One of the best things about the CleanSmart team is the passion that every single employee brings to the office every day.  We have different backgrounds and different reasons for believing in CleanSmart, but the constant is that we all believe in the importance of eliminating the use of harmful chemicals when disinfecting.  One of those perspectives is our Director of Marketing, Tatum Marinkovich’s.  Today, on World Prematurity day, she shares what CleanSmart means to her as a mom to a son who was born nearly 4 months premature and continues to struggle w/ chronic lung disease.

I didn’t always think about how I killed germs.  I was thoughtful about which products I brought into my home, however, because everyone in my immediate family and friends enjoyed good health, disinfecting wasn’t my focus when I cleaned my home.

When my son was born weighing 1 lb 12 oz and came home on oxygen after 6 months in the NICU, the products I used to clean my home suddenly became very important.  Having a child with chronic lung disease in the house, meant that a minor cold for most people, meant long stays in the hospital for us.  Killing respiratory viruses suddenly became of the upmost importance.

When I started shopping for products to disinfect our home, I was conflicted.  I knew I needed to kill the germs that could get my son sick, however, the labels on many of the products had warnings to not use around people with heart conditions or chronic respiratory problems.  I was left with the decision, do I risk viruses in the homes, or exposure to harsh chemicals?

In 2011, when my son was born, I couldn’t find an option that killed viruses like Cold & Flu without using harmful chemicals.  We did the best that we could to provide a safe and healthy environment for our son, but I always wished it was easier.  Having a medically complex child is overwhelming enough; finding a product to clean the home, shouldn’t add to the family’s stress.

Today, there is a solution to that stress.

CleanSmart Kills 99.9% of Germs and uses No Harmful Chemicals.  As the mom of a son who still struggles with Asthma and Restrictive Lung Disease, I want to know that when I disinfect, I’m protecting my son from respiratory illnesses.  I love that CleanSmart is effective against the viruses that I worry about most like; RSV, Rhinovirus, Human Coronavirus, Pseudomonas and H1N1.  At the same time, I know that when I use CleanSmart, I (and my son) can breathe easy because there are no harsh fumes or chemical residue.

As a member of the CleanSmart team, I couldn’t be more proud to know that our products make life just a little easier for families who are constantly worried about the health of a loved one.

Tatum & Owen

Tatum & her son, Owen

Do you want to share your story on why CleanSmart matters to you?  We’d love to hear from you.

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Announcement of CleanSmart Hand Cleanser Available at Minnesota Target Stores

We’re very excited to announce that this week, CleanSmart Alcohol Free 8 oz Hand Cleanser Spray is now available in Minnesota Target locations! You can find CleanSmart in 29 stores throughout the state. If our hand cleanser is not in your location, tell them you’d love to see it next time you’re there! The full list of stores is below, and you can get more information on each location in our Store Finder.


5537 W Broadway Ave

Apple Valley

15150 Cedar Ave

Cottage Grove

8655 E Point Douglas Rd S


4175 Vinewood Ln N

Vadnais Heights

975 County Road E


8600 Springbrook Dr NW


851 W 78th St


2021 Market Dr

Minneapolis Northeast

1650 New Brighton Blvd

North St. Paul

2199 Hwy 36 E

Forest Lake

356 12th St SW


875 General Sieben Dr


1685 17th Ave E

Minneapolis Nicollet Mall

900 Nicollet Mall

Lino Lakes

749 Apollo Dr


21615 S Diamond Lake Rd


18275 Kenrick Ave

Red Wing

151 Tyler Rd N


11990 Business Park Blvd N


1500 109th Ave NE


14333 Hwy 13


7900 32nd St N

St. Paul Midway

1300 University Ave W


6445 Richfield Pkwy


7000 York Ave S


810 County Road 42 W


875 E Main St


15800 87th St NE

Inver Grove Heights

7841 Amana Trail