Thursday, May 10, 2012

*Giveaway* Green McClean Cleans Your House

UPDATE: Congrats to kolpin, who won the Green McClean residential cleaning! Please email me at with your name and phone number. Thanks to everyone who participated (and to for helping me decide).

This post is sponsored by Green McClean, an L.A.-based commercial and residential cleaning service that uses eco-friendly products.

This has been a week of cool giveaways, but I know parents will be excited to hear more about this one.

Green McClean is an eco-friendly cleaning service that offers a variety of packages for Angelenos. (Check out what people have said on Yelp.) Whether you're looking for a standard house cleaning or more of a deep-down cleanse (hello, hiding Cheerios! and toothpaste-flecked sinks!), this local company offers both while also using products certified by Green Seal, as well as those that are plant- and enzyme-based. That means their products are nontoxic to people and the environment.

I'll admit it. Sometimes it's hard to pick an eco-friendly cleaner. What are the best ingredients? Do they really sanitize properly? Are they too pricey?

That's why I wanted to share some tips, courtesy of Green McClean.
  • Lemon juice is a grease cutter as well as a stain remover.
  • Lavender, geranium and tea tree oil are antibacterial. (They also smell really good.)
  • Tea tree oil is great for diluting and using as a mouthwash. You can put it on sores and cuts, and in shampoo for dandruff.
  • Try using a hair dryer on crayon marks. It heats the wax and wipes away instantly.
  • Don't heat plastic in the microwave or wash in the dishwasher, especially if it's being used by your baby. BPA is a chemical in plastic that is released in heat.
  • Castile soap and baking soda are great for cleaning tile, floors, counters and work as grease cutters, too.
  • Homemade laundry detergent can be made with 2 cups of natural grated soap, 1 cup of Borax and 1 cup of washing soda (the last you can find in the laundry section of the grocery store). Mix together and place in an airtight container.
*** GIVEAWAY ***

I'm giving away 1 free residential Green McClean cleaning. ($134; how exciting is that?!)

To enter, you must:
  • live in Los Angeles the West L.A. area. (Call Green McClean at 888-506-5008 to check if they can service your area);
  • leave a comment below, saying what Green McClean cleaning tip(s) you plan on using to help create a greener home and environment; and
  • share your Green McClean tip on Facebook using @greenmcclean
  • As a bonus, you can share the tip on Twitter using @greenmcclean and @la_story
Good luck, and I'll announce the winner on this post on Friday, May 25!


bernbabybern said...

I will DEFINITELY use those lemons as stain removers since I get kid food stains all over my clothes taking care of 2 kids!

bernbabybern said...

Shared green McLean tip on FB!

bernbabybern said...

Shared on twitter!!!

Sarah R. said...

I will definitely try the trick for removing crayon marks with a hair dryer...and castile soap is always a good cleaner.

Sarah R. said...

Shared my tip on FB.

Sarah R. said...

Shared on Twitter, too!

kolpin said...

i could definitely see myself using lavender...i love the smell!

kolpin said...

i shared a tip on twitter

kolpin said...

i shared on facebook


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