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Share Your [Holiday] Messy Moments and Win {Almost $1000 in Prizes!}

This post sponsored by Clorox.

I love the holiday time with family — and I’m visiting with my family this Thanksgiving weekend! But lots of nephews and nieces together means some messy moments.

Thanksgiving Collage

(They’re running around the backyard as I write this, getting in the mud and dirt despite my protests. I asked them what they were doing, and the answer involved Lego characters, Harry Potter and possibly a My Little Pony, but I lost the story’s thread pretty early on.)

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Today I’m sharing a holiday messy moment, and show you how you can share your messy moments here (and on bleachitaway.com) to win Amex gift cards/Clorox prize packs!

In my family, my kids and my sisters’ kids range in age from 1 to (almost) 20. That’s a wide age range; still, with that many kids going in different directions, every single Thanksgiving there’s some spectacular mishap. We miraculously avoided it this year, but as you can see (above) we had a lot of messy moments throughout both meal prep and cleanup. My husband decided to make a few extra pies — like six — so he had a lot of cleanup work to do.

Two years ago, all of the nieces and nephews managed to spill cranberry juice all over my mom’s slipcovers. Cranberry juice, all over every single slipcover. But Clorox bleach miraculously saved them, and my mom was very happy they survived. You can see them in the watching-football-while-waiting-for-dinner picture below:

white slipcovers

But it didn’t stop at Thanksgiving. Last year we had kids who got cranberry sauce, raspberry jam, and sparkling red grape juice on my mother-in-law’s white Christmas tablecloth. Again, Clorox saved the day, but I’m about to make them eat with Dora the Explorer placemats underneath their settings until they’re 40 years old. I’m hoping this year’s festive Thanksgiving table setting survives without major damage:

 photo thanksgiving runner from shutterfly

This year the youngest few, while well-intentioned, have managed to cover themselves all of the trimmings and more. Luckily, we had a second set of outfits at hand and quickly threw their stained festive outfits in the wash. (My mom’s laundry room is conveniently located just off the kitchen.)

My husband wants me to tell the messy Christmas story of our dog who used to eat tinsel, but I’m not going to. Your mental images are probably graphic enough without me sharing the rest of that story. There were a lot of messy moments when we had that dog.

 

What’s your most messy moment? What do you most wish you could bleach away?

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Visit Bleach It Away (powered by Clorox) and enjoy some fun (or cringeworthy) messy moments. Plus, find step-by-step cleaning how-tos as well as more fun stuff like e-cards and … yes, greetings from the Clorox holiday carolers you can send your friends! Share your messy moments and you can get not only a 50-cent-off coupon, but also you can enter to win big cash prizes. And help others win by voting on your favorite messy moments!

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Share your holiday messy moments here on Tatertots & Jello

and you could win

one of four Amex Gift Card/Clorox Prize Baskets!

  • Grand Prize: $300 Amex Gift Card and Cleaning Prize pack worth $100 including buckets, scrub brushes, gloves, sponges, kitchen towels, Clorox products, etc.
  • First Prize: $150 Amex Gift Card and Cleaning Prize pack worth $100 including buckets, scrub brushes, gloves, sponges, kitchen towels, Clorox products, etc.
  • Runners Up (2): $100 Amex Gift Card and Cleaning Prize pack worth $50 including buckets, scrub brushes, sponges, kitchen towels, gloves, Clorox products, etc.

What holiday messy moments do you wish you could bleach away?

Use the inlinkz tool below to share them

and you’ll be entered to win one of four prize baskets, thanks to Clorox!

(You can link up blog posts, Facebook posts, tweets — anything you’ve shared with a link. Use the #BleachItAway hashtag and link up below!)

xoxo

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 I received information about Clorox’s Bleach It Away campaign and am sharing my messy holiday moment for the chance to win prizes from Tatertots & Jello and Clorox. You can find out more information about this campaign at www.BleachItAway.com.  There you can enter your messy moment for a chance to win $20,000 and get a coupon for Clorox® Regular Bleach.

Open to US Residents age 18 and up, no purchase necessary. See my disclosures.

Comments

  1. My most messy moment occurred during a family Thanksgiving celebration. Thirty people in the hourse all day was just too much for our aging septic system, which decided to back up in the basement. Ten thousand dollars and many gallons of bleach later, our basement has recovered and we have a new septic system.

  2. Leslie Kiley says:

    I had the turkey for Thanksgiving on it’s carving board and was bringing it to the table and It started slipping so I let it slip into my shirt instead of the floor! What a mess!

  3. Wish I could bleach away the nasty grout between the tile in my home
    Tammy recently posted…Wrapping It Up!

  4. Lauren Becker says:
  5. I wish I could bleach away the bad moods! I love love love the holidays, and the bah-humbug spirit would be awesome to be gone with! ;)
    Kimmie recently posted…Giving with Kohl’s (A Giveaway!)

  6. One of my messy moments that I wish I could fix is having washed and dried a load of clothes that had ink stains all over it. My husband had a pen in his ACU jacket that was overlooked and next thing you know we have a load of ruined clothes and a dryer in our rental unit that had ink stains all over inside!! Awful!!

    — I received information about Clorox’s Bleach It Away campaign and am sharing my messy holiday moment for the chance to win prizes from Tatertots & Jello and Clorox. You can find out more information about this campaign at http://www.BleachItAway.com. There you can enter your messy moment for a chance to win $20,000 and get a coupon for Clorox® Regular Bleach.
    Read more at http://tatertotsandjello.com/2013/11/share-holiday-messy-moments-win-almost-1000-prizes.html#R4sCXjL1fQykpvTI.99

  7. We had to bleach my kitchen sink several times around thanksgiving, raw turkey is gross!

  8. Chantel W. says:

    I wish I could bleach away the mess that is my kid’s room after their cousin come to visit for the holidays..

  9. Tami Vollenweider says:

    I just made a batch of jelly for the holidays,to give to my family and friends,and had it to boil over! I guess I was not watching it close enough,and BOY! did I have a mess!! I love making it,but it was such a sticky mess!

  10. I wish I could bleach away the holiday wrapping/holiday crafting mess in my craft room! I’m afraid to tackle that this weekend lol!
    Amy @ The Nifty Foodie recently posted…Christmas Cookies & A Giveaway!

  11. Charlotte A Pardue - Sparks says:

    Bleach is my favorite for those messy bathrooms….. lol :)

  12. i put this on instagram:

    http://instagram.com/p/hSJ2_RCBF6/

    baby + food + reddi-whip = messy

  13. I wish I could bleach out the red wine stains and the gravy stains off of the table cloth.
    Donna O’Neil recently posted…Stationery Card

  14. Mary Gardner says:

    I’d like to bleach away all of the cranberry sauce stains on my tablecloth and napkins!

  15. My Boston Terrier has a finicky stomach, and will try her best to go ou if she feels queasyt. But if no one is paying attention, she “harfs” by the outside door and I am constantly cleaning that area. Wish I could teach her to clean it up herself! (Using Clorox of course!) lol

  16. Sandy Headtke says:

    Demolition day, took the bathroom down to the studs. Clothes are now going in the washer with Cholorx. If only the rest was so easy to clean up.

  17. I wish I could bleach away my messy room!

  18. What holiday messy moment do I wish I could “bleach away”? ANYTHING involving glitter decorations. I swear, I keep finding glitter everywhere. Even in rooms where the glitter never was.

    Glitter is eternal.
    Debra Womack recently posted…I got pulled over…

  19. I wish I could bleach away cranberry fluff stains that my nephews so lovingly left me with ;p

  20. I wish I could bleach my panty into being organized!
    Shelley recently posted…Day 18… Homemade Andes Mints

  21. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I wish I could bleach away the Thanksgiving I dropped the turkey on the floor

  22. With 4 kids and 3 grandkids under the age of 5 visiting for the weekend, I need some serious bathroom cleaning, kitchen cleaning and not to mention the loads of laundry!

  23. My messy moment happened with beets. My mom dropped the pan and it spilled everywhere

  24. It would have been a perfect Thanksgiving if I didn’t spill that Beaujolais Nouveau all over the tablecloth. Calling Clorox to the rescue!

  25. Cranberry sauce in my lap, on the carpet, on the cat: everywhere!

  26. I have this messy coffee stain on my off-white carpet that I cannot get out…wish I could bleach it away for good!

  27. My messy moment came when my daughter was eating cranberry sauce. Cranberry sauce is not an easy thing to get out.

  28. I’d like to bleach away all the towels my daughter uses every week, seriously, how many towels can one girl use?

  29. I wish I could bleach away my messy kitchen

  30. Yesterday. Oh it was my daughters first thanksgiving (3 mths old) and she saved her poppy diaper all day for right after dinner! The poop went all the way up her back to her neck!!! It was disgusting. Had to practically cut off her onesie. Baths for all!!