These expert-approved picks guarantee fresh, stain-free laundry every time.
To get the dirt on the best laundry products around, we reached out to Donna Smallin Kuper, the author of Cleaning Plain & Simple. From the best-smelling detergent to the stain-removing pen that really works, these four products are nothing short of life-changing. Your laundry game just got an upgrade.
Common Good Laundry Detergent, Lavender Scent
“This is a powerful, concentrated formula that’s free of synthetic fragrances and dye,” says cleaning expert Donna Smallin Kuper. “The bottle is a little shorter than most, so it’s a great pick if you’re tight on laundry-room space.”
To buy: $23 for 32 ounces (about 48 loads), amazon.com.
Caldrea Rose-Water Driftwood Fabric Softener
“I started using this light, floral-scented formula on delicate items that need to be air-dried, but it works well as a wrinkle releaser, too: Fill a 16-ounce spray bottle with 2 cups hot water and 1 tablespoon of the softener, then shake to mix,” says Kuper.
To buy: $20, amazon.com.
Tide to Go Instant Stain Remover
“This portable product is a lifesaver if you’re prone to food or drink spills. It’s super strong onall marks, except oily ones, erasing them or minimizing them until you get a chance to throw the item in the washer,” says Kuper.
To buy: $3, walmart.com.
Caldrea Basil Blue Sage Dryer Sheets
“This is a new favorite of mine. The beautiful rosemary, basil, and sage scent makes laundry feel like less of a chore,” says Kuper.
To buy: $12 for 80, caldrea.com.