Scent Filled Memories

Disclaimer:  Although items in this post were provided to me, all comments and opinions are strictly mine.

Whenever I catch a whiff of a pine scent,  I am instantly taken back to my childhood days when I lived in the country. I have so many great memories of that time but what I especially remember is how different my childhood was from what my child has to experience now. I remember the freedom and not having a care in the world.  I remember on summer days being able to leave the house for hours upon end and my parents not subjected to the worries we have now.

I remember there must have been 6 to 8 of us kids all around the same age and we would often descend upon one of their grandparents homes and play in the back yard where is had the vast area of evergreen trees. We would play in the wooded area and use all kinds of odds and ends to make our little home areas.  Each of us had our own areas and we would play in there for hours at a time.

Coming home, I would always smell the pine scent on my clothing and hands from running in and out of the trees and always remember loving that scent.  Today when I smell pine, I remember so many days of carefree play, not staring at a computer screen or smart phone.  There was no arranging “play dates”, we all just knew each day where we would meet up.  Our parents didn’t have worry, they knew just to stand on the porch and call out when it was time for us to go home.

So now, when tasked with the chore of cleaning my house, every time I open a bottle of PineSol original scent, there is just something about that pine smell that puts a smile of my face and memories of the good old days are not far from my mind.   It’s kind of a 2 fold good feeling that I get.  Not only does it bring back great memories, but I also know that it is cleaning and deodorizing my home.  Being a multipurpose cleaner, I can clean everything from the kitchen, bathroom and floors all with one product and have that scent through the entire house.  It cuts through grime and grease and the amazing scent lingers.

scent trio

It makes the whole job of cleaning so much nicer when I can associate the smell with a good memory.  Do you have a particular scent that brings back great memories?  PineSol cleaners come in original Pine, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin and Spring Blossom scents and surely one of those will remind you of something great in your past and help make the present cleaning job just a little bit easier.


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