Laundry Simplified with Purex No Sort

Purex No Sort

If you’ve been a regular visitor to my blog and checked out my product reviews, you know that I am fan and user of Purex laundry products.  Their detergent and fabric softeners do a great job keeping our clothes clean and fresh, and they smell great too.  And they are also way more affordable compared to the other leading brands.  One of the newest products from Purex is Purex No Sort.  This product is exactly what it sounds like.  It allows you to wash a load of clothes in any color without worrying about the colors fading on one another.

How does it work, you say? The detergent features a breakthrough Anti-Color-Transfer Technology™ which traps loose dyes in the wash and reduces color bleeding accidents in your mixed color loads leaving your clothes bright and clean.

The product has a nice, clean scent, and I think it did a great job on the clothes.  I also love the concept of the product.  In my household, my clothes are already basically presorted before the wash.  I have a hamper for towels, a separate hamper for each person, and a small bin for whites.  From there, I tend to wash the nicer clothes (blouses, dress shirts, and dress pants) on gentle cycle, separate from other clothes like jeans or pajamas which go on the ultra clean cycle.

Still even with this organized sorting method, I sometimes have to separate the laundry further if I have a new red shirt or some black items that I don’t want to put in with the lighter colors, so I think the detergent could come in handy for me, as it could mean less smaller loads to wash.

And I especially think the product would come in handy for people who are in a hurry and don’t have time to separate laundry, let alone wait for everything to wash in separate.  And it would be like a blessing to those who have one or two hampers, where everything is all thrown in together.

So if you want to simplify your laundry routine, I recommend trying Purex No Sort.

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Disclosure:  As a Purex Insider, I received product samples and coupons for Purex No Sort.  However, the opinions are my own.

Hamilton Beach Durathon Iron Review and Giveaway #durathon

Hamilton Beach Durathon Iron

Don’t you just love to iron?  I used to watch my mom iron clothes and have been amazed at how much time she’d spend on it and how great everything looked.  I must admit, however, that ironing is not my favorite chore, but sometimes it has to be done.  And since I’m not quite as good as my mom, I can use all the help I can get!   Enter Hamilton Beach!  Recently the folks at Hamilton Beach contacted about reviewing their Durathon Iron. [Read more...]

Clear Clutter and Create More Space

Space is one of the number one things that people look for in top notch interior design, and being able to create it while fitting everything you need in a room can be somewhat of an art. You also don’t want things to look too sparse. Either way, the first step in creating a great space is to clear away any clutter in the room. [Read more...]

Tidy Cats with Glade Odor Solutions Review & Giveaway + Quick Housekeeping Tips

Three Cats

As you may know, I’m a proud Cat Mommy!  The Simply Sweet Home cats pretty much rule this place; I just live here.  We  recently received samples of Tidy Cats with Glade Odor Solutions.  We’ve always been Tidy Cats customers ever since I brought Rebel and Dixie home, and I was really excited to try this new variety. [Read more...]

Freshen Up Your Home with the Air Wick National Park Collection

Airwick National Parks Fragrances

As I clean house, I love to freshen things up with a little fragrance.  I was recently contacted about reviewing some new limited edition scents from Air Wick. They have partnered with the National Park Foundation to craft fragrances inspired by the natural elements found in our national parks. The new limited edition scents introduced this spring are: Grand Canyon, American Samoa, Denali, Hawai’i, Virgin Islands and Gulf Islands.

Currently I’m using the American  Somoa scent in my kitchen.  Since coconut is one of my favorite scents, I really love this fragrance.  It is a very clean scent and has a tropical island appeal too.  And because it is coconut, that also makes it great for the kitchen, although I think it would be perfect for any room.

I’m also using the Denali scent in my main bathroom.  It has a fresh linen scent, and it really gives your bathroom a “just cleaned” scent.  Because it has cotton/linen scent to it, it would also be great for your bedrooms if you use fragrances in those.

And then I also got the Hawai’i scent.  I haven’t used it in the house yet, but I think it is going to be great.  It has a tropical fruit smell to it, almost like a Hurricane drink.  I’d probably use this in any room except the bedroom.

And then the Grand Canyon has a very sweet, floral fragrance to it.  It’s so nice!  And I think it would be great in an entry hall, bathroom, or living area.

For more updates and information, follow Air Wick on Facebook.

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Disclosure: I received product samples for review. The opinions are my own.

Finish Quantum Rise and Shine Challenge

Finish Shine Challenge

I love cooking, but I do NOT love washing dishes!  Even if I use the dishwasher, I usually have to do a lot of pre-rinsing and washing, particularly on sticky foods like cakes and casseroles, and if I don’t do this, I will mostly like have to re-wash dishes and that is no fun at all. Not to mention, it is a huge waste of my time.  (And if you forget and leave these dishes in your dishwasher, they can get pretty disgusting!)  With all this in mind, I was happy when I got the opportunity to take the Finish Rise & Shine Challenge this week from Finish® Quantum®.

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HomeRight SteamMachine Review and Giveaway

HomeRight SteamMachine

Some of you may remember the Homeright Deck Washer I reviewed here last year.  Now I’m pleased to present another product from Homeright:  The SteamMachine Multi-Purpose Power Steamer. The SteamMachine uses pressurized, high temperature, steam to loosen and dissolve dirt, grease, grime and kill 99% of germs and bacteria without use of any chemicals!

The SteamMachine is very versatile and comes equipped with six attachments so that you can clean a variety of surfaces including kitchen counter tops, vinyl floors, tile floors, ovens, stovetops, bathroom fixtures and barbecue grills.

And as if that is not enough, its steam plate is the fastest and easiest way to remove wall paper!

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You will also love the SteamMachine for its light weight and wheels which make it easy to maneuver around and clean.

Check out this video to see the SteamMachine in action:

 

Buy it! The SteamMachine is available at Home Depot or online at AmazonHomeRight SteamMachine.

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Win it! One Simply Sweet Home reader will win a Homeright SteamMachine. A $99 value!

To enter, just use the Rafflecopter form below.

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Disclosure:  I received a SteamMachine for review purposes. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment. 

Favorite Product Reviews of 2012

Favorite Product Reviews of 2012

I’ve had the opportunity to review some great products this year,  and I want to personally say thanks to everyone who sent me anything and/or provided products for giveaways this year!  Today I’m looking back and sharing just a few of the products that were featured here in 2012.  Below the pictures you’ll find links to the full reviews.

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Febreze Holiday Collection Review with Giveaway

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After the tree is trimmed, the halls are decked, and Christmas dinner  cooked, we all like to do our last minute clean ups and touch ups around the house before the guests arrive.  Febreze makes it easy for you to freshen your home with the Febreze Holiday Collection.

There are six great holiday scents available:

  • Apple Spice & Delight: The warming scent of fresh-baked apples coated with sweet cinnamon (available only online)
  • Cozy Vanilla Sugar: Sweet as notes of vanilla that comfort you like a cocoon of blankets
  • Cranberries and Frost: Rich as ripe cranberries and frost on a white winter’s day
  • Glistening Alpine: As soothing as a tree-lined mountainside glistening with the scent of pine
  • Winter Magic & Glow: Crisp as sunshine-lit icicles in fresh, frosty air
  • Holiday Bloom & Cheer: As cheerful as a chorus of holiday aromas blended with winter blossoms

The Febreze Holiday Collection is available in the form of candles, spray, air freshener, car vent clips, fabric refresher spray, and Noticeables scented oil.

I received a review pack of the Cozy Vanilla Sugar.  My favorite product is the Noticeables scented oil.  Like other Noticeables products, it is dual scented.  The two scents are Cozy Vanilla and Vanilla Bean.  Both of these are very sweet smelling.  They fill the room with a lovely fragrance without being overwhelming, and since I started using the product I’ve gotten compliments on how nice it smells in the house.

I also received Febreze spray in the Cozy Vanilla Sugar.  It smells very nice, and I think it’s a great product to spray just before company comes over.

And I also received a candle. I don’t burn candles a lot, because of the cats, but I do like to set them out.  Right now I’ve got the Cozy Vanilla Sugar candle on a sidetable right by my front door, so you get a slight hint of vanilla right when you walk in, which is very nice.

I’m really enjoying these products, and I think they’d be of great use to you this holiday season!

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You can shop for the Febreze Holiday Collection in stores or online at Walmart.com, where you’ll also find decorating tips from design expert Candice Olson.

And you also connect with Febreze on Facebook and Twitter.

Giveaway:  One Simply Sweet Home reader will win a $10 Febreze Coupon Booklet and a $15 Visa Gift Card.

To enter, please use the Rafflecopter form below.

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Disclosure:  The information, review products, and prize pack have been provided by Febreze.  All opinions are my own.

Purex Plus Oxi Review and Giveaway

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There’s nothing I hate more than getting a stain on my clothes!  Unfortunately I’m a wee bit accident prone, so occasionally stains happen, especially in the form of food and drinks!  The latest product from Purex is designed to help us fight those stains, leaving our clothes fresh, clean, and spotless!   Purex Plus Oxi is not just a laundry detergent, but a stain remover and pretreater. [Read more...]