Thursday, September 09, 2010

My Love Affair With Febreze

I'll let you in on a little secret.  No matter how eloquently I describe my love for Egypt and all things Egyptian, the fact of the matter is that my love for Egypt boils down to exactly two things:  #1 the ability to have anything and everything delivered in Cairo and #2 the ability to afford someone to clean my house several times a week.

Okay so I love my husband and all that jazz that comes with being married to him...

But seriously, I was thanking God with every breath tonight as I was on my hands and knees cleaning the bathroom floor that we have someone who does this for us back home.  Yes, ON MY HANDS AND KNEES!

Did I mention that my knees hurt and my back hurt and suddenly parts of my body that I didn't know existed began to ache?  All that in a matter of five minutes.  I know, I'm spoiled rotten in Egypt.

And loving every minute of it!

But it also got me thinking about how much I love Febreze.  You know back in the day when Febreze first came out with that odor eating spray that you were supposed to spray directly on the guilty item (or at least that's how I remember it), well I was the one who was spraying it all over my house, not on any particular item but straight into the air - just like we weren't supposed to do.  And I know that I must not have been the only one using it in the wrong way because they eventually came out with an air freshener too.  Smart people.

Oh so you know how Apple users are described as being fiercely loyal to the brand?  Even in the light of the recent iPhone 4 antenna fiasco, Apple users worldwide are gushing about the new iPhone, the iPad, basically all things Apple.

That's kind of how I feel about Febreze.  Except that instead of costing me hundreds of dollars, it only costs me maybe $5 at most.  I think I am definitely getting a better bang for my buck, don't you?    

Maybe I went a little overboard this time in KY regarding the Febreze issue.  I mean, I always buy Febreze whenever we come stateside, even those times when we stayed in a hotel I figured that a little Febreze would make it seem more homey.  I actually packed the rest of it in my suitcase and took it back to Egypt the last time we were here.  It's sitting right now under my bathroom sink for those really *desperate* moments where nothing but Febreze will do.

Anyhow, so I went to the store when we got here and came back with Febreze (of course), along with dryer sheets with Febreze, garbage bags with Febreze, and bathroom cleaner with Febreze.  And I kid you not, I was not in anyway planning that.  It was all about trying to make a decision between one thing and another, and regardless of the price, I went with the Febreze one every time.

As a side note, I definitely think that Febreze should hire me to think up new things to pair Febreze with.  Can you imagine if they made Febreze shower gel...or Febreze hand soap...or tissues that smelled like Febreze?

So add that to the list of reasons why I like to wander around Target (or Walmart) the moment I step off the plane in Kentucky.

And Sour Patch Kids.

And Oatmeal Squares cereal (I should tell you sometime about my obsession with cereal).

And Simply Orange orange juice...and now Simply Lemonade lemonade (I don't really understand if that's a brand or a description or both - hence the listing of orange and lemonade twice).

And...well, I won't give ALL my secrets away now.

Time to go spray some more Febreze!  I wonder what they put in this stuff.  


  1. Glad your having fun Erin, and what ever they put in it must be addictive. Enjoy, and see you when you return to the land of excess and luxury! Love to Amir and Sameh too.

  2. I LOVE Febreze too! I found it in Cairo's Spinney's and stocked up! It's the cleaning agent though. In the UK I used to buy the fabric fresher (hope they stock it in Cairo soon - the lavender scent- because I miss spraying that on my bed every day!)

  3. Really? You found Febreze in Egypt?! Well I will have to stop by Spinney's on my next trip to CityStars. Thanks for the headsup! =)


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