Tag Archives: Carpet

A VAX SOLUTION REVIEW

18 Sep

As you may all well know already, I’m part of the Vax voice consumer team and as a result I get to test some awesome Vax products.

It’s been awhile since I featured any Vax products on the blog… Life has just been to hectic but here’s our latest instrument.

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The products: Vax Spot & Stain Cleaner

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What Vax say: “The Spot & Stain Cleaner is suitable for use on wool, polyester and raffia carpets. It’s best for breaking down and removing specific stains like red wine, cola, juice, oil, sauce, team and coffee and other common household spills. Just spray the solution directly onto the stain, leave for a couple of minutes, gently rub with a clean colourfast cloth, leave to dry and vacuum as normal.”

We don’t have a large amount of carpet to clean, just in the bedrooms. We also have a Vax carpet cleaner we use often so at first I wasn’t sure how much I’d need to use this. However, I discovered this was a great product for them little emergency spills or just when I couldn’t be bothered to drag the carpet cleaner from its home in the hallway cupboard. It did what it said on the tin and did it well. I don’t know if I was meant to but I did use it on other areas such as spills on the push chair and other upholstery. It may not state you can do this but I did and thankfully didn’t regret it. I was actually really pleased with just how well it removed stains from the push chair and will be buying it for this reason in particular in the future.

For just £2.99 I’d say it’s excellent value for money.

Product: Vax Carpet Shampoo

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What Vax Say: “The Vax Carpet Shampoo is best for use on wool, polyester and raffia carpets. It provides deep cleaning for those without a carpet washing machine. It breaks down stains and refreshes carpets and rugs, without any sticky residue. Just mix with water, use a clean cloth or sponge to apply to the carpet, leave to dry and vacuum as normal.”

Well, I do have a carpet cleaner and the thought of doing this on my hands and knees didn’t overjoy me! I asked my mum if she fancied trying out the product and being a little OCD when it comes to cleaning she was more than happy to put it to the test.

The feed back I received was that the solution goes a long way when mixed with water. It’s best used on fresh dirt as opposed to old stains but does require some good old elbow grease to get results. Mum told me that £2.99 is a reasonable price for the solution. However, she may just borrow my carpet cleaner next time. 🙂

For full details and products visit VAX online.

Win a bundle of ‘Natural and Clean’ goodies

6 Feb

As many may know, I love hosting a competition, its great to be able to give away a few prizes to my readers! Really it’s a great feeling being able to alert your reader and make their day! I almost love it as much as when I receive that special notification alerting me to a competition I’ve ran (yes, comping is getting a bit addictive but that’s another post altogether)!

So, as you may have guessed already, this is one of them awesome competition post, bringing you the chance to get your paws on some freebies.

Today’s competition is brought to you by “Natural and Clean” a fantastic brand selling ecological innovative household, travel and pet cleaning essentials. We did a review for the brand back in 2011 (Click Here to read) in-which we were bowled over by the magical Whoops a daisy! This stuff is amazing, a powder consisting of super absorbent crystals that when sprinkled directly onto spillage’s, the crystals expand & magically absorb the liquid converting it into a jelly like substance so it can then be easily removed along with any traces of odour with the use of a dust pan and brush. Not only does this save your carpets and upholstery’s from staining but is great for them difficult clean up jobs like urine caused by the little potty training tots or in my case a naughty little kitten. There were loads more great products in the range however, this is one I swear by.

Well, those lovely lot at Natural and Clean, have donated a great selection of there products, including my favourite “Whoops a daisy” as a competition prize.

This isn’t just one or two products we’re talking about… “Oh no”! Natural and Clean are giving you lovely lot, the chance to bag yourselves a huge bundle of goodies, consisting of 9 Natural and Clean products, worth the tidy sum of £45.99

Here’s what you can win, along with a few images of some of these earth friendly products.

Whoops-a-daisy (for every day spills) £4.99

The essential travel kit (handy to have in the car or under the buggy) £10.99

Nappy and standard bin deodoriser (for fresh smelling bins) £3.39

Spot remover spray £3.43

Spot remover wipes (useful for spills on carpets and soft furnishings) £3.43

Carpet and fabric deodoriser £3.43

Baby clean-up kit (a handy travel kit) £10.99

Dry Carpet Cleaner (500g) £5.19

Foaming Carpet Cleaner £3.58
For more information on all items Click Here to be directed to the Natural and Clean Website

One winner will bag themselves this huge bundle of essentials

Here’s how to enter

Compulsory action
This entry must be completed before any of the below extra entries will be accepted!

Leave a comment telling me a great cleaning tip (email address or twitter contact left with all comments please)

Extra Entries
You can do however many you like, though for each action taken a separate comment must be left (those that are not, sadly won’t be valid)!

+1: Follow Clean and Natural on Twitter


+1: Tweet, “I want to win a cleaning bundle from @naturalandclean via @clairelouise82 & ensuring you add the URL for this post!


+1: You, will receive one extra entry for using any of the share buttons within this post (separate comment for each please)!


+1 Subscribe via “Feedburner” to my blog


+2 visit and subscribe to my sister blog “Mummy of many talents” you may just love it (no obligation to remain once competition closed, though I hope you might) 🙂


+1 Follow me on twitter @clairelouise82

Myself and Natural and Clean would love you to pop over and check out the Natural and Clean Facebook page. You don’t have to and it is not an entry into the competition but it would be lovely of you guys to check them out! (Plus you will never miss a fab comp or great promotion) and we wouldn’t want that would we.

Competition will close on the 6th March 2012
Winner will be randomly drawn and announced soon after.

T&C

UK residents only please, competition will close on the 6th March at 5 pm, prize will be sent directly from prize provider “Natural and Clean” (Note: there is no cash alternative to this prize) All rules must be followed, those entries that have not abided by this rules will not be counted into the draw, regardless if the comment was approved or otherwise. Winners will be given 72 hours following the winning notification to contact me via the email located in the sidebar or that of the about page. Postal address will need to be forwarded to the brands PR and winners name will be published here on the blog. Those who do not leave an efficient contact (email, twitter , etc.. Please no Facebook contacts) may lose the prize which will be randomly redrawn.

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