Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for OxiClean. I received three product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.
It’s been a little over a month since our move and I’m still getting accustomed to our new home. We’ve unpacked and gotten our belongings in place, but somewhere along the way I managed to sprain my ankle. For the past few weeks I’ve been attempting to nurse myself back to health as well as get my house in order. There’s only so much that can be done in one day. The laundry piled up, my clothes didn’t get unpacked, and the dishes didn’t get washed to my liking. Now that I’m feeling better we’re also preparing for a birthday party this weekend, so Spring cleaning is in full effect. I discovered these new products from OxiClean just in time.
Spring Cleaning with OxiClean
We have a houseful of boys, and little boys can be messy. They love to dig up the dirt in the backyard, run around at the park, and make sticky messes with their food. Needless to say laundry can be quite the task, especially on some of my favorite clothing. I’m so excited about the new OxiClean White Revive Laundry Stain Remover. It offers “bleach-like” whitening without the damaging effects of chlorine, it can erase some of the toughest stains and will keep whites looking newer longer. It works with your detergent to revive dingy whites and maintain them without color damage. I know some of these claims can be repetitive, most new products carry the same claims but they just don’t deliver. So I figured I’d put it to the test with my favorite preschooler. I had a basket of his whites to wash and tested them out with the OxiClean White Revive Laundry Stain Remover paired with the OxiClean Laundry Detergent.
I was pleasantly surprised! Grass, grease, dirt, red juice and spills were erased. Some of his whites aren’t solid. There’s patterns and even other colors and the whites got whiter and the colors didn’t fade. There was one shirt that had some stubborn stains that didn’t come out, but I didn’t soak it either. I’m betting those would come out once presoaked as directed.
After I washed his whites, I threw his colors in the wash too using just the OxiClean Laundry Detergent. This detergent works great on its own, it penetrates fabrics and infuses clothes with three powerful stain-fighters. Oh, and the scent? I have a weakness for a wonderful smelling laundry detergent, and this one is it. Everything smelled clean and fresh, without overpowering your senses. The detergent has stain fighters that can lift away many difficult stains like oil, grease, grass, even red wine! It’s available in liquid form as well as detergent paks.
Once I got the laundry out of the way, I felt like I was on a roll. My kids all have chores in the house, which includes dishes and dishwasher duties. Because we have such a large family and I also like to cook a lot, we always seem to have dirty dishes piled up. Sometimes it seems never ending, we wash a full sink 2-3 times a day! Even though the kids do it as a chore, I often go behind them to rinse the dishes better before running the dishwasher, or to even rearrange them in the dishwasher (I know I’m not alone in this!). Since I don’t have the time to always do dishes behind other people, I like the idea of the OxiClean 4X Extreme Power Crystals.
It’s a powerful dishwasher detergent that breaks up food on dishes and leaves your dishwasher smelling fresh. The Power Crystals dissolve cloudy film and spots on dishware, lifting away stains, even lipstick on cups and tomato stains on plastics! I had to see for myself, so I deliberately only rinsed my dishes – not even using my sponge at all while loading the dishwasher.
I was concerned some food might harden and get stuck on the dishes, but sure enough everything was spotless and shiny! I had a bowl that had peanut butter stuck to it and it was shiny and clear. The dishes were so clean that when you rub your finger on them they squeak. That’s always been a favorite way to check.
No water stains on my glasses either. I had a plastic plate that had pancake syrup stuck to it before I ran the dishwasher, and that was perfectly clean too. This will definitely save me time around the house, the kids can do their chores and I won’t be checking behind them anymore. I love how the detergent is actually dry and not a liquid too.
I found these products all worked better than expected, which is great news for me. It’ll save me time on the essential everyday things like laundry and dishes because it does so much of the work for me. That way I can focus on the more tedious aspects of Spring Cleaning, like purging our closets, pulling weeds from our garden, and sorting socks.