Neither Todd nor I are what you’d call overly concerned with cleaning the house.
Don’t get me wrong, we both like and appreciate a clean home, but we will happily put off one chore or another in favor of far more fun things and not stress out over it one bit. I often tell people, as they enter our home, that Todd didn’t marry me for my housekeeping skills (which is true), but at that point I’ve usually done a good top-level clean if the company was expected.
One of the many reasons I like hosting parties is that it gives me the motivation I need to clean the house.
All of that being said, why then, you might be wondering, did I sign on as a Brand Ambassador for Mean Green Degreaser? Simple: when it’s a least-favorite thing, it’s even more important to have some reliable go-to products to make it easier. And I have been very happy with my decision!
When my shipment of Mean GreenÂ DegreaserÂ arrived, the first thing I did was do a much-needed deep clean of the fridge.
We tend to keep our fridge rather full and, while it’s a good thing in general, that means it’s easy for a spill to go unnoticed or something to mutate in the crisper drawer undetected. And sometimes the fridge just develops a smell. It happens. So that Sunday, while Todd was out shopping, I grabbed the Orange Champ, emptied the fridge completely, and gave everything a good wipe-down.
Let me tell you a few things about me:
- The barest hint of bleach fumes gives meÂ major headaches
- I worry about mixing chemicals and unintentionally gassing myself into oblivion (how many showers between is safe to try a different product on a tub, for instance? I don’t know!!!)
- I’m pretty sensitive to scents in general, good and bad
So when I researched Mean Green and saw that they were bleach* and ammonia-free, that was a definite pointÂ in the pro column. And when I used the Orange Champ I was happy that there was only the lightest of scents and it was very pleasant–not overly chemical or floral like some cleaners. I was also surprised at how much help the slightly orange tint was–I could easily see if I’d sprayed an area but had failed to wipe it down. And that’s on top of how easy it was to clean out the crisper drawers and the glass shelf with the Orange Champ.
*The Mildew DestroyerÂ that IÂ alsoÂ received is one of the few products that includes bleach, and it makes sense for that. Thankfully it’s not an issue we have right now, so I haven’t had cause to use it, but Todd knows that he’s welcome to if he wants to give it a go.Â
For a first run it was quite a success!
This past weekend I decided it was time to give the kitchen a good cleaning (even though no company is expected any time soon) and used the Anti-Bacterial Multi-Surface Cleaner instead of the big-name-brand kitchen wipes I had been usingÂ on the counters, etc. Not only was I happier with the light scent and cleaning power of the Anti-Bacterial Multi-Surface Cleaner, but I was thrilled that there was no sticky residueÂ leftÂ on our laminate counter tops (an issue I had with the aforementioned wipes). I don’t know if it’s the degreaser component that eliminates this “sticking point” or what, but I’m sold!
(If only they made refills for my Swiffer WetJet–maybe I can finagle my own refills?)
Finally, with the new pup underfoot we’ve had a considerableÂ uptick ofÂ messes to manageÂ and the Maximum Strength cleaner has come in quite handy. I won’t go into details about what I was cleaning up (I’m sure you can guess quite easily… *sigh* housebreaking), but the concentrated cleaner made short work of it–thank goodness!
While I have no lofty ideas about becoming the next queen of clean, I can safely say that my new Mean Green products are making cleaning up easier and even a little more enjoyable. This weekend I’ll be giving the bathrooms a once-over and I expect to have the same positive results that I’ve had in the kitchen (and dining room, and hallway, and living room… thank you, Duncan, for the thorough proving grounds?). Want your own (Mean Green, that is, not Duncan), check out your local Lowes or use the store locator on meangreendegreaser.com!
In case it wasn’t obvious, this post was sponsored by Mean Green Desgreaser. I receive product and compensation for being a Brand Ambassador but I assure you, all opinions and experiences are my own.