When you enter a home or new place, what do you immediately notice? For me, it’s the smell. We all know that there is a true correlation between mood and smell. That’s why I’m very particular when it comes to scents and smells around my home.
So I’m so delighted to share these fun, simple and “scentsational” tips from Snuggle and author, blogger and lifestyle expert Jordan Reid (of the blog, Ramshackle Glam), on ways to bring balance and freshness into your home, while helping to boost your mood!
Here are Jordan’s tips:
Everything has its place. Cut down the clutter and create plenty of open room for sorting and folding. Put all of your laundry-related items on shelves within reaching distance of the washer and dryer. A mounted ironing board is perfect for smaller spaces – you can keep it out of the way, yet easily accessible. With clutter-free surfaces, you’ll have plenty of room for an odor neutralizer or light deodorizer such as Air Wick’s New Snuggle Fresh Linen to chase away the unsavory smells of dirt and grime-laden clothes inevitable in the summer.
Give your laundry a boost. Infuse your clothes with long-lasting scents that linger in folded laundry for weeks. New Snuggle Scent Boosters, available in Lavender Joy and Blue Iris Bliss, are easy to use. Just toss one of the single pacs in the washer before adding laundry and add detergent like you normally would, with no mess, measuring or spills.
Get “chore-ganized.” Before heading off to bed, take a few minutes to do basic prep work for the next day: slicing fruit for breakfast, portioning out sandwich meat for lunch, laying out clothes for the next day. Finish up by swiping counters with a fresh fruit-scented cleaning spray for a clean slate in the morning. Taking care of a few chores the night before provides a few extra minutes to spend with the kids or relaxing over coffee before the start of a new day.
Elevating the ambiance at home. Create a relaxing environment with lamps, dimmer switches and candles. Choose light bulbs that mimic natural light (you can buy them at any hardware store). The flickering light of a scented candle can add a touch of ambiance and soothing light. Also consider hanging a pretty fixture in the center of the room and additional smaller lights around the periphery to create a wash of warm, beautiful light and eliminate any dark, shadowy spots.
My take on Snuggle Scent Boosters:
I recently received the new Snuggle Scent Boosters to try and I’m glad I did. These little pacs of wonder really made a “snifference” in my laundry! At first, I was confused about how to use the pacs, as I’ve never used any product like this before in my laundry. The package had simple instructions on how to use it: you simply toss one pac (for regular loads) or two (for large loads) into your washer drum, add your laundry as you normally would, then wash. The scent pacs completely dissolve in your washer, leaving your laundry smelling fresh and “sniff-worthy” afterwards!
Snuggle Scent Boosters come in two scents: Lavender Joy (if you like sweet floral scents and lavender essence) and Blue Iris Bliss (with crisp and vibrant Blue Iris aroma). Want to try them too? They are now available for purchase at your local grocery stores, mass market retailers like Walmart and Target and on Amazon for around $3.97 for a pack of 26 scent pacs (18.3 oz). You can get a $0.50 off Snuggle Boosters coupon to save on your purchase.
To learn more about Snuggle Scent Boosters and other options to bring fresh scents to your home, visit www.snuggle.com.
The prize pack will include:
* 20-count Lavender Joy Snuggle Scent Boosters™
* 20-count Blue Iris Bliss® Snuggle Scent Boosters™
* 70-count Snuggle Exhilarations® White Lavender & Sandalwood® dryer sheets
* 32 load size Snuggle Exhilarations® White Lavender & Sandalwood® liquid fabric softener
* 70-count Snuggle Exhilarations® Blue Iris & Bamboo Silk® dryer sheets
* 32 load size Snuggle Exhilarations® Blue Iris & Bamboo Silk® liquid fabric softener
* Snuggle Bear Stuffed Animal
To enter this fantastic giveaway contest from Snuggle, just follow the Rafflecopter entry link below. This giveaway contest is open to U.S. addresses only and ends on 7/20/14 at 11:59 AM, EST. Good luck!
*Hip Mama’s Place Disclosure: “My reviews and opinions are 100% my own. Snuggle sent me promotional products to try and provided the giveaway prize necessary to facilitate this review and giveaway post”.
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About the Author: Jocelyn Cañasa-Brown is a working mom of two boys and is a recognized blogger and mom influencer in the Washington, DC area. In her spare time, she designs and creates her own handmade jewelry, maintains her jewelry store on Etsy and is an active moms group organizer and leader both online and offline. Hip Mama’s Place was nominated for Parents 2011 Best All-Around Mom Blog and named one of the Highest Rated Blogs and Sites on Nickelodeon ParentsConnect for the Washington, DC area. Follow Jocelyn on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.