Monday, January 26, 2015

Crystal Wash 2.0 Is Seriously The Next Big Thing!

With people becoming more aware of how their personal care items are exposing them to harmful chemicals, perfumes, and dyes, it seems like a no-brainer to have a way to do laundry that is safe, easy and effective. This is where Crystal Wash comes into play. Crystal Wash is completely sensitive skin friendly, non-toxic, gentle on your clothes, doesn't fade colors, and eco friendly.

Crystal Wash uses all natural Bio Ceramics with antibacterial and anti-oxidant properties that create hydrogen peroxide to kill orders, and germs. By raising the pH level of the water, the water molecules become smaller so it lifts dirt and soils from your clothing for a deep cleaning effect.

The best thing of all is that Crystal Wash retails for $50 and is good for 1,000 loads of laundry. The average cost of laundry detergent for doing 1,000 loads of laundry would cost you around $300, 6 times that of Crystal Wash. The only maintenance needed for Crystal Wash is to recharge them every 30 loads or so, by placing them in the sun for the afternoon - it's that easy.

Starting today, Crystal Wash is campaigning to turn the technology of doing laundry on it's head. Imagine if you got alerts about how clean your clothes were getting, when the load was complete, when it's time to recharge your Crystal Wash, and when it's time to order more.

Check out the Crystal Wash 2.0 KickStarter campaign page and video for more info. HERE

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Hey, It's Tire Safety Month!

  1.  You may have remembered when I partnered with Cooper Tire
    last May, where I learned the importance of a good tire. See that post HERE.

    Checking your tires before you travel this winter is of the utmost importance, and it's pretty simple to do.

    The White House announced that Dec. 9-Jan. 9 is Tire Safety Month, an initiative supported by the Rubber Manufacturers Association, all of its tire manufacturer members and others. The initiative is designed to help educate motorists about the importance of tire maintenance to promote safety and better fuel economy.

“We’re excited that tire maintenance has received attention from the highest level in the federal government,” said Dan Zielinski, RMA senior vice president, public affairs. “Too many motorists ignore even this simple, basic maintenance task that means so much to helping ensure vehicle safety for our families.”
RMA recommends simple steps for motorists to Be Tire Smart when checking tire pressure:

  • Check tire pressure monthly and before long trips.
  • Use the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended tire pressure found on a label on the driver’s
    door or owner’s manual.
  • Check tires when cold – before you drive. Driving causes tires to warm which increases
    inflation pressure temporarily.
    RMA also recommends that motorists inspect tire tread for damage and sufficient depth. Worn out tires are dangerous, especially in wet, wintry weather. A simple and inexpensive test can determine whether tires should be replaced.

  • Take a penny and turn it upside down so Lincoln’s head points down.
  • Insert penny into tread groove.
  • If all of Lincoln’s head is exposed, the tire must be replaced because it’s been worn down to
    2/32nds of an inch or less.
    Zielinski said, “Checking tire pressure and tread depth each month will take just a few minutes. These fast, easy tire care tips will help travelers get to their destination safely and enjoy the holidays with family and loved ones.” 

    Here are some startling statistics: 

    Tire Safety Statistics:
    Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) Tire Pressure/Tread Depth Survey (2014)
    • 69% of vehicles have at least one under inflated tire.
    • 17% of vehicles have at least one tire under inflated by at least 8 pounds per square inch (psi).
    • 12% of vehicles have at least one bald tire

    Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) Online Survey (2013)
    • 83% of US motorists do not properly check tire pressure.
    • 40% of drivers do not know that tires should be checked “cold” before driving.
    • 48% of drivers know where to find the correct inflation pressure for their vehicle.
    • 52% of drivers wrongly believe that the correct pressure is listed on the tire sidewall.
    • 52% of drivers do not know how to tell if their tires are bald.
    So don't be a statistic....put season-appropriate tires on your vehicle, and check your tires before each trip. It very well could save your life.