Method: Clean Like a Mother #CleanHappy

Heather says:

Last month I told you about my trip to the Method Headquarters in San Francisco, CA. You remember that, right?


How could you forget?

Below is the first video starring Noah (the guy on the right), who is amazingly awesome and a fun guy to be around. I personally hope he becomes more widely recognized than the guy who didn’t even write his songs. (It’d warm my heart of you’d pass the video along)

Remember how I mentioned Katie, the mom whose kids are the same distance apart* as my own? When will I stop asking rhetorical questions? Not today.

Check her out in the new Method Clean Happy Campaign: Cleans Like a Mother.

So here, watch the second installment of the Method Clean Happy Digital Campaign:

Now tell all your friends.

Personally, I’ve made the switch (from vinegar and water) to the all purpose cleaner? You ask why? Well it cleans more effectively -vinegar and water works, but often needs a bit of elbow-grease to get the job done. Sometimes I don’t want to make the extra effort.

And it smells nicer. . truly it never really bothered me that the house smelled like vinegar for a little while, I don’t find that to be a big deal. However, I know it bothers some of you. In fact, I’d much rather smell vinegar than a variety of other perfumed cleaners as many give me a headache, because I’m a special snowflake and weird like that.

While talking to the green chemists at the Method headquarters, I made that comment in passing. They noted that it was quite possibly not the perfumes themselves but rather what the perfumes covered up that triggered the headaches and sneezing -looking at you in particular, extremely popular fabric refreshing spray.

My favorite is pink grapefruit, but I have some of the limited edition lime and sea salt that is ah-mazing. What is it with me and citrus? I don’t know, it’s like me and questions today.

So here’s what it boils down to:

You know that I’m working with Method. However, you also know that the Method company completely bowled me over with their story, their mission, and their people. Maybe I drank the kool-aid, but you know, I’ll happily go back for seconds.

And as a bonus, for reading this far, you can get a dollar off Method products from their Facebook Fan Page under the “Perks” tab. (Look under the big photo, slightly to the right).  Those of you in Canada, instead of printing the physical coupon, you will be able to get $1 off any Method products available at using the discount code “CLEANME”/

This post is sponsored, but all opinions are my own, especially the one below.

*A note to all of you who like to say “It just gets worse,” I completely disagree. Parenting has gotten significantly easier since the youngest was potty trained and can wash her own hands. I’m sure there will be emotional turbulence down the road, but telling a mother of 3 very young children that it will only get harder is soul crushing and mean.


  1. pamela1 on April 3, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    I HAVE to tell you regarding children:  it just gets better and better!!!   The older my kids got, the more I enjoyed them.   Our three sons are now all adults.   About once a year we get together as a whole family and we all laugh at the same dumb jokes and the same corny ideas.  I mean, if you can’t be yourself with your family – who can you be yourself with??  Two of our sons live far away, but thanks to email, face book and instant messaging, we are able to keep in touch.  I love these kids, and I never knew  when I was raising them that I was raising my own best friends. 

  2. suemaynard on April 3, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    I’d love to hear more about why the scents in Method products aren’t a problem for you – my husband is generally super-allergic to anything that smells like anything (candles, cleaning products, dryer sheets, etc.) and we’ve dismissed Method products as a result, but it sounds like there’s more to the story here. I too would like to avoid the elbow grease sometimes!

    • HeatherSolos on April 3, 2012 at 4:57 pm

       @suemaynard I’ll ping the green chemists, if I remember right, it had to do with the petrochemicals in many household cleaners. (It was a long day with a lot of information) Those chemicals have an odor that is masked by the heavier perfumes. Since we notice the perfumes we tend to associate the headache with the smell when that may not be the cause. They have tiny sample size laundry detergent, you may want to give that a try. If he can be around that scented product (and they do have unscented) you may want to try out other products. 

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