Our oldest is headed off to college.
It’s hard to believe — it seems like just yesterday we were becoming first-time parents. However, almost 18 years later, our oldest is in college, our 2nd born is in high school, we have 2 in middle school, and our youngest turns in 10 in January.
This summer has been a whirlwind of completing high school requirements (my daughter finished high school a year sooner than she was scheduled to finish), and packing for college as well as all our normal activities.
I am part of a 2020 Brand Ambassador Program for a couple of Arm & Hammer products as well as an OxiClean product, all of which are distributed by CR Brands. I received free product as well as compensation for writing this post, but all opinions are strictly my own. This is my honest review of their product.
When OxiClean sent me their new OxiClean™ On the Go™ Stain Remover Pen, I knew it was perfect for Kaylin.
I have a big container of stain spray, and huge bottles of detergent — but I also have a laundry room and seven people in our house. We do a lot of laundry!
Kaylin will be living in one room with two other girls. She needs to have everything to live for the semester — but in much smaller sizes than I have.
This OxiClean pen is small — it ‘s the size of a white-out pen, so it does not take up much room; but since I use OxiClean detergents, I knew that this little pen would pack a punch! It’s great too because I can buy them in 1, 3, or 6 packs.
When I have 2 girls in college (in just 2 years!), I can send one with each of them and keep one for myself.
Here are some of the claims of the OxiClean™ On the Go™ Stain Remover Pen:
- Instant – Removes fresh stains in 2 easy steps. (See below.)
- Effective – Out-cleans other stain pens on tough stains and contains 2x more than the Tide to Go 10 oz pen!
- Convenient – Take it everywhere. Great for food, drink, and makeup stains!
OxiClean says that it takes just 2 steps to remove fresh stains with this pen. You may think, “Why two? Why can’t I just put rub the stain stick on the stain and be done?”
Even though there are two steps, they are quickly and easy to do with this one pen. The pen has a little scrub brush that is part of the applicator.
That way, you can scrub the soap into the stain which will help remove the stain. Genius, right? Here you see the two steps:
Here are some other “small” items Kaylin bought or considered buying:
- Laundry detergent pods instead of big bottles of liquid detergent
- A small laundry basket — She didn’t want just a laundry bag, so we found a small round basket. It can go into her closet under her hanging clothes.
- Small stackable drawers that can go beside her bed. They hold many of her items, yet don’t take up a lot of room, and it can be a night stand if she has a bottom bunk
- A stoneware mug that could be used to eat out of or be used to heat up food in the microwave
- A mini rice cooker — she loves rice!
- Jif to Go Snack Cups instead of having a large jar of peanut butter.
- If she was into coffee, this mini-Keurig is adorable!
- All kinds of command hooks and strips that she can use to hang her decorations and other organizational items. Book bags, hoodies, caps, and purses can also be hung from these hooks stuck to her bed.
- Instead of buying a chair, she bought a bed rest pillow with arms. It can give her cushion on her bed but also behind her back on the floor. Foldable chairs are also nice.
- She had a wooden shelf built for her bunk bed, but if she didn’t, she would have bought a caddy something like this one.
- Her bucket with cleaning supplies will double as a bucket she can fill up with water and soap to wash the bathroom floor.