Tide to Go - HotSpotMama Must Have

Tide To GoTide To GoOver the long holiday weekend, I decided on new category for my blogs. Must Haves. Those are the things that make life easier for me and absolutely must have it.

So my first must have is Tide to Go Instant Stain Remover Sticks. Wow. What a great product. I was sitting with my mother-in-law and sister-in-law one day (forgot where) and they were talking about how great this product was. How great could this product really be? I had heard about the product already but I wasn't that impressed with Clorox bleach pens. I figured that Tide to Go was pretty much in the same category so ... I hadn't tried it yet.

Well, on Sunday, I was wearing white pants. White is the hot color for this summer. I was originally nervous about buying white pants. I mean, come on, I had two little boys who liked to use me as a human napkin. But I succumbed to fashion calling (I'm not that trendy but I like to have a couple of pieces that are in fashion to make sure I don't look like I'm stuck in the 90's) and bought the white pants.

Of course, an hour into the family BBQ on Sunday I got something brownish/red (i assume BBQ sauce) on my white pants. My immediate reaction was, "Damn, I knew I shouldn't wear white around the kids." Then I remembered that it was the perfect opportunity to try the Tide to Go stick (No, I not one of the those annoying people that always turn a negative into a positive). I put the Tide to go stick on my pants ... 10 minutes later, my pants were dry and the stain was gone. I 'm sold. It's on my grocery list for this week.

The Tide website says that Tide to Go works well on the following stains:

Tomato Juice
BBQ Sauce
Grape Juice
Chocolate Syrup
It does not work well on greasy stains.

These are the instructions for Tide to Go:
1. Remove excess residue from stain.
2. Press the Tide to Go tip onto the stain several times to release some stain remover solution onto the stain.
3. Rub tip gently across the stain to remove it. When necessary, add more liquid and continue rubbing gently.

My only problem is that those sticks are so darn small. And my kids' stains are so darn big. I should buy stock in Tide. Anway, I've already purchased it and its in my purse ready to use. You should try it. You'll love it. (If you can't go to the store and get it, you can always click here to buy it.)


Jul 9, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)


Sounds like you should change your name to GotSpotMama.

Jul 9, 2006
by Anonymous Clor Auks (not verified)


Tide was designed with mothers in mind to get out the dirt that kids get into--not with kids in mind to get out the dirt that their mothers get into.

I would recommend giving this to politicians since it is high tide that they start digging up their own dirt for a change.

Jul 9, 2006
by Anonymous Tung Tide (not verified)

Hot Spot Mama

You sound Tide down with your kids. You really need to get out more--white pants are ALWAYS hot in the summer. However, they should NEVER be worn on or after Labor Day. You violated this rule since you were washing your clothes when you had them on. What were you thinking?

Jul 9, 2006
by Anonymous Mama B. White (not verified)

Hot Spot Mama said she doesn't remember were she was sitting!

So, instead of asking, "What were you thinking?", it should be "What were you drinking?"

Aug 10, 2006
by Alexis


They need to make the top a screw top (instead of one that just snaps on). The top of the Tide to Go keeps coming off in my purse.