I love this! First, let me state that this is one of the very few commercial products I now use in my home. But I don’t use it the traditional way, but in a way that is more practical, makes a bit more sense (to me) and has actually been pretty awesome!
Our vacuum is over 11 years old and with time it has developed a dusty, musky smell.
BUT…. because this vacuum is 11 years old, runs several times per week over kid junk, food crumbs (I vacuum my pergo floors a lot), dirt and other mysterious items….. it can get a smell!
These methods are natural and good…. but they only last a couple of weeks.
Myself and a few ladies from church were deep cleaning and one friend brought her own vacuum (church vacuums aren’t always the best :)). She started vacuuming and I was thinking to myself, “Wow, her vacuum smells so good… how is that possible?”
So, a few minutes later… she told us what she did…. she just poured a bit of the Downy Unstoppables beads in her vacuum bag.
So I headed home, as I had a sample of this from the mail in my samples pile that had been sitting there forever as I didn’t think my families super sensitive skin would like it on our clothing.
Well, I dumped it in the bag and sure enough…. It masked the dusty, musky scent from my vacuum! I am hooked!
So this last time, I went a bought the smallest bottle of these beads and poured about a half a cup into my bag. I am now just making this habit – each time I need to replace the bag, pour these beads in!
As you can see, even after using a half cup, I still have a huge portion of beads left. I am thinking the small 13.2 oz bottle will last me for over a year!
The best part is that the scent will last for 12 weeks. We were able to smell it the first round until we replaced the bag. Granted, the smell got weaker, but not like my other methods that only included natural sources that lasted a very short time comparatively. Please note, Downy Unstoppables are marketed to last and create that pleasant scent for 12 weeks!
Now I will say, the scent is far too strong for our laundry, environmental allergies and skin sensitivities, but a vacuum…. AH PERFECT!!
But on Amazon, there are two additional ways to save – the 5-20% Subscribe and Save Discount (the discount is higher the more items you order) and a $1 off coupon! So you can get this for $4.58 shipped free to your door and you don’t have to leave home.
Please note, this is an “add-on” item, which means you need to have a cart total of $25 or more to receive this special pricing! So grab some other super deals on household items or other things you are in need of and add this to get the pricing (think that most everything you would buy from Walmart in the household department is the same price on Amazon, but you get the 5-20% discount and coupons where applicable).
Here’s how to get Downy Unstoppables for $4.58, shipped free!
- Head to Amazon HERE to see the Downy Unstoppables 13.2 oz size on sale for $6.97
- Choose the subscribe and save option on the right and this will save you an additional 5-20% (the more subscribe and save you have done in the past, the bigger the discount) =$5.58 – $6.62
- Then clip the $1.00 off coupon = $4.58 – $5.62 each bottle shipped free!
Even without subscribe and save, the sale price of $6.97 – $1.00 ecoupon for $5.97 total will still save you money over Walmart and Target!
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Please note: the 5-20% discount is for the Subscribe and Save option. Amazon states that you can cancel subscribe and save at any time, including right after the order. So if you do not intend to continue having them automatically delivered, cancel the subscribe and save soon after so you do not forget (wait for your items to ship before canceling as it will cancel your current order)!