Tuesday, October 29, 2013

UPP - One Tough Laundry Detergent

A few weeks ago I helped my son get his jacket on only to find that it was covered in dirt. 

I'm assuming this happened at school the week before when the weather was cool.  Then it warmed up and we didn't need the jacket so I didn't notice it right away. 

I decided this was a good test for Norwex Ultra Power Plus (UPP) Laundry Detergent.  I didn't pretreat this with anything, just tossed it in the washing machine with 1 tsp of UPP.  Yes, just 1 teaspoon. 

This is what came out of the dryer!  Not a spot of dirt to be found on it.

With an HE machine you need just 1 tsp. of detergent.  That's a cost of just $0.08/load for detergent!  There are not fillers, fragrance, or dyes in it so it is very gentle on sensitive skin.

Check out this post for pictures comparing UPP to a leading brand of "free" detergent.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Leather Shine - Outside Lights

I haven't had the Leather Shine for long but it's now one of my favorites because it makes things look new again!  Let me show you.

We put in several of these lights last year.  When they were new, they were a nice shiny black color.  The sun and rain really took their toll on them.  A couple of them stopped working and needed to be replaced but were going to look so nice and new next to these "old" faded ones.

What to do, what to do...

I thought I'd try the Leather Shine.  I did just the right half of this light and then let it sit for a few weeks.
This is what it looked like three weeks later.  Still pretty darn good!  It was exposed to lots of rain and sun in those three weeks too.
I replaced those that needed replacing and then went to town on the old ones.  Here is one before and then after I put Leather Shine on it.  It looks amazing!  My husband thought I had replaced all of them since they looked so new.  Doesn't he know by now that I don't like spending money to replace things that work?

The Leather Shine is also great on wood that needs some reviving and leather, of course.