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Homemade Reusable Fabric Softener Towel

Fabric softener sheets can get expensive especially with multiple loads of laundry daily, so I set out to find a DIY reusable alternative.

It turns out making one is a pretty easy process.

Items needed:

Liquid fabric softener (1-2 cups)
1 dish towel
1 bowl

Fabric Softener Towel

Place the dish towel in the bowel and pour fabric softener over towel until saturated. Wring out any excess so that the towel is no longer dripping. Hang the towel to dry for approximately 2 days. Yes it does take that long for it to completely dry.

Just throw the towel in the dryer with each load of laundry. It says the towel will work for approximately a month, I have been using mine for 2 weeks now and my clothes are still coming out static free and soft.

I should be able to make at least 4 towels out of my one bottle of fabric softener, so this will definitely save me money not having to use the expensive dryer sheets.

Do you have a great DIY cleaning trick, message us your ideas to try.

Bissell

Bissell SpotBot Pet Carpet Cleaner Review

It’s time to say good riddance to the dirt and salt that has been left behind in your car from the long, hard winter.

Salt covered floor

Our floor mats were stained with salt and instead of bringing the car in for detailing we decided to tackle it ourselves with the Bissell SpotBot Pet carpet cleaner.

Bissell Spotbot

First we vacuumed the inside of our car to get rid of all the sand and dirt. We then removed our floor mats and went to work on steam cleaning them.  We know this product is geared towards pet cleanup, but we love to get the most out of each and every product we buy.

All you need to do it fill up the canister with water and cleaning solution and then you are ready to steam clean your mats and floor. It worked amazing. Look at the picture below, the car looks new.

Clean car

The Bissell SpotBot worked so good, we got a little cocky. Everyone has that one friend whose car is a disaster at all times – right? We called up ours and told her to bring her car over and we would clean it for her. We got more than we bargained for – the was a one time deal!

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As you can see in the picture she travels with her dog (we hope) – the hair was crazy! We did not use the SpotBot to pick up the hair, we unsuccessfully tried a vacuum and resorted to using a full roll of packing tape to get up the hair. Then we vacuumed and got out the SpotBot. It was like a new car after we steamed the floor.

Spotbot

Seriously, at this point I think it is safe to say that we could go into car detailing and make some good money. Instead we will move on to the next review.

We love our Bissell SpotBot and while it works great on cleaning up after our pets it also works fabulous on our car interior.

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Quick Shine

Quick Shine Floor Cleaner Review

WOW! There are some reviews that we can’t praise the product enough! Quick Shine Floors is one of those products!

Quick Shine Floors Review

We showed the photo above of my slate floor 2 weeks ago on our Facebook page – but we felt it warranted a feature on our blog.

Yesterday I was looking at some decorative wood elephants that I have and they looked dry and dull. I decided to try Quick Shine Floor cleaner on one and as you can see in the photo below. I shined up the one on the right and it came to life and looks awesome.

Elephant

Quick Shine has various products available for all types of floors: Hardwood, Laminate, Tile, Stone and Vinyl.

Their master chemists have been formulating floor care products for fifty years. We highly recommend you protect your investment in your floors by taking advantage of their expertise. Make your floors last a lifetime, we are.