Product Type: Glade in Homeware
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Improve my carpet please!
Glade Shake N Vac
Member Name: MsTricia
Glade Shake N Vac
Advantages: pretty cheap, leaves nice smell
Disadvantages: doesn't clean carpet, though I thought it would
The Glade Shake N Vac is another product which stems from my childhood. I remember the weekend chores when I was to hoover the carpet in the house and to sprinkle this so the carpet would smell nice. At the time I wasn't paying any attention and just wanted to get it over with so I could go and have a social life with my friends, or watch tv lol but nowadays with my carpet looking a little worse for wear I thought it may spruce up our worn carpet a bit.
- Packaging -
It comes in a long plastic green tube and has a flip top lid, one side where you can pour out a lot of the powder and the other side with holes so smaller amounts come out at one time. We have a 500g tube in the citrus blossom scent, and it has the label which explains what it is etc. and a picture of oranges on the front.
- Using the Shake N Vac -
Our carpet has some darker areas, mainly in the passage which leads to the bathroom and bedrooms and front rooms, created from foot traffic when walking around the home. It's not overtly awful and noticeable but I know it's there and since we rent from a private landlord I'm not sure how he'd feel about us replacing the carpet lol. In my need to get rid of this annoying sight I tried using vanish carpet stain remover, but to no avail, so the shake n vac was another option I thought I'd give a go.
It's really easy to use, just sprinkle over the carpet, and it comes out in a white, scented powder form. I tend to go through this rather quickly as I like to try and make sure as much of the carpet is evenly covered as possible, but that also means a tube doesn't last as long!
- My Opinion -
Sadly, as a cleaning product, this isn't the solution I'd hoped for as the carpet pretty much looks the same. One thing it does improve on however, is the smell. For some odd reason our henry hoover has a smell like dust and hair all mixed in one, and no matter if I empty the bag inside, it was still there so using the glade n vac leaves a really nice smell on my carpet and in the suction of my hoover leaving my home smelling much nicer and cleaner after a quick whizz around with henry. The smell is long lasting and refreshing so for this I do like using the shake n vac from glade.
- Overall -
I think this product, although not an essential for hoovering, is a nice addition to the chore (although I find it quite therapeutic now! not so much when I was 15 lol). It's not great for cleaning our carpet, but is brilliant for neutralising odours, and leaving a nice scent in the carpet and improving our stinky hoover. The price is reasonable, as I am sure we picked this up in poundland for ...you guessed it...£1 haha. At this value it is worth the money for a 500g tube but more so for giving the carpet a nice smell rather than any cleaning effect.
Summary: shake this on your carpet and it will smell 10 x better!
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