Posts Tagged by Cleanliness
|June 20, 2011||Filled under Get Clean|
If housework is a chore and you let things build up over time…. then I suggest you try the Flylady system.
I’ve been receiving her daily digests (encouraging emails) that guide you step by step through simple routines that help you keep house in a minimum amount of time. I think what makes her system unique is that she deals with the emotional issues we might have that cause us to procrastinate and not do housework.
Anyway, the very first thing she asks you to master is “A Clean and Shiny Sink.” This first babystep is to make sure you don’t go to bed with a sink full of dirty dishes. I’ve been working on this for the last month and I can say it has really made a difference in my attitude. I feel better about myself and the house.
By the way, FLY stands for “Finally Loving Yourself.” Flylady is a great resource and encouragement to help you keep house.
Since she recommends a Clean and Shiny Sink, I thought I would review how I keep my sink clean and shiny (the green and natural way!)
How I Clean My Sink Without Toxic Cleaners
I used to use those spray and wipe products from the grocery store to clean my sinks until I was introduced to Shaklee’s Basic H and Shaklee Basic G nearly 20 years ago. I believed the lies the commercials told me about needing those harsh chemicals to kill the germs and keep my home clean. But, not anymore. Back then, I was mostly interested in saving money. Now, I understand the health consequences of using toxic cleaners.
Here’s a picture of my porcelain sink. It stains easily.
Next, I sprayed my sink with Basic H2 All purpose spray and then covered with Get Clean Scour Off Heavy Duty Paste. I let it soak for 2 minutes and then used a scrubby to scrub the sink stains. Then I rinsed it and whah-lah— all shiny and clean and no toxins to breathe!
You can order Shaklee Basic H2 and Scour Off at my Shaklee Store.
Email me from the “Contact Me” button above and ask about my Shaklee Specials.
|February 26, 2011||Filled under Get Clean|
The ads say we must spray our baby beds, toys, and floors with their cleaners to keep our babies healthy, but what are we spraying into the air?
Can we trust the products advertised are safe? How can you know?
Why is it that workers are entitled to know when they are working with hazardous chemicals, but moms are not!
Is there a connection between the increase in asthma in children, the number of children diagnosed with cancer, and the reproductive problems in our young adults with the number of new cleaners introduced each year?
Watch this informative video: CBS Marketplace Report — Toxic Brew.
Find out what is really in those Chlorox Wipes, Pledge polish, and your window cleaner and what the health consequences might be.
|February 21, 2011||Filled under Get Clean|
Imagine your 5 year old little boy begins coughing and coughing and you can’t make it stop. You go to the emergency room and you are told he has the precursor to asthma. You ask yourself, does anyone in my family have asthma? Anyone in my husband’s family? And the answer is not only NO, but there is no history of asthma in either family going back 4 generations. Then you think what could cause this? What in my environment could cause this?
Then you research and discover some alarming facts:
- 1 in 13 school age children has asthma
- Asthma rates in children under 5 increased 160%
- More than 9 out of every 10 suspected poison exposures occur at home with household products.
And…there is a direct correlation between the increase in childhood asthma and the increase in toxic chemicals in the home!
This is Sloan’s story. Watch this video and listen to her tell it in her own words.
Who do you know that has children with chronic allergies and/or asthma? Share this message with them. Let’s not let the little children suffer anymore when we can make a difference by becoming “Greener Cleaning Moms.”
Order safe, non-toxic cleaning products online at WellnessPlans.net