I love living on this rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, but living here has its share of disadvantages.
For example, I canâ€™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 Montezumaâ€™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 canâ€™t drive very far, unless you enjoy going around and around in huge circles.
Another disadvantage is getting sand trapped in places you donâ€™t want sand to be. Iâ€™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 youâ€™re planning to repaint something.
Unfortunately, Iâ€™m not expecting one to open up soon because I think itâ€™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 Iâ€™d like to have a Red Circle Boutique on this rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean is because Iâ€™d have easy access to Method cleaning products. There arenâ€™t any places here that sell them. Sure, I could buy them online, but Iâ€™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 â€œDirty South?â€). 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 didnâ€™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 doesnâ€™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 itâ€™s concentrated. With only 32 ounces of detergent, itâ€™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 Iâ€™m out of shape, or more specifically, Iâ€™m weak, like Popeye without spinach and Screech from Saved by the Bell.
Since itâ€™s concentrated, the Method detergent can still deliver the same amount of laundry loads as the other brandsâ€™ 100-ounce containers, which turns out to be about 32 loads of laundry.
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 donâ€™t referee bikini mud wrestling anymore.
As for the Morning Bloom scent, I didnâ€™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 didnâ€™t smell morning-ish. Of course, my mornings usually smell like â€œOh crap, I have to get up.â€
Overall, I liked the Method detergent, especially the self-measuring cap. Maybe Iâ€™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.