Keep Toys Clean Scotch-Brite Botanical Disinfecting Wipes Challenge – $100 Toys R Us Gift Card Giveaway


Christmas is coming and you know what that means as parents – toys! Yes we cleared out the old to make room for a few new toys this year and with three children keeping those toys clean is important. It’s just another way that we all stay happy and healthy and so we clean our toys to keep them clean. As a mom who also cares about our environment I need products that will work with my family. I don’t want harsh disinfectants either. I am already using 3M Scotch-Brite™ Botanical Disinfecting Wipes in our home so I was thrilled when they approached me to receive some to review.

3M Scotch-Brite™ Botanical Disinfecting Wipes kill 99.9% of household germs*and cold & flu viruses leaving surfaces like counters, tables and toys residue-free.  Surprisingly, most disinfecting wipes that are used in homes or schools on any non-porous surface, require rinsing after wiping.  However, the “no-rinse” feature found in the Scotch-Brite™ Botanical Disinfecting Wipes provides a safe and effective way to  clean surfaces and toys alike.


We have an exciting giveaway! $100 Toys “R” Us gift card and samples of 3M Scotch-Brite™ Botanical Disinfecting Wipes

Main Entry: To enter, tell me about your cleaning tips!

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Giveaway ends 1-13-2012

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  1. Brandy Wilmoth says

    My number 1 cleaning tip is to clean the mess as soon as it happens! If you let things sit, it seems to make the mess way harder to clean.

  2. erica says

    I don’t do big cleans where I’m stuck scrubbing for hours, I just “deep” clean once a week

  3. nickie says

    My tip is clean something everyday. If your cleaning often you do not feel overwehelmed.


  4. Stephanie V. says

    I assign tasks to days of the week. Don’t always get it done on that day but the rotation works and everything gets done eventually.

  5. Sandy VanHoey says

    I use disinfecting wipes many times a day. I love them! I love them for the kitchen. I am forever wiping down counters, etc.

  6. Janet W. says

    Every night after dinner, I use an anti bacterial wipe or spray to wipe down the counter tops and kitchen table. That helps keep down on the spread of germs!

  7. Kelly D says

    I like soaking toys in diluted bleach water, or even a white vinegar solution works great for cleaning. The wipes are good for the electronic items, so they don’t get ruined.

  8. Amanda Starr says

    I like using a baking soda paste on just about everything and apple cider vinegar for my floors so it doesn’t bother my pets.

  9. D Schmidt says

    My main tip is tackle a room a day so the task of cleaning is less daunting! I always put things off if I think about cleaning the whole house in one day.

  10. shelly peterson says

    I clean one room at a time, and have the kids help out as much as possible. I love using disinfecting wipes!

  11. Kristen says

    Someone told me a long time ago to use newsprint when washing windows, and it really does help with streaks.

  12. Lara says

    I don’t have much in the way of cleaning tips, but I’ll try:

    Check behind and under everything! You’d be surprised how dirty it gets behind things, especially cabinet handles.

  13. Michele P. says

    I like to use something without a strong chemical smell due to the migraines I get, so vinegar and water solution for a lot of things…

  14. Seyma Shabbir says

    I use bleach/clorox to kill germs, remember to clean the doorknobs and light switches, toilet flushers, etc.

  15. Terri S. says

    My cleaning tip is to use microfiber cloths instead of cotton cloths. I love them! I use them to dust my furniture, venetian blinds, light fixtures, etc.- they grab the dust and hold it instead of pushing it around. Also, I use them with just water to clean mirrors and windows – without cleaners that have chemicals – no streaks, no lint.

  16. Mami2jcn says

    My cleaning tip is to clean a little bit each day so it doesn’t get out of control. If you let things pile up, they can be overwhelming.

  17. Tari Lawson says

    I like to clean my kitchen sink with bleach. I put about 2 inches of hot water in the sink then add about 1/4 cup of bleach and let it sit for about 10 minutes then wipe it all down. Comes out sparkling.

  18. Diane W says

    I don’t worry too much about germ. Just soap and water in the kitchen. Only disinfect if someone has been sick.

  19. Ashley C says

    Use a cup of vinegar in the prewash of a front-loading washer to cut the mold and mildew smell of towels


  20. Christine says

    I save coffee bags to dispose of grease or cooked meat drippings. I have always been told not to put grease down the sink or in the disposal.
    Thanks for the chance!

  21. Jennifer T. says

    I try to get doorknobs, phone handsets, and faucet handles disinfected often.

  22. Jennifer T. says

    I’m a facebook fan of Our Ordinary Life under username Jennie Tilson.

  23. Cynthia R says

    have yearly yard sales and donation drop offs to keep your closets and attic space from being filled with junk

  24. kristin says

    i am a cleaning freak – i start by dusting, then windex and polishes and leave the vacuume for last.

  25. says

    My cleaning tip if your child is around other kids often try to disinfect toys about once a month to keep all the germs at bay. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

  26. Michelle C says

    To make cleaning easier, my kids are required to pick up their stuff before they go to bed. It’s much easier to clean when everything is put away. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  27. Stacy says

    I take about 20 minutes every evening to tidy and clean a room so it’s not a 3 hour job on Saturday!

  28. CherylS22 says

    I keep a container of these in the bathroom to spot clean the toilet seat & sink on a daily basis.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  29. Tara Liebing says

    My best tip is not to do cleaning once a week if you do you will get overwhelmed. Also if possible don’t clean with your kids around or if their like mine you won’t be able to tell you just cleaned. lol

  30. Louis says

    I use my scunci steam cleaner to tackle germs on toys what can’t be washed
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  31. Allyson Tice says

    I always sanitize using lysol spray and I love using my steam mop to clean my floors! baking soda and vinegar are great for sinks and toilets!

  32. joni says

    I do one area of the room from top to bottom so I do get overwhelmed. Then move on to the next.

  33. Stacey B says

    Instead of trying to tackle all the cleaning in one day, I do certain things each day of the week..

  34. Laura Ari says

    I hate to clean, so my only tip is to do a little at a time so there’s never a huge mess to clean up!

  35. Paula Michele Hafner says

    I use Magic Erasers to clean door frames, doors, front of the fridge, etc. They do a great job. I use Clorox wipes on toys, baby gear, and sinks. They clean well and disinfect at the same time.

  36. says

    I keep a container of disinfecting wipes in all the key areas, like bathrooms, kitchen counter, and even in the toy room. That way they’re always close at hand and easy to grab and go!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  37. Kelly Ann T. says

    I use Mr Clean magic erasers to clean my walls. I also add lemon to my garbage disposal to keep it smelling fresh.

  38. Jaclyn Reynolds says

    I need some good tips, I’m not much of a housekeeper. I do enjoy sorting my kids toys and donating what we don’t use often.

  39. Rebecca Orr says

    We keep wipes handy and once a month I put some of the toys that can get wet in a bleach solution in the bathtub to soak.

  40. Shawn says

    I use a little white vinegar in my scrub water when I am cleaning my floors to give them extra shine.


  41. Ashley Hatten says

    Wipe down toys or wash them in warm soapy water to disinfect them!