Why I hate Febreze
And Love the New York Times
Ok I will start with the New York Times; on August 11th they profiled our little old Marquette County Fair in a recent article This Land - Where the Competition Is Stiff but Sweet - NYTimes.com. I will admit to not reading the New York Times but NMU's awesome Alumni Association published this in their newsletter and now I am sharing it with you. It is such a treat to see your friend's name (Andi Goriesky) in print in the New York Times!
I hate Febreze! I am sorry to pick on one product, but I must say it is completely overused in homes that are for sale. I understand the umm distinctive smells that some homes might have, but when a home owner thinks they are covering it up with Febreze, it seems to just make it worse. So my first piece of advice is to clean a home completely. You just don't know what may have died under the couch. The second easy way out is to run a lemon or lime through the disposal. But my latest find is Fresh Wave a product that I saw on the Today Show July 2, 2008. I found it online but didn't do anything until I saw it locally at the Touch of Finland. I bought both the Fresh Wave small spray and a 16 oz. gel pack. I have access to a vacant home that didn't smell quite right, so I placed the gel pack in the home and the odor diminished. I do think for a whole home, I would get 2 packs. I used the spray in my own home with great results! What I like about the product is that you get a fresh smell, not a chemical or perfume smell, and it seems to remove odor not just cover it up.