I recently got a book called Mrs. Meyer's Clean Home: No-Nonsense Advice that Will Inspire You to CLEAN like the DICKENS from the Hachette Book Group. It has tips on how to clean just about anything in your house. A fabulous resource! I decided to take her tips and work on a few problem spots in my house this month for each of my Tackles in March. But the best part? I get to GIVE AWAY a copy of the book each week for the whole month!
Each week I'll be sharing a tip I learned form Mrs. Meyers. This week I decided to clean out my drains. With 4 girls in the house, and lots of food going down the disposal, our drains get clogged from the basement to kitchen to bathroom. I am not a huge fan of the harsh drain uncloggers, simply because I'm worried about the kids getting into them. Once, after using one of the harsh drain cleaners in my tub, I was horrified to find one of the kids taking a bath...before I'd had a chance to clean the tub.
Mrs. Meyer's formula is simple and can be used from the bathtub to the kitchen sink! She recommends pouring a half cup of baking soda down the drain followed by half a cup of white vinegar (see, vinegar is a great cleaner!). After a few minutes, pour a kettle-full of boiling water down the drain. Wala!
Intrigued? Do you need this great resource? Enter to win a copy for yourself! The best news.....I have 5 copies to give away! Don't win this week? Enter again next Tuesday!
Here's what you need to do:
1) Leave me a comment here. I'd love to hear YOUR favorite cleaning tips!
For extra entries:
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This contest will run until Monday, March 16, 2009 at 10:00 PM Eastern Time. I will announce the winner that night, and then post a NEW contest for the 2nd book giveaway the following day (Tuesday the 17th). This giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada. No PO boxes, please.
Remember to leave me some way to get ahold of you if you are the winner! If the winner does not respond back to me within 48 hours of being contacted, I will have to pick a new winner.
PS--the winner of week 1's book is Lori at Time of Your Life. Congratulations, Lori!