My husband called me out on the whole cleaning thing… I’m not doing a bad job, but he thinks the house should be kept to a military standard of clean. The thing is, I really only blog when my daughter is napping because she’s not a very sound sleeper. It gives me something to do that doesn’t make a lot of noise. The issue has never been that I’ve blogged away all my time, it’s that LO wakes up to the sound of a pin and my cleaning time goes out the window! Fear not, dear readers, I’m still going to blog.
Now, I’ve got a new plan. Baby is cleaning with me! She hangs out in my K’tan carrier and gets to look around while I spruce up. Here’s a scenario where this whole “going green” thing is working out better than I could have planned. My cleaning supplies have no toxic fumes, so they are perfectly safe for her to be around. Not only that, I can clean surfaces like her high chair without worrying about her ingesting chemicals.
How do my new Get Clean supplies stack up? Healthy for family: Check! Saving money: Check, Check! Environmentally responsible: Check, Check, Check!! They’re even saving me time because I don’t have to shop or cut coupons for cleaning supplies. Honestly, it seemed like I had stumbled upon the greatest secret of all time when I met Lynn Reynolds, our local rep at the Helicopter Museum during RotorFest (of all places.) Then, I found out I won the prize pack and I felt like I won the lottery!
If you’re still stashing bottles of Windex and 409 under your sink, check this stuff out. One 16 Oz bottle of super-concentrated cleaning solution can last for years. You add a 1/4 teaspoon to a whole bottle of water to make your 409 and ONE DROP to make your Windex. You’ll even waste less paper towels because you use microfiber cloths instead. Oprah has given the basket away as one of her favorite things for good reason. It comes with a poster-sized list of all the stuff it can clean!
BIO: Jeannette is a budget-conscious mama with a degree in Design and Merchandising from Drexel University. She is transitioning to stay-at-home Mommyhood and loving it! Her current project, EcoIncognito, is an online informational website about sustainable living in the suburbs, launching in 2012. Catch her @EcoIncognito on Twitter or at www.ecoincognito.com.