15 Top Rated Laundry Products on Amazon
These top-rated laundry products will leave your clothes fresher and cleaner than ever — with less effort on your part.
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Tide Pods 3-in-1 Laundry Detergent Pacs
The cult favorite, Tide Pods Laundry Detergent Pacs, saves you from measuring out laundry detergent. Instead you just toss one of the pre-measured pods — packed with detergent, stain remover and color protector — into your washing machine. The pods can be used in warm and cold laundry cycles, and they have a pleasant “Spring Meadow” scent.
“I’ve loved these since I started using them years ago,” writes one Amazon reviewer. “So much simpler to use, less mess, and less chance of wasting product than from a pour-bottle. I have only ever needed one pod per load, even large loads, and never had an issue with items not being clean.”
All Free Clear Liquid Laundry Detergent
If you have sensitive skin, try All Free Clear Laundry Detergent. It’s made without perfumes and dyes so it’s less likely to cause irritation. The hypoallergenic detergent helps remove stains and odors from clothing in any washing machine at any water temperature.
“After multiple breakouts and irritated skin from the name-brand pods, I tried All Free Clear and ever since then I haven’t looked back,” writes one Amazon reviewer. “Love how it cleans, removes odor, and keeps the lights bright. Using for my newborn clothes and linens as well!”
Downy Unstopables In-Wash Scent Booster Beads
Give your laundry a lasting fresh scent with Downy Unstopables Scent Booster Beads. They’re designed to go in the washing machine along with your detergent. They give clothing a vibrant, bright scent that lasts up to 12 weeks, even when fabrics are tucked away in storage.
“My daughter told me about this product after I complained of my clothes having a musty odor when they sit in my drawers for a while,” writes one happy Amazon buyer. “Since using Downy Unstopables, my clothes, including my cloth masks, have such a fresh scent!”
Downy Infusions Dryer Sheets
Reduce wrinkles and static while softening clothes with the Down Infusions Dryer Sheets, which also give clothes the soothing scent of lavender and vanilla bean. All you do is add a sheet or two to the dryer with each load.
“Opening the Amazon box, I could smell the amazing scent of these dryer sheets. They have a strong scent, but not overpowering,” writes one Amazon reviewer. “Not only the great scent of these, but (it) works wonders with your clothes in the dryer. Everything comes dry, nice and extra soft.”
Handy Laundry Wool Dryer Balls
These Handy Laundry wool dryer balls offer many of the same benefits as dryer sheets, but they’re reusable and eco-friendly. The balls are made from 100 percent premium New Zealand wool. In your dryer they help remove wrinkles, reduce lint and shorten drying time.
Here’s what one Amazon reviewer has to say: “I think these are fantastic. They take all the lint and hair off my clothes and sheets. I have very long hair and sometimes after drying my clothes WITHOUT these balls I would find clumps of hair stuck to everything. But WITH the balls they collect all the hair and then I can easily take it off and dispose of it.”
Simple Houseware Mesh Wash Bags
Delicate items such as undergarments, activewear and sweaters often benefit from extra protection in the laundry, and the Simple Houseware mesh wash bags help prevent tangling, snagging and pulling. The bags come in several sizes, including a structured option that’s ideal for bras. The bags also have rust-free zippers that withstand regular washing.
“I purposely waited a while to do this review. I wanted to use the bags several times so I had a good idea of how good/bad they really are,” writes one Amazon reviewer. “I love them! I use the smaller ones for my bras/lingerie and they work beautifully. Zippers are strong, heavy-duty plastic and are working quite well. I would highly recommend them!”
OxiClean White Revive Laundry Whitener and Stain Remover
Brighten up dingy white clothing with OxiClean White Revive, a powder add-in for the washing machine. This popular product helps remove stains and brighten and whiten clothing, with 40 percent more whitening power than chlorine bleach according to the manufacturer. For really stained clothing, dissolve some OxiClean in water and pre-soak.
“I had about 20 white T-shirts that I’ve worn over the past two years, some newer than others, and they’ve all started yellowing, especially around the collars after I wear them to outdoor music festivals or desert hikes,” writes one Amazon buyer. “Well, following the instructions on the OxiClean tub (six hour soak, wash as normal) brought ALL of the t-shirts back to life and they are as bright white as a NEW shirt.”
The Laundress Stain Brush
Treat stains more efficiently with the top-rated Laundress Stain Brush. The soft, densely-packed bristles break up stains on all types of fabric. The handy brush provides just the right level of agitation and can even be used on delicates.
“I bought this on a whim and now don’t know how I did without it!” writes one Amazon reviewer. “I use the brush on a variety of fabrics from delicate silk to heavier cottons and denim, and it’s very effective to get stain removers deeper into the fabric. The bristles are soft so they don’t do any damage, and it’s more efficient and less messy then using my fingers or just rubbing the fabric together.”
Affresh Washing Machine Cleaner
If your washer smells musty, Affresh washing machine cleaner tablets can remove the residue and grime that causes it. The tablets can be used in top- and front-load washing machines, and they’re safe for septic tanks.
“I have been using bleach to clean my machine for some time, but decided to give this a try a few months ago,” writes one Amazon reviewer. “My very first clean with Affresh left me surprised and delighted for not only did it clean my machine, it eliminated the nasty smell that always transferred to my clothes thanks to a build up of mold I didn’t even know about. Every month now, I toss a tablet into the drum and let it work its magic.”
Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Liquid Laundry Detergent
Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Laundry Detergent is a popular choice for those seeking a gentle, biodegradable formula. It’s made from plant-derived ingredients, stain-fighting enzymes and essential oils, and it’s free from parabens, phthalates and artificial colors.
“I find the laundry soap cleans as well as or better than some regular detergents, since I don’t have to use as much of it,” writes one Amazon reviewer. “It works in both cold and hot water, and I haven’t seen any fading of my clothing. I’ve used it on stains, too, and as long as they are fresh, it tends to work well.”
Shout Color Catcher Sheets
Shout Color Catcher Sheets help prevent dye transfer in the wash. The sheets absorb any loose dyes, allowing you to mix colors and whites in the same load without the whites emerging with colorful splotches.
“These really work,” explains one Amazon buyer. “The sheets soak up any dye that leaches out of your clothes into the wash before they can stain other garments, and the proof is when you pull one out at the end of a wash cycle that is totally pink or blue. It seemed really wasteful to wash so many smaller separate loads to make sure nothing ran, so I love that this exists.”
Lysol Laundry Sanitizer
If you’re concerned about bacteria lingering on your clothing, Lysol Laundry Sanitizer kills 99 percent of bacteria and odors that detergent might leave behind. It doesn’t contain bleach and it works in all water temperatures. All you have to do is add it during the rinse cycle. It’s a good product to have on hand for when you need to get cat pee out of clothes.
“I’m a retired OR nurse, so I’m a bit of a clean freak.” one Amazon reviewer writes. “I like knowing that my laundry not only looks clean but IS clean, and it’s not clean if its riddled with microbes. I use this in almost every load and find that it works equally well on all types of fabric. It has not damaged any fabric, not even my delicates.”
Zout Laundry Stain Remover Spray
You can treat tough stains like grass, blood and sweat with Zout stain remover spray. Each enzyme in the triple-enzyme formula breaks down specific stain types so they can be more easily removed in the washer, and the spray is quick and easy to use.
“I grew up using this stuff [be]cause I was a messy gremlin of a child. Now that I am a messy gremlin of an adult, I still use this,” writes one Amazon reviewer. “It gets out the tough stains, like that spaghetti you got on your shirt but forgot about for a week, or that oil stain you’re not quite sure how it got there but it won’t ever leave. This (stuff) will give it the boot.”
Conair Fabric Defuzzer/Shaver
When your favorite clothing comes out of the dryer covered with pills or lint, the Conair fabric shaver easily and safely removes unsightly broken fibers. The battery-powered unit has three depth settings to quickly shave fuzz, pills and lint from fabric, and it’s safe to use on multiple fabric types.
“I bought this on a whim in last attempts to save my favorite duvet cover,” writes one Amazon reviewer. “The pills had gotten to the point where it was seriously uncomfortable to sleep with them getting all up in my leg space. I thought I was going to have to get a new duvet cover entirely. Along came this lil baby.
“Not only is my duvet cover basically brand new, but I have found a new hobby. I’m depilling everything. Sweatshirts, leggings, blankets, socks, anything that looks like it needs some love. It does the job quickly and leaves everything looking fresh.”
Bounce Pet Hair and Lint Guard Mega Dryer Sheets
Bounce Pet Hair and Lint Guard Mega Dryer Sheets don’t just soften your clothes — they help repel lint and pet hair to keep your clothes looking neater. The oversized sheets also reduce wrinkles and static in the dryer, and give laundry a fresh scent, too.
“If you have a pet hair problem, get these dryer sheets!” writes one Amazon reviewer. “I was skeptical about them really working, but after using just one on a load of dog blankets and beds, I wanted to buy stock in them if I could! Tried on a load of clothes that had loads of dog and cat hair, and they came out of the dryer without the need to be lint rolled.”