Review: Teddy Needs a Bath

Cleaning Your Child’s Favorite Stuffed Animal The Easy Way

Did you know that one of the most bought gifts for a child is a stuffed animal of some sort? Stuffed animals are widely known as a child’s best friend or companion. But plush toys like these are often home to a lot of dust, allergens, germs, and bacteria. That’s why it’s crucial that you find a safe and easy way to clean your child’s favorite friend.

If you’ve never heard of a product called a mesh laundry bag, it’s a product that can change the way you do laundry forever. Mesh laundry bags give you the ability to wash many household objects in the washing machine all at one time. The product we are going to talk about today is very similar to a mesh laundry bag only it’s designed especially for your child’s favorite teddy.

Teddy Needs a Bath is quite simple. You just place the stuffed animal in the zippered laundry bag close it and throw it in the washer. It’s preferred that you only use this if you have a front loader. Then pop it in the dryer on low heat. The stuffed animal will emerge fluffy and clean like it’s brand new.

What It Features

This fun laundry bag measures 20 inches by 22 inches. It’s large enough fit more than just stuffed animals. In fact, you can wash baby dolls, other plush toys, and even pet toys in this bag.

If the toy has any electrical components such as a sound box it’s important that you remove this component prior to washing if applicable. Teddy Needs a Bath cannot protect toys with these elements from malfunctioning. Unfortunately, water and electricity just don’t mix.

You should always, always, always read the label on the stuffed animal before attempting to throw it in the washer. Some items cannot be washed in the washing machine. You might need to take the stuffed animal to a professional. This is rare, but it can happen.

Teddy Needs a Bath has undergone safety testing. The product has reported in helping to remove 99.9% of germs and bacteria like E. coli. This is a huge plus for cleaning children’s toys.

Another plus to using Teddy Needs a Bath is that there is more than just a laundry bag in the product line. The line also includes two size bags, cotton candy teddy softeners, a read-along book, and a pet bag. Using this product is a great way to keep your child’s friend clean and safe and allowing it to withstand the test of time.

Pro Tip: Throw the bag in the dryer with the stuffed animal exactly how you pulled it out of the washer. Failing to do this will not provide you with the results you are looking for with Teddy Needs a Bath.

Shark Tank

Teddy Needs a Bath was featured on the ABC hit show Shark Tank in 2013. Creator Nicole Townend struck a deal with Mark Cuban for the product causing it to explode all over the world. You can read more about it here.

Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Bar Soap

Looking for a new and safe to use soap for your household? Look no further. Today we are going to be discussing a product from one of our favorite brands Mrs. Meyer’s. If you are familiar with our blog (& we hope you are!), then you’ve probably heard us talk about Mrs. Meyer’s a time or two. Well, that’s because we love them!

The product that I want to talk about today is the Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Bar Soap. It’s not just any bar of soap. It’s a family-friendly product. And I think you’re going to love it. Keep Reading…

The Bar 

This is a bar of soap like no other. Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day bar soap is like all of their products. Naturally plant derived and environmentally safe. That’s what makes them such a reputable company. But aside from that, their products aren’t just natural they actually work. Crazy right? I know. 

Ingredients

Let’s take a look at what makes this bar of soap so special. Aside from the essential oils (that differ between bars), there are a few key ingredients. Ingredients that set this product apart from the rest.

Sodium Palmate: Foams and cleanses without stripping away natural oils from skin
Glycerin: Attracts moisture to soften the skin
Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil: Provides Vitamin E which helps moisten and soften skin

Aromatherapy

This particular bar soap comes in a variety of scents such as lemon verbena, lavender, basil, honeysuckle, and geranium. Each bar is hand scented with the natural scents of essential oils. These oils provide a wonderful aroma. Among other things, they are imperative to your well being, state of mind, and mindfulness. 

Soft Hands

One of the key ingredients in this bar of soap is olive oil. Using olive oil on your hands prevents them from drying out after. In fact, it actually provides them with moisture and helps soften them. Most bars of soap will leave your hands dry and cracked. They practically scream for lotion afterward. But this doesn’t happen with Mrs. Meyer’s clean day bar of soap.

What we have found with Mrs. Meyer’s brand is that they are a brand that actually cares. They care about their customers, they care about cleanliness, and they care about our environment. 

Gifting

These bar soaps make wonderful gifs! Consider using them as a baby shower or bridal shower gift. They’re sure to be a huge hit! Check out our post on gifting cleaning supplies here

Product Review: The Scrub Daisy Dish Wand

Are you using some ordinary dish wand that you found in the cleaning aisle but happens to keep breaking periodically forcing you to replace it? Have you easily spent $30 on dish wands throughout the year? Or an even better question is does your dish wand like to leak soak out of the sides while you’re washing your dishes causing it become sticky all while wasting your soap? We have all been there. That was until the scrub daisy came to market.

If you’re just now coming across this posts you’re probably thinking to yourself what is the scrub daisy? Glad you asked! The scrub daisy is one of, it not the only, best dish wand system on the market. Don’t believe me? It was even on shark tank when Lorie Greiner invested in it and made it a QVC hit among millions!

Here at Maid Sailors we too love the scrub daisy dish wand! It’s fully equipped to handle anything that goes in your sink. The dish wand comes with an interchangeable wand to ensure the perfect cleaning on any task. The scrub daisy dish wand has been economically designed to prevent leaky soap messes, unlike other wands that are in the same category. And the vase inspired holder keeps your counter clear, clean, and looking nice.  After all, it was designed to look like a beautiful daisy. I mean, who doesn’t love daisies?

What else can you tell me about the scrub daisy?

Do you remember how I said the scrub daisy dish wand was built with an interchangeable wand to help ensure the perfect cleaning? Unlike ordinary dish wands that tend to leak soap all over the wand and have the scrub pad slid off on you mid cleaning the scrub, daisy has multiple scrubbers. Today we’re going to take a look at each part of the scrub daisy and what makes it so unique.

The Vase 

The vase is a decorative storage piece that resembles a stem for the scrub daisy dish wand. It’s dishwasher safe, and it keeps your counter looking neat and organized. It also comes with a suction cup base and a rust proof stainless steel holder ( which is great since it’s going to be by your kitchen sink. Water can really enhance rust on surfaces over time).

The Daisy 

The daisy is the first multi-purpose scrubber that comes with this dish wand. It’s your basic topper for a dish wand. This interchangeable piece can be used to clean anything. Easily clean all your plates, bowls, utensils, cups, pots, and pans with the daisy scrubber.

The Sunflower

The sunflower is the second scrubber for the scrub daisy dish wand. The sunflower scrubber can be sold together or separately depending on which package you choose to buy. You can purchase all of the pieces separately or all at once. But the sunflower is your pot and pan scourer. The piece was designed for your pots, pans, casserole dishes, baking pans, and cookie sheets. Are you having trouble getting that leftover brownie out of your favorite baking dish? No worries, just pop on the sunflower scrubber and let it do the work for you.

The Hyancinth

The hyancinth is your bottle and glass scrubber. It’s similar to those baby bottle brushes that only last a little while, but better. This piece will clean your vases, mugs, thermos, and baby bottles. One of the best things about these scrubbers is that they won’t smell like formula when you’re done! FlexTexture™ labs tested and approved this wand to prevent odors for up to 2 months at a time. If it starts to smell you can place it in the dishwasher if need be.

Now can you understand why we love this dish wand so much? It’s the perfect dish wand for any household no matter how big or how small. It’s the perfect tool for washing your dishes. The scrub daisy will stand proud and tall on your kitchen counter in its beautifully crafted stem. Say goodbye to faulty dish wands that break on you. Say goodbye to leaky soap messes. And say goodbye to smelly bacteria harboring dish sponges. The scrub daisy is here to stay!

The scrub daisy and all of it’s accessorizing scrubbers can be purchased hereDon’t let the price scare you. What’s more expensive, buying multiple dish wands for $3 dollars at a time that break, or buying one dish wand for $30 that will last a lifetime? If you see the big picture we recommend getting the big package. It only makes sense.

 

Have you tried the scrub daisy? What did you think of it? Do you love it as much as we do? Let us know by dropping a comment below!

Product Review: Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Laundry Detergent

Here at Maid Sailors we are devoted to our use of green cleaning products. Green cleaning products are perfect because they don’t discriminate like certain household cleaning products on the market today. They can be used in any household and they won’t bring in any harmful toxins or allergens. What’s not to love about that?

Today we want to talk to you a little bit about Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day laundry detergent. This laundry detergent a naturally plant-derived detergent. It’s Earth-friendly, HE compatible, and it comes in several different aromatherapy scents.

So what’s in Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Laundry Detergent?

• Anionic Surfactants from plant-derived sources
• Cotton Extract • Borax
• Dirt and stain-fighting enzymes
• Natural essential oils for fragrance

What’s all the hype about?

This is one of the hardest working laundry detergents on the market. It cleans and freshens fabrics without the use of phosphates. You can use Clean Day detergent as a duo pre-treat and washing detergent. So you get the best of both worlds.

One of the great things about this laundry detergent is that it’s notorious for cleaning, hard-to-clean fabrics. Garments like polyester or silk with fabrics that tend to hold on tightly to stains are no match for Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Laundry Detergent. Aside from its natural plant-derived surfactants, and the stain-fighting enzymes, the essential oils add an extra boost of cleaning power to the detergent.

But what’s really great about this detergent is that compared to other laundry detergents on the market is that it won’t cost you an arm and a leg. A lot of naturally-derived products are priced higher than other products in its category. That doesn’t seem to be the case with Mrs. Meyer’s. All of their products priced affordably to help you achieve the cleanliness your house desires. So Instead of paying $15-$20 for a box or gallon of laundry detergent, Clean Day only cost around $10-$11.99.

What’s your favorite laundry detergent? Do you already use Mrs. Meyers Clean Day Laundry Detergent? If so, what’s your favorite scent? Let us know below!

OxiClean Product Review

What is OxiClean?

OxiClean is the ultimate stain-fighting solution for every household. It works to fight tough stains by breaking down the stains using an enzymatic formula, Emulsifying the oils to help lift off the surface, and it prevents soils in the wash from redepositing on your laundry. I mean, what else do you really need? This product does it all.

Key Ingredients:  Sodium percarbonate, sodium carbonate, surfactants, and polymer

What can I use it for?

With OxiClean, you can remove the toughest stains from laundry, carpet, upholstery, makeup, athletic uniforms, grout, blood, wine, and even trash cans. Don’t believe me? Check out their how-to page here.

If that doesn’t convince you enough, check out their Dear OxiClean page. Here real people share their real stories about how OxiClean helped save their child’s favorite stuffed animal, or how they got that stain out of their favorite shirt. It’s pretty amazing if you ask me.

What kind of products do they have?

What OxiClean products do you recommend?

Well, that all depends on the kind of stain you need to remove. We love all of their products. And as you can see they pretty much have one for every type of stain imaginable. But there is one more thing we love more than OxiClean, and that is our cleaners. If you have a stain on your carpet that you want to take care of leave a bottle of your OxiClean carpet cleaner out and we’ll take care of it for you. That’s one of the beautiful things about Maid Sailors. We’re here to serve you, not the other way around.

Product Review: Microfiber Rags

What are microfiber rags?

Microfiber rags are the ultimate cleaning tool these days. Most people who use them have one in every room in their home. They are reusable cloths that can be made of 100% polyester or a blend of polyester and polyamide.

What are they used for?

Well, they are not used for drying your hands I can tell you that. I have had so many people say they tried to dry their hands with these rags and they couldn’t. Then they ended up hating them. As I said above these are cleaning rags. They should be used for cleaning and only for cleaning.

 

Once you get the hang of them (it’s not that hard) it’s smooth sailing from there on out. You can use them to dust, wipe down the counter after you spray it, clean the toilets, and even dust the inside of your car. You can do anything with them. And when you’re finished just pop them in the dryer with a load of towels and they’re ready to be used again.

 

The fun doesn’t stop there! There are also microfiber mop heads that you can attach to your microfiber mop stick. These pads are also reusable. And they clean 10x better than a regular mop. Wouldn’t it feel good to know you’re cutting out paper waste and saving the world one tree at a time? 

Where can I get them?

You can usually find a pack of one cloth in the cleaning aisle at your regular grocery store. Which from what I have seen they cost around $3 and they aren’t that good. The best place you can get them is on Amazon in bulk.
 
Not only will this save you a ton of money, they’re assorted colors. Which means you can separate them from the kitchen, the bathroom, and the laundry room. Whatever works for you!
 
Now onto the goods…

Which microfiber brand do you recommend?

try to stay away from brands like…
Scotch-Brite
Mainstays
Viking
Instead, go for brands like…
These are the brands we recommend using when it comes to microfiber cloths. What’s your experience with them? Do you have a favorite brand? Let us know below.

Using Tide Plus Febreze Sport Laundry Detergent

Are you an active person? Do you spend countless dollars on activewear each year? I mean you have to look good while you’re working out. Am I right? If this is you, you may have found that your traditional detergent just isn’t doing the job. It’s just not getting the sweat smell out of your clothes. 

If this is you, keep reading…

A lot of people use Tide liquid or powder laundry detergent. And that’s all fine and dandy. One of the good thing about the Tide brand is that they have several products on their line to help you wash different garments. Today we are going to be talking about one of those products, Tide Plus Febreze Sport.

Since you probably spend good money on your activewear,  you’ll want to take extra good care of them. Today’s sportswear is made from high-tech moisture-wicking fibers to make us feel more comfortable while being active. However, these fibers tend to hold on extra tight to odor-causing bacteria. If washed and dried the wrong way these fibers will lose their advantages and you’ll ultimately end up with a smelly resistant garment.

As you may have noticed an entire laundry detergent category has now been dedicated to sportswear on behalf of these high-tech fibers. But what you really need to know is which one works the best, right? That’s where we come in. Maid Sailors has done the research yet again. We’ve tested and lined up the right product we think you should be using in order to succeed in your cleaning tasks.

Tide Plus Febreze Sport laundry detergent comes fully equipped with the necessary enzymes to break down and remove surface odors and stains with an active fresh scent. It’s specifically designed to fight tough sports odors and stains, like sweat, grass, and even dirt. You can even switch out your regular laundry detergent for the sport defense as it is safe and recommended to use on regular clothing as well. If you are a person who sweats a lot, this is the laundry detergent you want to use in order to remove stains and odor from fabrics.  

Lastly…

Pro Tip: Refrain from using a fabric softener when washing activewear. Fabric softener will break down the high-tech moisture-wicking fibers causing them to stop doing their job and collecting odor-causing bacteria that can harbor in the fabric. You shouldn’t need a scent booster with Tide Plus Febreze Sport anyways. But you can, however, add in one of Tide’s bright and white rescue laundry pacs in-wash detergent boosters for an extra added scent.

Which sport brand laundry detergent do you use? How does it work for you? And what are your thoughts on Tide sport detergent? Tell us below!

Review: The Honest Company

About The Honest Company

Loving the new era of monthly subscription boxes? You’re going to love this. The monthly subscription box I want to share with you today, like all of the others, is delivered right to your door each month. It’s easy, convenient, and it won’t break your bank account. But what really sets this box apart from the rest is that it’s filled with all of your household needs unlike most monthly subscription boxes are filled with collectibles, expensive makeup, or sugar-filled snacks. 
You may have heard the buzz about The Honest Company. But if you’re unfamiliar with it, I want to give you a little bit of an overview. The Honest Company was created by Jessica Alba. When I hear most people talk about honest co. I hear them talk about baby products. Initially, that’s all they were about. Now, they do still have baby products but they are so much more than that. They have a vitamin line, a beauty line, and yes even a cleaning line!
When you expand your knowledge in cleaning with The Honest Company products, you will be introduced to a whole new kind of clean. At least, I certainly was. My whole lifestyle is built around being the best possible version of myself that I can be. And that means, keeping a clean house with products that won’t harm me or my family. All of these products are naturally made, free from harsh chemicals, and they even smell amazing. It’s hard to find products that will do all three of those things and still work to fight off bacteria. After tweaking their products to get them just right Good Housekeeping finally rated them five stars. And I have to say, I couldn’t agree more. 

The Safer Choice Label

The safer choice label is a line of products that have passed the ultimate safety inspection. Each ingredient in the safer choice products line was able to uphold the strict standards in the safety criteria for human and environmental health. Most products that you find in the cleaning aisle do not meet the regulations required to have a safe choice label. It’s a voluntary program that The Honest Company choose to take part in to ensure that they are delivering the highest quality all-natural products possible. And they choose to share it with us because they’re honest. (Do you see what I did there?) If you’re interested in a cleaner, safer way to clean your house, check out some of our favorite products:

Final Thoughts

I want you to think about a few things for me. What kind of cleaning products are you using in your home? Are they safe? Do you even know what’s in them? Or you hire a cleaning service, like Maidsailors, what kind of products do you want them to bring into your home? The truth of the matter is, the cleaning products that you have under your sink may actually be doing you more harm than good. Go ahead, read the label. See what’s inside and how it’s affecting you and your family. If you’re willing and wanting to make a change to ensure that your family is safe and healthy, try using The Honest Company. As a cleaner myself, these are the products I bring into my client’s homes and they love them.

Review: Bounty Paper Towels

The Bounty Select-A-Size Paper Towels are a unique set of paper towels that come in 2 huge rolls, a pack of 6. They have gained a good reputation on giant retailer Amazon.com due to their high quality and for being extremely useful for cleaning up messes given their high rate of absorbency. Users have reported needing to use a lesser number of Bounty Select-A-Size Paper Towels when cleaning something when compared to the number of paper towels that would have been needing using other brands.

They are available in a wide variety of different decorative prints that not only serve to provide an aesthetic look but also feel very comfortable to your hand. Given its Select-A-Size feature, you will always have a paper towel available no matter how large or small the spill is. They are originally made in the U.S.A., and you can choose the type (regarding size and print) you prefer most.

Who Is This Product Designed for?

  • Housewives
  • Chefs

Pretty much anyone who wants reliable paper towels

Important Features

  1. 2X More Absorbent Than Regular Towels

    Bounty’s Select-A-Size Paper Towels have been tested against the leading ordinary paper towel in the market. It has been proven to be twice as absorbent as them. This allows the user to save on paper towels as less quantity of towels will be needed to clean a particular mess.

  2. Fun Decorative Prints

    Effectiveness isn’t the only feature of the Bounty Select-A-Size Paper Towels. They also have a wide variety of prints that will look fantastic in your kitchen. Fun decorative prints include butterfly and circular designs among others. The whole family will enjoy the specific prints you decide to choose. Prints are a good way to teach your child how to clean the messes while they have fun using the paper towels.

  3. Roll Size Variety

    You can also choose which roll size to buy. Roll sizes available include regular, large, big, giant, mega, super, double, and huge roll. The huge one being 2.5 times the size of the regular one.

  4. Other Bounty Products Available

    For people who have chosen the Bounty products for their evident benefits. They can also buy the Puffs Ultra Soft and Strong Facial Tissues and the Charming Ultra Soft toilet paper for other useful purposes.

  5. Bounty Quilted Napkins for Your Kitchen Also

    If you want to have the whole kitchen Bounty kit, Bounty Quilted Napkins are also available for sale. Just as the Bounty Select-A-Size Paper Rolls, they are twice as absorbent as regular napkins ensuring a complete cleaning.

Advantages of the Bounty Select-A-Size Paper Rolls

Bounty has proven to be two times stronger and absorbent as other brands in the market. Their product line includes facial tissues, toilet paper, and regular napkins. They also have fun prints available for holidays and occasions.

FAQ

Why are they expensive?

The price given is for huge rolls. Due to their high quality and the fact that you will be saving in the long run. The initial price may seem excessive. Nevertheless, there is a subscribe and save option available for you to save if you want to make repeated purchases.

What other products does Bounty offer?

The product line includes the Bounty Select-A-Size, the Bounty Basic (more affordable option), Bounty with Dawn (for cleaner surfaces), Bounty DuraTowel, Bounty Napkins, the Charming Ultra Soft toilet paper, and the Puffs Ultra Soft and Strong Facial Tissues.

Can paper towel be used to clean eyeglasses?

Bounty does not recommend that you clean eyeglasses with its products.

Bottom Line

If you haven’t found any paper towel that suits your needs, then you should try the Bounty Select-A-Size Paper Towels. Although the initial investment may be higher than those products of other brands, results regarding cleanliness will be evident right away from the first time you use them. Most customers love their high absorbency rate that allows them to use one single sheet for multiple spills without the sheet tearing apart as would normally happen with ordinary paper towels.

Review: Method All-Purpose Cleaner

Method’s all-purpose cleaner proves that dangerous chemicals aren’t the only way to a clean home. The proven safety and effectiveness of this cleaner, along with its environmentally friendly qualities, make it a great choice for natural household cleaning.

Here are the five main reasons why we like Method products at Maid Sailors Cleaning Service:

1. They’re Safe

The all-natural ingredients of this cleaner are safe for humans, pets, and the environment. After use, no toxic residue is left to pollute your home or local waterways once you rinse it down the drain. It is even safe for children or pets to come into contact with.

Using chemically-based cleaning products can sometimes have unpleasant side effects, such as headaches, stomachaches or dizziness. Using Method all-purpose cleaner has no side effects. You no longer need to clean your home with chemicals that are potentially harmful to you and your loved ones.

  • Non-toxic formula
  • Contains no harsh chemicals, dyes, synthetic scents or sulfates
  • Not harmful to kids or pets
  • Naturally-derived cleaning agents
  • All-natural ingredients, including corn and coconut oils

2. They’re Effective

Method’s all-purpose cleaner blends the use of natural ingredients with patented Powergreen technology. It delivers serious cleaning power with no harsh chemicals or sulfates. Its plant-based formula cuts through dirt and grease quickly and easily. It’s Strong enough to handle any cleaning job.

As with any cleaner, you may have to go over stubborn stains multiple times until they are completely gone. But this cleaner can always stand up to any stain, food or otherwise.

 3. They’re Versatile

This cleaner is great to use in any area of the home, for any cleaning job. It’s especially good for tasks such as:

  • Cleaning stainless steel, hardwood, granite, marble, etc.
  • Dusting surfaces
  • Tackling tough messes

4. They’re Environmentally-Friendly

It harnesses the power of naturally-derived ingredients and is safe inside the home as well as out. This product cleans the home effectively while being kind to the environment. The all-natural formula means it will not contaminate waterways the way a chemically-based cleaner would.

  • Made from biodegradable ingredients
  • Cleaners are derived from coconut and corn
  • A plant-based formula, all-natural
  • 100% recyclable packaging
  • No poisonous by-products from manufacturing
  • Plant- and water-based formula make it safe for groundwater

Switching to an all-natural household cleaner like Method’s is a safe and healthy choice for not just your family, but the entire planet.

5. And They’re Fun To Use

Not only does this product deliver superior cleaning power, but the cleaner itself is fun to use. The fresh scents and attractive packaging make it feel like less of a chore to clean. It may actually inspire you to clean more, as it leaves rooms sparkling and smelling so great.

  • Oblong spray bottle easy to carry and use
  • Packaging is aesthetically pleasing
  • Comes in six great scents: French Lavender, Lime and Sea Salt, Lemon Mint, White Rosemary, Ginger Yuzu, Pink Grapefruit, Cucumber, and Clementine
  • The scent lingers, leaving home smelling fresh and clean for a long time

The only downside to using the Method all-purpose cleaner is that since it’s so useful and effective, it runs out fast. There is no way to purchase a refill, so the only solution is to buy a new bottle. Despite requests for refills of this product, this is not an option currently.

Method lists every one of its ingredients and its purpose right on the bottle. You can rest easy knowing exactly what went into the cleaner you sprayed all over your home. You also have the confidence that comes from knowing your house is clean without the use of any harmful chemicals.

Shop for Method all-purpose cleaner on Amazon.com

Method all-purpose cleaner is one of the better all-natural cleaners on the market. It is currently the top-rated natural home cleaning product on Amazon. com. This cleaner is popular with many people and it’s easy to see why.
This all-purpose cleaner is a perfect alternative to traditional household cleaners made of harsh chemicals and sulfates. It cleans the home effectively without spreading chemicals through the home or into the environment. It’s a great choice for anyone who wants to keep their home clean and green.