Tackling the Laundry Monster in the Closet | #HolidayFresh #MC #sponsored

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Arm & Hammer. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.




If you have a teenage boy living in your house, then you are probably more than familiar with the strange and mysterious smells that waft from their room. My son is a typical teenager… he does what he needs to get by and not beyond. He has been doing his own laundry since he was 12, and although I am fairly certain her knows how… oftentimes it just doesn’t get done.

The photo to the right is a snapshot of the mysteries I face every time I enter his room. He thinks that by closing his locker door I won’t know what is lurking behind… but the smell always gives it away. That combined with the shoes in a pile above, but that’s another story.

There’s not telling how long this mess has been here… the items at the bottom of the pile may contain smells from an afternoon from a hard sweaty soccer workout this past summer or several laps around the track during training last spring. I’m convinced that he repurchases shirts instead of washing them just to avoid the hassle of doing his wash.




The holidays are here and I am mortified to think that my friends and family might even catch a small whiff of this mess. Thankfully I was sent a bottle of Arm & Hammer Ultra Power 4x Laundry Detergent to tackle this mess with.

Arm & Hammer’s Ultra Power 4X concentrated laundry detergent contains powerful stain fighters and two scoops of baking soda to give you fresh, clean clothes. The small, conveniently shaped bottle delivers more washes per load than 2X concentrated detergents. Share everything you freshened saving time and money with Arm & Hammer!

It’s amazing how little detergent it took to tackle these large smelly “knock you off your socks” loads.

Thanks to Arm & Hammer I am no longer worried about having my guests walk down the hall to the bathroom and accidentally catching a strange odor wafting through the air.

How do YOU freshen up your home for the holidays?



  1. alicia k (Petite Pilates Pixie) says

    i love concentrated detergents! i feel like i am really getting my moneys worth

  2. ellen beck says

    I love Srm & Hammer it works greta. Actually to freshen the home I bake 🙂

  3. Rebecca Parsons says

    I use Arm & Hammer on curtains too. The protection of Arm & Hammer keeps them fresher longer.

  4. Allison Downes says

    I love Arm and Hammer! I have been using their detergent for a long time now. And to freshen up the house I usually get holiday scented candles. Thank you for sharing!

  5. Betsy Barnes says

    Oh yes, I know the”smell” very well! My son has been doing his own laundry since he was also 12 and I’m sure he has purchased new shirts to avoid doing laundry. He’s 21 now, moved back home and I have actually caught him doing his laundry, there is hope as they get older, lol! 🙂

  6. md Kennedy says

    SOOO classic! I remember my little brothers having their own artifact very similar to your son’s. Good thing detergents are better these days!

  7. Julie Wood says

    This is such good laundry detergent that get all the stains out of my clothes! I hear you about boys not taking their clothes out of their room and then they end up smelling. My son did this. I also like about this soap is that it makes my whites look really white!

  8. MaryAnn says

    My problem is always clean laundry. I wash & dry the laundry and then just let it pile up forever.

  9. courtney b says

    omg thats the same detergent we use! we love it, my daughter has really sensitive skin so it works very well….

  10. Sarah L says

    You didn’t make HIM do his laundry???
    I like fresh evergreens on the mantle and cinnamon & apples in the crock pot

  11. Michelle F. says

    one of my favorite detergents. it works and its not too pricey.

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