Wednesday, December 17, 2008

WFMW - Travel Size Room Freshner

Previously posted 12/18/2007
This past fall we found ourselves running hither and yond attending two of our son’s football games. A few times they were on the same night but in different cities. Most of the time we were traveling to games three nights a week between the son who was a freshman, the son who plays junior varsity, and then of course the varsity games.

My daughter and I have found a couple of things that are imperative to have when you were traveling and are unsure of what you will find in regards to the ‘facilities’.

I carry in my purse a small travel pack of handy wipes, a small pack of Kleenex, hand sanitizer, and our favorite item that we never leave home without, Bath and Body Works Room Sprays. We are particularly fond of the fresh, fruity smells. They are small and fit in my handy pouch and you can often catch them on sale 2/5.00. They are regularly 5.00.

When I took our daughter on a trip to New Mexico and Colorado we felt empowered with our little concentrated can of freshness. We felt like we were helping every small town quick stop/gas station/restroom between OKC and Denver, Colorado smell fresh for up to four hours after we had infused the room with these great sprays. We felt like we were being good stewards and leaving the world a little better than we found it for the next weary traveler. It sure made our trip more pleasant. Really makes the hotel rooms smell great too! Kinda like traveling potpourri in a can!

My daughter has commented that the next time we take a trip together we need to buy a case of the sprays and leave them in each place we stop. Hmmm that is a thought which leaves me with another, we also made note of those places on our route that were clean, friendly, and made us feel safe, so that next time we head back to see our friends in Denver we know just where to stop. Works for us! For more ideas, visit Shannon at Rocks in My Dryer and Works for Me Wednesday.


Edi said...

I love your idea!

We travel a lot and believe me the restrooms we come across (and even sometimes the hotel room) have odors that are left to be desired.

I need to add this to my travel packing list.

The next time in New Mexico (we were there this summer) - if I find a mini spray bottle in the restroom - I'll know you've been there before us! :)

Mandy said...

Those Bath & Body room sprays are wonderful! I use to use them in my classroom when I taught school. Just a little goes such a long way, too!

Phyllis Sommer said...

great idea. i'll have to try this one. thanks! p.s. i like that your daughter wanted to share the joy of good-smell with everyone!

Unknown said...

What a nice idea.

Feel welcome to visit my blog

Laane on the World

to see what works for me.

Merry Christmas
and a
Happy New Year!

Amy @ Experience Imagination said...

Notes--how great! Have you checked out this site to see if your favorites are listed?

Vanessa {Bloom Right Here!} said...

I love your ideas. I'll have to go get some of that room spray.

I have to tell you that sometimes I find myself opening up your blog just so I can listen to the music. Well, that didn't come out right. I visit your blog to read it, but sometimes I know I've already done that. So, I just listen instead. You sent me the "how to's" to put the music on my blog but I haven't had a chance to do it.

Vickie said...

Hey Vanessa,
You will LOVE these sprays! I keep one at work too. They are great if you are having company come over. You shake the bottle and spray about four times and the aroma lasts for four hours! They have all kinds of great fragrances.

You are so funny, I, too, will just open my blog up to listen to the music. I tried to pick the songs that really minister to my heart and hope that they may do the same for others.

Take care!!

Lori - Queen of Dirty Laundry said...

I agree wholeheartedly! I have a B&BW room spray in every room of my house, and one in my purse.

You're right, the scents last forever! I'm looking forward to the January sale so I can stock up again.

Swirl Girl said...

I haven't tried these yet... but I'm definitely going to! Thanks.

Anonymous said...

That sounds great...or should I say it smells great!
Merry Christmas!