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Do You Buy Cleaning Products For the Design?

Your Two Cents: Do You Buy Cleaning Products For the Design?

Advertisers are hoping new designs on some cleaning products will have the effect of stronger staying power, without necessarily creating more effective products. According to the Wall Street Journal, "Makers of dishwasher detergent and fabric freshener are dressing up their packaging in the hopes that consumers will showcase the bottles when they're not using them." A market research survey reported that 55 percent of those surveyed remarked that "appearance is somewhat or very important in deciding which household paper goods and cleaning products to buy." Does this describe you?

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cubadog cubadog 9 years
I pay more for eco friendly but I would not pay more for a pretty bottle what a waste.
GinaSnyder GinaSnyder 9 years
Haha no... but I've definitely purchased them for the scent! Pink grapefruit from Target! Woo hoo!
tiff58 tiff58 9 years
I would never do this! I'm actually really against spending a lot on cleaning products, especially when you can clean so much with just bleach(or ammonia) and water.
javsmav javsmav 9 years
I buy eco-friendly stuff. I honestly don't care about pretty packaging--especially for if it's just going to sit under my sink or on top of my washing machine. I hate cleaning & a pink bottle of all-purpose cleaner with flowers on it isn't going to change that.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
maybe - i don't know for sure though. i usually buy what's least expensive but still a good brand name...but lately i've noticed prettier packaging, and boyfriend bought that and it looks nice in our kitchen.
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
No, I wonder how does it clean. Those bottles look small.
Berlin Berlin 9 years
I LOVE Method products...they are design chic AND eco friendly AND pretty easy on the budget! They aren't the cheapest, but don't stretch the wallet by far!
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I buy the least expensive ones for sure but the prettier the better.
lovealways lovealways 9 years
I'm not sure if I'd do this for cleaning products but definitely for some other things. I can be a sucker for pretty packaging, what can I say?
juliarose23 juliarose23 9 years
why not get the nicer looking one if they cost the same?
looseseal looseseal 9 years
Things that are pretty do have a way of making me impulse buy. I keep that in mind and try not to be so easily swayed by the pretty. Hee.
Meike Meike 9 years
"There was a piece on GMA the other day, about how manufacturers are repackaging products, syphoning off a couple of ounces, but keeping the original price. They said most customers wouldn't know they were getting less." Because most customers don't read the label in the first place, lol.
LTFroYo721 LTFroYo721 9 years
My main considerations when buying cleaning products are price and whether they're safe for my dogs. We've had too many nights of the dogs getting sick because of new carpet cleaners!
stephley stephley 9 years
There was a piece on GMA the other day, about how manufacturers are repackaging products, syphoning off a couple of ounces, but keeping the original price. They said most customers wouldn't know they were getting less.
mondaymoos mondaymoos 9 years
I'd buy the nicer looking one if it was the same price definitely. When I buy handsoap and other things of that nature that are left out, I just rip the label off. It looks fancier without it :)
gitwenty5 gitwenty5 9 years
I like to live with things i am genuinely happy with. If it means me paying a few dollars extra for a nicer looking bottle of soap detergent, why not? I buy $6-$10 hand soaps for my bathroom when I know I can buy Dove/Ivory for a fraction of the price, but like i like to see bits of lavender in my soap, and thats just me.
MindayH MindayH 9 years
No - cleaning products I definitely care about how good the product is, who cares if it is pretty if it is ineffective.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Uhhh no.
RosaDilia RosaDilia 9 years
Nope. I actually saw the Febreeze new scents at Target and the price tag aint pretty. It's close to like $5 for like a 4oz. bottle.
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