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Back Door Vacuum Shop| Cleaning Supplies | Review and Giveaway

September 27, 2009 by admin - Jennifer  
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A lot of people ask me, “Why do you call your store the Back Door Vacuum Shop?” Well, the story begins when I started fixing vacuums in 1988. I used to do it in our home. Friends and family would bring me their vacuums to be fixed and of course they all came through the BACK DOOR.

After a year of trying to fix vacuums in my back room we decided it was time to move. So we rented our second location in a house on a busy street in Uxbridge, Mass. It was a converted house and I rented what used to be the old living and dining rooms. But to get into my store you had to use the BACK DOOR.

It was a beautiful French door that opened into my showroom, so with that we kept the name ”Back Door Vacuum Shop” and designed the logo to match.

In 1996 we had the opportunity to move into a building right behind the house. We spent a year fixing it up and moved in on August 1, 1997. We have been in this location ever since. It seems everywhere we go,the name always seems to fit.

Sparkle Sponges

Not only hard-working but fun to use! Sparkle scrub sponges are safe for any porcelain, glassware and non-stick surface. Will not scratch, yet tough on grime.

These sparkly sponges have added a special gleam to my kitchen and they don’t scratch my delicate coating but sure do get the grease and gunk off my dishes. I am constantly buying sponges to find just the right one and I think I have found it.


These black/leopard gloves, as seen on Desperate Housewives, have a way of making you feel glam in the kitchen. Who says the chore of doing dishes has to have you wearing the plain yellow or blue gloves sold in supermarkets? With these gloves you will feel like a dish washing diva!

I have been given the opportunity to host a giveaway of the black and leopard print gloves to one Dirty Shirt reader so you too can be glamorous in your kitchen. See rules below to enter today!


  • MAIN RULE – Tell me in comments what your favorite household chore is. (remember if this rule is not followed then no others will count)
  • 1 Extra Entry – Subscribe to my RSS feed or by email (or let me know if you already are) in a separate comment
  • 1 Extra Entry – Favorite The Dirty Shirt in Technorati and leave your name (I will be checking) in a separate comment
  • 1 Extra Entry – Follow me on Twitter (button in subscribe section on on the right sidebar) and let me know your Twitter name in a separate comment.
  • 1 Extra Entry – Tweet this giveaway. Copy and paste – @Jentifa is giving away a pair of Leopard Print Cleaning Gloves! Check it out here Then come back and leave the direct link to your tweet (go to your twitter account, click on the words when your tweet was sent (ie. 5 seconds ago) and copy and paste that link in comments.
  • 2 Extra Entries – Write a post on your blog linking to my blog.

This giveaway will run through midnight on October 11, with winner being announced the morning of October 12. Winner will be chosen using from all valid entries and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to contact me before another winner is chosen. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

Glam Your Kitchen Participant


107 Responses to “Back Door Vacuum Shop| Cleaning Supplies | Review and Giveaway”
  1. Margaret says:

    Favorite chore would probably be just general tidying/putting things away. It’s nice to walk around an listen to music when I’m doing it.

  2. Margaret says:

    I subscribe via google reader

  3. Margaret says:

    I follow on twitter – @sunquistadora

  4. My favorite household chore is vaccuuming, I love getting the carpet all clean! Haha.

  5. I follow on Twitter as @annakauz

  6. I subscribe to RSS feed.

  7. Benita G. says:

    I ‘m not sure if cooking is a chore, but that’s certainly my favorite. There’s lots of creativity involved.


  8. Benita G. says:

    I subscribe via email.


  9. Jaime says:

    Fav chore is watering the plants

  10. Jaime says:

    I subscribe via email

  11. Jaime says:

    I follow on Twitter

  12. amy p says:

    I actually don’t mind doing the dishes at all.

  13. amy p says:

    email subscriber

  14. amy p says:

    subscribe to your feed.

  15. amy p says:

    follow u on twitter. 1amypugmire

  16. Jaime says:

    I am already a subscriber

  17. Jaime says:

    Follow on Twitter

  18. jennifer says:

    Most call me strange, but I love folding sheets. I am so crazy about making them have nice crisp lines on them…

  19. jennifer says:

    I subscribe to the dirty t shirt via e-mail!

  20. Lori A. says:

    I like vacuuming! :) I love seeing a clean floor.

    ljatwood at gmail dot com

  21. Lori A. says:

    email subscriber
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  22. Lori A. says:

    fave’d on technorati (peapie)
    ljatwood at gmail dot com

  23. Lori A. says:

    follow on twitter (ljatwood)
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  24. Lori A. says:


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  25. wanda says:

    Ok, I’m a total weirdo….I admit it!
    I love laundry! I love to wash and dry….my family’s laundry.
    It makes me feel good inside.

    Crazy, I know!

  26. Linda Kish says:

    I think I would prefer to do laundry than any other chore. Once it is folded and put away I have a sense of accomplishment.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  27. Linda Kish says:

    email subscriber

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  28. Beth says:

    I also would pick doing the laundry. I love the smell of nice clean clothes!

  29. Beth says:

    I subscribe

  30. dianad says:

    Favorite chore is dusting. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

  31. dianad says:

    I am a subscriber. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

  32. Christine W says:

    My favorite household chore is sweeping the floors and the front porch. I like something where I can immediately see the results.

    Thank you,


  33. Christine W says:

    I already subscribe via Google Reader and email.

    Thank you,


  34. Christine W says:

    Faved your blog on Technorati under the name of ossmcalc.

    Thank you,


  35. Christine W says:

    Follow you on Twitter as ossmcalc.

    Thank you,


  36. Christine W says:

    I tweeted under the name of ossmcalc.

    Thank you,


  37. I don’t have a favorite household chore but I guess I don’t mind dusting so much!
    Have a fabulous day!

  38. I follow you on Twitter (FabulousFinds)

  39. Patti Hess says:

    LOL I don’t think I have a favorite household chore lol….no, if one has to be chosen I would say the laundry. I like the challenge of a stain…..I think can I beat it or not lol

    pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com

  40. Patti Hess says:

    I subscribe

    pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com

  41. Tami says:

    My favorite household chore is cleaning the kitchen. It’s always refreshing to walk into a clean kitchen with clear counters!

  42. Tami says:

    Following you on twitter. (Mymadakaja)

  43. judy brittle says:

    My favorite household chore is dusting with those wonderful disposable feather dusters they came out with. Its so easy! Thank you!

  44. judy brittle says:

    I’m a subscriber.

  45. judy brittle says:

    I follow on Twitter

  46. Terra Heck says:

    My favorite household chore is doing dishes by hand. Never have minded doing it and never have desired to own a dishwasher.

  47. Terra Heck says:

    I follow you on Twitter, partymix25.

  48. Terra Heck says:

    email subscriber

  49. Brandy says:

    Favorite chore? Is there such a thing? lol I guess my favorite would be general tidying. It is a quick chore that shows immediate results. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  50. Brandy says:

    Email subscriber :)

  51. Clenna Emery says:

    My favorite job is dusting and picking up. i hate vacuuming.

    clenna at aol dot com

  52. Clenna Emery says:

    I subscribe via email

    clenna at aol dot com

  53. Katherine says:

    I like to do laundry. I love fresh smelling clothes!

  54. Katherine says:

    I subscribe via email!

  55. Katherine says:

    Faved in technorati – ktkatherine

  56. Katherine says:

    I follow on twitter – @ktkatherine

  57. I love making the bed in the morning. It makes me feel as if I have already accomplished something and I have only been up a few minutes! lol

  58. Vicki Wurgler says:

    my favorite chore is washing clothes and if it is summer and I can hang them outside to dry-thats even better

  59. Amanda says:

    My favorite household chore? Doing the dishes! That’s what got my attention about this contest! Dish patrol is a chore that is part of my bonding time with my children. My husband and I have three (3) children (7b, 11g, 12b), and with everyone being so busy, it gives me 15 minutes to spend with one of my children while working together. Yes, my goal is to spend time with each of them everyday, but sometimes it doesn’t happen the way I wanted it to, but every night, I am in the kitchen with whoever’s chore it is…listening and enjoying the time with them. I have learned so much during what would seem to be a boring chore! So…doing dishes would HAVE to be my favorite! I hope the other moms (or dads!) that read this, try this out too!

  60. Carol Wolf says:

    My favorite chore is folding the towels. Don’t ask why- I just like to do that.

  61. Carol Wolf says:

    I subscribe to your feed.

  62. Tia says:

    Is there really such a thing as a favorite chore? I guess it would be doing the dishes and having a nice, clean sink.

  63. Heather H. says:

    I like doing the dishes – it is therapeutic.
    jswandrn @

  64. bridget3420 says:


  65. bridget3420 says:

    Email subscriber

  66. bridget3420 says:

    Technorati fave – bridget3420

  67. bridget3420 says:

    Twitter follower – bridget3420

  68. Kristi says:

    Cleaning the bathrooms, I know that sounds weird to be considered a favorite and I actually dread it initially but the favorite part is seeing my results. I like them to be clean, disinfected and sparkly! :)

  69. Kristi says:

    email subscriber

  70. Kristi says:

    follow on twitter – jessilynne

  71. Ladytink_534 says:

    I hate cleaning but the thing I mind least doing is the dishes.

  72. Sabrita says:

    Oddly enough, my favorite chore is cleaning the bathroom. I live alone so maintaining it is pretty easy. Thank you.

  73. Sabrita says:

    I am an email subscriber. Thanks.

  74. michelle rosborough says:

    I like ironing

  75. michelle rosborough says:

    Twitter follower

  76. Annmarie W. says:

    I don’t really have a favorite household chore! LOL! But if I had to pick the one I like the least, it would have to be vacuuming.

  77. Annmarie W. says:

    I subscribe!

  78. Annmarie W. says:

    You’re a technorati fave! (amweeks)

  79. Annmarie W. says:

    I follow on twitter! (amweeks)

  80. Erin from long island says:

    I love cooking, so Im not sure if that counts as a chore? I also like to take care of my babies…I mean, plants

  81. Erin from long island says:

    i subscribe in google reader

  82. Erin from long island says:

    i also subscribe by email

  83. Erin from long island says:

    i follow on twitter

  84. Erin from long island says:

    i faved you on technorati

  85. Angelique Fabozzi says:

    I actually like mowing the lawn. No one saying “mommy, mommy”, I like the sweat, the heat, I love it.

  86. Angelique Fabozzi says:

    Email subscriber.

  87. Angelique Fabozzi says:

    I follow on twitter.

  88. Lisa says:

    I don’t mind doing the laundry!

  89. Lisa says:

    I’m a subscriber

  90. lea says:

    My favorite household chore is vacuuming, it doesn’t take that long to do!

  91. lea says:

    I subscribe!


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