UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Pleae see bottom of post for the announcement of the winners!
Cleaning with Kids is sponsoring a giveaway through my blog with some great ideas and products for training and encouraging your kids to help with the cleaning! Cleaning with Kids is joined by Feather Duster Depot and Speed Cleaning (The Clean Team), who are offering prizes as well!
Review: Ready, Set…Clean! DVD
Adrienne Freas of Cleaning with Kids developed the Ready, Set…Clean! DVD using Montessori principles. She was a Montessori student as a child and realizes the importance of training your kids to develop housekeeping skills.
In the concepts section, Adrienne Freas focuses on training your kids to become good workers. She uses the analogy of coaching your kids to become a family team, playing the game of life together.
Adrienne has an adaptation of the Montessori Three-Period Lesson to teach children basic life skills. She has plans for having your kids work together to do the family chores using action cards and action charts (with action-chart rotations). She offers great speed-cleaning tips and encourages the use of natural, non-toxic cleaning products. If you’re wondering what sorts of tools and products to use, Adrienne gives lots of helpful information.
My favorite part of the DVD is the demonstrations section. The demonstrations are clear and helpful for teaching kids … and I learned a lot as well! Who knew I could have been vacuuming more efficiently all these years?! There are demonstrations for mopping, dusting, vacuuming, and team cleaning as well as demonstrations showing how to clean toilets, white sinks, steel sinks, tiled showers, glass showers, and mirrors.
The DVD is great – many ideas to help any family!
Now for the Giveaway:
1 lucky winner will receive
Ready, Set…Clean! DVD (ARV $20) from Cleaning with Kids
14″ Premium Ostrich Feather Duster with Fold-Back Protective Cover and Decorative Handle from Feather Duster Depot (ARV $8)
Child-size cleaning apron (ARV $16),
Speed Cleaning DVD (ARV $25), AND
Speed Cleaning book (ARV $10) from Speed Cleaning
Grand Prize total value approximately $80!
Plus: Two additional winners will receive a Ready, Set…Clean! DVD (ARV $20 each) from Cleaning with Kids.
Total Value of All Prizes Approximately $120
Thanks so much to Cleaning with Kids, Feather Duster Depot, and Speed Cleaning for these great prizes!
This giveaway is open to anyone 18 and older in the U.S. and Canada. Giveaway is open for one week – until Tuesday, June 21 at 11:59 p.m. MST.
Cleaning with Kids will ship the products at no cost to the winners. Winners will be contacted directly by e-mail for shipping address. Be sure to use an e-mail address through which you can be easily reached if you win.
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Contest ends Tuesday, June 21 at 11:59 p.m. MST. Winner will be chosen randomly by And the Winner Is Plugin and announced on June 22nd through an update on this blog post (and an email to the winner). Best of luck!
Disclosure: I received a copy of the Ready, Set…Clean! DVD for review, but I wasn’t required to write a positive review. Any opinions expressed are my own.
It’s early morning, Wednesday, June 22. Three winners have been selected using “And the Winner Is…” WordPress Plugin!
The grand prize winner of the Ready, Set…Clean! DVD, feather duster, child-size apron, Speed Cleaning DVD, and Speed Cleaning book is Chris from And Mommy Makes 3!
Chris’s winning comment was submitted on 2011/06/21 at 12:11 pm.
In her mandatory comment, Chris said, “ My twins are at the perfect age where they like to help clean and I want to make sure I continue to foster this in them while keeping them safe. This set sounds like it will help all of us.”
2 winners of a Ready, Set…Clean! DVD are David Kitch and Pat!
David’s winning comment was submitted on 2011/06/14 at 9:42 am.
David originally said, “Though I’ve used citrus oil for sticky clean-up, I never thought of using essential oils for general cleaning….Congrats to Adrienne on a fine endeavor!”
Pat’s winning comment was submitted on 2011/06/16 at 8:01 am.
Pat said, “I learned that Adrienne gets emails of moms telling her that after watching her DVD their kids wanted to clean! Wow!”