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When I was in grade school, my sister’s class sang a rousing rendition of the “12 Days of Christmas” to a packed and festive auditorium. Always willing to be participatory, we would chime in by row, and we were in the second row of the audience. The choral director counted down from the 12th row to the front and we shouted, “Two Turtle Doves!” louder than anyone else in that auditorium, and quite honestly, anyone ever. We were so loud and proud! I’ve had a soft spot for the song since.
Febreze, ever here to spread cheer and freshness all season (and all year) long, has brought back their holiday hit – “The #12Stinks of Christmas!” “The World’s Greatest Entertainer”, and social media sensation, Doug E. Fresh, has kicked it old school to release the second installment – a unique spin on “The 12 Days of Christmas.” It’s a hip-hop music video collaboration! What are the 12 stinks of the season? Check out the video here and learn how Febreze is the only solution tough enough to eliminate unwanted holiday odors, while also leaving behind a light, fresh holiday scent to get guest-ready.
Here are our tips for getting the busy house ready for our holiday guests:
1 – Decluttering! I’d even say this is a priority. The kids were away for the weekend, and we did a real number on the house. Cassidy is better at getting rid of clutter than I am, but every now and then I make a huge dent. Like when I got rid of 95% of the baby clothes while he was sailing on the Amazon! True story. We both play up our strengths. I’m better at going through my own stuff, obviously. When we work together and sort things into keep, toss and donate piles, we’re much happier!
2 – Child-proofing! Honestly even though our own kids are older now, we have younger nieces and nephews, and two nephews on the way. It’s wonderful for everyone when we all feel safe with kids being here for overnights.
3 – Food! Have everyone’s favorite foods and snacks on hand, or at least some good communal choices that everyone loves. We also love to set up a coffee station so our families don’t have to wake us up to find coffee.
4 – Make it cozy and personal! There’s nothing like the smells and feels of candles on the counter and mulling spices with cider on the stove. I also love to make little “hotel baskets” for guests, full of comfort items and goodies.
5 – Clean the floors! We have kids and pets. We have kids and pets who visit. The floors get very messy.
The holidays are great, but they really can stink!
Here are the #12Stinks of Christmas! Feel free to sing along:
12 Musty Stockings
The stockings may be hung by the chimney with care, but after a year of being buried in your basement, that musty stink is anything but joyful. Revive your holiday stockings with Febreze Fabric Refresher to eliminate lingering odors and leave behind a light, fresh holiday scent.
11 Burnt Cookies
Maybe the day of your party wasn’t the best time to try out that ambitious new cookie recipe. Use a Febreze Candle to eliminate any stinky, smoky odors from your kitchen and ask your cousin to pick up a pie from the bakery on his way over.
10 Flushes per Minute
The endless cycle of guests in your home means your downstairs toilet is getting one of the year’s biggest workouts. Plug a Febreze NOTICEable in the bathroom and let the two alternating scents continuously eliminate those not-so-festive odors.
9 Casseroles A-Cookin’
Your Aunt Barb had one too many eggnogs, and reminiscing about her sorority days has taken precedence over watching the oven timer. Light a Febreze Candle before everyone starts to notice the overwhelming stench of burnt onions, and eliminate odors to keep your home continuously smelling as fresh as it looks.
8 Frying Latkes
Nothing says happy holidays like a hot plate of latkes. But once the smell of greasy potatoes makes its way from your kitchen all the way to your family room, the aroma goes from appetizing to unpleasant. Don’t stress, Febreze Air Effects helps keep odors at bay and lets you breathe happy through the holidays.
7 Diaper Bins
Your new niece is an adorable bundle of joy, but you’d rather get a pile of coal under the tree than take another whiff of those dirty diapers. How can something so little stink SO much? Light a Febreze Candle to continuously eliminate odors (without offending her parents) so you can breathe happy all season long.
6 Boys in One Bedroom
You missed your son so much that his return home for holiday break seems like a Christmas miracle. But then…you notice the giant bag of dirty laundry he’s dragging behind him and remember why his sister was always the favorite. Use a Febreze NOTICEable to prevent your whole home from smelling like a dorm room by continuously eliminating locker room stinks.
5 Pugs in Sweaters
Fido may have better holiday attire than you do, but his penchant for festivity leaves behind a distinct parfum. Use Febreze Fabric Refresher to instantly eliminate pet odors and leave behind a light, fresh holiday scent.
4 Impromptu Guests
Your in-laws are here and they’re early…again. Spray the house with Febreze Air Effects to instantly eliminate odors, and leave your impromptu guests wondering how you manage to keep your home smelling so fresh all season long.
3 Smelly Chairs
You know your grandmother’s hand-me-down chairs smell like years of love, and the musty scent reminds you of her living room. Unfortunately your guests don’t see it that way. Plug in a Febreze NOTICEable by the antiques to eliminate odors and leave behind a light, fresh holiday scent.
2 Mounds of Mess
With ten cousins throwing their sweaty socks into one giant laundry pile, the mounds of mess can pile up quickly. Not only do the mounds take up half the guest room, but they also stink. Take the Febreze Fabric Refresher to the mound and don’t quit until you are smelling light, fresh holiday scents instead of damp clothes.
And one family that really needs Febreze!
No matter what stinks plague your home for the holidays, at least you can know that Febreze is there to eliminate odors so you can breathe happy and focus on all of the joys of the season! Available all year long at YouTube.com/Febreze