Not many people realize it (unless you talk to me – because I don’t often blog about it) but I’m part of the BzzAgent program. They hook me up on occasion with free products or coupons, and I try them and let others know how I like them (and pass along coupons or free samples.)
A few weeks ago, I received a box of cleaning products. Just in time for spring cleaning. The box included:
Scrubbing Bubbles® Toilet Gel
Scrubbing Bubbles® shower cleaner
Pledge® Lemon Clean
We normally go for the environmentally friendly products – or products I can make myself. In our shower, I have to admit, we do use the Scrubbing Bubbles cleaner because it really does work. (I don’t use it as much – the husband does – as it has a pretty strong scent, and I just don’t know if it’s that great for McLittle to take in right now.)
We’re on week three of the toilet gel – these little gels that stick underneath the rim of the toilet. This is what it claims to do:
–Prevents build up of lime scale and toilet rings
–Comes ready-to-use with one disposable dispenser and one gel holder (which contains six gel discs)
–Eliminates odors as it cleans
–Each disc lasts up to one week and leaves no residue
First off, the toilet rings were still there each week. No getting around cleaning those. The disposable dispenser was tough to use, and I had a hard time to get the gel discs to come out. It definitely had a scent, so I guess it did “eliminate odors” because I could smell it all week. And the gel did last longer than a week.
We only used the discs in the bathroom that I know the cat stays out of. She tends to try to drink water out of the toilet (I know. Gross.) And I didn’t want her to ingest the disc or the residue it left behind.
The Glade candle was pretty amazing. Even my husband was a huge fan. I have a lot of Yankee Candles, so it was difficult for me to put those aside and try the Glade one. It didn’t last very long (a few days of burning for us) but it smelled great – with or without lighting it.
Pledge hasn’t changed much if you’ve used it in your lifetime. This can of Pledge took me back to the days of dusting as a teenager (when my mom made me do it.) I’m not a fan of the scent. And while it does the job, I don’t know if I’d continue to use this.
I guess you could say that I’m more of a fan of the eco-friendly products. They don’t kill me with their scents, and I’m not afraid to use them. We’ll continue to use the Scrubbing Bubbles for our hard to clean shower and I may have to pick up another Glade candle just so my house smells clean (even if it isn’t super-clean.)
Do you have something that I just have to try? If so, let me know. I’m all about trying out some new products.
I did receive the aforementioned items free to try out, but the opinions are my own.