Method Laundry Detergent

Posted on September 20, 2010 by Courtney

I’m a big fan of Method cleaning products. They get the job done and they come in cool packaging, which I’m a complete sucker for, and I really like the company and its whole “people against dirty” mission. I like Method hand soap and its teardrop-shaped pump bottle so much, I kept the bottles as permanent fixtures in my kitchen and bathroom and now buy the refill packages whenever I run out of soap.

So when I saw that Method now makes laundry detergent, I knew I wanted to check it out. (Plus, look at that cute bottle! I am a marketer’s dream.) But to be honest, I had my doubts that this one bottle would provide me with 50 loads of laundry, as it promises. It just doesn’t look like enough to cover 50 loads.

Well, I’m pleased to tell you that I was wrong. I’ve now gotten 46 loads out of this bottle, and there’s easily enough for at least four more. That adds up to more than 50 loads, and it’s already lasted me for months!

(How do I know this, you ask? Simple: I kept track. Every time I did a load of laundry, I made a tally mark on the side of the bottle. See?)

This detergent is packaged unlike any other I’ve seen, but don’t be weirded out by it. All you have to do is push down the top and the detergent squirts out — four pumps per load of laundry. My clothes come out perfectly clean and smelling great. Right now Method offers scents in Fresh Air or Peony Blossom, or if scents aren’t your thing, you can opt for the unscented Free and Clear.

Most of all, I love this detergent because it involves way less packaging than other brands. You know how big and heavy those jugs of detergent are when you’re trying to haul them out and pour a cupful into your washing machine, right? This bottle is a heck of a lot easier to deal with, and it’s made from 50% recycled plastic to boot. I don’t think I’ll ever go back to detergent jugs.

Method laundry detergent retails for $15.49 on Method’s website, or you can find it at Target, Lowe’s, and many other stores.


  1. Oh! I love this stuff too!!! There’s no goopy detergent rings in my laundry room anymore, and the bottle is so compact. And it works so well!

    September 20th, 2010 at 7:06 am
    Comment by Allie
  2. I’m sold! I’m a weakling and the big jugs aren’t even on my radar. Buying the smaller jugs just means more trips to the store. Method is on my shopping list now. Thanks, Courtney!

    September 20th, 2010 at 10:25 am
    Comment by Lynn
  3. I can vouch for the stuff, too. Unlike every other detergent I’ve ever used, Method is a one-hand operation, and I’m guessing we’re going to get in the 55-load range with that one bottle. That makes the cost per load well worth it.

    September 20th, 2010 at 1:23 pm
    Comment by mickey
  4. We use this and we love it.

    September 20th, 2010 at 1:25 pm
    Comment by k8
  5. I love how small the container it is and how long it lasts! It also works so much better than any other detergent I tried! You can pre-treat stains with it as well and it works better than other stain treaters!! I have even used it on stains that have gone through the dryer and they came out!

    I use the Free and Clear kind and it is the most non-irritating detergent I can find. I even use it on lingerie/bras. I can put my hands all in it and not itch and feel like I have to wash my hands repeatedly. Better than Tide Free or Sensitive Skin which I previously used.

    September 20th, 2010 at 6:44 pm
    Comment by Elf
  6. LOVE Method, and this laundry detergent! Easy to carry, no mess, and simple to use…what more could you want? Oh yes, and it’s animal friendly :)

    September 20th, 2010 at 7:04 pm
    Comment by Amanda
  7. I have been thinking about giving this laundry detergent a try. Our washing machine is HE so I won’t be able to enjoy this particularly nifty packaging. I did see two HE options on the website. I’ll have to use up the current detergent first, though…

    September 20th, 2010 at 10:37 pm
    Comment by Julie
  8. Julie, see the HE on the side of the bottle in the picture above? Works fine in my HE machine.

    September 20th, 2010 at 11:02 pm
    Comment by cherelle
  9. Thanks for educating me. Also, Method Laundry Detergent is on sale this week at my local Target – sweet!

    September 21st, 2010 at 8:41 am
    Comment by Abby
  10. I’m going to keep this in mind as a back up, but I will stick with my homemade stuff:

    1 cup borax
    1 cup washing soda
    1 bar castille soap, grated

    2 tbsp per load. Works great. White vinegar in the rinse cycle for fabric softener.

    September 21st, 2010 at 1:55 pm
    Comment by Jess
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