It's true what they say, a daughter will grow up and mirror things her mama did. My mom was a "brand name" woman. It really didn't matter what the product was, could be anything from detergent to canned vegetables to toilet paper. Yes...toilet paper! Tide, Del Monte, and Charmin lived in our house at all times!
Not much has changed since mom passed. I carry on that same tradition. I've tried other things, but MOM WAS RIGHT, as usual.
Here are a few for me that are a MUST, no exceptions: Charmin, Del Monte veggies, Kraft Mac N Cheese, Snuggle softener, Bounty paper towels, Dawn dish soap, Shamrock products, and especially Tide detergent. Look I can compromise on some things at the grocery store, but these are a must-have for me.
Last week I was at Walmart. I don't grocery shop at Walmart, but I do go there for household products and little things that I may need. I was in the detergent aisle picking up my usual Tide. I started making my way down the aisle when this sweet-smellin lil old lady says to me, "now honey, I don't mean to be watching you, but that Tide is expensive and there is somethin else cheaper over here that will do the job just as good as your Tide will." With nail biting and lip curling I said, "Wow I have tried a lot of things in the past and just nothing compares to my Tide." She said, "honey, trust me, that Purex over there will clean your clothes just as good as that Tide will for a third of the price." My OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) kicked in. I think I was breaking out in a sweat. I,however, in no way wanted to hurt her feelings and I felt so incredibly obligated to buy the Purex. I took the Tide out of the cart and put it back. I picked up the Purex and put it in my cart. I thought to myself that I could just walk away and come right back to the aisle and get my Tide without her even knowing it, that way no harm no foul. Right? Then an over-thought on my part said but wait, what if she sees you in line paying without the Purex in the cart. I could already picture her sad face saying, "honey, where's your Purex?" Damn it! I reluctantly bought the Purex. Well, now that I bought it I guess I will try 1 load, just 1 load of laundry to prove her wrong! I did a load of laundry. Is is better, the same, worse? I dunno...