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Nice title huh? Well that is exactly how my dear daughter phrased her question to me. She was away for the weekend with her Uncle and Aunt who have no kids and a perfect house, and apparently a specially scented house. She came home and made it to the kitchen and said "Mommy why does our house smell dirty?" I will tell you, although that question came from my daughter who I feel I have ultimate control over IE her iPhone, when anyone even your own off spring say that to you, you feel like you have failed on many levels.
I can take why is the kitchen messy, or the living room needs tidying up, but a house that smells, ugh.
So this happened at the beginning of the summer so i began a quest to fumigate my house. I started with the powder you sprinkle on your carpet and vacuum up. Well aside from adding another chore, the vacuuming part, and you better vacuum all of it up, it lasted about 12 hours.
Next I tried the glutenous air freshener that comes in the dome you are supposed to open just a little and each week open it a bit more, OK let's face it, we all open that bad boy all the way up right away. We are the same people that pull that damn wrapper completely off the car air freshener trees. Thus worked for about two feet, once I was three feet away from it I couldn't smell it.
Then a few weeks back I received the offer from Bzz Agent to test the Glade Oil Diffuser and the Glade Fragrance Starter kit. Now I had seen these all over, but confess I had such bad luck with other products I immediately dismissed them.
So I head to Target with my coupon book in hand and stock up on the Lavender and Pineapple Oil Diffusers and the same for the Francesca Mist Starter kits.
The oil diffuser snaps into place in seconds and you just replace the oil card once a month. Now since this is fragrance oil it seems to linger longer in the air. My daughter's room had the pineapple in it and smells like a tropical drink all the time. Mind you her hamper in filled with smelly field hockey clothes at all times.
I chose lavender for the living areas and I love how the oil Diffusers are stylish and blend nicely with your decor.
The fragrance mist is placed in all the bathrooms (of course), and near my dog's crate. The ingenious thing about the Fragrance Mist is how delicate it sprays and how quiet it is. There is nothing more embarrassing than being in a bathroom off of a room full of people and you need to freshen the air but the air freshener is as loud as a fire extinguisher. Also the beauty of the fragrance spray is how elegant the design is, but you can also buy refills of any fragrance once it empties.
I am giving both of these a thumbs up, and by the way I am happy to report my house no longer smells dirty.