Posted by: amamasblog | January 29, 2007

Cleaning Day

 Today I finished up some cleaning that Joe and I started on yesterday.  We actually now have the entire house from top to bottom clean, which doesn’t happen too often.  Before we had kids, Joe and I could clean the house in about an hour.  Now it is a two day (at the very least) stop-and-go event.  When we get a bigger house, I am not sure how we are going to manage to keep up with it.  One of the first things I am going to do when I return to work regularly, is get a cleaning service / person to come in at least once a month and do the “heavy duty” cleaning.  Maybe with some of that out of the way, we can maintain it easier on a day-to-day basis.

I am happy I have discovered Method natural cleaning products.  I know you can make natural cleaning products, but frankly I just don’t have the time.  If had time to make cleaning products, cleaning itself wouldn’t be such a time-consuming project.   

So far, I have seen Method at Target.  I only have the french lavender all purpose surface cleaner which is in the above picture, but so far so good.  I have used it to clean the kitchen counters, and the bathroom sinks.  I was using Pine-Sol in the bathroom and Method does just as good as a job.  I love that Method is non-toxic, biodegradable, naturally derived, and never tested on animals.  It doesn’t make my eyes water, burn, or make my lungs burn, like bleach does, and I am glad that I don’t have to worry about Ryan and Cole breathing those fumes in.  I will definitely be buying more Method products in the future.  Their website is:

It warmed up some today, and Ryan got to go outside and play with his snowplow- a $5 toy we got him after his haircut at the toy store.  It has paid for itself already, he LOVES this thing.  He went outside on our iceberg, on our patio, and pushed his plow around in the snow for an hour, while I was cleaning, and Cole was napping.  Later he wanted his Thomas train, and he had a blast, even though he refused to wear his mittens and he decided he likes to eat snow now.  I told him to make sure he eats only the white snow; no yellow or brown stuff.

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Later when he came in, and I was finishing cleaning the bathroom, he helped me clean the hand mirror, and then decided our stairs needed some repairs.  


I am very lucky, I have such good help around here.  Tomorrow I am going to tackle the laundry.



  1. I’m going to have to try some of these cleaning products. I’m still mostly in the dark ages when it comes to this! Thanks for the tip!

  2. congrats on all the cleaning. i know how great it feels when i’m able to get a bunch of stuff done like that.
    yesterday was a pretty good day for me cleaning-wise. gotta keep it up though because jody’s parents are coming to visit next week.

  3. Remove all their toxic store-bought cleaning products, replace them with healthy non-toxic Cleaning products in the Get Clean Kit, and you have the Get Clean Home Makeover that your home should be the safest place on earth.

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