How to green-clean your floors (with $100 giveaway!)

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I have wood floors throughout my house.  I love the fact that they can whether spills and dirt without leaving stains. But I don’t love how filthy they can look after a day of my kids running through the house.

It seems like I am always searching for the perfect way to clean them.  I used a device with a washable fabric cover for a while, but it was cumbersome having to hold a spray can in one hand while I was scrubbing with the other.  My housekeeper, who comes twice a month, uses an old-school mop – this is great for the occasional deep-cleaning but I usually clean my floors multiple times a day.  Rigging up a mop seems like a lot of effort.

Lately I’ve been relying on Swiffer pads.  It’s great that they have the cleaning solution already soaked in to the pad, but one pad only covers a small area, and I don’t love some of the chemical involved, or the fact that I am spending so much money on a pad that will just get thrown away.

I was really excited to try the Libman Freedom Spray Mop, because I had heard it was a great alternative to these methods.  The Libman mop is similar to a Swiffer system, except that the pad is washable.  And – here’s the kicker – you can use whatever solution you want to clean your floors.  So if you want to stay green and chemical-free, you can mix up a vinegar-based solution instead of a store-bought version.
I am pretty smitten with the Libman system, for the following reasons:

  • It Is Green.  There are no pads to through away, and no harsh chemicals involved.
  • It Is Cheap. The solution I made to clean my entire house was made of 1 cup of vinegar mixed into warm water, and I only used a fraction of the solution.  A bottle of white vinegar is under a dollar, and I can throw the pad into the wash.
  • It Is Easy.  I love that the spray mechanism is integrated into the mop so that you can spray and scrub at the same time.  I also love the control it gives me to spray more solution on areas where there have been big spills.
This mop was a big hit with my boys, too.  They were actually fighting over who got to use it first.  Two kids fighting over who will clean the floors?  SWOON.

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And now, you have a change to win your own Libman Freedom Spray Mop sponsored by Libman, AND a $100 Visa Gift Card from BlogHer (all to go to one winner), open to those 18 and up, USA residents. To enter, leave a comment answering the following question:

What is your best household tip?

Good luck!

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266 comments:

  1. I just use a lot of antibacterial cleaner around the house to keep thing clean and germs free.
    mom22girlz at ymail dot com

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  2. I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/mom22girlz/status/70059652141948928

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  3. Have a family cleaning night once week. We have a bowl full of slips with different cleaning jobs. Everybody draws job, does it, and draws another until the work is done!

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  4. I use Meyers Clean Day Countertop Spray in my kitchen. I love it and it smells great!

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  5. mr clean magic erasers. they made me believe in magic :)

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  6. Barkeepers helper...that can get anything off your counter. Hair color, kool-aid, whatever. It's amazing!

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  7. My household tip would be to put things away as soon as you're done with them. It makes cleaning up a little less overwhelming.

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  8. Keep as little on the counters in your kitchen and bathroom to make cleaing them off less daunting.

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  9. My best idea to date has been to put up a shelf that has many hooks right by the front door. It was $3 at a yard sale and we painted it and hung it in a very small space. It's actually below waist level, so you would think it's too small of a space, but it works perfectly for backpacks and coats for the little ones.

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  10. Magic Erasers get EVERYTHING! Also, biz in a bowl with water and a stained garment. It totally gets any stain out.

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  11. Cleaning supplies in every bathroom!

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  12. Vinegar and water is a great cleaner and super cheap. I also love that I can use it around my kiddos.

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  13. My most basic household must haves are bleach and vinegar. Hate the smell of bleach but man does it do a good job! :)

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  14. Clorox wipes! They're a lifesaver.

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  15. a) Meyers Clean Day is my favorite stuff.
    b) Every night, we have a "return it" dance party. During the course of one song, everything that is in the living room/kitchen/bathroom/hallway but doesn't belong there gets returned. It doesn't necessarily get put away nicely, but at least toys and clothes are in the right room--makes it easier to clean if you aren't returning stuff.

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  16. Here's my tweet:
    http://twitter.com/#!/susano126

    and my blog:
    http://skoplusone.wordpress.com

    ) Meyers Clean Day is my favorite stuff.
    b) Every night, we have a "return it" dance party. During the course of one song, everything that is in the living room/kitchen/bathroom/hallway but doesn't belong there gets returned. It doesn't necessarily get put away nicely, but at least toys and clothes are in the right room--makes it easier to clean if you aren't returning stuff.

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  17. I can't figure out how to delete my first post--I swear I'm not stuffing the ballot box!

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  18. White vinegar!! You can use it to clean just about anything!

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  19. I love Chore Boy yellow scrubby pads for cleaning anything from pans to the soap scum in the tub. They aren't as harsh as a Brillo pad, but scrub much better than a sponge or brush.

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  20. mr. clean magic erasers make life so much better!

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  21. greased lightning works wonders and i love the magic eraser.

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  22. I clean as little as possible. I recommend dark, patterned floors.

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  23. I do a deep cleaning once a week, but to keep up throughout the week, I LOVE clorox wipes!

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  24. To get the stink out of stuff mix baking soda and water into a paste, spread all over, allow to completely dry, vaccum right up. Takes the smell right out!

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  25. My husband and I "commercial clean" when our favorite shows are on, after the kids are in bed. You would be surprised how much you can do in just a few minutes of commercials.

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  26. say no to clutter...and keep a toilet bowl brush & cleaner in every bathroom!

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  27. magic eraser
    L.A.'s totally awesome. i find it at the dollar tree in grand rapids MI. idk if its found anywhere else...

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  28. Vinegar is also one of my favorite chemicals to use. I love the extra power you can get when you mix it with baking soda also, which is great for unclogging drains.

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  29. I have my young kids help clean bathrooms using baby wipes. They can clean up the counters and spot clean the floors this way.
    Andrea (awill1974@hotmail.com)

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  30. Baking soda and vinegar in the bathroom drains every few weeks to keep any clogs at bay. Works great!

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  31. Bar Keeper's Friend will get ALL the pots and pans clean.

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  32. Method cleaning supplies clean well, are good for the environment, and and friendly for skin and nasal allergy sufferers. I can even get my toddler to help mommy clean using these products!

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  33. My best household tip is pay for a maid. ;) I hate cleaning! P.S.--pick me!

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  34. Green cleaning supplies under the sink in every bathroom. I clean the bathroom every night and make use of the time while the kids play in the tub!

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  35. Vinegar! Mixed with water it cleans nearly everything.

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  36. I have a scrub brush near the tub. When the kids get out, I clean the tub while the water is draining. No more dirt ring! (r_mckee5@yahoo.com)

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  37. Baking soda- I usually take the last shower of the morning- but it's still wet when I get in-- so a little bit before I'm showering I will sprinkle the bathtub with Baking soda. Then when I get in I use a cloth to wipe down the tub (with my foot :) while I am showering.

    boy that sounds weird when you write it out like that.

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  38. My best household tip is really simple: do the dishes every day. There's something so rewarding about it and keeping my kitchen clean helps to make me feel like the rest is manageable. Love the tip about the mop - thank you!

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  39. my tip = become a foster parent - have to have the house clean all the time in case a case worker pops by... seriously though - i also have a weekly bible study that i sometimes host - when i have a deadline - it gets clean - floors are a pain - love the idea of this product!

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  40. I pretty much use vinegar and baking soda for everything...from potty accidents to getting the grime from around the sink. It's cheap, easy and "green".

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  41. Pour Boiling water onto strawberry stains!

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  42. Saw this on Martha Stewart YEARS ago and have used it since.... Use (clean) white socks that have lost their mate to dust and even to clean floors-- wearing them on your feet!

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  43. I make rags out of old socks and clean the bathtub with baking soda

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  44. Do not leave all the cleaning to one day or one stretch of time. Doing a little at a time everyday cuts down on the workload and helps to keep the house consistantly tidy.

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  45. I reduce the clutter and use microfiber cloths instead of paper towels.

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  46. tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/bettycd/status/70333218506813441

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  47. My best household cleaning tip....hire maids? Stop caring? Get a Roomba? Have dinner parties so you'll be self-conscious? Yup, that's about what's worked for me...

    OK, being serious...hmmm...always have the tough dishes soaking while you wash the easy ones. Things are SO much easier after a soak!

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  48. if you see something that's not where it belongs, and you're heading in that direction, pick it up and take it back to its home! it's amazing how much stuff can get put away if you do this every time you go from room to room!

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  49. Tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/#!/Thefyziksgirl

    I have no idea how to get a specific status url...it says "A giveaway for a mop and cash! That'd be awesome, it sounds like *just* what I need right now! http://bit.ly/lihpNy"

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  50. My tip is clean the garbage disposal with lemons.

    littleumbrella (at) wow (dot) com

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  51. Tweet

    http://twitter.com/?status=http%3A%2F%2Fmamamanifestoreviews%2Eblogspot%2Ecom%2F2011%2F05%2Fhow-to-green-clean-your-floors-with-100%2Ehtml%3FshowComment%3D1305608758266%23c1818606959640624521#!/alittleumbrella/status/70354608622538752

    littleumbrella (at) wow (dot) com

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  52. Two words...Clorox Wipes. I use them for everything!

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  53. Love me some vinegar and baking soda!!

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  54. my best tip is that if the floor is clean the whole house looks clean(whether it is or not)
    sherricrawford70/at/yahoo/dot/com

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  55. Use vinegar diluted 1:1 with water for cleaning counter tops.

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  56. my favorite cleaning tip is to do one room at a time..so you don't feel overwhelmed and you can see progress
    nannypanpan at gmail.com

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  57. I wish I had a really good tip for you - but since I'm basically the worst housewife ever, all I have is this: get your husband to help :-)

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  58. I would LOVE a Libman Freedom Spray Mop. The grandkids are over often, and I'd love to keep up w/ their dirt!
    louiseb130@aol.com

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  59. Clorox wipes! Everywhere!

    Christine
    cplm@att.net

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  60. My best tip is to use vinager for lot of your cleaning needs, instead of harsh chemicals.
    Thanks so much
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  61. I tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/peg42/status/70605715118637056
    Thanks
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  62. I think a washable mop is a great idea. My swiffer mop is such a waste of money because I'm constantly buying cleaning pads and cleaner.

    Bloggytime20 at yahoo dot com

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  63. Vinegar is great for cleaning.

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  64. Magic Erasers are the best!!! When we went to sell our house, the movers took everything out of the mudroom and what a mess!!! The floors and the walls looked so bad and I had to be out the next day. I went to the store and bough all the Magic Erasers they had. The mud room looked pretty darned good by the time I was done.
    chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  65. Tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/chipdip2010/status/70660809159749633
    chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  66. My best household tip is for laundry! To get a grease stain out, I use a combination of hand sanitizer & dawn dishsoap...I usea toothbrush to really work it into the grease or oil spot & it disapears in the wash!!!!
    sbuttercup@roadrunner.com

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  67. My best household tip is to throw perfection out the window - doing even a little bit is better than doing nothing! Thank you for the giveaway :)

    Cathy
    cfoblog-at-gmail-dot-com

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  68. Vinegar is a great cleaning agent.
    lenz.nicole(at)gmail(dot)com

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  69. I clean my stove with baking soda

    itsjustme62613 at gmail.com

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  70. tweet

    http://twitter.com/MistySunrise/status/70756949695795200

    itsjustme62613 at gmail.com

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  71. I try and use 'green' products as much as possible- you would be amazed what vinegar can do- use it with plain water to clean the floors!

    baypayments@yahoo.com

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  72. http://twitter.com/tannawings/status/70759164988764161
    baypayments@yahoo.com

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  73. I like getting the kids involved in cleaning. It helps me out and they have fun.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  74. tweet:

    http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/70811711648702464

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  75. My best cleaning tip is to keep up on cleaning even if you do a little bit at a time. Once you have so much to do it is hard to get motivated to do it. Also, once you have not cleaned for a long time there are a lot more germs!

    Jennifer Marie

    lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

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  76. tweeted

    http://twitter.com/#!/JenniferCNP/status/70814281121280000

    Jennifer Marie

    lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

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  77. My kids each have their own color of dishes and towels. They are responsible to wash their dishes after each use so that I don't have to run the dishwasher so often, and hang up their towels on their own hooks. When there is a dirty dish in the sink or a towel on the floor- I know whose it is by the color. (:
    lmcbride123 at msn dot com

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  78. I have used vinegar and water as my go to cleaning solution for years. It gets stuff off my ceramic cook top on the stove, off my counters, cleans up pet messes, everything. I also use baby wipes religiously for spot removal on the couch and my clothes.

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  79. I have relied on hot water and a little soap lately. Baby wipes also work on a ton of things.

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  80. My best tip is to sort the mail and paperwork daily. Nothing clutters up a place quicker than piles of junk mail everywhere. I try to sort my mail as soon as it comes in the house; trash the junk and file the rest.
    Snowflake Day Play at gmail dot com

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  81. tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/SnowflakeDay/statuses/70854345436049408
    Snowflake Day Play at gmail dot com

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  82. I love cleaning with a vinegar water mixture to clean the surfaces in my house - floors, counters, even mirrors. It works great and I love that it's green!

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  83. I pour a little splash of bleach into the toilet once or twice between actual cleanings - brightens things up and keeps any residue from forming!

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  84. Vinegar and water for cleaning and baking soda for a light abrasive cleaner.

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  85. My cleaning tip is to get everyone involved. In the long run, it doesn't help anyone if you do it all yourself because your other family members won't be able to keep a clean space themselves.

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  86. My best household tip is when cleaning up a spill on carpet, don't use cleaning solution unless absolutely necessary, always pour a cold glass of water on the spot soak it up and wala, works every time
    bec.shockley@gmail.com

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  87. http://twitter.com/#!/mngirlinssp/status/70886154353917952
    bec.shockley@gmail.com

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  88. Keep a supply of old dishtowels at the ready for spills and cleanup...they work great and you can reuse them over and over. Also, declutter your house monthly!

    Anne, Costa Mesa

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  89. My best household tip is to get everyone to help, don't do it all yourself...use bribery and rewards and job charts.

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  90. Mehod Antibac Lemon Verbena Kitchen Cleaner - LOVE it! Makes my kitchen smell soooo fresh!

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  91. A god rule of thumb is to leave everything the way you found it.
    -lauren chan
    lil_bunnie_goez_mewatyahoodotcom

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  92. cleaning from top to bottom (dust before vaccumming, clean counters before sweeping the kitchen floor)!

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  93. I don't like the smell of vinegar so I bought a bottle of concentrated shaklee all purpose cleaner and keep a bottle and microfiber cloth in each room of the house, it makes clean up so much easier.

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  94. I keep cleaning supplies in a caddy and carry it from room to room making it easier to have everything I need with me.

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  95. tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/mendyd/status/71014913228812288

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  96. Dryer Sheets! You can do 22 things like the following: http://bohemianrevolution.com/5-things-you-can-do-with-a-fabric-softener-dryer-sheet/

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  97. Hello-

    My best household tip is using ammonia in my carpet cleaner.

    Thank you!
    evrywoman at yahoo dot com

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  98. My best cleaning tip is that every little bit helps! It is easy to get overwhelmed so I make it a point to pick up a small things as I walk by if they need to go somewhere in the direction I am headed.

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  99. Invest in ActiveIon, turning tap water in to a powerful cleaner that kills germs and is safe for the environment as well as being perfect for those with asthma or allergies has been a godsend for me! :)

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  100. I've lowered my definition of clean with each family expansion. Add a husband? the bathroom can go 1.5 weeks between cleanings. Add a daughter? The kitchen floor can be considered clean if i get the dried food off the floor with a sponge. Add a son? Remove all objects that collect dust from the house to return when I have more time....

    In addition, I absolutely always make my kids (2 and 4) take their toys to their playroom downstairs at the end of every day. No toys on the main level of our house makes it easier to accomplish some light cleaning at night before bed.

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  101. The best tip someone gave to me was an easy way to clean the inside of your microwave - - all you do is place a microwave safe bowl full of water in the microwave and turn on high for 3-4 mins. (long enough to get the water boiling). Once it stops, leave the bowl in the microwave for 10-15 mins.so the steam can do its work. After that, simply wipe away all the spatters and spills with little or now effort.

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  102. Thanks for the change to win!

    My favorite cleaning tip is to make my own all-purpose cleaning spray with castile soap, water, and tea tree oil and spray bottle. It’s cheap and green!

    Newlywedsnextdoor@gmail.com

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  103. Put your dish sponge in the microwave for 15 seconds to kill germs growing in it.
    katiekarr at gmail dot com

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  104. My best tip is to use newspaper to wipe glass and mirrors. A lot less elbow grease (even the kids can do it) and it's streak/dust free.

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  105. I MAKE IT LOOK FUN & MY CHILDREN WANT TO HELP ME LOL IT WORKS! kytah00@yahoo.com

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  106. 2ND ENTRY TWEET @ http://twitter.com/#!/kytah00/status/71627281721860096 kytah00@yahoo.com

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  107. favorite cleaning tip: use 2 cups water, 1/4 cup white distilled vinegar and 1/4 tsp dishwashing soap as an all purpose cleaner. Put in old Windex spray bottle, shake well. I use this on mirrors, countertops, toilets, you name it.

    ksgillmore at yahoo dot com

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  108. I like to do a quick clean of the bathroom every day when I'm finished getting ready.

    psmomreviews@gmail.com

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  109. I tweeted- http://twitter.com/#!/psmomreviews/status/71656438019276801

    psmomreviews@gmail.com

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  110. My best household tip is to clean a little bit each day so that it doesn't pile up like crazy! I should probably listen to my own advice more often.

    suzy_darling@hellokitty.com

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  111. Tweet!
    http://twitter.com/#!/suzy_darling/status/71741065400553472

    @suzy_darling
    suzy_darling@hellokitty.com

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  112. If you haven’t used it in a couple of years, throw it out or give it away. It is easier to clean without the clutter.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  113. My favorite tip is to use newspaper instead of paper towels to wash windows and mirrors, because it doesn't leave streaks.
    lazybones344 at gmail dot com

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  114. My favorite tip is to use used dryer sheets as dusting wipes. They work like a charm and is disposable.
    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  115. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/lyndadawinda/status/72083870572482560
    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  116. My best tip is to use vinegar and water for standard cleaning solution. Less chemicals, less expensive and gets the job done just as well :)

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  117. tweeted :)

    https://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/72320110458699776

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  118. My best household tip would be to take care of things before it gets out-of-control (when it tends to overwhelm). I don't really like to clean; however, I do mop my floor--with really HOT water--just because I can't stand for it to be dirty. If I win this fabulous prize, I'm going to have my kids mop for me :)
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    aleq13@gmail.com

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  119. my best tip is use only vinegar and water mixture for ANY cleaning and this will keep all those toxins out of the enviroment

    gram122@comcast.net

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  120. My tip is to clean up things as they happen or are seen. Don't wait to do it tomorrow. Do it now! Cheryl cjabdelnour@hotmail.com

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  121. My best tip is to set a schedule and keep it. Get into a routine.
    dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

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  122. my best household tip it to get rid of the clutter! Minimalism is the easiest to clean.

    hockiemack at hotmail.com

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  123. tweet

    http://twitter.com/#!/hockiemack/status/72435349300846592

    hockiemack at hotmail.com

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  124. My favorite housecleaning tip is to spray a little Pledge (or your favorite dusting spray) onto your Swiffer before dusting!! It makes a huge difference and everything smells great :)

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  125. I tweeted about this giveaway : http://twitter.com/#!/KellyCrowell77

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  126. Use white vinegar to wipe down the inside of the fridge to keep it smelling clean

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  127. tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/buzz8/status/72471797345431552

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  128. I have white countertops and found Mr Clean magic erasers get even red stains off with ease. Also for an extra, try a thn layer of mneral oil on stainless steel appliances for fingerprint free surfaces

    Denise Bigley
    defrog@consolidated.net

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  129. Clean your shower/tub just as you are about to get in to shower. You can really get in and scrub, and you don't have to worry about getting wet with the rinsing water.

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  130. Remember to spray down the siding outside! It's amazing what a quick wash down will do to keep the exterior appeal in ship-shape. :) emily at merrypad.com

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  131. Best household tip is use white vinegar to get grease off the stovetop, works just as well as a cleaner and cheaper too

    Carmen Q.
    nemesis_33012 at yahoo dot com

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  132. My household tip: when you feel overwhelmed....play outside. :)
    amberkry@gmail.com

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  133. Try to tidy up as you go- it always takes less time to put away your pair of shoes when you take them off than to put away a whole pile of things later.

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  134. dyson pet works wonders on pet hair and furniture!

    seanm1999@hotmail.com

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  135. we use lemon to freshen our garbage disposal

    bluegirl1423 @gmail dot com

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  136. I use the Magic Eraser for the fridge and stove handles, works like a charm at getting lil hand's dirt out of the bumpy texture that no other cleaner seems to be able to do
    thrifty and frugal (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  137. vinegar!
    ~sophia
    slzucker at gmail dot com

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  138. My tip is to make a cleaning schedule and stick to it.

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  139. My tweet; http://twitter.com/#!/HSlater351/status/72824043891458048

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  140. Invite people over, since I'm motivated by stress and deadlines!

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  141. the only thing i have found that works for me is to try to keep things done as I go.. no matter how tired or busy I may think I am, otherwise it gets too overwhelming
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com

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  142. My best tip is to just to keep up on cleaning like doing a little bit daily instead of letting it pile up!

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  143. My best tip is to try to use homemade or green cleaning products & detergents.
    meltheplux at gmail dot com

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  144. My only tip is that I keep the scrubber next to the bath tub so I can clean it while I shower and get done quickly!
    widow2young at hotmail dot com

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  145. My favorite cleaning tip is to use white vinegar. The smell dissipates quickly, it's economical, safe and does a great job!

    rogsdock[at]gmail[dot]com

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  146. My favorite cleaning tip is to use white vinegar. The smell dissipates quickly, it's economical, safe and does a great job!

    rogsdock[at]gmail[dot]com

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  147. Magic Erasers solve almost anything! LOL

    jennd811 at yahoo dot com

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  148. tweeted giveaway

    @jennd811

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  149. Vinegar really helps to get odors out of fabrics in the washing machine.

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  150. I tweeted. http://twitter.com/#!/lah1326/status/74062394682380289

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  151. We use vinegar to clean everything around here. And it's safe!
    dmb161@aol.com

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  152. My best household tip is to use a bit of baking soda and a slightly wet cloth to clean my glass cooktop. It doesn't scratch it, does clean it, is environmentally friendly and WAY less expensive!

    sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

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  153. thanks for the review. my tip is to listen to music while cleaning to make cleaning less boring.
    songyueyu at gmail

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  154. tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/syytta/status/74277479732350976

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  155. My tip is keeping it organized! I use drawer organizers, catch all baskets, etc to help keep it clean and everything in its place!

    vickismail77 at yahoo.com

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  156. Use baking soda when cleaning your refrigerator. Safe and a great cleaner!

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  157. My best tip is clean as you go - don't let it pile up and become overwhelming!
    bingomamanorma(at)gmail(dot)com

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  158. My tip is candles - the low light and nice scent hide a multitude of cleaning sins :)
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  159. Tweet! http://twitter.com/LAMusing/status/74314146031730689
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  160. My best household tip is to NOT put the laundry and dishes or house work off. If you do, it will only stress you out and get worse. Clean as you go, as my mom always taught me! Thanks for the great giveaway!

    daxkimd@gmail dot com

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  161. My household tip is having cleaning products downstairs and upstairs. That way I can clean up when I see it, instead of having to come downstairs and then forgetting! LOL

    daniellealecia@comcast.ent

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  162. I keep paper towels and spray cleaner in each bathroom. That way we can tidy up each morning before work. That keeps the bathrooms looking nice and I don't have a bigger cleaning job later in the week.
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

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  163. Tweet.
    http://twitter.com/#!/mgoss123/status/74527648122028032
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

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  164. my tip is to give one room a top to bottom cleaning per week and just mild cleaning the rest of the house. It's so much less daunting then a major house cleaning once a month!

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  165. My favorite cleaning tip is to do a little every day so the cleaning doesn't become overwhelming.
    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

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  166. I blogged:
    http://lunaj14568.blogspot.com/2011/05/blogher-and-libman-freedom-spray-mop.html

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  167. Awesome giveaway!

    kayleefaith1228@aol.com

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  168. My best tip is to NOT have inside cats!

    Stephanie
    shobson@waymark.net

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  169. A dog that doesn't shed...best broom/mop EVER!!! When my parents dog passed away last year we realized how much she had kept the kitchen/dining room floors clean.

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  170. Baby. Wipes. They'll clean almost anything. Or at least I'll try to clean anything with them.

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  171. I'm also a baby-wipe user! They'll even get pen marks out of a leather couch. Lately I've been using more vinegar/water in my cleaning (which is uh, not much :) and this post is inspiring me to try more!

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  172. This would be perfect, as I'm right in the middle of installing new flooring. My best advice is keeping multiple cleaning supplies in handy areas throughout the house. Great for quick spot cleaning.

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  173. I don't have many great household tips, as evidenced by my filthy house ;) BUT, the one thing that works for me is to make a schedule of cleaning so it gets done. I vacuum a few days a week, sweep everyday, mop a couple times a week, etc. Also, getting my kids in on the fun is also really helpful!

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  174. tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/Terry_tkw/status/74834108295020545

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  175. Microwave your kitchen sponge to kill bacteria and viruses. Just rinse the sponge well then microwave it about a minute. Keep an eye on it though and remember, it will be hot when you pick it up.

    dchrisg3 @ gmail . com

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  176. Tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/DchrisG3/status/74910866872598528

    dchrisg3 @ gmail . com

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  177. Always tackle the worst cleaning or organizing task first, so the rest of what you need to do will seem easy by comparison!

    kaleidoscopequeen at gmail dot com

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  178. This affects a household, so I'm putting it. To get rid of fruit flies, take a paper cup, place ripe fruit in the bottom, over top with plastic wrap and secure with rubber band. Then pock a few smalls holes in the top (just a little bigger then a fruit fly). The flies will go for the fruit and can't get out. You just throw away the cup when done.

    emtaylor98 at yahoo dot com

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  179. I also clean my floors with a Swiffer, but use vinegar/water for everything else. I'm tired of buying those pads, so I would love to win this mop from Libman.

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  180. My cleaning tip is Music! For me, cleaning is best done to upbeat music.
    Thanks for the contest.

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  181. Blogged http://slehan.blogspot.com/2011/05/win-100-visa-from-blogher-libman.html

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  182. Try doing a little cleaning every day, instead of one big tiring cleaning session. honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

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  183. We use white vinegar/water mix to wipe counters everyday. Keeps them clean, works as an air freshener and deters ants.

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  184. tweet https://twitter.com/#!/vlbsweeps/status/75017647078653953

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  185. Keep a open box of baking soda hidden in the bathroom to absorb odors.
    gabe411(at)hotmail(dot)com
    spirit_kim

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  186. My main things for cleaning are a Magic Eraser (which works wonders on walls with crayons or marker drawings)and a good natural all purpose cleaner wilcarvic
    [at]gmail[dot[com]]

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  187. dont put off cleaning. the longer you put it off the worse it gets and the less you want to do it. set a schedule for cleaning and do it in small batches so it does not seem like a scary thing!

    ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  188. Keep a spray bottle with diluted white vinegar under your kitchen sink. Use it for quick clean-ups and to safely sanitize your counters. asthenight at gmail dot com

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  189. Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/AsTheNight/status/75226784408416256 asthenight at gmail dot com

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  190. A lot of cleaning can be done with a damp microfiber cloth! Very healthy for the cleaner and the family.

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  191. I'm all about lemon ammonia in the kitchen to cut grease.

    ky2here at msn dot com

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  192. https://twitter.com/#!/ky2here1/status/75289686033170432

    ky2here at msn dot com

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  193. Best household tip - Reduce your clutter and things automatically look cleaner!
    Thank you.
    barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

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  194. Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/JalapenoMama/status/75293064045924352
    barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

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  195. Do a little bit of cleaning every day to keep things under control.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  196. Best tip: Mix tapwater with a couple of lids full of hydrogen peroxide for carpet spots.
    april dot vrugtman at gmail dot com

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  197. To economize I use white vinegar for cleaning rather than commercial store products.
    diane Baum
    esldiane@gmail.com

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  198. Magic erasers win every time.

    karlycrawford(at)hotmail(dot)com

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