This giveaway is now closed. Look for the new giveaway posted!
And the winner of this week's copy.....#72, Lori!
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 little tip I've learned from Mrs. Meyer's book. This week, I turned to the bathroom.....Growing up, I never paid much attention to the toilet bowl build up. Now, as a mother, I am painfully aware of the way the toilet bowl looks. And in a house of 5 kids, our toilets are used a lot...and often left unflushed for hours at a time. Just don't get me started on the woes of having a three-year-old son....
Mrs Meyers gives a few great tips for keeping the toilets clean. I tried her tip for getting the ring out: Pour a half cup of distilled vinegar into the bowl and let it sit for a few hours (or even overnight) and then swipe with a toilet brush. I gave my toilets the treatment before going to bed, since I can never guarantee that they won't get used during the day. While my bathroom smelled a little interesting the next morning, it did the trick, and my toilet was clean! I love the fact that I was able to use a safe, natural, and low-cost cleaner. No, I didn't take a before and after picture. That's a little too much.
I was very intrigued by Mrs. Meyer's extra tips and might try them sometime (I just didn't have the supplies at home). She recommends dropping a few denture tablets into the bowl and letting them foam for about 5 minutes. Hmmm....You think I might get some funny looks buying denture tablets with AJ in the cart? She also has a cool tip using a can of cola. Now, that would be fun!
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!
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This contest will run until Monday, March 9, 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 10th). 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.