Method — Clean, Happy, and Pretty Much Perfect

by Janice

This is crazy — but I am about to gush about a company that makes natural cleaning products.

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The thing is, I can’t talk about Method without turning into a raving fan — cause they are that freaking awesome. I KNOW! You are saying, “Janice, this is a company that makes cleaning products. Get a life.”

BUT, Method IS that exciting, because as a company, they score pretty much perfect at every point.

And Method has done the impossible — they have transformed the boring, miserable task of cleaning into something fun, hip, and HAPPY!

The Products

We have to start with the end. No matter how much I love a company, if their products aren’t as awesome as the company is, well, I don’t have much of a story to tell you.

method-gel-hand-soapBut Method’s products are so superb that a girl can get giddy from a simple squirt of their hand soap.

Method is about designing the smartest, greenest and best-looking cleaning products on the market. And, they have done just that!

For a girl like me, who has been using environmentally friendly cleaning products for the last decade, to find safe products that also look fabulous, smell delicious and actually work — well that makes me darn happy.

How they have actually achieved at all of those points, is really incredible. I don’t have to compromise — Method gives me it all.

The Entrepreneurs

As an entrepreneur, and an entrepreneur committed to supporting other entrepreneurs, Method hits me in the heart here too.

The story is perfect — two roommates, Adam Lowry and Eric Ryan, in the dirtiest apartment in San Francisco, became the “proud brainparents of method and the very first people against dirty®.”

Method Founders - Adam Lowry and Eric RyanEric had a design background and wanted to design cleaning products that people wanted to show off, not hide under their sinks. Adam, who had spent four years as a climate scientist at the Carnegie Institution for Science, developing software products for the study of global climate change, actually knew how to make cleaning products without any dirty ingredients.

Together, working from that apartment, they took their idea and turned it into one of the fastest-growing private companies in America, while creating products the consumer-packaged-goods industry had never seen before.

Ya — let’s hear it for the little guys! (Although if you meet Adam, you will realize that he is far from little, towering over most of the world at 6 foot 6 inches.)

The Company

I fell in love with Method when we first worked with them last year, as they created this super fun crowd-sourced music video.

I was simply hooked as I read about the mission of Method and their humanifesto.

Method - company

This was a company that set out to do powerful things by paying attention to doing the small things and the big things right. I found myself cheering at my computer screen as I read — grateful that this remarkable company also had great products that I wanted to buy.

If you have any questions about Method or the Method cleaning products, you can check out their comprehensive FAQs page on the Method website.

The Authenticity

They had me. Method had impressed me with their beliefs and standards, and I loved their innovative, beautiful products. I was sold alright. A Method evangelist.

So, when Method approached us to work with them as ambassadors with their “Method Mavens” program, I hit reply before I had even finished reading the email. Working with Method, (and Mekanism the incredible team behind their social media campaigns,) is as good as it gets.

And I have some great news — after visiting the Method Headquarters, getting fully immersed in the Method products and family, I can tell you they are just as darn perfect as I thought they were. Oh, yes baby — after spending two days with Method, I love them even more. No hidden dirty laundry there. (Ouch — totally unintentional pun.)

Method Family Balloons

Method embodies their humanifesto right down to the entire staff lining the streets, cheering with balloons as our bus pulled up to their building. Method is different — fun, quirky, happy, and clean. They thrive on it all.

The Cool, Fun, Hip, and Happy

You know what makes perfect more perfect? When a fabulous company like Method hires a fabulous creative agency like Mekanism.

I have to say, I love Mekanism. They create awesome, unique campaigns. They are quirky and crazy and fun — a perfect match for Method.

Mekanism produced this extraordinary — and incredibly touching — video for Method’s Clean Happy Anthem, that had a few bloggers in tears as we watched. (I confess, I had tears in my eyes too. I can’t even put my finger on why — it just packed such an emotional punch.)

The Contest — Want to Visit Method HQ in San Francisco too?

Yes, this month Method will host a sweepstakes on Facebook for fans to win a trip for two to Method HQ in San Francisco and a year’s supply of product.

You can have a chance to win just by watching the Clean Happy anthem on Method’s Facebook page and sharing it with friends.

As someone who just got to experience the HAPPY at the Method Headquarters in stunning San Francisco, I wish you all could win. So make sure you jump over to find out more information on how to enter at www.facebook.com/method.

(Canadians, as well as Americans, are also welcome to enter. Except Quebec. Sorry Quebec. But hey — at least you have poutine??? Right? For all the details on this sweepstakes, visit Method on Facebook.)

Facebook Sweepstakes Info:

Prize Details:

A trip for two to San Francisco, including a visit to the Method HQ, lunch with the Method co-founders, a year’s supply of Method products and other surprises.

Prize Eligibility

Only persons residing in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, United States, and Yukon who are at least 18 years of age can enter.

Sweepstakes starts on March 12, 2012 @ 06:00 am (PDT) and ends April 03, 2012 @ 11:59 pm (PDT)

Please Note: We are working with Method in their Method Mavens ambassadorship program. But as you can tell from the gushing, I love them whether money is involved or not. Yes, this is pure love baby. 100% real.

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Written by Janice Croze, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom.

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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 Van March 12, 2012 at 5:07 pm

This product sounds great, will have to try sometime.

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2 tennille March 12, 2012 at 5:16 pm

great now I have the urge to clean and eat Poutine….

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3 Krista March 12, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Of course I see this after my shopping trip and realize that this is the one thing I forgot to buy while I was at Target… (I bought plenty of other things though!)

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4 Jeff March 13, 2012 at 11:39 am

Sounds like some good advice, thanks

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5 Meredith March 13, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Oh gosh! I just went and fell in love with Method, so this blog is so timely and perfect. My mom just died last week (horrible, I know), so I had some of the super-cute Mickey and Minnie Mouse hand washes (my 2 yr. old son’s fav) to my dad’s house to make him smile. Thanks for filling me in more about this awesome company…

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6 Chuck March 13, 2012 at 8:02 pm

These cleaning products sound like they work pretty good.

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7 Lori March 15, 2012 at 9:20 pm

Would like to try these sometime.

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8 June March 17, 2012 at 10:12 am

I like the idea of these cleaning products.

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9 Sam March 18, 2012 at 6:34 am

They look great.

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10 Garrett March 18, 2012 at 2:18 pm

We like the sounds of this.

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11 Angela E. March 19, 2012 at 10:42 am

I would love to try these cleaners.

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12 Don March 19, 2012 at 2:39 pm

The wife & I just moved to our first home, could use some stuff for cleaning.

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13 Diana - Teacher Mom April 18, 2012 at 6:52 am

I just saw them at the Green Living Show last weekend. Looks like a fantastic product!

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14 Insect Longboards May 18, 2012 at 5:28 am

Wow! nice skateboard in the first article. What is your setup there? you can try longboards too.

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