Sunday, September 23, 2012

Ditch the Dryer Sheet...


When you grow up seeing something everyday, it often becomes a part of your life without even realizing it. Maybe it's using the same kind of peanut butter your Mom used (we were a Skippy house), or maybe it's a brand of soap (Dove here), but either way, it influences your choices. And of course, it can be hard to break away from it or change it up when this is the norm. That's how it was for me and using certain laundry detergents and even dryer sheets. I know that might sound weird, but all my life I grew up with my Mom using Tide and Bounce sheets. So guess what? That's what I used. I watched my Mom do the laundry with that big orange bottle and that little orange box. Later on I then lugged that big bottle up and down my dorm room stairs, the box of sheets precariously perched on top of my laundry basket as I ventured to and from our building's laundry room. And later when I had my own family I found myself buying those same products.

But then along came Method. To be honest it was a hard sell for me. I liked what I liked and I wasn't interested in switching. If it ain't broke, don't fix it, right? But after hearing so many rave reviews about it and after learning so much about the company and their environmental consciousness through working with them, I decided to give Method laundry a whirl. Pun intended.

I tried Method's detergent first, and I wrote about it here. I fell in love with it for a million reasons, but one of the biggest was that the bottle was so darn small and easy to use. A few pumps and done. No messy caps, no over-using. Plus it was good for the environment and that made me feel good. Not to mention how clean my clothes felt.

So when Method came out with their revolutionary dryer-activated fabric softener spray (yes, I'm calling a household product revolutionary!) I was excited and no longer a hard sell.



You see, this little bottle is kind of magic. For one, did you know that other brands’ dryer sheets are often made out of polyethylene or polyester, meaning that they can’t be composted or recycled after use? They are also frequently made with animal fat in the form of tallow for softening. But Method's formula is made with coconut oil to make your clean clothes feel soft and fluffy (how awesome is that?) And two, the spray softens fabric, helps eliminate wrinkles and leaves a fresh scent. The formula is hypoallergenic and ultra-concentrated. Yay!

And finally...just watch this.



Have you tried this stuff yet? Do you love it as much as I do? If you haven't tried it yet, you can pick up some at Method's website, soap.com or you can try your local retailers like Target. And in the meantime, follow Method on Twitter and Facebook to find out about all the neat things they have going on.

In Love and Laundry,
Danielle

p.s. I'm kind of serious about that sign off. 

*post sponsored by method but all opinions expressed are my own. I still haven't met a method product I haven't loved!  

25 comments:

  1. My sister and law and I were just talking about dryer sheets this weekend... I like the idea of this much better! I'm excited to give it a whirl as well.

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    1. Rachel I think you'll love it. Just wait until you see how good your clothes smell! HEAVEN!

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  2. sounds cool! :)

    Valentina
    http://valentinaduracinsky.blogspot.com/

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  3. This sounds absolutely amazing! I'm getting a bottle and telling my mom!
    ~Sara

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  4. I just had to choose between Mrs. Meyer's and Method and finally went with Mrs. Meyer's, but I'm not sure I made the right decision. Method is such a cool company and has such good goals!

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    1. Becca - give it a try next time and let me know what you think! I also like that brand but definitely prefer Method. Keep me posted! <3

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  5. I just bought the Fresh Air variety of the fabric softener spray and used it on this weekends laundry with the matching laundry soap. Holy amazing. Our clothes smell like heaven. AND I'm excited to use the fabric softener on our jeans and other items we don't necessarily wash after every wear. i figured we could just throw them in the dryer on delicate and spray a few sprays and be on our way.

    You are correct, this is revolutionary.

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    1. RIGHT?! Thank you for geeking out with me about this. It's really that awesome. It will be interesting to see all of the regular old brands follow suit.

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  6. Oh crazy! I haven't tried a product by Method that I didn't love either, and this one is making me really curious. Thanks for the review Danielle, I think I'm going to have to go find this in my city.

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    1. Kyla you will LOVE it! Let me know once you try it!

      xo

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    2. Kyla, I've found that Canadian Tire has the best line up of Method products.

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  7. I'll have to try these. I too was a Tide and Bounce girl, though had moved to the sensitive/scent free ones. I did pick up the Method laundry detergent the last time we ran out & seem to like it so far, but haven't been using dryer sheets because my skin was breaking out, and I didn't know if it was related to that or not. But I *miss* what dryer sheets do!

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  8. Canada is finally getting more Method products... I LOVE the bath and tile cleaner and the natural all purpose cleaner. I'll have to see if this product is now in stores here.

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  9. Until about a year ago, I always used dryer sheets; I also grew up with them. Then I read somewhere (maybe Real Simple magazine) that liquid softener is better for your clothing, so we made that switch.

    I really love Method products, and their environmental consciousness, but economy has to come first in this house, so I'll stick with our ginormous container of liquid softener. The use of coconut oil sure makes this tempting, though!

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  10. My mom never used dryer sheets so I never bothered with them, but my husband bought a box when we moved into the place where we're living now, since it has a washer & dryer, so I just used them because they were there. Then I decided to switch to cruelty free brands for everything, and I actually bought some of the Method dryer spray the other day, I just haven't used it yet because I still have a few sheets left and didn't want to waste them. I've been interested in switching everything over to Method because they seem like such a great company. Looking forward to using these new products!

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  11. Danielle! I just wanted to leave you a comment and tell you to tell the method peeps that I never fall into the blogger buyer thing. I never feel tempted to buy things based on what others write or wear, but when you write about method I go out and buy it. hhaha. I totally switched to method laundry detergent. I already used a lot of there products but you have taken over my laundry routine. Can't wait to try this!
    Thanks my dear!

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  12. I'm already a huge method fan - I will definitely have to check this out. I'm the worst with dryer sheets - I seem to find them everywhere because I never remember to throw them out.

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  13. I actually switched to Method detergent after I saw your post. I love the squirt bottle. Now I will have to try the softener. I would never have switched if it wasn't for your glowing review!

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  14. Can you believe this small wotn of bay city MI does not have this in targets yet or any store for that matter I hate throwing aeway dryer sheets or worse when there stuck in your clothes and you dont know it cant wait
    Katie

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  15. My family is the same way with getting stuck on brands, but I've made more of an effort to buy greener options and one method product I'm totally sold on is the almond wood oil soap, and wood polish, it smells sooo amazing! Even my grandma asked what I use and wrote it down so she can switch haha

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  16. Why not dry your clothes in the air? Dryers should be the back-up plan for bad weather, not the primary drying source... I think Aussies and Americans have a few cultural differences, and this is one I think rocks! Crunchy, crispy, fresh-smelling clothes dried in the fresh air are amazing, and don't impact on the environment!

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  17. I use the method detergent and liquid fabric softener....this spray is rad though! Either way,the fact that the bottles are so small, light and efficient makes my back happy. I'm actually headed to the laundromat now (down 4 floors, 6 blocks away) and the less I have to carry, the better!

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