Tag: House Cleaning

Review: Finish Powerball Tablets, Orange Scent


I’m pretty picky when it comes to what I like to use to get my dishes clean in the dishwasher. I’ve been through my fair share and have yet to come across one as great as the Finish Powerball Tablets. These tablets have done a wonderful job to getting my dishes sparkling clean without leaving spots or any undesired residue or food build up behind!

I’ve baked meatloaf and birthday cake just this last week and decided to see if these PowerBall Tabs could do the job it claimed. And to my surprise each pan came out looking as good as new! The powerful cleaners have also done a great job in removing tea and coffee stains from my favorite mugs! Our wine glasses have also come out spotless with no cloudy film that often is left behind when running them through the wash!

Each of the Powerballs are individually wrapped which makes for easy storage and the wrapper keeps the appearance hidden from children that might think they were candy or something. To use you simply open them, throw away the wrapper, place the tablet inside the Main Dishwasher Detergent Dispenser And Close.

The tablets are safe to use on china as well as glassware. The scent is very light and not overpowering in the least bit. I appreciate that because who really wants to drink out of a cup or eat off a plate that smells like a cleaner? Not me. Overall, I’m very happy with the product and would highly recommend it to other looking for a optimal way to clean their dishes in the wash. Great for everyday and even better for those busy baking days when everything seems to be caked on with something you would rather not soak for hours and scrub later!

You can purchase Finish Powerball Tablets, Orange Scent, 20 Count through Amazon’s subscribe and save program! Save 5% making a 20 count package $3.77 each month! Not bad at all if you ask me!

Natural House Cleaning Products: Flushy, Trashy and Sinky!

I’m all about keeping my home environment safe making sure to know what I’m cleaning with in means to prevent use of harmful and or potentially deadly chemicals. I have two kids under the age of four so you can never be to careful as little ones touch everything and babies always put things in their mouth! I’ve also personally had some adverse reactions to other commonly used but not eco-friendly or natural household cleaners that left it hard for me to breath and a little faint for day. And with that being said, I’d like to share my thoughts and point you in the direction of a 30-day supply of Natural House Products called’ Flushy, Trashy and Sinky that were provided to me through the company Natural House.

What makes these cleaners so special? Well for one, Natural House uses probiotic cleaning agents; which are non-toxic and gentle for everyone in your home and they keep working well until your next cleaning session. How awesome is that?

Trashy has been working wonders in our home. First I have to brag on the spray bottle mainly because I like the little lock feature when the product is not in use. I like the fact I don’t how to twist the spray nozzle and get cleaner on my hands. We’ve been using Trashy in our kitchen trash can as well as in our diaper pail. I simply spray the can and the pail and let it sit for a couple of hours and then I wipe it clean after. There’s no more icky smell and with routine use, I’ve totally noticed a huge difference! No more order, only a nice winter green smell that isn’t over the top to my family which is usually very sensitive to certain scents.

Flushy makes cleaning the toilet, ( one of my least favorite tasks) a lot more bearable. Basically to use this, you simply toss one of the flushy foaming pouches into the toilet wait about ten seconds and then follow up with a little scrubbing with your toilet brush. That’s all there is to it! It’s neat because you can see the product noticeably working right away. Flushy cut through stains, hard water and calcium deposits as well as any build up pipes maintaining your septic system. With routine use, the toliet has been kept cleaner and everything seems to be working smoothly.

Sinky is a product for kitchen sink disposals and drain maintenance. I’ve tossed this one into disposal and was delighted with smell (fresh citrus) and how our drain seems to have sped up in letting the water out. I would say it’s totally doing

the job of preventing future clogs and keeping undesirable odors away.

I would recommend all of these products because they get the job done, they are natural, and they are reasonably priced.

Buy it: If interested, you can purchase these products at the Natural House’s website or you can shop Natural House Products on Amazon.com which are eligible for free shipping!

Disclosure: I received the above mentioned products in exchange for my opinion of them. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.

What Would I do without my Skoy Cloths?

A product I’ve been using for many years now that I’d like to brag about again is the Skoy Cloth! I use these cloths for washing dishes, cleaning the counter tops,  to wipe my kids hands and faces after a meal,  clean windows, and the list goes on!

I use Skoy Cloths for almost everything and they last for a long time without having to be replaced. I mean what’s not to love…they are the most ideal eco friendly alternative to using paper towels and sponges. And get this, one Skoy Cloth can keep 15 rolls of paper towels out of the landfills and they can absorb up to 15 times its own weight!

Skoy Cloths are 100% Biodegradable made from natural cotton and wood based cellulose pulp. The feel of this cloth is like soft card board and the bottom is textured which helps give it great scrubbing power.

The Skoy cloth is a smart eco friendly, affordable, and durable way to clean! They are available in a variety of styles and fun patterns. You can get four  Skoy cloths on Amazon.com for $6.99 right now!

Organization 2012: Project #1- Clothes, Shoes, Kid Toys…

I haven’t been blogging at all this week because I’ve been busy tackling a very important resolution for 2012 that I made. This resolution is to get my home organized. I’ve started with the most challenging and time consuming area which is/was to go through and get rid of donate/swap clothes, shoes, and out grown and unplayed with toys. It wouldn’t have gotten to be as out of hand that it became if I was able to go through things when we moved into our duplex a couple of years ago. But as what happened was that I got pregnant right away and was feeling down and out for 16 weeks time. And by that time I was LARGE in the belly with child and it wasn’t really the best idea to go moving this and that in the garage.

I figured I’d put it off till after I had my baby but once again, I didn’t get to it! I was consumed with my new baby, potty training, and kept telling myself I’d save it all for my next baby. Then I thought I again, people could be using all of this, I could be swapping it out so as to by new needed clothes for my family…. Did I really want it to be dragged around place after place in a box for the next five years? No, I didn’t! So as hard as it was to say good bye to the adorable little out fits my son and daughter once worn I’m glad I’m doing it. Getting rid of so many things is very freeing. I feel as if a huge burden has been lifted. And it makes me so happy to meet other mother’s that will be enjoy and getting as much use of the items as I once did. In fact most of the things I have is because another family passed them along to me as well.

So where exaclty is it going? Well, I’ve been using one of my favorite swapping site called Thred Up! Thred Up is a company that you can buy and sell your kids outgrown clothes. I LOVE Thred Up and have swapped and recieved many great items for my family!  I think it’s a great way to save money! I often have found it more affordable than shopping at Goodwill and my local consignment stores.

Right now my living room looks like it should be featured in an episode of Hoarders. I’m working on getting all of this moved within two weeks time. I’m happy to say I’ve already shipped about 8 boxes out and working on more.  And whatever doesn’t get picked on Thred Up is either going to my local goodwill or I’ll send it in through Thred Up’s concierge service to see what I possibly can get for it.

Swapping is helping me be able to get my children new clothes for 2012. We are in need of petite or slim sized 4t clothes. I’m mainly looking for dresses, leggings, socks, and size 9-10 shoes for her.  And for my son, he’s starting to grow out of his 12 month and we are on the search for 18 months shorts, tops, socks, and light spring/summer jackets.  I’m a bit picky when it comes to their clothes. We aren’t sports fans of over here so for Owen I’m looking for anything but sports…! And for my daughter, she likes robots, unicorns, Sanrio, Fairy… not really into princess stuff. So getting rid of things is helping me also take inventory of what we need. My next project is going to be the kitchen!

Are you tackling anything this year?