Saturday, September 6, 2014

Playtex HandSaver Gloves

Playtex HandSaver Gloves are my favorite household accessory! I literally love Playtex HandSaver Gloves ... they are undoubtedly my most important "gadget" that I use when cleaning my house. Who knew that a pair of rubber gloves could become your most important tool when doing household chores? For me, my hands are one of my best assets and it is important that I protect them. I not only use my hands every day to clean up around the house, but to also work online ... banging the keys on that computer keyboard, you know?

jaguarjulie in Playtex HandSaver gloves in yellow
There's my left hand in a pair of Playtex HandSaver gloves in yellow!
I just wore them to move a large painted turtle from my sunflower garden.

These handsaver gloves are made of natural rubber latex and neoprene. After working in the medical products industry, I learned that some gloves are latex-free as some people can have allergies to rubber latex. I personally never experienced such an allergy thankfully. Did you know that you can find neoprene in scuba diving apparel and even in lunch bags ... I know a lot about those as I wrote the article, Neoprene Lunch Totes.

You can find these in several colors ... yellow, pink, blue, red. I've always favored the color yellow; so that's what I always buy!

I used to buy a size medium and then one day I bought the large size. You know, I never thought I had big hands, but I do have longer fingers. The size large fits me well.

pair of playtex handsaver gloves used
My outside yard gloves ... you can see I should have washed them
from the dirty turtle.
I let them air dry on the garbage can in the garage.

They are designed to extend well past your wrist, with an overall length of 10-1/2 inches. That longer design along with the flared cuff really helps to keep your hands drier.

It makes a lot of sense that after each use, you should use soap and water to wash the outside of the gloves. However, for me, I also wash the inside of the gloves and hang them up to let the liquids run out of the inside. Turning them inside out will help and then I make sure they air dry. I saw a note that said not to put these in the dishwasher? I'd never thought of doing that ... but it would be too hot and these would melt! I'm pretty sure you wouldn't want to put these in the washing machine either unless your put them into a net bag and washed with cool or warm water.

#1 Project: I found that wearing a pair worked perfectly when I did a couple of large outside garden projects. I did two side yard gardens of Mexican Petunias ... and then I tackled the entire side yard on the Eastside of my house. Digging up the grass and weeds, I wore these gloves! Normal gloves will get extremely dirty. Because of the longer design, it kept a lot more of the dirt out of the gloves. One thing I did notice when wearing these during that job ... my hands were sweating and I had to take them off once in a while to empty out the sweat! Hey, that's OK ... it is YOUR sweat or MINE after all.

#2 Project: I was using a bucket of warm water with bleach to hand wash the vinyl siding on my house! It was a 3 day project; which meant lots of bleach that could hurt the skin on my hands. Honestly? These gloves were a lifesaver.

Poll : Do you wear rubber gloves for household chores?
  1. Yes, all the time!
  2. I do, but not always.
  3. Nope! 

Get your own Playtex Handsaver Gloves, Large!

The Hand Saver Household Rubber Glove.

Comes in Yellow Or Pink Assorted Colors.

Made of Natural Latex and Neoprene.

Has a longer, 10-1/2" Length Flared Cuff.

I've found that it makes sense to buy these in packs so that you always have a backup pair.

You will use these inside and outside the house. Put a couple of pairs in the garage so you have them handy. Get a pack of six Playtex HandSaver Gloves Large!


Playtex HandSaver Gloves protects my manicure Playtex HandSaver Gloves protects my manicure

Are you a rubber glove fanatic like me? Love Playtex ... or do you have another favorite brand? What's YOUR color?

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