Using Google Reader, I go through a lot of blogs and sites in a day. Sometimes I read all the way through, in detail, carefully noting recommendations or marking posts for recipes to try later. Sometimes I just skim the words, looking for anything of interest. One of the sites I do read, The Kitchen, does giveaways on Thursdays and I entered… and won!
What did I win? A nifty green tote bag along with some hand soap, all-purpose cleaner, dish soap, and laundry detergent. I also have a second tote because I ordered some things off the website and sent in the form for one (I didn’t expect to win the drawing, and I really wanted a tote!). You can usually find Method products at Target (it’s Target, not Tar-jay, just Target, okay?), sometimes even on sale, but I’ve never been able to find the dishwasher cubes (which, oddly enough, I can’t find on the website now) so I ordered some of those, some of the cleaning wipes, and some random other stuff. If you buy a holiday kit, you’ll also get a green tote. Their holiday scents are just delicious… the peppermint vanilla is my favorite, especially in the aroma sticks version. I wish they had a refill for the aroma sticks, but until they do, I just buy the plug-in fragrance pill refill and empty the fragrance liquid stuff into the ceramic vase for the aroma sticks.
I really like the Method products (and am slowly trying to infiltrate the cleaning supplies with only Method goods) because their are environmentally-friendly, the packaging is recyclable, the scents are good, the body products are paraben-free (this is important because parabens affect your hormones and also build up in treated wastewater, accumulating in groundwater, streams, and waterways and therefore making it back into your water supply only to reconcentrate and do the whole thing over again), and the cleaning formulas are non-toxic so you don’t have to worry about walking over your floors barefoot or if your dog happens to lick the stove after you’ve cleaned it.
There are a plethora of environmentally-friendly, “green” cleaning lines out there, some better than others. So I feel compelled to admit that the other reason my home is becoming so Method-centric is because the bottles look very cute and simple. I haven’t gone so far as to purchase scents based on the color and whether they match the room they will go in, but I’m sure it’s only a matter of time.
ps – as soon as I can get the pictures resized, I’ll show you what my pretty prize looked like! For now, go look at the neat tote bag and go get one.
The only thing I find surprising about method is they dont have very environmentally friendly packaging, like I think I’d prefer to see cardboard cartons for refill containers. I’m definitely trying to use mostly just their products though….