Seventh Generation Giveaway

As a family of five consisting of three children and two rather messy adults, it’s safe to say that our house needs cleaning. A lot. Grubby hands,never ending laundry baskets, sticky fingerprints on the windows and dirty plates piled high by the sink are a daily occurance so when the lovely folk at Seventh Generation offered to send me a hamper full of cleaning goodies, I’m not going to lie I was over the moon.

The big selling point of Seventh Generation is their ethos. Did you know that retailers by law don’t have t disclose what is in cleaning products? Seventh Generation are an American based company who use all natural products meaning that their products are plant based, so are super gentle on the skin. This  is music to my ears as my girls both have quite sensitive skin that can flare up unexpectedly, so I was really excited to test out their range of products which are available to buy in Tesco.

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We refurbished our bathroom at the end of March and replaced everything. It is still my absolute pride and joy but I struggle to find cleaners that are gentle enough for the marble. I tried out the all purpose cleaner as it doesn’t contain bleach. I tested a small area just underneath the bath as recommended and I am thrilled to say there was no corrosion so I have finally found a spray to help me clean the bathroom and make sure it remains spotless.

seventh generationI was drawn to the natural laundry detergent which comes in a cardboard outer packaging. If you know me, or ever speak to my husband he can vouch for what a recycling fiend I am so it pleases me greatly that I can also recycle the packaging after use. The laundry detergent is designed for sensitive skin; despite this I am always sceptical when trying new washing detergents due to the girls skin but I am pleased to report after putting it through its paces for over a week, there have been no changes to their skin so I will be continuing to use it. It is also fragrance, dye and artificial brightener free. All of the ingredients are listed on the back of all the products so you know just what you are using in and around the home. We are lucky that we don’t have any respiratory illnesses but it’s reassuring to know that I’m not spraying any harsh chemicals around the house that my children are breathing in.

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I absolutely loved our hamper and have really enjoyed testing the products. Not only can you get £3 off at Tesco with this voucher code, but I am giving away a hamper full of Seventh Generation goodies to one very lucky Twinderelmo reader. All you need to do is complete the RaffleCopter below. Open to UK residents aged 18+ only. Prizes will be sent directly from Seventh Generation. Ends midnight 9/7/17. Winner will be selected at random via RaffleCopter and their details displayed on the widget. No correspondence will be entered into. Good luck.
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Disclosure – this is a collaborative post with Seventh Generation. We were sent the products photographed for the purpose of this review. All words, opinions and images are my own

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  1. Tracy Nixon
    15th June 2017 / 7:11 am

    Attach fold back clips to your desk to organise cables!

  2. stuart hargreaves
    15th June 2017 / 7:38 am

    buy in bulk all the heavy shopping ie washing powder, soaps shampoos etc

  3. christine shelley
    15th June 2017 / 8:45 am

    Tidy round before you go to bed, then its not so depressing in the morning

  4. Tracey Peach
    15th June 2017 / 8:58 am

    Get someone else to do it! 🙂 x

  5. barbara daniels
    15th June 2017 / 9:05 am

    I have laundry baskets for each of my children by the ironing board, They all go in there straight away and each child had to take their box up to their room, it works a treat

  6. laura stewart
    15th June 2017 / 11:17 am

    go through cash back sites x

  7. Harline parkin
    15th June 2017 / 11:42 am

    To save the bottom of the oven getting dirty I layer it with foil

  8. Karen Barrett
    15th June 2017 / 12:11 pm

    Divvy up the household chores between every member of the family

  9. iain maciver
    15th June 2017 / 12:13 pm

    keep on top of it

  10. Katie Skeoch
    15th June 2017 / 1:13 pm

    I listen to an audio book while cleaning, it makes chores much easier!

  11. Ritchie
    15th June 2017 / 1:32 pm

    Cut up old t-shirts to use as cloths.

  12. Sue McCarthy
    15th June 2017 / 3:38 pm

    Don’t think I have any tips to make housework easier; it is what it is!

  13. Solange
    15th June 2017 / 3:43 pm

    Use washing powder as a general cleaner. It really cuts through dirt, grime and grease, very good on shower trays, baths and sinks…put some down the loo and watch the stains disappear, no need for other high priced cleaners.

  14. Annabel Greaves
    15th June 2017 / 3:55 pm

    Concentrate on a room a day to not get too overwhelmed

  15. Susan Smith
    15th June 2017 / 4:55 pm

    Have my music on, gets me going dancing around with the hoover and duster, but tend to keep up with things, so when i do the household chores, it doesnt take long

  16. Andrea Fletcher
    15th June 2017 / 5:48 pm

    Get everyone one involved, even small children can help with jobs.

  17. Michelle smith
    15th June 2017 / 9:02 pm

    Get hubby to help out

  18. cheryl hadfield
    15th June 2017 / 9:24 pm

    get all the family involved

  19. Vicki D
    15th June 2017 / 9:32 pm

    Baby wipes are great for cleaning surfaces, especially when the kids draw on things with crayons or markers lol.

  20. Carole E
    15th June 2017 / 10:03 pm

    Put things straight away after using them

  21. Margaret gallagher
    16th June 2017 / 5:57 am

    Put scented laundry granules in your Hoover –

  22. Fiona King
    16th June 2017 / 6:56 am

    Do 10 minutes each morning of chores before going to work so that it doesn’t all pile up for the weekend

  23. 16th June 2017 / 7:44 am

    Clean your keyboard by sliding the sticky edge of a post it note along the gaps between the keys.

  24. Jo Carroll
    16th June 2017 / 1:04 pm

    It’s one I learnt early….always put your small washing items like socks in a net bag to keep them all together so it’s easier to find them all and put them back together after taking them out of the machine.

  25. Sheena Batey
    16th June 2017 / 1:17 pm

    Keep all delicate items in a net bag in the wash for protection.

  26. Sarah Cooper
    16th June 2017 / 1:38 pm

    Wipe things over with baby oil to get stainless steel to gleam.

  27. Leila Benhamida
    16th June 2017 / 7:32 pm

    Use a broom cover with a towel for the dust and spider Web on the walls and ceilings

  28. Angela Boucher
    17th June 2017 / 7:48 am

    I always clean the house thoroughly before going on holiday so that when I get home there’s nothing to do.

  29. Lorna Ledger
    17th June 2017 / 9:59 pm

    I never hoover the stairs, it’s too heavy and cumbersome! I just use a dustpan brush and brush it down, no one has ever noticed x

  30. kRIS
    19th June 2017 / 12:07 pm

    buy in bulk, its cheaper

  31. amy bondoc
    20th June 2017 / 9:40 am

    baking powder made to a paste cleans the oven without scrubbing so mucuh

  32. Lorraine Kirk
    20th June 2017 / 10:22 am

    Use bright insulation tape to label all your cables and appliances. Use pegs to store and hang up your USB etc cables.

  33. Kelly Ellen Hirst
    20th June 2017 / 6:53 pm

    Use baby wipes to clean skirting and door frames

  34. Stevie
    20th June 2017 / 7:10 pm

    I like to slice bread upside down.

  35. Sarah Carter
    21st June 2017 / 8:48 am

    Use white vinegar for stubborn marks

  36. 21st June 2017 / 6:40 pm

    Have a good sprint for an hour, then that will do!!

  37. Jodie A Green
    23rd June 2017 / 1:33 am

    no hacks, just a good routine and getting the kids to do their bit

  38. Jayne Townson
    24th June 2017 / 9:01 am

    Get the kids to help clean up too.

  39. Hali Kinson
    25th June 2017 / 6:59 am

    Working and tydying one room a day

  40. Rich Tyler
    26th June 2017 / 2:11 pm

    Music to keep you going!

  41. Lisa Wilkinson
    26th June 2017 / 8:58 pm

    To clean the microwave I put a bowl of water with a squeeze of washing up liquid in and heat it up for a couple of minutes. It get’s rid of any stubborn stains

  42. Pam Francis Gregory
    28th June 2017 / 5:14 pm

    When painting leave out half an onion to get rid of smell quickly

  43. Jacqueline Chapman
    28th June 2017 / 10:11 pm

    Put a foil lined tray in the bottom of the oven. Makes cleaning much easier!

  44. Jade Hewlett
    30th June 2017 / 7:40 am

    Use wipes for a quick clean and try to keep on top of it

  45. Kim Neville
    1st July 2017 / 1:01 pm

    Soak oven grills in the bath with washing powder overnight to get them clean and shiny the next day

  46. Victoria Hall
    1st July 2017 / 1:37 pm

    Get the children to help from an early age, we put music on loud and try to make cleaning fun!

  47. EJ Dunn
    1st July 2017 / 4:40 pm

    Use tin foil on trays to save on washing up

  48. michelle
    2nd July 2017 / 2:25 am

    Get the hubby and kids involved so its done quicker and also have fun when doing it.

  49. 5th July 2017 / 12:26 pm

    Vinegar – useful for many jobs, especially for bringing a shine to wooden surfaces.

  50. Tracey Belcher
    5th July 2017 / 4:49 pm

    Tumble Dryer sheets make great polishers on stainless

  51. Sheri Darby
    5th July 2017 / 7:13 pm

    Get everyone to help

  52. lynn neal
    6th July 2017 / 1:25 pm

    If it all seems a bit too much then focus on a small area and looking at that finished and shining bright will encourage you to get the rest done!

  53. Deborah Mackenzie
    6th July 2017 / 2:09 pm

    Clean as you go! If you do that it doesnt build up and you can then allocate different areas to be done regularly like, behind furniture, under beds and cupboards.

  54. Hazel Christopher
    6th July 2017 / 8:07 pm

    Give the kids chores to earn screen time. Make their own bed = 20 mins, tidy their room = 20 mins and so on. KIds love screen time so with two of them you might never have to lift a finger again! 😉

  55. carol boffey
    7th July 2017 / 7:56 am

    get everyone involved

    7th July 2017 / 11:45 am

    Live on your own, save on energy bills as well

  57. Alison Johnson
    7th July 2017 / 9:16 pm

    I have to admit I’m a spoilt wife as my Hubby does all the cleaning, so I don’t have any hacks. He loves to try new cleaning products though 🙂

  58. Heather Haigh
    8th July 2017 / 4:03 am

    Get everyone to help out just a little, it alll helps.

  59. Lynsey Buchanan
    8th July 2017 / 7:14 am

    A Steam Mop with detachable head is great for doing a deep clean with minimal effort.

  60. Jenny Jones
    8th July 2017 / 2:10 pm

    has to be babywipes, I use them for most things from polishing, cleaning (with some cleaning spray), removing makeup

  61. carole nott
    8th July 2017 / 4:37 pm

    shop around for best bargains

  62. frances hopkins
    8th July 2017 / 6:55 pm

    I wish I had one, I would say get the kids to help – has been worked for me

  63. donna l jones
    8th July 2017 / 8:24 pm

    Use white vinegar for stubborn marks

  64. 9th July 2017 / 7:15 am

    Bicarb of soda in a bowl in the fridge absorbs the smell from strong foods

  65. Allan Wilson
    9th July 2017 / 7:24 am

    Wipe up after every use on surfaces.

  66. Diana
    9th July 2017 / 7:26 am

    Tidy as you go.

  67. Faye Reed
    9th July 2017 / 8:39 am

    Rub the whole of the toilet over with toilet paper, then go over it with a anti bacterial wipe, pour bleach down the bowl and voila! Spotless in 2 minutes.
    Also declutter once every couple of months. It’s easier to clean and tidy when there’s not as much crap about.

  68. Cathryn Crawshaw
    9th July 2017 / 9:27 am

    little and often

  69. Donna W
    9th July 2017 / 12:23 pm

    We just finally bought a dishwasher and it’s one of the best things we ever bought. Besides making life so much easier with a baby and a toddler, it only uses 6 litres of water per cycle which is considerably less than I was using washing up under a running tap!

  70. Kelly Knowles
    9th July 2017 / 3:14 pm

    Vinegar, we always have a bottle in for general cleaning sterilising and making things sparkle!

  71. Natalie Crossan
    9th July 2017 / 3:55 pm

    Get all the family to muck in – everyone makes mess – everyone should clean it up!

  72. Melanie Burton
    9th July 2017 / 5:36 pm

    Put full fat coke down the toilet and it will clean it for you

  73. Hazel Rush
    9th July 2017 / 8:06 pm

    Have cupboards and draws for storage instead of shelves to save on time dusting!

  74. Tee simpson
    9th July 2017 / 9:42 pm

    Use baby wipes for.quick wipe downs

  75. George Wright
    9th July 2017 / 10:25 pm

    Don’t try and wash cuddly toys, put them in the freezer for the day or over night which ever is easier & it will kill bugs although if they’re really mucky you’ll have to & then I suggest doing them all at once and having a washing line of cute things hung up by their ears! 😉