Tide is always my first choice in laundry detergent. I've always been able to rely on it. I'm a weirdo with my laundry, I'm very particular. I like tide because you only need a little to get your clothes clean, and I don't feel that it's too harsh on my skin. I have noticed, however, that if I use too much I find what looks like an oily spot on some of my darks. major bummer, but I've discovered that baby powder works great to get rid of that.