Thursday, April 1, 2010

Cleaning smarter with Seventh Generation

Spring is here! Spring is here! Along with all the fabulous flowers and fresh air, it also brings the often dreaded "spring cleaning." I, more often than not, HATE spring cleaning. I can never seem to get organized enough, I get distracted easily by silly things and I'd much rather spend my time outside on the gorgeous days versus staying indoors to clean. This year, I'm cleaning smarter, not longer.

Seventh Generation and their products make me feel like I'm making smarter choices for my cleaning, since their products are non-toxic and safer for the environment. I never realized that thymol was a part of the herb thyme, yet even though its a natural product, it can kill over 99.99% of germs, and are effective against flu virus germs- including the H1N1!

Reducing indoor air pollution by switching to cleaning products without VOC's is now high on my list of ways to clean smarter too. I'm thinking that something as simple as that is a great start to being smarter. I never thought about what I was cleaning my counters with either, and how those harsh chemical cleaners might leave a residue, and to think I was prepping food there afterwards. Switching to a "no-rinse" step cleaner for my counters is definitely something I'll be doing as well!Want to win a Seventh Generation Disinfecting Cleaning Kit? Leave a comment with what your biggest cleaning obstacle is! This kit includes two rolls of recycled unbleached paper towels, a disinfecting multisurface cleaner, bathroom cleaner, wipes, a cleaning caddy made of recycled plastic and a copy of The Conscious Kitchen.

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This giveaway will accept entries until 11:59 pm on Saturday, April 17th. U.S. entrants only please. Winner will be drawn with random.org and emailed. Winner must reply within 48 hours to winning email or a new winner will be drawn. Please make sure that your email is accessible, whether in the comment or a blogger profile, cause if I cant contact you, how can you win?

I received a Seventh Generation Disinfecting Cleaning Kit to help aid in my review through MyBlogSpark. This in no way changes the way I feel about the products or company.

162 comments:

Joannie,  April 2, 2010 at 7:24 AM  

My biggest cleaning obstacle is keeping the bathroom clean - it's never ending!!
hi_joan_elliott at hotmail dot com

sweepmom April 2, 2010 at 9:05 AM  

My biggest cleaning obstacle is laundry. It is just never ending.

Deborah Wellenstein April 2, 2010 at 9:07 AM  

My biggest cleaning obstacle is me! I just don't want to do it!

April,  April 2, 2010 at 9:20 AM  

My biggest cleaning obstacle is the bathtub.

teenytig@sbcglobal.net

dheath3 April 2, 2010 at 9:23 AM  

my biggest obsticle is going around the cats...always in the way

heath_david_w@yahoo.com

Chip April 2, 2010 at 9:40 AM  

Biggest cleaning obstacle is 3 kids and a husband who all seem to have problems picking up after themselves.

chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

Chip April 2, 2010 at 9:40 AM  

I'm a fb fan of Seventh Generation.

chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

Chip April 2, 2010 at 9:42 AM  

I'm a fb fan of A Couch With A View - Jill L

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Chip April 2, 2010 at 9:43 AM  

Follow with GFC - Chip

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pamelarm April 2, 2010 at 11:49 AM  

It's a combo of dishes and laundry; they're both neverending, it seems!

pamr@mts.net

Ms. Autumn April 2, 2010 at 12:09 PM  

I have trouble getting the grime out of the crevices in my shower

autumn398 @ yahoo.com

llinda29 April 2, 2010 at 6:47 PM  

I have to clean the shower stall

llinda29 April 2, 2010 at 6:49 PM  

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sksweeps April 2, 2010 at 7:49 PM  

My biggest cleaning obstacle is getting started (since I hate cleaning!). Then, it's keeping going... you get the picture. I also hate cleaning the bathroom and dusting! And, it seems like things get dustier quicker now.

trippyjanet April 2, 2010 at 9:52 PM  

My biggest obstacle is keeping up with the animal hair on the hardwood floors.

traci smith April 2, 2010 at 10:40 PM  

my biggest cleaning obstacle is the kitchen, i mean seriously is there never a clean glass? it seems its a all day everyday in the kitchen!!

traci smith April 2, 2010 at 10:44 PM  

became a fan of seventh generation on facebook told was there from couch with a view, traci smith

traci smith April 2, 2010 at 10:45 PM  

already your fan on facebook, traci smith

traci smith April 2, 2010 at 10:46 PM  

following 7th generation on twitter as tracisme123

cstironkat April 2, 2010 at 11:03 PM  

My biggest cleaning challenge is cleaning the grime out of the bathtub.

Terra H. April 3, 2010 at 3:47 AM  

My biggest battle is keeping the floors clean, especially in the kitchen. Thanks.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Terra H. April 3, 2010 at 3:47 AM  

email subscriber
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Terra H. April 3, 2010 at 3:51 AM  

follow Seventh Generation on Twitter, partymix25
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Deborah April 3, 2010 at 12:09 PM  

My biggest cleaning obstacle is my husband. He's a good man but he's something of a clutter bug, and he likes to leave his "projects" spread out everywhere. It's hard to clean around them.

Merrie L. April 3, 2010 at 6:43 PM  

My biggest obstacle is drinks being spilled on my carpet...especially juice or kool-aid! UGH! lockwoodmerrie@yahoo.com

Merrie L. April 3, 2010 at 6:44 PM  

I subscribe to A Couch With A View.
lockwoodmerrie@yahoo.com

Merrie L. April 3, 2010 at 6:46 PM  

I'm a fan of Seventh Generation on Facebook. I left a message on their wall telling them I came from A Couch With A View. lockwoodmerrie@yahoo.com

Merrie L. April 3, 2010 at 6:47 PM  

I'm a facebook fan of a Couch with a View. ID: Merrie L.
lockwoodmerrie@yahoo.com

Merrie L. April 3, 2010 at 6:48 PM  

I follow Seventh Generation on Twitter. Username: mjl6mom2
lockwoodmerrie@yahoo.com

Merrie L. April 3, 2010 at 6:55 PM  

I emailed friends and cc'd you.
lockwoodmerrie@yahoo.com

Merrie L. April 3, 2010 at 6:58 PM  

I follow you on twitter and tweeted:
http://twitter.com/mjl6mom2/status/11556974542
lockwoodmerrie@yahoo.com

Meaghan F. April 3, 2010 at 7:31 PM  

My biggest obstacle is really having the time and energy to spend cleaning. Vacuuming and cleaning all the future just seems to take way too long.

Laura April 3, 2010 at 10:08 PM  

My biggest obstacle is cleaning the bathroom. I share it with 3 other college students. Sometimes it gets so yuck!

lmerritt49903@gmail.com

Laura April 3, 2010 at 10:08 PM  

I'm an email subscriber!

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Laura April 3, 2010 at 10:08 PM  

I follow seventh generation on twitter!
@lmerritt49903

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Terra H. April 4, 2010 at 6:59 AM  

blogged about the giveaway
http://heckofabunch.blogspot.com/2010/04/great-blog-giveaways-73.html
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kmorghan April 4, 2010 at 1:17 PM  

My biggest cleaning obstacle is keeping clutter off the counters and tables. Keeping them clean is easy if they are empty, but usually all my hubby's stuff ends up piled on them.

Karen April 4, 2010 at 5:18 PM  

My biggest cleaning obstacle is my pets. They make such a mess all the time. It is non stop.

scarlette10 April 4, 2010 at 5:50 PM  

My biggest obstacle is dog hair!

Bethany April 4, 2010 at 7:13 PM  

My biggest obstacle is my 3 kids!

logan 4301 at yahoo dot com

Bethany April 4, 2010 at 7:14 PM  

Following your blog

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The Prickly Pinecone April 4, 2010 at 9:23 PM  

My biggest obstacle would be the bathroom, where do you start? One day I will master the art of cleaning it.

thepricklypinecone(at)hotmail(dot)com

The Prickly Pinecone April 4, 2010 at 9:23 PM  

I follow your blog.

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Anonymous,  April 5, 2010 at 12:01 AM  

My biggest obstacle is getting the piles of clothes off my floor

telcon_2000@yahoo.com

Jessica April 5, 2010 at 3:07 AM  

My biggest cleaning obstacle is my wood floors. They constantly attract dust
jjak2003 at gmail dot com

Jessica April 5, 2010 at 3:09 AM  

I follow Casey Deuce on twitter and tweeted http://twitter.com/jjak2003/statuses/11629831370
jjak2003 at gmail dot com

Jessica April 5, 2010 at 3:10 AM  

I'm a fan of Seventh Generation on facebook (Jessica Wagner) and let them know that you sent me
jjak2003 at gmail dot com

Jessica April 5, 2010 at 3:10 AM  

I'm a facebook fan of Couch With a View (Jessica Wagner)
jjak2003 at gmail dot com

Jessica April 5, 2010 at 3:11 AM  

I subscribe via e-mail
jjak2003 at gmail dot com

Jessica April 5, 2010 at 3:11 AM  

I follow Seventh Generation through twitter (@jjak2003)
jjak2003 at gmail dot com

Terri April 5, 2010 at 3:22 PM  

I hate washing the kitchen floor. Someone is always spilling something and it then catches all the dirt wherever spots get missed on cleanup.

Terri April 5, 2010 at 3:23 PM  

Google Friends Connect follower

Terri April 5, 2010 at 3:24 PM  

tweet http://twitter.com/Ziggywag/status/11656325340

Terri April 5, 2010 at 3:26 PM  

Fanned Seventh Generation on FB and told them you sent me

Terri April 5, 2010 at 3:26 PM  

Seventh Gen Twitter Follower - @Ziggywag

Molly C. April 5, 2010 at 8:17 PM  

My biggest obstacle is my kids. lol

Molly C. April 5, 2010 at 8:18 PM  

I'm a follower on google friends.

Holly B April 5, 2010 at 8:37 PM  

Mine is mopping..I hate it, takes too long and just dirty water everywhere!

Alicia April 6, 2010 at 1:29 AM  

cleaning up cat hork.

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

bloggyig at gmail dot com

Hannah April 6, 2010 at 2:56 PM  

My biggest cleaning problem is the bathroom - it just doesn't stay clean!

clynsg April 7, 2010 at 11:31 AM  

My biggest cleaning obstacle is just doing it--I hate to clean, but I also hate dirt!

cgclynsg0 at gmail dot com

clynsg April 7, 2010 at 11:33 AM  

Google friend follower

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Smooshy April 7, 2010 at 4:37 PM  

my house is fairly large so the obstacle is keeping up with it. every time i get a room clean the next one's dirty!

Tamara B. April 7, 2010 at 4:56 PM  

My biggest problem is my toilets in the bathroom and the kitchen counter tops.
tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

Tamara B. April 7, 2010 at 4:56 PM  

I am a follower.
tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

Tamara B. April 7, 2010 at 4:56 PM  

I am a subscriber.
tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

Tamara B. April 7, 2010 at 4:57 PM  

I am a fan on Facebook (Tamara Bennington)
tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

Tamara B. April 7, 2010 at 4:57 PM  

I am a fan of Seventh Generation on Facebook (Tamara Bennington)
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ktgonyea April 8, 2010 at 1:22 PM  

The windows !!! They are just so time consuming !

ktgonyea at gmail.com

samsakara April 8, 2010 at 4:34 PM  

My biggest obstacle is cleaning my tub

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

Kristin April 9, 2010 at 5:19 PM  

I blogged

http://www.ourordinarylife.com/2010/04/giveaways-galore/

momznite April 11, 2010 at 12:27 AM  

Don't know how it escapes the tube, but the toothpaste clings to sinks and counters.

Rhonda April 11, 2010 at 9:21 PM  

Windows, they never stay clean

rhondastruthers at yahoo dot ca

Rhonda April 11, 2010 at 9:24 PM  

I subscribe to couch with a view

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Rhonda April 11, 2010 at 9:24 PM  

I follow with google friend

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Sarah April 13, 2010 at 6:43 PM  

My biggest cleaning obstacle is cat hair and litter tracking.

msrodeobrat April 15, 2010 at 1:14 AM  

the bathroom.. i hate cleaning it

addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com

idahomom April 15, 2010 at 8:32 AM  

I work from home, so I never escape it. I always think clean house or make a dollar.

Emmy*Coffee April 15, 2010 at 2:15 PM  

Keeping up with the dishes! Where do they all come from!? lol

Emmy*Coffee April 15, 2010 at 2:17 PM  

I follow Seventh Generation on Twitter (@erikaelizabeth)

terri142 April 15, 2010 at 4:05 PM  

My biggest cleaning obstacle is two teenage boys, there is no way to keep up with the messes they make and the huge piles of laundry they create!

terri142 April 15, 2010 at 4:06 PM  

I follow A Couch With A View with google friend connect.

terri142 April 15, 2010 at 4:09 PM  

I follow you on twitter(terri142)and tweeted!

http://twitter.com/terri142/status/12241661958

terri142 April 15, 2010 at 4:10 PM  

I am a facebook fan of A Couch With A View!

terri142 April 15, 2010 at 4:10 PM  

I follow Seventh Generation on twitter.(terri142)

ky2here April 15, 2010 at 9:24 PM  

My biggest obstacle is my reluctance to clean.

ky2here April 15, 2010 at 9:27 PM  

Following caseydeuce on twitter as ky2here1, here's my tweet:

http://twitter.com/ky2here1/status/12256276689

ky2here April 15, 2010 at 9:28 PM  

Also following seventhgen on twitter as ky2here1.

shiloh April 15, 2010 at 10:34 PM  

Ceiling fans and the shelf above my closet. I am not too steady on a ladder and have to get assistance for those areas.

checkers April 16, 2010 at 5:36 AM  

Biggest cleaning obstacle would be the bathroom tub, ugh

checkers April 16, 2010 at 5:37 AM  

I am subscribed by google reader- rss

lisa April 16, 2010 at 7:09 AM  

I have a hard time keeping up with my shedding cat. msmith572@yahoo.com

lisa April 16, 2010 at 7:10 AM  

Email subscriber. msmith572@yahoo.com

lisa April 16, 2010 at 7:11 AM  

I follow Seventh Generation on Twitter(samasam). msmith572@yahoo.com

Tom April 16, 2010 at 11:09 AM  

Definitely the shower - hard on my back.

Laura April 16, 2010 at 4:04 PM  

My biggest cleaning obstacle is always the shower/tub. It seems like it always needs cleaning and is such a pain to lean over to do.

Stephanie April 16, 2010 at 4:49 PM  

My biggest cleaning obstacle is getting off my couch with a view much like yours :)

steffanie771 at hotmail dot com

Sher April 16, 2010 at 8:46 PM  

My biggest cleaning obstacle is my basement and bedroom!

Anonymous,  April 16, 2010 at 9:44 PM  

My biggest and most never ending cleaning obstacle would have to be my kitchen !

Charlene April 17, 2010 at 12:39 AM  

My biggest cleaning obstacle is our hall bathroom. I am married with 2 sons & needless to say it's hard to keep the bathroom clean :)

Jennifer R April 17, 2010 at 7:59 AM  

My biggest cleaning obstacle is the baseboards in my house...

dhunt April 17, 2010 at 9:28 AM  

Would love to win !!!

karen April 17, 2010 at 9:31 AM  

My biggest cleaning obstacle is two cats and all theit fur. Thanks.

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Lori April 17, 2010 at 10:23 AM  

Our kitchen is all grouted unsanded tile. It likes to absorb. Lemon juice, microfiber towels and Mr. Clean erasers have been my friends.
lkziegler[at]gmail[dot]com

Shawn April 17, 2010 at 11:54 AM  

My biggest cleaning obstacle would be our basement. Too much junk!

shawn113(at)hotmail(dot)com

AEKZ2 April 17, 2010 at 12:29 PM  

My biggest cleaning obstacle is the grout around my tub.

susan1215 April 17, 2010 at 12:32 PM  

Keeping the bathroom clean especially with children is my biggest obstacle

susan1215 April 17, 2010 at 12:33 PM  

facebook fan of Seventh Generation

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follow you on twitter susan1215

ladyt64 April 17, 2010 at 2:05 PM  

Keeping up with the kids bathroom is a challenge!

ladyt64 April 17, 2010 at 2:13 PM  

Google Follower. ladyt64

ladyt64 April 17, 2010 at 2:14 PM  

I follow Seventh Generation on Twitter. ladyt64

Roseann K. April 17, 2010 at 2:26 PM  

Cleaning the bottom of the shower stall is the biggest problem I have. Thanks!

Pamela S April 17, 2010 at 2:46 PM  

In reality, my biggest obstacle is my reluctance to do it!! I hate cleaning. But since you probably mean a room, I'll have to say the bathroom. Hate that most of all! Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Pamela S April 17, 2010 at 2:47 PM  

Follower (pamelashockley) on GFC
Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Pamela S April 17, 2010 at 2:48 PM  

Subscribed to feed with google reader. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Maja April 17, 2010 at 4:19 PM  

shower tile to stay clean

Maja April 17, 2010 at 4:20 PM  

follow them on twitter @majameza

A Psych Mommy April 17, 2010 at 4:42 PM  

my biggest obstacle is the kitchen--the floor is this awful tile that I literally have to scrub on my hands and knees to keep clean!

apsychmommy at gmail dot com

A Psych Mommy April 17, 2010 at 4:43 PM  

I follow 7th generation on twitter

Anna T April 17, 2010 at 5:40 PM  

My biggest cleaning obstacle is getting soap scum out of the shower.

athurman78@gmail.com

Trina April 17, 2010 at 7:54 PM  

My biggest cleaning obstacle is keeping the dog hair picked up. Seems like he is always shedding.
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rlgrady April 17, 2010 at 8:58 PM  

My biggest cleaning obstacle is laziness, plain and simple. I know it needs to be done, I just don't want to do it.

rlgrady[at]yahoo[dot]com

purango April 17, 2010 at 10:01 PM  

My biggest cleaning obstacle is keeping the carpet clean. garrettsambo@aol.com

vegan4life April 17, 2010 at 10:01 PM  

biggest obstacle is the bathroom ty.
vivianbl@olg.com

Swtlilchick April 17, 2010 at 10:13 PM  

my biggest cleaning obstacle is
cleaning the toilet and bathtub
because I have hard water

CharlieGurl57@aol.com

Swtlilchick April 17, 2010 at 10:17 PM  

I subscribe via email

CharlieGurl57@aol.com

brianpiero April 17, 2010 at 10:20 PM  

Thanks for the giveaway...our biggest cleaning obstacle would have to be our all tile bathrooms / showers !

senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

brianpiero April 17, 2010 at 10:24 PM  

Following via Twitter: @brianpiero

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/brianpiero/status/12374065025

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brianpiero April 17, 2010 at 10:25 PM  

Follow Seventh Generation on Twitter: @brianpiero

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brianpiero April 17, 2010 at 10:26 PM  

...fan of Seventh Generation on Facebook: "Bryan Eason"

Swtlilchick April 17, 2010 at 10:27 PM  

Following and Tweet:Swtlilchick
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carolpie April 17, 2010 at 10:29 PM  

Biggest cleaning obstacle is my broken tile floor in the bathroom. It is cracked and the grout is all broken out. We need to replace it sometime but what a job that will be. Very hard to clean in that broken grout!

spencer1953 at gmail dot com-carol.

carolpie April 17, 2010 at 10:31 PM  

Follow you-carol or carol lewis.

Swtlilchick April 17, 2010 at 10:31 PM  

I am a fan of Seventh Generation on Facebook and left message
(Charlene Kuser)

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carolpie April 17, 2010 at 10:32 PM  

I follow and tweet!~http://twitter.com/dresdenrain/status/12374522578

carolpie April 17, 2010 at 10:34 PM  

Become a fan of Seventh Generation on Facebook-carol yerby lewis and left message.

Swtlilchick April 17, 2010 at 10:35 PM  

I am a fan of A Couch With A View on Facebook (Charlene Kuser)

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carolpie April 17, 2010 at 10:35 PM  

Facebook fan of yours-carol yerby lewis.

carolpie April 17, 2010 at 10:36 PM  

Follow Seventh Generation on Twitter!~dresdenrain.

Swtlilchick April 17, 2010 at 10:38 PM  

Following Seventh Generation on Twitter (Swtlilchick)

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carolpie April 17, 2010 at 10:39 PM  

I blogged here:http://forums.online-sweepstakes.com/blog.php?b=2226

Betty C April 17, 2010 at 11:15 PM  

My biggest obstacle is other family members who refuse to pick up after themselves.

Betty C April 17, 2010 at 11:16 PM  

I follow on Twitter as willitara.

Gianna April 17, 2010 at 11:26 PM  

Keeping any area of the house clean for 5 minutes. With so many kids I think it might be impossible LOL

lilyk April 17, 2010 at 11:32 PM  

My biggest cleaning obstacle is finding time to do it all.

lilyk April 17, 2010 at 11:33 PM  

I subscribed to your blog.

lilyk April 17, 2010 at 11:33 PM  

I became a fan of Seventh Generation on Facebook and let them know you sent me.

lilyk April 17, 2010 at 11:33 PM  

I became your Facebook fan.

dvice April 17, 2010 at 11:40 PM  

My biggest obstacle is finding the time to keep up

Auriette April 17, 2010 at 11:43 PM  

My biggest obstacle is cats. I love them, but they do make a mess.

Anonymous,  April 17, 2010 at 11:46 PM  

The bathroom is tough to keep up with. AztecFeller@aol.com

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