Actually, there IS no “scoop” with Sheets Laundry Club.
As a midlife woman, I have to admit one surprising upside to having an empty nest. Laundry for two is way easier than laundry for four. Even though one of us two works in a VW restoration shop, which doesn’t exactly keep his clothes pristinely clean. But still, as dirty as his clothes get, I wanted to try Sheets Laundry Club.
It wasn’t my first attempt to try something different regarding laundry detergent.
Lugging heavy jugs of detergent (mostly water, right?) home, heaving them up onto the shelf above the washer, and adding massive amounts of plastic to landfills seemed like a bad deal all the way around. So, a couple of summers ago, I decided to make my own!
It felt pretty industrious to whip up a batch every few weeks! I used this recipe:
- 1 cup Dr. Bronner’s pure castile liquid soap
- 1 cup baking soda
- 2 cups water
- 1/3 cup salt
Just pour it all through a funnel into an empty detergent jug. (The baking soda requires a bit of persuasion to go down through the funnel, but the rest was pretty easy.)
It Worked. Sorta.
But it was a pain in the butt to make, mostly because all the ingredients ran out at different intervals. Bronner’s can be pricey. Locally, the only place I could get it in gallon jugs was Home Depot – so, a special trip. There are knockoffs and smaller bottles out there, of course. The knockoffs didn’t seem to work as well. The smaller bottles are expensive. There are bar soap versions, but grating soap gets a bit more complicated and time-consuming than I’d like.
Plus, that’s still a whole lot of packaging once you buy so many ingredients.
The final death-blow to this plan was that particularly stinky loads of laundry needed some help. I keep Odo-Ban on hand for that. But that means a run to Home Depot, another plastic gallon jug, and about $14 a pop.
Then I Saw an Ad for Sheets Laundry Club
They had my attention for a few reasons:
- Minimal packaging
- These suckers dissolve in the wash
- The option for “free and clear” – hubby can barely walk down the cleaning supplies aisle at the grocery without having a reaction
So, we gave it a whirl. I also bought some wool dryer balls, since we don’t use dryer sheets. Also, we have three dogs, and the dryer balls seem to help remove any lingering hair in the laundry.
These Sheets Are AMAZING
They do just as well – if not better than the expensive laundry detergent brands. And they’re way better than the cheap brands, which I’ll confess, I kept hoping would work.
We have a top-load machine, but they work just as well in a front-loader.
You just put your laundry in, add a sheet on top of it, and go. The laundry comes out clean on the first go. Easy-peasy.
Plus, more benefits:
- Sustainable Product
- Recyclable Packaging
- No Harsh Chemicals
- Sensitive skin friendly
You Could Get Fancy, Though
If you’re not quite so minimalist in your laundry preferences, there are scent beads you can add to each load. I’d go with lavender if it were just me. But they also have scents called Uncharted Waters, Sandbar, and Sea Breeze.
There’s also a stain-fighting laundry booster you can add for extra oomph. (We haven’t even tried it – the regular sheets do the trick. Plus, I still have some OdoBan on hand from before.)
Good for the Planet, Good for the Budget
Sheets Laundry Club is a subscription deal. Easy to pause any upcoming shipments, thank goodness. I hate it when I end up stockpiling stuff by accident.
A single box of Sheets does 50 loads of laundry. So, I skip every third month’s shipment and we always have enough.
One box is $19.99 – divided by 50 loads= $.40 per load.
Compared with good, old Tide, at $22.75 for a jug that does 32 loads = $.71 per load.
The price difference wouldn’t break the bank if we’d stuck with Tide. But honestly, these Sheets do just as well, have hardly any packaging (and it’s light and recyclable), and it’s a gentler product even though it works.
They Also Make Dish Soap
But I’m not a fan.
I tried the solid dish soap (came with a coconut scrubby and a bamboo stand). It didn’t suds enough for me, and I just couldn’t get the hang of it. Like, usually, there’s a sink full of hot, soapy water. But with this, it’s not soapy – you just soap as you go, I think.
They have dishwasher pods now, too, and I haven’t tried them yet, but might. We’ve been using Rockin’ Green dishwasher detergent for a while. Just a small scoop does the job, and it’s $15.15 30 loads = $.51 per load.
Maybe we’ll give Sheets laundry detergent a try.
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