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Review of Sun and Earth Cleaning Products

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Well, well, well.. time for another cleaning product review (yeah!) I really do love my products, and when I can find one that not only works really well, but smells fantastic, too -- I get super excited! When I was approached to review the entire line of Sun and Earth products, I had never heard of them! The packaging was very different-looking, and I didn't recognize it from anywhere. I'm glad I got a chance to try it, however.

Here's why:

1. The smell... oh, dreamy. They are the most refreshingly terrific odor of orange oil and orange zest. You use any of the products, and it really smells like you have an instantly clean house -- even if you haven't finished yet. It's not a chemical smell, at all. But lovely :)

2. The goodness. These products shine as safe alternatives to products that contain petroleum, chlorine, phosphates, dyes, and perfumes. Not only will you find none of that stuff in here, you'll also be happy to hear that they are made from plant, fruit, and vegetable oils. They are non-toxic!

How did they compare to other cleaners in the "cleaning" category? Awesomely. I didn't notice any problems, except that I had to dial down how much I used (the laundry detergent, specifically). They are concentrated, and you don't need as much as you think!

I had the chance to try the hand wash, laundry liquid detergent, fabric softener sheets, fabric softener liquid, counter top spray, glass cleaner, laundry stain stick, dish detergent packets, and the dish liquid (which is my favorite of all the products.) Do you want a chance, too?

We are giving away one complete set of everything I tested, plus a nifty branded reusable tote bag (perfect for groceries.) The total value of the prize is $52.00! That's everything you need to get cleaning right away!

Wanna win? Just leave a comment on this post with your favorite cleaning tip. It can be anything. You can enter every day (each subsequent entry after the first unique entry can just be a comment saying "Today's Entry"), and you have until July 24th, 2009 at 11:59 pm CST to get your entries in!

Giveaways are subject to complete site rules. (Be sure to give us a way to reach you if you win, and remember that we will never use your email or contact info for anything other than to send your prize.) Good luck, and be sure to check out all of our other giveways!


Learn more about Sun and Earth at their website (www.sunandearth.com)

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447 comments

  1. I always always always di a quick tidying up at night, no matter how tired I am. It makes my mornings much more pleasant, I can sit and have tea and not run around picking up.

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  2. you can use windshield wiper fluid on dirty glass in a pinch. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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  3. wash your sponges in your dishawasher to keep em clean.

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  4. go buy a carry cart that all cleaners and gloves and papertowel go in it and you can carry it around- so much time is wasted buy going and getting oops I need this and gettign distracted

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  5. This is a cleaning tip my MOM taught me!
    Mix a TBS of vinegar in a spray bottle of water.. use this to clean mirrors and Windows! And to wipe Dry? Use Newspaper!!! There is something in the ink that makes Mirror sparkle and leaves 'em streak free! And Boy is this cheap and good for the environment!!!

    Thanks so much for the chance to win!!!!

    Leslie
    LeslieVeg@msn.com
    http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

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  6. I've found the best tip, which I wished I followed myself, is to wipe down the bathroom surface everyday. The minute it takes prevents long bouts of scrubbing later.

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  7. I remove everything from the room before cleaning. I then dust and replace the items!

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  8. I carry baby wipes in my car for any cleaning emergency.. they even clean mirrors!

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  9. Put water and a small squirt of dish liquid in a bowl (not full) and microwave it. Let it boil and steam for a few minutes. Remove it and wipe the inside of your microwave clean.

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  10. After sweeping dirt into a pile, use a wet paper towel to pick it up rather than a dustpan. It will get all the fine dirt that you can't get into the dustpan.
    traymona[at]aol.com

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  11. Use alcohol and a lint free cloth to get windows clean

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  12. My favorite tip is wipe the stove down daily, it gets so greasy from cooking

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  13. vinegar and water is my favorite cleaning tip.

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  14. I also learned to use vinegar on windows and mirrors.

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  15. My cleaning tip is that you should use these natural/organic products as much as possible, intead of the products that are full of chemicals that are bad for the environment.

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  16. Use an old tissue box to keep all your plastic bags in.

    teenytig@sbcglobal.net

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  17. Cleaning Tip:
    Use Lemon in your garbage disposal.
    Helps clean and get rid of any bad odors.

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  18. My favorite tip for cleaning is to do a little bit every day. It is much easier to complete a short project than to wait until you have to do a huge cleanup.

    clynsg at yahoo.com

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  19. Today's Entry Thursday July 9th
    Leslie
    LeslieVeg@msn.com
    http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

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  20. Teach the kids when they are young- even though it takes longer when they *help* you, it builds valuable skills that last a lifetime.

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  21. My tip is to make a paste with baking soda and water to scour sinks. No cleanser needed. Its safe and really works!

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  22. Put stuff away when you're done with it. My mom taught me that-Mom did it-I don't, for the most part. Oh well!

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  23. Not really a "cleaning" tip, but a yucky chore tip: do something in the kitchen you hate to do (unload the dishwasher, clean the sink...)
    while you are waiting on the microwave or toaster. It's kind of amazing how much you can get done in two minutes!

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  24. I am always looking for green alternatives.

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  25. I got my best cleaning tip from my husband. I was feeling overwhelmed because I needed the house to be extra clean for the company that was coming, and I didn't think that I could get it all done. He told me to just do one room a day, but to do it thoroughly. Well, it worked, and that is still how I clean my house to this day.
    Alicia Webster
    5webs@comcast.net

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  26. bleach is great for toilet bowl

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  27. Id love to try these earth friendly products!


    frogz60@hotmail.com

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  28. I always try to pick up a couple things every day. That way my house eventually will resemble clean!

    whitng10@yahoo.com

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  29. My cleaning tip is to keep plenty of paper towels in hand. I am always using them for something.

    dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

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  30. to clean the microwave, or at least make it easier to clean, put a damp washcloth in the microwave and cook it for a minute. That will help loosen things stuck to the microwave, and you should be able to easily wipe the messes up.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    email in blogger profile.

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  31. Grapefruit seed extract in water makes a natural disinfectant.

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  32. It helps if you do one thing to make a room better every time you leave it. Little things add up.

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  33. My Mom taught me to use good old vinegar, water and a pinch of baking soda as a all purpose cleaner. Works great!! Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

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  34. My tip would be when cleaning, especially dusting, start at the top and dust downward as dust falls,- start high, end low.

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  35. I wipe down my shower while I'm showering. That way, when I do my more thorough cleaning, it isn't so bad.

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  36. When I eat out at a fast food, I save the napkins and use them to clean at home!

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  37. We squeegee down the shower door after every shower and it really cuts down on all the soap scum and water spots.

    fooks213@yahoo.com

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  38. Take care of stains ASAP before they set.

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  39. I give my kids baby wipes and they clean everything from the floor to the walls to the dog! Keeps them busy and actually gets a little cleaning done too!
    katiekarr at gmail dot com

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  40. For cleaning textured walls use nylon socks instead of a sponge or cloth to avoid leaving material chunks behind.

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  41. I add a little bleach to my dishwater to help kill germs and bacteria on dishes.


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  42. I use Simple Green in a spray bottle on EVERYTHING and it is so simple and fresh.

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  43. If you wipe stuff down at least every other day, it makes those big cleaning days much easier

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  44. Today's entry.

    Winterbreeze85@yahoo.com

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  45. Today's Entry Friday July 10th
    Leslie
    LeslieVeg@msn.com
    http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

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  46. Every day after you take your shower, use your towel to wipe out the sink. Keeps it looking clean all the time!

    sphinxcw at aol dot com

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  47. Microfiber cloths make the greatest window cleaners. Plus you can wash and reuse them, so they are a green choice.

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  48. Mayonnaise on house plant leaves - makes them shiny and its organic

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  49. friday entry ! vanitizebaby@yahoo.com

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  50. My favorite cleaning tip is to use goo gone to get spots off of carpet.

    brandon_ralston@hotmail.com

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  51. Use alcohol and a lint free cloth to get windows clean

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  52. i just try to do a little at a time, if i try to tackle it all at once it won't get done

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  53. Get the family into a routine. For example, everyone makes their bed before breakfast, everyone wipes down the sink and vanity when they're done getting ready in the morning, everyone picks up their clean laundry in the laundry room and puts it away before dinner, everyone puts toys away before dinner, everyone carries their dishes to the kitchen and puts them in the dishwasher (as age appropriate). You'd be amazed at how much easier housework is if everyone cleans up their own mess. asthenight at gmail dot com

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  54. Today's entry!

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  55. Today's Entry
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  56. My favorite tip is to tackle a big job through small steps. Cleaning the garage is overwhelming, but organizing one shelf a day is doable.

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  57. I have found that one part white vinegar mixed with two parts water cleans and disinfects just about ANYTHING.
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  58. Wash faucet handles to keep the nasties away...

    oldnehamkin at yahoo dot com

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  59. vinegar and water clean windows great

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  60. Friday entry!
    katiekarr at gmail dot com

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  61. I live in a split level house. When stuff needs to go to a different floor, I leave it by the stairs so that the next time I'm going in that direction, I automatically pick it up and bring it with me. It's a lot easier than waiting and carrying up armfuls of stuff when I can't stand the mess anymore

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  62. Try to pick up things each day so it won't get overwhelming. Thank you!

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  63. My favorite cleaning tip would have to be delegate. We live in a rather large household, lots of little ones and I give each person little chores to do throughout the day.
    I can't wait to enter.
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  64. newspapers and vinager water on windows

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  65. Today's Entry

    email in blogger profile.

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  66. My 07/10 entry :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  67. Lemon and baking soda can be used for more than cooking! Use them as an eco conscious way to clean.

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  68. try to tackle one task every night. be it washing one load of clothes, vacumming etc. but on those nights where you are to tired to do anything just take 15 minutes to do something and it will be much easier

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  70. Use baking soda and vinegar to freshen drains!

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  71. To stay on top of things, I clean one room a day, then take a week off.

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  72. I use white vinegar to clean most everything. It works really well on mirrors and lanolium. Also, if you put a cup of water with a couple drops of lemon juice in the microwave on high for 5 mins and let it sit for another 5 mins without opening the door, the stains will wipe right off and the microwave will smell freash and lemony! That is my fav. cleaning trick. Great tips girls!

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  73. Entry dejure

    oldnehamkin at yahoo dot com

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  74. Today's entry

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  75. Saturday's entry!
    katiekarr at gmail dot com

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  76. Today's Entry Saturday July 11th

    Leslie
    LeslieVeg@msn.com
    http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

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  77. I like adding lemon to a mixture of baking soda and water for scrubbing the bathtubs

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  78. Put water and a small squirt of dish liquid in a bowl (not full) and microwave it. Let it boil and steam for a few minutes. Remove it and wipe the inside of your microwave clean.

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  79. Today's Entry!
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  80. a little vingear & water goes a long way...
    timgus at cox dot net

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  81. If you brush your pets daily, you will have a lot less pet hair mess to deal with.

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  82. today's entry!

    vanitizebaby@yahoo.com

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  83. I just discovered the automatic shower cleaner. So much easier than scrubbing every week!

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

    bloggyig at gmail dot com

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  84. Today's Entry!
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  85. my tip is to when cooking clean has you go con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

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  86. My cleaning tip is to grab that wet towel or washcloth and wipe down the washing machine before you throw it inside to wash it; it's a lot easier to clean up that laundry and fabric softener goop when it's fresh.

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  87. Entry for today.

    oldnehamkin at yahoo dot com

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  88. Today's entry... :)

    Winterbreeze85@yahoo.com

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  89. Today's Entry Sunday July 12

    Leslie
    LeslieVeg@msn.com
    http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

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  90. entry for today
    timgus at cox dot net

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  91. Todays Entry
    dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

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  92. Use Efferdent to clean your Washing Machine

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  93. Sunday's entry.
    katiekarr at gmail dot com

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  94. do a little something everyday, even if you only devote 30 minutes to cleaning everyday it's better than hours and hours once a week!

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  95. today's entry.

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

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  96. To help motivate my sons to pick up their room we always set a timer and they have fun racing to beat the timer by picking up their toys before it goes off.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

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  97. For everyday dusting, all you need is a microfiber cloth. No sprays/cleaners needed. The microfiber cloths are great!

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  98. 7/12 Today's Entry

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  99. Today's Entry...Sunday 7/12
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    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  100. Today's Entry.
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  101. I've found the best tip, which I wished I followed myself, is to wipe down the bathroom surface everyday. The minute it takes prevents long bouts of scrubbing later.

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  102. Entry dejure...

    oldnehamkin at yahoo dot com

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  103. Today's entry

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  104. Monday's entry!
    katiekarr at gmail dot com

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  105. Today's Entry Monday July 13th
    Leslie
    LeslieVeg@msn.com
    http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

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  106. Today's Entry
    dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

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  107. entry for today
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  108. vinegar fixes everything...
    and clean it up right away rather than waiting til later : )

    elkesten at yahoo dot com

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  109. Really clean well one room a day and pick up in between every day. Thank you!

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  110. organic white vinegar works really well to clean laundry!

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  111. White vinegar is great for rinsing laundry because it kills fungus, and in the summer it is very important with all those "sweaty" clothes.
    Genevieve

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  112. Do a little quick clean up every morning so the big cleaning wont
    Thank you for the chance
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

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  113. I bought one of those microfiber cloths at Target for dusting, and it works beautifully. I used to have a duster but no more, this is easy and afterwards I just throw it in the laundry. Thanks for the giveaway!

    luckymegs1981 AT yahoo DOT com

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  114. Daily entry. Thanks!
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  115. Today's Entry

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  116. Mr Clean Magic Eraser actually gets the water spots and the soap scum off my glass shower doors unlike all the other dozens of cleaning products I have used.
    salad.days@hotmail.com

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  117. Today's entry. Thanks! asthenight at gmail dot com

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  118. I remove everything from the room before cleaning. I then dust and replace the items!

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  119. Today's entry.

    oldnehamkin at yahoo dot com

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  120. Today's entry... ;-D

    Winterbreeze85@yahoo.com

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  121. Tuesday's entry!
    katiekarr at gmail dot com

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  122. Today's Entry Tuesday July 14
    Leslie
    LeslieVeg@msn.com
    http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

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  123. today's entry
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  124. tuesday entry!!

    vanitizebaby@yahoo.com

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  125. Pick up, put things away and get rid of what you don't want every day. Thank you!

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  126. Daily entry! Thanks
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  127. my favorite tip is to always clean myself before i start cleaning the apartment. I know your thinking why get all clean when your going to get all sweaty cleaning? I though tthe same thing but i find that if i shower first it gets me motivated. As im drying off i do a quick cleaning of the bathroom then i move into the bedroom and usually start by sorting dirty laundry and throwing in a load. Then I just go room by room. Starting with the small stuff ( me and then the bathroom) makes me feel somewhat acoomplished and ready to move on to clean the next room!

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  128. http://twitter.com/dwalline/statuses/2635111203

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  129. My entry for Tuesday. Thanks!

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  130. Today's Entry...Tuesday 7/14
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    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  131. Today's Entry
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  132. My favorite cleaning tip is to pick up and put away everything that's out of place before going to bed. It only takes a few minutes, but makes me feel so good in the morning to wake up to a neat, organized home!
    hi_joan_elliott(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  133. Wash faucet handles to keep the nasties away...

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  134. Today's entry!

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  135. Wednesday's entry!
    katiekarr at gmail dot com

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  136. today's entry
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  137. http://twitter.com/dwalline/statuses/2652350651

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  140. Today's Entry Wed July 15
    Leslie
    LeslieVeg@msn.com
    http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

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  141. Todays Entry!
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  142. Daily entry for Wednesday. Thanks!
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

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  143. Entry dejure...

    oldnehamkin at yahoo dot com

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  144. use newspaper with window cleaner instead of papar towels.

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  145. using air freshener to wash mirrors in the house is fantastic! Also if you spray perfume on a lightbulb, everytime you turn on the light, a light smell comes into the room

    Amber
    Crystalclearbc@aol.com

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  146. Unscented baby wipes are great for dusting the TV, the stereo, etc.

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  147. Today's entry!

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  148. Use microfiber cloths for dusting, they work better than anything else! Thanks for the giveaway!

    luckymegs1981 AT yahoo DOT com

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  149. Today's Entry...Wednesday 7/15
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    vanitizebaby@yahoo.com

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  152. Thursday's entry!
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  153. Today's Entry Thursday July 16th
    Leslie
    LeslieVeg@msn.com
    http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

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  156. Today's Entry...Thursday 7/16
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