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Helpful Products for the Home

Helpful Products for the Home

This week I am reviewing some helpful products for the home.  They are all practical and affordable, and would also make excellent gifts for a man or woman. These products were received complimentary from Tomoson in exchange for my honest review. To learn more about how Tomoson works and how you can get freebies like these, click here to learn more!


LINKYO Electric Knife Sharpener

Are your knives so dull you can’t even cut the cheese? This electric knife sharpener from Linkyo will take care of that! This electric knife sharpener has 2 separate areas with automated blade guides for sharpening. The left side has angled slots which sharpens the edges, and the right side is for honing and polishing the blade.

LinkYo Electric Knife Sharpener
LinkYo Electric Knife Sharpener

I use it about 4 times on each side and that seems to work really well. It is a little noisy and my kid runs away from it when I use it. But it’s definitely not unbearable. We have gone through many different styles of knife sharpeners from manual to electric and even my husband agrees that this one is the best one we have ever tried. It works super fast and it’s also fun to use! It’s a nifty kitchen gadget that even looks nice on your counter and it has suction cups on the bottom to keep it from sliding around when in use. It makes a great gift too! Check out my how to video below…

 

You can purchase the LINKYO Electric Knife Sharpener on Amazon.

Have you ever used an electric knife sharpener? Have you found any other great ways to get your knives sharp? Leave a comment and let me know!



I-Gruv Dryer Balls

My family and I live in Phoenix, AZ where you have to have the air conditioning on practically year round. This can get really expensive – especially in the summer. So I am always looking for ways that we can lower our electric bills and save energy. Unfortunately we have a pretty crappy dryer that never seems to get our clothes dry in one go. I always have to run the dryer for 2 cycles and sometimes even that isn’t enough for heavy clothes like jeans and sheets. So I thought I would give these dryer balls from I-Gruv a try.  The dryer balls come in a pack of 6 white balls in a really cute reusable fabric bag. The balls feel soft much like a tennis ball but a little bigger in size. Yeah, I know. That’s what SHE said. Har har har.

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I-Gruv Dryer Balls
The bag is printed in English on the other side.

But anyway, they are made from 100% New Zealand wool and are made to soften laundry and reduce static naturally. This means that it helps reduce the amount of pesky pet hair that sticks to your clothes. It has no harmful chemicals and they are hypoallergenic so it is great for people with sensitive skin. You are supposed to use 4 balls for a medium load and 6 for larger loads. You can even add a few drops of essential oil to the balls to make your laundry smell fantastic.

I wanted to try them right out of the bag so I could see how well they work. So for my first test I had a medium size load of laundry and I threw in 4 balls. I thought I would film the whole thing for good measure. (My kid loves to star in my videos and apparently he was fascinated by the ball for some reason. He’s so goofy!) But anyway, after the laundry was done, I have to tell you I was ecstatic! My clothes were dry after only 1 cycle. And they were pretty soft and fluffy too! My reaction in the video is 100% genuine. I can’t even tell you how awesome this is. Not only do we no longer have to spend money on dryer sheets, but we will save a ton of money in electricity! And these dryer balls are reusable for years. I am so happy with this product that I really want to spread the word. I think they are worth every cent.

You can purchase these I-Gruv Dryer Balls on Amazon.

What do you think of using dryer balls instead of laundry sheet? Do you have any money saving laundry tips? I’d love to know more!



Amare Terra Lavender Vanilla Home Air Freshener

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This natural home air freshener from Amare Terra is so nice. It is all natural with no harmful chemicals and the lavender vanilla scent is so pleasant and calming. Lavender is supposed to also help promote a peaceful sleep so I like to spray it on my pillow before going to bed. Don’t let the small size fool you. While it comes in a 2.5 ounce bottle, it provides over 400 sprays!

Amarra Terra Lavender Vanilla Air Freshener
Amare Terra All Natural Air Freshener

I can’t tell you how many times I have taken trips with the family and wished that we had brought some air freshener with us. But this bottle is so compact it is perfect to keep in your purse or travel bag. Being that the container is metal, I don’t suggest keeping in a hot car. I also really love that this company provides clean water to a family in need with every purchase. That is something you can feel good about! Check out my video review below:


You can purchase Amare Terra Lavender Vanilla Home Air Freshener on Amazon.

What is your favorite air freshener scent? What brand do you like best? Let’s discuss in the comments.



Cache Alaska Cell Phone Air Vent Car Mount

I am about to go on a long road trip so I have been looking for a cell phone mount for my car so I can use my GPS navigation. But I had been having a hard time finding one that would suit my needs. I have tried the ones that rely on suction and living in Phoenix, AZ that is not a great option. Number one it leaves a lovely ring print on my window, and number two when the sun beats down on it, it can cause it to pop off. And if it pops off while my phone is in it, then bye bye phone! I have seen some newer ones out there that use magnets to hold the phone in place that look pretty cool too. But I have a big bulky protective case on my Samsung Galaxy S5 (that I really need because I am a klutz) and I don’t really feel like taking the case off just to use the mount. Therefore, that option is out.

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Cache Alaska Adjustable Air Vent Cell Phone Car Mount
Adjustable Air Vent Cell Phone Mount

So when I saw this air vent mount from Cache Alaska, I thought I would give it a try. This product is great for just about any size cell phone because of it’s convenient spring mechanism and it holds your phone in place using tension. The rubber on the grips also help to keep the phone secure without scratching up the surface. And it’s super easy to install. Watch my how to video below:


It slides right into your air conditioning vent in your car. The holder rotates so you can place it on horizontal or vertical vents. I have had no trouble with it falling off even with the weight of my heavy phone. I also like that since it is on my A/C vent, I don’t have to worry too much about the sun beating down on it causing the phone to overheat and get hot to the touch. And it is really small, so it is easy to just throw in your glove box when you don’t need it. I have to say it’s pretty nifty! I have no complaints.

The Cache Alaska Cell Phone Air Vent Car Mount is available on Amazon.

Do you use a car phone mount in your car? Which type do you use and think works best? Let me know!


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12 Comments

  1. Cool stuff to Check out Love the phone mount! Wish list!!

    • Thank you so much! I really appreciate the share and the comment. 😊

  2. I love our drier balls! They make everything so fluffy!

    • Aren’t they amazing? I’ve been raving about them to everyone! Thanks so much for commenting!

  3. I wouldn’t mind trying the dryer balls, but I really love my clothes to be scented out of the dryer. Saving money is a great reason to try them. It’s been years since I used to knife sharpener and I don’t recall using an electric one. Seems quite handy. I haven’t used a cell mount thingy yet, but I do need to get one. Three great products and reviews. #bloggingboost

    • Thank you so much! You can add a few drops of essential oils to the dryer balls to add some scent to your laundry. I haven’t tried it yet but that’s because I don’t have any oils. But I’m on a mission to get some. But they have to be free of course. Lol 😀

  4. LOL “so dull you can’t even cut the cheese” made me lol 🙂 In fact YES mine ARE and they are good knives but even good knives need sharpened! I was JUSt talking to my hubby about needing a new sharpener last week! Thanks for this review!

    • Haha. Yeah I’m classy like that. I look forward to reading more of your reviews also!

  5. I would like to congratulate you for this great video tips.

    • Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for commenting.

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