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Lysol LogoNo one likes the word.  In fact every time you hear them, I bet you crinkle your nose at the thought of them.  ALLERGIES.  There I said it!  I do not personally suffer from them, however, I grew up with a brother with extreme allergies.  We had to clear the house of as many allergens as possible.  This was obviously an ongoing process as allergens always sneak up on you in the most inconspicuous places of your home.  This can often be overwhelming.  I am excited to announce that my friends at Lysol are here to help.  Lysol Community is now here to provide you with information about allergens and how to allergen-proof your home.  They have also created several instructional videos giving you tips on how to best keep your home allergen free!!  How awesome is that?  Head Lysol® Microbiologist Joe Rubino and nationally-renowned Pediatrician Dr. Laura Jana give us valuable information as they go through each room of the house and discuss ways to Allergy-Proof your home.  You can check out their great information video below which also includes links to videos for allergy-proofing each room of your home.  Definitely check it out! 


Now for the even better part!!  Lysol has agree to give one lucky winner (chosen at random) a prize package valued at $50! 

The prize package will include:

(1) LYSOL® Disinfecting Wipes

(1) LYSOL® Disinfecting Wipes: Dual Action

(2) Allergy Defense Pillow Protector

(1) Dust Pan and Brush

Here's how it works:

1. Check out the Lysol Community, return here and leave an interesting allergens fact in the comments section or one way you will be reducing allergens in your own home.

Additional ways to enter:

2. Tweet or Facebook this contest using @acleanmanor.  And don’t forget to leave a comment below stating you have done so.

3. Become a Facebook Fan of ACleanManor Fan Page. Leave a comment below if you have done so or if you are already. 

4. Become a Facebook Fan of Lysol. Leave a comment if you have done so or if you are already. 

This contest ends Monday, May 2, 2011 at 8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.

Posted by Tami on Apr 20 11 | Comments (10)
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No matter what we do in life.  Whether we work in an office, teach 30 elementary school students, or stay at home with our kids, we set goals for ourselves.  We set our vision, then our goals to help reach that vision, and from there make a list of how to go about accomplishing those goals.  When it comes to A Clean manor, we want to bring you tips that not only help you stay clean and organized on a daily basis, but that also help you reach goals that you haven't reached before.  Accomplishing the smallest goals is often very rewarding and it allows us to reach for bigger and better goals.  We have taken some time to set some realistic goals for ourselves over the past few months.  This will only help in bring YOU the best and quickest cleaning and organizing tools we have to offer. 

Shark Vac Then SteamToday, we'll start with a product review.  First of all, I have been eyeing up this product for several years! I just had a feeling that this cleaning product was NOT going to disappoint.  Let me just say that I was correct.  I received the Shark Vac Then Steam as a Christmas gift from none other than my mother!  I'm sure no one is surpised.  Now, I am NOT a person that gets upset at receiving this type of gift as a present. Oh no way. I was extremely excited.  So excited in fact that I will post a picture of myself receiving it.  Do you see the excitement on my face?  The Shark Vac Then Steam is a great tool for cleaning up messy hard surfaced floors.  To begin you can vacuum up the bits and pieces of crumbs that are left on the floor. In my home we own hard wood floors.  I simply plug in the vacuum and suck it all up!  You can then empty the container of dirt right into the trash can.  But, I have to be honest.  The next part is my favorite.  You then attach the steam-cleaning pad and add water.  Simply turn the switch and watch the steam begin to flow out of the Shark!  It's amazing.  I mop my entire floor using my Shark Mop. It steam cleans the floor and I love the job it does!  The pads used to clean the floor can then go into the washing machine to be cleaned! How great is that?  I then unplug, wrap it all up, and the nice and light vacuum is stored right in my laundry room.  Pretty awesome if you ask me.  Now, I will admit the price on the Shark Vac and Steam is a little higher, however, if you are an avid Kohl's shopper like me, you can find it on sale.  In fact, it is on sale right now for 40 dollars off the original price. Plus you can use your Kohl's coupons and get even a better deal!  Wowza. That's all I can say.  I love having my floors clean.  I love not ALWAYS having to get on my hands and knees and still feeling like it does a good job (yes I still do it on my hands and knees every once in a while for that extra shine).  If you have any questions at all feel free to ask and if you own any other Shark products I'd love to hear about them! 

Tami gets her Shark

Posted by Tami on Feb 1 11 | Comments (0)
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Oreck Vacuum

I simply couldn't go without letting you all know about this GREAT giveaway from Domestic Debacle!  Check out this Oreck XL Platinum Pilot Cleaning system!  Just reading about it makes me want to vacuum my floors pronto.  This lightweight 10 lb. vacuum has it all.  Just a FEW perks are its direct suction, awesome attachments, 30 foot cord, dual speed, and TOTAL cleaning system.  It really is amazing so check out the Oreck and this awesome giveaway!!

Posted by Tami on Jun 3 10 | Comments (0)
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May 12, 2010

Who doesn't like to use the latest and greatest cleaning products?  Do they do a good job or are some things just done better the "old fashioned" way? 

Well, a few years ago I bought a Swiffer Wetjet. I thought it would be something that I would really like, but...

 ~First, I want to say that for people who are extremely busy and the only way to clean your floors is by using the Swiffer Wetjet, then better to use it than to have dirty floors!

 ~Second, it also depends on how big of floor space you have in your kitchen or bathrooms.  If the space is small, then the Wet Jet will be more useful.

 ~But, to be honest, I don't really like the Swiffer Wet Jet when I do my weekly scrubbing of the floors. We have a lot of flooring in the kitchen, so the pad that goes on the bottom of the Swiffer gets dirty way too fast, & then I'm just swishing the dirt around on the floor. Also, it does not really get in the corners or even against the woodwork that well. So, a lot of times I have to stop & pick up the dirt with a paper towel. So, I really think its better to do it the old fashioned way and scrub on my hands & knees. I have to be honest here...since it's just my husband and I in the house now, our floors don't get as dirty, so I will scrub one week; & if I'm busy the next week, I'll use the Swiffer AND I do like to use it when I've spilled something or see a dirty spot on the floor, & it's not time for the whole floor to be scrubbed.

 So---I guess all in all the Swiffer Wetjet comes in handy at times when there are spills; but you can call me old fashioned because I still feel the best way to get the floors clean is by getting down on my hands & knees, use a rag and scrub away (of course, I wear knee pads now!).

*written by Kim

Posted by Kim on May 12 10 | Comments (7)

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