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Eureka AirSpeed One Bagless Upright Vacuum

If you are a bargain shopper like me, you are probably always on the lookout for the cheapest household products.  My husband and I have multiple cats and we need to vacuum often.  However, when we purchased our vacuum, funds were low and we decided to purchase the Eureka AirSpeed One bagless upright vacuum for $35 at Walmart.  Well, here I am 9 months, 5 calls to customer service and 2 replacement parts later… and I am fed up with the stupid thing!  The parts inside the canister will not stay in place.  They become loose and block the airflow, which makes the vacuum totally ineffective.  I highly recommend spending a little more money for a product that you won’t have to replace in under a year.

1-star

 

I do not recommend this product but if you still want to purchase it, you can buy it here.

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Extra Lush Gel-Fiber Polyester Filled Pillows – Standard/Queen Size Sold by: Utopia Deals

Sold by: Utopia Deals

I have been using these pillows for a few weeks now and the have been quite comfortable. I like very firm pillows and these are about medium firmness, but they are so comfortable that I don’t really mind. They have retained their original shape even though I regularly squish and fold them in my sleep.

Any standard size pillow case will fit comfortably on these pillows. The listing doesn’t specifically say that the pillows are hypoallergenic but I have no had any issues with them. I highly recommend these for anyone who is looking for a nice pillow that doesn’t lose its shape. I will update my review in a few months to let you know how they are holding up. I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for an honest review.

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Premium Ceramic Heater with Two Heat Settings & Fully Adjustable Angles Offered by Excellent Products Inc

Avalon Premium Ceramic Heater with Two Heat Settings, Fully Adjustable Angles With Warm Even Heat Technology, ETL Approved For Safety
Offered by Excellent Products Inc

20151211_192114I am so impressed with this ceramic heater. I live in central Pennsylvania and winters are bitter cold here. My home is difficult to heat evenly so I always end up either freezing or sweating. This heater allows me to get the burst of warm air that I need without changing the temperature of the entire home. My fiance always seems to be too warm, so he really appreciates that I can warm myself up with this heater without making him feel hot and sweaty!

The heater has two settings, high and low. I find that the low setting gives off enough heat for me most of the time when I am just cold and sitting inside. However, I think the high setting will be very useful after spending time outdoors shoveling snow. The area that is heated is kind of small but you can get a larger area by tilting it and pointing it up a little bit.

As far as safety is concerned, if you treat this heater with care and caution like you would with any other space heater, I do not foresee any problems. You have to keep it away from things like curtains and blankets because of the fire risk. I would recommend this to anyone who gets cold easily in the winter! I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for an honest review.

5-stars

 

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Compact Travel Umbrella-Auto Open/Close by ActiveUmbrella Pro

Compact Travel Umbrella-Auto Open/Close,Windproof,Anti UV,Rain and Sun(Black)

The weather in central Pennsylvania is pretty unpredictable so it pays to have a reliable umbrella. I purchased this umbrella because it is the beginning of spring and I expect to encounter many spring showers. This umbrella is compact and easy to use. There is only one button that you need to press to open and close and it only takes about one second to do each. As you can see in the video that I included, operation is simple and quick.

The umbrella comes in a cute carrying case for easy storage. The material seems to be well-made so I believe that it will last through heavy rain and wind (I will update this review and let everyone know after it happens). I like that you only need one hand to open and close, though it is somewhat difficult to close it completely by pushing the handle in. This is no different from the function of any other umbrella, but it can make the process of closing it take a few extra seconds.

I would recommend this to everyone who doesn’t want to be caught in the rain without an umbrella! I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for an honest review.

Here is a Youtube video demonstration of my husband opening and closing the umbrella.  Check it out!

5-stars

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Chevron Cotton Fabric Shower Curtain Offered by Goodgram

GoodGram® Chevron Cotton Fabric Shower Curtain – Assorted Colors (Plum)
Offered by Goodgram

shower-curtainI am very impressed by the quality of this shower curtain. I purchased it in Plum and the chevron patter is simple yet beautiful and modern looking. When I first took it out of the package, I was worried that it may be too long but after I hung up I found that it is the perfect length. As far as its appearance, this is probably the cutest curtain that has ever been in my home.

The curtain was easy to hang. All you need are standard shower curtain rings and a step stool if you are short like I am. It is light enough that it is easy to push to the side when you get into the shower yet thick enough to stay in place. It does not float around during my shower like some curtains do. Since it is made of cotton fabric, you will need a clear shower curtain liner to hang on the inside to avoid making a mess.

I really love this curtain. I like that it compliments my plain bathroom without looking too flashy or like I am trying too hard. I recommend this to anyone who has a purple bathroom theme (or any of the other colors that this comes in). I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for an honest review.

5-stars

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Biokleen Laundry Powder, Free & Clear, 10 Pounds

I have been using this laundry powder for a few weeks now and I love it. Normally I use hypoallergenic, fragrance free detergents from brands such as All or Tide, but I decided to give Biokleen a try and I am glad that I did. It has no fragrance which I love because a lot of laundry detergents can be overpowering and the scent is weird when it’s mixed with my deodorant and perfume. I do not have this issue with Biokleen. I also love that it is highly concentrated because one box stretches pretty far. It cleans my clothing just as well as popular store-bought brands. I would highly recommend this to anyone with sensitive skin because it is gentle yet very effective!
5-stars
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Space Bags, Vacuum Storage Bags (5, Jumbo sizes 1 large) Offered by Minals Mark

Space Bags, Vacuum Storage Bags Space Saver Bags X6 Jumbo/travel Storage Bags Ziplock Vacuum Seal Bags (5, Jumbo sizes 1 large)
Offered by Minals Mark

Before I tried these vacuum storage bags, I had never tried any others. I had seen demonstration videos of other brands but decided that the cost was too high… but I am certainly glad that I gave these awesome Space Bags a try!

I had a closet stuffed full of clothing that I did not wear regularly yet I was not prepared to get rid of it. As a result, my closet had been overflowing for years and I could not even close the doors! I got these vacuum storage bags in a pack of 6 bags in jumbo size. I fit several large blankets and comforters into one bag and after I used my vacuum to suck out the extra air, they barely took up any space! I couldn’t believe how much the vacuum bags reduced the size of these things. The bags themselves are massive and fit a ton of items in each. I only used TWO bags to seal in everything that was on the floor of my closet. Now instead of the entire floor of my closet, those items only take up a small corner!

I will say that the bags seem a little bit thin. They have worked for me thus far and are still sealed air tight, but I have cats and I am pretty sure that they could claw through the bags easily if they really wanted to. I also worry about normal wear affecting the items because of how thin the bags are. Only time will tell! I will update in a few months and let everyone know how they are holding up.

Overall, I think these bags are an amazing option for organizing your home. Everyone has items that they cannot part with for sentimental reasons but they do not need to be a major source of clutter. I would recommend these bags to everyone who is looking to minimize clutter while still holding onto precious items. I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for an honest review.

4-stars

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Reusable Wool Dryer Balls, 6-Pack Offered by HomEco

Wool Dryer Balls, 6-Pack Extra Large100% Wool, Fabric Softener, Lower Energy, Decrease Drying Time, Laundry, Reusable
Offered by HomEco

These dryer balls are awesome. I used to spend so much money on dryer sheets, it was ridiculous. I wasn’t aware that I had any other choice until I discovered these awesome dryer balls. They function just like dryer sheets, except they can be used over and over again. They get rid of wrinkles and prevent static cling, and if you add a few drops of essential oil to the balls, they can even add a fresh scent to your clothing!

To use the dryer balls, simply toss them into the dryer with your clothing. Is it that easy! I normally use 3 balls for a large load but if you are drying a regular size load, you can probably get away with 1 or 2 dryer balls. I highly recommend these to everyone because they are environmentally friendly and will save you so much money in the long run. I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for an honest review.

5-stars

 

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Posted in home, Misc. Products, Office supplies

Cooling Gel Memory Foam Travel Pillow Offered by SMYLLS

SMYLLS Cooling Gel Memory Foam Travel Pillow Provide Best Neck and Head Support in Travel & Office
Offered by SMYLLS

I am using this awesome pillow as we speak! I think it would be fantastic for travel but I actually use it at home while I am reading textbooks. It provides a lot of extra support and gently tilts my head forward without putting it at an odd angel. I spend a lot of time bent over textbooks so it is essential to find a comfortable way to read for long periods of time. This pillow is the perfect balance between firm and soft, and the gel memory foam helps it to mold perfectly to the shape of my neck and shoulders. I love that it is a cooling pillow because sometimes having a pillow behind your neck traps extra body heat and becomes uncomfortable but this is comfortable enough to use for hours at a time. I highly recommend this to people who spend long periods of time studying, as well as anyone who is looking for a great travel pillow. I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for an honest review.

5-stars
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Regal Home Collections Elegant Scroll Beaded Tuck Window Valance – Assorted Colors (Seaside Aqua) Offered by Goodgram

Regal Home Collections Elegant Scroll Beaded Tuck Window Valance – Assorted Colors (Seaside Aqua)
Offered by Goodgram

This is such a beautiful valance! I’m using it in my kitchen window because I do not like to block out much sunlight and I don’t need as much privacy with that window since it is on the second floor of my building and no one can see inside. Instead of opting for a full size curtain, I am glad that I chose this valance. Like I said, it allows a lot of sunlight inside and it is also just gorgeous! The color (seaside aqua) compliments my entire kitchen nicely and it adds a touch of elegance to the room with the beautiful beaded fringe.

The material is lightweight and it is easy to set up on any standard size window curtain rod. Just slide the rod into the hole and pull it through. You will then be able to put it into place in your window and spread the valance out. I am in love with the design of the curtain. The texture is simple yet elegant and it adds a lot of character to the room. I highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a nice curtain for their room, especially if their color scheme includes aqua tones. I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for an honest review.

5-stars

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