Method Laundry Concentrated Detergent

Method Laundry

I love living on this rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, but living here has its share of disadvantages.

For example, I can’t take long road trips here. On the mainland, you can drive to another state or another country and see something different. For example, if you live in California, you can drive to Las Vegas to go gambling at the ungodly hour of 4 a.m. or drive to Mexico to get drunk off of cheap tequila and experience Montezuma’s Revenge because you were so drunk that you actually drank water from Mexico.

Here on this rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, you can’t drive very far, unless you enjoy going around and around in huge circles.

Another disadvantage is getting sand trapped in places you don’t want sand to be. I’m pretty sure this is not a problem for people in such states as Montana, Oklahoma, and either of the Dakotas. Chafing that involves sand is never good, except when you’re planning to repaint something.

Finally, there aren’t any Red Circle Boutiques here. We’ve got three World Dominating Superstore Behemoths and two “The ‘K’ Stands For Krap” Superstores, but no Red Circle Boutiques.

Unfortunately, I’m not expecting one to open up soon because I think it’s impossible to build a Red Circle Boutique here on this rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, because if someone does, this rock will sink like Atlantis.

The reason why I’d like to have a Red Circle Boutique on this rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean is because I’d have easy access to Method cleaning products. There aren’t any places here that sell them. Sure, I could buy them online, but I’m too much of a cheap bastard to pay for shipping.

Fortunately, friend/Impulsive Buy junkie Akiko bought some Method products for me while on a trip to the Dirty South (Do the kids still call it the “Dirty South?”). Actually, she only bought me the Method hand soap, which I reviewed a few months back.

(Editor’s Note: Oops, actually, Akiko also bought me Method dishwashing detergent and bathroom cleaner. I forgot about them in the closet. You know what they say, “Out of sight, out of mind.” I suck as a friend.)

Recently, Akiko gave me her slightly used bottle of Method Laundry Concentrated Detergent. She gave it to me because she didn’t care much for the overwhelming Morning Bloom scent. Although, I have my suspicions that she gave me the bottle because she wanted to drop the hint that I need to wash my clothes more often instead of recycling my worn clothes out of my laundry basket.

Hey, I just follow the two rules of recycling worn clothes:

1. If it doesn’t have stains, out of the washer it remains.
2. If worn clothes has no smell, no one else will be able to tell.

One of the first things I liked about the Method detergent was the fact it’s concentrated. With only 32 ounces of detergent, it’s much lighter than the smallest container offered by other liquid detergent brands, which usually contain about 100 ounces. This makes a big difference because I’m out of shape, or more specifically, I’m weak, like Popeye without spinach and Screech from Saved by the Bell.

Since it’s concentrated, the Method detergent can still deliver the same amount of laundry loads as the other brands’ 100-ounce containers, which turns out to be about 32 loads of laundry.

Method Laundry Video

One of the neatest things about the bottle is that it has a self-measuring cap. Just flip the cap lid, squeeze the bottle, measure the amount of detergent, and then pour. (To see a clip of the self-measuring cap in action, just click the picture on the right. Quicktime format – 1 MB)

I tried to test its stain fighting power, but nowadays I hardly stain my clothes, since I don’t referee bikini mud wrestling anymore.

As for the Morning Bloom scent, I didn’t find it overwhelming, like Akiko did. I thought it was a pleasant smell and smelled better than the big-name brand stuff I usually use, but it definitely didn’t smell morning-ish. Of course, my mornings usually smell like “Oh crap, I have to get up.”

Overall, I liked the Method detergent, especially the self-measuring cap. Maybe I’ll start washing my clothes more often, just so that I can play with the self-measuring cap.


Item: Method Laundry Concentrated Detergent
Purchase Price: $8.00
Rating: 4 out of 5
Pros: Kick ass self-measuring cap. Concentrated. Nice scent. Biodegradable.
Cons: Scent maybe overwhelming for some. No Red Circle Boutiques on this rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Lame road trips. Sand in my crack.

19 thoughts on “Method Laundry Concentrated Detergent

  1. Well I could not get the video link to open. Any suggestions? I had to click on the link also to find out what the red circle botuque was. I will also hang my head in shame. Where exactly are you from? I am assuming Hawaii, but I guess I could be wrong? I feel for you if you dont get to visit the red circle botique they are the best.

  2. I’ve been meaning to ask where you live too, Marvo…

    I like the idea of concentrated detergent also. If they could make concentrated gallons of milk, I’d be set. My goal is to be able to carry all of my purchases from the supermarket into my house in one trip, so concentrated stuff is DA BOMB.

  3. Ayesha97 – You shouldn’t feel bad, you’re probably driving distance away from a Red Circle Boutique. I have to hop on a plane.

    Becky – Like Damon said, you might not have Quicktime installed, that’s the most important piece to the puzzle. As for where I’m from, your assumption is correct, but I’m not telling you which island. 😉

    Webmiztris – You SHOULD know EXACTLY where I live, since you were a prize drawing winner for an antibacterial wipe that came in an envelope with my address on it. Also, what ever happened to the concept of actual dehydrated foods? You know, foods that come condensed and then grow when water is added.

    Damon – Yeah, that cap is the coolest thing I’ve seen in a while, which bascially tells you that I don’t get out much.

  4. I love it when I get sand trapped in unexpected places. Makes me feel funny like when I use to clime the rope in gym class

  5. Buy at Amazon.com when you order cd/books/etc. Any order of $25 or more is eligible for SuperSaver shipping. That means it’s FREE. I began doing this with Blixtex Herbal Answer Chapstick when every store in the stupid state of Tennessee stopped carring my coveted lip balm.

  6. Matt – Oooh, too much information. However, if you were a woman, I would say to you, “Tell me more.”

    schmims – Unfortunately, Amazon doesn’t carry a large assortment of Method products. 🙁

  7. Woohoo!!!

    Now all you have to do is clean your bathroom and do your dishes (with the Method cleaning products of course) and you’ll be good to go with the ladies (heh heh heh).

  8. Mellie – I now do this quasi-product review blog thing, I’m pretty sure you haven’t heard of it.

    akiko – You know, I’m going to need a whole lot more than that to be in with the ladies, like looks and personality.

  9. While intriguing, it can’t beat the 17 pound box of Surf I just bought for $5. Actually, I bought 3 of them. At 145 loads per box, for $15 I can do 435 loads of laundry for just, what, 2.9 cents per load? (math is NOT my strong suit…) And I won’t need any for at least 2 years!Maybe 3, if I keep turning my underwear inside out every other week before tossing them in the hamper…

  10. Thumper – But the self-measuring cap…It’s soooo cool. Did you watch the video? It’s soooo cool. 🙂

  11. I went out and bought this this week because I needed detergent :). I bought the free and clear kind because I hate scented detergent. The cap is indeed one of the coolest things I’ve ever used.

  12. Webmiztris – Stalker? Hmm…Nevermind the address, I’ll give you a map, it’s easier.

    Robin – See Thumper…It’s sooo cool. The cap is sooo cool.

    Tamara – Love as in I-wanna-have-your-children-love or stalker-love? I’m fine with either.

  13. Anthony – Thanks for the compliment. Yeah, Method products are pretty good, if you’re willing to pay a slight premium for them. Of course, my premium is a bit more than most people since I’m thousands of miles from a store that sells them.

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