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What’s New in April: Cleaner Spring Cleaning

Are you gearing up for spring cleaning yet? I am! Yes, I am one of those strange people who actually likes to clean. I’m definitely not a fanatic and I admit the daily drudgery of cleaning up after a toddler gets pretty tiresome. But there is something especially satisfying about spring cleaning — setting aside some focused time and really getting in there and scrubbing away the dirt I’ve been avoiding all year (yes, cobwebs in the topmost corner of my vaulted ceiling, I’m talking about you). Personally, I like to open all my windows, turn on music that rocks and get to work. Before I know it my house is sparkling! Well, at least until my little guy wakes up from his nap. Since we do have a little explorer/octopus/teether running around the house, I’ve started trying out cleaners that are “cleaner.” I’m really excited about how many more options are available now and it seems like new ones come out every month. Just take a walk down our cleaning supplies aisle sometime. Here are a couple of cool new cleaning product lines that I’m really excited to see on our store shelves. Both of these companies were founded by dads looking for something better, so their kids wouldn’t be exposed to potentially harmful cleaning products. Check them out: Better Life what-EVER! All-Purpose Cleaner
  • Unique formula is 100% plant derived and all ingredients are safer alternatives for people and pets
  • Hypoallergenic and free of respiratory and skin irritants
  • Solvent-free so it’s safer for all surfaces, including wood, tile, carpet, fabrics and stone
  • Have you tried this product? Tell us what you think on our product pages
GreenShield Organic, the first USDA Certified Organic household cleaning and laundry products on the market. The company’s products are hypoallergenic, non-toxic and safer for the environment and they use recycled packaging when available. Plus, the products are never tested on animals. GreenShield Organic Automatic Dish Detergent
  • A powerful detergent that conquers tough food stains and greasy messes
GreenShield Organic Elite Care Laundry Detergent GreenShield Organic Liquid Laundry Detergent
  • Effectively penetrates stains and protects colors
  • The Organic Elite Care’s innovative packaging significantly reduces solid waste compared to conventional rigid plastic containers
  • Available in Free and Clear and Lavender
GreenShield Organic Fabric Softener GreenShield Organic Toilet Bowl Cleaner
  • Effectively removes lime scale, iron deposits and toilet bowl ring
  • Chlorine bleach and phosphorous free
So, what music gets you in the mood to tackle your spring cleaning chores?  I’m partial to ‘80’s New Wave and Pop, like Duran Duran’s Rio, but I’m always interested in adding to my playlist.