Category Archives: Cleaning

Target daily deal: Adorable aprons, $12.99 shipped!

How cute are these??? Target’s Deal of the Day is the Cypress Home Felicia Apron for $12.99 (available in several colors) with FREE shipping.

   ****NOTE: There is a typo on the site. 

It says $19.99, but the correct price shows up as $12.99 when you add to cart or scroll through color options.

Click here to get yours: Aprons


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Dollar General: Free gift cards with Rhythm and Race Rewards

Dollar General has introduced the Rhythm and Race Rewards program, which runs through July 31. You earn one point whenever you buy a participating product. Points can be redeemed for gift cards (10 points= $5), racing memorabilia, and/or Grand Ole Opry gear.

Now, wait, don’t immediately think, “Well, I don’t shop at Dollar General!” You can get brand-name items at excellent prices at dollar stores. Check out this article from Bloomberg Businessweek: Dollar Stores. And here’s a price-to-price comparison with Wal-Mart for 10 standard grocery items: Comparison

Here are a few of the products that are part of Dollar General’s promotion:

  • Huggies
  • Axe
  • Degree
  • Fresh Step
  • Betty Crocker
  • Glad
  • Cottonelle
  • Scott
  • General Mills
  • Clorox
  • Hellmans
  • Dove
  • and many more!

Click here to learn more about the Rhythm & Race program: Dollar General

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FREE: 30-day Organize-athon! (plus prizes!)

Do you remember the free goals and priorities diary that I wrote about in January? Now the Get Organized Wizard is starting a 30-Day Organize-athon tomorrow!

Sign up (it’s free, remember!) and you’ll get a daily 5-minute organizing assignment each day in April. PLUS, check in each day when you’ve finished, and you’ll be in the running for fabulous prizes!

Are you ready? Here’s your checklist:

  1. Read about the  30-Day Organize-athon so you know what to expect.
  2. Commit – by leaving your commitment comment on this post.
  3. Make sure you’ll see each day’s post (directions on the website) ,
  4. Be in the running for prizes by leaving a comment each day to say you’ve done that day’s task. (again, directions on the website)

Click here to sign up! Get Organized


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York County: Recycle your hazardous materials this week

Here’s your chance to clean out the shed, the office, the laundry room . . . anywhere you have electronics and hazardous materials you want to unload! Examples include old cell phones, paint, car batteries, used oil, outdated computers, fertilizers.

The Household Hazardous Materials Collection Event will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the York County Public Works Facility, 220 Public Works Road, York. You can receive a free conservation kit that includes a recycling bin, recycling guidebook, two compact fluorescent light bulbs, a light switch and outlet insulators and adhesive weatherstripping. Supplies are limited.

Click here for more info: Collection Event

Conservation kits also will be given away at the 16 County Collection & Recycling Centers the week of March 7.

The schedule:

  • March 7: 8 a.m. to noon at Eastview & Ogden and 2 to 6 p.m. at Tirzah & Mount Gallant
  • March 8: 8 a.m. to noon at Bethel & Lake Wylie and 2 to 6 p.m. at Bethany & Allison Creek
  • March 10: 8 a.m. to noon at Fort Mill East & Porter Road and 2 to 6 p.m. at Baxter & Lesslie
  • March 11: 8 a.m. to noon at McConnells & Hickory Grove/Sharon and 2 to 6 p.m. at Bullock Creek & Cotton Belt

Saturday kicks off the York County Great American Cleanup. Receive free supplies for your group to do a litter or beautification event in your neighborhood. Supplies (bags & safety vests) will be available March through May at York County Public Works, and also at the city of Rock Hill Operations Center, 349 Columbia Ave. Kits are available through March at Clover Town Hall, 114 Bethel St.; Fort Mill Town Hall, 112 Confederate St.; Tega Cay Administration Office, 120 Shore Line Parkway; and city of York Recreation Department, 21 White Rose Lane.

Thanks to The Herald! (Subscribe here: The Herald)

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Do-it-yourself household cleaners

This is from our friends at MojoSavings, always quick to help you save a buck!

Spring is fast approaching, and that means every homeowner and renter is getting out from under the blankets to (sigh) clean house. There’s nothing worse than filling nice spring air with the harsh smells and toxic fumes of bleach, artificial colors and fragrances, ammonia, and nasty acids, though. Skip that and the extra trip to the grocery store with things you probably already have in your pantry!

Zip over here to find inexpensive ways to make your own household cleaners: DIY cleaners

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Have a friend going through chemo? Give her free housecleaning service

If you know a woman undergoing chemotherapy, please let her know there is a cleaning service that provides FREE housecleaning — once per month for four months while she is in treatment.

All she has to do is sign up and have her doctor fax a note confirming the treatment.  Cleaning for a Reason will have a participating maid service in her ZIP code arrange for the service.  This organization serves the entire USA and has 547 partners.  It’s our job to pass the word and let them know that there are people who care.  You also can donate or help sponsor maid service — the info is all on their website.

Click here to find a location near you: Cleaning

Thanks, Rae!

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iHerb: $5 off purchase for new customers

Ever been to iHerb? It’s a great site with lots of organic groceries, cosmetics, bath items, supplements and more. Zip over there right now and get  $5 off ANY purchase with promo code IME103. You have to pay shipping, but small items like lip liners, glosses and soaps are only $1.25 to ship! They have organic soaps from $.68 each!

Click here to shop! iHerb

Thanks, SwagGrabber!

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