To most of us, it's no stranger. The laundry room. If you have a family, especially with kiddos, you know what I'm talking about. Mounds of dirty clothes. It seems like it never ends. At least that's the way it is around my household.

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The laundry products you use are just as important as the clothes you wear. They've got to get the job done and make economical sense if you have a sizeable family. The folks at Women's Fitness & Style tested dozens of different laundry detergents. They revealed their top five findings by evaluating three factors:

  • Cleaning power
  • Clean ingredients
  • Environmental impact

Which five made the cut? Scroll and see if you're using any of these brands.

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Photo: Clean People Detergent/Amazon
Photo: Clean People Detergent/Amazon
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Clean People Laundry Detergent

This product earned a top spot for several reasons. Not only is it made from natural, plant-based material but it exceeds all three evaluation factors.


 

Photo: Molly's Suds/Amazon
Photo: Molly's Suds/Amazon
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Molly's Suds

Personally, I'm not a fan of powdered detergents. However, I tried this and was pleasantly surprised. I like the fact that it too is made from safe ingredients, washes well, and comes in both scented and unscented.


 

Photo: Tide/Amazon
Photo: Tide/Amazon
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Tide Free & Gentle

For most people, Tide is what you think of when it comes to laundry detergent. Thus it's no wonder this one claimed a top spot. The scent and the cleansing power both pick up high marks in the reviews.


 

Photo: Seventh Generation/Amazon
Photo: Seventh Generation/Amazon
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Seventh Generation

If you're looking for a fragrance-free detergent, look no further. Seventh Generation scores well in removing most stains, and is made primarily of plant-based ingredients that are hypoallergenic.


 

Photo: Method Laundry Detergent/Amazon
Photo: Method Laundry Detergent/Amazon
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Method Laundry Detergent

Method makes other cleaning products in addition to laundry detergent. This brand performs well but does contain some brighteners and fragrances you may want to be aware of.

If you're anything like me, finding a detergent with cleansing power and a pleasant aroma is important. A deep clean with a scent that lasts is what I'm looking for. Give the above brands a try next time you're in the market.

Once you have the right products, check out these laundry hacks that could save you both time and money.

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We have loads of tips to help elevate your laundry game! Not only will your clothes last longer, but you could even save some money in the process!

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