cleaning review

The Walmart Gift Cards and information have been provided by P&G.  All opinions are my own.

With Spring finally here the last thing I want to do is go shopping. I’d rather be out walking the beach or anything else that lets me be outside enjoying the amazing weather. Instead of making several trips to the store I decided to stock up & save at Walmart. That means I won’t have to go back and forth to pick up things like toilet paper, laundry detergent, and paper towels. Instead I can spend more time having fun and the money I saved gets put towards said fun.

 

Walmart has their Stock Up & Save event going on until April 30. Your favorite P&G products are on sale and there are some great new additions like the great smelling Tide Simply Clean and Fresh Liquid Laundry Detergent. I’m loving this detergent and how great it leaves clothes smelling.

Tide Simply Clean and Fresh Liquid Laundry Detergent

What you can stock up & save on:

  • Tide Liquid Laundry Detergent
  • Tide Simply Clean and Fresh Liquid Laundry Detergent
  • Charmin Ultra Soft or Ultra Strong Toilet Paper
  • Bounty Mega Roll Select-A-Size Paper Towels
  • Luvs Super Absorbent Diapers
  • Pampers Swaddlers Huge Pack
  • Tampax Pearl Plastic, Super Absorbency
  • Always Ultra Thin Long Super Unscented Pads
  • Always Discreet Maximum Underwear
  • Always Discreet Moderate Regular Length Pads

P&G carries many of my favorite things – especially the TP! Charmin has been good to us and our septic so it’s a brand I always stick with.

Charmin Ultra Soft

If you’re tired of multiple trips to the store maybe it’s time for you to stock up and save at Walmart. To help you get started we have a $25 Walmart gift card that we’re giving to one lucky winner. Good luck and have fun outside!

Between the mud that gets tracked in from outside and the abundance of things that get spilled on the floor and furniture it’s a wonder I get to sit down at all! Here recently I’ve welcomed these things and before you go and call me crazy please note I have a good reason. See, Chem-Dry sent us three of their products (we partnered with the NicheParent Network for this campaign) to test out. They sent the Carpet Stain Extinguisher Spot Remover, Grease & Oil Stain Extinguisher, and Carpet Deodorizer.

PicMonkey-Collage-1The first thing I tested out was the Carpet Stain Extinguisher Spot Remover, which seemed perfect for the glob of ketchup that somehow dried up on the couch. Please don’t ask how a glob of ketchup was around long enough to dry up because I don’t have an answer. Chalk it up to the stress of packing/moving and trying to keep up with my normal day-to-day life. The point is the ketchup was there and it wasn’t going anywhere without some help. I read the directions on the can of Carpet Stain Extinguisher Spot Remover which basically told me to spay the product directly on what needed to be cleaned, allow it to sit for a few minutes, and wipe away with a damp cloth.

Clean FurnitureI did all that and was so pleased with the results I went over to the orange stained carpet a few feet away.

PicMonkey-CollageI repeated the process to see how the Carpet Stain Extinguisher Spot Remover would work on Kool-Aid stains that had been there for who knows how long. I wasn’t as impressed with the carpet as I was the furniture but it still did a good job at lightening up the stain. You can barely tell there was anything spilled unless you are looking for it. Again, I have no clue how long it had been there but it had to have been at least 2 weeks (the last time there was orange Kool-Aid in the house.)

clean floor

I haven’t had much reason to try the Grease & Oil Stain Extinguisher thank goodness, but knowing my friends it’s going to come in handy eventually!

The Carpet Deodorizer is absolutely amazing, especially since there is smoking inside. Days after using the Carpet Deodorizer the house still smells fresh and clean with no trace of stale smoke. It is an eye opener to smell the difference and helped me come to the decision to ban smoking inside. It helps with pet odors as well making it a must have product for any home! The Carpet Deodorizer even helps bring matted, dull carpet back to life which is a huge bonus!

ChemDry

I’m the newest Chem-Dry fan and I can excitedly tell you that you need to check them out. Their products work great, smell great, and last a long time. To help you love them too, Chem-Dry is hosting a spring cleaning contest on their Facebook page where one winner will get a free carpet and upholstery cleaning package valued at $500. Contest ends April 3, 2015.

I received the following products for editorial consideration – all opinions are my own

When you have a constant flow of friends in and out of your home the bathroom is at the top for most frequented rooms. I don’t want to know what people are doing in there and I definitely don’t want them knowing what I’m doing! Since I’m not a fan of sticking my hands in the toilet and scrubbing brushes are a cesspool of bacteria, Kaboom has become my new best friend.

KaboomThe Kaboom Scrub Free Continuous Clean toilet cleaner is, to make it brief, awesome. Seriously – anything that will clean my toilet for me is a winner in my book. But this is a toilet cleaning system that easily attaches inside the toilet tank. That way no one will see the magic happening! The system injects OxiClean Stain Fighters into the toilet bowl each time it is flushed which keeps it clean. Oh, and it gets under the rim clean too – score. 

A few more things that make Kaboom Scrub Free! Continuous Clean system awesome

  • Won’t harm toilet parts
  • Safe for Septic Systems
  • Cleans & Deodorizes
  • Refillable

Kaboom Scrub FreeIt couldn’t be easier to install the Kaboom system. Just clip the device on the back of the toilet tank and attach the tube from the tank to the device. Then you put the tube that is attached to the device into the overflow pipe (still in the tank.) Unscrew the cap from the device and place both tablets from the box inside then screw the cap back on. It may sound a little overwhelming, messing with the toilet tubes, but trust me when I say it is a piece of cake. There is even a video to help with the setup process:

I can’t tell you how awesome it is to not have to scrub the toilets. I was so embarrassed to have anyone use my bathroom because I dislike cleaning it so much. It was made so much easier with Kaboom Scrub Free! Continuous Clean and I can’t imagine life without it. Seriously – it gets the toilet super clean and there is never any gross odor left behind. That is everything I could ask for in a toilet cleaner and the some!

Kaboom Toilet

What are you doing to wow your guests this winter?

#MiFabuloso #CollectiveBias1When I was little my Wela (grandmother) would put on music and hand me a broom, mop or feather duster. There was no planning, just all of a sudden she’d start singing:

y donde hay musica hay baile

#MiFabuloso

She never really gave me a chance to complain. If I started to she’d grab my hands and swing me around, causing me to immediately burst into laughter. When she put me down we would clean together. Laughing, singing and dancing while cleaning was our tradition. She always stuck to her specific brands for cleaning and one of them happened to be Fabuloso; an All-Purpose Cleaner I still use today.

I owe everything I know about cleaning to Wela and to this day cannot truly get into cleaning without music. And I wouldn’t want it any other way.

Family Traditions with FabulosoToday when I clean I have a few ways to make it fun; well as fun as cleaning can be! It involves a lot of dancing and the occasional singing into the end of a feather duster. The beauty is once I get started I don’t even realize I’m working. By the time I’m done my mood is elevated and I’ve worked up a sweat from all the dancing.

#MiFabuloso #CollectiveBias (3)

I have a playlist on Spotify that is just for cleaning. It’s full of upbeat, fast tempo music that makes you want to dance. Tip: When creating your own playlist make sure to avoid depressing music.

Bailamos!#MiFabuloso

You know how there are certain triggers that instantly take you back? The smell of Fabuloso takes me back to dancing and cleaning with my wela when I was little. As soon as I open the bottle it’s like I’m 6 years old again, flying through the air giggling. I couldn’t imagine using anything else to clean my kitchen and bathroom with; those memories are priceless and being able to relive them again and again is wonderful.

I think everyone should have a cleaning tool-box that has the Household Essentials needed to clean. Here’s how I put mine together:

#MiFabuloso

  • Get a sturdy container with a handle so you can easily carry it from room to room.
  • Make a list of all the items you need to clean efficiently. My list includes Fabuloso All-Purpose cleaner, furniture polish, glass cleaner, a feather duster, sponges and old rags.
  • Fill the container with the cleaning products and store it somewhere easily accessible. Make sure you put the products back for later use.

Tell Me: Do you use Fabuloso or have a childhood memory of cleaning?

MiFabuloso-2

Roux Maison Laundry Detergent Review

Take a look at the ingredients list on your laundry detergent. Some of the ingredients may have toxic effects on  your body. Some common ingredients in many commercial laundry detergents can cause:

  • Respiratory problems
  • Eye irritation
  • Cancer
  • Endocrine system disruption

Scary, right?

Roux Maison Laundry Detergent Review

If you see any of the following ingredients on the label, run!

  • Sodium lauryl sulfate
  • sodium laureth sulfate
  • 1-dioxane
  • 4-dioxane
  • nonylphenol ethoxylate
  • Phosphates

It’s so easy to avoid this situation and risk by using an organic laundry detergent. I know, if you’re anything like Scott you’ll say “why would I pay more for organic when I can get “X” brand for “X” price. Let’s see why, shall we?

Roux Maison laundry detergent contains 4 ingredients on their label. 4. Take a look at what they don’t have and what they don’t do .

Roux Maison Laundry Detergent ReviewYou can see it’s free of SLS, SLES, Pthalate and so many other known toxins found in other laundry detergents. To me this is what it’s all about. Knowing that those nasty chemicals aren’t going to be going onto or into my family’s skin.

Peace of  mind, laundry that smells fantastic and eco bonus points are just a few bonuses you get from Roux Maison. Clothes actually feel and smell clean. That’s what laundry detergent is supposed to do, but there’s just something about this laundry detergent that makes it even better. Like the feeling that you know you’re doing something positive for your family as well as the environment.

I can definitely recommend Roux Maison as a replacement for your normal laundry detergent. Just give it a try, $14.99 for a 16 ounce bottle (which gives you 40+ loads of clean laundry) is a small price to pay to protect yourself and your family. Roux Maison offers 3 varieties in their Essential Detergents line:

  • Ambrosia
  • Sweet Tea
  • and Fragrance Free

But that’s not all! Be sure to check out everything Roux Maison has to offer by visiting their website, you won’t be disappointed. Be sure to connect with Roux Maison on Facebook and Twitter as well.

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Enter to win a 16 oz bottle of Essential Detergent in your choice of scent (Ambrosia, Sweet Tea or Fragrance-Free). Just use the form below to enter.

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