This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Green Works. All opinions are 100% mine.
Have you ever read the cautionary statement on the back of a typical household cleaner?
- Avoid contact with skin.
- Call poison control if it is ingested.
- Wear a mask, so you do not inhale the fumes.
They issue these warnings because of the proven risk of these products potentially causing burns, blindness, poisoning, breathing problems and who knows what else. Is a clean house worth this risk? To yourself, your pets, your children?
I know it’s a balancing act. A lot of the decisions we make as parents come down to the lesser of two evils. Ensuring a clean surface vs. the risk of spreading bacteria and germs. So we choose to use the household cleaners despite the warnings because we need to be able to keep our home clean. Which means we need to be ever vigilant about keeping things clean and about keeping our families away from the cleaning products. But not every plan is full proof.
And thanks to the power of nature, they don’t need to be.
A few years ago I discovered that I could have a clean kitchen using products that I feel good about. Products that don’t leave chemical residues and that are derived mostly from nature. And I haven’t looked back. My cleaner of choice is Green Works. I don’t allow a lot of clutter on my counters, but my Green Works spray and wipes are always within reach because I live by the “an ounce of prevention” motto with a houseful of others who prefer to “clean it up later.” So I’m usually following them around with my Green Works wiping up after them.
Every day I like to wipe down my counters, appliances, coffee pots and other small appliances with Green Works Wipes. They are so easy to grab and clean and seriously these things work! They get the grease off the back of the stove with very little effort. I also use them for daily wiping of the sink to keep it clean. Today I had to clean up dried egg yolk off the counter after my daughter decided that a dry paper towel was enough to clean it up herself. I discovered it after she had left for school.
I use the spray for wiping down the inside of my toaster oven after each use. That thing can get pretty gross inside. The cleaning power of Green Works allows me to keep it looking like new. The key is to wipe it down daily. I use homemade towels that my mom made out of dollar store washcloths and flannel fabric. I also use the spray for weekly, more thorough, cleaning of my sink and my stove top.
I also use the wipes to clean up after the weirdo who likes to lick the fridge. Yes, you read that right. And no, I don’t mean my kids, although they both do weird things at times, they have outgrown the fridge licking.
It’s this guy – Rex.
And boy is he slimy and sloppy. I don’t know why he does this, I can only assume that the kids spill things on it. My daughter likes to pour her juice right in the fridge, so it’s possible it drips down there. But I know that he leaves a big, disgusting, streaky mess. When he was done, I told him to clean up after himself and set my Green Works Wipes on the floor. As you can see, he’s not interested in the cleaning part, just the making of the mess.
Why I Rely on the Power of Nature to Keep My Kitchen Clean
I use Green Works products all over my home, but here are a few reasons I use them in my kitchen:
- They are safer for kids and pets who like to lick things because they don’t leave a chemical residue.
- No noxious odors that make you question what you might happen to be inhaling or limit your time spent cleaning.
- You can get your kids to help around the house without being afraid that the cleaning products they are using might cause them harm.
- They actually work to cut through grease and grime, two things that are abundant in my kitchen.
- I can keep them within arms reach instead of locking them up for safety – which means my kitchen is cleaner because it’s easy to grab and wipe!
- Green Works wipes are compostable which means I contribute less waste and I love to do my part to help the planet.
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