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Swings, slides, swimming, supper and stains: How to enjoy everything summer has to offer

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Posted: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 10:00 pm | Updated: 1:35 am, Wed Sep 17, 2014.

(BPT) - Long, cold months stuck inside can give any family cabin fever. Fortunately, winter is over and warmer weather has returned. That means it’s time to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors with your family.

If you love the idea of heading outside but you’re worried about the malodors and messes that might come as side effects of fun outdoor activities, Tide has got you covered with some ideas for how to make the most of warm weather days, and let Tide handle the cleanup for you, getting your clothes cleaned the first time. Enjoy these carefree activities with the whole family.

* Plan a family bike ride. Who says bikes are just for kids? Bike rides can be enjoyed by the whole family and they’re great exercise as well. Don’t be afraid to go off the beaten path - opt for a trail ride as opposed to riding down busy streets. This will be safer for everyone and give the experience a more natural feel. If you’re unsure where the trails are in your area, visit your local bike shop. They will be able to help you find the perfect trail for your family’s goals and the abilities of your smallest riders.

* Play ball. America’s favorite pastime - baseball - and warm-weather months simply go hand in hand. So why not catch the spirit and turn your family into a collection of future all-stars by hosting a neighborhood baseball game? If you have room in your backyard, play there. If not, secure one of the fields at your local park. You can rest assured that when your kids slide into third base, you’ll be able to restore their jerseys to their original fresh smell.

* Bask in the great outdoors. If you’re looking for an outdoor activity that allows your family to really get away from it all, you can’t beat camping. If you’re ready to embrace nature and sleep under the stars, visit your state’s Department of Natural Resources website for open campgrounds. And don’t worry if your clothes smell like you’ve been outside all day after camping. Tide Simply Clean and Fresh works hard the first time to remove tough odor and dirt from clothes, so your family can enjoy the great outdoors knowing that Tide will freshen up your smelly clothes in no time.

* Host a cookout. For some people, summer barbecues are as much a part of the summer as trips to the beach or the Fourth of July. If you’re one of these people, make hosting a barbecue a family event. Invite your friends and neighbors to your barbecue and give each family member a special task to make the barbecue successful. This way they will feel more part of the event. And while you’re planning the menu, don’t forget that Tide Simply Clean and Fresh can handle the cleanup the next day and remove any cookout odors that may be lingering from that delicious hotdog or barbecue.

The warmer months are perhaps the most enjoyable time of the year, and with the right activities and cleanup gear, you can make the most of the time with your family, without having to worry about the mess. So get together and decide what you want to do. As long as you’re doing it outdoors and together, you’re in for a great time.

To learn more about how Tide can keep your clothes looking and smelling their best, visit www.Tide.com.

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