A Great Gift Idea for your Child’s Teacher — and A Chance for YOU to Win a $100 Visa Gift Card

by Janice

There are only a few school days left…

Have you bought your child’s teacher a gift? Or, even more importantly, has YOUR CHILD had a way to show his appreciation for his teacher this holiday season?

As we parents know, holidays often mean we need to give gifts. Our lists can get long — and all the buying adds up!

In Jackson’s short life, I have already spent a small fortune in Starbucks gift cards.

This year, I wanted to do something different AND I wanted get Jackson involved in giving back to his teacher.

Jackson has an incredible, caring teacher this year, and I know he wants to let her know how much he appreciates her. (When his teacher was away for three days due to a conference, Jackson missed her so much. At the end of the week he sighed to me, “Boy, am I glad that Madame Adams became a teacher!”)

While chatting with his teacher after school one day about kids and germs – and how much she loathes getting sick – I had the idea of giving her the gift of a clean classroom this year.

So, I suggested to Jackson that we go in and clean her classroom for a special Christmas gift.

It just so happened that later that week, I was chatting with a PR firm representing Clorox. They wanted to work with us to help promote their Clean Up the Classroom campaign.

Well, that was just about as perfect timing as there could be! I offered to post about my cleaning up the classroom gift idea and ta da — we have a FANTASTIC and FUN giveaway with Clorox.

Give the Gift of CLEAN…

If you are looking for a way to give back to your teacher this year – AND a way to reduce the germs in your child’s classroom – consider giving your teacher the gift of a clean classroom.

Your kids can arrange a time to go in after class and clean their classrooms. You probably want to go supervise and help out for quality control and so they don’t create trouble for their teacher.

Or, you could simply buy a canister of disinfecting wipes, or bundle up an assortment for a fun gift basket, and give it to your teacher with a note of appreciation.

Perhaps get your kids to make a special card — or you can even print one off the Clean Up the Classroom with Clorox website.



Did you know that more than half of teachers buy their own cleaning supplies?

Donating disinfecting wipes to your classroom is an important way to support your teacher any time of the year!

Jackson, and his friend (along with his friend’s big brother) who joined in the gift giving, had a ton of fun cleaning the classroom. While I am sure their methods wouldn’t pass inspection, the good intentions were definitely there.


Clean up the Classroom with Clorox
is a great website with helpful ideas for parents, teachers and kids to help create a cleaner classroom. Teachers can even sign up to receive a free Clean Up the Classroom kit with tips and tricks to outsmart germs everyday.

Spreading germs has miserable consequences for all of us — Clorox has done a great job providing a fun, useful resource to help get everyone involved in eliminating the spread of germs in our schools and keeping our kids healthy.

Yes — We Have Prizes Too…

For some giveaway fun, we have FIVE $100 gift cards for five of our lucky readers.

You can enter here to win one of five $100 Visa Gift Cards. Click over to
Clean up the Classroom with Clorox
and let us know a tip you find helpful.

You can use the cash cards on any purchases you want — but of course we hope you remember your teachers and your kids’ classrooms as you spend your winnings.

Cause really, we ALL benefit when our kids’ classrooms are clean!!!

Here’s how to enter:

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  2. Entries are open from Tuesday, December 16th thru Friday, January 2nd. Our winners will be drawn randomly and we will announce the winners on Saturday, January 3rd. Please make sure to check our site and your email address to see if you have won the prize. We must receive your reply within 5 business days.
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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at janicecrozephotography.com.

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1 Jamie Lea December 16, 2008 at 2:43 am

I love the “cough into your elbo” idea, great tip. Thanks for the chance to win.

2 Jamie Lea December 16, 2008 at 2:47 am

I sub-ed to your newsletter :-)

3 Jamie Lea December 16, 2008 at 2:48 am

I also added your button to my side bar, thanks again for the chance to win a great prize.

4 Nicol Campeau December 16, 2008 at 3:15 am

I would love to win one of the gift cards.

5 karen c. December 16, 2008 at 3:40 am

I just read on their site that germs live on in your washing machine. Which is really disgusting to me. (Oh, and their tip for that is to use bleach, of course.) We use Clorox wipes in our house. I swear our bathroom would be cleaned about a million times less often if we didn’t clean it with wipes.

6 karen c. December 16, 2008 at 3:40 am

And I subscribe to your feed.

7 Mechelle December 16, 2008 at 4:17 am

I love Clorox Wipes and I keep one in each bathroom, the kitchen and Computer room….erm did you know that keyboards and mice are just swimming with germs?! You can really keep your bathroom clean and germ free with a quick wipe down every day.
Thanks for a great giveaway~ it’s always hard to find good gifts for teachers and I really enjoyed your idea.
((hugs)) Mechelle

8 Mechelle December 16, 2008 at 4:18 am

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11 Serena December 16, 2008 at 5:28 am

Tip: Sing and Scrub–teaching kids to use soap and water (obviously!) and sing ‘Happy Birthday’ twice to wash for a proper amount of time.

12 Serena December 16, 2008 at 5:29 am

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13 Serena December 16, 2008 at 5:30 am

And your newsletter.

14 Bobbie December 16, 2008 at 6:31 am

I didn’t realize germs lived in the washer. I figured they were magically washed away. lol. I already used bleach in my washer. that was the tip.

I would love to be entered into this giveaway. Thanks.

15 Tina December 16, 2008 at 7:53 am

My kids have been taught from day one to cough and sneeze into the crook of their arm. Glad to know we are doing it the right way!

16 Tina December 16, 2008 at 7:54 am

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17 AmyP December 16, 2008 at 8:08 am

We have approximately 11 teachers to buy for, so this gift card would come in handy!!

18 Candy Cook December 16, 2008 at 8:08 am

good tip Teach kids to cough into elbows, not hands — where they’re more likely to spread germs through touch.

19 AmyP December 16, 2008 at 8:08 am

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20 Candy Cook December 16, 2008 at 8:08 am

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21 AmyG December 16, 2008 at 8:08 am

What a great gift idea. I made scarves for my daughter’s teachers, this year. But I like the idea of giving cleaning supplies. I think I’ll keep the gift giving coming, after the 1st of the year & send in a gift basket of cleaning products when they go back to school on Jan 5th.

I love the cough in the elbow tip!

22 AmyP December 16, 2008 at 8:09 am

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23 AmyG December 16, 2008 at 8:09 am

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24 AmyG December 16, 2008 at 8:09 am

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26 Alicia December 16, 2008 at 8:10 am

Elbow cough. My daughter has an immuno suppressing illness, and I’m trying to teach the world to do this!

27 AmyP December 16, 2008 at 8:11 am

I am going to go run an empty bleach load… now all I can think about is viruses on all the clothes!

28 Alicia December 16, 2008 at 8:15 am

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29 Mom24 December 16, 2008 at 8:15 am

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30 Alicia December 16, 2008 at 8:15 am

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31 Mom24 December 16, 2008 at 8:15 am

I use the Clorox wipes every morning to ‘once over’ my bathroom. Then, I can go farther between real cleanings. :)

32 Alicia December 16, 2008 at 8:16 am

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33 Mom24 December 16, 2008 at 8:16 am

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34 AmyP December 16, 2008 at 8:26 am

Just blogged about it! :)

35 aubien December 16, 2008 at 8:36 am

Our school has started using Clorox wipes on the preschool tables after snack. I didn’t realize how many different kinds of germs can just live on the tables such as flu and salmonella. Yuck.

36 aubien December 16, 2008 at 8:36 am

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37 aubien December 16, 2008 at 8:40 am

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38 aubien December 16, 2008 at 8:41 am

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39 Nan G December 16, 2008 at 8:48 am

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40 sara l. December 16, 2008 at 8:53 am

I love the Elbow Cough tip! I have never even thought of that before, but it’s genius!
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41 sara l. December 16, 2008 at 8:54 am

And I’m a subscriber! :)
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42 angie December 16, 2008 at 9:20 am

I think this is a great idea and yes a student teacher you learn about the elbow cough and how to wash your hands but the sharing of school items such as crayons is often done because there is not enough to go around but I never thought of it as sharing germs

43 angie December 16, 2008 at 9:21 am

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44 angie December 16, 2008 at 9:21 am

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45 angie December 16, 2008 at 9:22 am

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46 Julie Neff December 16, 2008 at 9:23 am

I found a cool hot spot hit list of things to clean that get really dirty more often! I’ll try it out, I hate getting sick all the time!

47 Julie Neff December 16, 2008 at 9:24 am

I am a subscriber

48 lifeasamama December 16, 2008 at 9:31 am

i liked the quick clean routine checklist…

49 lifeasamama December 16, 2008 at 9:31 am

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50 lifeasamama December 16, 2008 at 9:31 am

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51 Forgetfulone December 16, 2008 at 9:46 am

I love the quick clean routine over at Clorox! They also have lesson plans for teachers. Thanks for offering a great giveaway!

52 Forgetfulone December 16, 2008 at 9:47 am

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53 Karen W December 16, 2008 at 9:59 am

I would love to win!

54 Linda December 16, 2008 at 10:00 am

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55 Karen W December 16, 2008 at 10:00 am

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56 Karen W December 16, 2008 at 10:00 am

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57 Linda December 16, 2008 at 10:01 am

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58 Karen W December 16, 2008 at 10:01 am

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59 Courtney December 16, 2008 at 10:01 am

I love love love the gram buster games. Specifically the word jumblers. It is a great way to get our kids involved in germ fighting and still have fun while learning. Thanks for the great giveaway!

60 Linda December 16, 2008 at 10:01 am
61 Courtney December 16, 2008 at 10:01 am

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62 Courtney December 16, 2008 at 10:02 am

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63 Courtney December 16, 2008 at 10:02 am

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64 Shelley December 16, 2008 at 10:04 am

I’d love to win one of these.

65 Shelley December 16, 2008 at 10:04 am

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66 Shelley December 16, 2008 at 10:04 am

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67 Linda December 16, 2008 at 10:05 am

I believe teaching kids healthier habits is the best tip of all. As a side note I keep containers of Clorox wipes sitting around all over my house. On the bathroom counters, kitchen counters, kids room, in the living room play area, just inside the back door … it truly does cut down on the germs carried into the house and about the house. I’ve found that we have a lot less colds and viruses in our home since I started stashing Clorox wipes around and actually got the family involved in using them.

68 Karen W December 16, 2008 at 10:06 am

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69 sara loud December 16, 2008 at 10:08 am

I love knowing that singing the “happy birthday” song is the right duration of time to wash your hands!

Sara

70 Colleen - Mommy Always Wins December 16, 2008 at 10:13 am

I’d have to say my favorite tip is one that can benefit everyone, not just teachers – Clorox has some tips as to what you can clean in 5 minutes (wipe table tops and desktops, light switches, etc.) The rest of us can use the same ideas at home – germs build up there, too and its quick and easy enough to get rid of them!

71 Kimberly/Mom in the City December 16, 2008 at 10:21 am

“Do the elbow cough”

72 buttercup December 16, 2008 at 10:23 am

I try to teach my kids the cough into your elbow tip. Mostly they do pretty good at that one.

73 Karen December 16, 2008 at 10:24 am

I could use a gift card!

74 buttercup December 16, 2008 at 10:25 am

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75 buttercup December 16, 2008 at 10:26 am

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76 buttercup December 16, 2008 at 10:27 am

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77 Amy December 16, 2008 at 10:37 am

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78 Amy December 16, 2008 at 10:38 am

I think cleaning the classroom is an amazing idea. Great job! And a Visa card? WOW!

79 Amy December 16, 2008 at 10:39 am

Forgot my tip: do the elbo cough! I’m teaching my 3 year old that trick right now.

80 Heidi December 16, 2008 at 10:43 am

I like the tip about not forgetting to wipe down the TV remote– I never remember that one. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

81 Heidi December 16, 2008 at 10:43 am

I also subscribe through google reader

82 Heidi December 16, 2008 at 10:44 am

I also get the newsletter.

83 Sarah at themommylogues December 16, 2008 at 10:44 am

Here’s what got me: “Kids can touch up to 300 surfaces in just 30 minutes.” WHOA. That’s a lot of surfaces. Do I doubt it? No. I’ve seen my children in action. Great idea for a classroom gift!

84 Nancy December 16, 2008 at 10:49 am

I thought this was a great idea:

Clothes with viruses on them can contaminate other clothes in the wash and remain in the washer. To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine.

Great giveaway!

85 Nancy December 16, 2008 at 10:50 am

I am also a feed subscriber

86 Nancy December 16, 2008 at 10:51 am

And I get your newsletter

87 Nancy December 16, 2008 at 10:51 am

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88 Ashley December 16, 2008 at 10:55 am

I buy Clorox wipes at Sams and use them in almost every room of the house. I wipe down the remotes, doorknobs and the light switches.

89 Robin H. December 16, 2008 at 10:55 am

Studies show that clothes with viruses on them can contaminate other clothes in the wash and viruses may even remain in the washer afterwards. To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine.

Wow, I can honestly say I never knew that. No wonder we always seem to keep passing back and forth colds all winter.

90 Ashley December 16, 2008 at 10:55 am

I am a feed subscriber too!

91 Robin H. December 16, 2008 at 10:55 am

I’m an RSS Subscriber!

92 Ashley December 16, 2008 at 10:56 am

and I am a newsletter subscriber :)

93 Michele December 16, 2008 at 10:56 am

I really enjoyed the tip on running the washing machine with 3/4 cup in it. I also found the Quick Clean Routines List helpful. A simple and fast way to tackle those germ hotspots.

94 Ashley December 16, 2008 at 10:56 am

I also have a button in my sidebar

95 Robin H. December 16, 2008 at 10:56 am

Feed Subscriber too!
Thanks!

96 Kara December 16, 2008 at 10:56 am

I forget how many things get covered in germs that I never think to wash. The tip to clean stuff like remotes and keyboards is great, now I want to go wipe mine down.

97 Kara December 16, 2008 at 10:56 am

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98 Kara December 16, 2008 at 10:57 am

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99 Michele December 16, 2008 at 10:57 am

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100 Michele December 16, 2008 at 10:57 am

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101 Kara December 16, 2008 at 10:57 am

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102 Michele December 16, 2008 at 10:58 am

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103 Brandy December 16, 2008 at 10:59 am

The bleach in the washer tip was the best! I am off to buy a bottle right now.

104 Brandy December 16, 2008 at 10:59 am

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105 Angela at contest bytes December 16, 2008 at 11:00 am

That is a great gift idea! But I already bought a B&N gift card… Great giveaway!

106 Angela at contest bytes December 16, 2008 at 11:00 am

Subscribed to your feed

107 Angela at contest bytes December 16, 2008 at 11:01 am

Banner on sidebar too. :)

108 Michele December 16, 2008 at 11:01 am

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109 ~Lana B~ December 16, 2008 at 11:02 am

I did NOT know this…”Sanitizing reduces the level of bacteria such as E. coli and Salmonella. Disinfecting with an EPA registered product has been shown to kill those bacteria…” VERY interesting…AND I will let other parents know that for every two Clorox products we buy and register, our teachers can get FREE clorox products. How cool is that!
Thanks so much for sharing!!
~Lana B~

110 ~Lana B~ December 16, 2008 at 11:02 am

I’m also subscribed to your newsletter AND your RSS Feed!
~Lana B~

111 Rebecca December 16, 2008 at 11:05 am

what a fabulous and creative idea!

112 Rebecca December 16, 2008 at 11:06 am

i am subscribed to the feed on google reader.

113 michelle December 16, 2008 at 11:06 am

Count me in! I am also an email newsletter subscriber.

This is a good tip for us, we’ve had some sickness recently: To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine.

114 Celeste December 16, 2008 at 11:07 am

I really like the concept of quick clean routines–my husband is a total germaphobe, so he’ll be happy to know that I’m going to add these “hot spots” to my daily/weekly cleaning plans.

115 Celeste December 16, 2008 at 11:09 am

I’m a feed subscriber too.

116 Kim Brown December 16, 2008 at 11:14 am

Ewww…germs in the washing machine? Glad we are coughing in our elbows at least!! My son’s school is a high education for low income children, so the gift card would help in so many ways. We take him there just because they have the very best teachers in the city.

117 Jean December 16, 2008 at 11:14 am

The cough in your elbow idea is one I hadn’t heard.
Also running 3/4 cup of Clorox in an empty wash to kill viruses is good.

118 Jean December 16, 2008 at 11:15 am

Im a subscriber

119 amy December 16, 2008 at 11:22 am

I like the sing and scrub. My four year old does this now. She used to be convinced that touching the water at all was the same as washing up.

120 Elizabeth December 16, 2008 at 11:22 am

I love the quick clean routines. They’re even useful at home!

121 amy December 16, 2008 at 11:22 am

I subscribe via feed reader

122 Elizabeth December 16, 2008 at 11:22 am

I’m a subscriber!

123 amy December 16, 2008 at 11:22 am

I also subscribe to the newsletter

124 Elizabeth December 16, 2008 at 11:23 am

I receive the 5MFM newsletter!

125 Elizabeth December 16, 2008 at 11:23 am

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126 Mama Zen December 16, 2008 at 11:26 am

Studies show that clothes with viruses on them can contaminate other clothes in the wash and viruses may even remain in the washer afterwards. To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine.

Yuck!

127 Mama Zen December 16, 2008 at 11:27 am

I subscribe to the newsletter!

128 Alisha December 16, 2008 at 11:30 am

I’ve never cleaned out my washer before and according to the site, it can hold lots of germs. I like the tip of adding 2/4 cup Clorox to the washer and running a cycle. Great tip! Great giveaway too.

129 Alisha December 16, 2008 at 11:30 am

I am a feed subscriber.

130 Alisha December 16, 2008 at 11:30 am

I am a newsletter subscriber.

131 Alisha December 16, 2008 at 11:31 am

I have your buttons on my blog.

132 Lawanda December 16, 2008 at 11:37 am

I always try to get my kids to cough in the crook of their arms! And I make them wash their hands randomly throughout the day. ;)

I love Clorox cleanups. I keep them in my car!

133 Lawanda December 16, 2008 at 11:37 am

I subscribe!! :)

134 Lawanda December 16, 2008 at 11:37 am

I have your button on my blog sidebar too!

135 Samantha December 16, 2008 at 11:38 am

I like the “Cinnamon Magic” lesson plan. What a great idea!

136 Sarah December 16, 2008 at 11:45 am

i love the classroom cleanup newsletter – good way to remind parents to help out.

137 Heather December 16, 2008 at 11:49 am

My daughter’s teacher is always lookin for these types of items. She would be thrilled. So would I for less germs.

138 christy davis December 16, 2008 at 11:50 am

Clothes with viruses on them can contaminate other clothes in the wash and remain in the washer. To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine.

i find this insane i have never in my life heard this not ever!!

139 christy davis December 16, 2008 at 11:50 am

i get your newsletter also ;)

140 christy davis December 16, 2008 at 11:51 am

I subscribe to your feed!! ;)

141 christy davis December 16, 2008 at 11:51 am

I have your button on my blog sidebar too

142 Angie December 16, 2008 at 11:53 am

We homeschool, but we are always using Clorox wipes around here. I love the “Doing the elbow cough” tip. I’ve been trying to get my 5 year old to do that!

143 Angie December 16, 2008 at 11:54 am

I subscribe to your feed through my Google homepage.

144 Angie December 16, 2008 at 11:54 am

I subscribe to the newsletter.

145 Angie December 16, 2008 at 11:55 am

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146 Angie December 16, 2008 at 11:57 am
147 Andrea December 16, 2008 at 12:06 pm

I love the Clorox wipes, quick and easy clean up tool!

148 Carrie Lim December 16, 2008 at 12:09 pm

I would love to win this one.

149 Carrie Lim December 16, 2008 at 12:14 pm

I subscribe to your feed.

150 Jean December 16, 2008 at 12:14 pm

I also get your Newsletter.

151 chyk December 16, 2008 at 12:20 pm

coughing into your elbow. so funny

152 Mrs. H December 16, 2008 at 12:21 pm

I never thought about cleaning my washing machine by running a plain load w/ bleach. Hm…

153 Mrs. H December 16, 2008 at 12:21 pm

I subscribe to your feed. Thanks.

154 Susan December 16, 2008 at 12:22 pm

I taught for nine years and I can honestly say that I would have loved for someone to do that for me. Great idea!

155 Susan December 16, 2008 at 12:23 pm

I am a newsletter subscriber.

156 Susan December 16, 2008 at 12:23 pm

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157 Susan December 16, 2008 at 12:23 pm

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158 Laura December 16, 2008 at 12:24 pm

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159 mariadelgado32302 December 16, 2008 at 12:25 pm

I get the RSS feed, newsletter and have the button on my page. Pick me!

160 jodi December 16, 2008 at 12:30 pm

for moms, I like the tip about running chlorox through a wash cycle w/o clothes to kill any remaining viruses in the machine…we just got over a stomach virus, so may be doing that one this afternoon! Thanks!

161 jodi December 16, 2008 at 12:31 pm

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162 jodi December 16, 2008 at 12:31 pm

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163 jodi December 16, 2008 at 12:34 pm

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164 jodi December 16, 2008 at 12:44 pm
165 Kendra Field December 16, 2008 at 12:45 pm

What a great idea, and glad Clorox is onboard with it too! We cleaned our boy’s preschool over the Thanksgiving break and it was much appreciated. A tip we practice is doing the elbow cough!

166 Kendra Field December 16, 2008 at 12:46 pm

I also get the newsletter!

167 Amy B. December 16, 2008 at 1:00 pm

I like the elbow cough tip. I am always around children and I have had children (not knowing any better) come up to me and cough all over my face. When really it isn’t their faults it’s our faults for not telling them. I will have to use this tip.

168 erin December 16, 2008 at 1:24 pm

I love Colorox wipes. I even use them when I go into work to wipe EVERYTHING down!

169 MH December 16, 2008 at 1:28 pm

I like the elbow cough and encourage my husband to do the same.

170 MH December 16, 2008 at 1:28 pm

I am a subscriber

171 Jesica December 16, 2008 at 1:34 pm

We’ve been doing the elbow-cough for years, but now that I’m on chemo, we’re REALLY strict about it. Three little kids = six little hands in Mommy’s face. I feel better when I haven’t seen anyone snot on their hands recently. :)

172 MaryBeth December 16, 2008 at 1:34 pm

I’m a subscriber.

173 Jesica December 16, 2008 at 1:34 pm

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174 Jesica December 16, 2008 at 1:35 pm

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175 MaryBeth December 16, 2008 at 1:36 pm

Oops, aparently my subscriber comment worked but the original didn’t. I was excited to read the cough into the elbow tip b/c that is how I’ve been teaching the girls to do it. It’s nice to know we’re doing things a good way! Thanks for the chance to win.

176 MaryBeth December 16, 2008 at 1:37 pm

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177 MaryBeth December 16, 2008 at 1:37 pm

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178 Amanda December 16, 2008 at 1:41 pm

I would have never guessed that your washing machine is contaminated with germs with all the soap and hot water used. Learn something new everyday :)

179 Amanda December 16, 2008 at 1:53 pm

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180 LISA C PARSONS December 16, 2008 at 1:53 pm

I have Clorox Wipes in every bathroom and use them daily. I am a clean freak.

I need those gift cards!!! Thanks for a great giveaway!!!

181 LISA C PARSONS December 16, 2008 at 1:53 pm

I also subscribe to your newsletter.

182 LISA C PARSONS December 16, 2008 at 1:54 pm

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183 Amanda December 16, 2008 at 1:56 pm

I get your newsletter as well :)

184 Christa December 16, 2008 at 1:59 pm

I found the “Quick Clean Routines” really helpful!

:) Thanks for the giveaway and information on your site!

185 Christa December 16, 2008 at 2:02 pm

I am subbed!

186 Nicole December 16, 2008 at 2:05 pm

I love the “Hot spots” list of thigns to keep clean all the time that’ll make a huge difference – remote controls, microwave, etc.

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188 Nicole December 16, 2008 at 2:06 pm

I’m a subscriber too!

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189 Nicole December 16, 2008 at 2:06 pm

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190 Nicole December 16, 2008 at 2:09 pm

I twittered it (and follow you on Twitter)!

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191 Aimee December 16, 2008 at 2:14 pm

Teaching your kids to cough in to their elbow was the tip that I liked!

192 Aimee December 16, 2008 at 2:15 pm

I get your newsletter

193 Aimee December 16, 2008 at 2:15 pm

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194 Aimee December 16, 2008 at 2:17 pm

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195 Amy from Occupation: Mommy December 16, 2008 at 2:17 pm

I like the elbow cough tip. My kids do it, but I am still trying to convince my husband it’s better than sneezing into his hand!

196 Carey December 16, 2008 at 3:01 pm

Counghing into the elbow is one thing I am always telling the kids. People touch everything in school and my kids are no different. So i keep reminding them not to touch and if they must cough, into the arm it goes so the hands stay cleaner.

197 brandy w December 16, 2008 at 3:08 pm

this would help so much with the holidays

198 brandy w December 16, 2008 at 3:08 pm

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199 brandy w December 16, 2008 at 3:09 pm

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200 brandy w December 16, 2008 at 3:09 pm

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201 Angie December 16, 2008 at 3:21 pm

I like to wipe off the light switches and door knobs daily..so I was happy to see that tip there..I love the quick clean routines lists..I am gonna print that off! We love our Cloroz wipes here!

202 Angie December 16, 2008 at 3:22 pm

I am a subscriber to your newsletter already!

203 Angie December 16, 2008 at 3:22 pm

I am also a subscriber through Google..thanks!

204 Stephanie V December 16, 2008 at 3:52 pm

I agree with the “get involved” tip. In fact, my little boy’s class has decided to clean green and all the parents spend 10 minutes cleaning after class ends. just trying to keep our little ones healthy!

205 Michelle Wyson December 16, 2008 at 4:39 pm

This one is I think the most important.
Germs are spread a lot through touching, and kids love to touch…everything.

Teach kids healthier habits, such as
Washing their hands the right way

* frequently, throughout the day
* before and after they eat
* with warm, soapy water, for at least 20 seconds (about the time it takes to sing the “Happy Birthday” song twice)

206 SarahHub December 16, 2008 at 4:47 pm

With a young daughter, I especially like the “Happy Birthday” song for washing her hands long enough! Hand washing is so important, and even more so in the winter months!

207 SarahHub December 16, 2008 at 4:47 pm

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210 Stef December 16, 2008 at 4:58 pm

Thanks for the giveaway!!

Thanks!!

211 Stef December 16, 2008 at 4:58 pm

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212 Stef December 16, 2008 at 4:59 pm

I also receive the newsletter!!

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213 Mama Bub December 16, 2008 at 5:50 pm

I love the “Hot Spot Hit List!” I’ll definitely be sure to pay extra attention to those areas now that hubby has the stomach flu -again.

214 Mama Bub December 16, 2008 at 5:51 pm

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215 Julie December 16, 2008 at 6:04 pm

WE LOVE CLOROX WIPES!!!! as a mom of 7 and childcare provider for 3 other little ones this is a STAPLE in our home. I buy them in bulk at B.J’s wholesale club, I keep them in each of the bathrooms and by each of the computers!!! Truley love this product!!

216 Julie December 16, 2008 at 6:05 pm

I wish they would teach children at school the importance of handwashing and spreading germs. I think this would be a GREAT teachers gift!!

217 Megret December 16, 2008 at 6:09 pm

I like the “wash in hot water” regarding laundry. In such an economic conscious state, it’s hard to remember that for just a few pennies more, I can protect us against germs by turning the washing machine to “hot.”

Thanks!
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218 Megret December 16, 2008 at 6:09 pm

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219 Megret December 16, 2008 at 6:09 pm

…and to your newsletter, as well. Thanks!

220 Richelle F December 16, 2008 at 6:29 pm

I like the “elbow cough” tip–and for sneezes!

221 Richelle F December 16, 2008 at 6:29 pm

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222 Sheila Capell December 16, 2008 at 7:27 pm

I like their “hot spots” list…I never thought to clean my remote (I know, gross huh??) But now I will thanks to their tips. Also, I liked the idea of running a load of wash with some clorox to kill lingering viruses that can be spread to other clothes.

I just have to say that I think this program for teachers is SO GREAT! Before I had my first son, I taught 6th grade (1 yr) and 4th grade (2 yrs). I ALWAYS bought my own cleaning supplies and would have LOVED if my students had done this for our classroom. SO to all you parents out there, save your teachers the extra pounds and get the wipes instead of the fudge this year!!! {{wink}}

223 Sheila Capell December 16, 2008 at 7:28 pm

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224 Sheila Capell December 16, 2008 at 7:28 pm

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225 Sheila Capell December 16, 2008 at 7:28 pm

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226 staceyk December 16, 2008 at 8:14 pm

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227 staceyk December 16, 2008 at 8:15 pm

I think it’s a great idea and way to help decrease spreading germs!

228 Melissa D December 16, 2008 at 8:26 pm

The elbow cough is new to me and I love it!

229 Terri December 16, 2008 at 8:35 pm

would love to win

230 Terri December 16, 2008 at 8:37 pm

feed subscriber… I’ve wondered if germs can travel from clothing item to clothing item, and by reading the home tips, I now know. We have had quite a few bugs lately and I am going to be sure to clean our washer with bleach!

231 Terri December 16, 2008 at 8:38 pm

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233 DJ December 16, 2008 at 8:41 pm

teaching my son to cough and sneeze into his elbow is so easy, never thought of it though!

234 DJ December 16, 2008 at 8:41 pm

I subscribe

235 DJ December 16, 2008 at 8:41 pm

Button’s is up always

236 DJ December 16, 2008 at 8:42 pm

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237 Mamamoose December 16, 2008 at 9:29 pm

I live for these wipes and if I won I buy lots for my classroom and my husband’s classroom! :)

238 Keeling December 16, 2008 at 9:30 pm

Wow! I would love to win this!

239 Mamamoose December 16, 2008 at 9:30 pm

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240 Keeling December 16, 2008 at 9:30 pm

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241 Mamamoose December 16, 2008 at 9:30 pm

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242 Mamamoose December 16, 2008 at 9:30 pm

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243 judy brittle December 16, 2008 at 9:33 pm

I like the idea of supplying your kids with their school supplies so they don’t have to share. You can download a shopping list of healthy supplies and school supplies. Thank you!

244 judy brittle December 16, 2008 at 9:34 pm

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246 Erin December 16, 2008 at 9:36 pm

I am a 2nd grade teacher – can I say how much I would LOVE for someone to clean my classroom??? What an awesome idea! :)

247 Erin December 16, 2008 at 9:36 pm

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248 Muthering Heights December 16, 2008 at 10:06 pm

I liked the tip about disinfecting remotes…I never think of them as big germ carriers!

249 Muthering Heights December 16, 2008 at 10:06 pm

I’m also a subscriber…

250 Barb December 16, 2008 at 10:07 pm

I’m a teacher AND a parent! My mom used to be a school secretary for a private school and I mentioned at back to school time that we were busy cleaning the room before unpacking and she said “Doesn’t your custodian clean your room over the summer?” HA! they barely clean the room during the school year…WE clean it! Sure would be great to have this to help!

251 Barb December 16, 2008 at 10:07 pm

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252 Barb December 16, 2008 at 10:07 pm

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253 Erica December 16, 2008 at 10:08 pm

I AM a teacher and I would love this for my classroom… yay! Thank you so much for remembering us!

254 Barb December 16, 2008 at 10:08 pm

I also subscribe to your feed. Just downloaded the cleaner classroom learning kit – what a good idea!

255 Muthering Heights December 16, 2008 at 10:08 pm

…and I have your button on my sidebar!

256 Karen December 16, 2008 at 10:15 pm

coughing into your elbow is a great tip…thanks for the giveaway!

257 AnaMarie aka Tonks December 16, 2008 at 10:24 pm

Not only do we do the cough in the inner elbow area, but we sneeze there as well…we make it a point to use our sleeves to open doors anywhere that’s not at home and if we’re in public bathrooms we too use paper towels to open doors but if there are no paper towels we use our shirt to open the door(tuck our hand under our shirt and use the hem to open the door).

258 Amy December 16, 2008 at 10:38 pm

Hey there!

What a great great idea!! Thanks Jackson!!

259 Amy December 16, 2008 at 10:38 pm

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260 Kelli December 16, 2008 at 10:55 pm

As a former school teacher, I can tell you that a Clorox clean up kit/wipes/spray would be a FABULOUS gift. I bought a lot of my cleaning supplies too. Classrooms can get kind of grimy with 25 fourth graders & all their stuff!

I could definitely help stock up my daughter’s preschool classroom with one of these gift cards. What a great giveaway!

261 RefreshMom December 16, 2008 at 10:58 pm

What a great idea. I think I might need to talk to some of our playgroup moms about doing the same thing in our kids classrooms at church.

262 RefreshMom December 16, 2008 at 10:58 pm

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263 RefreshMom December 16, 2008 at 10:58 pm

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264 Brenda Callahan December 16, 2008 at 11:04 pm

coughing into your elbow is tip i have been trying to teach my kids for years :)
thanks so much

265 Brenda Callahan December 16, 2008 at 11:05 pm

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266 Kiley December 16, 2008 at 11:07 pm

Do the elbow cough
Encourage them to cough into elbows, not hands (where they’re more likely to spread germs through touch).
Thank you for letting me enter!

267 Kim December 16, 2008 at 11:13 pm

The tip about cleaning the germ hot spots is a good one.

268 Kim December 16, 2008 at 11:14 pm

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269 Kim December 16, 2008 at 11:14 pm

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270 Kim December 16, 2008 at 11:14 pm

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271 Valerie December 16, 2008 at 11:34 pm

Cleaning the remotes — who would’ve thought?! Great tip, and thanks also for the awesome idea of cleaning the room for the teacher!

272 Valerie December 16, 2008 at 11:35 pm

Oh, and I subscribe to your feed via Google Reader. :)

273 Katie December 16, 2008 at 11:39 pm

My favorite tip is:
“Sing & scrub – Make sure kids wash hands frequently with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds (the time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice).”

274 Katie December 16, 2008 at 11:40 pm

I’m a subscriber!

275 Amy December 16, 2008 at 11:41 pm

Myhusband is a nurse and we always do the elbow cough!

276 Colette S December 17, 2008 at 12:31 am

I am trying to get my son to cough in his elbow…he is 3 so its taking awhile :)

277 Colette S December 17, 2008 at 12:32 am

I subscribe

278 Colette S December 17, 2008 at 12:32 am

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279 Michelle December 17, 2008 at 12:40 am

I loved the tip about the differences between sanitizing and disinfecting. Thanks for passing along the information, and the opportunity.

280 Mary December 17, 2008 at 12:45 am

I love the “elbow cough” tip. I’m still trying to teach my kids to consistently do it though.

281 Mary December 17, 2008 at 12:46 am

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282 Mary December 17, 2008 at 12:46 am

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283 Mary December 17, 2008 at 12:46 am

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284 Mudpies And Mary Janes December 17, 2008 at 12:57 am

I love the idea of cleaning your teacher’s classroom. They work so hard and deserve some special attention! Thanks for the chance to win the gift card.

285 Kristen M. December 17, 2008 at 1:31 am

I like the idea of using “cinnamon magic” to teach children about germs.

286 Mandy/Mommy Cracked December 17, 2008 at 1:37 am

I read a tip that aid to run an empty load of water and Clorox bleach through the wahing machine to kill germs in the machine from clothes that have been exposed to viruses. I’d have never thought to do that!

287 Mandy/Mommy Cracked December 17, 2008 at 1:40 am

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288 Stacy December 17, 2008 at 1:42 am

Having been a teacher, I can tell you this is an AWESOME idea!
I’d love to win one of the gift cards.

289 Mandy/Mommy Cracked December 17, 2008 at 1:42 am

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290 Stacy December 17, 2008 at 1:42 am

I subscribe through google reader

291 Cynthia December 17, 2008 at 1:46 am

I like the quick clean routines…they suggested some things to disinfect that i had not thought about!

292 Cynthia December 17, 2008 at 1:46 am

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293 Cynthia December 17, 2008 at 1:47 am

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294 Noreen December 17, 2008 at 2:24 am

I didn’t know that viruses can survive going through the washing machine and can be transfered to other clothes and other loads of clothes, adding bleach to an empty washing machine kills them

295 Michelle December 17, 2008 at 3:21 am

I liked the suggestion to run bleach through the washer in an empty load, to kill any viruses left from clothing. I hadn’t thought of that, good suggestion!

296 Michelle December 17, 2008 at 3:22 am

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297 Sally B December 17, 2008 at 3:57 am

Always sneeze into elbow.

298 Cindy J December 17, 2008 at 7:39 am

I like the elbow sneeze thing too. My 8 year old does it and its so cute and useful.

299 Tom December 17, 2008 at 7:44 am

Yup, the elbow sneeze never goes outa style!

300 Danielle E December 17, 2008 at 8:01 am

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301 Dree December 17, 2008 at 8:10 am

The quick clean routine is cool.

302 Mozi Esmes Mommy December 17, 2008 at 8:17 am

Great gift idea!!!

303 Mozi Esmes Mommy December 17, 2008 at 8:17 am

And I’m subscribed to your feed.

304 Marilyn December 17, 2008 at 8:27 am

I like the elbow cough idea – having kids cough into their elbow instead of their hand. This would definately not spread so many germs!

305 Corey December 17, 2008 at 8:50 am

Having kids cough into their elbow is great, and also wiping down surfaces like doorknobs, tables and lightswitches has to help too!

306 Carol December 17, 2008 at 9:02 am

Wiping the tv remote. Happy Holidays.

307 Tracy December 17, 2008 at 9:04 am

Sing and scrub is a tried and true method to wash away those germs.

Thanks, I subscribe!

308 Heather December 17, 2008 at 9:06 am

I didn’t even think about microwave & refrigerator handles being germy places at home! Now I know to clean them extra well!

309 Carol December 17, 2008 at 9:08 am

Yikes, I had no idea germs were in my washer! Who knew?!

310 Carol December 17, 2008 at 9:09 am

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311 Carol December 17, 2008 at 9:10 am

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312 Heather December 17, 2008 at 9:10 am

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314 Heather December 17, 2008 at 9:13 am

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316 Teresa E December 17, 2008 at 9:38 am

tip- Encourage kids to cough into their elbows, not their hands (where they’re more likely to spread viruses through touch).

317 Katherine Frazier December 17, 2008 at 9:38 am

I like their recommendation of running 3/4 c Clorox bleach through the washer after running your normal laundry.

318 amy ormsby December 17, 2008 at 9:45 am

I love the tip about running bleach in an empty washer, to get rid of germs that may be lurking there. I never knew that! I guess old dogs can learn new tricks! Thanks for directing me to the clorox website and for the opportunity to enter the contest.

319 Andria December 17, 2008 at 9:46 am

Cough in the elbow to reduce spread of germs. We say to the kiddos “Cough in the corner” and it has worked great! Thanks for the chance.

320 Andria December 17, 2008 at 9:47 am

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321 Andria December 17, 2008 at 9:47 am

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322 Marin December 17, 2008 at 9:54 am

I like the tip about coughing into your elbow instead of your hand. That’s a great idea!

323 Melissa Thomson December 17, 2008 at 9:55 am

Thanks for the giveaway! I always send in wipes for the classroom.

324 thinkingbrain135 December 17, 2008 at 10:02 am

Disinfecting and sanitizing household “hot” spots helps keep the family germ free as well as the classroom by keeping the spread of nasties from reaching others. We do this in our home and the kids love to pitch in. Gotta love Clorox wipes!

325 Jen December 17, 2008 at 10:23 am

the elbow cough was the best tip I thought, I would never have told my kids that until now, what a good idea at keeping germs down!!!

326 carolyn s December 17, 2008 at 10:39 am

I never thought about disinfecting my washer, but they say to run an empty load through with 3/4 cup Clorox Bleach to do it.

thanks for sharing

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327 carolyn s December 17, 2008 at 10:39 am

I am a subscriber.

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328 Wendy P December 17, 2008 at 10:44 am

Germs can be anywhere, I love clorox, it cleans very well, and the classroom is the perfect example. So many germs with kids sneezing all over the place.

329 kristen December 17, 2008 at 10:56 am

Enjoyed the Hot Spot Hit list of all of the places in the house that have the most germs! Ick…

330 mickeyfan December 17, 2008 at 11:09 am

The “hot spot hit list” covers areas that make total sense, yet might not be places you think of initially! (computer mouse, for instance)

331 traci ryan December 17, 2008 at 11:10 am

i get it!

332 Selene December 17, 2008 at 11:23 am

The washing machine germs was an eye-opener to me.

Thanks for the giveaway.

333 Nancy J December 17, 2008 at 11:33 am

I like this tip
Make sure kids wash hands frequently with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds (the time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice).

334 Nancy J December 17, 2008 at 11:34 am

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336 Nancy J December 17, 2008 at 11:35 am

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337 Barbara December 17, 2008 at 11:42 am

I liked that they had lesson plans on their site for teachers

338 Barbara December 17, 2008 at 11:42 am

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339 CC December 17, 2008 at 11:43 am

I’d LOVE to win! I’m a Speech Pathologist in a low income school and don’t receive Christmas gifts from my students :( :( This would make up for that very nicely!

340 CC December 17, 2008 at 11:44 am

I’m a subscriber

341 Donald H. December 17, 2008 at 11:50 am

I like the tip to run an empty load in the washer with cholox to reduce germs.

342 Erin Walsh December 17, 2008 at 11:55 am

My favorite tip was about doing the elbow cough. Here I’ve always taught mine to cover their mouths in order to not infect everyone around them. Of course that completely ignores the fact that everything they touch after that becomes contaminated.

343 Erin Walsh December 17, 2008 at 11:56 am

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344 Erin Walsh December 17, 2008 at 11:57 am

I’m also an email subscriber. Thanks!

345 Pamb Wesley December 17, 2008 at 12:02 pm

i visited the site and signed up. I found this tip for the home on the site. Run an empty load in the washing
machine with ¾ cup Clorox® Regular-
Bleach to kill bacteria and viruses
spread by contaminated clothing. I think cleaning up the classroom starts at home. By keeping our children illness free we are reducing the number of germs spread at school.

346 Denise December 17, 2008 at 12:02 pm

Clothes with viruses on them can contaminate other clothes in the wash and remain in the washer.

347 Pam Wesley December 17, 2008 at 12:04 pm

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348 Kasey December 17, 2008 at 12:09 pm

I tell my kids to cough down into their shirts, and they wash their hands often.

349 Paula H December 17, 2008 at 12:18 pm

I like this tip: Do the elbow cough
Encourage them to cough into elbows, not hands (where they’re more likely to spread germs through touch).

I have been trying to teach my kids to do this.

350 MJ December 17, 2008 at 12:20 pm

Please enter me!

351 Amber G December 17, 2008 at 12:21 pm

Please enter me & Thanks for the giveaway!

The tip I found most helpful were the Quick Clean Routines for parents :) I never thought that just wiping down everything from doorknobs to light switches with Clorox Disinfecting Wipes would help fight germs, but it seems really easy and makes a lot of sense!

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352 ROB December 17, 2008 at 12:23 pm

sanitizing non-porous toys with a bleach solution.

353 Maral T December 17, 2008 at 12:23 pm

I learned that contimated clothes with germs and viruses placed into the washer machine can spread to the washer machine and to other clothes and then of course to individuals. And the great tip to rid the washing machine from germs. Thanks for the great opportunity!

354 Andrea December 17, 2008 at 12:33 pm

I like the letter for teachers to give to parents with tips

355 Tina Renee December 17, 2008 at 12:36 pm

I liked the tip about all the Hot Spots for germs; examples: phones,computer keyboards,light switches, TV remotes, door knobs, refrigerator handles!

356 Tina Renee December 17, 2008 at 12:37 pm

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357 Tina Renee December 17, 2008 at 12:38 pm

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358 Danielle E December 17, 2008 at 12:48 pm

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359 Anissa December 17, 2008 at 12:53 pm

I’ve always liked the “Happy Birthday” song tip (for how long to wash your hands) :)

360 Tiki11 December 17, 2008 at 1:00 pm

Paper products are also a great idea, my child’s classroom always runs out of kleenex, paper towels, soap and hand sanitizer.

361 jenna December 17, 2008 at 1:13 pm

Cough into your elbow as opposed to just letting it fly. I try to teach this to my patients as well. Thanks for the giveaway!

362 Tiffany December 17, 2008 at 1:15 pm

I like the tip to run an empty washer load with bleach to kill any germs. Who knew there were so many germs in there? YUCK!
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363 nicole schellhas December 17, 2008 at 1:15 pm

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364 Tiffany December 17, 2008 at 1:15 pm

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365 Tiffany December 17, 2008 at 1:16 pm

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366 Anglophile Football Fanatic December 17, 2008 at 1:22 pm

Wonderful idea. I was a teacher & I did buy all my own supplies. I have your buttons and subscribe.

367 Sonya Sparks December 17, 2008 at 1:26 pm

I found this:
When a child comes home from school sick, he or she may infect the rest of the family! Help prevent the spread of germs by using Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes* to sanitize and disinfect these germ “hot spots” in your home:

* Phones
* Kitchen/bathroom sink faucet handles
* Light switches
* Remote controls
* Doorknobs
* Refrigerator handles
Thanks for the chance.

368 Sonya Sparks December 17, 2008 at 1:27 pm

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369 Sonya Sparks December 17, 2008 at 1:27 pm

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370 Meagan risberg December 17, 2008 at 1:30 pm

i would love to win

371 Abby December 17, 2008 at 1:33 pm

Awesome contest as usual ladies!

372 amber December 17, 2008 at 2:08 pm

I would love to win! That card would so come in handy this season. Thank you!!

373 amber December 17, 2008 at 2:09 pm

I also subscribed to your RSS feed via Yahoo reader. Thanks!

374 Charity S. December 17, 2008 at 2:10 pm

Doing the elbow cough
Encourage kids to cough into their elbows, not their hands (where they’re more likely to spread viruses through touch).

Thanks

375 Kate December 17, 2008 at 2:17 pm

My 4th grade teacher made us have our own box of Kleenex at all times and also a small trash can on our desk.

376 Melanie December 17, 2008 at 2:19 pm

This is the tip I read: “Studies show that clothes with viruses on them can contaminate other clothes in the wash and viruses may even remain in the washer afterwards. To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine.”

I was SHOCKED to know that my washing machine doesn’t kill germs!

377 Melanie December 17, 2008 at 2:20 pm

I subscribe.

378 Melanie December 17, 2008 at 2:20 pm

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379 Melanie December 17, 2008 at 2:21 pm

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380 Greta Kirby December 17, 2008 at 2:21 pm

Wash your hands, wash your hands and wash your hands!!!

381 Sarah December 17, 2008 at 2:30 pm

The coughing into the elbows is a great tip! I’m always telling my son to cover his mouth…but coughing into his elbow makes more sense!!

382 Alicia December 17, 2008 at 2:50 pm

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383 Rita M December 17, 2008 at 2:51 pm

Wow, I was surprised to learn that teachers have to buy their own cleaning supplies — gee, it seems bad enough that pencils & paper are rarely provided anymore!

384 Linda December 17, 2008 at 2:52 pm

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385 Michelle December 17, 2008 at 3:19 pm

I like the tip to encourage kids to cough into their elbows, not their hands (where they’re more likely to spread viruses through touch).

386 Michelle December 17, 2008 at 3:19 pm

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387 Michelle December 17, 2008 at 3:19 pm

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388 Michelle December 17, 2008 at 3:21 pm
389 Sharla December 17, 2008 at 3:42 pm

Many of the tips they have I already use. I teach preschool from home and I’m always using Clorox wipes. One thing I did like was their Hot Spot Hit List. I never even thought about disinfecting our remotes. Duh!

390 Sharla December 17, 2008 at 3:50 pm

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391 Sharla December 17, 2008 at 3:51 pm

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392 Sharla December 17, 2008 at 3:52 pm

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393 Laura Harrison December 17, 2008 at 3:58 pm

I was janitor in a public school.
I like the tip to teachers. Teach kids to cough into elbows, not hands — where they’re more likely to spread germs through touch.

394 Laura Harrison December 17, 2008 at 3:58 pm

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395 Rhonda Mason December 17, 2008 at 4:01 pm

I love the Germbuster games! Nothing like a little fun to help the chores go faster! I printed them out. Now the first one to get their room picked up gets first choice! Thanks!

396 Rhonda Mason December 17, 2008 at 4:02 pm

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397 AmandaK December 17, 2008 at 4:06 pm

I learned that kids should cough into their elbows! From now, my kids and myself will be coughing into our elbows!

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398 sue higgins December 17, 2008 at 4:19 pm

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399 sue higgins December 17, 2008 at 4:19 pm

we use clorox wipes to clean the toilet outside

400 Alexia December 17, 2008 at 4:25 pm

Having your kids sing a song while washing their hands is a great idea!

401 Shelley Cameron December 17, 2008 at 4:36 pm

I found the list of places germs like to hide very helpful:
Microwave & refrigerator handles
Kitchen & bathroom faucet handles
Phones
MP3 players
Remote controls
Mouse & keyboards

We’ve got to do our best to avoid the sickies around here!

402 Shelley Cameron December 17, 2008 at 4:37 pm

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403 Shelley Cameron December 17, 2008 at 4:38 pm

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404 barbara leatham December 17, 2008 at 4:44 pm

I love the clorox wipes! I have already donated several to my daughter’s classroom for their use. It’s an easy way for everyone to help clean the class! Thanks

405 barbara leatham December 17, 2008 at 4:46 pm

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406 barbara leatham December 17, 2008 at 4:46 pm

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407 sandy December 17, 2008 at 4:50 pm

Studies show that clothes with viruses on them can contaminate other clothes in the wash and viruses may even remain in the washer afterwards. To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine.

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410 Vanessa C. December 17, 2008 at 4:51 pm

Love the tip about using Bleach in an empty washer to reduce germs! I had no idea!

411 Vanessa C. December 17, 2008 at 4:52 pm

I am also an email subscriber!

412 sito December 17, 2008 at 4:54 pm

I like the tip to “Teach kids to cough into elbows, not hands — where they’re more likely to spread germs through touch.”

413 sito December 17, 2008 at 4:55 pm

I get your newsletter.

414 Erica C. December 17, 2008 at 5:05 pm

Elbow cough is the easiest thing to do!

415 mellissa k December 17, 2008 at 5:23 pm

Hi all-I like the tip about running your washer on an empty load with 3/4 cup bleach to get rid of the nasties! That will be my new weekly laundry routine.
Thanks

416 lisa December 17, 2008 at 5:26 pm

Very interesting…love it!

417 Anne L. December 17, 2008 at 5:29 pm

As Clorox pointed out, “Germs also live on computer keyboards”. Ew! We can all relate to this one.

418 Kat R December 17, 2008 at 5:33 pm

my mom is a nurse so we were taught to cough in the elbow and to sing the ABC’s twice while washing hands, nice to know my mom was ahead of the game as I’ve taught my kids the same. I can’t bring myself to waste water on an empty load so I always wash my whites with bleach first, probably not as effective but I’m trying!

419 Kat R December 17, 2008 at 5:34 pm

I get the newsletter too

420 Adrienne Gordon December 17, 2008 at 5:40 pm

Teach kids to cough into elbows is a good tip

421 Matthew Meisenhelder December 17, 2008 at 5:44 pm

Make sure kids wash hands frequently with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds (the time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice).

i love the birthday theme for timing

422 jffryclough December 17, 2008 at 5:44 pm

i like the tip about running clorox through an empty wash cycle to kill the germs in the clothes washer

423 Margaret Smith December 17, 2008 at 5:54 pm

Thanks for offering this giveaway. I love the tip about Doing the elbow cough
Encourage kids to cough into their elbows, not their hands (where they’re more likely to spread viruses through touch).
Thanks and Happy Holidays.

424 krissy December 17, 2008 at 5:55 pm

the elbow cough is pretty interesting but i’ll admit i read that above but from the clorox site i choose….”share wisely” such a true tip. Kids are always sharing pencils, crayons, paper, etc. (anything & everything). If kids had their own school supplies at all times than thats less germs that are spread by sharing!

425 Sara Amos December 17, 2008 at 6:02 pm

We use Clorox wipes all over the house, especially doorknobs and phones to prevent germs spreading. We also encourage coughing in the elbow instead of into hands to prevent spreading germs

426 christin December 17, 2008 at 6:06 pm

coughing into your elbow is a great tip and one we’re teaching our 2 yr old:) thanks!
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427 Beckie December 17, 2008 at 6:23 pm

80% of infectious illnesses are spread by touch – and the average student can touch up to 300 surfaces in just 30 minutes. Multiply that by the number of hours in a school day – and you can quickly see why the average desk has 400 times more germs than the average toilet seat. Even if you clean your classroom before the school day starts, germs are bound to be back in full force by the end of the day. And when kids return to your classroom from the science lab, cafeteria or gym – they may bring even more germs with them. Wiping a surface with soap and water or a cleaning product does not eliminate germs. That’s why it’s important to use an EPA registered disinfectant regularly on the surfaces kids touch most: doorknobs, desktops, keyboards and water fountain faucets. Disinfect often to help kill the germs that can cause colds, flu and other illnesses. Using Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes is one quick and easy way to be sure you’re doing your part. For other ideas, check out these Quick Clean Routines for your classroom.

428 Cherie J December 17, 2008 at 6:27 pm

I picked up this great tip from the website:

Studies show that clothes with viruses on them can contaminate other clothes in the wash and viruses may even remain in the washer afterwards. To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine.

Thanks for the contest!

429 Jenn S. December 17, 2008 at 6:40 pm

“Give kids their own school supplies, so they don’t have to share germy cups, crayons or pencils.”

Ack, I didn’t know germs lived in the washer – ick!

430 Carrie Mahan December 17, 2008 at 6:48 pm

Teaching kids to cough into their elbows is a great tip!

431 Samantha R December 17, 2008 at 6:54 pm

My favorite tip is “Clothes with viruses on them can contaminate other clothes in the wash and remain in the washer. To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine.”

432 Samantha R December 17, 2008 at 6:55 pm

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433 Sarah December 17, 2008 at 6:56 pm

I love teaching the elbow cough. We teach kids to cover with their hands…but kids touch everything with their hands!

434 Pat December 17, 2008 at 6:56 pm

As a first grade teacher the children in my class clean their desk tops with Clorox wipes after recess and again after lunch. We also practice the elbow cough/sneeze.

Best wishes for happy holidays and a prosperous 2009! Thanks for the contest.

435 Chris December 17, 2008 at 7:02 pm

I liked the tip about cleaning the washing machine with bleach. I didn’t know germ could be there.

436 crystal December 17, 2008 at 7:14 pm

Hi!!
I think that is really sweet that your son likes his teacher. That definitely makes the school day more enjoyable…so does a clean classroom:)

I liked this tip and never heard it before…

To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine.

437 crystal December 17, 2008 at 7:15 pm

I am an email subscriber:)

438 susan varney December 17, 2008 at 7:26 pm

running 3/4 c Clorox bleach through the washer after running your normal laundry is a great tip

439 Janice Whitaker December 17, 2008 at 7:28 pm

I use the clorox wipes everywhere.Even have them in my office at work!

440 Juicebox mom December 17, 2008 at 7:30 pm

The tip about coughing into your elbow instead of your hand!

441 Juicebox mom December 17, 2008 at 7:30 pm

i’m a subscriber

442 Juicebox mom December 17, 2008 at 7:31 pm

i have your button!

443 Celia December 17, 2008 at 7:43 pm

I liked the tip about how to keep down mildew in the bathroom by tossing the shower curtain liner in the wash with some regular bleach.

444 Gina December 17, 2008 at 7:48 pm

Clorox wipes were on our Kindergarten teachers wish list at the beginning of the year, so I pick them up every time the grocery store does double coupon days!

445 Gina December 17, 2008 at 7:48 pm

I’m already a subscriber.

446 Beth December 17, 2008 at 7:51 pm

I thought the tip about cleaning you washer with bleach was a good one. I didn’t realize that viruses could live in my washing machine.

Thanks for the opportunity,
Beth

447 Beth December 17, 2008 at 7:51 pm

I’m a subscriber.

Thanks for the opportunity,
Beth

448 christopher h December 17, 2008 at 7:59 pm

cough into your elbow instead of your hand

449 Kathleen December 17, 2008 at 8:06 pm

I never realized that your washer could be filled with germs. I just figured they got washed away with the dirty water after washing a load of clothing! That’s so gross!! I will now be using bleach to clean my washer every so often. Thanks for the giveaway!

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450 Eloise C December 17, 2008 at 8:15 pm

Sanitizing reduces the level of bacteria such as E Coli and salmonella and disinfecting has been shown to kill those bacteria. Thanks so much for such a wonderful giveaway, my daughter is always coming hoe with a list of things her class needs so this card would definitely come in handy for that!

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451 Eloise C December 17, 2008 at 8:16 pm

I am also subcribed, thanks again!

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452 Brian N. December 17, 2008 at 8:32 pm

I learned what Greenwashing was

453 Sheila December 17, 2008 at 8:34 pm

Bleach in the washer, great idea! I didn’t know germs could live in there!!

454 Christine December 17, 2008 at 8:34 pm

Coughing into your elbow is a great tip. Thank you so much!

455 Sheila December 17, 2008 at 8:35 pm

I get your newsletter!

456 Sheila December 17, 2008 at 8:35 pm

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457 kelleythejewelrylady December 17, 2008 at 8:40 pm

I like the tip about the remote… did not even think of that one. I try to wash off the phone, but missed the remote.

Great tips Clorox

458 kelleythejewelrylady December 17, 2008 at 8:41 pm

I subscribe to your newsletter and….

459 kelleythejewelrylady December 17, 2008 at 8:42 pm

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460 kelleythejewelrylady December 17, 2008 at 8:43 pm

I have your button(s) up on my blog….
Thanks!

461 tanya December 17, 2008 at 8:54 pm

A box of Airbourne is a great gift for the teacher and I’d love to win the gift card!!

462 Maggie M December 17, 2008 at 8:55 pm

I had totally forgotten about “Cough into your elbows, not your hands” (where you’re more likely to spread viruses through touch). I’ll have to tell that tip to my son and his wife, who are always telling their two little girls to cover their mouth when they cough.

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463 Maggie M December 17, 2008 at 8:55 pm

I am a subscriber by email :)

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464 Maggie M December 17, 2008 at 8:57 pm

I also subscribe to your newsletter:)

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465 ellen cunningham December 17, 2008 at 9:25 pm

It never occurred to me to clean the remote but it makes sense. Thanks for the chance.

466 ellen cunningham December 17, 2008 at 9:25 pm

I am a subscriber.

467 Don Amos December 17, 2008 at 9:45 pm

Thanks for the awesome ideas!

468 Betty King December 17, 2008 at 10:08 pm

I really like the Pardner with Parents tip. I think all parents should be involved with their childrens education. And to take it one step farther by donating cleaning supplies or even taking the time to clean the classroom for her is great just a wonderful idea. Hope more parents get involved in this manner.

469 vicki andrew December 17, 2008 at 10:12 pm

love the idea of coughing into your elbow, tried it and it was easier than I thought

470 Anne December 17, 2008 at 10:19 pm

I’m trying to remember the “hot spots”; this site is very informative! Keyboards, phones, fridge handles, doorknobs, grocery cart handles, pin pads for debit cards, bank machines, there must be thousands of hot spots!

Thanks very much!

471 michael woods December 17, 2008 at 10:19 pm

As one who always grew up sneezing into his hands, sneezing into your elbow for kids is great advice

472 Anne December 17, 2008 at 10:19 pm

I am a subscriber!

Thanks

473 Anne December 17, 2008 at 10:19 pm

I am also a newsletter subscriber!

Thanks so much!

474 Anne December 17, 2008 at 10:22 pm

Here is my facebook link.

I posted this giveaway theree!

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=513603379&ref=profile&pub=2915120374

Thanks so much

475 Jennifer B. December 17, 2008 at 10:41 pm

I love the idea of cleaning up the classroom to say thank-you to teachers.

476 Jennifer B. December 17, 2008 at 10:41 pm

Your button is on my blog.

477 Jennifer B. December 17, 2008 at 10:41 pm

I’m a subscriber.

478 Rita A. December 17, 2008 at 10:59 pm

Something I did not know….Clothes with viruses on them can contaminate other clothes in the wash and remain in the washer. To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine.

479 kendra December 17, 2008 at 11:18 pm

ahh bleach in the empty washer!!! thnx for the opp

480 grubmama December 17, 2008 at 11:36 pm

gotta love those clorox wipes wherever you are classroom or home.

481 Shilo Beedy December 17, 2008 at 11:47 pm

Share wisely
Give kids their own school supplies, so they don’t have to share germy cups, crayons or pencils.

482 Reeva M. December 18, 2008 at 12:01 am

i’m a subscriber

483 kathemc December 18, 2008 at 12:01 am

The best tip for me was to run an empty load in the washing machine with ¾ cup Clorox® Regular-
Bleach to kill bacteria and viruses spread by contaminated clothing.

484 Reeva M. December 18, 2008 at 12:02 am

i like the tip about coughing into elbows..great idea!

Thanks for a great giveaway! i hope i’m chosen as the lucky winner.

485 Lacy December 18, 2008 at 12:10 am

“Kids can touch up to 300 surfaces in just 30 minutes.” Yuck! Cleaning the remotes is a great tip.

486 Stacy December 18, 2008 at 12:11 am

My favorite tip is Teach kids to cough into elbows, not hands. I actually do this too.

487 Barbara McCrea December 18, 2008 at 12:21 am

My favorite tip is to run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine. to kill virus’ and flu germs, in between washes

488 Dawn Taylor December 18, 2008 at 12:37 am

This would be so great to win!

489 Amy December 18, 2008 at 12:40 am

My fav. tip is teaching kids to cough into their elbows. Thanks so much for this giveaway! Merry Christmas!

490 Sandy Tritt December 18, 2008 at 12:42 am

I never realized the washing machine being a germ breading ground.

491 Kari A. December 18, 2008 at 12:45 am

You know I always knew about handles to doors being “hot spots” for germs and I don’t know why I didn’t think about it but microwave and fridge handles are hot spots too – duh.
As a former teacher – Thank you for hosting this giveaway. We spend sooo much on our classrooms out of our own funds. Thank you, thank you.

492 Kari A. December 18, 2008 at 12:46 am

I am a subscriber.

493 Kari A. December 18, 2008 at 12:46 am

I am a newsletter subscriber.

494 Kari A. December 18, 2008 at 12:46 am

I have your button on my BLOG!

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495 Meg December 18, 2008 at 1:00 am

i’m so glad you mention this!!! I’m completing a MS in education right now and as school budgets keep shrinking, teachers have to cover more and more of their classroom expenses–like cleaning supplies and printing tests!

I think the elbow cough idea is genius.

496 Meg December 18, 2008 at 1:01 am

I have your 5 minutes for mom button on my blog. (and the 5 minutes for giveaways as well!)

497 Jessica T December 18, 2008 at 1:23 am

Love the idea for the teacher – as a teacher myself, I know how much of your own money you spend on those types of things!

498 Jessica T December 18, 2008 at 1:24 am

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500 Jennifer F. December 18, 2008 at 1:28 am

Coughing into the elbows!

Have a very merry Christmas!

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501 Stephen Saunders December 18, 2008 at 1:37 am

These kill germies. Awesome. Dead germies are awesome. I like dead germies. Dead. :)

502 Deb - Mom of 3 Girls December 18, 2008 at 2:05 am

Could definitely use this right now – thanks for the giveaway! :)

503 Deb - Mom of 3 Girls December 18, 2008 at 2:05 am

Newsletter subscriber. :)

504 Deb - Mom of 3 Girls December 18, 2008 at 2:06 am

Feed subscriber too. :)

505 Sarah December 18, 2008 at 2:38 am

The elbow cough is a good idea.

506 Denise M December 18, 2008 at 2:56 am

Singing the “Happy Birthday” song is a great way to teach kids about good handwashing!

507 Cheryl F. December 18, 2008 at 3:22 am

Washing their hands the right way :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

508 Cheryl F. December 18, 2008 at 3:23 am

I subscribe to your feed in Google Reader :)

509 Cheryl F. December 18, 2008 at 3:23 am

Your blog and button are in my blogroll :

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510 Cheryl F. December 18, 2008 at 3:23 am
511 Cheryl F. December 18, 2008 at 3:28 am

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512 Rebecca Graham December 18, 2008 at 3:46 am

Teaching children to wash their hands to kill the germs.

513 David Guss December 18, 2008 at 6:19 am

I found the “Doing the elbow cough” a very smart handy tip.

514 Marie Fink December 18, 2008 at 6:30 am

I really like the Cough into your elbow tip. I work at an elementary school cafeteria and the kids come through the line hacking away on everything and everybody! They could all use this tip! m04taes(at)verizon(dot)net

515 Carol Lawrence December 18, 2008 at 6:37 am

Wash hands frequently to time of singing Happy Birthday twice is what I learned.

516 Carol Lawrence December 18, 2008 at 6:39 am

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517 Lmay December 18, 2008 at 8:45 am

Disinfected surfaces frequently – such a simple tip, but so often neglected.

518 amylouwho December 18, 2008 at 9:01 am

Coughing into the elbow and wiping down computer keyboards – great tips!

519 Heather S December 18, 2008 at 9:57 am

Great tips. I agree with wiping down your keyboard and mouse as there are lots of germs on them. Thanks!

520 Sally December 18, 2008 at 10:30 am

As a wife of a teacher who is VERY conscious of germs, I love it when parents give him Clorox wipes & boxes of tissues. It’s a teacher’s wife’s dream!

521 Diana December 18, 2008 at 10:33 am

I like the coughing into your elbow idea and the washing your hands to the happy birthday song. both kids can understand and do easily. thanks!

522 Denyse December 18, 2008 at 10:55 am

Hand sanitiser in your pocketbook is useful all the time.

523 Janet F December 18, 2008 at 11:19 am

Studies show that clothes with viruses on them can contaminate other clothes in the wash and viruses may even remain in the washer afterwards. To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

524 Melanie December 18, 2008 at 11:19 am

Here’s a HOT TIP: Help wash away germs on Laundry Day!

Clothes with viruses on them can contaminate other clothes in the wash and remain in the washer. To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine.

I just never really thought about this! This is the most helpful tip that I saw. I will be utilizing this immediately.

525 Janet F December 18, 2008 at 11:20 am

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526 Janet F December 18, 2008 at 11:20 am

Subscribed to newsletter.

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527 Janet F December 18, 2008 at 11:26 am

Button is on my sidebar

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528 Ronni Fox December 18, 2008 at 11:32 am

I like everything..how could I choose just one?

529 Janet F December 18, 2008 at 11:33 am

I blogged here:

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530 Mia F December 18, 2008 at 11:56 am

Using bleach for the washing machine was a great tip

531 migrator December 18, 2008 at 12:24 pm

This is my favorite tip: Doing the elbow cough
Encourage kids to cough into their elbows, not their hands (where they’re more likely to spread viruses through touch).

532 Kathy Scott December 18, 2008 at 1:24 pm

I help in my son’s class once a week. Invariably I get sick. I have donated a case of Clorox wipes to the classroom and have gone two weeks without getting sick.

533 Amy December 18, 2008 at 1:27 pm

I get the feed.

534 April Jacques December 18, 2008 at 1:27 pm

I like the five minutes tip on using the clorox wipes. Going over things in the kitchen and bathroom.

535 Amy December 18, 2008 at 1:28 pm

I get the newsletter. I got kicked off last night by my computer, so my initial comment is way above here. :)

536 Amy December 18, 2008 at 1:29 pm

I have the 5M4G button on my blog. Thanks again!

537 Deborah R December 18, 2008 at 1:31 pm

I’m happy to be reminded to ” cough into elbows, not hands.” Next to washing hands, that’s probably the most important tip to stop the spread of colds.

538 pam day December 18, 2008 at 1:36 pm

Clorox wipes I don’t leave home without them. Thanks

539 djp December 18, 2008 at 1:48 pm

i am in

540 beth shepherd December 18, 2008 at 2:00 pm

Cough and sneeze in the crook of your arm – my kids have learned this thankfully. We love Clorox Wipes. Use them constantly. Thank you
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541 ANNE S December 18, 2008 at 2:29 pm

I love the tip to mount a basketball hoop over a child’s laundry hamper. Thanks.

542 Amy H. December 18, 2008 at 2:32 pm

As a classroom teacher, this would be an unexpected gift!

543 Amy H. December 18, 2008 at 2:33 pm

I’ve spread the word to all my teacher/Mom friends via facebook

544 Amy H. December 18, 2008 at 2:33 pm

I am a loyal subscriber!

545 tracey johnson December 18, 2008 at 2:59 pm

the elbow cough is a great idea. thanks i learned something. thanks again and merry christmas. miketra@sbcglobal.net

546 Cynthia C December 18, 2008 at 3:11 pm

I thought soap would take care of germs in the washing machine. Learned something new today. Thanks for the giveaway.

547 Ronald Turner December 18, 2008 at 3:13 pm

elbow cough

548 Autumn H December 18, 2008 at 3:42 pm

love the elbow cough!

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549 Carol G December 18, 2008 at 3:42 pm

From the site, the best tip is the cough into the elbow bit, especially since people are not always into washing their hands immediately if they cough behind their hand.

550 Carol G December 18, 2008 at 3:43 pm

I am a subscriber

551 Carol V. December 18, 2008 at 3:53 pm

As a preschool teacher myself, I love the cough into you elbow, and as we teach, sneeze into your sleeve please.

Thanks for the giveaway, I sure could use one of these gift cards.

552 stampedwithgrace December 18, 2008 at 4:36 pm

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553 stampedwithgrace December 18, 2008 at 4:37 pm

I get your newsletter!

554 stampedwithgrace December 18, 2008 at 4:37 pm

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555 stampedwithgrace December 18, 2008 at 4:40 pm

To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine.

556 Van December 18, 2008 at 4:43 pm

Teach kids to wash their hands the right way:
frequently, throughout the day
before and after they eat
with warm, soapy water, for at least 20 seconds (about the time it takes to sing the “Happy Birthday” song twice)

557 Linda Lansford December 18, 2008 at 4:44 pm

wiping down surfaces like doorknobs, tables and lightswitches

558 Kristi December 18, 2008 at 4:45 pm

Kids can touch up to 300 surfaces in just 30 minutes, so disinfect frequently touched surfaces regularly with Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes

559 KC December 18, 2008 at 5:01 pm

target germ “hot spots” in each room of your home

560 karissa December 18, 2008 at 5:36 pm

elbow couch and sneeze! great tip!

561 karissa December 18, 2008 at 5:36 pm

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562 karissa December 18, 2008 at 5:36 pm

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563 karissa December 18, 2008 at 5:37 pm

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564 Jean Fischer December 18, 2008 at 5:56 pm

the elbow cough is a great idea

565 Rose Y December 18, 2008 at 6:03 pm

I found the “elbow cough” technique very interesting. Hope this catches on everywhere, not just at school.

566 Brian December 18, 2008 at 6:06 pm

Clothes with viruses on them can contaminate other clothes in the wash and remain in the washer. To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine.

567 Brian December 18, 2008 at 6:07 pm

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568 David Gresh December 18, 2008 at 6:39 pm

The the Elbow Cough tip is so easy!

569 Heather December 18, 2008 at 6:42 pm

What a helpful site! I love the tip to teach kids to cough into their elbows.

570 Christine Messer December 18, 2008 at 7:09 pm

The tip to give cleaning supplies is right up my alley. They are great gifts!
Thank you for the contest!

571 James December 18, 2008 at 7:26 pm

This info was helpful: “Clothes with viruses on them can contaminate other clothes in the wash and remain in the washer. To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine.” I never really thought that clothes can contaminate other clothing…just assumed everything put in would be cleaned.

572 Cathy Kent December 18, 2008 at 7:40 pm

My son’s classroom always use Clorox Disinfecting Wipes for everything, which I usually donate.

573 Susan C December 18, 2008 at 7:41 pm

I learned the difference between sanitizing and disinfecting. Sanitizing reduces bacteria, while disinfecting with an EPA registered product can kill it.
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574 Susan C December 18, 2008 at 7:43 pm

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575 Trisha R. December 18, 2008 at 8:03 pm

Great giveaway! I never would have thought to wipe down doorknobs and lightswitches.

576 Shelley K December 18, 2008 at 8:18 pm

The teacher must LOVE you guys :) LOL!!

Anyway, I learned this:

Sing and Scrub
To help stop the spread of germs, teach kids to wash their hands the right way: with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds (about the time it takes to sing the “Happy Birthday!” song twice).

Pretty cool, huh?? I NEVER knew that it had to be THAT long!! Definitely gonna be singing HAPPY BIRTHDAY in the loo from now on…if you hear someone singing…just moi :)

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577 Shelley K December 18, 2008 at 8:19 pm

I am a subscriber :)

578 Shelley K December 18, 2008 at 8:19 pm

Signed up for newsletter :)

579 Patrice Pruitte December 18, 2008 at 9:03 pm

I think that it’s a great tip to tell kids to wash their hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, the time it takes to sing Happy Birthday twice.

580 valerie mabrey December 18, 2008 at 9:51 pm

that germs live on in your washing machine

581 Allison December 18, 2008 at 10:10 pm

Thanks for the fantastic giveaway! I liked the 5-minute quick clean routine. Things like the remote control or the refrigerator handle often get overlooked…time to break out the Clorox wipes!

582 Kathy Amos December 18, 2008 at 10:55 pm

My daughter is a teacher… I know first hand the importance of having cleaning materials for the classroom

583 angela cisco December 18, 2008 at 11:11 pm

I think all the tips are good but i like the idea of singing happy birthday twice when your washing your hands. I hate going into a public bathroom and seeing women walk out without washing there hands maybe next time I will point this site out to them.

584 MommyNamedApril December 18, 2008 at 11:34 pm

coughing into your elbow – great idea!!!

585 MommyNamedApril December 18, 2008 at 11:35 pm

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586 MommyNamedApril December 18, 2008 at 11:35 pm

i get your newsletter!

587 Devon Weisz December 18, 2008 at 11:37 pm

Sing and scrub is such a great idea…take it from a teacher!

588 Trish December 18, 2008 at 11:49 pm

I never knew that studies show that clothes with viruses on them can contaminate other clothes in the wash and that it’s a good idea to run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox Regular-Bleach in your washing machine, when someone has been sick in your household. Thanks for a great giveaway!

589 Trish December 18, 2008 at 11:54 pm

I’m subscribed to your feed.

590 david basile December 19, 2008 at 12:26 am

Give kids their own school supplies, so they don’t have to share germy cups, crayons or pencils.

591 tracy davis December 19, 2008 at 12:54 am

I like the tip about not forgetting to wipe down the TV remote.

592 Lorri S December 19, 2008 at 1:40 am

Something I found out was that 80% of infectious illnesses are spread by touch..yuck!

593 Linda F December 19, 2008 at 1:56 am

I like this tip – To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine.

594 Terri D December 19, 2008 at 2:03 am

Make sure kids wash hands frequently with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds.

595 betsy December 19, 2008 at 2:05 am

i always sneeze into my elbow and teach others the same. thanks for the giveaway!

596 lace December 19, 2008 at 2:18 am

Just learned that when your watching tv using the remote and get up to get a snack from the fridge, you have just touched 2 of the “hot spots” for germs. Yuck.

597 lace December 19, 2008 at 2:18 am

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(man I should spell check before hitting submit. my previous post has an error.)

599 lace December 19, 2008 at 2:20 am

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600 Vilma December 19, 2008 at 4:04 am

Because of cold and flu season, this was my favorite tip:

Here’s a HOT TIP: Help wash away germs on Laundry Day!

Clothes with viruses on them can contaminate other clothes in the wash and remain in the washer. To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine.

601 Nicole Reynolds December 19, 2008 at 5:34 am

On Laundry Day, Help Make Germs Go Away!
Studies show that clothes with viruses on them can contaminate other clothes in the wash and viruses may even remain in the washer afterwards. To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine.
I never knew this!! Thanks!

602 Nicole Reynolds December 19, 2008 at 5:35 am

I have your button

603 Nicole Reynolds December 19, 2008 at 5:35 am

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604 Nicole Reynolds December 19, 2008 at 5:36 am

I get the newsletter

605 Dana December 19, 2008 at 7:51 am

I haven’t bought my son’s teacher a gift yet :o (
Not sure what to get – I had read that the “teachers” branded gifts were the worst gifts to give a teacher….so I’m not sure what to get her.
Haven’t had to buy teachers gifts in MANY years.
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606 Beth Grund December 19, 2008 at 9:36 am

I like this tip for germ factor but also to smell better. Says to run 3/4 cup Clorox Bleach in empty washer for a cycle to eliminate viruses clothes can carry and leave behind. Most times when I open my empty front loader there is a smell so this should help that as well. Thanks

607 Beth Grund December 19, 2008 at 9:37 am

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608 Beth Grund December 19, 2008 at 9:37 am

I receive your newsletter

609 Beth Grund December 19, 2008 at 9:37 am

I have your button.

610 Kimberly B December 19, 2008 at 10:06 am

The list of hot spots to clean is helpful.
THanx for the contest.

611 Timothy Sternberg December 19, 2008 at 10:48 am

I love the “cough into your elbow” idea.

612 Jill Watkins December 19, 2008 at 12:25 pm

THE ELBOW COUGH IS A GREAT TIP!

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613 Jill Watkins December 19, 2008 at 12:26 pm

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614 Jill Watkins December 19, 2008 at 12:26 pm
615 Kirsten December 19, 2008 at 12:30 pm

We use the cough in your elbow at our house!

616 Kirsten December 19, 2008 at 12:30 pm

I subscribe

617 Kirsten December 19, 2008 at 12:31 pm

I receive your newsletter

618 Linda December 19, 2008 at 2:55 pm

Lots of antibacterial soap.

619 Carrie December 19, 2008 at 5:33 pm

Button

620 Carrie December 19, 2008 at 5:35 pm

we do the elbow cough too!

621 Shaymaa December 19, 2008 at 5:37 pm

I like the ‘Do the elbow cough’ tip.

622 linda December 19, 2008 at 6:21 pm

I leave the wipes under my sink in both the kitchen and bathroom. Really is a quick way to clean up and kill germs…Thank you

Wiping the remote is a great tip. Who would of thought??

623 Mike Weisberg December 19, 2008 at 6:56 pm

I want to win

624 Kim December 19, 2008 at 7:04 pm

I didn’t know about germs in the washer. I’m running bleach through it now! YUCK! Thanks for the giveaway!

625 Kim December 19, 2008 at 7:05 pm

I’m a subscriber!

626 Lucy K December 19, 2008 at 8:41 pm

I have a kindergardener and she will like the idea of coughing in the elbow. Thanks!

627 Lucy K December 19, 2008 at 8:41 pm

I subscribed. Thanks !

628 jane jakins December 19, 2008 at 9:18 pm

the childs teacher

629 I.Blair December 19, 2008 at 10:15 pm

As a former teacher I was lucky to have a sink in my room for kids to wash their hands. I also disinfected the desks routinely with Clorox wipes and especially the one where students were sneezing or coughing. I like your idea of doing that into your elbow in the tips section. Thanks for a great giveaway, I still substitute and I take my wipes with me.

630 ktjrdn December 19, 2008 at 10:32 pm

My daughter taught me the coughing in your elbow trick

631 ktjrdn December 19, 2008 at 10:35 pm

i’m subscribed to the feed here

632 ktjrdn December 19, 2008 at 10:36 pm

I have a button posted

633 Barbara M December 19, 2008 at 11:27 pm

I liked what they said about washing hands often.
I think that’s one of the best ways to not spread germs.

634 Torrie G December 20, 2008 at 12:46 am

I could use one of these right about now!

635 sheila k. December 20, 2008 at 2:29 am

My youngest daughter believes in carrying hand sanitizer everywhere. Her motto is “Don’t leave home without it.”

636 Claudia M December 20, 2008 at 3:00 am

they are great in the bathroom !

thanx

637 David December 20, 2008 at 4:06 am

Coughing into your elbow is a good idea, thanks.

638 Julie Donahue December 20, 2008 at 5:04 am

We do the cough into our elbows trick.

639 tiffany pettey December 20, 2008 at 6:08 am

subscriber via google reader

640 tiffany pettey December 20, 2008 at 6:08 am

washing the hands is the best germ killer

641 Dave Mason December 20, 2008 at 8:41 am

subscriber via google reader

642 Deci Worland December 20, 2008 at 10:34 am

Not just for kids, I will cough into my elbow from now on.

643 Jennifer R December 20, 2008 at 12:56 pm

this would be GREAT to win!

644 Anna December 20, 2008 at 1:30 pm

I am a 5/6 grade teacher and I teach my students to cough AND SNEEZE into their elbow. I also disinfect the doorknobs every day! Thanks for the giveaway!

645 Tarah December 20, 2008 at 1:31 pm

Make sure kids wash hands frequently with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds (the time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice).

646 Audrey December 20, 2008 at 3:09 pm

I like this tip because it makes it clear how long hand washing needs to be.

Sing & scrub
Make sure kids wash hands frequently with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds (the time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice).

647 Sarah December 20, 2008 at 3:19 pm

I blogged about this on my Fantastic Friday post at http://sarahspeakssavvysahmreviews.blogspot.com/2008/12/fantastic-friday_18.html

648 Andria Shelton December 20, 2008 at 3:31 pm

Coughing in your elbow is a great tip.

649 Andria Shelton December 20, 2008 at 3:31 pm

I’m a subscriber

650 Casey H December 20, 2008 at 3:52 pm

I like the tip– To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine. –Because hubby’s a butcher and he’s always bringing home raw meat on his clothes!!

651 cari king December 20, 2008 at 5:06 pm

I like the cough into your elbow. So many kids today cough and sneeze and don’t cover their mouths.

652 Jennifer Short December 20, 2008 at 6:45 pm

Having supplies for each child instead of sharing!

653 Diane S December 20, 2008 at 7:12 pm

i like the elbow cough, (Teach kids to cough into elbows, not hands — where they’re more likely to spread germs through touch.) I wish more people did it.
Thank you for the giveaway

654 Diane S December 20, 2008 at 7:12 pm

i am an email subscriber

655 Diane S December 20, 2008 at 7:17 pm

i subscribe to your feed via yahoo

656 Christi December 20, 2008 at 7:21 pm

As a first grade teacher, I see it all come through my classroom! This would be a great gift for me!

657 Christi December 20, 2008 at 7:21 pm

I subscribe to your feed!

658 Christi December 20, 2008 at 7:22 pm

I subscribe to the newsletter, too!

659 Beverley Justice December 20, 2008 at 7:58 pm

Tip: Encourage kids to cough into their elbows, not their hands (where they’re more likely to spread viruses through touch).

660 Jill W December 20, 2008 at 8:31 pm

Sanitizing reduces the level of bacteria such as E. coli and Salmonella. Disinfecting with an EPA registered product has been shown to kill those bacteria. thanks

661 Jill W December 20, 2008 at 8:54 pm

I’m a subscriber, thanks

662 Jill W December 20, 2008 at 8:54 pm

I get your newsletter, thanks

663 Jill W December 20, 2008 at 8:55 pm

Your buttons are on my blog, thanks

664 Douglas December 20, 2008 at 11:27 pm

The cough into your elbow and not in your hand is the best idea there is

665 Amber S. December 21, 2008 at 12:01 am

The best tip is the “Elbow Cough”. If you cough into your hand, you’ll be spreading the germs around whenever you touch things….but you don’t touch things with your elbow, so cough into your elbows people! :)

666 louise December 21, 2008 at 4:42 am

I heart this good tip: Teach kids to cough into elbows, not hands — where they’re more likely to spread germs through touch.ty 4 the awesome giveaway and entry :)

667 Cee December 21, 2008 at 6:47 am

I use Clorox wipes to clean all surfaces in the kitchen and bathroom! I like the elbow cough idea.

668 Kari Follett December 21, 2008 at 10:29 am

I have my kids sing the ABC song while they wash their hands and I always wipe down the carts at places like Walmart before we shop. Ick!!

669 bina edwards December 21, 2008 at 3:20 pm

they really need to teach everyone, including adults the proper way to wash hands,
turn on water as hot as you can stand it
foam up past the wrist, almost to he elbow,
rinse off
TURN OF TAPS WITH A PAPER TOWEL DO NOT TOUCH THE taps with your hands
ick..i watch people do it wrong in the washrooms all the time, no wonder so many illness are happening in food service industries…people don’t wash like they have been trained to do

670 Jessica Gugel December 21, 2008 at 3:34 pm

They had lots of useful tips. I like this one: Here’s a HOT TIP: Help wash away germs on Laundry Day!

Clothes with viruses on them can contaminate other clothes in the wash and remain in the washer. To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine.

Thanks for the great contest. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

671 Cindy Phillips December 21, 2008 at 4:39 pm

I really like the clean up the classroom idea. Anyone with children in school knows how they get sick and bring it home to the rest of the family. My favorite tip is the coughing into the elbow one.

672 Elizabeth December 21, 2008 at 5:52 pm

Sneezing into the arm is a good idea — for kids and adults too!

673 Reva Skie December 21, 2008 at 6:18 pm

I have heard of the elbow cough trick before but that is still my favorite clean practice, not just at school but everywhere.

674 Dale Louderback December 21, 2008 at 8:10 pm

The cough into your elbow and not in your hand is the best idea I have seen so far

675 MaryAnn December 21, 2008 at 9:04 pm

As a teacher, I like the tip about making sure each child has his own supplies. I supply the pencils, etc., when children forget theirs or lose them or run out, but that means sharing germs with the last person who used it.

676 Cheryl December 21, 2008 at 9:25 pm

Teachers love gift cards to movies or for gas or groceries. It’s practical but more useful than a tree ornament with “Best Teacher 2008″ on it. They get tons of those.

677 Ashley December 21, 2008 at 9:48 pm

i had no idea that germs lived in your washing machine! I need to get some bleach, that is something really good to know

678 Jennifer M December 21, 2008 at 10:15 pm

I didn’t realize antibacterial soap doesn’t kill cold and flu viruses and that’s why it’s important to remember to disinfect surfaces like appliance handles.

679 Wanda December 22, 2008 at 12:04 am

I had no idea germs and viruses from clothes live on in the washer, so I really appreciated the tip about running an empty load with 3/4 cup of Clorox bleach. I am going to pass this along to my building manager so she can periodically sanitize the community machines in our laundry room! Thanks!

680 Kerri Reed December 22, 2008 at 12:34 am

The “elbow cough” is perfect! My kids are constantly coughing out into the air, and as many times as I remind them to cough into their hands, they never seem to remember my advice! Thanks Clorox! I am now subscribing to your site. Merry Christmas!

681 Kimberly December 22, 2008 at 11:20 am

We’ve used the Happy Birthday song to time handwashing since my kids were little and now my granddaughter does it as well.
My sister is a kindergarten teacher and would love to have this GC to buy cleaning supplies for her classroom!
Thanks for the chance to win!

682 Kimberly December 22, 2008 at 11:21 am

I subscribe to your feed!

683 Kimberly December 22, 2008 at 11:23 am

I’m also a newsletter subscriber!

684 Linda J. December 22, 2008 at 1:32 pm

Gah! I had no idea viruses could transfer from one piece of clothing to another in the washing machine, so the best tip I saw was to run some Clorox through the machine to kill the nasty little buggers.

685 JenniferS December 22, 2008 at 3:12 pm

The elbow cough is a great tip!

686 JenniferS December 22, 2008 at 3:13 pm

I subscribe via email! Thanks!

687 jay abbott December 22, 2008 at 4:29 pm

Cleaning a classroom is awesome. When I was a teacher it was like living in a petri dish. The kiddos were just little bacteria with backpacks.

688 Marlene V. December 22, 2008 at 7:17 pm

The elbow cough is a great tip to help stop spreading germs. Thanks for the great contest:)

689 Nicole December 22, 2008 at 9:03 pm

i like this tip: Sing and Scrub–teaching kids to use soap and water and sing ‘Happy Birthday’ twice to wash for a proper amount of time.

690 Kelly Ann T. December 22, 2008 at 9:13 pm

I learned I should teach the kids to do the elbow cough.
Encourage them to cough into elbows, not hands (where they’re more likely to spread germs through touch).

691 Jeanette H. December 22, 2008 at 9:48 pm

Teach kids to cough into elbows, not hands, where they’re more likely to spread germs through touch. This is a great tip.

Thank you for the great giveaway!

692 Susan Smith December 22, 2008 at 11:54 pm

Sing and Scrub–teaching kids to use soap and water and sing ‘Happy Birthday’ twice to wash for a proper amount of time.

693 Sarah December 23, 2008 at 9:38 am

clothes with viruses can contaminate other clothes in the wash!

694 Cristina Carbone December 23, 2008 at 10:56 am

Clorox Disinfecting Wipes are not only good for the classroom but for the house as well…..any place where germs lives.

695 Jennifer McCullar December 23, 2008 at 11:06 am

I take Clorox Disinfecting Wipes in the car so when we go grocery shopping I grab one and wipe that buggy.

696 Jennifer McCullar December 23, 2008 at 11:07 am

RSS Feed chance, thanks.

697 Jennifer McCullar December 23, 2008 at 11:08 am

Newsletter chance, Thanks.

698 Jennifer McCullar December 23, 2008 at 11:08 am

Buttons up, Thanks

699 Pat December 23, 2008 at 11:33 am

To wash hands the right way – with soap and warm water for 20 seconds – about the time it takes to sing the “Happy Birthday” song twice

700 Debra F December 23, 2008 at 12:06 pm

I’m a teacher, and boy would I really love for someone to gift me with a clean classroom. Of course, I teach high school, and we don’t get presents like the elementary teachers do :((

On the clorox site, I learned that the average desk has 400 times more bacteria than the average toilet seat. WOW!!! I’ll be going in and cleaning those desks when I get back from vacation!

THanks for the great giveaway.

701 Karen Gonyea December 23, 2008 at 12:56 pm

Wash hands often :)

702 Sarah December 23, 2008 at 2:20 pm

THANK YOU for these great ideas! As an elementary teacher/reading specialist, I really appreciate it!! We do often buy our own supplies, and any little contribution helps. This would be a great gift, and will help keep kids (and their teachers) healthy and in school, too.

My favorite tip is the elbow cough – I wish everyone did that. I can’t tell you how often I see someone cough into their hands just before they touch a doorknob or handrail.

703 Sherry Sullivan December 23, 2008 at 2:34 pm

I use bleach for my laundry, commodes, and general cleaning in my house. In my classroom I keep Clorox wipes in case anyone sneezes and if I feel the need to kill some germs…

704 Kimberly L December 23, 2008 at 8:53 pm

Encourage them to cough into elbows, not hands (where they’re more likely to spread germs through touch)

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705 Catherine copeland December 23, 2008 at 9:09 pm

I’m a teacher and i sure would love to have someone come after school and clean my classroom. for that matter I’d love to win this gift card to buy some supplies i need for the classroom

706 Rosanne December 23, 2008 at 9:16 pm

My daughter in law is a teacher and she and my son are frequently ill. This is one of my favorite tips and yes teachers buy so much for their classrooms-

707 Rosanne December 23, 2008 at 9:18 pm

I subscribe

708 Rosanne December 23, 2008 at 9:18 pm

I receive your newsletter

709 Sarah Z December 23, 2008 at 9:49 pm

I love the elbow cough! I think this goes with sneezes too – if it’s not on the kids hands then they won’t spread the germs!
Thanks

710 Kathy December 23, 2008 at 10:08 pm

Wash your hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds – the time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice!

Thanks for the opportunity.

711 Scarlett December 23, 2008 at 11:18 pm

The cough into your elbow is a great way to stop spreading germs.

712 Craig S. December 23, 2008 at 11:43 pm

Great giveaway and for a great cause. I know my sons teachers could always use something for the classroom.

713 Craig S. December 23, 2008 at 11:53 pm

Here is my twitter: http://twitter.com/craigkes/status/1075645751. Signed up for the feed and newsletter. Thanks for putting this on.

714 Sarah December 24, 2008 at 12:10 am

The elbow cough is a great idea for kiddos!

715 Linda Fish December 24, 2008 at 7:50 am

Disinfect frequently touched surfaces regularly

716 Carol Drury December 24, 2008 at 1:31 pm

would love to win and thanks for the opportunity!!!
didnt know about the elbow cough tip

717 Carol Drury December 24, 2008 at 1:31 pm

i subscribe too

718 ky2here December 24, 2008 at 1:47 pm

It just makes sense to run the washer with 3/4 cup in it.

719 Patricia Treskovich December 24, 2008 at 4:28 pm

Do the elbow cough to stop the spread of germs, is somthing I just learned.

720 ilyssa December 24, 2008 at 8:23 pm

As a teacher, I love this campaign and the idea! My favorite tip is the elbow cough (although I do the shoulder cough myself). Great site and great giveaway. Thanks for the chance. lys76 at msn dot com

721 ilyssa December 24, 2008 at 8:27 pm

PS. I’m a newsletter subscriber! Thanks for the chance! lys76 at msn dot com

722 Babalu December 24, 2008 at 8:38 pm

I use Google reader. Thanks for the contest. http://cashcuddler.com

723 Lisa December 24, 2008 at 9:29 pm

Hi. Please sign me up.
Thanks.

724 mitchell h December 25, 2008 at 1:10 am

all good tips – but the singing happy birthday twice to time it (and make it fun) is my favorite. thanks!

725 Krisi December 25, 2008 at 4:24 am

What a great prize!

726 Krisi December 25, 2008 at 4:25 am

I get your RSS feed via Outlook

727 Krisi December 25, 2008 at 4:25 am

I have your button

728 Krisi December 25, 2008 at 4:26 am

I get your newsletter

729 sarah December 25, 2008 at 10:44 pm

i always make sure the teacher gets something. after all, they give the greatest gift to a child – knowledge!

730 I Class December 26, 2008 at 12:29 am

I work in a daycare and the children are small so we teach them to cover their mouths when they cough or sneeze and then to wash their hands. I would love to win a gift card. I could use it.

731 Justine F. December 26, 2008 at 1:04 am

cough in your elbow is a great tip for anyone~~thanks so much for this great giveaway!!!!

732 Justine F. December 26, 2008 at 1:04 am

i subscribe

733 Justine F. December 26, 2008 at 1:05 am

and also receive your newsletter :O)

734 Tia Carter December 26, 2008 at 3:32 pm

i hope i win

735 Amanda U. December 26, 2008 at 5:06 pm

The “elbow cough” tip was very helpful.

736 Amanda U. December 26, 2008 at 5:06 pm

I subscribe to your feed.

737 Amanda U. December 26, 2008 at 5:06 pm

Your button is on my blog:
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738 Kayce C December 26, 2008 at 6:20 pm

To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox Regular-Bleach in your washing machine.

739 Mae Behling December 26, 2008 at 9:45 pm

my granddaughter is a teacher…talk about a thankless job!!

740 Karen December 26, 2008 at 10:27 pm

The tip to cough into your arm, not your hand

741 Alecia Gibson December 26, 2008 at 10:38 pm

A tip that I find helpful is to encourage kids to cough/sneeze into their arms instead of their hands. It will help to prevent the spread of germs onto other surfaces. We all know that kids can’t keep their hands off anything.

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742 Danielle December 27, 2008 at 12:05 am

The average child gets sick with a cold 6-10 times per year. Wow!

743 James Jenkins December 27, 2008 at 9:04 am

cough into your arm, not your hand

744 Louise Brouillette December 27, 2008 at 12:26 pm

I’d love to teach my grandkids to cough on their elbows!

745 Marian Barton December 27, 2008 at 12:58 pm

I like how they break down cleaning routines into times – 5 minutes, 10 minutes, etc.

746 Kat December 27, 2008 at 1:53 pm

Teaching kids to cough into their elbows is a great idea. Thanks for the giveaway!

747 Kat December 27, 2008 at 2:04 pm

I’m signed up for your newsletter

(and I also love the “sing happy birthday” while handwashing idea)

748 Jessica Maurer December 27, 2008 at 8:40 pm

Wow – I didn’t know germs lived in the washer. Very interesting to know. Love Clorox wipes.

749 S Higgins December 27, 2008 at 11:11 pm

I spray down my shower after each use.

750 Lynda C December 27, 2008 at 11:41 pm

The germs in the washer is new to me! I also never thought about giving cleaning supplies to teachers, but may do that now. Thanks for the giveaway.

751 KellyN December 28, 2008 at 12:43 pm

I love this one! Teach kids healthier habits, such as washing their hands the right way.

Thank you

752 KellyN December 28, 2008 at 12:45 pm

I subscribe to your newsletter :)

753 T Nelson December 28, 2008 at 12:56 pm

I like the cough into the elbow tip I’m going to teach my son this.

:) Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! :)

754 T Nelson December 28, 2008 at 12:57 pm

I also subscribe to your great newsletter

755 Barbara McCrea December 28, 2008 at 2:20 pm

keeping kids hands clean, and wiping things down with clorox kills germs.

756 Barbara McCrea December 28, 2008 at 2:20 pm

I am a subscriber also

757 Michelle S. December 28, 2008 at 4:01 pm

Coughing into your elbow is a great tip, and one that everyone should know about.

758 Michelle S. December 28, 2008 at 4:02 pm
759 Gianna December 28, 2008 at 4:28 pm

I like the cough into the elbow tip.

760 Anita Yancey December 28, 2008 at 4:40 pm

What a great giveaway, and a nice idea. Teachers can always use the help.

761 stupendousdan December 28, 2008 at 6:48 pm

Thanks for the contest.

762 Sandra F. December 28, 2008 at 7:22 pm

coughing into your arm is a great one….especially since it’s cold season right now! thanks for the great giveaway!

763 Sandra F. December 28, 2008 at 7:23 pm

i get your newsletter!

764 Sandra F. December 28, 2008 at 7:24 pm

and subscribe!

765 Vicki Wurgler December 28, 2008 at 7:24 pm

I like the wash and sing- while washing your hands sing the song Happy Birthday twice

766 Sandra F. December 28, 2008 at 7:24 pm

and also spread the word on facebook!

767 Elizabeth December 28, 2008 at 9:26 pm

I like the elbow cough idea. My mom is a kindergarten teacher, so I would love to use the gift card to organize a clean up the classroom surprise with her students’ help!

768 patti s December 28, 2008 at 10:24 pm

I subscribe to your feed

769 patti s December 28, 2008 at 10:25 pm

isn’t it funny that we just recently learned to cough into our elbows? Makes perfect sense not to “cover your mouth” with your hands.

770 Brenda December 29, 2008 at 12:25 am

Hand washing is the best way to stop spreading germs… I taught my kids to sing their ABC’s while washing hands to make sure they washed long enough

771 Sarah C. December 29, 2008 at 2:01 am

I like the tip about running an empty washer with clorox to kill the germs (my husband has us do that to clean out the washer, it’s great). thanks for the giveaway.

772 Misty VanEpps December 29, 2008 at 2:16 am

count us in. i know just the right teacher to give a helping hand to.
thanks.
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773 Misty VanEpps December 29, 2008 at 2:19 am

the coughing into your elbow is pretty smart, cuz i always cough into my arm when im in the kitchen. im a baker.
mommy2skie@yahoo.com

774 crystal December 29, 2008 at 2:28 am

I think that coughing or sneezing into your arm is a great tip and something that really helps not spread as many germs:)

775 martha December 29, 2008 at 2:52 am

My favorite tip is the “happy birthday” song.

776 Danielle December 29, 2008 at 2:58 am

Oh My Gosh…I didn’t know that kids are supposed to sing Happy Birthday twice to properly wash their hands and get all the germs off…what a great tip!!!

777 Danielle December 29, 2008 at 2:59 am

I subscribe proudly as well! :)

778 Danielle December 29, 2008 at 2:59 am

Signed up for the newsletter too.

779 Danielle December 29, 2008 at 3:00 am

Have your button on my blog site…www.brneyedgal.blogspot.com

780 Cindy B. in Montana December 29, 2008 at 3:46 am

Remembering to disinfect surfaces we touch a lot is a good tip. I never think to do that.

781 Cindy B. in Montana December 29, 2008 at 3:51 am

New Subscriber on this blog!

782 Cindy B. in Montana December 29, 2008 at 3:52 am

Added your button to my blog!

783 John December 29, 2008 at 3:56 am

Sneezing into your elbow to keep germs from spreading via your hands or in the air is a good tip.

784 Mel December 29, 2008 at 4:49 am

I too like the cough in the elbow. My son came home with a print off that site, his teacher is on it! A tip I would like to add is to keep your child at home if he/she is sick!!

785 Anam December 29, 2008 at 11:14 am

I thought the tip about every house or classroom having “hot spots” was a good one. If you dissenfect these regularly it’s a huge help.

786 Claudia F. December 29, 2008 at 11:50 am

Great idea ! I love to use the clorox wipes on the telephones in our house.
Claudia
scfranson@charter.net

787 Claudia F. December 29, 2008 at 11:50 am

I’ve linked to my blog.
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788 tracey johnson December 29, 2008 at 11:59 am

im a subscriber. thanks for the great giveaway. good luck all miketra@sbcglobal.net

789 Teresa Trenta December 29, 2008 at 12:01 pm

I had no idea that virus can survive through washing and drying clothes. The tip to run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine is very helpful!

790 alison December 29, 2008 at 12:12 pm

Cleaning the remotes is a great one, as everyone in the family constantly uses them. Thanks!

791 Marigold December 29, 2008 at 5:17 pm

The realization that my washing machine does not fully sanitize clothing has left me just the slightest bit paranoid… Thanks for the heads up!

792 Marigold December 29, 2008 at 5:17 pm

I’m subscribed to your newsletter.

793 Tamara B. December 29, 2008 at 5:58 pm

The best tip is Doing the elbow cough
Encourage kids to cough into their elbows, not their hands (where they’re more likely to spread viruses through touch).Which is try to tell every child to practice.
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794 Tamara B. December 29, 2008 at 5:59 pm

I subscribe to your feed through Google Reader.
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795 Tamara B. December 29, 2008 at 5:59 pm

I am a subscriber to your newsletter.
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796 jennifer gersch December 29, 2008 at 7:28 pm

cough into elbows

797 carol lewis December 29, 2008 at 8:43 pm

Keyboards and mice are so so dirty. The wipes are great to clean them with.

798 laura owens December 29, 2008 at 9:07 pm

Just cleaning with soap and water is not enough to kill germs on hard surfaces. You need to wipes things with a disinfectant like Clorox to help stop the spread of germs in the home and the classroom!

799 carma December 29, 2008 at 9:41 pm

it would be awesome to win :)

800 carma December 29, 2008 at 9:42 pm

I subscribe to your newsletter

801 Susan Ledet December 29, 2008 at 11:06 pm

I like the tip about putting bleach in an empty washer every now and then to get rid of germs.
I have a suppressed immune system and swear by Clorex wipes. I keep them in the kitchen and in each bathroom and use them. I also like Clorex spray since it’s so easy to use.
Thanks for the nice and clean giveaway.

802 Susan Ledet December 29, 2008 at 11:06 pm

I’m also a subscriber.

803 Christie December 30, 2008 at 2:29 am

I have not been using Clorox for colors, maybe I should try it. You’re freaking me out with viruses living through the wash cycle.

804 Amanda Chapman December 30, 2008 at 3:42 am

I love the idea of cleaning the classroom. My daughter seeems to always bring a new germ home with her to share with the rest of the family.
The cough in the elbow idea is a very good one so its not on your hands to pass on to everyone else when you touch someone/something.
Thanks for the giveaway!

805 Kara-Noel December 30, 2008 at 5:24 am

The most helpful tip on the site for me was that hands should be washed often. My son has really bad asthma and this is something I NEED to be doing. I use the clorox wipes all the time around the house to prevent getting sick.
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806 danielle December 30, 2008 at 9:14 am

As a teacher I would always love the gift of clorox wipes for the classroom.

807 Alice C December 30, 2008 at 9:15 am

i;m going to run an empty load with clorox right now, thanks :0)

808 Jingle December 30, 2008 at 11:17 am

I love the tip for the 5-minute clean routine! That is a great way to get the kids involved!
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809 Jingle December 30, 2008 at 11:18 am

I tweeted about your giveaway!

810 A JV December 30, 2008 at 12:16 pm

The elbow cough is my fav. and is practiced at home too!

811 Marie December 30, 2008 at 12:38 pm

I liked the tip about singing ‘Happy Birthday’ twice to wash for a proper amount of time — my kids would like doing that!

812 Angela Palmer December 30, 2008 at 1:00 pm

I like this: Doing the elbow cough
Encourage kids to cough into their elbows, not their hands (where they’re more likely to spread viruses through touch). Hands can get incredibly germy!

813 Dawn Langis December 30, 2008 at 5:46 pm

I like the game to teach children. With 6 grandchildren varying in ages, it is important to do things together that all can learn from

814 Tammy Marshall December 30, 2008 at 9:42 pm

My kids and I all sneeze in the crook of our elbow and try to also for coughing. Happy New Year.

815 Theresa C December 31, 2008 at 1:48 am

Teach kids healthier habits, I believe that it make take 15 years but if we teach handwashing to everyone starting at 1 year the entire world with be healthier, not to create a generation of germaphobes but germs and disease is transmitted but us.

816 Virginia Murr December 31, 2008 at 10:48 am

The entire Hot Spot section is great for parents and teachers alike. It has been a long time since I was a child, so thinking about items that need to be disinfected for children is somewhat of a monumental task. It was great to read a summarized list.

817 Bonnie Day December 31, 2008 at 11:38 am

I really liked the Hot Spot Hit List Great list and giveaway

818 trudee carreiro December 31, 2008 at 12:46 pm

I love the hot spot section. I subscribe to your newsletter also. I love to here different suggestions on how to do things

819 Sylvie W. December 31, 2008 at 12:50 pm

I like Teach Kids Healthier Habits. I see these tips as having a pebble in a stream affect. That child stays healthier, the children around that child will be healthier, their parents will be healthier, etc . . . because fewer germs are spread.

Good idea :)

820 MJ December 31, 2008 at 1:12 pm

I think that cough into your elbow is a great suggestion…hands touch so many things, you don’t want to spread germs.

821 Jennifer Hedden December 31, 2008 at 3:01 pm

To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine

822 Candy December 31, 2008 at 3:27 pm

I like that they offer Clorox’s Clean Up the Classroom kit to teachers for free!

823 Annie G December 31, 2008 at 3:58 pm

Proper handwashing – and not just for the kids. In public restrooms, I notice the lazy handwashing that regularly happens, which makes me glad when the exit door pushed outwards!

824 Sherri B. December 31, 2008 at 5:28 pm

Is it bad that I never think about cleaning the remote? Our remote has got to be absolutely filthy!!! When I get home, that thing is getting a major cleaning.

sherri419 at gmail dot com

825 Jamie December 31, 2008 at 5:49 pm

I am moving to a new apartment and in need of an influx of cash and Clorox.

Thanks for the opp.

happy new year…

826 April Bever December 31, 2008 at 6:23 pm

Cleaning out the washing machine was really good. Thanks for the contest.

827 Sharon Jo Seneker December 31, 2008 at 9:27 pm

I like the cough into your elbow idea to prevent spreading germs! Thanks!

828 Aletha Hendrickson December 31, 2008 at 9:30 pm

Keeping Clorox wipes at point of contact places is a great idea–never thought to keep them at the computer stations. thanks for the giveaway.

829 Monica December 31, 2008 at 9:51 pm

I am a second grade teacher myself – it is amazing how kids have no idea of the germs around them! I purchase Clorox wipes (yellow canister) at least once a month, and wipe down desks and surfaces at least every other day. i would love to have $100 to spend on cleaning wipes….

830 Andrea Evans December 31, 2008 at 10:09 pm

Thanks for the great giveaway! A gift card would be so useful.

831 Andrea Evans December 31, 2008 at 10:11 pm

I subscribed to your feed.

832 Andrea Evans December 31, 2008 at 10:13 pm

I signed up for the newsletter.

833 Andrea Evans December 31, 2008 at 10:17 pm

I added your button to my sidebar.

834 Andrea Evans December 31, 2008 at 10:24 pm

I forgot to say the tip I liked in my first post so I guess just disregard it.

My favorite tip was about the bleach in the washing machine. I never would have thought about the germs in there before.

835 R Hicks January 1, 2009 at 12:24 am

I liked this tip

Studies show that clothes with viruses on them can contaminate other clothes in the wash and viruses may even remain in the washer afterwards. To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine.

I will start doing this!!!!

ardy22 at earthlink.net

836 Tracey January 1, 2009 at 1:08 am

I like the tip for teaching children to cough in their elbow.

837 Sharon Trimble January 1, 2009 at 1:29 am

I love the coughing into the elbow. Teaching children tips like this goes along way in preventing spread of germs. I love the Clorox wipes and use at home and at work.

838 Carrie Baird January 1, 2009 at 1:45 am

It’s a better idea to cough into your elbow instead of your hands to prevent spreading so many germs through touch!

839 Auriette January 1, 2009 at 2:08 am

I like the Resource Round-up links, and I do like that everyone seems to be promoting to cough and sneeze into your elbow. When I worked in retail, I always bent down and sneezed onto the floor. I first heard the elbow trick about four years ago, and I see more and more people doing it. Terrific! The Clean Up the Classroom Campaign that Clorox is running is awesome. Schools and teachers don’t have enough money for everything so sending some free clean-up kits to classes is a great benefit to our schools and students.

840 phillip stacy January 1, 2009 at 2:34 am

Good for bathroom mold elimination.

841 Hesper F January 1, 2009 at 2:57 am

I also love the elbow cough tip!

842 Carol January 1, 2009 at 3:35 am

I like the tip on what you can clean in 5 minutes. I already use Clorox wipes, but I forget about things like the remote and keyboard.

843 Nan Campbell January 1, 2009 at 6:27 am

The elbow cough tip is great

844 Kathleen S. January 1, 2009 at 9:53 am

The tip about coughing into the elbow is pretty great, had not thought of that. Thanks for the giveaway!

845 JRG January 1, 2009 at 10:13 am

Never thought about all those germs on the washing machine!

846 joe gersh January 1, 2009 at 10:37 am

cough into the elbow

847 Erma January 1, 2009 at 10:58 am

I didn’t realize germs lived in the washer. Thanks for the chance to win.

848 Andrew Hilla January 1, 2009 at 11:10 am

What a great way to stop passing cold germs between kids at school… and a great idea for a group project!

849 Sharon Willis January 1, 2009 at 11:35 am

I find bleach is the only way to really clean things and get rid of ickey germs. All the desks in the classroom need to be wiped down with clorex at least once a week.

850 Carolyn January 1, 2009 at 11:37 am

To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine.

851 Lori January 1, 2009 at 11:38 am

I like the elbow cough tip. However, we use good old fashioned cotton hankies for our coughs and sneezes.

852 Martha J January 1, 2009 at 12:16 pm

Will show grandchild this one: Sing and Scrub
To help stop the spread of germs, teach kids to wash their hands the right way: with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds (about the time it takes to sing the “Happy Birthday!” song twice).

853 veronica sandberg January 1, 2009 at 12:22 pm

I didn’t realize germs lived in the washer.

854 Gayle Boyd January 1, 2009 at 12:39 pm

I work in a recue mission and my husband works in a hospital. We need to kill germs at home!

855 salina munson January 1, 2009 at 12:41 pm

i never really thought about germs in the washer but it makes perfect sense. a dark moist place…ugh. makes me shudder a bit. thank you for the useful information and a fabulous giveaway!

856 Melissa O. January 1, 2009 at 12:48 pm

Studies show that clothes with viruses on them can contaminate other clothes in the wash and viruses may even remain in the washer afterwards. To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine.
I was very surprised by this.

857 Melissa O. January 1, 2009 at 12:49 pm

I subscribe to the newsletter

858 Melissa O. January 1, 2009 at 12:50 pm

Subscribed to the feed!

859 Michael Paul January 1, 2009 at 1:04 pm

The germy washing machine thing was a surprise. I thought that was being kept down by the regular use of bleach…

860 Tiffany January 1, 2009 at 1:04 pm

I love the Elbow Cough!

861 Tiffany January 1, 2009 at 1:04 pm

I subscribe.

862 Tiffany January 1, 2009 at 1:05 pm

I subscribe to the newsletter, too.

863 Roxy January 1, 2009 at 1:09 pm

I never thought to clean the remotes. What a great tip!

864 Terry C January 1, 2009 at 1:15 pm

I find this quite interesting~

Studies show that clothes with viruses on them can contaminate other clothes in the wash and viruses may even remain in the washer afterwards. To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine.

I will definitely start doing that! Thanks!

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865 Tina H. January 1, 2009 at 1:17 pm

We use the cough and sneeze into the crook of your arm as well. Thanks for the contest!

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866 Ashley January 1, 2009 at 1:25 pm

Cough/sneeze into elbow and targeting germ hotspots to avoid the spread of germs.

867 PATTI January 1, 2009 at 1:42 pm

I found the sing & scrub tip to be helpful.

868 Annie Metcalf January 1, 2009 at 1:48 pm

The elbow sneeze was the best!

869 djgroz January 1, 2009 at 2:00 pm

The Elbow cough

870 Lisa C January 1, 2009 at 2:04 pm

A useful tip I found: “Make sure kids wash hands frequently with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds (the time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice).”

871 Lisa C January 1, 2009 at 2:04 pm

I’m a subscriber.

872 Amy A January 1, 2009 at 2:20 pm

Great Giveaway! I am trying to teach my kids the ‘cough in the elbow’ routine.

873 J Chaborek January 1, 2009 at 2:25 pm

Do the elbow cough! Also encouraging the sneeze there as well.

874 Jordan Chaborek January 1, 2009 at 2:26 pm

I am one of your fabulous subscribers!

875 Barbara January 1, 2009 at 2:30 pm

I like the tip about teaching your kids to cough (and sneeze) into their elbows instead of their hands. I still have a hard time remembering to do it myself. Thanks!

876 Becky Mize January 1, 2009 at 2:56 pm

Great giveaway!!!

877 Becky Mize January 1, 2009 at 2:56 pm

Love your site! I subscribe to your newsletter.

878 Becky Mize January 1, 2009 at 2:57 pm

I subscibe to your feed via google reader

879 Elizabeth Baer January 1, 2009 at 3:13 pm

Elbow coughing is the tip I’m going to teach all of my kids. Please enter us to win.

880 Jeannie January 1, 2009 at 3:31 pm

Wow! The “hot spots” for germs was an eye opener!!

I’d LOVE a $100 gift card! We’re a military family and every little bit helps – alot!!!

881 Dara Nix January 1, 2009 at 3:40 pm

I know enough to clean my keyboard, mouse and phones — but had NEVER thought about the remote controls!! GREAT idea!!

Thanks for a great giveaway!!

882 Annemarie January 1, 2009 at 3:46 pm

I like this one: Studies show that clothes with viruses on them can contaminate other clothes in the wash and viruses may even remain in the washer afterwards. To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine.

883 Paula January 1, 2009 at 4:42 pm

I like the “The Germ Jumbler Unscramble The Words Game”. This is not only very useful, but is fun too :)

884 Daniel January 1, 2009 at 4:50 pm

Studies show that clothes with viruses on them can contaminate other clothes in the wash and viruses may even remain in the washer afterwards. To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox Regular-Bleach in your washing machine.

885 Melinda L Smith January 1, 2009 at 4:51 pm

I JUST LEARNED,FROM THE CLOROX SITE,THAT GERMS ARE 400 TIMES GREATER ON A STUDENTS DESK THAN ON AN AVERAGE TOILET SEAT.

886 Joyce Jacobs January 1, 2009 at 4:59 pm

I really benefited from the “hot spots” list. There are so many items and places that we don’t think of, or at least I don’t!

887 Kobi Hendrix January 1, 2009 at 5:17 pm

germs live on in your washing machine is something gross I never knew

888 hazel hunt January 1, 2009 at 5:24 pm

nice!

889 Trisha January 1, 2009 at 5:28 pm

this would be a wonderful win!

890 michelle January 1, 2009 at 5:34 pm

sneeze and cough into the elbow, it’s what I teach my students.

891 Cindy B. January 1, 2009 at 5:36 pm

Please enter me!

892 Jana January 1, 2009 at 5:52 pm

I liked the one about running your clothes washer empty with Clorox in it if you have someone sick in your house. I always worry about washing sickly clothes/towels and then running a regular wash after. I’m definately going to do that from now on. Thanks!

893 Nancy Sordetto January 1, 2009 at 6:16 pm

I love the idea about coughing into your elbow! I’m going to share this idea with adults as well as kids!

894 Kyle Banderman January 1, 2009 at 6:38 pm

Washing you hands all the time is a big one for me.

895 Kristen Brand January 1, 2009 at 6:38 pm

Coughing in the elbow just makes so much sence. Why did we not think about this before.

896 Suzanne Lewis January 1, 2009 at 6:40 pm

Studies show that clothes with viruses on them can contaminate other clothes in the wash and viruses may even remain in the washer afterwards. To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox Regular-Bleach in your washing machine.

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897 Kristen Brand January 1, 2009 at 6:50 pm

I get the newletter

898 Marion B January 1, 2009 at 6:50 pm

I have been teaching my children to cough or sneeze into their elbows instead of their hands.

899 Jodi January 1, 2009 at 6:56 pm

I love the clorox cean-up wipes.

900 Pamela W January 1, 2009 at 7:10 pm

My favorite tip was doing the elbow cough.

901 Sherry R January 1, 2009 at 7:11 pm

My favorite tip is do the elbow cough!

902 Shelley Slider January 1, 2009 at 7:17 pm

I was not aware that germs lived in the washer. Thank you for that information! And for this contest!

903 Kathy H. January 1, 2009 at 7:20 pm

I like the tip “Teach kids healthier habits, such as washing their hands the right way.”

904 Kathy H. January 1, 2009 at 7:22 pm

I subscribe to your newsletter.

905 Cassandra January 1, 2009 at 7:27 pm

Do the elbow cough
Encourage them to cough into elbows, not hands (where they’re more likely to spread germs through touch).

906 Cassandra January 1, 2009 at 7:28 pm

Subscribed to feed—thanks!

907 Cassandra January 1, 2009 at 7:28 pm

Subscribed to newsletter–thanks!

908 Zoey January 1, 2009 at 7:49 pm

The Elbow Cough – I never would have thought of that! That is the best tip – for kids and adults alike.

909 Julie January 1, 2009 at 8:05 pm

Great idea about coughing into the elbow. I would never have thought of that one!

910 Cindy Wohler January 1, 2009 at 8:06 pm

coughing into their elbows is a great tip, I sure wish more people would do that. I work with the public in Yosemite National Park and touching money all day with all those germs is scary. We have clorox wipes by our registers to wipe down keyboard and mouse, etc. Love to win a gift card for kids teachers.
Thanks

911 Jennifer R January 1, 2009 at 8:11 pm

Wow… I never thought about this….Run an empty load in the washing machine with ¾ cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach to kill bacteria and viruses spread by contaminated clothing. This is something I will do from now on. Thanks for the chance to win.

912 leah January 1, 2009 at 8:11 pm

A tip I found useful is to teach kids to cough into elbows, not hands!

913 Debbie B January 1, 2009 at 8:25 pm

I’d never really thought about it but
need to disinfect and sanitize the remote control!

914 Sara Denhart January 1, 2009 at 8:26 pm

Singing and scrubbing works well with all children. Plus, who doesn’t love a sing-along?

915 Debbie B January 1, 2009 at 8:29 pm

I’m a subscriber

916 Sara Denhart January 1, 2009 at 8:29 pm

I am a subscriber to the newsletter

917 Sara Denhart January 1, 2009 at 8:31 pm

I am a feed subscriber.

918 Debbie B January 1, 2009 at 8:32 pm
919 Debbie B January 1, 2009 at 8:32 pm

posted a link to this contest on my blog!

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920 MARY HOFMANN January 1, 2009 at 9:00 pm

I love the cough in the elbow tip!

Thank you so much for the opportunity!

921 Lu Ann January 1, 2009 at 9:10 pm

I like this tip to keep germs down when everyone is sick. I never really thought to do this.
To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine.

922 Michelle Simons January 1, 2009 at 9:19 pm

Do the elbow cough tip. I do this once in a while and looks like i am talking to my elbow.

923 Angela Henderson January 1, 2009 at 9:24 pm

I’m ashamed to say I’ve never cleaned our keyboards or remotes but will start! I am also planning to get some bleach for the washer. I never really thought of all this… thanks for the info and the giveaway!

924 Melissa V January 1, 2009 at 9:25 pm

this is such a good idea! keeping classrooms clean is very important for everyones health!

Teach kids healthier habits, such as Doing the elbow cough.

925 Janna Johnson January 1, 2009 at 9:30 pm

I am definitly going to use the tip to use bleach in the washing machine to kill the bugs. Yuck!

Thanks for entering me! Nice contest!

Janna Johnson
jannajanna@hotmail.com

926 Addrienne Mertens January 1, 2009 at 9:57 pm

spray down the cutting boards. that one gets skipped alot! thanx

927 Paula Petsel January 1, 2009 at 10:02 pm

The elbow cough! All kids should learn this coughing technique, it would prevent germs from spreading all over the classroom!

Thanks for the giveaway!

928 Andrea T. January 1, 2009 at 10:10 pm

Like most people, I found the tip about the germs living on in the washing machine very gross…yikes. I will start running an empty load with bleach from now on. Thanks.

929 Suzanne Wilhoit January 1, 2009 at 10:20 pm

We use the clorox anywhere spray to go over the whole house periodically to reduce germs

930 Noelia Gutierrez January 1, 2009 at 10:28 pm

I actually use the video in the classroom and the children after that love to use antibacterial gel and they make sure to wash their hands. Thanks

931 Lauriemcb January 1, 2009 at 10:39 pm

The tip about kids washing their hands for the length of time to sing “Happy Birthday” is a good one.

Thanks for the giveaway!!

932 Kimberly January 1, 2009 at 10:42 pm

I know it’s simple but the “teach kids healthier habits” through fun activities like “Cinnamon Magic”. Cool website.

933 Ralph Justice January 1, 2009 at 11:02 pm

I pour 1/2 cup down my drains every month to keep them draining good.

934 Amy Taylor January 1, 2009 at 11:08 pm

I like the cough into your elbow tip…I’ve taught that to my kids for years! Thanks for the contest!

935 Amy Taylor January 1, 2009 at 11:09 pm

I subscribe!

936 Wanda January 1, 2009 at 11:15 pm

My children school , antibacterial soap is listed as school item at the beginning of the school year. A healty idea.

937 Dan January 1, 2009 at 11:23 pm

I liked the tip to reduce germs by running an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox Regular-Bleach in your washing machine.

938 Becky Grady January 1, 2009 at 11:34 pm

The 5 minute quick clean routine is a great idea.

939 Miss M January 1, 2009 at 11:38 pm

Disinfect desks!!!

During flu season, I wiped down the desks after each high school class left the room. We had an epidemic one year, with 1/3 of our students being out for an entire week! I wiped down every day after every class, and I had five classes!

940 Jana January 1, 2009 at 11:45 pm

Volunteer to teach a cleanliness class. Teach students to wipe down their tables with Clorox wipes before eating their snacks/lunch on their desk.

941 Tammy Darling January 1, 2009 at 11:47 pm

I like Doing the elbow cough.

942 Julianne B January 1, 2009 at 11:48 pm

I had always been taught to cough into our shoulder, but that can be a very awkward movement. So I have just permitted my kids to continue to cough in their hands. I love this cough into the crook of the elbow. They can all do that movement fairly easy.

We use clorox wipes in our bathrooms often. They are great for cleaning up the toilet messes that the boys swear none of them make. I know for a fact that guys have a secret contest to hit the fly buzzing around in the bathroom when they pee. Ugh! LOL!

943 Roger Deming January 2, 2009 at 12:09 am

As a teacher I know the value of cleaning the hands of the students before and after meals.

944 Dolores Olsen January 2, 2009 at 12:32 am

I liked the tip aout running an empty load of wash with clorox in the water to eliminate virus germs

945 Darcy January 2, 2009 at 12:36 am

I subscribe to your RSS feed. Thanks!

946 Darcy January 2, 2009 at 12:37 am

I subscribe to your email newsletter. Thanks!

947 Darcy January 2, 2009 at 12:38 am

I think the ideas, like to have kids wash in warm water for as long as the Happy Birthday song lasts, is a very helpful and easy tip for children to remember.

Thanks for the giveaway!

948 Mary Otis January 2, 2009 at 12:43 am

Think one of the best tips was donating
disinfecting wipes to the teacher. That
would help keep the classroom clean, while
letting the teacher know you (the parent) care.

949 D. Martin January 2, 2009 at 12:51 am

I thought the sing ‘Happy Birthday’ twice to wash for a proper amount of time was a great tip!

950 Cherie R. January 2, 2009 at 1:02 am

I love the tip about teaching kids to cough into their elbows instead of hands.

951 Jennifer C January 2, 2009 at 1:11 am

Washing your hands the right way is always a great tip.

952 Jennifer C January 2, 2009 at 1:11 am

I’m a subscriber.

953 john ferris January 2, 2009 at 1:18 am

I sure can use one of those cards.

954 Lauren January 2, 2009 at 1:22 am

The “elbow cough” is a very good tip. I’d love to win $100 Visa. It would be very useful.

955 Lauren January 2, 2009 at 1:23 am

I subscribed to your feed.

956 Tara Hill January 2, 2009 at 1:24 am

To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine.

957 Lauren January 2, 2009 at 1:37 am

I’m already subscribed to your newsletter.

958 Jeanine P January 2, 2009 at 2:05 am

Do the elbow cough- a neat, new, great tip!

959 Chrysa January 2, 2009 at 2:05 am

The quick clean routines are very helpful.

960 Chrysa January 2, 2009 at 2:06 am

I’m subscribed to your RSS feed!

961 Chrysa January 2, 2009 at 2:07 am

I’m also subscribed to the newsletter.

962 Jay French January 2, 2009 at 2:17 am

I need to remember to clean our remote controls. They aren’t the first thing I think of for cleaning.

963 Lara Aleff January 2, 2009 at 2:29 am

Use Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes on:

• Refrigerator and microwave
door handles
• Kitchen and bathroom faucets
• Toilet handles
• TV remotes
• Phone receivers
• Computer keyboards

This is a great tip for everyone!

964 Crystal F January 2, 2009 at 2:48 am

I may be the last person on earth not to know this one, Do the elbow cough
Encourage them to cough into elbows, not hands (where they’re more likely to spread germs through touch). I thought I was doing a good thing with making them cover their mouths. lol

I go through 2 of the large containers of this a month. I couldn’t live without. Thanks for the giveaway!

965 Jill Myrick January 2, 2009 at 3:00 am

I love the idea of the elbow cough and will definitely be teaching that to my younger children before they start school.
My older children are always catching colds from school. And they seem to run the whole course of the house before leaving.
Thank you so much for offering this wonderful giveaway.

966 sharon January 2, 2009 at 3:08 am

The Sing & scrub tip: Make sure kids wash hands frequently with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds (the time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice).

967 Michelle H. January 2, 2009 at 3:16 am

I have sick kids at home right now and it is possible that they caught this bad cold and flu from one of their teachers who was sick and coughing before Christmas break. I think that the idea of giving these Clorox wipes to teachers is awesome and I think that I will get some tomorrow to wipe hard surfaces in the house. The site teaches the difference between cleaning and sanitizing and I found that interesting.

968 Betty C January 2, 2009 at 3:34 am

My favorite tip is when you wash your hands, sing Happy Birthday two times to make sure you’ve washed long enough!

969 Sarah Lehan January 2, 2009 at 3:35 am

I learned the “happy birthday” song for washing my hands several years ago. It’s great to teach kids. Thanks for the contest.

970 Brenda Park January 2, 2009 at 3:39 am

The tip about coughing into your elbow is the one I found most useful, because the kids in my youngest son’s class are very young and this would help. Thanks for the chance to win!

971 Robin Wilfong January 2, 2009 at 4:03 am

Encouraging the kids to cough in their elbow not on their hands is a GREAT tip!!

This would be a great gift idea for teachers!

RobinMarie72 @ gmail . Com

972 George Casson January 2, 2009 at 5:20 am

I like the Happy Birthday tip, (hand washing amount of time needed to wash hands thoroughly).retirenaval(at)gmail.com

973 Lori Downs January 2, 2009 at 5:56 am

I like the cough in your elbow, better than your hand!

974 Lori Downs January 2, 2009 at 5:57 am

I have your button

975 Lori Downs January 2, 2009 at 5:57 am

I am a suscriber

976 Samantha Pruitt January 2, 2009 at 6:15 am

washing your hands the right way takes 20 seconds, about the time it takes to sing Happ Birthday twice, cool! i’ll remember that!

977 Samantha Pruitt January 2, 2009 at 6:22 am

also a rss subscriber!

978 Samantha Pruitt January 2, 2009 at 6:23 am

newsletter subscriber !

979 MandyMarie January 2, 2009 at 6:29 am

You know, I cough into my elbow but never thuoght much about it. I’ll have to pass that along, dont; cover your mouth with your hand…couch into your elbow! Oh and don’t ya know I’ll be singing Happy Birthdqy when I wash my hands. ;)

Thanks again!

980 Linda January 2, 2009 at 6:36 am

Wiping the mouse and keyboard with Clorox Wipes keeps cold and flu germs from spreading.

981 Rachel Robertson January 2, 2009 at 6:37 am

I love the tip about the elbow cough. It is such a simple way not to spread germs from a cough and one which I had never heard of or thought of.

982 Elizabeth M. January 2, 2009 at 6:52 am

Running a wash load with Clorox to kill germs is a great tip. I had no idea germs could survive a wash.

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988 Tracey Byram January 2, 2009 at 7:58 am

Coughing into the crook of their arm is a great tip. I mean, how often are you touching a surface with the crook of your arm to spread germs?

989 Louise January 2, 2009 at 8:00 am

It is so nice for around the doorknobs and light switches

990 Erin Daly January 2, 2009 at 8:05 am

My favorite tip is the one about encouraging kids to wash their hands regularly. My husband is a teacher and is constantly fighting off germs that his students bring to class.

991 Audrey January 2, 2009 at 9:01 am

I love the Elbow Cough tip – it’s something I taught my kids to do when they were little.

992 joanna smith January 2, 2009 at 9:15 am

I like the Tip about teaching your children to do the elbow cough! To
encourage them to cough into elbows, not hands (where they’re more likely to spread germs through touch). I knew about this, but forgot about it and now that it has been brought to my attention again, I am going to demonstrate this to my kids! Thank you for another wonderful giveaway!

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994 kathy January 2, 2009 at 9:17 am

A tip I find helpful is giving Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes to teachers – I wouldn’t have thought of that, even though the need is so obvious. Thanks for the contest!

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997 Renee Borders January 2, 2009 at 10:00 am

I’ve never heard of the elbow cough before. What a GREAT tip. I have 7 grandchildren I’m gonna teach that to! Thanks! :)

998 Geoff K January 2, 2009 at 10:02 am

One thing I was surprised to learn from Clorox’s site was the fact that “green” or “natural” cleaners aren’t tested by the EPA and don’t have a lot of ability to kill germs and bacteria. I’m going to make sure to pay attention to the labels on cleaners from now on to make sure I get ones that have been thoroughly tested by the EPA!

999 Lori C. January 2, 2009 at 10:03 am

I did not realize that germs could remain the the washing machine. I will definitely be running a empty load through with Clorox. It also makes me wonder how clean my clothes are really getting. Hmm…

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1002 Keith D. January 2, 2009 at 10:17 am

I have always taught my kids to cough in their hands, but never thought to have them cough in their elbows.

1003 Deanna January 2, 2009 at 10:22 am

I thought putting the bleach in the washing machine was a great idea! I’m definitely going to use it :)

1004 Sandra Riley January 2, 2009 at 10:35 am

I like the ‘Do the elbow cough’ tip

1005 julie tanga January 2, 2009 at 10:35 am

The sing and scrub song can be heard several times daily in my in home day care…the sounds of children giggling and singing as they wash their hands brightens up my day..thank you

1006 Julie January 2, 2009 at 10:42 am

I think sending kids with their own supplies is a good idea. Thanks for the giveaway!

1007 Angie P. January 2, 2009 at 10:47 am

The “Doing the elbow cough” line was a good one. Come to think of it, I’ve seen some adults doing this…guess it’s an idea that’s been around a while.

1008 Nanette Olson January 2, 2009 at 11:08 am

I use Clorox Disinfectant Wipes on door knobs and the founatin knob.

1009 Sheri January 2, 2009 at 11:14 am

I use clorox wipes for the kitchen counter!

1010 Mary B January 2, 2009 at 11:19 am

Coughing into your elbow? Great idea I never thought of!

1011 tricia January 2, 2009 at 11:24 am

Wow…antibacterial soap takes up to 10 minutes to work? Had no idea.

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1014 Susan P January 2, 2009 at 12:10 pm

the wipes are convenient, thanks.

1015 JoAnn Legano January 2, 2009 at 12:17 pm

Clothes with viruses on them can contaminate other clothes in the wash and remain in the washer. To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine.

1016 Brooke January 2, 2009 at 12:18 pm

Wow I know it was the first on the page but I always cough into my elbows but never thought much about teaching wee man to do the same… Wee man just started pre-k but we sent him with cleaning supplies to help out… Every little bit helps… Even though he has already gotten sick twice and was never “sick” before starting pre-k…

1017 Kelli Robinson January 2, 2009 at 12:23 pm

I know that phones carry germs and my husband always disinfects the handle of our grocery buggy before we shop, but I’ve never thought of regularly cleaning our remote control for germs. Good point and very generous giveaway!

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1020 tanya January 2, 2009 at 12:32 pm

I’ve been doing the elbow cough for a few years now. Used to get funny looks from people, now I think more are catching on. I am going to do the empty load with bleach idea. Probably today!

1021 Teresa January 2, 2009 at 12:51 pm

I really like the Birthday Song idea…it’s hard for kids to have a concept of how long the right amount of time is for washing hands. Giving them a song they know so well is perfect!

1022 MARY M. January 2, 2009 at 1:01 pm

I liked the 5, 10 and 25 minute quick clean tips. The clorox wipes were used to clean many things.

1023 Dddiva January 2, 2009 at 1:02 pm

I didn’t know germs lived in the washer- I use bleach or bleach alternative in most loads already- I’ll make sure to use in every single load.

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1027 bridget January 2, 2009 at 1:23 pm

I have never heard of the elbow cough and it makes a lot of sense. I will teach my kids to do this.

1028 Angela Koga January 2, 2009 at 1:24 pm

I think coughing into your elbow and washing your hands/wrists are very important to help stop the spread between kids.

1029 Marcia S January 2, 2009 at 1:45 pm

I am a teacher and downloaded the Clean up the Classroom kit from their website. I think their “Cinnamon Magic” lesson plan would clearly demonstrate for kids the importance of using soap to get rid of germs.

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