Clean Up and Giveaway

This giveaway is closed for new entries.

Our ten winners are ErinMayCheryl BAmanda MStephanieBritnyAmyKarylSaraSarah.  Congratulations!

Recently, a lovely lady named Stacey contacted me asking if I would be interested in trying Shaklee’s all purpose cleaner.  Knowing I had a whole house in desperate need of a thorough cleaning, I emphatically said yes!  I’m happy to say it worked, but I know pictures speak louder than words.  Well, if pictures could speak.  Anyway, take a look at this picture of our kitchen cabinets before cleaning.

The cabinets are sans handles and the previous owner was physically unable to clean for quite some time.  Therefore, we have grimy hand gunk build up in all the usual places.

Check out that grime.  And after a good scrubbing with a sponge and my new friend Shaklee, it’s clean.

Well, as clean as it can be.  Those dark spots are sticker residue from bumper pads.

Shaklee also helped clean our railings.  Kind of looks like dark wood grain, right?

Wrong!  It’s the same sticky stuff the cabinets had.

And after:

Thanks to Shaklee, I don’t feel the need to wear rubber gloves in my own house.  Or ask for a wipe, Monk style.  Though V and E could come in handy for that.  Speaking of V and E, Shaklee is a safe, all natural cleaner, perfect for using around the family.

The Goods: A sample vial of Shaklee Basic H2 cleaner.

To Enter: We ask that you please subscribe to Our Humble A{Bowe}d.  If you don’t want to receive e-mail notifications, that’s fine.  Let us know if you follow us through Google Reader or another form and it will also count.  To subscribe, click the “Sign Me Up!” button under “Be the first to know.”  Once you’ve subscribed, leave a comment, which can (but doesn’t have to) include our Just for Fun question.

Just for Fun: Tell us when you clean.  Every day?  Once a week?  Only when visitors are coming over?

For additional entries:

1.  Visit Stacey’s shop, then return, leaving a comment, letting me know what product you would like to try.
2.  Become a follower of Stacey Lehn and leave another comment.
4.  Tweet, Facebook, blog about this giveaway (1 extra entry each)

Contest Closes: Thursday, May 10th at 11:59 pm, central time.

Number of Winners: Ten!

Ships: Anywhere in the U.S.

Other Info: We will select the winner using and announce on Friday, May 11th.  Good luck!!

P.S.  Check out our wild back yard (and wild child).

60 thoughts on “Clean Up and Giveaway

  1. Subscriber!

    I need to get in a good cleaning pattern. Luckily it’s just the two of us but I tend to emphasize major weekend cleaning marathons before our parents come to visit over daily scrub downs. I hate that gunk on the cabinets, we had to clean that off too with toxic lemon pledge. This looks much better!

  2. Follow you through Google Reader. I clean every day, but certainly more thoroughly if I know someone’s coming over. If people stop by, well, I’ve got four kids and we live here 🙂

  3. I’m an email subscriber… and I hate cleaning but generally do it about once a week. I’ve tried breaking it into one room every day but I never get the same satisfaction of having the entire house completely spotless for at least one day. So instead I just do a general whole house “pick up” every night (like 20 minutes tops) and the whole house cleaning usually on Saturday morning.

  4. I definitely wipe down the kitchen counters almost every day.. and with two dogs and cat the vacuum sees the daily light.

  5. I clean a little bit every day, but most of my hardcore cleaning is on the weekends unfortunately. It’s way too crazy during the week.

  6. I follow you on Facebook. Also I obsessively check your website about 10 times per day, hoping for a new post. 🙂

    I clean when the dirt, dust, crumbs, scum and grime become too much for me to handle. Then I go on a binge, which takes the better part of a weekend. Must. Be. Consistent.

  7. I follow in google reader. That cleaner looks great! Yucky what you had to clean though. Ew, ew, ew. I clean every single day and it doesn’t seem to matter. I may or may not have yelled at my house this morning “WHY DO YOU HATE ME?!?” I’m not dramatic or anything….

  8. Unfortunately I only really really clean when people are coming over. If it weren’t for the whole working full time and being a mom to a two year old thing, I would probably do it more often. My house is always “picked up” though. I don’t like tripping over toys so we clean up every day.

  9. i’m a subscriber. i try and clean regularly, but it almost never happens with a newborn and a toddler in the midst of the terrible two’s!

  10. I clean something nearly everyday — but the major cleaning happens every weekend. You can also bet your bottom that I clean the whole place before company comes over.

  11. I follow on Bloglovin and clean every day but only do major work about once every 2 weeks. Would love to try this product!

  12. I follow on my Google reader. 🙂 I try to clean every Saturday but it ends up turning into every other Saturday or just before visitors are coming.

  13. I follow via email! As much as I would love to say I clean everyday, our life just doesn’t allow that sometimes. I always keep the house tidy (everything picked up) so that’s it’s a cinch to get the house cleaned when I need to!

  14. I would like to try the Basic H2 concentrate or the wipes. Sounds like great cleaners! I try and clean whenever I have a minute but I do a lot more if I have visitors! 🙂

  15. I’m a subscriber.

    I try to clean every day since I have two toddlers (1 and 3) that get into everything and seem to leave sticky residue everywhere they go.

    I visited Stacey’s site and would love to try the Soft Fabric Fragrance free Dryer Sheets.

  16. Hi! I subscribe via email!
    I clean about once a week….i can’t get away with less often because I have two cats!

  17. I follow you on Google Reader. True cleaning, for me, comes about once a week to a week-and-a-half. Oh! And, for the sticker residue, you could try a product called Goo Gone. That’s helped me out more than once!

  18. I follow via google reader.

    I try to do a little something each day. 🙂
    Having friends over motivates me to get the rest done. 😉


  20. Just finally subs ribed after compulsively checking throughout the day for a new post.

    With 4 kids it seems as if the cleaning never ends….

  21. Would love the Get Clean starter kit or at the minimum something that might clean my stovetop grates!

  22. I’m an email subscriber… I hate cleaning but generally do it about once a week on the weekends when hubby and I can take turns watching the kids.

  23. I subscribed! Love you blog & excited to follow your new home adventure. (I clean something everyday – try to keep a little ahead of the grime…Try being the key word)

  24. depends what part of the house you’re talking about. I sweep the kitchen & do dishes nearly every day, everything else is pretty much as needed. i subscribe via google reader

  25. Hey guys! This is Stacey {Shaklee Stacey!}
    Just wanted to let you all know that membership if FREE this month 🙂
    BTW, scour off would get that sticky stuff off or the fully concentrated basic H!
    For more info check out
    Thanks Amanda for sharing Shaklee 🙂

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