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I am a crazy woman, funny and carefree but type A and anal all at the same time. I have two daughters and a Father who's a King...what more do I need?! My goal on this planet is to help His bride: literally (I plan weddings for a living!) and spiritually (I occasionally offer words of wisdom to loved ones...) Bless us all on this journey!

Jesus and His Girl

Jesus and His Girl

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

To Clean or Not To Clean...

I came across an article from Sept. 14 on the MSNBC site talking about all the Superbugs that make our kids sick nowadays. One theory is that we're "too clean." Yes germs cause illness, but often so do the chemicals we use to get rid of those germs. I struggle with this because I LOVE TO CLEAN. It's an illness, I know! But I love when new cleaning products come out, new cleaning gadgets, and although you can't always tell this is an obsession of mine because my 2 girls and I live in a small house that dirties easily, there's nothing better than a rainy day and the kids at school so I can scrub stuff. Seriously. And remember my sewage issues from a few months ago? I was so happy to bleach my basement when that was over! And yet... I want to be green, we don't do shots or antibiotics in our home, we don't even really do perscriptions (I literally think the kids have had 2 perscriptions TOTAL, between the 2 of them, in the last 10 years). So why subject my kids and myself to the crap in cleaning products when plain old soap and water is probably just as good?! I need to be delivered:)

4 comments:

Liz said...

I can totally relate! I really really love Clorox Wipes. It makes me happy to use them on everything because then it feels clean. And they are easy! But are they really that great for Isaac? I doubt it!

Jenny W said...

i love clorox wipes to the extent that i let hannah (who's 7) wipe down the bathroom sink with them b/c that's one of her chores. i could use vinegar or peroxide or something else but the wipes are so darn easy. i DID see last week target has some chlorine free disinfecting wipes, but of course they're more expensive so when i get a few extra bucks we WILL be checking them out!

Liz said...

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Elizabeth F. said...

I love cleaning products as well. I think I'm a victim of marketting, but I also think I really think things are cleaner if I use a product that smells fresh and clean. But, in the past few months I have switched to more earth-friendly cleaning products. The best thing is that I LOVE lavender, and alot of natural cleaners are made with Lavender oil. Yay for me! I do still have some mainstream cleaners that I plan to replace with more natural solutions when they run out. I clean my mirrors with a clean, damp cloth with NO windex and they are streak free! I am proud to say that I do not own any clorox wipes, and when I use bleach I feel guilty about it!! :-) But, if any sewer backs up into my home, I'll gladly go and purchase a ton of it cause that's just plain gross!! LOL!