Monday, March 1, 2010

The "Clean Your House" Giveaway Extravaganza!

You know what's really, REALLY hard to do?
Get the house clean while little kids are around.

As a mom of babies and toddlers, I feel like your house is kind of doomed. You can of course clean the fastest and the best while your kids are sleeping. But who wants to waste precious nap time cleaning? You can tackle a small area while the kids are playing. But of course laughter could at any moment turn into tears, and it's awful to leave the small area half-done. At our house cleaning usually gets relegated to the weekends. And again, who wants to waste precious weekends cleaning?

One tip I've found that really does make me feel better about cleaning house while the kids are up and about is this:

Use all-natural, non-toxic cleaning products.

At least this way you'll have peace of mind, knowing that your little ones won't be breathing in any toxic chemicals and fumes. One great line I got to try out recently is the Simple Green Naturals line.

Here's why I love them:
*Their products are 100% derived from nature. They contain ingredients like: chicory, coconut, corn, palm, naturally occurring minerals, salt, sugar, and water. And that's it!
*They get the job done! Really, they do! No streaks, no crazy awful fumes, and a nice clean surface.
*No animal testing, and they're totally non-toxic and safe for kids and pets.
*They're packaged in 100% recyclable plastic bottles printed with soy inks.
*They don't contain any ammonia or bleach. And they are non-flammable and non-abrasive!
*They are really affordable! You can get the entire Simple Green Naturals Cleaning Kit for $24.99!

You can also win a Simple Green Naturals Cleaning Kit for FREE from my blog! Yes, my friends, they're giving away a whole set like the one I got and I'm sure you will love them as much as I do!

The Simple Green Naturals Cleaning Kit includes the following:
*1 32-oz bottle of Multi-Surface Care
*1 24-oz bottle of Bathroom Cleaner
*1 24-oz bottle of Carpet Care (I use this one ALL the time, whenever my cats get hairballs or my kids make messes on the carpet. It works wonders!)
*1 32-oz bottle of Glass and Surface Care
*1 16-oz bottle of Dishwashing Liquid
*1 16-oz bottle of Liquid Hand Soap

Details on how easy it is to enter are at the bottom of this post.

Of course, to go along with your all-natural, non-toxic Cleaning Kit you will also need some reusable, earth-friendly Cleaning Cloths! Meet my new cleaning friend. . . the Skoy Cloth!
Why I love my Skoy Cloths:
*These cloths can be re-used over and over, and they hold up really well to being washed in the dishwasher or the washer/dryer.
*The Skoy Cloths have an absorption factor of 15 times its own weight!
*There's nothing I hate more than old sponges that stink up the whole kitchen. Skoy Cloths dry really quickly, so they're not a breeding ground for bacteria. They can be microwaved to dry even faster!
*Each one is made in Europe, and is 100% biodegradable because it's made from a natural cotton and wood-based cellulose pulp. It's also chlorine-free, as only water-based colors and inks are used on them.
*It can be used in your kitchen, bathroom, or really anywhere else, and can replace paper towels, sponges, and washcloths.
*They're so bright and fun! I love the colors and patterns!

There will be TWO four-packs of Skoy Cloths offered as a part of this giveaway! Once you try them, I don't think you'll ever go back to smelly old sponges and washcloths in your kitchen. I know I won't!
So the "Clean Your House" Giveaway Extravaganza will have THREE winners!!!
One will win the entire Simple Green Naturals Cleaning Kit, and two more will win a 4-pack of Skoy Cloths! You better get those entries in, ladies! Your house will thank you for it! :)

Here's how to enter:
*Just leave me a comment on this blog, telling me why you like the idea of using all-natural, non-toxic, and biodegradable cleaning products in your house!

Get a whole lot of extra entries when you:
1. Follow my blog!
2. Become a fan of my blog on Facebook here, or let me know that you already are.
3. Go here to sign up for the Simple Green Good News email newsletter for cleaning tips, special deals and offers, and information about new products.
4. Go here to become a fan of Skoy Cloths on Facebook.
5. Go here to follow Skoy Cloths on Twitter.
6. Talk about this Giveaway on your Facebook status, and link to my blog.
7. Tweet about this giveaway.
8. Mention this giveaway on your blog and direct people over here!
9. Display my button on your blog! You can find it on my sidebar.

*Please leave me a separate comment for each entry, and make sure I have a way to contact you. This giveaway will close on March 15'th. Good luck!!!

100 comments:

  1. I would love to win this cleaning kit. Natural cleaning supplies are right up my ally!

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  2. I'm a HUGE follower of you blog ;)

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  3. And, I'm a HUGE fan of your facebook page!

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  4. I love your blog, and now I am a follower!!

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  5. I love the idea of the natural cleaning products, with a 5,3 and 1 year old, its amazing how fast they can find the "clean spot" in the house!! lol

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  6. I am a follower on facebook, that is how I found your blog in the first place

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  7. I just became a fan of skoy cloths on facebook

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  8. I just signed up to receive the Simple Green Good News email newsletter for cleaning tips, special deals and offers, and information about new products.

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  9. I am now following the skoy cloths on twitter as well!!

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  10. I just shared this giveaway on my facebook, I hit the share button under your post to make it my status!! I know I have a lot of mom friends that will like this

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  11. With 2 little kids just like you green cleaning is the way to go

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  12. Of course I love the idea of non-toxic, my youngest swallows everything, it's imperative that the things I use be safe! Brittany Hansen, Brittanyann.hansen(at)gmail.com

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  13. I love the Melaleuca-brand cleaning products for all the same reasons you listed... BUT these are even CHEAPER! Woohoo!

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  14. simple green newsletter, check!

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  15. I'd love to win this one because I have two kids that seriously lick my walls... literally. I definitely need to go more green!

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  16. I have already been going the "all-natural" way with cleaning products as I run out of the ones I have on hand - I've been switching to Method and Bio-life products (have 2 so far as well as natural laundry detergent for my cloth diapers/baby clothes)... That's why I love this! It's impossible to keep a toddler out of the bathroom while you're cleaning it - I would prefer the least toxic materials on hand for that reason. I also very sorry for the earth, with all the junk we're putting into it! Anyway I can help is good.

    nrcurlett @ shaw.ca

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  17. Signed up for SGGN's newsletter.

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  18. Became a FB fan of Skoy cloths!

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  19. I would love to win! I've got another baby on the way (#2!) and natural cleaners are the way to go! Especially with little kids!

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  20. I would love these products because I hate the smell of chemicals and the way they feel on my hands. And I hate smelly sponges too.

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  21. I am a Facebook fan of your blog.

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  22. What an awesome giveaway! I like the idea of using all-natural, non-toxic cleaning supplies because I have kids, including one who will be crawling soon. I want to keep them safe and that's one of the best ways to do it!

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  23. I love using natural cleaners, they leave my house smelling so much better than chemicals. And it just *feels* cleaner. I often make my own cleaners, but sometimes just don't have time or the energy. So it's nice to be able to purchase natural cleaners :)

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  24. I'm a fan of your blog on Facebook.

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  25. I signed up for the Simple Green newsletter.

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  26. I have your button on my blog.
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  27. With a soon-to-be crawler these would be great to try out!

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  28. these products are safe around my children, and i love having the kid help me to clean! thanks for a chance.

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  29. I like it because I think it is safer for my family and, to be honest, I find all-natural cleaners actually do a better job!

    charmtime at gmail dot com

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  30. I follow you through Google Friends Connect (charmtime at gmail dot com)

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  31. Ever since Christina was born, I've been incorporating more natural cleaning products. Right now, my all-purpose cleaner is simply a 1:1 ratio of distilled white vinegar and water. I put it in an old spray bottle, and I use it everywhere. The only downside is, it leaves a bit of a vinegar smell until it dries. I'd love to check out the Simple Green products and see how they work!

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  32. I'm a fan of your blog on Facebook.

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  33. I'm a fan of your blog on Facebook.

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  34. I need this so bad, I've never used all Natural products for cleaning before but I need to; we have 2 babies (2 & 10 months) plus 2 canine friends, I really need to look into it.
    jmeelle@gmail.com

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  35. Hey Ashley! I love your blog. I am a fan of it on Facebook.

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  36. I love nontoxic stuff, and I love to clean, as you might remember from when we were roommates.

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  37. I signed up to receive the newsletter.

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  38. i always wory about the fumes and effects of other cleaning chemicals It would put my mind at ease :)

    jakellcth@msn. com

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  39. skoy cloth FB fan

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  41. I read about multi-tasking and one mom cleans the bathroom while her kids are bathing. I would love to do that with "clean" cleaning products.

    nnj1031(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  42. Blog follower.

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  43. Facebook fan!

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  44. I have a button on my blog!

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  45. I like the idea of non toxic chemicals cause then I can enlist the kids to help! ;)

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  46. I would love to win this giveaway--it is so important to keep our little ones as far from harmful chemicals as possible--especially little ones who follow mommy's every footstep and want to "help"around the house!

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  47. This will be great b/c I have a lot of pets.
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  49. i'm a FB fan under amanda v
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  50. signed up for the newsletter
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    amanda

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  51. i became a skoy fb fan under amanda v
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  52. i folow skoy on twitter
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  55. since my kids love being around me, even when I spray cleaner, non toxic would ease my mind!
    annemolino at hotmail dot com

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  56. I signed up for simple green newsletter

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  57. I follow skoycloth on twitter amolino

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  60. It's important to me that the cleaning products I use are natural and safe since my son is always crawling around the house. I can't have anything unsafe around him! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  61. Signed up for the Simple Green Good News email newsletter! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  62. I follow your blog! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  63. I like all-natural, non-toxic, and biodegradable cleaning products because it's important to me that they are safe for the environment. I'm always trying to do my part to be "green"!

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  64. I signed up for the Simple Green Good News email newsletter

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  65. Love this giveaway. Not only is it better for our environment to clean with all natural products , with having kids in the house it feels much safer to clean with them also.

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