Tag Sale Finds, Cleaning Tips & Bon Ami Giveaway

Summer months bring with it some of the best yard, estate and tag sales of the year. I’ve found some of my favorite home décor items combing local sales. If you’re a tag sale treasure-seeker like me, you know that some items need a little cleaning to get back into shape.
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{images via Real Simple and Simplified Bee}
Bon Ami (a brand I use and trust) uses only natural, non-toxic ingredients in their cleaning products and has provided us with some helpful cleaning tips:
Return Shine to a Foggy Glass Object: Add a few drops of Bon Ami Liquid Cleanser to the glass surface and wipe in concentric circles. Rinse with a little water and dry with a soft cloth.

Restore a Painted Wood Object: Wash off any grease or grime with some diluted Bon Ami Dish Soap and warm water with a cloth. Sometimes all you need to do is a quick spot treatment of a few areas. Make sure to dry thoroughly.

Polish Tarnished Silver: Add a few drops of water to a teaspoon of Bon Ami Powder Cleanser to make a paste. Scrub the paste on the tarnished silver with a small brush {i.e. recycled tooth brush}. Towel off the paste with a wet rag and dry.

*** Keep in mind, some tag sale items may be on their last legs and have delicate finishes. Before using any product (including Bon Ami), make sure to test it on an inconspicuous area.

Bon Ami Green Cleaning Kit
To celebrate the season Bon Ami is giving away a “Thrill of the Hunt” kit full of non-toxic cleaning supplies to make the most of your efforts and clean up your tag sale finds. The kit contains a full size powder cleanser, full size liquid cleanser, canvas tote bag to carry your treasures, smaller pouch  for smaller items you may buy, two sunscreen samples, two dish soap samples and a little magnifying glass to inspect your finds!

Here’s how to enter to win:

  • Simply leave a comment on this post {provide your email if I don’t have a way to contact you}.
  • Extra Entry – become a new follower of Simplified Bee’s Blog, Twitter, Pinterest or Facebook Page.
  • Extra Entry – become a new follower on Bon Ami’s Facebook page.
  • Extra Entry – mention this giveaway in a blog post, FB link, tweet or pin the image on Pinterest, then leave a comment letting me know.
  • Please post a separate comment for each extra entry.
Entry period closes at midnight PST on Thursday, July 5, 2012. The winner will be chosen by Random.org and will be announced on the Simplified Bee Facebook page on Friday, July 6, 2012.

Best of luck!
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45 Responses to Tag Sale Finds, Cleaning Tips & Bon Ami Giveaway

  1. prov3130grl June 27, 2012 at 4:30 pm #

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  5. Danielle June 27, 2012 at 4:37 pm #

    I've been trying to make the switch to more natural cleaners and reduce the toxic chemical overload! I've never heard of Bon Ami but I'd be eager to try it! Thanks.

  6. Danielle June 27, 2012 at 4:38 pm #

    I follow you on Pinterest.

  7. pve design June 27, 2012 at 4:57 pm #

    I am a follower and following you on pinterest as well.
    love bon ami and that it has endured the great depression….a great product.
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  8. Skittle June 27, 2012 at 5:35 pm #

    LOVE Bon Ami! And I just ran out!!

  9. Irene June 27, 2012 at 5:50 pm #

    I've never tried this product before, but it looks and sounds pretty awesome. We've been using non-toxic products in our home for the last 5 years and it's cut down on my husband's allergies by 90%!

  10. CDS June 27, 2012 at 6:04 pm #

    I've been to a couple tag sales already this summer and they've been great! –as for Bon Ami, have not tried the product! :) I follow your blog. xoxo

  11. Trish June 27, 2012 at 7:27 pm #

    I would love to try some Bon Ami! I've been looking into green cleaning products lately. Thanks for the giveaway!
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    I follow Bon Ami on Facebook

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    I pinned it as well!

  17. Unknown June 28, 2012 at 5:19 am #

    What a fun giveaway. This makes me want to go find some great things to spiff up. :)

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  21. Ann June 28, 2012 at 1:22 pm #

    I love tag sales!!

  22. Jennifer W June 28, 2012 at 2:29 pm #

    We use Bon Ami but I have not tried all of these products. Fingers crossed that I win!

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