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Jillpie
05-03-2006, 11:00 PM
I posted this on the CB, but thought I'd try here too. I can't find them anywhere. Any ideas?

momrek06
05-03-2006, 11:06 PM
I used to buy them all the time as my DH traveled allot for work and I would give him a box of TABS (TIDE) so he could do his laundry and the tabs takes the guess work out of measuring detergent.

My oldest DS was in college at the same time and I gave him TABS as well!!!

I have NOT seen them in sometime...I wonder what happened to them!!! :rolleyes:

bevtoy
05-04-2006, 12:13 AM
I looked for them at Target, Walmart, Dollar General etc....... then I read somewhere (maybe this board?) that they do not make them anymore.

tvguy
05-04-2006, 12:15 AM
They were plugging up sewer pipes because they didn't always completely dissolve, so I suspect they don't make them anymore.

Jillpie
05-04-2006, 12:35 AM
Darn, they made things so easy.

ibouncetoo
05-04-2006, 12:43 AM
I still have some old ones in my travel pack.....problem is I can't remember if you use one or two!?!?! :rotfl2:

disneylandfamily
05-04-2006, 01:06 AM
I still have some in the box. It says use one for normal loads and two for heavily soiled loads. I'm saving mine for our August trip.

Celestine
05-04-2006, 05:20 AM
It's weird, in the UK a good market share is for tablets and even capsules! Prepackaged, just chuck them in the soap dispenser & away you go. The only nagging thing I have in my mind is that I'm not sure they work so good if you have a top loading machine & just chuck the detergent in with the clothes, although we have stuff here that does go in with the clothes that are tablets that go in a little bag first - I'm guessing to disperse the detergent better. Anyway, I'm rambling now, but it makes a pleasant change to have something you guys find it difficult to get hold of!!!

mmouse37
05-04-2006, 06:43 AM
Yes, unfortunately they discontinued them in the U.S......I would always bring them whenever we travelled...now I just pre-measure the amount in a zip-lock bag or buy some individual use boxes at the laundromat before we go.

Another option is to purchase small boxes from here....

http://www.minimus.biz/SearchResult.aspx?KeyWords=laundry

This site is great for all sorts of travel sized stuff.

abitjaded
05-04-2006, 11:01 AM
Wouldn't it be cool if they would just reissue them in a larger bag with the instruction to smash em up first. Mine were usually pretty smashed by the time they spent being lugged around in the suitcase, anyway. I always used to leave a couple in the stored suitcases as mouse deterrent. Our closet in the basement where we store the luggage was always the way the dirty little things got in the house in winter (sorry, Minnie and Mickey, love some mice but I hate it when they poop in my suitcase).

Carla

mattmommy
05-04-2006, 12:21 PM
A while ago somebody was selling a HUGE thing of them on ebay. I didn't need that many, but if I knew DIS people then I would have offered to share.

Does anybody have connections overseas? My dh used to travel to Belgium, but he said they only had small stores in the tiny town he had to stay in.

bairdbeth
05-04-2006, 01:42 PM
I couldn't find the tablets, but I found tiny little travel size bottles of Tide at Target. They have enough for 4 loads. They are about the size of a can of Coke. :thumbsup2

gatour
05-04-2006, 01:43 PM
They were discontinued here in the States because they were not selling well. I did some research on this a few months ago found an official P & G (maker of Tide) release that stated this. I understand (as someone above confirmed) that they are quite popular overseas.

Pavilion 2000
05-04-2006, 03:13 PM
I was able to find the individual boxes of Tide (good for one load) at the local supermarket (Safeway) in the trial size section.

Sue (mom of 3 boys!)
05-04-2006, 04:51 PM
I just pre-measure the amount in a zip-lock bag or buy some individual use boxes at the laundromat before we go.



I do the same thing, and do the same with fabric softener sheets. I use the snack size ziplocks, and premeasure each load. I put the softener sheets in 1 ziplock. Then I put it all in a big ziplock with the quarters for the machines, and it's easy to keep track off--all I do is grab the dirty laundry, the bag, and go.

Dopey'sMAMA
05-06-2006, 11:18 PM
I too was looking for those tablets my DH found something similair only they are a liquid in a little packet, much like the new dishwashing packets. I have not yet tried them, but I do have them...saving them for vacations. COT'NWASH INC. P.O. Box 91 Ardmore, PA 19003. I'm to new to post the web site, but I'm sure you can find it under their name. They were running a special of buy 2 get one free, in lots of 20.

bevtoy
05-07-2006, 02:58 AM
http://www.dropps.com/buy.htm
This might do it, looks interesting.......

dgaston
05-07-2006, 12:03 PM
Too bad shipping is $10.50. I'll have to think about it for a while.

bevtoy
05-07-2006, 12:14 PM
Too bad shipping is $10.50. I'll have to think about it for a while.

My sentiments exactly.

JJsmama
05-07-2006, 12:17 PM
I couldn't find the tablets, but I found tiny little travel size bottles of Tide at Target. They have enough for 4 loads. They are about the size of a can of Coke. :thumbsup2

I have one of these too and I love it for travel. I refill it and travel with it again and again. I think I did get mine if the travel size item aisle at Target.

Otherwise, put individual scoops of powder in ziplocs.

Mom24Princesses
05-07-2006, 01:18 PM
I picked up a small bottle of Tide Lqu. at the dollar store. It might have been 12 or so oz. It did 3+ loads.
I don't want to do more than that!! :rotfl2:

I put it into a zip lock bag BUT it did not leak as it was new-sealed.

I plan to do the same for future trips. The dollar store sells lots of brand named stuff in smaller sizes.

Cindi0511
05-07-2006, 10:57 PM
I always used to leave a couple in the stored suitcases as mouse deterrent. Our closet in the basement where we store the luggage was always the way the dirty little things got in the house in winter (sorry, Minnie and Mickey, love some mice but I hate it when they poop in my suitcase).

Carla

Um, Tag Fairy, are you reading this???? :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

You've done it now, Carla! :lmao:

abitjaded
05-08-2006, 10:12 AM
Nah, Cindi. The tag fairy caught me a long time ago when I said something stupid. Then when the DIS added my sponsorship it went bye-bye.

Mickey and Minnie's relatives even have nested in my ski boots. Now that was gross. My boots still reek because someone suggested putting coffee in them to rid them of the mouse smell. But even more than mouse deterrent I need rabbit deterrent right now. Our neighborhood is a strange pocket of wildlife in the center of town. We used to have foxes and coyotes. They seem to be gone, chased out by the build out of the vacant pockets of land. Now I cannot even pull the weeds with my bare hands because each little weed patch is fertilized by rabbit poop. If Tag Fairy dust chased the rabbits away, now you'd be talking. Or even better, if Tag Fairy dust was a birth control device. I watch three or four of the little buggers jumping up and down, nose to nose, "Hi, what is your name? Wanna have some fun and make some little baby rabbits?... Sure, let's have TEN." Mouse poop in the winter, rabbit poop in the summer. The little buggers even rooted in every empty pot on the decks trying to get at the frozen roots left over from ornamental sweet potatoes. But less messy than raccoon dissections of the fish pond. Yuck.

I would love to try the packets of liquid detergent, which I have seen in the stores here, but am afraid they would end up exploding or imploding in the suitcase. We live at high altitude and weird expansion and contraction happens to stuff in the suitcases. Anyone from high altitude tried transporting them? I used to wrap that sort of stuff in disposable diapers. But, thank heavens, my guys are long past that.

Carla

BCV02
05-08-2006, 02:55 PM
I would love to try the packets of liquid detergent, which I have seen in the stores here, but am afraid they would end up exploding or imploding in the suitcase. We live at high altitude and weird expansion and contraction happens to stuff in the suitcases. Anyone from high altitude tried transporting them? I used to wrap that sort of stuff in disposable diapers. But, thank heavens, my guys are long past that.

Carla
I just got of the phone with the company that makes the drops. They said they have had a couple of them leak when they shipped to California (2 or 3 out of 30 cases) but not when shipping to Florida. They are going to send me a couple of zip-lock pouches that are made to hold a drop. That way if they do burst it will be contained in the baggie and still be usable. I never thought about the affect of altitude on these when I bought them.

TSTEWARTFAN
05-08-2006, 06:07 PM
I bought them for a WDW trip 4 years ago and they were great. 2 years ago I needed them again for a WDW trip and couldn't find them anywhere, so I e-mailed the company, and they said they no longer manufactured them. I had also posted a question here on the Disboards, and people who could still find them really had to search. Well, I went on a mission, and tried every drug store, convenience store, supermarket and discount store until I found them. I got the last 2 boxes :woohoo: from a local Eckard drug store. I still have them for this years trip, and now no longer "use them in a pinch" for my laundry here at home. They are strickly for the Disney trips.

logan1_2000
05-09-2006, 05:35 PM
After reading a thread on this topic here on DIS back in approximately fall 2004, I went to Big Lots and found a pretty large package of the discontinued Tide tablets. Brought for emergency use (and they got used) on a pair of DCL cruises in 2005, and hope to make the supply last as long as possible. Prior to my 2003 DCL cruise I bought Wisk brand tablets in the supermarket and brought them for that cruise--I believe that brand too has discontinued the tablets.

I also pack a roll of quarters along with the ziploc bags of dryer sheets and the tablet packets inside a ziploc as well.

I have back to back trips to two different parts of FLA later this month, first Destin and then Sunny Isles, first business and then family--won't have a chance to get home in between, so I will pack a few tablets and sheets because we have a washer dryer in our suite on the second trip, so I can use the same clothes for both trips.