Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Review: Purex 3-in-1

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Purex. All opinions are 100% mine.

I seem to spend a bulk majority of my time doing laundry. With two children still living at home, my husband and I, there always seems to be at least a load a day that needs to be done. It doesn't help that my 13 year old daughter feels the need to change outfits hourly. Most of the laundry-responsibility falls on my shoulders so naturally I'm also responsible for buying the laundry accouterments: laundry soap, liquid fabric softener and dryer sheets were my normal routine.

I'm not brand loyal to many products; I tend to buy based on what works well and what doesn't damage my wallet. There are certain laundry products I avoid based on that criteria. I've found some cheaper products that just couldn't hold their own and some more expensive products that worked well but just weren't cost effective in our house with the amount of laundry we do. So every week it's a crap-shoot when I hit the grocery store as to what I'm bringing home.

I recently had the opportunity to try the new Purex 3-in-1 Laundry Sheets in the Tropical scent. I have to say, I'm smitten, for many reasons.

First is convenience. Purex 3-in-1 sheets combine laundry soap, fabric softener and an anti-static agent all in one convenient sheet. I have an HE washing machine and Purex 3-in-1 is completely safe to use in HE machines; just toss the sheet into the washer, load the clothes and start the machine. Was your wash is done, just transfer the wet sheet with your clothes to your dryer so the little sheet can works it's magic and make sure your socks aren't getting too friendly with your nightgown. Especially in winter, we have a real static problem in our house which sometimes causes me to use liquid fabric softener combined with a dryer sheet. It's like arming yourself with a bazooka and a machete to conquer the static-monster. The Purex 3-in-1 sheets are their own little army against static; I had no static problems while using them.

I also liked the mess-less factor. There's nothing like trying to scrub dried fabric softener gunk off the top of your washing machine. I tend to make a mess when I wash; soap sloshes over the cap of the bottle, fabric softener dribbles all over. There's no slop with Purex 3-in-1 sheets. They go in dry, they come out of the dryer the same way. Doing a half load? Just cut the Purex sheet in half.

And my favorite part, the cost savings. Buying separate laundry soap, liquid fabric softener and dryer sheets add up. Couple that with the fact that I have to buy HE laundry soap, something not as common in grocery stores, and my wallet takes a hit every week when I lay in my supplies. Purex 3-in-1 sheets in my local grocery store were far cheaper than buying the three products I normally buy. While math has never been my strong suit, I calculated at least a $3.00 savings by buying the Purex 3-in-1 over my normal purchases. Your mileage may vary here, but I was impressed with my savings. Plus it takes up less room on the top of my washing machine.

All these things are a moot point, however, if the product doesn't work. But Purex 3-in-1 triumphs again. My clothes were just as clean as they are when I'm using my usual 3-product combo and I really liked the light tropical scent the sheets left on my clothes. The smell wasn't overpowering but you can definitely catch a whiff of it when transferring from washer to dryer. My clothes were soft and static-free when they came out of the dryer.

Purex 3-in-1 comes in two sizes: the Starter Kit (1 dispenser + 20 sheets) or the Refill Pouch (24 sheets). You can also choose from three scents: Tropical, Spring Oasis, and Pure & Clean.

You can request a free sample and try new Purex 3-in-1 for yourself. Head over to Try Purex and they'll send you a free 2-pack sample of the product.

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