Guest poster {Becky} from… Organizing Made Fun!

January 23, 2011

I added a new survey on my right column (at the top). Please vote!  I would love to see what kind of involvement we can get to start a new weekly challenge!  I know a lot of you are sad for the challenge to end. Starting a new one will give us all something to blog about every week. We can continue visiting one anothers blogs and keep our organization & cleaning in check! So, please let me know what your thoughts are? 

I’m featuring my friend Becky, from Organizing Made Funtoday.  She emailed me last week to tell me that she loved her Shaklee products so much and wanted to post about them on her blog.  Becky is also an organizing gal… one after my own heart!  She has some AMAZING organizing ideas, so make sure to check out her blog.  

Here is Becky’s post…

My new favorite cleaning product!

 Blogland is all a buzz about Shaklee.  Have you heard of it?  Well, if you haven’t, it’s probably the best stuff ever for cleaning.  You see, here in our household we {meaning my hubby, daughter, and son – I am the only exclusion} have severe allergies.  So, I have been trying for years now to find a way to clean without aggravating their allergies. The problem with most natural, non-toxic products is that they don’t really clean all that well and cost a lot.  But Shaklee is different…I have now used the products for two months and can tell you these REALLY work and they are CHEAP! 

First, I decided to get a Get Clean Kit and loved everything in it!  I saw what the Scour-Off did on some other blogs {Clean Mama and A Bowl Full of Lemons} for ovens and I wanted to try it on my vintage oven – specifically my griddle on top! When we first bought the oven last summer, we had it outside to clean and had to use the Easy-Off heavy duty oven cleaner to get it clean – if you remember we had a grease bucket with about 60 years worth of grease to clean out!  And while it worked very well, the fumes alone about knocked me out and I could not imagine having to do that INSIDE my house!  But, the Scour-Off doesn’t have any fumes!  None…in fact, I could scoop out the paste with my bare hands and it SMELLED nice {not overly smelly for my allergy sufferers} but nice!

As you can see above, the griddle on my oven is icky!  Well, part of it is that it has to be dirty in order to work well and nothing to stick to it while I cook on it {which I use this sucker EVERY day}.  So, I have to give it a good scrubbing once a month.  

Here is proof I used my hands in this sweet, smelling paste!

After a few coats of it and some elbow grease…here is what it looks like now {bear in mind that the dark black area is where the pilot light is on constantly so being 60 years old it will probably never truly go away}:

I also tried some on my tea kettle like I’ve seen elsewhere.  Here is the before {yes, there I am}:

And after {have you ever taken a picture of something shiny?}:

I just cleaned it a few days before with window cleaner, but the Scour Off made the biggest difference and got all that yucky stuff – the grease from the oven stuff.  Then my daughter wrote on her plastic chair with crayon and I tried all kinds of stuff to get it off {No, didn’t take a picture} and it ALL came off with Scour Off.  I’ve also heard good things about it on the shower so I’m headed there next to try it there! It’s my new favorite product! I’ve also heard it can do great stuff on my porcelain sink….oh, so many uses!!

Thank you Becky!  Your post was very inspiring… Makes me want to polish my tea kettle! I just love Shaklee!

If you are interested in Scour off or any other Shaklee products, you can visit my website here.

10 comments on “Guest poster {Becky} from… Organizing Made Fun!

  1. Jess says:

    I will admit, I have been getting a little tired of all the Shaklee talk…until the pictures of Becky’s tea pot!!! I am a HUGE tea drinker, I have 2 teapots. One is always on the stove and it is NASTY!! The goop and grime that gets on the outside of it from cooking around it is very gross. I have never found a product that will cut through all of it. Ms. Toni, I will be ordering me some with my next Thirty-One commission check!!!

    Jess over at

  2. Patty says:

    Wow! That tea kettle looks brand new!

  3. Amanda says:

    These products sound amazing! I just wish I could get them in the UK, none of the eco / healthier brands seem very good, they either don’t clean very well or just so expensive.

  4. Terri says:

    Do they smell lemony?

  5. Toni says:

    Jess, I hope sharing my shaklee products doesnt “put” anyone off. My blog is my only source of Shaklee income… and it puts food on my table. 🙂 I also love to show others how great the products work. I also love to share my organization tips with everyone too! Hopefully there will be a balance within the two. Im working on it. 😉 Thanks for your input. It helps me learn.


  6. Jess says:

    Hugs back at you Toni, the gift of guidance to organization would make me put up with much much more than a few mentions of a product you love and believe in :o) I would never walk away from your little bowl ;o) I want you to see the second half of my comment, your Shaklee site is open in another window so the hubby and I can talk about a full healthy order Friday when pay day rolls around :o)

    I want to offer you some encouragement on what you are doing with your 21 day challenge. I will willingly admit that I am a recovering hoarder. Where my unhealthy attachment to “things” started goes WAY back, but in the last 3 years, since turning 30 I have made an every day effort to let things go. I purge daily, I question why I want to hold on to things now. Your 21 day challenge has helped me conquer several areas that I was terrified to go near. My trash man hates you :OD I have thrown away approximately 50 big bags of trash in the last 21 days!!! This is HUGE for me!! My family thanks you, my kids thank you, I thank you, and most of all my house thanks you! Please keep up the gentle prodding and showing me how easy it can be one drawer, closet, cabinet at a time!!

  7. Becky says:

    Thanks for the feature, my organizing friend, Toni!! I seriously can’t wait to tackle a few more things with the scour paste! It’s actually fun to use {and I really don’t like to clean}!

    Becky B.
    Organizing Made Fun

  8. Toni says:

    Jess, Your message shook me up a bit. I am so humbled to be a part of you getting “better” and letting go of STUFF… simple STUFF! The memories are not in the physical things but only in our hearts. Material things cannot bring us happiness… only those around us can do that. I am so glad you are a part of my challenge. 🙂

    Becky, THANK YOU!!!!! Also, thanks for your sweet email. You are so awesome.

  9. Nuha says:

    Oh my goodness, I need to know more about this stuff!! I was literally scrubbing my pan for 30 minutes today and it still didn’t look great! I am sooo my mothers daughter haha

  10. Caroline says:

    I just really want to give you a big hug, if you don’t mind.


    I found out about your 21 day challenge just this lunchtime, and actually spent most of the afternoon going through from Day 1. Jess was echoing my own thoughts on the Shaklee mentions, but in my case, half of it is jealousy since I can’t seem to get the stuff over here in the UK! Do you know what the ‘active ingredient’ is in the H2? Maybe I can find something equivalent, I hate the extra “clean smell” that so many traditional cleaners add in, it makes my hands smell funny even through gloves! And the smell doesn’t even do anything!

    I spent ages gutting out, cleaning and replacing stuff in our master closet over the weekend (and another weekend a few weeks ago, I’m more a slow but steady gal!) and was feeling utterly worn out and fed up. The pictures you and the other ladies have shared are brilliant, and I know now that even if it takes me a while to get through the stuff (I have baggage also, Jess) I can do it and I will.

    I’ll be back for the Kodak video some other time, I already got through quite enough tissues today. In a good way, getting rid of some internal ‘stuff’ I don’t need. Thank you, all.

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