Beating the Flu and a giveaway!

January 24, 2013

Has your family been sick a lot this year? If there’s one thing I try to avoid every winter it’s the constant string of cold and flu that goes around. We were lucky this year and managed to escape all but the crud and some ear infections right around Christmas, but have otherwise been healthy!

I like to think it’s because of our healthy diet, making sure the girls get plenty of rest, constant hand washing and some common sense. Even with two in Preschool, and being in a state affected severely by the flu, we’ve managed to get around it all!

I was bracing for it to be awful, prepared with lots of medicine, chest rub, and an arsenal of humidifiers that I’m glad to say have been largely unused. I’ve talked before about how I like to make my own cleaners for the house and while they’re amazing, I’m still scared about them actually killing cold and flu germs that can live on surfaces.

So while my vinegar and baking soda can clean just about any mess, I prefer to fight fire with Clorox. We’ve taught the girls to sneeze in their elbows and everyone is using my flannel tissues, which get tossed immediately into the washer and don’t wind up all over the house, or torn into pieces by the baby, like other tissues have in the past.

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Sofie has approached fighting germs like a job! She’s so happy to wash her hands many times a day (though I think she’s playing in the water more than anything!), and has a blast taking Clorox Disinfecting Wipes and cleaning off all door knobs, faucets, the fridge handles, and any other surface we touch with our hands on a regular basis. Several times I’ve caught her going the extra mile and wiping off my cell phone, the remote, my laptop, keys, and her iPod. She loves to help and I love to encourage the elimination of potentially nasty germs!

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We still have several months of cold and flu season left, but I’m confident we can escape it if we keep up with our system. Have you developed a similar system for your family? I like to think the fresh fruits and veggies, and a constant stream of probiotics from daily yogurt, are helping boost their little immune systems.

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So, are you ready for the giveaway? Just leave me a comment and let me know which are your favorite Clorox cleaning products that help keep you and your family healthy for a chance to win a $1000 Visa gift card!

 

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This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

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141 Responses to “Beating the Flu and a giveaway!”

  1. Amber said:

    With 3 girls (ages 5, 3, and 1), we fight off a lot of germs each day! I love clorox clean-up with bleach for a great all around cleaner. And of course those clorox wipes–they are so handy especially for keeping a bathroom clean!

  2. Shannon said:

    My fav is plain ol’ Clorox bleach ( preferably the Linen scented one). It is so versatile! Just the other day I used it to clean a spot on a white shirt, disinfect the stone floor that the puppy peed on (yes, ewww!) and scrub the tea stains out of the iced tea maker. I use it sparingly but a little goes a long way. Sometimes like you implied, sometimes “clean” just isn’t CLEAN until it’s been Cloroxed.

  3. Heather dela Cruz said:

    I LOVE Clorox wipes. I use them for everything; at home, at work, everywhere! My office sees a lot of people coming in and out every day. I love wiping down the door knobs, keyboards and phones and knowing they’re clean and germ-free.

  4. Lynnsie said:

    I’m a teacher and love the Clorox Wipes for home and school!

  5. Amy A said:

    We use the Clorox wipes to wipe down counters, door knobs and baby toys to help keep everybody healthy.

  6. twelve30 said:

    I use the disinfecting wipes all over the house where ever I think germs might be hiding. I also use the toilet bowl cleaner – it does a better job of cleaning than others I have tried. Thanks for the giveaway.
    twelve30{at}gmail{dot}com

  7. angela s said:

    I love the clorox wipes for cleaning surfaces, they are a lifesaver!

  8. Maureen said:

    I am all about the wipes. They are portable and can be kept in all different parts of the house as I have some in the bathrooms, Kitchen and garage.

  9. Cynthia said:

    I love the Clorox Wipes. I use them for everything.

  10. Heather said:

    I love Clorox Wipes! I always have them on hand.

  11. Janet said:

    I love the clorox wipes! They are used on virtually everything and do a great job disinfecting!

  12. Mami2jcn said:

    We use the disinfecting wipes and the toilet bowl cleaner.

  13. Mami2jcn said:

    tweet–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/294509886560157697

  14. Elena said:

    I love the Clorox wipes and use them every day for cleaning around the house

  15. Anna Dykman said:

    Clorox wipes for everything and everywhere!

  16. Tammy said:

    Clorox wipes are the best!

  17. Kim said:

    I use the Clorox wipes and the Anywhere Hard Surface spray.

  18. Emmy Jo said:

    Who wants to win $1,000? #SweepstakesEntry go over to swelikemymom.com and enter to win! Thanks to clorox and sew like my mom.— Emmy Walton (@SockMonkeyMommy) January 24, 2013

    Tweeted

  19. Emmy Jo said:

    Love Clorox Wipes. I can give them to all four kids and have them hit all surfaces. Following behind to make sure to get door knobs and handles get done, but they feel like they are helping and it helps them start good habits.

  20. Erika said:

    We like the bathroom and toilet bowl cleaners, but I’d like to try the wipes too.

    chambanachik at gmail dot com

  21. Nikki said:

    I love the disinfecting wipes. I use them all the time on everything!

  22. Kelly D said:

    I use the Clorox Clean-Up Cleaner with Bleach to clean our counters and tables to keep my family healthy

  23. Kelly D said:

    tweet
    https://twitter.com/kellydsaver/status/294627406877192192

  24. Debra C said:

    Clorox wipes are great for wiping door knobs, phones and remotes.

  25. Tisha B said:

    I love Clorox products, I use the toilet bowl cleaner, the wipes, and of course plain old Clorox bleach in the wash.

  26. Tisha B said:

    I use all of the Clorox products. The toilet cleaner, the wipes, and of course plain old Clorox bleach in the wash.

  27. Kim said:

    I love the wipes!

  28. Kathy said:

    i like the bleach pen. Helps get out wee stains.

  29. Rebecca said:

    I love the Clorox wipes to wipe down everything….:)

  30. Gina said:

    Clorox wipes make for easy disinfecting

  31. Charity said:

    Clorox wipes!

  32. Tammy Mabry said:

    Clorox wipes! Love them and recommend them highly. Keep up the clean living and thanks for the giveaway!
    Tammy

  33. courtney b said:

    i like the toilet and bathroom cleaner to get rid of hard stains and keep my family free of germs!

  34. courtney b said:

    tweet

    https://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/294860239226937344

  35. Violet O. said:

    I love the Clorox wipes! Living with 7 people, you are bound to get sick quite often. I use the wipes to clean doorknobs, keyboards, telephones, and all shared areas of the house. They keep us happy and healthy!

  36. AMY PUGMIRE said:

    We use the Clorox Disinfecting Wipes for EVERYTHING! I don’t know what i would do without them.

  37. AMY PUGMIRE said:

    tweet
    https://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/294940811857121280

  38. Mandy said:

    I always like easy ways to clean and disinfect.

  39. Pam S said:

    I like plain Clorox bleach because it has so many uses – i use it for laundry, cleaning, and for creating art fabrics.

  40. Megan H. said:

    I keep a tub of Clorox wipes handy in my kitchen and bathrooms for quick and easy cleanups. I also love to use the Clorox spray for all my other cleaning chores. We haven’t been hit with the flu at my house either and I think its thanks to eating healthy, lots of vitamin D and C, and keeping our home clean with Clorox!

  41. Tiffany Winner said:

    clorox bleach because it has so many uses

    thismomwins@gmail.com

  42. Tiffany Winner said:

    tweeted https://twitter.com/thismomwins2/status/295217073330720770
    thismomwins@gmail.com

  43. Emily N. said:

    We like the Clorox® Toilet Bowl Cleaner and Clorox Anywhere® Hard Surface™ Daily Sanitizing Spray.

  44. Emily N. said:

    tweet https://twitter.com/prizepuzzle/status/295300295704051712

  45. Lisa Brown said:

    I like and use the Clorox Disinfecting Bathroom Cleaner.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  46. Lisa Brown said:

    2nd entry tweet – https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/295303609485230083
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  47. Molly said:

    I’m pregnant and have two little girls, so we are definitely trying to keep the flu away from our family! Clorox wipes help us to sanitize as much as possible!

  48. Mikea said:

    We have wipes in pretty much every room! Out of reach of the littles of course

  49. linda brooks said:

    The new Clorox Ready-Use Bleach is what I use now.

  50. Amanda Grisham said:

    I like and use the clorox wipes, we keep them in the bathrooms and the kitchen!!

  51. Alycia M said:

    Love Clorox wipes – just used them to disinfect all of my son’s toys earlier today since colds are sweeping through the house right now…

    acartwrightmorell at gmail dot com

  52. Alycia M said:

    Tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/AACMorell/status/295723737695793152

    acartwrightmorell at gmail dot com

  53. Stephanie from CT said:

    The wipes are so handy!

  54. Denise L said:

    Greenworks wipes are our family’s favorite.

  55. Denise L said:

    Tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/dmarie824/status/295920678429945857

  56. jessica w said:

    I like the wipes the best, they are so convenient to use!

  57. jessica w said:

    I tweeted too https://twitter.com/jessrwarfield/status/295936921799102464

  58. Katie E said:

    I love the Clorox wipes in both my classroom and home! They definitely help keep the germs at bay!

  59. Barbara P. said:

    I love the Clorox wipes and use them on everything. I also use plain ole’ Clorox bleach.
    queenbpez (at) comcast (dot) net

  60. Jena Johnson said:

    I have a 7 year old girl, a 2 year old girl, and a 1 year old boy. In our home Clorox wipes are a must! My oldest loves helping me clean up using Clorox wipes. They’re easy for her – grab and go, no measuring, twisting, or harmful sprays that she may inhale or get in her eyes. Not only are they handy for my “big helper” but me too! When one of my babies have made a mess, I can grab a Clorox wipe and be there super quick (which happens a lot around here!).

  61. rachel said:

    I like Clorox toilet bowl cleaner. It gets my toilet clean!

  62. nickie said:

    I love clorox wipes. There handy and great.

    nickieisis3atgmaildotcom

  63. Carolyn G said:

    We always have Clorox WIpes in our house. We even take them to work.

  64. Shannon said:

    The wipes are my favorite, a swipe on toys gives me some peace of mind! Lemon Fresh scent is my favorite.

  65. Shannon said:

    I tweeted!

    https://twitter.com/channynn/status/296374030695542785

  66. Kerry said:

    I love the Clorox Disinfecting Wipes.

  67. Kerry said:

    tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/296435224261300224

  68. Jessie C. said:

    Clorox disinfecting wipes and Clorox bleach are my favorite products to keep the house clean and my family healthy.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  69. Jessie C. said:

    https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/296497467522953216

  70. Livivua Chandler said:

    i like the all purpose spray

  71. Livivua Chandler said:

    https://twitter.com/vivaciousgold/status/296743195365236736
    TWEETED

  72. suburbancorrespondent said:

    I love the wipes – they are so convenient!

    And thank you for the link to the DIY flannel tissues. I sure wish I had seen that a month ago, before we all contracted the head cold from heck. I’ve pinned it, for future reference.

  73. Sonya Morris said:

    My favorite Clorox product is the disinfecting wipes. I use them daily in my kitchen and any other place I feel is germy.

  74. Sonya Morris said:

    I may have left two comments by mistake. My computer froze when I submitted it and I couldn’t tell if it went through. Sorry for any inconvenience.

    Tweet link:
    https://twitter.com/catholicfanatic/status/297204245818662913

  75. AMY PUGMIRE said:

    we use the clorox disinfecting wipes on everything! we love them! help keeps the kids and house clean all the time!

  76. AMY PUGMIRE said:

    tweet
    https://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/297211954454474753

  77. Susan Smith said:

    I love the clorox disinfecting wipe, I use them all over the house doorknobs, my keyboard etc My kids get fingerprints on everything. I love that they clean and disinfect too

  78. Susan Smith said:

    https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/297926905334743040

  79. Bethany A said:

    We clean often with the Clorox wipes. Awesome!

  80. tara pittman said:

    I love the wipes

  81. Kimberlie said:

    I’m a sucker for chlorox cleanup. I can use the wipes but I feel that a good spraydown with the cleanup is often in order when cleaning the bathroom and kitchen.

  82. sy said:

    tweet: https://twitter.com/syytta/status/298318031535353856
    songyueyu at gmail

  83. sy said:

    We love how convenient clorox wipes are, we use it on door knobs, keyboards, mouse, faucets, anything that has lots of hands touching them.
    songyueyu at gmail

  84. Tessa said:

    Clorox wipes are super awesome and I can use them for so many things!o

  85. lala r said:

    https://twitter.com/pinoysugarplum/status/298546034597056513

  86. lala r said:

    love the chlorox wipes for kitchen counters. I am rest assured that my family is safe and free from germs.
    amramazon280 at yahoo dot com

  87. Jill M. said:

    I always like to have Chlorox wipes on hand when someone in my house gets sick. It spreads too fast…but Chlorox helps keep it to the min.

  88. mary matheson said:

    I am a teacher and I use the Clorox wipes all the time. They make my classroom smell great too!

  89. Wild Orchid said:

    I am a huge fan of the Clorox Disinfecting Wipes. I actually just used some this morning.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

  90. Wild Orchid said:

    tweet–https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/299178189241057281

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

  91. Georgia said:

    Love the wipes but I use Everything of theirs.

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

  92. Georgia said:

    Tweeted

    https://twitter.com/gmissycat/status/299305015267442689

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

  93. Linda said:

    My favorite are the clorox wipes! Having them makes it easy for even my boyfriend to clean up a little after himself. ;-)

  94. One Frugal Girl said:

    I like the wipes the best. You can clean up so easily with a few of those in the house.
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

  95. One Frugal Girl said:

    Tweet: https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/299993091388088322
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

  96. Ashley Hatten said:

    I love the Clorox wipes and spray, which are both convenient and great to have on hand! I use them both pretty much on a daily basis to reduce germs! Thanks!
    ashleygatewood1(AT)gmail.com

  97. Ashley Hatten said:

    https://twitter.com/shuggysmommy/status/300048546101608448

  98. Amy Tong said:

    Your girl is adorable and I love your fennel tissue idea. :) My favorite Clorox cleaning products that help keep me and my family healthy is the wipes too. So easy to use.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  99. Amy Tong said:

    tweeted
    https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/300150095343661057

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  100. Jennifer said:

    We love Clorox wipes! I’m able to use them around the house for almost everything and they are especially handy because my 2 year old leaves handprints and spills everywhere. I also like that my 6 year old can pitch in with chores by using the wipes to help clean door knobs, light switches, drawer pulls, and remotes!

  101. Karen said:

    We love Clorox wipes. We use them in the kitchen, bathroom, to clean door handles, and any where else I can find use for them. I love the lavender scented ones!

  102. kathy said:

    clorox bleach and wipes

  103. kim v. said:

    clorox wipes!! and don’t forget to use them in the car too….that steering wheel, door handles and child seat all get germy too!

  104. latanya said:

    I love Clorox disinfecting wipes

  105. latanya said:

    https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/302148880005464065

  106. maria cantu said:

    the disinfecting wipes all the time

  107. Amy Poller said:

    Clorox wipes are super convenient. Love them for bathroom clean-up. But is it ok to use them on granite?

  108. Nicole krapil said:

    I love the wipes! Makes it so easy and fast.

  109. nannypanpan said:

    clorox wipes, clorox bleach use them both and love them

  110. Rebecca Graham said:

    I always have Clorox Disinfecting Wipes on hand.

  111. kate said:

    I love the wipes in the green container! That’s the best smell!

  112. D SCHMIDT said:

    I use the Clorox Clean Up Cleaner in my bathrooms and kitchen and I use the Clorox Wipes everywhere!

  113. D SCHMIDT said:

    Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/mummytotwoboys1/status/304446857860501505

  114. LAMusing said:

    Love the Clorox spray with bleach to keep my kitchen counter grout clean and germ free

  115. LAMusing said:

    https://twitter.com/LAMusing/status/304739397985775616

  116. Allison Downes said:

    my favorite is their disinfecting wipes

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    lola_violets_2010[at]yahoo[dot]com

  117. Allison Downes said:

    Tweeted:

    https://twitter.com/Giveawayhog/status/304770268017094656

    lola_violets_2010[at]yahoo[dot]com

  118. Debra Ford said:

    Their disinfecting wipes keep my house and classroom clean and germ free

  119. Becky Horn said:

    My favorite is the Clorox All purpose I can use on anything.

  120. Becky Horn said:

    tweeted
    https://twitter.com/bdiane35/status/305188129294405633

  121. Lauren @ Hobo Mama said:

    I use the bleach to give my bathtub a deep clean!

  122. Jessica F said:

    I love the Clorox disinfecting wipes! I use them everywhere – in the kitchen, bathroom, gym, etc…

  123. Jessica F said:

    https://twitter.com/jfong1130/status/305786282712387584

  124. Jammie said:

    clorex wipes help keep my family healthy! We use them in the kitchen, the bathroom, and I even have some in the car. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

  125. Jammie said:

    tweetd https://twitter.com/mommysdizzy/status/306463858372005889

  126. Janice Cooper said:

    I love using Clorox clean up for the kitchen and bathroom and Clorox wipes. We even keep Clorox Disinfecting wipes in the car for our hands.

  127. Janice Cooper said:

    Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/disneyfan40/status/306591947106164736

  128. Carmen said:

    I like Clorox bleach, cleaner with bleach and the disinfecting wipes

  129. Whitney said:

    The Clorox Wipes are great for the office too. Especially at this time of the year with so many people getting sick. It spreads so easily!

    whitney.bellows11 at gmail dot com

  130. Whitney said:

    https://twitter.com/electricstar/status/306892244135313408

    Tweet

  131. Debbie B said:

    i use the clorox disinfecting wipes all the time for a quick and convenient way to kill germs.

  132. Debbie B said:

    i tweeted here:

    https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/306936819315011584

  133. anash said:

    I love the Clorox® Clean-Up® Cleaner with Bleach
    Thanks for a super giveaway!

  134. anash said:

    Tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/anashct3/status/307015387688620032
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  135. Betty C said:

    Clorox wipes are the best for quick but thorough clean up and Clorox bleach is my standby for laundry, especially towels.

  136. Betty C said:

    Tweet – https://twitter.com/willitara/status/307052513100693504

  137. ewhatley said:

    My fave is Clorox Cleanup – miracle stuff.

  138. Kristen M said:

    Clorox wipes are a staple in my house!

  139. Julie said:

    At our house we use the Chlorox wipes-keep some in the car too thanks

  140. angie lilly said:

    I really like the Green Works Glass and Surface Cleaner to use year round to combat germs and dirt.

  141. angie lilly said:

    I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/307279458061144064

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