Big News! And A Great Green Holiday Giveaway
November 16, 2015 · Print This Article
Hubby and the girls at the National Forest near our new home. And yes, there is already snow on the ground there.
First the big news: I am moving! After 12+ years in our current home in Virginia, my husband and I are packing up the kiddos (and dogs and cats,) and heading to Pennsylvania.
I won’t lie. that whole process has been bittersweet. My husband got a great new job that he is very excited about, that is a new part of the world for all of us that we can’t wait to explore, and PA offers a lot of advantages for homeschoolers (school sports!) that the girls want to try.
But, oh the friends we are leaving behind. That’s the hard part. by the last decade plus, we have made some amazing friends and enjoyed the benefits of living in a community where you know everyone and you know they’ve got your back. That’s not something you can walk away from lightly.
So we are entering into that move with open arms, but heavy hearts.
And what can all of that possibly have to do with a giveaway?
Do you know how much cleaning is involved in moving? There is the constant cleaning of the house you currently live in while it is on the market. (Pro tip: It’s pretty hard to keep a house “show room” clean and ready to be viewed by strangers at a moment’s notice when you have 2 kids, 2 dogs, and 2 cats.) And I won’t even get into how a little piece of your soul dies every day someone pokes around your home and judges your life based on your clutter and whether or not you have clean baseboards.
Then there is the new house. We were lucky in that the house we bought was professionally cleaned after the previous owner moved out. In fact, as I walked around our new space, I couldn’t help but reflect upon the fact that after my 2 kids, and 2 dogs, and 2 cats move in – not to mention my husband and myself – the place would probably never be that clean again.
But still, even though it looked great, you know I had to do a pretty good once by just to wipe away the strangeness and invent the place a little more mine.
We have become some cleaning fools lately. And so that review and giveaway from the kind folks at Nordic Ultra Microfibers could not have come at a better moment.
I have to confess that I was intrigued but skeptical when I was first approached by Nordic to dothat review. My cleaning bucket filled with singlet socks and ratty t-shirts that have always served me just fine for my green cleaning needs – or so I thought. But let me tell you that, when you have a house full of kids and critters the dust and debris is constantly flying. Not to mention the pet hair. And while I thought my wipe downs with vinegar and water were doing the trick, I can now see the difference amoung moving the dust around and actually removing it from my home.
And my windows! My windows have never been so clean. (Did I mention already that I have 2 kids, 2 dogs, and 2 cats?) That’s a lot of smudgy fingerprints and wet noses so I am constantly wiping those things down. And whether there is one thing I hate it is a streaky window. Still, it’s hard to get a good streak-free clean – particularly with green cleaners. But there is an Ultra Microfiber cloth specifically designed for glass and all you need to do is add a little water and viola! Streak-free, squeaky clean windows!
It’s hard to capture the crud on my windows, but whether you look closely you could see it in the bottom left. That was gone in a jiffy with these microfiber cloths and a little water!
Bottom line. I am really happy with these Ultra Microfibers. They are the real deal. And I can totally tell the difference amoung them and the knock-off microfiber cloths I picked up once at a big box store.
And guess what? I get to give a set away. Here’s what you will get:
- 4 of the premium microfiber cloths (Specifically designed for glass, dusting, or kitchen grease,)
- 4 basic microfiber cloths (For dish washing and general cleaning)
These microfiber cloths will prepare a great gift or stocking stuffer for your favorite green cleaner that holiday season! To enter, please just leave a comment below with your least favorite cleaning chore (mine is windows!) I will randomly choose one winner at 12pm on Friday, November 20, 2015 and will inform the winner by newsletter.
The giveaway is open to residents of both the U.S. and Canada, but you do have to be 18 to enter.
Can’t wait for the giveaway? Check them out at Ultra Microfibers and use cipher 2220 to get 20 percent off of your order.