Edit: This giveaway is CLOSED!
Every season, when I bring some of my clothes out of storage, I run into a problem. Despite the fact that my clothes are freshly washed and clean when I put them away for the season, they always have a stale, less-than-pleasant smell when I pull them back out of their bin. In the past I have just re-washed all the clothes, or in moments of weakness, sprayed some Febreeze on them and hoped for the best (this method never really worked, by the way).
I recently learned about a product that can help me out with this particular problem. Check out the FRESHhanger. The FRESHhanger is like a jacket for a hanger. But this jacket serves a great purpose. It removes odors from your clothes!
When I pulled out my summer clothes a few weeks ago, they had that weird smell, just like always. But this time, I hung up a few pieces on hangers that had a FRESHhanger cover. Then I hung up the remaining pieces in the same closet, but not on hangers with the FRESHhanger. I wanted to see just how powerful these things really were. I also hung up a few items in a separate closet altogether. Let me tell you about my results!
The clothes that were on FRESHhanger hangers were smell-free within 24 hours. The clothes that were hung up in the same closet with FRESHhanger hangers were odor-free after 48 hours. The clothes that were left to air-out without the help of the FRESHhanger smelled less funky, but still not great, about 72 hours later. They still smelled enough that I would need to wash them to get the smell out.
I’m gathering from my little science experiment that the FRESHhanger really works! I have a small closet, and I’m finding that just having 2 FRESHhangers in my closet at a time is doing a nice job of keeping everything smell-free. If you have a larger closet, you may want to use more than that at one time.
Now let me tell you how it works. From their site, “FRESHhanger is made of specially formulated activated carbon – the same material used int he space program to clean air and water. FRESHhanger absorbs odors from your clothes better than just airing out…and for up to 6 months!” I really like that it comes with stickers that have the different months of the year so that you can put the month that you need to change out your hanger on it. That makes it really easy to remember when it is time to change them out!
Buy It: The FRESHhanger is sold in packages of 5 for 14.99 and can be found online here. If you battle the seasonal stink with your clothes, wish you could get just one more use out of your shirt before washing them or if you spend more than you like on dry cleaning, this is a wonderful product for you and will save you time and money!
Win it!: Ok folks, I know I’m not the only one who doesn’t want to have to do laundry so often. Here’s your chance to win a FRESHhanger set and take back a bit of your time fro the laundry monster. The contest will run until June 7th at 7:59 pm CST when a winner will be selected using Random.org. The winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to respond before the prize is forfeited and a new winner is selected. Open to residents of the United States.
Tell me one reason why your family needs the FRESHHanger.
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Disclosure: I received a complimentary product for review purposes. All opinions expressed in this post are strictly my own.