Friday, March 18, 2011

BzzAgent Review: Glade Spring Cleaning Pack

BzzAgent and SC Johnson are really trying to get us into the (un)joys of spring cleaning with this gift box full of cleaning supplies. I was pretty psyched because I've seen commercials and wanted to try some of these products before.

The first I tried was the Scrubbing Bubbles toilet cleaning gel because I like complicated things and love the commercial.
Once assembled the inside looks like something out of a Stephen King story, but only because I just finished Dreamcatcher about evil worms from space with sharp teeth.
This is super easy to use. Once a week you push that button on top down and push against the toilet until the button slides back one notch.
You end up with a gel ring inside your toilet. According to the commercials every time you flush the water's force will push the gel stuff around the basin and clean your toilet.
Even though the commercials say you can't see it, its totally visible when standing right over it. If you're further away you will see more of it.

I don't know how well this item works because I've only had it for two days and the toilet had been cleaned the day before. Also, I think I have one of those bleach tablets in the top part of the toilet. If nothing else this will give people something to talk about when they come out of the bathroom :D

Next up was the Scrubbing Bubbles Extend-a-Clean shower foaming cleanser. As you can tell from this post I love having a clean house but hate cleaning it. I try to automate cleaning as much as possible.

This is why I already owned the Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner (hanging from shower head). I can't say enough positive things about this device. After showering I close the curtain, push the button and it sprays shower cleaner all over my walls. As you can tell my tub is one of those acrylic enclosed things and this stuff works miracles in there. I barely have to clean!

The only downside is how much it hates the shower and tub handles in here. Its weird because the machine has never created this much buildup in other places I've lived. Once a week I go in with some Lysol wipes and make everything shiny again. This is one week's worth of buildup.

Luckily my gift pack had a shower foamer that promises to extend my clean by four days. So I sprayed all over the place

and was kind of annoyed by how much extra foam rand down the side of the bottle after I was done. This stuff has a very chemical smell with lemon undertones. It wasn't something I wanted on my skin and since I'd just covered the handle I couldn't rinse it off there. Luckily I have a kitchen sink I can use for emergencies like this.

I waited a few minutes and wiped it down as the instructions said. This led to major, MAJOR streaking. The instructions also said I could use water and a rag to clean it up after being cleaned, so I did.

At this point it was super clean, shiny and coverted into a bathroom sink faucet. Psych! It was super clean but this is a different item I cleaned and then wiped down with water. Looks nice eh?

I have mixed feelings on this product. I have a feeling it would work on really grimy bathtubs but mine wasn't really dirty, thanks to the scrubbing bubbles shower cleaner. Having to spray, wait and come back with a wet rag were too many steps for something I normally just wipe down with a Lysol wipe and ignore for a week.

Also included in the box but untried was a Pledge bottle for polishing wood furniture I'd be silly to own. True story, we're all either laminate or wood painted and then covered with poly at Chez Random. I think "real" wood has a dated feel plus is too annoying to keep shiny. As I don't live in the 60s, I refuse to own items that require major upkeep in order to look good. *steps off soapbox*

There was also a Glade plug-ins refill but no holder so I don't know what that smells like.

I got an Always Spring lemon scented candle which smells great! I plan to buy some more in the future.

Last, but definitely not least was a pamphlet of coupons.

What a great box to review, thanks BzzAgent and SC Johnson!

I've mentioned BzzAgent a lot recently. They're a marketing company that sounds out free packages or coupons to bloggers and yakkers in order to get the word out about new products. The items in this review were free. You can learn more about bzzagent by visiting