Advice on the ever-so-fun topic of Laundry

Detergent - Tide pods rock.  They're easy, fast and eliminates use of messy liquid or powder detergent.

Bleach - unless its has a colorsafe additive, use bleach only on whites.  Pour into the Bleach trap in your washer.

Spray-n-wash - fantastic on stains.

Laundromats - slow and painful.  Personally, I'd suggest avoiding if at all possible.

Dry Cleaning - if you've got spots or stains on your shirts