Schools out for summer and whether you are in the love it or hate it camp, those with children know it will definitely mean more of one thing, mess! You thought I was going to say noise? Or maybe love? Yes, there will be plenty of that too but the mess is relentless isn’t it? I know there is going to be a trail of destruction working it’s way through the house each day. Not to mention the washing! With all the lovely recent weather I reached the bottom of not one, but three washing baskets. I didn’t have enough room to put all the clean clothes away once I was done however, but it’s the little things! Every year I am surprised at how happy being able to hang a big load of washing up outside makes me. Is that an old thing or a Mum thing?
Recently we have been using Seventh Generation Natural Laundry Detergent. With three kids and a sports loving fiancé (Yes I still love that word) we have been putting it through it’s paces. With it’s natural ingredients I wasn’t sure if it would be up to the challenge post boys playing football. But it has pleasantly surprised me. Not only that but it has been great for mine and Ava’s sensitive skin. I’ve noticed an improvement in the dryness to the tops of her arms since making the switch. So when I was asked if we would like to try more of their products I was probably more keen than I should have been.
Seventh Generation sent me a huge hamper which you can win too but I will come back to that in a bit.
I try and time save with my cleaning as much as possible. Unpacking the dishwasher when the kids have breakfast. Giving the bathroom a quick wipe around when they are playing in the bath. I now feel more confident doing that when they are in the same room as I know I’m not using harsh chemicals around them. The boys love spraying and wiping up the table for some strange reason and the multi purpose spray is completely safe for them to use. We have been teaming it with e-cloths for a much more environmentally friendly approach. The toilet cleaner is also working a treat on the boys stinky toilet without an overpowering bleach smell, which I usually hate. I thought having no fragrance wouldn’t work but somehow it does!
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