Keeping the Home Giveaway

As Keepers at Home it is so important to invest in products that will make our task of cleaning the home easier. I get a bit frustrated when I buy a product that promises to achieve a result yet falls short of producing the desired outcome.

So when I was contacted about reviewing the product Smelly Washer, I was skeptical to say the least. Although the name would lead you to think that this product is just a Washing Machine Cleaner, it actually does so much more. This product not only cleans your washer and rid it of any odors, but it rids clothes of odors as well.

I use cloth shower curtains in my bathrooms. They are designed with a water absorbing material on one side. The purpose of the material is to prevent water from exiting the shower. Since the curtain absorbs water it must be allowed to dry. Try explaining that to a 15, 8, 7 and 5 year old. When I tell them that they must extend the shower curtain after showering in order for it to dry, they respond with blank stares.

Over time the shower curtain has acquired a moldy scent which bothers me. I have washed the curtain, even going as far as adding my favorite scent of Lysol all purpose cleaner the the wash water. The result was a mildew and mountain fresh scented shower curtain.

But lo and behold…I washed the curtain with Smelly Washer and the odor is gone.

The site has a page that has some great odor removal tips. You can also find other uses for the product such as using it to clean mold from your windows or dirt and odor from your dishwasher. If this product can clean the mold from my windowsills, I will really be shocked. I have tried countless products to do the job and none have removed the black mold completely. So stay tuned for those results in a future homekeeping post.

Finally let’s look at cost:

One 12 oz. bottle cost $16.99 + $5 S/H. It offers 24 treatments which is equivalent to just 1 level cap or 1 tablespoon. If you buy more than (1) bottle in a single order there is no additional shipping and handling charge.

Here’s the breakdown:

(1) bottle $21.99 or .91¢ per treatment
(2) bottles $38.98 or .81¢ per treatment
(3) bottles $55.97 or .72¢ per treatment

You can save an additional 10% by using promo code: proverbswife

Smelly Washer is not a product that I recommend be used in every wash cycle or for every house cleaning task due to the cost. However this is a product that I am sure will remain on my shelf for those jobs that involve mildew, mold, tough odor, fungus and allergens. A product that can successfully eliminate these issues is well worth every penny. I have to children who suffer from allergies and experience asthma like symptoms. Being able to use a product that is free of dye and fragrance is important. The fact that it delivered what it promised is great.

I was amazed with this product and happy when the makers of Smelly Washer provided (2) bottles for me to giveaway here at “A Proverbs Wife”.

Are there any Proverbs Wives out there who would like to win a bottle of Smelly Washer?

Here are the rules:

Two lucky “A Proverbs Wife” readers will get a FREE bottle of Smelly Washer.

The winner will be chosen and announced on July 23rd, 2009.

To enter for a chance to win leave a comment answering the question “What is the hardest thing to clean around your house?”

Contest Ends July 22, 2009 at 11 p.m.

If you don’t win and would like to purchase a bottle of Smelly Washer use promo code: proverbswife and save 10% of of your order.


  1. Seige says

    The hardest thing to clean by far is the shower stall and sliding glass doors. I've gone through countless Mr. Clean erasers trying to get the grooves in the floor clean!


  2. GritsGirl says

    The hardest thing to clean in my house is the grout. We have tile throughout and this always seems an long and endless task!


  3. Migdalia says

    The hardest thing to clean in my house would have to be the shower grouts. There is some impossible mildew that drives me crazy every week!!

    Thanks for the chance!

    migdaliamart at gmail dot com


  4. Marie says

    The hardest thing to clean in my house is my kitchen floor. As soon as I scrub it, it seems to be dirty instantly. I have even gotten down on my hands and knees and scrubbed it with bleach! Still, within a day it seemed dirty again. After spilling something and grabbing a Majic Eraser, it left a squeaky clean spot. I started scrubbing one section at a time and spent hours scrubbing withone eraser after another until the floor squeaked it was so clean — and then within a day it was dirty again. It's vinyl and has never "looked" clean to me since they day we moved in. I'd love to tile it, but that will have to wait until we can actually save the money to do it.


  5. ice pink stars says

    The hardest thing to clean around our house is definitely the BATHROOM! All of it.. the shower, the toilet, the floor, the sink (my husband trims his beard in front of the mirror and always leaves black tiny beard hairs all over the counter!).


  6. Honey says

    Uh, everything-I've got 5 young children! No, seriously, it has to be the toilet. 4 males in the house can get a bathroom real dirty! And we have tile floors with grout that seems to retain a urine smell even if you bleach it. I am trying to different things to see what is most effective.
    Thanks for the giveaway!


  7. Rachel R. says

    I think that the hardest thing for me to clean is no-spill sippy cup lids, or children's toys with lots of small grooves like that (Legos, Lauri pegs, etc.).

    Might I suggest that GrannySpitFire try washing her husband's clothes in something designed to cut grease, like Dawn dish detergent? (But don't put a bunch of Dawn in the washing machine! Do it by hand or use a very, very tiny amount!)


  8. The Proverbs Wife says

    This comment was left on my BlogCatalog page by:

    Kim Even

    The hardest thing to clean around my house is my moldy shower!


  9. Marla says

    The hardest thing to clean around my house is my husband's white tank tops. He is so messy. His tank tops have spots all over them from different things before they get put in the laundry. Thank you for the entry. Would love to win this as my washer and clothes get that moldy smell and it's awful.


  10. slugmama says

    "What is the hardest thing to clean around your house?"

    We have 3 dogs….three INSIDE dogs!lol
    Two of them sleep in their crates in the family room. The crates have old blankets in them. The little dog sleeps with #2 son but has a doggy bed she naps in during the day in the family room. I'd have to say the dog bedding plus #2 son's comforter(that the little dog sleeps on at night) are the hardest things to keep clean. And keeping those things smelling clean & fresh is a bigger chore!


  11. Tonya says

    The hardest thing around here is shirts,no particular type.It seems that if it belongs on your torso,it should have a stain(according to my PRETEEN and TEENAGE kids.They just don't seem to understand the concept of not dripping.LOL


  12. deLa says

    our carpet is a really light cream. i am forever on my hands and knees with carpet cleaner and a scrub brush! we really need hardwoods!


  13. eriko says

    Without a doubt it's the shower stall in my husband's bathroom. It was funky when we moved in to this house and despite the best efforts of man, woman, chemical and spray – it's just getting worse…. I fear it's got so many micro-scratches in it that trap dirt it'll never come clean and will need to be gutted. *sigh* but there's no cash for that right now.


  14. The Proverbs Wife says

    emailed in by GrannySpitFire and submitted by The Proverbs Wife

    Hi there and good morning,

    In response to your question, "What is the hardest thing to clean around your house?" Hands down, it's my husband's clothes. You see, he works in a diesel shop. He came home one day with diesel having been splashed on his clothes. Unknown to me what this strong gas smell was, I just threw the clothes from that day in the washer with some more of his darks. Well, now everything he wears has this horrible odor. Apparently, diesel fuel is impossible to get out of clothing and has the most nasty odor. Had I known this from the start, we could've just disposed of his clothes from that day.

    Anyway, I have tried Tide, Febreeze, Downy, OxyClean, etc. and nothing has taken this yucky odor away. I am even at the point now of considering trashing his clothes just because we can't take the smell any longer.

    Would love to give this product a try.

    Thanks so much and have a great day.

    Amy S. Humphries


  15. Margery says

    The most smelly hard-to-clean thing around my house is my husband's running clothes. I've tried soaking them in vinegar, which wasn't much help. I've also tried soaking them in Listerine, which worked pretty well, but I used half a bottle, and my hands smelled like Listerine for the rest of the day.

    Thanks for offering the give awayl. Now, since I'm the first commenter, I probably won't win. LOL. ;D)

    "She rises while it is still night, and gives food to her household…" Proverbs 31:15


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