First up is the Magic Mesh Instant Screen Door from Bed Bath and Beyond.
Boy we were wrong. The screen is perfect. Now, as with all things, we learned things after we put it up that would have made it a little neater but it still works fine. The magnets REALLY pull it back together. Even on a windy day, when the wind caught it a little while it was open, you could actually see the magnetics trying so hard to pull together HA The kids quickly figured out that they can walk right through it and yes, you can really go through it with full hands. The dog has NOT figured it out yet but has accidentally gone through it a few times. The only time it is a pain is when the slider is closed and you have to go through both the slider and the screen to get out - but it is really similar to have a door and a screen door to go through I guess.
When my husband put the sticky tabs on it to hang it, he did not realize they were actually Velcro so the Velcro didn't go on the same direction which is why we have a slight problem at the top - the pieces don't stick. I really just need to pick up some more Velcro and we can fix that easily. Also, we had to hang it, obviously, on the outside because there was no where to attach the second side if we hung it inside the door. Even hanging it outside, we had to attach one side to the glass door that doesn't open/close since the screen is bigger than our door opening but I don't think anyone would notice just walking in and out the door. We both think it looks nice too and because it is darker/thicker, it also helps shield the sun a little from the kitchen too.
The next item is also from Bed, Bath and Beyond and is called Fresh Wave. It is an Odor Neutralizing Product.
There is one last product I picked up at Bed, Bath, and Beyond last weekend and that is a two pack of the Damp Rid tubs.
The photo just shows the refills but I purchased the starter "kit" with the buckets - two for $5.99. My sister-in-law uses these in her house and told me they actually worked so I picked them up for my bathroom and basement. I've noticed a difference in the moisture level in both areas. The one in the basement is placed in a little area right off the laundry room and within 24 hours I noticed that the floor in that area didn't look as damp and this morning I noticed it is dry looking. I placed the 2nd one in the bathroom and have noticed instead of staying damp all day, it dries out pretty quickly after showers. I plan on picking up the refill pack (4 refills for $6.99) soon so I have them when the others are gone. Sometimes it is just a little thing that helps out :-)
I did pick up a few other things on my outing like a new paper towel holder that hangs in the kitchen (one less thing on the counter!), a banana holder (wait, a NEW thing on the counter HA!) because we ALWAYS have banana's sitting on the counter in our house, and a bottle to hold olive oil. I used to have one but the cork eventually fell apart and I just never replaced it - my husband has been asking me too for . .years :-)
Have you tried any new products that are worth sharing?