A Shaklee visitor today…

January 9, 2011

My friend Sally over at “Are They Twins” is sharing her “Shaklee” experience with us today. She has been one busy mamma. While she is busy cleaning, Im busy planning our upcoming week of the challenge.  I would LOVE to hear some of your input. What would you like to see in the challenge?

How I Get All Shaklee on This Place

First of all, I’d like to say a big jumping, giggling, and clapping “Hiiiiii!” to my new friends from the 21 Day Organization Challenge.  Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I’d be getting my organizational act together this quickly. Normally, it’s something that happens once I just can’t take it anymore and/or I have a week-long vacation in which to purge, clean, shop, and organize.  I joined this challenge after seeing it on my sweet friend Amy’s blog, and I’m so very glad I did.  Seeing your inspiring posts about how you organize your space keeps me motivated and inspired.  Plus, it’s nice to know I’m not alone in the clutter wars. 

As you may already know, I’m a mother of 5 year-old twin girls, wife to a wonderful, incredibly fun man, and a full-time teacher. 

Life at Chez Rawlings is almost always fun, sometimes hectic, usually LOUD, and at times…pretty messy!

It used to take an arsenal of cleaning supplies to keep this place clean and fresh (ish).  At least, I thought it did. 

Then I was introduced to SHAKLEE GET CLEAN!

If you’ve read my posts, you’ve seen me refer to it here andhere.  I’ve been using the BIG DADDY–Basic H2 Concentrate–for just about a year.  This is what my first and only bottle currently looks like:

Hello, my name is Basic H2. I like long walks on the beach and cleaning spilled chalkboard paint off your carpet.

That’s right. That’s all I’ve used, and I’ve used it to clean a TON.  There would be more in the bottle, but I had a little spill awhile back.  Trust me–a “little” spill of this stuff is heartbreaking.  It’s a concentrated bottle of pure power!

You know those hard water mineral deposits that just don’t want to come off your brushed-steel fixtures?

A little spritz of H2 will eat them for breakfast, or in this case, dinner.

Have a rotating microwave dish that makes me you hang myyour head in shame? 

Please hold all “ewwwww”s and “ick”s until the end of the post.


 Sorry.  That was me.

All I did was pop this guy in the sink, give it a few sprays of H2 All-Purpose mixture, scrub it well, and…

Squeaky clean!

So we’ll just go ahead and put that back in the…

Oh, for the love of…  The holidays were rough on all of us. Including the microwave. 

No matter– while you’re all vowing to never eat anything I’ve prepared in my microwave (and/or sneaking guilty looks toward your own microwave), I’ll go ahead and give this a good spritzing.

…and a little rubdown here and there.

Ahhh. MUCH better and it took NO time at all!

My floors also get dull, dingy, and dirty very quickly in this recent wet (read: muddy) weather. 


Sorry.  Me again.

Now, I’ve tried many different commercial floor cleaners on our laminate floors.  Some were okay.  Some were just downright awful. Most would leave a film that would show footprints again right away. 

Now, I just fill my sink with some warmish/hottish water.

Then I add a WEE drop of H2 and when it’s nice and sudsy (because it will be), I put my mop head in and swirl it around in the solution…

I love my mop.  I have a few of these mop heads and wash them in the washing machine on sanitary and they come out fresh and ready to go! 

Now, if you’re thinking, “Eegads!  Don’t use your sink!  Use a bucket! That’s gross!”  Just trust me.  It’ll be okay. Say it with me: “It’ll be okayyyyy.”

Mop. Mop. Swish. Swish. Side-to-side.


And the wonderful thing is–they STAY clean!  No film or residue. 
I usually work my way around my house back towards my kitchen and do that floor last, intermittently rinsing the mop.

Look at all of that grime that is no longer on my floors…

…but is now in. my. sink.  Remember when I told you it would be okay?  It will!

Meet my other good friend, Basic G.  Basic G is Shaklee’s highly-concentrated germicide.  Again, you just mix a wee bit with water and put it in a spray bottle.

I made him a nice label–Not-So-Basic G.  I didn’t want him to have a complex about being “basic.”

I just spray some of this greatness all over my sink surface, let it sit for a few minutes, then rinse it off and wipe the area dry.  Germs? Gone.  So now my sink is sparkly clean to match my floors!

There are many things to love about these wonderful products: they’re multitasking, cost-effective, and powerful.  But what I love most is the peace of mind I get from the fact that I’m using something safe and non-toxicto clean my home. 

Thanks for playing along, and a huge thank you to Toni for the outstanding customer service and hosting thisincredible challenge!

Thank you for indulging me, and I’ll see you all on Day 8!

Wow, what a great post!  Thanks so much Sally.
Go show her some love and visit her blog today!  (Don’t forget to “follow her” blog.

I’ll see you all bright and early tomorrow for some more organizing!

If you want some “cute” Get Clean Shaklee products for your home, you can visit my Shaklee website here or email me for my “specials”.
If you have purchased Shaklee products from me and would like for me to “feature” your blog, just send me an email.

16 comments on “A Shaklee visitor today…

  1. Catherine says:

    I am so tempted by Shaklee. I’ll have to watch for specials. 🙂

    For the challenge, I would love to (or maybe not “love” to, but really need to) organize:

    * my bathroom cabinet (with all the beauty, medicine, etc. goodies)

    * my jewelry

    * toys

    * bookshelves

    * laundry room

    Having a great time so far – – this challenge has done wonders for my attitude and cleaning routine.

    Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend, Toni!


  2. Tonya Kubo says:

    I started using Shaklee about a year ago. My fave product is Scour-Off. Smells like cherries and workers better than Comet or Ajax!

  3. Sally says:

    Thanks so much, Toni. This challenge is keeping me on my toes, and I’m so pleased with my products. Catherine had great suggestions. I wouldn’t mind a playroom/toy-organization challenge. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. 🙂

  4. Toni says:

    Thanks for the input ladies! I will be working on challenges today for you!

  5. I loved this post!! I have been using the small sample I got this week and am sooo pleases with Shaklee! I have to wait for a deal to come through. I am in awe of all the reviews!!

    Toni, Thank you for putting us on an amazing challenge!! I will forever be in your debt!

    Off to do my 2 challenges left from the week….


  6. Amy says:

    Whoo-hoo Sally!!!! Thanks for the shout out! LOVED this post! So happy you are loving Shaklee, too! I found anotehr great use for the Basic H2…I use a tiny bit on laundry stains and it comes right out. I don’t buy the other stain sticks anymore, just a little from my Basic H2 bottle, which has lasted for ages, too! 🙂 Thanks, Toni, for your great blog!!!!

  7. Sally says:

    I find the same thing, Amy. It’s magic on stains. And that caption wasn’t lying, it actually got CHALKBOARD paint out of my carpet! Wowza!!!

  8. CAS says:

    Shaklee? Maybe in the future. I’m thinking about it.
    As for organizing suggestions, I will be working on my closet today and taking pics just in case that happens to be the choice.

  9. Samantha says:

    Why, oh why are you not in the UK?!

    *sobs at the thought of trying to get cleaners through customs*

  10. Toni says:

    I wish we offered Shaklee to UK. I have had several emails from people wanting it from there. 🙁

  11. trifitmom says:

    just discovered shaklee and loving it…loved it so much starting to sell it.

  12. Allison says:

    I love your blog. I am only 26 years old, married 2.5 years to a man that is amazing…but he could care less if the house is messy or whatnot.

    Thus, I haven’t put a lot of effort into “homemaking” but I found your blog randomly while I was blog stalking…hehe

    I figured I can do this challenge as long as she doesn’t make me clean under THAT kitchen sink…aHHHH and in the first week I conquered it!

    Also my washer has been being dumb and I bought the extended warranty when I bought it a few years ago- but I could not find the receipt with the information and Lowes said- “too bad for you”

    Wow this challenge is making me less stressed and is saving me over $400!!!

    Thank you so much!
    Love, Allison

  13. Allison says:

    Also what is your email…so that I can ask about those cleaning products. I am allergic to bleach so I cannot kill those yucky germs…

  14. Toni says:

    Allison, I will help you figure out your first shaklee purchase. Email me at simply-clean@Columbus.rr.com when you get a chance.

  15. Amanda says:

    loved sallys post. looking forward to tomorrrow!!

  16. Val says:

    I have always wanted to use/buy these products!! I love your organization!

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