I was recently sent some of the new Ariel 3in1 Pods. I have to admit that sorting out the family’s washing is pretty low on my list but sadly is a necessity in my house. My children go through at least one set of clothes each day, as well as pyjama’s, and my husband is pretty messy too!
As well as food stains, my children seem to attract dirt from the garden as well as the crafts they love to do. I’m always a little disappointed when clothes come out of the machine and they still show signs of dirt which is why I was happy to try the new 3in1 Pods. According to the experts, they are a laundry breakthrough that deliver Ariel’s most concentrated cleaning power yet, thanks to an innovative design and unique formula that combines power and performance in a single Pod. The patented multi-compartment design features three chambers that provide deep down cleaning, stain-removal AND maintain the brightness of clothes for an exceptional clean.
I was sent a pack to try and the first thing I did was have a good look at them. Each Pod looks a little futuristic but smells quite nice (and I do love my laundry smelling fragrant!). The unique three-compartment design enables a powerful combination of ingredients – at levels that could not previously be combined in a liquid – to be kept separate and stable until they reach the wash. When combined with water, the innovative film dissolves quickly, activating a powerful high detergent concentration. This formula brings all the power you need from the latest technology to your laundry, via one small capsule that can tackle a full load and give perfect cleaning results in every load.
I love these little pods, they’ve made my washing look and smell fresher and really got to grips with some of the tougher stains. I also love the fact I don’t have to worry about using the right amount as it’s all sorted out for me. Phew! One less thing to worry about
Ariel are currently offering you the chance to win new Ariel 3-in-1 pods on the Ariel Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ArielUKandIRE
As part of my role as a Morphy Richards Innovator I was sent the ‘Never Loses Suction Lift Away Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner’ to tell you about. I have to admit that vacuuming is never top of my to do list but with two messy children and two cats our house needs constant cleaning.
The vacuum cleaner was easy to assemble out of the box and straightforward to use. It has a number of great features:
- The Never Loses Suction cyclone technology ensures constant pick-up performance
- The Lift Away canister gives you the flexibility to clean anywhere, perfect for awkward areas, like stairs and upholstery.
- HEPA 13 filtration means that 99.95% of all dust and dirt molecules are trapped in the filter making it ideal for allergy sufferers.
- One Touch Bin Empty
Our house is over three floors so I need a vacuum cleaner which isn’t too heavy and is easy to use on stairs and landings, and this has been great. The cable was long enough to allow me to vacuum the stairs in one go, previously I’ve had to stop half way to go and find a nearer plug! The pivoting floorhead means it is easy to manoeuvre under chairs and round awkward corners. We have a mixture of wooden floors and carpet and I found it easy to use on both as it lets you move between the two with just a switch.
At the end of my mammoth floor cleaning session the cannister was pretty full of dust, human and cat hair. I think it worked slightly better on carpet than on our wooden floors but that is probably the fault of our old floorboards (the gaps are so wide between them they’re really difficult to clean).
The Lift Away mode makes it simple if you just need to vacuum a small area, the cannister is quite light which means it’s perfect for the spot where the cat sits on the stairs or when the toddler has been ‘baking’ in the kitchen! The Never Loses Suction Lift Away Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner comes with a 2 year guarantee as standard, 5 year upon registration with Morphy Richards.
The children were sent a copy of Woolly & Tig First Day on DVD to watch. They are big fans of Woolly & Tig on cBeebies so I knew they would enjoy the DVD. If you haven’t seen Woolly & Tig before then Tig is a 3 year old girl and Woolly is her toy spider. Each episode is only 5 minutes long and explores common worries, with the help of Woolly who comes to life, in a fun and positive way.
‘First Day’ contains 15 episodes. From a first day at nursery school to meeting a man with a beard, uncertainty and worry are replaced with fun and laughter when Woolly is magically animated to life. My toddler is also 3 so he finds it easy to relate to the adventures faced by Tig. As soon as he saw the cover of the DVD he wanted to watch it and really enjoyed each episode.
He’ll be starting nursery soon so I’ll be making sure he watches the episode about Tig’s first day at nursery as I’m sure it will help. We also enjoyed the Open Wide episode as the toddler recently had his first trip to the Dentist. I love the fact we can watch an episode, talk about these things and stop him worrying about new experiences.
This DVD also includes a free Woolly and Tig reward chart and stickers!