Friday, September 18, 2009

Fab Friday Giveaway: Smelly Washer!

{special note: This week's giveaway was sponsored by SmellyWasher and I was given a sample to review. In no way did their donation to me skew my opinion of their product.}


Soooo...Smelly Washer, eh?

Kind of a funny name...but a GREAT product!

I was contacted by the wonderful people at Smelly Washer about doing a review + giveaway for their product. I wasn't too sure I wanted to do a non-Etsy, non-WAHM giveaway but, after reading about their product and interacting with their customer service, I knew I just had to share this product with you!

My dear parents had this incredibly...you guessed it...smelly washing machine for years. Every time they'd do a load of towels, it would come out smelling not-so-fresh and more like mildew than a clean, fresh scent. I was always a little hesitant to use their towels because I dreaded the scent that would be left on my body! ***Please note, I have a ridiculously acute sense of smell so these kinds of things bother me!***

Anyway, they eventually moved on to a new HE washer and donated their lovely smelly washer to my twin. Lucky her. (No, really--it is a very nice, albeit stinky, gift!).

I thought that she would be a better candidate for reviewing this product than me but then I read that Smelly Washer not only gets rid of your washing machine's stink but it also works on towels, sheets, and clothes. Somehow, despite having a great-smelling, non-mildewy washing machine, we end up with towels that REEK! Probably because we've been using them since we got married but that is besides the point...right? I now was a candidate for Smelly Washer and chances are, you are too!

Those of you that read my blog on a regular basis know that I love eco-friendly cleaning products (I even make my own or use homemade detergents for my cloth diapers). It gave me great peace of mind to learn that Smelly Washer Cleaner is all natural!

So lets get to my actual experience with the product. 1) How does it work? 2) Does it actually work? 3) Would I recommend it?

1) Even though I don't have a smelly washer, I wanted to clean it out of any mildewy gunk that might have been lurking.
  • They tell you to add a TBL of Smelly Washer Cleaner to you Washing Machine and then fill it using the hottest water setting. Let it agitate and then stop the washer and allow it to soak--even overnight! You want that gunk GONE!
  • I did this and was amazed that there were nasty little particles floating at the top of the water the next morning. SICK! That stuff was in my washer? I'm glad its gone now!
  • Next I decided to wash my stinky towels. I just added another TBL of Smelly Washer to a full load and allowed it to agitate in hot water and then soak for two hours.
2) Did it actually work?
  • Well, just seeing those nasty particles floating on top of the water post-washer soak made me a believer!
  • oh my heavens my towels looked and smelled brand new! I could not believe it! No more stinky! YAY!
3) Do I recommend it?
  • Hands down, YES. This is a great product that really does the job.
  • I really thought my sister was going to have to buy a new washing machine because the stink was so bad but now I know that the Smelly Washer will be able to fix it and she'll have CLEAN smelling clothes now!
  • Also, Smelly Washer can be used on other mildewy surfaces. I haven't tried it yet but I definitely need to go to work on our window in our bathroom! I'll get back to you on that.

Hopefully you are convinced about the virtues of Smelly Washer. If you are still a little hesitant, why not try to win it? The generous people at Smelly Washer are giving away TWO bottles which means TWO winners! YAY!

MANDATORY first entry: Tell me about your washing machine. Do you own one? Do you use a laundromat? Do you use a shared community washer? Is it stinky? Are your clothes stinky?

Extra entries: (please leave me an extra comment for each valid entry)
  • Tweet this giveaway. (One entry/day) Please tweet:
Stinky Washing Machine? Mildewy-smell on your towels? Fix it by winning a bottle of Smelly Washer on @monkeysonthebed http://bit.ly/yemqc
  • Follow me or subscribe to my RSS feed (one entry for one or both)

The fine print:

This giveaway is open to anyone who in Canada or the USA, aged 18 and older. The giveaway will end sometime on Saturday, September 26th. You must leave the mandatory comment before receiving extra entries. You must leave a way for me to contact you with each entry! I will draw a winner via a Random Integer Generator and announce the winner on this blog and email the winner as well. If the winner does not reply to me within 48 hours, I will draw a second winner. I reserve the right to delete your entry if you do not follow the rules listed above.




65 people think...:

Kaycee said...

The towel thing! I totally have that problem! And unfortunately our less than 3 year old washer is starting to smell like rotten eggs too. So I would love to try this! (mooreka6 at msu dot edu)

Even if I don't win, could you tell me if this can be used with front loaders?

Kaycee said...

And you are on my Google reader! (mooreka6 at msu dot edu)

Sonya said...

I own my own washing machine and it isn't usually stinky since we never let clothes sit in it but occasionally we do forget about the clothes and then it stinks.

Sonya said...

I follow your blog

Sonya said...

http://twitter.com/SonyaRK/status/4079188067

link to my tweet

Lindsay said...

Just this week I washed our towels and hung them up in the bathroom. My husband got out of the shower started to dry off and got a new towel. When I asked what was wrong with that towel he said that it smelled like mildew and I told him that I just washed it a few hours prior. I think I really need this stuff!!!

Lindsay said...

I am now a follower, cute blog by the way!

Natalie said...

Our towels are so stinky too! LOL It is crazy even that after one use the mildew smell starts escaping from the towel and I am always so scared I will smell that way after I dry off. I am glad we are not the only ones.
Our washing machine also has quite a stench to it... sick. I always wondered how to get the smell out... I would love a chance at a clean smelling laundry machine! Thanks for the opportunity. I also think your sister should be an automatic winner -- having to take your stinky washer and all :)

Natalie said...

I am a follower of your blog

CJC said...

http://twitter.com/cjnixon

you've been tweeted!

HEY ALLIE!!!

I need this stuff! please! and yes, do you know if it works for front loaders? ours perpetually stinks if we don't leave it open to air out after a wash...annoying

christina

andrea v said...

I have a washer and hate how my towels smell, this product would be great to have. thanks

judybrittle said...

I would love to try this. My laundry has not been smelling as fresh as it used to and now I'm wondering if it is my washing machine. Thank you so much!

judybrittle said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/kewpiedoll04/status/4088878899

judybrittle said...

I'm a follower.

andrea v said...

http://twitter.com/vickers2622/statuses/4093315916
tweeted

amanda said...

I have a washing machine... my clothes don't stink in general, but my towels sure do!

amanda said...

email subscriber
oheeyore at hotmail dot com

amanda said...

tweet - http://twitter.com/oheeyore/status/4096076436
oheeyore at hotmail dot com

amanda said...

blog follower
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judybrittle said...

9/19 tweet
http://twitter.com/kewpiedoll04/status/4103615321

judybrittle said...

9/20 tweet
http://twitter.com/kewpiedoll04/status/4130634887

I am Lee-Ann... said...

We have a front loader HE machine. It does get stinky at times.

I am Lee-Ann... said...

Follow & tweeted:
http://twitter.com/gordy93/status/4136634885

I am Lee-Ann... said...

I follow.

I am Lee-Ann... said...

I sub.

judybrittle said...

9/21 tweet
http://twitter.com/kewpiedoll04/status/4148268715

amanda said...

9/21 tweet - http://twitter.com/oheeyore/status/4150430553
oheeyore at hotmail dot com

blp3 said...

recently my washer at home and my clothes are not fresh like they use to be

blp3 said...

http://twitter.com/barbarasbeat/status/4170685876

blp3 said...

I Follow

blp3 said...

RSS feed

judybrittle said...

9/22 tweet
http://twitter.com/kewpiedoll04/status/4176717757

Feed the moose said...

Oh my gosh. I have been thinking for a while that my detergent isn't strong enough, but now I'm realizing I HAVE A SMELLY WASHER! Oh man! I could seriously use this, because stuff coming out of my washer just smells a little off!

TheSuburbanMom said...

I am desparate, we have only had our washer for 4 years, but it makes my towels so stinky I can't stand it. I have tried everything, if I won this and it worked, I would shout it from the rooftops!!

jenburg at gmail dot com

andrea v said...

email subscriber

andrea v said...

http://twitter.com/vickers2622/statuses/4305270117
tweeted

amanda said...

9/23 tweet - http://twitter.com/oheeyore/status/4309067140
oheeyore at hotmail dot com

Kris said...

I have a 10 year old washing machine and I have notices that my clothes are starting to get stinky. It doesn't matter what soap I use or how quickly I remove the clothes. They still stink. This would be great.

judybrittle said...

9/23 tweet
http://twitter.com/kewpiedoll04/status/4319216942

Spamgirl said...

realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

Right now I use a laundromat in my building and the washers STINK! Luckily we're moving to a condo and we'll have a brand new washing machine.

Thank you!

Spamgirl said...

realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

Tweeted! :) http://twitter.com/antispamgirl/statuses/4320492209

Thank you!

Spamgirl said...

realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

Subscribe through Google Reader.

Thank you!

Spamgirl said...

realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

I'm a follower on Blogger/Google Friend as spamgirl. :) Thank you!

Jennifer said...

I do own a washer and with washing for 4 kids and 2 adults, my washer could use some refreshing!

jls_wss2003 at yahoo dot com

Jennifer said...

I subscribe!

jls_wss2003 at yahoo dot com

Spamgirl said...

realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

Tweeted! :) http://twitter.com/antispamgirl/statuses/4341964823

Thank you!

judybrittle said...

9/24 tweet
http://twitter.com/kewpiedoll04/status/4355958905

kk said...

I have a washer which is not stinky, but I'd like to clean it to prevent possible stinkiness! Thanks!

Spamgirl said...

realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

Tweeted! :) http://twitter.com/antispamgirl/statuses/4370098884

Thank you!

judybrittle said...

9/25 tweet
http://twitter.com/kewpiedoll04/status/4374453521

amanda said...

9/25 tweet - http://twitter.com/oheeyore/status/4374681002
oheeyore at hotmail dot com

Xenia said...

I have a front-loading washing machine and yes, it is stinky! We end up leaving the door open on it all the time to try to air it out but it could definitely use this to help.

xpsundell at gmail dot com

Xenia said...

Tweet! http://twitter.com/thxmailcarrier/status/4377011904

xpsundell at gmail dot com

Xenia said...

I follow your blog!

xpsundell at gmail dot com

ReggieMann said...

I own a top loading Whirlpool washing machine. I use the laundromat to wash quilts and comforters. Up until 2 weeks ago I did not have a problem with odor in my washer but now I do :(

ReggieM1961 (at) gmail (dot) com

Clueless_Mama said...

I have a front loader and if you don't put the clothes in the dryer right away, they mildew very quickly

Clueless_Mama said...

I follow your blog:)

Clueless_Mama said...

http://twitter.com/clueless_mama/status/4400343423 tweeted this giveaway

Naddez said...

I own a front load washing machine. At times it can smell if I leave the towels in it.


sam94son05@sbcglobal.net

Naddez said...

Follow blog.
sam94son05@sbcglobal.net

Naddez said...

Tweeted @ http://twitter.com/Naddez.


sam94son05@sbcglobal.net

judybrittle said...

9/26 tweet
http://twitter.com/kewpiedoll04/status/4401782214

Natalie A. said...

I own my washer and it was here when I moved in so it does smell! This would be great! Thanks!

coolnatty12 at yahoo dot com

Natalie A. said...

I follow!

coolnatty12 at yahoo dot com

Natalie A. said...

Tweet!
http://twitter.com/natdey/status/4404367029

coolnatty12 at yahoo dot com