Saturday, October 18, 2014

Rugged


Yall. This company asked me to review them and I couldnt be more pleased! I will tell the whole story below, but I want to first say that as I ordered, tested, reviewed and wrote this, not only has this company been wonderful to work with but they are also a really cool company. I was really happy to have had the opportunity to learn about them, support them and share about them. 


Rug Pad Corner is doing their part to help the environment {natural/green product}, stimulate the economy here at home {made in the USA}, keep costs down and maybe most importantly, they give away a portion of every order to charity. While I was impressed with the product {see below for what all we tried} I was more impressed with the company and would highly recommend them. They do everything from in home rugs to corporate clients so read my review, see the discount below and please share about them with others for your home or business! Great company, great product and great cause! 

All of that to say, here's our story and trial with rug pads.

Rug pads arriving!

A few weeks ago, I received an email about rug pads. It was from a company I was not familiar with so I kind of skimmed it, emailed it to my husband asking if he was familiar with them and then moved on to the next email in my inbox.

A few hours later, the doorbell rang and my dog went flying to the door and slid across the rug which went in the opposite direction as he hit it. I shoved it back with my foot and opened the door...Later that night, as I was straightening up, I went into the hall bath and fixed the rug which was askew thanks to kids running in and out, moving their stools, etc. Fixing that mat was a daily thing.

We had recently purchased a few rug pads from Home Goods but had not opened them yet and both CT3 and I kept saying it was one of the things we needed to do, but just kept falling to the bottom of the to do list. We had mentioned picking up a few more for the bathroom upstairs and a few other spots as well and just hadn't gotten around to it.

A day or so later, I went back through my email and remembered the email from the random store called Rug Pad Corner. I opened it and reread it and squealed! I realized that they were offering to send me a few rug pads for me to have and try!!!




Obviously, I was pretty excited that I had this opportunity, but even more excited because it truly was a product that we NEEDED and was on our "to buy" and "to do" list.

I am a bit leery of reviews but I googled the company, checked them out on Facebook and they seemed reputable and lots of other shoppers have had great experiences with them, so I figured why not and emailed the rep back.

Before I tell you the nitty gritty, I will say that I was really pleased with the rep that I was working with. He was super nice and very helpful with all of my questions. I had no doubts or concerns that if I was not satisfied that he would do what he could to make it right!

They also offered a 15% discount to any of my readers by using the code REVIEW15. That combined with the free shipping that they give is a great deal for a custom product so check 'em out!

Here is how Rug Pad Corner works - and what I did for my order.

You can basically just hop online and order OR you can go to their site and use their Rug Pad Wiz to help you.  I chatted with my husband and we decided that we would try a few different products to give an overall review - and it also was good for us because three of the four places we needed rug pads had different floor surfaces. Again, win-win.

We tried the "Ultra Premium for Hardwoods," "Super Hold for Hardwoods," and the "Super Hold for Tile."
Gray/Purple = Shows Both Sides of the Ultra Premium for Hardwood rug pads {kids room}
 Green = Super Hold for Hardwoods {foyer}
Not Pictured = Super Hold for Tile {bathroom}
ALL of them have been great. The ultra premium for hardwoods went in the kids rooms and gave a little padding to the rugs in there - along with holding them in place. Perfect for rambunctious kids.





This is CT4's big boy room! I'll show you more pics of that soon! We are still waiting on the rug to go on this pad. DON'T get me started on this...I ordered it from Wayfair {the rug, NOT the pad} and it has not been a good experience. It was ordered in August, showed it was out for delivery and then nada. Apparently they had a computer glitch and now the rug wont be here til November. Boooo. Regardless, the pad is ready and waiting!! 


Above is the rug in Baby M's room. The left side of the picture shows the side of the rug that goes down and keeps it from sliding on the floor and the right image shows the wool like surface that is touching the carpet so that it doesn't move. 

The super hold for hardwoods went under the rug in the foyer. I was not concerned with extra padding on that one but more of "don't want that one sliding around when the dog attacks our visitors at the door!" So far, so good on that and it hasn't budged! The super hold for tile went in the bathroom and I am really, really happy that it has held the bath mat firmly in place. We have one of the cheap rug mats in the upstairs bath and the rug keeps flopping off of it and I have to keep rearranging. I may actually order a few more rug pads {master bath and this bath that the cheap pad isn't working in} from Rug Pad Corner, since the others I have tried we have been pleased with!

Foyer

Bath as we laid it out.
Their website has lots of info on "rug education" and the type of mats that may work best - not only for the rug on the surface its on, but on prolonging the life of the rug. They are made in the USA, contain natural materials and their products are guaranteed for 15-20 years depending on the specific pad you choose! No chemicals, no adhesive, etc....go to their site for more details cause I don't want to sound like a commercial! :)

I got the rugs almost a month ago. While we were pleased with customer service, delivery and the initial "we think these will work" type thing, my husband said, wait a few weeks to write the review and we can make sure we are happy! Almost a month later and no complaints and we would absolutely recommend and reorder from them - as a paying customer! 

These rugs I did receive complimentary to try and to tell you about! If we didn't have a positive experience, I would have shared that as well, but thankfully we did. If you have any questions, please comment or email me directly and if you have questions for the rep I was working with, email me and I am happy to share with you their contact information. 

Again, these are CUSTOM cut rug pads for your home. They can make them all different shapes and sizes and they start pretty cheap - like $19 ish and more {depending on pad type, size, etc} for great quality, environmentally safe and a made in the good ole US of A product.

They ship free and for a 15% discount don't forget to use the code REVIEW15. Happy rug pad shopping and thanks to Rug Pad Corner for letting me have this opportunity! 

I'll be back soon with more in my October series!!! I have posts coming - so many that if I can ever get a second away, I may try to play catch up! But we have all been under the weather and hubby has been traveling for work so I am a bit behind! Imagine that!! Have a great weekend and go order cushy rug pads!! ;)
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Monday, October 13, 2014

Annoying? Or Not?! - Day 6

Bathroom Habits

You know when you really, really need to go and you go running off to the restroom. You get in, close the door, turn around relieved that you made it and then you see this....


...an empty roll. 

Hopefully, there is another roll within arms reach - or hopefully there is someone in the next stall that you can yell for some. 

We all know that getting into a bathroom and not having TP is annoying. 

What is worse, is the person who used the last of it and didn't trash the old roll and put on a new. That person should be cursed for leaving you on the porcelain throne with nothing but an empty cardboard roll to stare at. 

My kids often are the culprits here, but I have to admit that sometimes, I get totally lazy and don't replace it. Hows that, for ya!? I complain when there is no toilet paper, but I don't even replace it myself half the time! HA! 

Sometimes I need to go get a new roll and I forget - so I am not totally lazy, but other days I am just like, oh well, I'll do it later...then the next time I go to the restroom is when I realize that I never replaced the roll. Oops. 

In honor of finishing the roll today, I replaced it and folded it nicely for you {and for me to take a picture!}


So, are you annoyed when you get to the bathroom only to find there is no toilet paper?? Are you the annoying one who never replaces it!? 

...and whats even more annoying is when you are trying to take a picture and your middle child comes and yanks the whole thing out of the wall!!! ;) 


{In defense of my I-hate-replacing-the-toilet-paper-roll self, I have taken a few actions to make me hate it less. We do not have any of the spring loaded toilet paper holders in the house. I despise those things. Instead, we have this slide on one and then one that you just drop the rolls on to. Easy breezy and with those, I always replace!!!}

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Annoying? Or Not?! - Day 5


Legos!
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We are on the brink of the Lego craze and though I don't have experience yet to speak to, I already feel like I know the answer to this...

Little pieces for the baby to pick up and put in his mouth? Little pieces for me to have to pick up constantly? Little pieces of plastic for me to step on in the middle of the night?? 

Imma go with ANNOYING on this one. 

So now the real question is does the enjoyment of this pesky little toy - or the educational value of them outweigh the annoyingness?? Yay or Nay?? 

We DO have some of the larger lego/building block type things and while I do and have stepped on them and they are annoying to pick up, I do feel like they are a bit easier since they are big and bulky. 

Any tips for keeping these things organized?! 

You vote. Legos. Annoying? Or Not!? 



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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Annoying? Or Not?! - Day 4

Shaving

I am probably in the minority on this one too, but for a female, I hate shaving. I am not all that hairy, I have super light hair so its hardly noticeable and all things considered, I just find "having to shave" annoying.

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When I looked for an image for this post {see above}, I stumbled across Good Housekeepings best razor reviews. I have to admit that I have never thought much about best refillable, refillable with trimmers or gel, or best disposables. I totally go for cheap ones, on sale that I have coupons for. Should you be into investigating and analyzing your razors, check their beauty review.

Also, those reviews were based on eight every other day shaves with the razor before getting a new one...basically a new razor every two weeks or two a month. Do you switch your razors that regularly!? I sure don't! Ooops!

Anyway, don't let this post fool you. I am not of the crunchy, non-shaving, non-deodorizing type - and I do shave regularly just as all ladies are supposed to!

I will admit that I like the way my nicely shaven legs feel, but I just don't like doing it. It doesn't make me feel girly or fancy or groomed, it just feels like one more thing to have to do...shower, shave, blow dry my hair, put on make up, etc and its one thing that I am not a fan of!! I hate baths, so bathing and shaving is NOT an option. Bleeech!

Anyway, I would say that my husband doesn't necessarily love shaving his face either. I mean, he does it daily, but any excuse to let his beard grow, he will take it.

We are already fighting about November and how I want to do family pics then but how he is going to refuse to shave. If you have ever met my hairy husband, you will know that he can sneeze and have a full grown beard.

So, here's the question. Shaving:: Annoying? Or Not?!

Here's another question...for No Shave November, can girls participate too?? #justsayin



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