Product Type: Glade in Homeware
Newest Review: ... n Vac is packaged in a green plastic tube - a similar shape to the containers that table salt comes in. I purchased a citrus blossom vari... more
Put the Freshness Back
Glade Shake N Vac
Member Name: kat1234
Glade Shake N Vac
Advantages: quite cheap, quick and easy to use
Disadvantages: smell doesn't last
To be honest, I had no idea that this was still around - whenever I think of this I just remember the 80's advert with the cheesy theme tune - but I found this is the cleaning aisle in Tesco when we were trying to sell our house and decided to give it a go. Our carpets were only three or four years old so they were in quite good condition but anything that can add freshness and appeal was definitely worth a try.
Shake n Vac is packaged in a green plastic tube - a similar shape to the containers that table salt comes in. I purchased a citrus blossom variety but there are other fragrances such as lily of the valley or magnolia and vanilla. This cost me £1.65 for 500g. The idea of the product is that it breathes life and freshness into old carpets, without having them cleaned. To apply, you shake the powder liberally over the carpet and then vacuum as you would usually. This is quick and easy to apply and does not add much time on to my household chores - which is always a massive plus point for me.
The powder forms a layer on the carpet - similar to talcum powder and is quite visible. The scent is immediately evident as soon as you shake. In my case, this was a lovely, fresh, clean citrus smell. When vacuumed over, the scent remains but all the powder residue is removed. It is easily sucked up by the vacuum so none remains on the carpet. The room smells fresh and the carpet lightly scented. The scent doesn't last indefinitely though and is gone within a day or so. Therefore this is good to apply before expecting guests as it leaves you rooms feeling fresh and clean.
Overall, a pretty decent temporary solution to tired carpets. Our house was largely tiled or laminate flooring so I only really applied this is the bedrooms and stairway so a bottle of this would last me several weeks, which is good value. We have just had new carpets laid in our new house but, when they start looking a bit tired, I will definitely reach for a bottle of this.
Summary: good for a quick freshen up