Spring is here. You know what that means! For many of us, the fresh smell of Spring air, the warm sunshine, gentle breeze, the budding leaves and flowers blooming put us in the mood to…CLEAN! Okay, maybe it’s just me!
For me, the first hint of Spring makes me want to open up all my windows, let the fresh air into the house, and start changing our Winter bed linens into our light, crisp, fresh Spring linens!
Every year at this time of the year, Hubby braces himself for what surprises he’ll come home to. Usually this means I’ve rearranged all the furniture in the house, put Winter things away and have gotten rid of things we don’t need. I’m not sure if it annoys him that every Spring he has to memorize where I moved the furniture so he doesn’t bump into the piano or the couch when he goes downstairs in the dark to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night!
This year, we’re (okay, I’M) doing our Spring cleaning with the help of Green Works. I was introduced to Green Works the other year by my friend, GadgetGirl. She uses Green Works in her classroom, as she is ever conscious of cleaners used around her students. Prior to being introduced to Green Works, I used my Mother-in-Law’s homemade cleaning recipes which entailed lots of white vinegar, baking soda, water, and lots of muscle power, time, and patience! I also used other popular products for hard to clean stains. This said, I always had the environment and our safety in mind. I am the first to admit that I worry about harsh chemicals.
Spring cleaning isn’t just about getting rid of all our Winter items and rearranging the house though. It’s about *gasp* my most dreaded chore of all! Deep cleaning our old farm house! I think I’m going to cry just thinking about it!
Enter Green Works.
I use some of their products already and am a big fan! They’ve got a wide array of products, including their All-Purpose Cleaner, Toilet Bowl Cleaner, Multi-Surface Cleaner, Glass Cleaner, Bathroom Cleaner and Dish Soap.
I was sent a wonderful package of Green Works products. The package contained:
- Green Works natural all-purpose cleaner
- Green Works natural bathroom cleaner
- Green Works natural glass and surface cleaner
- Green Works natural toilet bowl cleaner
- Green Works natural dishwashing cleaner (original)
- Green Works natural dishwashing cleaner (tangerine)
- Green Works natural biodegradable cleaning wipes
Oh, boy! I cannot tell you how excited I was to clean my bathroom! Let me tell you why Green Works products make me happy!
This is why I am excited about Green Works!
Green Works products are:
- Made with plant- and mineral-based cleaning ingredients
- Come from biodegradable ingredients that are naturally derived
- Not tested on animals
- Acknowledged by the EPA’s Design for the Environment program
- Able to clean with extraordinary cleaning power and without the harsh chemical fumes and residues
These are all very important to me.
With a farmer for a husband, a very busy and messy 3 year old daughter, and students living in our home several months of the year, I need something that cleans well, does the job the first time (there’s nothing I hate more than having to clean and re-clean things!), I am very happy with the Green Works products.
To start off, I have to say that I love the Green Works toilet bowl cleaner.
On our farm, our water always stains our sinks and toilet. I’m constantly cleaning the sinks and toilet, but to no avail. I manage to get them clean, but a day later, they’re stained again. It’s enough to drive a Mama batty!
I actually didn’t have any expectations when I tried to Green Works toilet cleaner. I didn’t think it would really remove the water stains. I don’t know why I had this misconception that if a product was natural, it wouldn’t have that heavy duty cleaning power to get things super clean.
Voila! A super clean toilet! I’m so happy!
By the way, I’m going to spare you the before pic! Let me tell you, never in a million years would I have ever thought I’d be sharing a photo of our toilet with everyone on the ‘net!
Another Green Works product that is on my “Top 3” list is the tangerine dishwashing soap!
It cleans really well, cuts grease….and I love the smell of citrus! Green Works, you had me at “tangerine”!
My absolute favourite Green Works product is by far the All-Purpose Cleaner. It’s gentle enough on the environment, safe to use around my 3 year old, yet it’s got incredible cleaning power. I use it on everything. Seriously! I do!
Photo of Little One last year when I was trying to do my Spring Cleaning. Yup! That’s butt paste smeared all over my oven door and all over Little One! I almost died when I saw this! When Little One is quiet, it means she’s up to something!
It cuts through grease, grime, and dirt! Hello! I live on a farm! Grease, grime, and dirt are part of my every day life! Do you feel sorry for me? Haha! I do! This means I have to clean EVERY day to stay on top of things! Life on a farm = a lot of cleaning…all the time!
I am very pleased with all the Green Works products I tried and will say that I believe this will be the brand I’ll be using from now on.
I’d also like to let you you about some fabulous Green Works deals at select retailers:
I know! Great deals, aren’t they? So exciting! I love that I can clean my kitchen counter tops, stove, appliances, and basically everything…and feel good knowing Green Works is safe to use in my house with a 3 year old around.
I know, I know. People always ask me if I blog about only the good things or if I only write positive blog reviews. In all honesty, the opinions on this blog are all true and all honest. I cannot think of anything I don’t like about the Green Works products that I’ve tried.
I’ll let you be the judge though! Green Works is giving YOU the chance to try out their products!
One very lucky Life on Manitoulin reader will receive a Green Works Gift Pack! The gift pack includes the Green Works all-purpose cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, multi-surface cleaner,
glass cleaner, bathroom cleaner, 2 dish liquids and cleaning wipes!
Giveaway open to Canadian residents only. Ends April 14, 2012.
Disclosure – I am participating in the Green Works program. I received compensation as a thank you for my participation. This is a personal blog. The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of The Clorox Company of Canada Ltd.