3 quick & simple tips to relieve holiday mess & stress


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Make this holiday season less about mess and more about enjoying quality time with your family. Here are a few clean-up tips to tackle tough stains and sticky food this holiday season!

3 quick & simple tips to relieve holiday mess and stress

Thanksgiving turkeys cook for hours, embedding the trickiest stains you will fight all year into your favorite roasting pan. Don’t fight this battle alone! Drop a tablet of Smarty Dish Plus into your roasting pan and fill with hot water to soak while you enjoy your Thanksgiving feast. Come cleaning time, you will be amazed at how little scrubbing you have to do after dinner.

If your tablecloth suffers the wrath of cranberry sauce or red wine, remove those fast-setting stains by adding one tablet of Smarty Dish Plus to a load of laundry (a warm or hot water cycle) for a bleach-free stain fighting boost.


Invite your kids to help clean-up. Give them some non-toxic cleaning spray (my favorite right now is Method’s all-purpose “clementine” and “pear ginger”)  and a towel, and turn the holiday music way up! Give them the task of scrubbing the dinner table and loading the dishwasher.

And trust me– with the sweet smells of Method, you will do the happy dance while cleaning up!


This non-toxic detergent will rock your dishwasher’s world

I am a long-time fan of Method Products. Method revolutionizes the cleaning world with stylish, eco-friendly cleaning products made with non-toxic ingredients. Their heavenly smells are endless and I’m a sucker for bright and colorful designs.

So I broke up with Method’s “Juicy Pear” hand soap and added Method’s Orla’s “Primrose” to my collection this fall season. I also use their natural surface cleaner spray on a daily basis. Now, I am super excited that Method has a dishwasher detergent that is packed with natural minerals, free of phosphates and chlorine bleach, and is not tested on animals. Meet… Smarty Dish Plus!
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Not only does this dishwashing soap work it’s magic in your dishwasher, it also does neat tricks to make you a holiday clean-up superstar!


15% Off Coupon Code For Smarty Dish Plus

Smarty Dish Plus, the super awesome non-toxic dishwasher soap, leaves your dishes spotless without phosphates or chlorine bleach. To receive 15% off your order of Smarty Dish Plus, enter your coupon code: SMARTDISH on the Method website.

P.S. Adding Method Cleaning Supplies to your shopping list will not break the bank– I pinky promise! Method can be found online or locally at two of my favorite places: Target and Whole Foods.


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So how about you— what steps have you recently taken towards non-toxic cleaning in your kitchen? Have any favorite products? Do you let your kids help you with clean-up? Are you a fan of Method too? Share it in the comments below.

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4 Responses to 3 quick & simple tips to relieve holiday mess & stress

  1. Tehila November 18, 2012 at 11:38 pm #

    Super practical! Thank you for your tips.

    God bless you during this season and always…

    • Family Sponge November 24, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

      Thank you Tehila! Hope your Thanksgiving holiday was wonderful!

  2. Joy Beyond Fifty November 19, 2012 at 10:39 am #

    I love tips on cleaning up. I did not know about Method’s Smarty Dish Plus before. I’ll be giving it a try. Thanks and happy Thanksgiving to all the Family Sponge families out there!

    • Family Sponge November 24, 2012 at 1:51 pm #

      Let me know what you think of it if you try it out. I’d be curious to know if they are more expensive on Hawaii. 🙂

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