Those who know me well know that I’m a neat freak. I like living + working in a clean environment (though, sometimes my laziness gets the best of me). My parents taught me at a young age how to clean a bathroom the “right way” – cleaning a house is just something engrained in me.
My cleaning buddy… You better believe she will learn how to clean the bathroom at a young age!
I’ve talked in the past about the program that changed my life – how to clean your house in 20 minutes a day. While this was absolutely WONDERFUL before I had a baby and while I was on maternity leave, being a working mom has made it difficult to continue taking those 20 minutes everyday to clean. (I know 20 minutes doesn’t seem like a long time, but I cherish those extra 20 minutes with my daughter or to sleep!) Now, I have to spend some time on the weekend getting my house spotless. Therefore, I need to have cleaning products that get the job done efficiently so I’m not spending too much of my precious weekend time away from my baby.
While I used to make my own cleaning products that worked just fine, I had the opportunity to test out some cleaning products recently and now I can’t imagine going back to my vinegar smelling, inefficient homemade products. These products just work too well – so, well that I will no longer buy other cleaning products.
Way back in the fall, I received some Green Works products as part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program. I received an all-purpose cleaner, laundry detergent, and all-purpose antibacterial wipes. I got right down to using the all-purpose cleaner on my sinks and toilets in the bathroom.
First of all, it smells FANTASTIC! It’s by far the best smelling cleaning product I’ve ever used. Not only did it smell good, but it cleaned great as well. I was able to easily wipe off all the toothpaste crud out of the sink and it made my faucets sparkling clean. I used the antibacterial wipes to wipe down our bathroom shelves and bottles of lotion, etc., and loved it also! Since the fall, I’ve bought both these products again after running out, as well as Green Works toilet bowl cleaner. To have a product that is not only good for the environment but cleans great is a must have in my eyes!
I just recently used the detergent on our everyday clothes and it smells AMAZING! Seriously, it’s hard to believe these products are “green” because they smell so good! I will definitely continue to buy Green Works products, except for probably the detergent since I can’t use them on our cloth diapers (it contains enzymes that will ruin my diapers).
I’m a very lucky girl and was also contacted by the awesome people at Fish Foam asking if I could test out their window/glass cleaner a few weeks ago. Actually, they sent me 3 of their HUGE cans to test out. Seriously, these things are HUGE.
I don’t clean my windows too often since we have plantation shutters so our windows don’t really get marks on them, so instead I tried this out on my bathroom mirrors and shower doors. Holy foam! I loved how this foamed up on the mirror and doesn’t really drip like other glass cleaners do. (I left this on the mirror for a few minutes, that’s why you see it dripping a bit, but it’s still in place for the most part.)
It also wiped away leaving absolutely no streaks in a matter of seconds. And it got off all the crud from the mirrors that accumulate when we floss our teeth (I’m an everyday flosser). It also worked great on my glass shower doors (it actually got rid of some of the soap scum!) and on our front storm door. I know I will have little finger prints on our windows and mirrors soon and I know this product is going to be perfect for keep them spic + span!
In addition to sending me 3 of their giant cans of cleaner, the awesome people at Fish Foam want to giveaway a 3-pack of their window cleaner to THREE (3) of my fabulous readers! Seriously, if you have a ton of windows and mirrors in your house, or your just a neat/clean freak like me, you will want this stuff!
To enter, leave a comment below telling me if you’re a hardcore cleaner (on the floor, scrubbing with a toothbrush regularly), a tidier (wipe things down + pick things up to make it look nice), or a messy person (OK, you don’t really have to admit this). Entries are open until Tuesday, April 3 at 8 PM Central Time. I will pick three winners (using Random.org) and announce them on the blog on Wednesday morning!
[Thanks to the awesome people at Fish Foam for sponsoring this giveaway. While they provided me with the product, I was not compensated in any way and all opinions are my own.]