This time last year, my grandfather began the process of downsizing. This involved clearing out his entire house, many of which had not been touched for half a century. As the #1 grandson, I did everything I could to assist with the process. This came with perks, such as being able to claim certain family heirlooms. This was how I ended up with a giant turn-of-the-century steamer trunk in my living room as my coffee table. Turns out it is the perfect size, but it has one major drawback—the 100-year old paint chips and stains the carpet in my apartment. (Why my modern apartment is covered wall to wall with carpeting, I do not know.) In order to avoid permanent damage, I had to get a small throw rug to place underneath it.
This 3′ x 5′ Lahome Moroccan Area throw rug was exactly what I needed. The size is just right for my 22″ x 36″ chest/table. The pattern manages to be both modern and understated, and the grey fits in perfectly with my apartment’s color schemed. Like The Dude’s rug in The Big Lebowski, the rug really ties the room together.
I am writing about this rug here for two reasons. The first, of course, is that this is my job, telling you about the products that I can personally recommend. The second is to defend this rug’s honor from the disappointed reviewers whose negative comments resulted in a relatively low 4.2-star rating.
Check out the customer reviews, and you will see a recurring theme from the disappointed customers. This rug is just too soft for them. You can see several quotes parroting a variation of the line “this is a blanket, not a rug.”
That is obviously the silliest complaint ever, especially when you are buying something that literally has “faux wool” in its title. This just goes to show you that many people do not read everything in the product description before making a purchase on Amazon. However, there is one sense in which this gripe leads to a legitimate concern: Some people write that the nature of the material makes it difficult to vacuum.
Is this the case? I had to see for myself. After all, the rug’s placement in my apartment means there are perpetually paint chips on it that need to be removed.
Here are before and after photos:
As you can see, I was able to quite easily vacuum the debris from the rug. A small paint stain remained, but remember: I used a Dyson vacuum, not a Bissell carpet cleaner. All I was trying to do was to get rid of all the loose dirt. I succeeded. Furthermore, according to the listing, this rug is machine washable. I don’t need to test that just yet, because the black line is not visible when I move the chest back into place, but there you have yet another option for cleaning.
I can now give the Lahome Moroccan Area Rug my full-throated recommendation.
2022 Holiday Gift Guide For Her
When it comes to shopping for your best friend, mom, girlfriend, or any other leading lady in your circle, we’ve got you covered. Shop the best gift ideas for women with this holiday gift guide. All products are available on Amazon!
Surprise the makeup enthusiast in your life with this beautiful neutral eyeshadow palette.
Cozy up with these UGG sherpa slippers that will keep you warm all winter long.
Give the gift of glowing skin with this perfect addition to your skincare routine.
Comfortable sleep set that is cozy and cute.
A moisturizing lotion that rejuvenates the skin during the dry winter months.
Give the gift of this Pillow Talk icons set. Includes four favorite lip secrets from the collection.
Like an airy dream, Ariana Grande Cloud is a creamy, soft and luxurious perfume with a high-class scent. Fresh and uplifting bergamot orange, rich lavender and juicy pear create a bright opening.
A hair product any beauty buff would love.
An ideal gift for a girl who’s always on the go!
These must-haves are essential for every step of your hair care routine. Cleanse with normcore signature shampoo, moisturize with the nourishing mask, and refresh your style with perk up dry shampoo.
This lash enhancing liquid eyeliner and serum promote the appearance of longer looking lashes.
A great stocking stuffer and always an everyday must-have.
You can never go wrong with a good pair of earrings, let alone at this price!
At $9, This Silly Plush Turkey Hat Is A Must-Own
In 2022, Santa hats are out. Silly turkey hats are in.
I was on Amazon looking for things to do over Thanksgiving with relatives (eventually landing on the brand new game Christmas Categories) when I came across this:
My first thought was that it creates the perfect opportunity for someone in the family to recreate the classic Monica turkey head scene from Friends:
Then I realized that there are many ways you can have fun with the turkey hat Thanksgiving. When you play games, you can decide in advance that the loser has to wear the turkey hat. Or perhaps you can start a tradition that whoever carves the turkey each year gets to wear the turkey hat. The possibilities are endless!
No matter how you are spending the holiday this year (with funny turkey hat, or sans funny turkey hat), the We Know Products team wishes you a very happy Thanksgiving!
Keep Comfort Within Arm’s Reach With NAIPO’s New Handheld Massager
If you go on Amazon and search for “handheld massager,” you will find dozens and dozens of clones of the same $100 massage gun. My immediate reaction upon seeing this was that there is no longer any innovation in the massager industry. Instead of actually investing in R&D to come up with more advanced ways to help customers, massager companies seem content to copy one another and compete on price.
One company gives me hope. That company is NAIPO, a well-known massager brand whose stated mission is to help people all over the world “Find Well-being.” NAIPO’s latest handheld massager features a brand new design that provides added value for the user. While it is still a percussion massager, its sleek comfort-grip handle grants access to otherwise inaccessible areas of the body. It also features 5 interchangeable massager heads so that you are able to treat each acupuncture point with the best possible massage.
This attention to detail creates a truly customizable experience. After a workout or just a long day at work, you can choose from 5 different speed levels and 5 different working modes, from gentle relaxation to vigorous, deep-tissue massage. By virtue of the extended front grip, you can give exactly the right type of massage to previously neglected muscles all over your body.
A common complaint about percussion massagers is the noise level that can make it awkward or even impossible to use in public. The new NAIPO handheld massager is different. Unlike its competitors, it provides amazing results with only a single massage head. This has the twin effect of reducing noise levels and making it lighter and therefore less unwieldy, a huge plus especially for older users.
The NAIPO XF-5120 handheld massager will be available for purchase soon, and at $52.99 it is inarguably cheaper than similar products on the market. You get your very own either at NAIPO’s own storefront on naipocare.com or on Walmart.com. Stay tuned for more updates!