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Review & Giveaway: Win a Bundle of Greener Cleaner products

If you have been following my series of Chinese New Year blog posts, you may have seen that I mentioned Spring cleaning.  We have to clean the house before the New Year to wash away the bad luck and welcome good fortune into our home.  There is one traditional that I still believe in which is we are not suppose to sweep/mop/clean the floor during Chinese New Year day as it will sweep away all the good fortune.  So if you happen to drop/smash something, remember to say  歲歲平安 (Suì suì píng ān) immediately, which means “everlasting peace year after year”.
So this week, I have been busy cleaning inside and outside the house!  I am delighted to receive Greener Cleaner’s range of products to try out.  Greener Cleaner have an innovative patented range of 50% wood pulp and 50% recycled plastic cleaning brooms and brushes.  Sitting alongside the hardware range is an eco-friendly sustainable ingredient based range of cleaning liquids which offer antibacterial properties to kill bad bacteria.
They are highly durable and products are heat resistant up to 120 degrees C.  The range includes: Pot & Pan Brushes, Dish Brushes, Mini Dustpan & Brush, Regular Dustpan & Brush, Window Wiper, Floor Broom, Scrubbing Brush and Dusting Wand.  All the handles and solid parts are made from 100% recycled plastic and wood pulp and perform as well as non-eco versions.  Each of the items come with a hanging hole for easy storage.
I used the window blade to clean my window.  It is very light and easy to use.  I also scrubbed my door frame with the scrubbing brush.  I love the pointed shape bristle which makes it easy to clean corners!  Now my door frame looks very clean!
The dish brush comes with durable brush fibres and is a great way to clean all types of dishes, pans, glass, ceramic and plastics.  The dual use, small precision brush is perfect for tough dirt in hard-to-reach places.  I have not use it on any of my Tefal non-stick coated pots in case it scratches the surface.  So I would suggest use with caution as the bristles are quite hard.
The dustpan and brushes come with soft rubber lips and claw sides to clean the brush and clip together quite easily.
The cleaning liquids are all made in the UK which meet Euro label standards that it penetrates and kills bacteria with the natural antibacterial agents within the formulation.  I had the limescale remover which comes with Off, Jet & Spray positions.  It does what it says on the bottle!  It is so easy to clean it off and all the limescale is gone.  I was not totally like the smell of the solution but it is bearable.
Overall, I am very pleased with their products.  They are eco friendly and well made.  I like the red colour ranges as they were look good with the rest of the kitchen accessories!  Also all the items are reasonably priced and affordable.  If you sign up their loyalty club, you can claim 50 loyalty points to use as discount on future orders.
I am delighted to partner with Greener Cleaner to give one of my followers the chance to win: Pot & Pan Brush, Scrubbing Brush, Window Blade, Limescale Remover, All Purpose Cleaning Liquid, Dustpan & Brush, In & Outdoor Broom and Duster worth £28.92!
Good luck and enter through Rafflecopter!  Check out the rest of my giveaways here!  In the Playroom also host the same competition, do enter them too: http://intheplayroom.co.uk/2014/01/31/greener-cleaner-review-giveaway/

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  8. The company reserves the right to substitute the prize for one of a similar type/value if the prize above is not available.
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  10. Competition starts on 26/1/2014 12 am – 27/2/2014 12am

Disclosure: We have received the products to do an honest review and I am not paid to host this competition.  Images from Greener Cleaner.

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  • Jayne

    Love it once it’s done!

  • Jenni Wren

    Yes :D

  • Samantha Ripley

    no not really

  • lucy rose

    I don’t like cleaning, but does it not look great when it’s Done !!!!

  • Helen Craigs

    I really hate cleaning, uses up valuable competition entry time, although new products would convince me to give it a go!

  • Jill Cordner

    I love to clean……..seriously lol xx

  • LORNA Wi

    I DONT LIKE CLEANING BUT HAVE TO DO IT.

  • Natalie Gillham

    no I absolutely hate cleaning :(

  • Ali Johnson

    Hate cleaning! But luckily Hubby shares it with me which makes it easier.

  • trevor linvell

    No, but i like the results!

  • Tracey

    Not really, its a necessary evil.

  • Donna R

    Hate cleaning but love the results after!

  • caroline hargrave

    noooooooooooo

  • Kirsty Woods

    I like cleaning

  • Julie Jingle Baxter

    i dont mind cleaning downstairs, i hate cleaning the kids bedrooms tho! lol

  • Dee Blenheim

    Perfectt for a Good Old Spring Clean

  • adrianclarke

    Love it!

  • Pauline Appleton

    Only Love it when i am in the mood for it

  • amanda davis

    i don’t mind it tbh

  • sherri fordham

    Yep i’m a tad OCD lol

  • TRACYMOORE66

    I enjoy cleaning, but you need the correct tools for the jobs. xx

  • Sophie Louise Buckle

    I do LOVE cleaning im weird like that lol

  • dragonfly63

    Necessary evil – we have a four star B&B with a Trip Advisor certificate of Excellence – wouldn’t keep that long if I didn’t do it.

  • Laura Avery

    Sometimes..i perfer a good declutter!

  • KATE SABIN-BURNS

    nope!

  • lorraine polley

    no, absolutely hate it

  • Keeley Atkinson

    Yes! Put the music on, and away I go :D

  • Erica Price

    For me it is very much a chore.

  • cathyjam

    not really but has to be done

  • Teresa Lee

    Sometimes its ok, but mostly no I don’t like

  • Danika Lloyd

    Yes <3 it! :-)

  • Mark Tebbutt

    sometimes
    lisa ann tebbutt

  • Amanda Norwood

    no, its just one of those annoying things that needs doing

  • Laura Vitty

    Sometimes it’s therapeutic and relaxing but other times it’s just inconvenient and I don’t have enough time x

  • Rachel Blackburn

    no! I hate it.

  • Donna Large

    no i dont

  • Jennifer Rhymer

    No, I’d rather be spending time with the children!

  • Laura Claridge

    No I hate it! :(

  • Nicola Holland

    I don’t like cleaning :(

  • jacquelinecc

    I don’t like doing it but I love the end result

  • Chris Fletcher

    I love it!

  • Michaela Atkins

    worse job in the world

  • Diana

    I love being in a clean room :}

  • Lyndsey Beckford

    Hate it! Wish I had a cleaner! :-)

  • Karen Lloyd

    No I hate cleaning but i just have to get on with it.

  • WeeWillieWilkie

    I don’t love cleaning but I like a clean house :)

  • Kay Lou Smith

    I love the end result but not the actual cleaning!

  • Jessica cook

    Depends what type of mood I’m in x

  • rachel humphries

    Love is a bit strong of a word, It has to be done

  • Deborah Hambleton

    I hate cleaning :-(

  • Georgia Keogh

    I don’t mind doing it, I wouldn’t say I *love* it though.

  • Helen Aiken

    No – I hate cleaning, though love the result of cleaning, as I’m sure everyone does.

  • anneka hulse

    I hate cleaning with a passion but needs must

  • julie munro

    i dont mind it but sometimes cant be bothered! x

  • Ian Murray

    Nope. I can not stand cleaning, – anything that makes it easier is welcome!

  • Keren Atkinson

    I love cleaning nothing nicer than a lovely clean home

  • zebedee01

    I find it hard to get motivated but once I am doing it I quite like it x

  • Nik Parker

    It is a neccessity, and anything that could make it easier would be most very welcome!!!

  • catriona nation

    sometimes depends how i feel

  • patanne1

    I don’t so much like cleaning as like the end result! I hate clutter too so that gets hit on a very regular basis!

  • Jessica Newman

    I do love to clean and have a de clutter once a week it soothes me

  • Kate

    I’m afraid I absolutely hate cleaning, but luckily not quite as much as I hate being in dirty surroundings!

  • zooe bryan

    I hate house work but <3 the smell of a clean house so needs must ;)

  • LAURA FINCH

    Not really lol x

  • Becky Shorting

    when im in the mood for i love it and find it very satisfying but i just do it because i have to most of them tiem

  • deej71

    I Hate cleaning up but it has to be done

  • Laura Cooper

    I love the satisfaction of having cleaned something well but don’t really get off on the process. In my fantasy world I have a full time cleaner!

  • Tazzy Keen

    I don’t enjoy getting started but once I’m going Im happy.

  • alice lightning

    yes makes everywhere seem fresher when finished

  • Clare Stringer

    I love the results! :)

  • Sj Wesley

    I love cleaning, I find it therapeutic :)

  • nocona

    I used to hate it but the older I get I enjoy it more!

  • Rebecca Nisbet

    i love the idea of cleaning and what it will do, but not actually doing it lol

  • leighanne tossell

    depends if the kids are home lol

  • sandy henry

    It’s never ending and i hate it x

  • Sheri Darby

    Sorry – I hate it and I’m lousy at it too

  • sam cornford

    I can think of a million and one other things I would rather be doing.

  • tracey bowden

    I hate cleaning with a passion

  • Alexander Jones

    No. I don’t love cleaning, tidying on the other hand I find very relaxing

  • Marie Mcmahon

    I don’t love or hate it, is just one of the jobs that has to be done

  • ann weir

    I do it because I have to but if i’m in one of them ‘moods’ I want to clean everything!

  • lynn savage

    I don’t really love it, it’s just one of those things that has to be done.

  • PamGregory

    Hate it so much I pay someone else to do!

  • Andrea Miles

    No

  • Kristy Leanne Brown

    Not really, but as an army wife who moves every 2 years I have to be on the ball with cleaning!

  • Julie Paton

    Nope, that’s why Hubby does it :)

  • spicers1976

    I don’t enjoy cleaning, but I enjoy the house a lot more when it’s clean and tidy

  • Rosemary Sheehan

    Sometimes when I am stressed

  • Christina Jarrett

    I do! I find it great for stress-busting! :) x

  • http://pencollectiongeekery.blogspot.co.uk/ janine atkin

    i hate cleaning

  • Jo Evans

    Definately NOT!!! Don’t mind washing up or hoovering but hate dust!!!

  • Andrew Halliwell

    No, hate it

  • jeanbolsover

    Depends what mood I’m in at the time, sometimes I see it as a chore, other times I enjoy it and love the look of a nice clean sparkling house

  • Nikki Hayes

    NO, lol, its a necessary evil but I don’t love it one little bit :D

  • champaklal lad

    I like keeping things clean, no mess, no germs, cleaning is part of that process

  • Nicola Terry

    No

  • Karen Barrett

    I don’t mind cleaning in general not really thrilled about cleaning windows though.

  • liz ferguson

    I love the end result and I don’t really mind the journey getting there

  • http://slightymouldy.blogspot.com/ Phyllis Ellett

    Yes, cause we share it, I have my jobs and OH has his, would hate it if I was single.

  • suey1969

    No way baby!

  • sarah smith

    I like cleaning when I have something on my mind with some music on, it helps to clear my mind, plus who doesn’t like the feeling of walking into a clean and tidy home :)

  • Rebecca Gransden

    No, no and no. Cleaning is boring and those who like it are baffling.

  • Samantha Atherton

    Nope but somebody’s got to do.

  • http://twitter.com/DaviesRuth72 Ruth Davies

    I do like cleaning

  • TracyJo

    I do love cleaning when I have the energy, otherwise no x

  • viviennewilkes

    No I’m afraid I don’t but with some decent products I may grow to like it!

  • Natalie White

    I don’t love cleaning as such, but I love the feeling at the end when everything’s sparkling!

  • helen atkins

    Some days i love but mostly i hate

  • Sheila Reeves

    No don’t like cleaning here, not too bad when I get started on it, it’s just the getting started!

  • Janet T

    I hate cleaning but I hate dirt too.

  • RedRoseAndy

    It burns calories.

  • Lauren Coupe-Robinson

    when im in the mood for it!

  • Susan Hall

    Depends on my mood

  • Stacey Kirkbride

    i loathe cleaning and try to find products that will make it as quick as possible ;)

  • Rachael B

    No, to be honest! But it’s a necessary evil!

  • Kellie Petrelli

    No but with 5 kids its not optional if i like it or not

  • Caroline Blaza

    I hate hoovering but do like dusting

  • Penelope Hewitt

    I have a strange relationship, I hate it but love it when it’s finished

  • LAURA JONES

    no hate it but like to have a nice clean house

  • Catherine

    No but you gotta do it

  • Christine Caple

    No, I hate it!

  • Becky John

    No I think it is a thankless task

  • http://mummysrandomblog.blogspot.co.uk/ Julie MRB

    Gosh no, i hate cleaning but my broom handle has snapped so its making tidying up tricky

  • esme mccrubb

    NO I HATE IT

  • Miriam Said

    Awesome prize and really usefull too

  • Rebecca U

    not really, prefer organising

  • Michelle Ferguson

    No i hate cleaning but it has to be done

  • Susanelai Carter

    I love the house to be fresh and clean but I do struggle to actually do things like clean my windows since my op. Luckily my youngest granddaughter helps me out. I enjoy the calm that a clean house brings.

  • Stacey Carnell

    Not as much as I should :)

  • Yasmin

    I love cleaning

  • Emma Collins

    omg ive ocd so love the cleaning

  • Susan Ellams

    Not in the slightest :(

  • Kim Campbell

    Sad but yes I love when the house is clean and smelling lovely

  • Liz

    Not really !

  • FOXGLOVE38

    no i hate cleaning

  • lynn heath

    No!!!!!

  • jayne hall

    no way

  • tracy newton

    I enjoy living in a clean home, so I do clean regularly. It was much easier before I had a toddler though.

  • Victoria Thurgood

    i dont mind as long as i have my ipod

  • Yolanda Davis

    before i had kids i was so clean and tidy i was verging on being OCD, but not now. i hate it; there is always so much to do and it can get overwelming

  • Rebecca Phillips

    noooo cant stand it!

  • Alix Smith

    Nope – hate it. but would love something to make it a bit easier & quicker!!

  • Mickie Bull

    I do, I really enjoy looking and being proud at the result

  • Julie Savage

    Sometimes, especially when the sun is shining

  • Solange

    No

  • Sandra Clarke

    I have to be in the right mood and don’t usually enjoy it – just a chore – particularly cleaning windows which I hate.

  • KellyDutton

    No!

  • Emma Ellams

    I like the results, but I hate doing it!

  • Lynne OConnor

    Is that a serious question? In a male dominated household! NO!

  • cherie shaw

    Not really but someone has to do it :)

  • H Bailey

    Ummm, in a word – no!

  • Colin Gault

    Not a chance :)

  • Julie Ward

    No because its always someone elses mess

  • Susie Wilkinson

    No! Definitely Not!!!!

  • Katherine Grocery Gems

    No I’m a naturally messy person!

  • Jayne Townson

    no I really hate cleaning, it never seems to end

  • Nicola Lynch

    I hate it, and dread doing it, but love the sense of satisfaction and lovely clean house when it’s done.

  • JoHutchinson

    I don’t like cleaning but I do like it when its clean after

  • preety

    No I hate cleaning

  • Isabel O’Brien

    No, cleaning is dull, I’d much rather be reading a book.

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  • http://mummyslittlestars.com/ Fiona Martin

    No, it ruins my nails!

  • Nancy Townsend

    No, I hate it.

  • Laura Pritchard

    I get some satisfaction from having a clean house but I don’t enjoy doing it!

  • ClearlyBex

    a little TOO much #ocd

  • Lindy LOO

    not to great on the cleaning but love to have the home cean and love the finished results

  • Vikki George

    I don’t like cleaning but I like things to be clean

  • NATALIE GOATLEY

    I absolutely despise cleaning

  • Jenni Tulip

    Strangely I do like cleaning. It’s very satisfying to removed dust and dirt then sit down with a cuppa after the hard work.
    Jenni x
    The Thrifty Magpies Nest

  • chris2468

    ahem…………no

  • Stephanie Whitehouse,

    No, I don’t like cleaning, so I do it in 5 minute bursts

  • Kat Lucas

    I don’t mind cleaning

  • Molly Louise

    I actually love cleaning, but it’s the tidying up before I get to the cleaning I don’t like ;)

  • AgentAllan

    Nope Hate It!!!!!!

  • karen d

    i dont mind cleaning. i like the end result

  • missielizzie

    No! Hate it.

  • Karis

    I hate cleaning.

  • christineshelley

    Dont mind it, in fits and starts.

  • Anna-Marie Donnelly

    Need lots of loud music and coffee for motivation and I’ll do it…ironing is another matter entirely!!

  • Karen K

    I do, although sometimes I struggle to find the motivation!

  • Adeinne Tonner

    I do like cleaning

  • Keri Jones

    I really don’t! My mother in law does though so if I won I would give these to her :)

  • LINDSEY CLARK

    No! If I could afford to I would employ a cleaner every day!

  • melanie stirling

    I hate it!

  • Denise

    I love having a clean house, just have to motivate myself

  • Donna R

    Hate it! Maybe this prize would help

  • Lyla

    I hate cleaning

  • Molewrench

    I detest cleaning

  • http://fluffypinkmarshmallow.tumblr.com/ fluffypinkmarshmallow

    I hate cleaning!

  • Katie Kingsbury

    I like the results more than I like the activity itself but it can be therapeutic given the right mood.

  • Rose

    I hate it, but it is lovely when everything is nice and clean afterwards!!

  • JudeVFR400

    No, can’t stand it, but it’s necessary.

  • Jennifer Gillies

    I wouldnt say I love cleaning, but I love a clean house! So it is what it is. :)

  • Maya Russell

    I hate cleaning – but I like the results.

  • Tina Mansfield

    I can get into a good spring clean, but cleaning everyday is not for me!

  • Sue Jackson

    err…no! Like the results afterwards though. :-)

  • Rachel Craig

    No. But I love things to be clean.

  • Monika

    yes, I can honestly say there is something wrong with me and my cleaning

  • Janet R

    No although I do like to see a nice clean house

  • Fiona Robertson

    Not really but I do have a sense of accomplishment once it’s done.

  • Helen Garner

    Hate cleaning and try to avoid as much as possible

  • Sue Carter

    I clean for a living so to be honest it’s the last thing I feel like doing when I get home.

  • Emma

    Actually no, I hate it! But it’s a necessary part of life :(

  • Susan Race

    No!! I hate it!!

  • Gwyn

    Yes, I do. It’s very rewarding, but it’s hard fitting it in with all the other things we have to do!

  • Amanda Mallows

    I do actually. I love the satisfaction you get when everything is clean and shiny.

  • Catherine McAlinden

    Only when I am in the mood!

  • Rachie Littleme

    No!

  • http://www.lifeinabreakdown.com/ Sarah Bailey

    Noooo I hate it!

  • Jo

    I HATE cleaning but love sitting in a nice clean house

  • jane templeman

    Nope

  • Dawn Adams

    Given the time to do it I quite like it!

  • mummyoftwo

    No!! Does anyone?!

  • jillwebb

    Dont like it, but do like the the house when its done

  • Kirsty Grace

    I don’t really like cleaning but like the results!

  • Amanda Oakley

    No but it’s a necessary evil

  • Gail Bennett

    I don’t really mind cleaning, what I don’t like is having to do the cleaning … if you know what I mean ;-)

  • HANNAH THOMPSON

    I hate it but love the end result

  • Elaine Dale

    hate it but my husband likes to clean lol

  • kim neville

    I hate cleaning so boring

  • Emma Nixon

    No. But it always looks good when its done.

  • Justine Meyer

    I don’t mind it soothing in a way

  • Sofia Smol

    yessss i’m a maniac with the cleanliness

  • Kay Panayi

    No but my partner does

  • Emilie Stokoe

    No I hate it!

  • Lorraine Stone

    No I do it for a living and that is bad enough!

  • RogB

    No: to much like house work!

  • Claire Woods

    No. Anything that makes it quicker and easier interests me.

  • Martina Pichova

    no, there are so many more interesting things to do in my day

  • Marck Curry

    Yep I like it!

  • Lola

    No not at all, but my husband does! I forgot about the tradition of no cleaning on Chinese New Years. I have got my daughter a lovely red dress to wear though! :)

  • Brenda Heads

    No not at all, but I do it.

  • ♫ Alison M ♪

    Not really but it has to be done

  • Gemma Clark

    no i hate it!

  • jennhaden3

    i don’t mind cleaning, but I don’t love it

  • Jess

    I like to clean – it can be really good exercise!

  • peter campbell

    no!

  • Kez

    Yeh I find it therapeutic – I know i’m strange haha.

  • Cat Culmer

    No, I hate cleaning

  • Laura Jayne Bates

    dont love cleaning but its something that has to be done

  • Lynn Mitchell

    this is great thanks

  • DEE DMONTE

    I hate cleaning when I’m time pressured and always dread starting a spring clean…however, once I get going I love the results!

  • Katie Skeoch

    If I’m in the mood I love a good top to bottom house clean, but usually it’s exhausting thinking about it!

  • rosemac6

    6 days a week I thoroughly clean one room at a time have a day of sunday but try to be as green as I can with products some of them just dont work though

  • Meryl Rees

    I like it sometimes but it’s quite rare!!

  • Gillian Holmes

    Yes I adore it ;)

  • kj19

    nope, but this year to beat anxiety I decided to clean everyday, so far ive done it

  • Sarah Hines

    I do love cleaning, I have a very strict routine I do every day, and I cant relax until its completed x

  • Leah Wheatley

    Sometimes, bit’s the thought of doing the cleaning that puts me off but when I am doing it I enjoy it.

  • Hassni Malik

    No I don’t like cleaning!

  • elainehollis

    no way

  • Tracy K Nixon

    I do like cleaning APART from cleaning the shower plug holes!!! I hate dust and grime so it is never seen in my home!

  • Adele Hill

    I hate cleaning but luckily my husband tends to do it.

  • gdinde

    No, can’t stand it.

  • ashleigh allan

    No, cant say I love cleaning – I do like my house to always look clean and tidy though!

  • Jo Glasspool

    No, but I do love the results! x