I don't like to clean house. That is of no surprise to most of you. One of the things that bothers me most about cleaning - well, other than the fact that it doesn't stay done for longer than a minute - would be the chemicals and the resultant odors.
That's why I was happy - well, as happy as one can be to clean - to be asked to review the Seventh Generation cleaning products. From the press release:
Now that spring has arrived, so has cleaning fever and National Cleaning Week (March 22- 28), but the very products used to clean and protect your home from germs could be harmful to your family and the environment. More than 50% of human poison exposure victims are children younger than six years (American Association of Poison Control Centers) and with 63 hazardous chemical products in the average American household (Consumer Product Safety Commission), it’s no wonder that kids are coming into contact with harmful chemicals on a daily basis at home.
to a recent survey conducted by Harris Interactive and commissioned by Seventh
Generation, 70% of parents with kids under six years old store their household
cleaning products/solutions under the sink, but 47% cannot name one ingredient
in the cleaners that they are using and storing within reach of their
We received the dishwasher tablets, dish liquid, all purpose cleaner, tissues and paper towels, as well as a wonderful book on cleaning the natural way. All of the products were a huge hit with my family - except for the paper stuff. The paper towels are brown - nothing wrong with that, except that they resemble work towels - it's totally a mental thing. And one I could get over. The tissues, though, were rough, and I'm freakishly addicted to my Vicks Puffs.
Want to win a gift basket of cleaning supplies to makeover your under the sink area in a non chemical manner? Leave me a comment, telling me your most difficult area of cleaning - is it the toilet, the microwave, or staying on top of the dishes?