Friday, December 02, 2011

Clorox Has Some Advice for Preparing for the Cold and Flu Season! (GIVEAWAY)

Cold and flu season is here, and as we gather together for the holidays, we become exposed to even more unwanted germs, viruses and nasty bugs. A recent survey conducted by The Clorox Company showed that many people could use some tips for tackling various cleaning problems during the holidays. In fact, only 42% of respondents always spend time disinfecting to help prevent the spread of cold and flu during the holiday season. Other findings include:

• Before guests arrive, (65%) of women always clean the crumbs (visible debris, dirt and dust) and wash guest linens (63%) compared to fifty three percent who disinfect germ hot spots in the bathroom, kitchen and living room.

• Overall, women reported cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting more frequently after guests leave than before they arrive or during their stay.

• Nearly half of respondents mistakenly believe that cleaning with soap and water kills bacteria (47%), and more than a third mistakenly believe it kills cold and flu viruses (39%).

Additional findings from the survey can be found in the infographic below:

Clorox From Crumbs to Colds Infographic

So, do you know the difference between cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting? Clorox has prepared this excellent holiday guide to explain it:

Cleaning
o Scenario: Soap and water remove dirt and debris -- If Grandma drops her famous sweet potato soufflĂ© coming up the stairs, this is where you might use soap and water to clean it up. While this is a sticky mess, it isn’t likely to contain bacteria and viruses.

Sanitizing
o Scenario: Sanitizers reduce bacteria -- You just finished stuffing the turkey and are turning your attention to the mashed potatoes. Before you start peeling and chopping, you’ll want to use a sanitizer to help kill any bacteria that could be lurking on the countertop and cutting board from the raw meat.

Disinfecting
o Scenario: EPA-registered disinfectants kill viruses, bacteria and fungi -- You had a great time with your favorite Uncle Jim who flew cross-country to stay with you for the holidays. That is, until he got sick and was coughing and sneezing all over the house. To help reduce the spread of viruses that can cause cold and flu and help keep your home healthier, you can disinfect hard surfaces in the bathroom and around the house that he may have touched.

I hope you enjoyed this valuable information from Clorox on ways to combat your family’s exposure to cold and flu bugs this holiday season. Now read on for a giveaway from Clorox!

GIVEAWAY

Five (5) lucky winners will receive a coupon for a free canister of Clorox Disinfecting Wipes (CDW)! I use these all the time at my house to do a quick clean-up of the bathroom and kitchen areas! To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Be patient in waiting for it to load and be sure it says it’s for the “Clorox” giveaway. If it says “Read more,” click on the link to access the form.

CONTEST CLOSED. Congratulations to the winners: Sarah, Allison Downes, jennielee226, Parsimonious Pash, and Nicole!









Thank you to The Clorox Company for providing this information about the survey and the infographic and the coupons for the giveaway. No compensation or product samples were provided to me in exchange for this particular post.

87 comments:

  1. kitchen and bathroom

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  2. bathroom and kitchen
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  3. My kitchen counters
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  4. I would use them on my kitchen counters!
    sarahandmike@hellokitty.com

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  5. Anonymous2:27 AM

    I'd clean my toilet because she is potty trained!

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  6. Anonymous2:29 AM

    I'd use the clorox cleaners on the toilet

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  7. I will use clorox cleaners around the toilet. OMG

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  8. Ann Fudge Cluck
    ann.cluck@yahoo.com

    Kitchen, bathroom, anywhere germs can attach their nasty little selves to!!

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  9. I'd clean the countertop and toilet in my bathroom. I'd also clean the countertops in my kitchen and the doorknobs of all doors. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  10. Everything!
    counters, door handles, baby higchair, baby toys, remote controls, light swtichs... the list goes on ;)
    lzamudio02 @ hotmail .com

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  11. computer keyboard

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  12. I would use them for the kitchen counter.
    austma7@aol.com

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  13. I would clean the bathroom countertop with Clorox Disinfecting Wipes

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  14. I would use the wipes to clean our bathrooms
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  15. kitchen and bathroom crystletellerday@yahoo.com

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  16. My kitchen I don't want any germs there

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  17. I'd use them on the phone, computer keyboard & mouse at work.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  18. Michael M7:35 PM

    We use them all the time for cleaning our kitchen counters

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  19. I would wipe down my daughters bookbag when she got home from school
    Jennifer Lachman
    jennielee226(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. I use them in my classroom to wipe down desks.

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  21. what ever my son gets his grubby hands on

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  22. I clean my bathroom's sink with wipes

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  23. I keep a cannister in the kitchen. It is the easiest thing to wipe down counters, handles and specially the fridge.

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  24. I would use them in the bathroom - I have boys and need quick sanitizing clean ups all of the time

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  25. We use these in the kitchen, bathroom and on the toys!
    Thanks!
    Michelle

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  26. Janna Johnson1:38 PM

    bathroom
    thanks for a great contest! Janna Johnson www.feedyourpigblog.com
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  27. I would clean my kitchen counters!

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  28. Anonymous10:23 PM

    Lisa Lee Cook, I would be cleaning all the door knobs and light switches

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  29. The kitchen countertops. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

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  30. I'd clean the kitchen counters with the wipes.

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  31. Anonymous11:46 PM

    I would clean everything from top to bottom! I use these in every room of my house!

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  32. stephaniebastien2010@yahoo.com11:47 PM

    I would clean everything i got a 2 year old and 4 year so things can get pretty messy quick lol

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  33. Kitchen and bathroom counters and surfaces.

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  34. Christina Domingue11:57 PM

    door knobs and drawer handless

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  35. Anonymous11:58 PM

    Kitchen counters and bathrooms.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  36. i would clean my kitchen! i love these!
    caseyeve_003 at yahoo dot com

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  37. Anonymous11:19 PM

    i love these, Kitchen and bathrooms and everything

    Robin Cabaltica
    robincabaltica@yahoo.com

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  38. I use them in the kitchen mostly...on the counters, table and the shelves in the fridge.

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  39. We use these to clean door handles and light switches!

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  40. I would use these on my Bathroom and kitchen counters.
    Jennifer Rote
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  41. I'd use them in my bathroom.
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  42. I would clean my kitchen with these!

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  43. I would clean my stove.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  44. I would clean my whole kitchen with these.

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  45. Ugh, my bathrooms

    Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  46. I would use them to clean kitchen counters and the table.

    livelovelaughwithleslieblog at gmail dot com

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  47. I would clean my kitchen with them.

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  48. These would be great for cleaning my desk and phone at work.
    ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  49. With 2 teens, a toddler and both of us using computer...I am always cleaning with wipes around it. erinnsluka@gmail.com

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  50. I have 3 kids, I would clean everything!

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  51. the toilet!!!

    FB: Toni Marie Caravello
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    Twitter: Tonic67

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  52. Anonymous7:34 AM

    I love to clean the kitchen and bathroom with these

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  53. My kitchen countertops!

    caryn9802 at yahoo dot com

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  54. bathroom counters thanks for the giveaway

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  55. i'd use them to clean the kitchen

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  56. I would use the wipes in the kitchen.

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  57. I'd use them mostly on my kitchen counters and refrigerator handles.

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  58. Marie4:04 PM

    The grandkids' toys.

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  59. kitchen
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  60. I'd clean my counters with them
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  61. My bathroom
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  62. I would clean the door knobs.

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  63. I would use it to donate to my daughters class to clean the desks.
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  64. Kitchen

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  65. I use them on counters, door handles, car steering wheel, toys, remote controls, light swtichs, computer mouse and much more.

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  66. Anonymous4:20 AM

    Our phones, remotes and the fridge handle!

    Jamie

    savvyhousewife @yahoo.com

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  67. I'd use these at work

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  68. I'd clean all the door knobs in my home, wipe down my cabinets, wipe down my countertops, telephones, everything that I could to combat germs ;-)

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  69. I would use it to clean the kitchen counters and bathroom counters and doorknobs

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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  70. Definitely my kitchen!

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  71. My kitchen counters and all of my bathroom.

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  72. my bathroom counters


    clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

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  73. I would use them in my kitchen!
    cmarquez482(at)ymail(dot)com.

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  74. I would clean my daughter's toys!

    Lisa Garner

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  75. id clean my kitchen counters

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  76. I use these to clean just about anything. Kitchen counters and my desk at work are typical examples.

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  77. I'd clean our bathroom

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  78. I would use them to clean My kitchen counters and all of my bathroom.

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  79. i would use it on the toilet

    jim.coyne2@verizon.net

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