Kicking Off My Spring Cleaning

This post is sponsored by Shaklee & Shop Style!

My mom confession for today? I sure love my family but MAN, they could give a mud pit a run for its money in a dirt contest! In my less happy I-just-cleaned-this-5-minutes-ago moments, I question whether my love for them and my disgust for their dirt can coexist.

Good news, it can.

And I swear that sometimes my family likes to test that theory just to make sure it’s true. Haha.

But really, I love being a mom and everything the job entails. Especially now that my kids are old enough to help out!

And I wanted to tell you how we make it easy by choosing natural and non-toxic cleaning products that do the work for you and that are safe for my kids, my home, and the planet!

My $0.03 Bottle of Cleaner

It sounds too good to be true but my all-purpose surface cleaner is just 3 cents and is all you need for thousands of household jobs! It’s no-rinse, leaves no residue, and I don’t have to worry about streaks when my kids decide to be “helpful” and wash the windows with it.

Just ¼ tsp. makes 16 oz. when mixed with water. That means that a single bottle of this concentrate makes 48 gallons of all-purpose cleaner you can use on any washable surface — indoor or outdoor:

  • Walls
  • Windows and mirrors
  • Sealed countertops, tiles, and floors
  • Stoves and ovens
  • Other appliances
  • Sealed woodwork
  • Pots and pans
  • Furniture
  • Driveways and engine grease
  • Barbecue grills

It’s one of those products that fast becomes a favorite. No more mixing up homemade concoctions that are hit or miss!

The Paste That Cuts Through The Crap

The great thing about having your kids help clean is that they learn how to work and hopefully, how to clean. As a mom, it means that you have to get used to “just good enough” and sometimes going back over hard-to-clean things like showers and stovetops.

For me, it’s our drinking fountain. I’ve made it a part of the “cleaning zones” my kids take care of (which I plan to break down in a future blog post), but for the most part, I am the one who deep cleans the drinking fountain.

I’ve cleaned with vinegar for years and even wrote a blog post on the best way to clean your in-home drinking fountain. But I was so impressed with the Basic H2 cleaner that I decided to pick up Scour Off™, a heavy-duty paste for tougher jobs.

I mean, this stuff even gets rid of rust! It’s kind of magic.

Honestly, any product that does what it says it does is magic in my book. Any long time followers here remember the door-to-door salesman who sold me the wonder cleaner that turned out to be the biggest scam west of the Mississippi?

Yes, I’m a big sucker. But when products work, it makes it all worth it!

The One You Need If You Have Animals & During Cold Season

As I said, I love the Basic H2® Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate, but if you’ve got indoor/outdoor dogs, it’s cold season, and just need that extra layer of protection, you need Basic-G® Germicide.

It’s not one I allow my kids to use (and you shouldn’t either) but it’s the one that I swear by to keep germs at bay.

We pull out all the stops during the winter or cold season: air purifier, OTT hand washing, and this stuff. I spray it on door handles, bathroom faucets, when I mop, and after one of the dogs has an accident indoors…the uses are vast and varied!

I know you know what I’m talking about when I say that I’m willing to do whatever it takes to keep my family healthy. One gets sick and then it’s like a game of dominoes. I just watch them fall one-by-one. And that includes me! This germicide is definitely something you should invest in!

You know it’s good when it’s been around for over 40 years

I’ve learned my lesson and I really don’t invest in anything unless I know it really works. Shaklee’s products are backed by 71 patents and patents-pending, and over 120 published scientific papers and presentations have been done.

If you’re looking to overhaul the cleaning products you use in your home, I suggest starting with the Get Clean® Starter Kit.

The Get Clean Starter Kit contains:

  • Basic H2® Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate, 16 fl. oz. (1)
  • Germ Off Disinfecting Wipes, 35 Wipes (1)
  • Nature Bright® Laundry Booster and Stain Remover, 32 oz. (1)
  • Hand Dish Wash Concentrate, 16 fl. oz. (1)
  • Dish Washer Automatic Powder Concentrate, 32 oz. (1)
  • Fresh Laundry Concentrate HE Compatible, Regular Scent 32 fl. oz. (1)
  • Soft Fabric Dryer Sheets, 80 sheets (1)
  • Dish Washer Automatic Powder Concentrate Dispenser (empty) (1)
  • Nature Bright® Laundry Booster and Stain Remover Dispenser (empty) (1)

Including all the accessories you need to get really clean:

  • Organizer Caddy (1)
  • Spray Bottles (3)
    • Windows
    • All-Purpose
    • Degreasing
  • Dropper Pipette (1)
  • ¼-oz. Dispenser Pump for 32-oz. Bottle (1)
  • Laundry Measuring Scoop (1)
  • Dual Measuring Spoon (1)
  • Cleaning Accessories (4)
    • Super Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
    • A Super Microfiber Window Cloth
    • Super Microfiber Dish Sponge
    • Miracle Scrubber Pad

For just over $100, you’re getting everything you need to keep your home clean and products that are Safe for You, Your Home, and Your Planet®.

Give them a try, let me know what you think! Anytime I hear someone say “My mom used this for over 40 years and I’ve never used anything else,” I know I’m making the right choice!

Plus, it makes it so my love for my family AND their dirt don’t need to coexist!

Xx Tara


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