5 Tips for Preparing Your Home for Cold & Flu Season

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5 tips for preparing your home

Cold and flu prevention starts at home.  While it’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle through, complete with a well balanced diet and exercise routine, hydration, rest, and a multivitamin for health & immune support, there are so many other things you can to maintain your home this winter to further promote your family’s overall health. [Read more...]

all free clear Review

All Free & Clear

Usually I’m all about scent when it comes to doing laundry and choosing laundry detergent. I just want to make sure that everything comes out smelling clean and not stale. But I’m also very open minded when it comes to laundry and cleaning products, so I decided to try some all free clear. [Read more...]

Cleaning Up with Samsung

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Thanksgiving is just weeks away. Can you believe it? This year you can get your home ready for holiday party time with help from Samsung. Yes, you read that right: Samsung.  The electronics giant isn’t just about televisions and smart phones.  They also have great appliances like refrigerators and vacuums.  The Samsung Motion Sync Bagless Upright Vacuum definitely lives up to the reputation of the Samsung name. [Read more...]

Purex Crystals Aromatherapy Review

Purex Crystals Aromatherapy Review

Great fabric softeners and scent boosters are a must in my house! I always want to make sure the boys have extra fresh clothes (and me too!). Not to mention, there’s nothing like fresh sheets and blankets for the beds.  Purex Crystals are a great product for this.  I like them, because I don’t have to worry about the product staining or fading out our clothes the way some liquid products.  They also give my clothes a very fresh scent, and I like that I can easily measure them out for any size load.

Now when you shop the laundry aisle, be on the look out for Purex® Crystals Aromatherapy.

  • Well Being brightens any mood with the happy fragrance of fresh blossoms
  • Energy helps you tackle any day with the stimulating power of citrus
  • Serenity keeps you calm all day long with the gentle scent of water-lilies

So far I’ve tried the well being scent.  I really enjoy the freshness and floral scent it gives my laundry, and I can’t wait to try the other scents!

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Disclosure: I received product samples and coupons to facilitate this post. The opinions are my own.

Must Have Fall Cleaning Tools – Review & Giveaway

Must Have Fall Cleaning Tools

This fall I’ve been sharing a number of cleaning and tools and products.  Today we can continue the series with a roundup of must have fall cleaning tools from Mr. Clean, Black & Decker, Dawn, and Evercare. And to go along with the round-up, I have a giveaway package featuring all the products you see here! [Read more...]

Party Time with Cascade and a Giveaway

This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Cascade. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.

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Today I’m sharing another party, starring Cascade as the clean up crew.  For this party, we had a brunch of sorts, featuring a French Toast Bake, as well as bacon, sausage, hashbrowns, and other breakfast treats, like…

Pina Colada Smoothies

Pina Colada Smoothies
and…..
Caramel Apple Dumpling
Caramel Apple Dumplings (recipe to come)

Our guests received samples of Cascade, was well as product information and tips.

The biggest and most important tip to note……when you Cascade Platinum, NO pre-rinse is needed!  A survey found that 46% of respondents thought that skipping the pre-rinse would lead to dirtier dishes, but Cascade Platinum has an advanced triple-action formula has powerful enzymes that break down even 24-hour stuck-on food for Cascade’s best clean and shine.

I’ve definitely seen the proof of this, having used the product for the last couple of months.  Since I only run my machine two or three times a week, my dishes have plenty of time to set up and really put the product to the test.Cascade has worked great on everything from casserole dishes and crock pots to baking skillets and pans.

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Skipping the pre-rinse not only helps your dishes to come out clean and shiny, but it also saves you time.  Here are some other tips, I shared with my guests:

1.  You can stack ‘em high or stack ‘em low.  Just make sure bulky items don’t block the sprayer.

2. Place tall dishes & pans in the back of the bottom rack so they don’t block the detergent chamber.

3. Check your bottom.  Place glasses and other fragile items in the top rack.  This keeps them away from the powerful sprayer under the bottom rack.

4.  Your tine to shine. Keep glasses looking great.  Set them between tines on the rack, not over them.  Wet contact points can cause spots.

5. Lock & load. Threading longer utensils through coffee mug handles can help keep them secure in the wash.

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Clean Up This Fall and Save with Henkel A+ Values

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  #CollectiveBias #APlusValues

Henkel A+ Values

For the past month, I’ve been featuring ideas and products for fall cleaning.  Today I’m sharing a few more, and as a bonus, you can actually Get $10 Back in Coupon Savings on these products with Henkel A+ Values.

Henkel makes products you know and love such as Dial, Purex, Right Guard, renuzit, and Soft Scrub.  Today I’m talking about how I use products from the last two brands on this list, but I’m also going to tell you how can save money on ALL these brands this fall.  All you have to do is by $20 worth of products from the participating brands I just mentioned.  Then visit the A Plus Values page and enter your email address. From there, you will have the chance to upload your receipt from where you bought the participating products. Upon validation, you will receive $10 in money saving coupons from Henkel. Coupon savings delivered electronically via opt-in e-mail. While supplies last. $20 purchase requirement based on advertised retail price, before coupons.

 This is a really great deal for me, considering I already use products from the participating brands.  If you use these items too, this might be a great time for you to stock up! [Read more...]

Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Agraria

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If you’re like me, you love filling your home with fresh, clean fragrances.  Agraria has a beautiful line of high quality fragrance products like candles and diffusers, that not only smell fabulous, but also add a luxurious look to your decor.

As you know, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Here at Simply Sweet Home, I am happy to support and raise awareness for the cause.  Each year I try to partner with companies who are doing the same, and I’m happy to have Agraria as a partner in this. [Read more...]

all OXI Review & Giveaway

All Oxi Review Giveaway

 Back to school means back to laundry, as you have extra piles of school clothes, not to mention practice clothes and uniforms from sports and other activities.  This fall I’m getting that extra laundry done with all. All Oxi com comes in both a liquid form, as well as might pacs. [Read more...]

Shark Rocket Review and Giveaway

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Today we continue our series of cleaning products and tips for the fall season. If you struggle to keep your floors clean and are always looking for the latest and greatest invention to help out, look no further! Today I’m sharing my new Shark Rocket Ultralight Upright!  I am very excited to add this to my arsenal of cleaning products, and I’m sure you would love it too.

Prior to getting the Shark Rocket, I had a full size canister vacuum as well as a stick vac AND a hand vac.  Let’s talk about these first:

-My full size canister vac did a good job of cleaning up everyday messes, but it was such a pain to drag out!  It also didn’t pick up everything, and the attachments were kind of a pain in the neck, more than a help.

-I had actually stopped using my full size vacuum entirely, and I mostly used my stick vac, because it is lightweight. But it lacked powerful suction and had no attachments.

-And as for my hand vac, well, I bought it and used it maybe three times.  It was a total waste of money!

Enter the Shark Rocket!

  Shark Rocket Review

 

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