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Quick and Easy DIY Car Air Freshener Hack

I use a vent clip air freshener in my car keep the inside of my car from stinking up the joint in between cleanings. My personal go-to is t his Fabreeze car vent air freshener , but I also love the scent of these Yankee Candle car vent air fresheners . Depending on availability and sales, I tend to switch between the two.( Disclosure: I am including affiliate links for your convenience .) I stumbled upon a killer deal on Yankee Candle Sidekick refills. Without hesitation, I snatched them up, even though I didn't have the matching holder (the Sidekick air freshener looks like this ). My brilliant plan was to simply stick the refill in the car vent, similar to the air freshener sticks that look like this . It sorta worked but mostly didn’t. 

DIY Insulated Resuable Water Bottles

I always start my day with a cup of coffee. But once I settle into my work, I switch to water. At first, I just used a regular glass from my cupboard, but I quickly realized it was too small. I was constantly interrupting my work to refill it. And let's be real, I often didn't bother refilling it at all.

I discovered a simple solution already lurking in my cupboard: reusable water bottles. I fill them with filtered tap water and keep them in the fridge for a steady supply of cold water throughout the day. No more need to constantly refill and no more dry, itchy skin.

I started using my water bottles even when I was on the go. As much as I love the occasional soda, most are not allergy-friendly. So I opt for ice water instead. That's when I fell in love with my metal Grosche reusable water bottle. (You can learn more about my favorite reusable stainless steel insulated Grosche insulated water bottle here.) (Disclosure: I am including affiliate links for your convenience.)


Insulated stainless steel Groche water bottle
And it's pink!

 Even on scorching hot days, my water stays cold. But thing that makes me grab it first is that Grosche reusable water bottles have a chug cap which is less likely to spill than an open top. I even switched my 24 ounce Nalgene reusable water bottle from a wide mouth cap to a chug cap. The nice thing about using a name brand water bottle is being able to buy replacement caps when they wear out. I’ve had to replace the tops to some of my water bottles three times due to wear.

Recently, I've been eyeing a larger insulated 32 ounce bottle to add to my collection. During a cupboard clean out, I found this exact 32 ounce wide mouth Nalgene reusable water bottle, but it isn't insulated. And let's just say that drinking from a wide-mouth Nalgene cap often leads to a not-so-fun shower. Luckily, I discovered that a regular 24 ounce chug lid fits perfectly on the bigger bottles (you can buy replacement Nalgene caps like mine here.) So instead of splurging on a pricey Hydro flask, I bought a new chug lid and insulated bottle sleeve for a fraction of the cost. I bought my 24 ounce and 32 ounce Nalgene insulated water bottle sleeves here


DIY insulated Nalgene resuable water bottle
I pinned a badge to each water bottle to keep me from drinking the drawstring by accident

That left my Aladdin reusable water bottle as the only water bottle in the fridge that wasn’t insulated and because of that, I didn’t use it as often. Luckily, I found an insulated Neoprene reusable water bottle sleeve at IKEA and boom! I insulated my last reusable water bottle for cheap. (You can buy insulating reusable water bottle sleeve similar to mine here.)


DIY insulated reusable water bottles
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Now have three insulated reusable water bottles with chug caps that cost less than the single Hydroflask I was thinking about buying.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not knocking Hydroflask. My husband has this exact stainless steel insulated Hydroflask water bottle and loves it. I'm just super stoked that I could upgrade something I already had into something I really wanted. Yay!


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