Thursday, October 14, 2010

Fall cleaning...In other words FALL OCD'n!



I love spring cleaning but I really get my big spring cleaning bug in the fall. I think it is because after a long lazy summer school hits and I start feeling the NEED to organize and with the pressure of the holidays just around the corner that urge to organize and clean hits me like a ton of bricks. So I have been calling this my “fall OCD.”
With organizing comes cleaning. You can’t organize shelves without dusting and scrubbing and I just cant stick a bin of neat and tidy odds and ends into a dirty area! I have been on the hunt for some cleaning products that do several things for me. Here was my criteria:
1. Find something that cleans more than one specific thing.
2. Find something that is cost-effective.
3. Find something that does not take a lot of space.
4. Find something environmentally friendly.
5. FIND SOMETHING THAT DOES ALL THIS AND ACTUALLY WORKS WITHOUT THE FUMES MELTING THE PAINT OFF OF THE WALLS!
So in my search quest I was led to Shaklee’s GET CLEAN Basic H2 from a wonderful blogger named Bonnie at House of Grace. (FYI: click on those highlighted thingy’s for more info). I read how she had been cleaning with these products for years, how well they work and how they all fit into my criteria listed above. When I first started reading about them I was like, “is she for real?!” and now that I have tried them out I want everyone to know YES! She is FOR REAL! I am not affiliated with Shaklee in any way, I do not sell Shaklee products (I SELL THIS in case you wanted to know) and I do not know Bonnie personally (I only know her by reading her awesome blog!). I just want to share with my friends how cool this cleaning stuff really is. And just so we are clear…my family doesn’t usually live in a filthy disgusting house as your about to see from my nasty pictures. I cook. A LOT. So please, don’t choke on your morning coffee or your afternoon diet coke while you read this!!
My box of goodies arrived yesterday! Sweet! Goodies for me!!

“Awww SNAP!” Love the pretty containers! (I like pretty things, what can I say?!) Here is what my GET CLEAN household mini kit came with:
*Just FYI: I am pretty sure this super concentrated cleaning goodness will last until my kids all graduate high school.

Hmmm. What to try first? How about my filthy stove?

Did you see that cooked on dirty ring around the burner? There is no cleaning product I have ever found to remove that. And the inside of my oven window? I could never get that clean without scratching the heck out of it. Notice you can barely see through that oven window. I know its nasty BUT I COOK!

So I busted out the Scour Off heavy duty paste that came with my mini kit and went to town on the top and inside of my stove. I did put some good old fashion elbow grease into my scrubbing but the cool part was that while I was working at getting off all that caked on, three years worth of grime & yuckiness it was ACTUALLY WORKING. Peace out Comet and 409!!!
And this is my end result (choir in the background singing HALLELUJAH!)…

Did you see it?! Did you see it?! Its my wood floors VISIBLE THROUGH THE OVEN WINDOW!!! We can now see our Pillsbury biscuits rising while they bake! Dear Lord, This is a VERY good day!
Now check the top of my stove. That grimy, nasty cooking ring is gone! (I don’t even want to use my stove because it is so clean!)…

Then I just shined up the rest of the stainless steel with the Basic H2. (And, “NO MOM! IT DOES NOT LEAVE STREAKS!” My mother is a streak freak and will try ANYTHING to see if it leaves streaks!)…

Check out my dirty sink’s before photo shoot…

And her “after” shot (that is the Cindy Crawford of kitchen sinks right there!)…

So now you have seen how dirty a family of six gets in less than a 24 hour period and how quickly I can clean up after them. After I was done cleaning my stove I used that Basic H2 on my windows (again, NOOO MOM! IT DID NOT LEAVE STREAKS!), my fridge, my counter tops and hardwood floors. I am so excited that I have a safe cleaner to use around the house and I can use it on EVERYTHING. It is also safe enough to be around my daughter who has asthma. Do you know what this means??? SHE CAN CLEAN HER OWN BATHROOM!!! High five to me!!
If you want more information go to THIS BLOG to see for yourself!

Happy cleaning!!

4 comments:

  1. I also use the Get Clean products -I love them because I can actually tell a difference when I clean . Your home looks so clean -it is fun huh? Oh you must have switched to blogspot I have no idea what that means but I see your address is different --I don't even have a blog -waitng for just the right amt of time and creativity to "hit me"

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  2. Aren't they great?! I have had so many people say that they were "sold" after they read about it on my blog or heard me yapping about it! LOL. I have tried so many store brand eco friendly cleaning products and when I finally tried Get Clean I was so excited I had to share it with everyone!
    And YES I switched to blogspot...I am not the most tech savvy person and wordpress was way too hard to figure out! Blogspot took me all of a couple hours to get going!

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  3. Okay girl... I ordered this set after stumblin' upon your post the other day. It was shipped to me tonight and I have been a cleaning machine. I love it! :)

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  4. That is so cool! I just mopped again today and I love that my new Get Clean doesn't leave behind a residue that makes your socks dirty:) Thanks for reading my blog, I am a newbie at it but so far I am having fun!

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