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Back-to-School Giveaway: Complete the Cycle Laundry Package

by Tara Kuczykowski on August 25, 2009 · 893 comments

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Tune in all week for even more hot Back-To-School Giveaways, and be sure to check out all of the current giveaways for other great prizes!

I don't know about you, but at my house, doing laundry for five kids is a never ending chore, and I'm always looking for ways to make it easier. So when Clorox sent me their Complete the Cycle kit, I was especially excited to read their tips and try out the very cool FlipFold.

Have you always wanted perfectly folded shirts and tees like those department store displays? Now you can organize your very own drawers and closets with the FlipFold. Just follow the simple instructions included in the box, and you'll be flipping and folding your way to neater drawers and less wrinkles in no time.

One lucky Deal Seeking Mom reader will win a Complete the Cycle prize package that includes:

To enter, leave a comment with your favorite laundry tip. How do you save time or money on this never-ending chore?


Every reader has four methods available to enter this contest. Choose one each of any combination of method one, two, three, or four for up to a total of 4 entries!!! (If you’re reading this by email, be sure to click through and leave a comment on the actual giveaway post. Email entries will not be counted.)

Methods of entry:

1. Leave a comment. Tell me your best tip for saving time or money on laundry or making it just a little bit less of a burden.

2. Add Deal Seeking Mom to your blogroll or add my badge to your sidebar. Make sure to come back and leave the link to your site in a separate comment!

3. Join the new Deal Seeking Mom Forums to chat about your great finds, special coupon codes, and chances to win exclusive giveaways. Leave a separate comment letting me know you've joined or that you're already a registered user!

4. Subscribe to my feed via RSS or email. You must confirm your email subscription for it to be a valid entry! Leave a separate comment letting me know you have done so. If you’re already a subscriber, simply leave a separate comment letting me know you’re already subscribed. Lovin’ my subscribers! You guys make this all possible.

(1) Complete the Cycle prize package as described above

This giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, 8/31. I’ll use to select the winning comment. Winner will be notified by email on and listed on my Giveaway Winners page. Good luck!

While you’re in a contest entering mood, don’t forget to check out the Giveaway Gathering for a variety of contests being hosted on Deal Seeking Mom readers’ blogs!


1 Lisa August 31, 2009 at 10:58 am

i already subscribe to email

2 dawn0124 August 31, 2009 at 10:59 am

Turn all clothes right-side out before loading into washer - makes folding faster and easier.

3 Marianna August 31, 2009 at 11:42 am

I save $$ by making my own laundry soap!

4 Cori Westphal August 31, 2009 at 12:08 pm

I'd be surprised if someone hasn't said this already but Shampoo works great for taking out grease stains. Even set in ones! Dawn dishsoap works too. But you can get a bottle of generic shampoo for less than a dollar. Now that's cheap stain removal!

5 Cori Westphal August 31, 2009 at 12:12 pm

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6 Cori Westphal August 31, 2009 at 12:13 pm

I'm a member of the forums, coriwestphal, I think. Thanks!

7 Dina August 31, 2009 at 12:15 pm

I do laundry with cold water and little detergent, and don't overuse the dryer.

8 Cori Westphal August 31, 2009 at 12:15 pm

I'm a subscriber.

9 Dina August 31, 2009 at 12:15 pm
10 Dina August 31, 2009 at 12:16 pm

Joined the new Deal Seeking Mom Forums

11 Dina August 31, 2009 at 12:16 pm

Subscribe to feed via RSS

12 Patricia Hill August 31, 2009 at 12:45 pm

Always remember to pre-soak stains.

13 Dddiva August 31, 2009 at 2:09 pm

Teach the kids when they are young to sort & separate then what loads to wash on what settings and then leave it to them. Best way to make the burden easier. ;)

14 Dddiva August 31, 2009 at 2:10 pm
15 Dddiva August 31, 2009 at 2:11 pm

Forums dddiva

16 Dddiva August 31, 2009 at 2:12 pm


17 Geoff K August 31, 2009 at 2:32 pm

My best money-saving tip for laundry is to try to wash in cold water whenever possible, which not only saves money (probably around $100 a year at least) but also saves energy. I also usually cut my dryer sheets in half and get double the use out of them. Thanks for the great giveaway!

18 Geoff K August 31, 2009 at 2:33 pm
19 Geoff K August 31, 2009 at 2:33 pm

I registered with the Forums: guettel78

20 Geoff K August 31, 2009 at 2:34 pm

I'm an email subscriber:

21 Renee Stepan August 31, 2009 at 2:58 pm

I save money by washing with cold water only. I saw an special on the news that this saves average of 30.00 monthly.

22 Becky August 31, 2009 at 3:49 pm

I honestly love doing laundry, so I don't mind how long it takes..

23 Mishia August 31, 2009 at 4:58 pm

Ivory dish soap is great for removing grease spots!

24 joana martin August 31, 2009 at 7:37 pm

this would be a great package for my kids to go by when they want to help mom with laundry or want to do it on ther own they will know what to do i have five boys and two girls and i try to teach the boys that laundry is not just a female thing.

25 Brian E. August 31, 2009 at 7:41 pm

Thanks for the giveaway... My tip is to pre-soak most loads at least an hour, or even better, overnight (depending on the fabric, color, etc., and any special care instructions on the item being washed, naturally); this will allow you to use shorter wash cycles and get everything just as clean.

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26 Brian E. August 31, 2009 at 7:42 pm

...subscribed via RSS - Yahoo:
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27 Linda T. August 31, 2009 at 8:26 pm

For ink spots on clothing use hairspray and blot with a white paper towel. Keep spraying and blotting until the ink mark disappears.
Another great tip is to use peroxide in your water it is a lot safer than bleach and is actually one of the ingredients in non-chlorine whiteners.

28 Sarah C August 31, 2009 at 8:45 pm

Vinegar soaks are great for removing funky smells!

29 Sonya August 31, 2009 at 8:56 pm

I use Spot Shot Carpet Cleaner as a stain remover. It's absolutely wonderful and will get out virtually anything!

30 Gabriel J. August 31, 2009 at 9:27 pm

I use cold water.

31 Michelle H. August 31, 2009 at 9:35 pm

I am trying to educate my family to inform me of any stains that should be treated before they toss their clothes in the laundry.

32 Michelle H. August 31, 2009 at 9:35 pm

I subscribe via email.

33 Sarah Z August 31, 2009 at 10:23 pm

I buy laundry detergent in bulk to save money - doing laundry doesn't bother me, better than cleaning the shower!

34 Bethany August 31, 2009 at 10:43 pm

I do laundry at night or before I'm going to watch a movie. Basically those rare moments when I'm not being rushed to go somewhere. No one wants to do laundry in a hurry!

35 Chrysa August 31, 2009 at 10:50 pm

I sort the laundry BEFORE I bring it to the laundry room

36 kathy pease August 31, 2009 at 10:52 pm

WE EACH TAKE TURNS doing laundry in our house and we try to use cold water for most washes :)

37 kathy pease August 31, 2009 at 10:53 pm


38 Chrysa August 31, 2009 at 10:54 pm

I'm subscribed to your RSS feed.

39 kathy pease August 31, 2009 at 10:54 pm

forum member klp1965

40 Chrysa August 31, 2009 at 10:54 pm

I have your button on my blog.

41 Mia J. August 31, 2009 at 11:01 pm

I always treat stains before I do the laundry and also try to use only cold water.

42 Becky Grady August 31, 2009 at 11:20 pm

My laundry tip is to teach your kids how to do their own laundry as soon as they can reach the machine. :)


43 dawn September 1, 2009 at 2:37 am

pre-soak stains to help break it up

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