Apr 13, 2010

Spring Cleaning Clorox Green Works Giveaway

***CONTEST CLOSED***

Ok, if you're anything like me, it's around this time of year that my inner "Monica" comes out (a Friends reference in case it's not obvious and if you don't get the reference then where the heck were you for the entirety of the '90s?). I am a little sick and enjoy cleaning a bit too much... actually, let me clarify, I enjoy the effects of cleaning too much. It's like exercise for me - I hate it when I'm doing it but when it's done I love how it feels after ward. Right now, I'm taking an hour a day to completely neglect Jane (I'm not serious) and work on a cleaning project like cleaning all the windows inside and out or cleaning underneath the pink foam flooring that basically covers my entire main floor.

Y'all know that I've been a Clorox wipes-aholic since Jane was born. Anything that makes my life easier is essential these days and I love that I can use these to quickly clean my counters and bathrooms without having to haul out the sponges, buckets and sprays. Honestly, I feel like I need a tool belt that has a wipes dispenser because when I get on a "kick", I just walk around with my bottle of wipes looking for things to clean.

Anyways, for the first few months after I discovered them, I used the regular Clorox wipes. Then, I turned into my new, somewhat granola-y, self and converted to the Clorox Green Works products including the Green Works wipes. Personally, for me, I still use my homemade cleaners (click here for the easy, awesome recipe from Ange) on anything Jane will come into contact with (floors, toys, etc.). But when it comes to my kitchen counters, bathrooms, and any other place where the thought of what's living on the surface gives me the heeby-jeebies (no idea how to spell that), I like to use good old fashioned store bought products because it gives me peace of mind to know that there's something "special" in there that's going to make those germs run like hell.

The Green Works wipes are the best natural wipes product I have found - claiming to be 99% natural (made of essential oils like coconut and lemon). You may ask what's the other 1%? Personally, if that 1% is the scary chemically crap that makes the germs die a painful death, then I'm content with that. Aside from the fact that they are made from natural ingredients, they are also biodegradable which makes me feel a heck of a lot better when I go on my cleaning kicks and end up tossing 10 or more of them in the green bin. I use these babies on everything - kitchen counters, faucets, cutting boards, toilets, showers, tables, my stainless steel appliances, etc. My only complaint is that sometimes it's more difficult to get the wipes dispenser to work easily for the Green Works wipes vs. the regular - perhaps because the Green Works wipes aren't as thick as the others (likely because of the biodegradability factor).

Once I started giving Jane the odd bottle, I immediately switched to Green Works Dishwashing liquid. The thought of using some perfumey, chemical-y, washing soap on her bottles creeped me out. I mean, even if you rinsed the heck out of your bottles, they still smelled like "lilies" (or whatever scent you bought) which is just scary to me because what chemical residue had to be left on the bottle in order for it to still smell like the soap? I've been using the Green Works diswashing soap since then and I've never had any complaints... I mean, I'm no seasoned dishwash liquid tester, but the stuff works! How much detail do you need?

Other Green Works products that are available include All Purpose Spray (currently resides in my cleaning cabinet), Glass Cleaner, Toilet Bowl Cleaner, Dilutable Cleaner, Bathroom Cleaner, and Laundry Detergent - and they are pretty cheap too. I picked up a two-pack of GIANT bottles of Green Works wipes at Zellars a few weeks ago for $5 (on sale) - shown in the picture with Jane. Obviously, I don't let Jane play with cleaners regularly (duh), I just wanted it to be obvious that (1) I own these products and (2) I buy them myself and don't just endorse whatever free stuff is sent my way! :)

Wanna give 'um a try for your Spring Cleaning this year without paying a cent???

Clorox Green Works Giveaway Details:

One lucky (ok, to clarify, you aren't really lucky because winning these products means you have to clean which sucks but you're lucky because you're getting fab products for free) MOmMy bRaIn lady will win a 946ml bottle of Clorox Green Works All Purpose Spray and a bottle of Clorox Green Works Cleaning Wipes.

To enter:
(1) Comment on this post letting me know your LEAST favourite Spring Cleaning To Do OR sharing a time-saving or unique Spring Cleaning tip.
(2) Be Canadian - sorry US/International ladies this one is for us pale-faces only! :p

Vote For Use @ Top Mommy BlogsFor extra entries:
Vote for MOmMy bRaIn on TopMommyBlogs.com by clicking the button to the left... one entry per vote per day
Blog or Tweet about this giveaway (one entry per tweet)

That's all folks!

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29 comments:

FD said...

oh I want this so bad!! I started my spring attack yesterday and thought how badly I wanted the green works cleaning stuff (long story short I live on an island, they don't sell the green works products over here and its a 2hr boat ride +45min car ride to get somewhere that has them, ya i'll have to be going for more then just the Greenworks stuff before I go! LOL)
The only cleaning "tip" I can offer is what I do myself. I force myself to stay in one room at a time, if there is stuff in that room that belongs in another room, I put it in a tub that travels with me as I clean, running from room to room putting stuff back where it belongs cuts into my precious cleaning time. As I move onto the room where the stuff belongs, I take it from my travel along tub and put it there. Scrubing baseboards,registers and walls are probably my least favourite to clean (although I plan on emptying all cupboards today and cleaning the insides, so I might change my answer to that one by tonight)
I will tweet about this daily, and blog about it tonight when my kiddlets are in bed. Yay! Another great giveaway!! Thanks Jen! =)

FD said...

oh yes, and of course I voted for you too!

Kate said...

I'm in Spring cleaning mode at the moment too, and these products would really help!

We just organized our family room in the basement - after 4 months of living in this house, it's finally not full of boxes. Plus, I've been taking care of lots of little jobs, like the places where our junk seems to pile up - the kitchen counter, the bench in our entryway.

Next is organizing the closets in our basement. I'm not looking forward to this at all, especially as a lot of the stuff from the family room made it into the closets! :(

As for tips, I'd say don't try to tackle it all at once. Break it up into small tasks and take care of one each day. Sounds like that's what you're doing.

Kate said...

And I voted for you!

Lindsay said...

Least favorite spring cleaning chore?? BY far -- washing the outside of my second floor windows!! I hate pulling out the screen, climbing onto the roof, balancing precariously holding onto the window sill with one hand and trying to spray and wipe with the other.
Inevitably I come inside, happy with my job, only to find (as the sun shines through merrily) that there are streaks all over!!!
If that wasn't enough to de-motivate me (is that a word?) it usually rains or snows 2 days later messing up my job anyways. And yes, it did that this year too even though I waited till we'd had at least a month of nice weather. ARGH!

Anyways... I'd love to win this giveaway! :)

Lindsay said...

And of course I voted for you too!

Jennielynn said...

I have been in Spring cleaning mode for the last few days thanks to this fantastic weather we are having! Funny enough I just finished my bottle of all purpose cleaner cleaning the tub today!
I have many tips for tackling all the cleaning that needs to be done but the best one is to set a timer and work away at a room bit by bit.

Jennielynn said...

I voted for you too!

Angelene said...

Voted!

My least favourite cleaning duty would have to be the daily dishes. I'm like you... I hate the work during the cleaning, but I LOVE the results. These wipes look great btw. Any idea if the laundry detergent is good??

Allie said...

my least fave part of spring cleaning is windowsills ... because of the mold in the metal parts, ew!

:)

Sara...noH said...

My least favourite spring cleaning chore is for sure windows. Which is why I make the hubby share that with me - he does the outside and I do the inside! This is actually on our to-do list for the weekend and I just learned a great tip - only wipe in different directions for inside vs outside. I.e. clean the windows with vertical strokes inside vs. horizontal outside - that way if there are streaks, you can blame it on the right person! :)

Sara...noH said...

Oh and I voted too!

Mimi said...
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Mimi said...

Cleaning the wooden blinds that are in every window of my house (except two) is my least favourite spring chore. It is so tedious and time consuming.

PS. It's nice to know that a "green" cleaning product that is not too harmful for the environment actually works well.

I voted for you too.

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Gingermommy said...

I hate cleaning my BBQ, Its always so greasy and crusty lol. I got it done...with a little elbow grease. I am looking forward to hanging clothes out on the line though

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voted for you

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Susan Margaret said...

I'm embarassed to say but my least favourite spring cleaning chore is ALL OF IT! I absolutely hate cleaning (but I do it...it is a necessary evil!)

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Huguette E. said...

I part of spring cleaning I like the least is washing the ceiling.

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