We live in a very busy world. The stats don’t lie: 160.6 million people in the U.S. alone are working their tails off at full- and part-time jobs. What does that have to do with household cleaners? Everything.
You see, the large corporations manufacturing these products know that you, the consumer, don’t have time to do the research and figure out what they (the cleaning companies) are exposing your family to in every clean-up wipe, disinfectant spray, and detergent. Marketed to make your life easier also keep your family healthier, one might wonder why so many of these amazing products have intense and VERY scary warning labels.
Well, perhaps you hadn’t wondered. But I did. I’m all over those warning labels like face paint on KISS (That’s a band, folks. One I am rather fond of. Don’t judge me.) I raided my cupboards and found some very unsettling stuff that had invaded my cleaning supplies.
There are some options for do-it-yourself cleaners but many of us just don’t have time to mix ingredients and play chemist in the kitchen. So which products are okay to buy off the shelf? Which of the “green cleaners” will actually perform? Which products are truly safe to use around our babies, grandbabies, or sweet puppy dogs? (Yes, I worry about what chemicals are around my cuddly-wuddly puppy dogs. Don’t you?)
After considerable research and help from friends who are just as concerned about harmful chemicals and living an eco-friendly lifestyle, I found a TERRIFIC company: Simply Neutral.
Have you heard of them? Have you tried their products? Well, today is your LUCKY day! I am going to give one Value Pack (which includes the all-purpose cleaner, glass cleaner, and nonabrasive cleaner) to a lucky commenter so they can try these products and rave to their friends. And while I know that you are all equally devoted KISS fans, but painting your face to look like the Starchild (a KISS reference) and knocking on your neighbors’ doors to rave about theses products is not recommended. What is advised is telling every single person who will listen how great they clean and how you don’t have to worry that they will turn your family into the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles every time you clean up around them.
And the price? I know you are curious. I know you are sitting in your desk chair thinking, “That Lacy girl must be rolling in the dough to afford a fantastic product like that.”
Oh, my goodness no. As a military wife, I can tell you right now that I can’t afford to buy designer-name-brand anything. I am a non-generic person who must buy generic. There are entire aisles in the grocery store that I don’t even walk down because I can’t afford a single thing on the shelves. How about that for some honesty?
But just to make it even easier on you… and I am all about that… the lovely ladies at Simply Neutral want to offer you a 10% discount on any order you place online using the code: *simplyonline*. They also offered up the giveaway of the Value Pack so I wouldn’t have to cough up the bucks to give you one myself. And, I want you to know that I contacted them. I wanted to write about their product. That’s how much I love them.
Voting closes at 10:00 a.m. Monday (September 29th). Winner to be announced at noon EST Monday September 29, 2008. Your comment is your entry. Can’t think of what to write? Tell me about the worst mess you have ever had to clean up. Please no repeat entries. Tell your friends!