I’ve mentioned here and there that we are trying to sell our house. I don’t talk too much about it because I don’t want to jinx anything. We first listed it on a whim, with the idea that if we sold, fine, if we didn’t, fine. We mostly love our current home but we just want some different things now. That was all fine until we found another home to buy and fell in love with it. Sheba tells me there is no such thing as jinxes, so I’m going to tell you just a couple of things about that home (we currently have a contract to buy it). It is the perfect home for the dogs, which is our #1 priority. It has 17 acres of land for making our own trails to walk and snowshoe on, and it has enough seasonal wet areas that it is ideal land for putting in a pond. That is something I have long wanted for the dogs. Loading them up in the car to go swimming, and hoping the places I go will be quiet for our reactive Luke doesn’t make things easy. The main living area of this house is one floor – perfect for dogs’ (and aging humans’) joints.
Anything that helps us reach that goal is welcome, so when FreshWave offered me a chance to try out their all natural odor removing products, it seemed like the perfect time to do so. Plus they are happy to give away the same products we received to one of our lucky readers (giveaway widget at end of post).
If you’ve ever sold your house, you might know about staging and trying to keep your house spotless for each and every showing. When you have a pet or multiple pets – in our case, 4 – that brings the keeping clean part to a new level. Not only is trying to keep the fur cleaned up time challenging, but so is keeping the house fresh and clean smelling.
There are a lot of odor removing (or covering up) products out there, most do it artificially. I have a very sensitive nose and find many of those products (I won’t name the one very popular one that they are putting in everything lately) cloying. I even find that many scented candles bother me. I love candles but I’m one of those people that has to limit their time in candle shops because my nose just gets overwhelmed, and that can lead to headaches. It’s not only that. I don’t want to be burning candles or spraying strong scents before our house is shown, because I think that overwhelming smell might make it seem like we’re trying to cover something up!
That is the first thing I love about FreshWave – the scent is mild and not overwhelming. It is not a scent for covering up odors; these products are meant to remove odors, and I think it works. These odor eliminators use the power of nature to do that. There are no harsh chemicals, no harmful or toxic ingredients, and no masking fragrances. The only ingredients are water and essential plant oils. Therefore they are safe for pets, humans, and the environment. Living a natural lifestyle is important to me, and this fits right in. I don’t like spraying things around that might be harmful for any of us to breathe in.
We immediately put the jar of odor removing gel in the pantry where Sam’s kitty litter is, our worst place for odors in the house. I have not once walked in there since and smelled something bad. I had been smelling something odd every time I opened the door of our laundry room too. My hubby couldn’t smell it (again, that sensitive nose of mine), and we could not figure out where it was coming from. I put one of the odor removing packs on the shelf behind the washer/dryer and have not smelled anything since.
I also put one of those packs under the bags in each trash can and under the kitchen sink. They would also be ideal for gym bags, shoes, boats, car interiors, and any other small space you can think of. We had three showings this week and before them I took the bottle of spray and sprayed the dog beds, furniture and just around in the air. Sam has a bad habit of not always using her kitty litter, and using the shower in our master bath instead…ugh. I used extra spray in there to get out any lingering smells!
I believe it helped a lot. We have multiple dog/cat beds in our house – I can count 7 off the top of my head. Some are put away for now, and most I put away before we have a showing to keep things de-cluttered. But I have so much stuff stashed everywhere, I can get the beds out of sight (stashed under furniture) but not out of sniffing range so they get a spray too, along with the rugs and the furniture. Luke literally sleeps on every couch and stuffed chair in this house, and the braided rug is a favorite place for all of them.
After spraying the whole house, I walked around and the most I could smell was just a light citrus-y scent; nothing obvious and nothing cloying.
It’s a funny coincidence that we actually got our first offer on the house after I started using FreshWave! We doubt this offer is going to work out (I won’t bore you with the reasons why since I’ve rambled on long enough), so I’ll be keeping that bottle of FreshWave handy, along with extra gel packs (which last up to 60 days). I look forward to using it to keep our new home fresh and odor free as well (knock wood)!
Fill out the widget below to win your own FreshWave prize pack. It includes a full size item of each product as seen in the first photo in this post. If you don’t want to wait to win in order give this a try, FreshWave is conveniently available at your local Target store!
This post is sponsored by FreshWave. We are being compensated for our honest review. Wag ‘n Woof Pets only shares products we believe will be of interest to our readers. All opinions are our own.
PS….If you know anyone looking for a home in New England, and you like what you see in the photos, contact me! 🙂