Monday, October 14, 2013

Purex UltraPacks Plus Oxi Review and Giveaway!

Today, my friends, I am going to share a dirty, dirty secret with you all.

I do not like to wash curtains. There, I have admitted it. I don't dislike any other cleaning as much as I dislike washing curtains. Oh, it is not the washing and drying....it is the taking down and putting up. One reason is that one set is hanging here:
I have to get them down without moving the computer stand.

But, I recently received Purex UltraPacks Plus Oxi to try out, so decided that I would bite the bullet and wash our bedroom curtains. We have 2 windows with floor length ivory curtains and valances. And they were dirty..... really dirty. Oh, not with dirt, but they have fringe that catches dust and they were really dusty. And, Hubby smokes, so I am sure that the nicotine contributed to the darkness of the color. I will tell you, that I was totally disgusted with them.

Here is what one valance looked like before washing. I should have
taken a picture of them hanging as they looked darker, but I didn't.


I threw them in the washing machine with a Purex UltraPack Plus Oxyi After washing and drying, that same valance looked like the below:

Now, I know that the pictures do not look that different, but they ARE. The pics were taken in the same spot with the same lighting. Now I wish I had a better camera. Sigh. When the curtains were hung the room looked lighter. I swear it did!! Even Hubby commented on how the room seemed lighter.

I was SO impressed with what a great job Purex UltraPacks Plus Oxi did! Purex Ultrapacks Plus Oxi combine the the convenience of Purex UltraPacks with the stain fighting power of Oxiclean. Purex makes it so easy to fight stains, while maintaning a simple laundry routine. What can be simpler than tossing a Purex Ultrapack in the washer?

As a Purex Insider, not only did I receive a package of Purex UltraPacks Plus Oxi, but I also received 3 coupons for a FREE package to give to my readers. So, start entering right now! As always, entries are easy to accumulate.

  • If you follow my blog, just leave a comment that you do. (once)
  • If I am on your blog roll, leave a comment. (once)
  • Visit Purex.com and leave a comment of something you found out about Purex UltraPacks Plus Oxi. (once)
  • Like Purex on Facebook and leave a comment. (once)
  • Follow Purex on Twitter and leave a comment (once)
  • And for those that like daily comments, leave a comment letting us know how you are preparing to celebrate Halloween. (daily)
2 winners will be chosen at random Saturday evening, October 19, and posted on this blog and notified by email.

Good luck!

*Purex provided me with a sample of Purex UltraPacks Plus Oxi so I could review it. However all of the opinions expressed here are, as always, my own.

27 comments:

slugmama said...

Ok, I am a follower of your blog.

slugmama said...

Another entry for following Purex of FB.

slugmama said...

Also following Purex of Twitter.

slugmama said...

You are on my blog roll....always! lol

slugmama said...

Daily entry.....what am I doing to prepare for Halloween? Nothing at the moment. I need to get my boxes of Halloween down but my foot problems have been delaying that. Maybe tomorrow? Stay tuned....lol

slugmama said...

Went to Purex and learned these Ultrapack Tab things dissolve in cold water. That's a good thing to know since I like to use cold water for the wash except for whites.

j said...

of course I follow you!

j said...

Yup on my blog roll

judy

j said...

I really like that they dissolve in cold water since thats all I use. Plus since I have to take all the comforters(down ones that dont fit in my mind since I bought queen size ones for every bed since my gang roll up in them) that they work in front loader washers since thats what our laundry mat uses. So I dont have to lug the other bottles and junk

j said...

I have my scarecrows up and ghosts on a stick out on the lawn, the pumpkins are on the step(they are from my garden so they are really scary).

I actually still have those plastic whitches, ghosts and pumpkins from the 70"s..those kinda melted plastic ones that you hang up so they are in the window

j said...

FB entry on my daughters account because I don't have FB..hope this counts

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Sonya Ann said...

I follow you!!!!!!

Sonya Ann said...

I visited purex and I checked out their stain guide. Might I just say AWESOME!
And I wanted to tell you that your curtains looked amazing. Hmmmm, I'm thinking I need to start scrubbing my house.

Sonya Ann said...

I liked purex on facebook!

j said...

another daily comment....lets see is it still halloween. I found a spider but I let him go does that count

slugmama said...

Daily entry Tuesday Oct. 15th-can't get upstairs yet so no decorations down. Maybe tomorrow night? stay tuned....lol

j said...

HMM another daily entry. pulled out my witch's hat to give out candy and the giant candy bowl

Wendy R said...

i'm following your blog via gfc

McVal said...

I'm a follower and wow! How impressive before and after shots!

slugmama said...

Daily for Thurs. Oct. 17th--Still no decorations up here.
I almost won the bid for a pumpkin last SAt. to put on the porch....does that count? lolol

slugmama said...

Daily entry for Friday, Oct. 18th. Finally got 1 box of decorations down. Now to find a place for 2 lighted pumpkins-one on the porch and one inside.
Wanna come help me? lol

j said...

ok daily entry for saturday. My daughter went on a hay ride with a group from her college and brought home an orange and a PINK pumpkin! I have never seen a pink one but it is on the steps now and everyone keeps commenting on it. At least when she carved it this morning she made it a happy pumpkin and the orange one is a scary pumpkin

Allison Downes said...

GFC Follower | Allison Downes

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Allison Downes said...

Purex FB Fan | Allison Swain Downes

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