
* Downy contains softening molecules called β€œBFA” that deposit on the surface of fabric to soften clothes to make them more touchable, wearable and enjoyable.
* Downy helps to modify fabric surface properties and prevent static cling.

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Win It:

I’m super excited to be giving away a Downy Difference Kit to one of you, complete with everything you see in the above photo, as well as a $50 gift card to buy your own clothes to test with.

To Enter:

Leave a comment telling me what matters the most to you in laundry products. I’m also open to any secret tips if you feel like leaving them!

Contest runs from today, July 8th until Monday July 15th at midnight, PST. Good luck!

This post was sponsored by Downy, however all opinions are as always my own.

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  • I want my clothes to be soft and comfy, but they also have to look nice enough to withstand the transition from the office to mommyhood.

  • For my family of 4 it is most important that the laundry detergent is effective in making our clothing clean and stain-free.

  • My son has allergies and one of the most important things to me is that there aren’t a lot of dyes and scents in the detergent that will make my son sick.

  • I love organic cleaning products – for home, body and more. This is most important to me when it comes to doing laundry!

  • I have to have a laundry detergent and/or fabric softener that cleans well. For example, gets the stains out and leaves a fresh, clean scent. It’s very important to me that my laundry is clean and not dingy after washing. Thank you for the chance.

  • Natural and no harm for sensitive skin matter the most to me in laundry products.

  • The feel and scent of the fabrics (and of course how clean they get!) matter most to me. I love the smell of Downey, it’s what my mom has always used πŸ™‚

  • The most important thing to me in laundry products are that keep my son’s clothes in good condition. For his toddler clothes, I need them to clean well (remove potential stains) without fading colors and keeping them nice and soft. I never want him to be uncomfortable in itchy or hard clothes.

  • I am so very particular about scents on my clothes, so I’m very picky about what I wash them with. But Downy will always remind me of my laundry as a kid. Childhood scent memories…ahhh.

  • What matters most to me in laundry care is being gentle on the dyes/scents/irritants (all three of my kiddos have eczema) but also reducing static cling (I live in the desert… it’s a problem).

  • For me scent, he, stain fighting with three active boys its almost a guarantee they’re messy day in and day out.

  • I wish I had known while you were here the secret to the apartment building laundry machines is to wait to put in the down until the rinse cycle when the water is refreshing. I never put the downy in the compartment for fabric softner but directly into the water in the rinse cycle. A secret from my dad! πŸ™‚

    I haven’t tried the Unstoppables yet but I’m sure they are great. Like you said perfect for linens!

    Hope you are doing well settling into your new home! πŸ™‚

  • Its important to me that laundry products don’t irritate my sensitive skin.

  • I like natural smelling products, if that makes sense. Some are just so artificial and overpowering! I also like a product that actually works.

  • What matters most to me is smell and cleanliness!

  • I love fresh smelling and soft laundry

  • To me, its very important to have my laundry with a nice scent….yet something that works! Downy is a brand I can always trust to get my laundry done right!

  • What matters most to me about laundry is that it is clean safe and gets the job done. I love detergents that don’t leave behind residue for our more sensitive members of the family but still clean and leave laundry smelling fresh!

  • Clean laundry with a great scent.

  • Towels and blankets that are clean and smell great!

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