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Oh Winter, I am so over you! Over the last two months we have have had stomach bugs, coughs, colds, fevers, our heat went out on the coldest day of the year and then the next weekend we had plumbing issues. I give up, bring on the Spring. I am over the ice, the staleness indoors from no fresh air, the dryness at night from having to blast the heat. My kids are waking up constantly in the middle of the night for drinks due to the dry air. I am tired, cranky and over it all. I want sunshine and summer and I want ALL the GERMS and DUST OUT OF MY HOUSE!!!
Even though it’s mid-March it’s STILL Winter here and today I am bringing you my3 Picks for Winter Essentials for your home!
3 Winter Essentials for Your Home
Both of my kids are constantly sniffing, coughing and complaining that they are thirsty in the middle of the night. The dry air from the heat really takes a toll on them. Every bedroom in our house has a humidifier. It’s really a lifesaver for the kids and when we use it, they wake up less and sleep better. Honeywell MistMate is an ultrasonic cool-mist humidifier can run up to 20 hours and adds visible moisture back into the air to help alleviate winter ailments. Perfect for bed-side tables, office desks, and dorm rooms, the ½ gallon tank and compact design is available in red, blue, white, and black and fits seamlessly into any décor.
Our living room has a very high ceiling. No matter how high I crank up the heat there is always an uncomfortable chill in the room. This winter we started using a space heater and it makes a huge difference. It makes sitting in our living room much more comfortable. Also, when we lost heat in our house on the two coldest days of the winter, the Heat Bud Personal Heater from Honeywell was a awesome!! The Heat Bud Personal Heater is a Ceramic Personal Heater that is portable, energy efficient solution that provides just the right amount of heat for all personal spaces. Offered in red, green, black and white, it has a modern, compact design that fits anywhere – perfect for tables and workspaces or underneath desks. Using ceramic technology and a single button manual control, the unit is simple to use and provides fast, even heating using only 250 watts of energy.
No matter how much I dust, it doesn’t seem to go away. The dog hair, the dust, the musk. Since we can’t all move to Aruba for the winter we need to find ways to keep our houses clean and livable all winter. The Febreze Air Purifier really gets that winter funk OUT of our house. I have been moving it from upstairs to downstairs all winter. It’s lightweight, easy to move and really makes a big difference in the air in our rooms.
I love this list of winter cleaning tips from The Accidental Housewife Julie Edelman because we all know when our homes are clean it’s easier to breath and keep germs away!
Julie Edleman’s Cleaning Tips:
- Sports Stains: Pre-treating is key! For grass stains, use a solution of water and vinegar or hydrogen peroxide. Just make sure to test out a small patch first to make sure the solution doesn’t affect the colors of the shirt. For mud stains, let them dry and scrape off as much as possible. Then, cut a raw potato in half and rub it all over the stain. The juices in the potato act as an enzyme to clear up the stain. TIP: Don’t use hot water. It can actually set a stain.
- Ditch the Dust: No matter how neat and clean you try to be, dust has sneaky a way of collecting on surfaces throughout your home. Try the Febreze Air Purifier to help capture airborne particles before they settle, reducing the levels of airborne dust that can accumulate on furniture and counters.
- When Your Wall Becomes A Work Of Art: For colored markers spray the wall with hairspray and immediately wipe before it can drip down or dry. For crayons, you can put a dab of toothpaste on a toothbrush and gently wipe it out, or rub with a dampened microfiber cloth and baking soda.
- Embarrassing Pet Odors: We love our furry friends, but we’re not so fond of the embarrassing pet odor that they leave around the house—from kitty litter and pet mishaps to wet dog smell. Try using the Febreze Air Purifier to reduce odors and add a fresh, clean scent back into the air.
- Move Over, Must: Your basement smells musty, but you don’t know what to do? The carpeted floor is most likely the culprit. Carpet fibers hang on to dust particles and moisture, which can make the basement smell musty. Sprinkle some corn starch or baby powder, let it sit for 20 to 30 minutes, then suck it up with your vacuum. You can also use a dehumidifier to reduce moisture in the air. HINT: To help capture those dust particles before they even have a chance to hit the carpet, keep a Febreze Air Purifier in your basement.
Today I am giving away my three favorite MUST HAVE Winter Essentials!! Winner will receive a Honeywell MistMate, a Honeywell Air Bud and a Febreze Air Purifier. Winner must live in the continental U.S. Enter via Rafflecopter below
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