Green Cleaning and A Mother’s Day Giveaway

Why do you need a maid? If you’re like me, it’s because you live in a small space with small people and you value organization and sanity. This Mother’s Day we’ve got a treat for one lucky reader. Momtrends and Clorox Green Works want to spread the word about how to make your home more eco-friendly and inviting.

This Mother’??s Day, you may be in store for a big bouquet, dinner out or jewelry. But imagine coming home to a clean house again and again’?¦and you didn’??t have to do the dirty work. Heaven. Well, we say you deserve some time away from the vacuum.

CONTEST CLOSED–WINNER Angela Akinniyi

Win it! Green Works®, a line of naturally derived cleaning products from the makers of Clorox, is offering the chance to turn Mother’??s Day into Mother’??s Month with housecleaning services for the month ‘?? a $400 value. You’??ll also receive brand new products, including new Green Works® Oxi Stain Remover and Chlorine-Free Bleach.

Simply watch HGTV’??s hunky handyman Carter Oosterhouse in these Green It Yourself webisodes and post a comment about your favorite webisode OR green tip from the webisodes below.

For extra entries (3 extra entries for a total of 4):

1. Like Momtrends and GreenWorks on Facebook
2. Follow @Momtrends and @GreenWorks on Twitter
3. Tweet this message ‘??Please send in the maid, I’m planning to take the month off thanks to @Greenworks‘?

Contest ends 5/8/11 at midnight EST. Contest open to US residents 18 and over. No purchase necessary. DISCLOSURE: This is a sponsored post.

  • betsy

    Love the tip of formaldhehyde paint especialy in a childs room. Love that plants clean the air inside your house.

  • Julie

    Indoors is usually more polluted than outdoors so clean up the air with plants!

  • Julie

    Follow both on Twitter @bouz76

  • Katie

    I can’t get a plant to live;) but I love/hate the fact that inside is more pollutant!:(

  • Katie

    Like you already:) and like greenworks

  • HappyMomC

    I like the tip on eco-friendly countertops!

  • HappyMomC

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  • MA

    LOve the tip about using plants to clear the air at home!!

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  • MA

    following both on twitter

  • nan

    install cork flooring to reduce allergens and is substainable
    nannypanpan at gmail.com

  • mara

    Indoors is polluted too, so clean up the air with plants!

  • Stefanie

    I love the cork flooring idea! I don’t want carpet or allergens! 🙂

  • LOVE the no VOC whiteboard paint! I knew about chalkboard paint but never thought of turning a wall into a whiteboard.

  • Stefanie

    I follow you both on Twitter as Waxtil.

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  • @SelfishMom likes you both on twitter. 🙂

  • I love the idea of plants to improve air quality. That and the whiteboard paint…we’ve been wanting to do that for the longest time!

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  • V

    I like you both on FB! This would be a treat, I am a single Mom who would love to be able to come home to clean house…one that I didn’t have to clean 🙂

    I work tons of hours and try to balance work and Mommyhood and if I have to sacrifice anything it will be to skip mopping for a day! Thank you so much!

  • Angela

    Thanks for the tip about plants cleaning the air. Now when I’m buying my plants for outside, maybe I’ll look for some for inside too!

  • I had never heard of low VOC whiteboard paint–what a cool idea, plus fewer toxins to breathe in.

  • Following you both on Twitter @katydidandkid

  • Jinny V.

    Love the VOC-free whiteboard paint!

  • Fritter

    My favorite is Reduce Waste With Taste! thanks!

  • Fritter

    I like you both on FB (farrah r) thanks!

  • Fritter

    I’m following you both on twitter (momofthreeunder) thanks!

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  • JD Northwest

    Love the cork board flooring idea.

  • JD Northwest

    I Like Momtrends and GreenWorks on Facebook

  • JD Northwest

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  • JD Northwest
  • A green tip: replace carpet with cork flooring.
    Thanks!

  • Jessica Middlemas

    My favorite tip is the fact that you can add a lot of live plants to your home to clean the air. I never really thought about that. Maybe I should start to do away with the fake ones and get real ones 🙂

  • Jessica Middlemas

    I follow mom trends an green works on Facebook

  • Jessica Middlemas

    http://twitter.com/#!/middlemasmommy/status/66931552956850179 tweeted. gosh how I would love to win this. I am pregnant and have a 3 year old and with a big house, I am feeling overwhelmed with the cleaning. I would love to get a headstart

  • CHRIS M.

    I think its cool that the bamboo flooring keeps away allergies and mold. It is a good thing to have around for our kids and babies especially

  • Charline Williams

    My favorite tip is to make a way a whiteboard with formaldehyde free paint

  • Sadie

    voc’s in the carpet so opt for cork board flooring

  • Charline Williams

    I liked both on facebook

  • Sadie

    Follow @Momtrends and @GreenWorks on Twitter
    @OhioCatfish

  • Charline Williams

    I am following both on facebook as @everywheresafe

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  • Clarissa

    i like the suggestion to use cork flooring. I would love some cork flooring in my home!

  • Clarissa

    like momtrend and greenworks on facebook

  • Clarissa

    like momtrends and greenworks on twitter

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  • Angela Akinniyi

    The webisode about cork flooring was a great idea, since all of my kids suffer from allergies! This is a must for us and i never heard of cork flooring. Neat!

  • ethel

    I like the VOC whiteboard paint idea.

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