How to Clean Naturally. {the only post you need to read}

Happy Earth Day!

Are you making any changes for your family this year? 

Several years ago, our family switched brands.  We replaced ALL of our household cleaners for natural and non-toxic ones.

Personally, we made these changes due to health reasons.  We experienced first hand the ill-effect chemical cleaners can have in our home and our body. 

After recovering from Lymphoma Cancer, I was determined to switch to natural products whenever possible

This has been our family’s journey for almost 9 years.  I am not perfect at it, I do not have all the answers, but I am continually taking baby steps and learning a lot along the way.  It is that important to me to prevent some of the illnesses I have suffered as much as humanly possible.

Since then, I am in remission, off my allergy meds and feel great!!! I am so thankful!

I have loved and been using Shaklee’s Get Clean Line for several years now since we switched.


They are totally cost effective, natural and they actually WORK.

Here are a few pictures from my house and friends……


I use Basic H on wood floors  and I am always impressed! 

Basic H is made from a corn and coconut oil base and leaves the floors clean and shiny, without residue.

get clean floors with shaklees basic h


Shaklee carries an amazing dish line that gets the job done even without pre-rinsing.  It is also phosphate free.

The Scour Off can do wonders on your oven! It is all natural and looks and smells like pink bubblegum.  Don’t be fooled by the pretty smell…I use this concentrated paste for so many things and it totally works.

You can remove water spots.  The Basic H organic concentrate has hundreds of uses for just ONE bottle.  Super economical and I really like that it is so versatile.

You can even clean your tea pot.

The products can do just about anything!



And because it is safe, you can even have your children help 🙂  (Extra Bonus)

clean natural for your kids

spray bottles clean and pretty

For all disinfecting, I use Basic G.  It is safe and non-toxic, plus it cleans, disinfects AND deodorizes all in one step.  I can use it in my bathroom without getting sick or my kids having to breath a bad chemical. 


Here is everything our family switched to:

Get Clean Start Kit (regular or un-scented)

Scour Off

Hand Wash

Basic G {Germicide}

I am sure it is pretty obvious by now that I love Shaklee products!  So much so, that I have turned getting healthy into a career.

I want to be honest with you, I am not “selling” these products just to “sell” something.

I believe in doing what’s right….AND using natural products around our kids, pets, and house is RIGHT!

It is up to us to give our kids the best we can.  We do everything for our kids, so why not clean WITHOUT harsh chemicals.

Not only is the Get Clean Line natural & safe for us, our families, and the planet, the actually work and by that, I mean…they ROCK….and they save you money!


If you like the “smell” of cleaners, add some essential oils to your cleans.


If you aren’t a member (customer) already, when you join my member (customer) team, you will be able to:

> earn a free product within your first 30 days

> have online support

> join a community of like-minded mamas

> friend me on Facebook

> get member only exclusive content

> get healthier!

I am so passionate about this and I hope you join my mission in creating healthier lives!

Happy Health,


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5 Steps to a Neat[er] House

I love a clean and neat house, BUT I do not like to spend all my time cleaning.  There are just too many other things to do in the day!  Here are 5 steps that I do try to do daily to keep a neat[er] house…

5 steps to a neater house

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1. Do one load of laundry every day.

I keep laundry baskets in each bedroom and one in the laundry room for dirty towels.  I do a load of laundry every morning when I wake up before I get breakfast for the kids.  By the time we are ready for school, the laundry is ready for the dryer.  Laundry is one of those never ending tasks!  But this really helps keep it under control and it keeps me from feeling like I should always be doing laundry.

2. Load dirty dishes right away.

The dishes are my least favorite chore.  Ugh! So to keep it as easy as possible, I have my boys do it.  lol  I run the dishwasher at night so after I put in the laundry, it is ready to unload.  That way we can all load our dirty dishes during the day.  We purpose to eat dinner together every evening and the boys take turns on cleaning up.  The dishwasher is usually pretty full at that point and ready to run.

3. Wipe down daily [toilet, sinks, countertops]

I keep cleaning supplies in each bathroom and in the kitchen so it is easily available to use.  The kitchen gets wiped down usually after each meal time.  Just a quick spray from my favorite organic all purpose cleaner and wipe it down.  In the bathrooms I keep a spray bottle of disinfectant.  That way when I am in there, I can spray and wipe the toilet and sink super quick to cut down on heavy cleaning.  I just use toilet paper to wipe and flush away.  I am still training the kids to do this too and that is a big help.

4. Give each family member a basket.

I got baskets for each of the boys that fit on the stairs going up to their bedrooms and throughout the day I put their things in there as I find them around the house.  I love it!  I try to have them empty it each day and it really cuts down on the clutter.  Also, I gave my hubby and me a basket to collect mail, papers, little things and it works great, too.

5. Have a daily 15 minute family pick up.

Before dinner we usually have a quick pick up time that everyone helps with.  With 5 of us, it is amazing what you can get done!  Each person is responsible for their own clutter plus I give the kids a ‘zone’ or room of the house to be in charge of tidying up too.  We all live here and we all take care of it! … at least that’s what I keep repeating to the kids when they grumble.  lol

And then I have more time for this….


Do you have any tips that work for you? 


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