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Mouser
03-06-2001, 03:21 PM
Our trip in Sept will be our first time flying to WDW and I am planning on doing laundry while we are there. Has any tried the Tide Detergent Tablets they now have for sale..do they clean as well as regular Tide does??? Has anyone travelled with these in their suitcase and do they travel ok? I figured this is much easier than traveling with Tide Powder and non spillable, any info on these detergent tablets would be helpful..thanks.

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n2mm
03-06-2001, 04:05 PM
I've not tried them yet, but plan to pack them for my Spring trip too! We usually have to wash during our Spring trip, because we are there for 2 weeks. It's usually so hot we run out of clothes because we have to change more often. I'm glad they came up with these (even though I remember something like them many years ago). Buying those little boxes of detergent for $1 was a little much. Don't forget the dryer sheets too! At least your suitcase will smell good.

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MaineMagic
03-06-2001, 04:36 PM
I bought some Purex tablets and tried them before deciding to take them...they work great and dissolve quickly...I used 1 per wash and it was plently ( mind you, I have no kids, but one carpenter DH!) Alot cheaper than a buck a shot...Nance

lisapooh
03-06-2001, 04:51 PM
Can't use any Tide products because of dh allergy to them. I use Amway's SA-8 which is available in single use packets. They work well.

Pooh Bear

robinb
03-06-2001, 05:07 PM
I'm not find of the scents in laundry detergents, so the Tide tablets wouldn't work for me. I just use snack-sized ziplocks full of 1 load's worth of dry detergent. I pack them in a large gallon sized ziplock with a couple of dryer sheets for static.


-- Robin

mickey7861
03-06-2001, 05:57 PM
I use the Tide or Wisk tablets all the time. They are much more convenient when my teenagers want to do a wash (no over soaping). They disssolve quickly and work just as well as the powder/liquid forms. The packets are also very easy to throw into a suitcase.

MosMom
03-06-2001, 07:05 PM
I was skeptical at first whether or not they would do as well as Tide Liquid (what we normally use) so we bought a small box to try them out. Well, my small box just ran out & I'm bummed. I loved them & they cleaned just as well as our liquid. I will always keep liquid on hand for stain removal though. They will be GREAT for vacation! Definitely a thumbs up for me.

We also use the dishwasher tabs & we love those too!

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WhenYouWishUponAStar
03-07-2001, 11:57 AM
Thanks, I plan to get some of the tablets and use them on our trip.

Mouser
03-07-2001, 02:24 PM
I am definitely going to invest in these for the trip...it seems a lot easier to pack tablets than worry about spills of powder or liquid and it looks like a lot of brands are coming out with them also for those who do not like or cannot use Tide.... :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:

MOUSER

11 TRIPS TO WDW ....
8/86, 4/88, 8/90, 8/92, 4/94, 3/96, 3/97 8/98,
12/98, 12/99, 12/00, 9/01

jkfreeman33
03-07-2001, 04:49 PM
I used the Tide tablets in WDW last December. They packed well and it was very easy with no mess. I also used them 2 weeks ago when we were in London and Rome. We did laundry in Rome and it was very easy. Wouldn't travel without them!

Belle5
03-07-2001, 07:41 PM
For stain remover I pack Spray and Wash stick as opposed to the spray or gel. I hate Tide (allergies) but if there are Wisk tablets, as someone mentioned, consider them bought!

Swamp_Fox
03-07-2001, 07:53 PM
I always bring shout wipes because anything that has a sauce or drips is my enemy. They work great it gets the stain out until I can get to the laundry room. Also I found the $1 box of laundry soap for 50 cents in a store near me :)

Larry (swamp fox)

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Lcm2108
03-08-2001, 08:01 AM
Hi---

I used the Tide Tablets this February at WDW. They were very easy to pack and work just as well as the Tide liquid. I will bring more for our June trip. Also bring the fabric softener sheets-suitcase will smell good and you won't pay $1/load for fabric softener.

Lisa

EpcotKilterFan
03-08-2001, 12:03 PM
I just purchased some at Walgreen's (if you have them in your area). They were trial size 4 for a $1 and last week they were on sale for 19 cents!!

I stocked up on them for travelling and they did a good job.

Look around at your drug stores to see if they have a trial size before you buy a whole box and find out you do not like them. They do have a different scent than regular Tide IMO :)

Debbie

mummajea
03-08-2001, 07:17 PM
We also cant use any type of powdered detergent due to very sensitive skin in DD, so what I do is look for the trail size packets of liquid detergents and save them for our trips.

Also a tip on stains...as most people with SMALL children know the best stain remover out there is BABY WIPES!!!! ANd they due double duty!! You can buy Small plastic containers that are meant for travel and refill them every night form a big box, or buy the trial size packets found in the trial size area. These are the BEST!!! Clean up stickiy hands from the ice cream (we adults get sticky too you know) , clean up the spilled ice cream on your shirt, and if you are really finicky about cleanliness us then to wipe off the picnic tables before setting your food down!!

TotallyLuvTigger
03-11-2001, 03:07 PM
I love the tide and the Purex. I have 12 weeks of tablets. I got them when Walgreens had the 19

goofycook
04-16-2001, 10:44 AM
Thanks for the wonderful ideas everyone. I too always need to do a couple of loads of laundry when we go to Disney. The cost of the detergent from the machine in the laundry room would buy breakfast for my family of four!!! The stain stick was a wonderful idea as well. We are going again in December and will pack these items for sure.

sun seeker
04-16-2001, 10:43 PM
Just to let you know that in the UK we've that had these tablets for a while. A no. of brands also come with premixed conditioner (extra econo and space saving). I hadn't thought about bringing these so thank you to the person who started this thread. :D

minnie mouse
04-17-2001, 03:28 AM
I never thought of bringing the tablets with me, great idea.

I always do laundry on vacation because we go for two weeks. And I never wanted to pack power or the liquid in case it broke in my suit case and that would be such the mess to clean up. So I justed paid my $1.00 for a box in the past.

But this year I will try the tablets and also bring some dryer sheets with me.

tjbjrjaj
07-24-2008, 03:28 PM
To anyone that is interested. I just finished the last of my tablets on a recent trip and was looking to replace them for a future trip to DIS. After contacting the Folks that make them I discovered that the Wisk Tablets are discontinued.

Stitchfans
07-25-2008, 12:24 PM
What a great idea. Glad I found this thread.:thumbsup2

aubriee
07-26-2008, 03:23 AM
What a great idea. Glad I found this thread.:thumbsup2


This thread is from 2001. Does anyone still make the laundry detergent tablets? I haven't seen any in years.

dani blaski
07-26-2008, 07:48 AM
to my knowledge no one is making the tablets anymore. I loved the tablets and do miss them. If you check out www.dropps.com you can find out where to purchase dropps which are liquid detergent in the little single use pouches. And eco-friendly!

I have found the Amway tablets on ebay occasionally. They work well also.

swald91
07-26-2008, 08:29 AM
I wish I could find the tablets or drop in discs(powder) I can't find them anymore! I just saw those Dropps in Walmart & Hannaford yesterday. If anyone knows where to find anything non-liquid please respond. We are only doing carry-ons this trip and would love to use the discs again! Thanks!

cwestbrook
07-26-2008, 12:36 PM
Darn, I didn't realize this was an old thread. I was at Wal Mart yesterday looking for them!! :sad2:

You can get the individual boxes of detergent at www.minimus.biz. Tide is no more expensive (.65) than the usual cheaper brands and there are 4-5 to choose from. They also have fabric softener.:laundy:

dvc at last !
07-26-2008, 01:08 PM
Thanks for the info.

I need to get them for our October trip.

I always do laundry 'cause I dislike a suitcase of dirty clothes
and I can pack less clothing to take.

:cool1:

HolliePoppins
07-26-2008, 01:11 PM
Why not just go to your local laundromat. That is what I do and they are only $.50 even the tide. They are in individual 1 load boxes and then I put them in ziploc bags for the flight.

dvc at last !
07-26-2008, 04:54 PM
Thanks for the idea I will check our local laundromat
and see the prices there, too.

:cool1:

Aunt Flancy
07-26-2008, 05:07 PM
I have not tried these, but I am thinking about ordering them for our October trip. It says for hand washing, but I thought maybe I could use two or three in a washer load?

http://www.spoonsisters.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=51337&Category_Code=1014000&Product_Count=10


ETA:I found some more
http://www.magellans.com/store/Gift_Ideas___Gifts_under__25TL787?Partner_ID=DTLNK&Partner_ID=DTLNK
http://www.cil.com/xs-laundry.htm
http://www.packinglight.net/plight/product.asp?s_id=0&prod_name=Travelon+Laundry+Soap+Sheets&pf_id=PAAAIACABJIKBLFF&dept_id=3021

Risnsun
07-26-2008, 06:40 PM
I found some all liquid detergent in the travel section at target, and it says it will do two load of laundry. I plan on taking that on my trip since I cannot find tablets. It was only 1.00.

swald91
07-26-2008, 07:48 PM
I have not tried these, but I am thinking about ordering them for our October trip. It says for hand washing, but I thought maybe I could use two or three in a washer load?

http://www.spoonsisters.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=51337&Category_Code=1014000&Product_Count=10


ETA:I found some more
http://www.magellans.com/store/Gift_Ideas___Gifts_under__25TL787?Partner_ID=DTLNK&Partner_ID=DTLNK
http://www.cil.com/xs-laundry.htm
http://www.packinglight.net/plight/product.asp?s_id=0&prod_name=Travelon+Laundry+Soap+Sheets&pf_id=PAAAIACABJIKBLFF&dept_id=3021


Tide has a small 3 pack - like you are talking about, but it said you are only supposed to use them for sink washing. I used to get these discs compressed powder detergent (I think purex) but I can't find them anymore...they would be perfect for just carry-on luggage. Just what I am looking for but just don't know where to find them????

annie1995
07-26-2008, 07:58 PM
I ordered these for our trip next month, you can order them from walmart:thumbsup2

http://www.dropps.com/

Shelly F - Ohio
07-28-2008, 10:59 AM
I just bought a .99 cent packet of liquid Tide at target. Good for one load.

webster76
08-09-2008, 10:10 AM
So glad I was browsing this morning.... found so many great tips and the info on "dropps" laundry tablets! Just what my daughter needs for college! I ordered them from WalMart and had them shipped free to pick up at the store. Thanks for the tip!:yay: :yay:

lisadr
08-11-2008, 01:20 PM
Our trip in Sept will be our first time flying to WDW and I am planning on doing laundry while we are there. Has any tried the Tide Detergent Tablets they now have for sale..do they clean as well as regular Tide does??? Has anyone travelled with these in their suitcase and do they travel ok? I figured this is much easier than traveling with Tide Powder and non spillable, any info on these detergent tablets would be helpful..thanks.

MOUSER

11 TRIPS TO WDW ....
8/86, 4/88, 8/90, 8/92, 4/94, 3/96, 3/97 8/98,
12/98, 12/99, 12/00, 9/01

Hi there,

We will be going for 2 weeks and so with the new travel restrictions it's laundry for us too!;) I buy "Dropps" they are like gel-pacs that you use for the dishwasher. I buy them at Target, or Walmart and they are about $7.99 for 20 (I think). In any case, I pack them in a tupperware they thing or any other hard case so they don't burst, along with some dryer sheets and a few rolls of quarters and I'm all set. They also clean very well :)

Good luck and have a nice trip!

lisadr
08-11-2008, 01:30 PM
Our trip in Sept will be our first time flying to WDW and I am planning on doing laundry while we are there. Has any tried the Tide Detergent Tablets they now have for sale..do they clean as well as regular Tide does??? Has anyone travelled with these in their suitcase and do they travel ok? I figured this is much easier than traveling with Tide Powder and non spillable, any info on these detergent tablets would be helpful..thanks.

MOUSER

11 TRIPS TO WDW ....
8/86, 4/88, 8/90, 8/92, 4/94, 3/96, 3/97 8/98,
12/98, 12/99, 12/00, 9/01

Hi there,

We will be going for 2 weeks and so with the new travel restrictions it's laundry for us too!;) I buy "Dropps" they are like gel-pacs that you use for the dishwasher. I buy them at Target, or Walmart and they are about $7.99 for 20 (I think). In any case, I pack them in a tupperware they thing or any other hard case so they don't burst, along with some dryer sheets and a few rolls of quarters and I'm all set. They also clean very well :)

Good luck and have a nice trip!

webster76
08-11-2008, 01:37 PM
I wish they had the "Dropps" at our Target or WalMart here. I have't seen them though. I ordered them on line and they will ship them for free to my local WalMart to pick up ... $4.99 plus tax for 20.

ash-n-brensmom
08-15-2008, 03:25 PM
I found some all liquid detergent in the travel section at target, and it says it will do two load of laundry. I plan on taking that on my trip since I cannot find tablets. It was only 1.00.[/QUOTE]

I just bought these too, they are in the travel size product aisle at Target. They are the All small and mighty liquid and are good for 2 loads...too bad about the tide dropins but these will work fine...

dani blaski
08-16-2008, 03:27 PM
how well do they clean? did your clothes have any stains? and if so, did dropps remove them on their own or did you use a stain remover? my son is so messy and then ends up getting stuff on me and daddy!
THANKS!

cwestbrook
08-16-2008, 09:37 PM
I didn't think gel type items would pass the travel restrictions. I think they would still count as a liquid.:confused3

webster76
08-16-2008, 09:44 PM
I think you're right- it would probably be considered a liquid. My potato salad from Earl of Sandwich in DTD was considered a liquid and they took it away!:rotfl2:

dani blaski
08-17-2008, 08:06 AM
I think you're right- it would probably be considered a liquid. My potato salad from Earl of Sandwich in DTD was considered a liquid and they took it away!:rotfl2:


I bet that was painful! Their food is so yummy!

webster76
08-17-2008, 08:10 AM
If I had known this was going to happen , believe me, I would have eaten! We always go to Earl of Sandwich during our stay and try to get food for the flight home. It IS yummy!!