Tied Ribbon: cleaning
Showing posts with label cleaning. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cleaning. Show all posts

Monday, August 29, 2016

There's a Sponge for That!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ScotchBriteSponges #CollectiveBias
I've gotten to that point in life where I've started being picky about my cleaning products.  I have a favorite laundry detergent...dish soap...cleaning spray...I'm even biased about my sponges.  But when you're cleaning your kitchen a few times a day, you get to that point! Because you want something that is actually going to work & work better than other products to make your job easier.  There's no substitute for the yellow & green sponges from Scotch-Brite®...trust me on this one!  My love for these tough  sponges has expanded even more now with their products & they take me throughout my day with the right sponge for every surface, it makes me job easier.
 So start your week off with a trip to Target.  Already a great beginning, right?! (Be sure you add this deal to your Cartwheel to use on your next Target run! 8/28-9/3 10% Off 9 Pack of SpongesGrab yourself some new sponges...I grabbed a fresh pack of Scotch-Brite® Heavy Duty Scrub Sponge and also a pack of the blue Scotch-Brite® Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge, because sometimes you only need a gentle scrub.  And then my kitchen life changed forever... Scotch-Brite® Heavy Duty sponge on a Soap Dispensing Dishwand?!  I don't know when I became the person to get so excited about a cleaning sponge, but I'm fully admitting I'm there.
 All throuhought the day, there's plenty to clean in your kitchen, but it's important to make sure you're using the right sponge.  While I love my heavy duty green sponge for caked on dishes, when you're cleaning your non-stick pots & pans, be sure you're using the blue Non-Scratch sponge, or else you'll scratch that finish and suddenly your scrambled eggs are sticking! But I do love using the Heavy Duty Dishwand on my crock pot when I forget to throw in a liner!

 When you're wiping down your countertops & sinks, grab the Non-Scratch if you need to scrub, or flip over to the soft sponge side to just give a nice wipe-down.  The same thing goes for your dining room table- don't scratch off that finish! 

After you've finished (for the moment) cleaning in the kitchen, be sure and really squeeze out those sponges.  Keeping them soaked will make them smell and last a shorter amount of time. 
Whether you're cleaning in the kitchen or around the home, there's a Scotch-Brite® sponge perfect for getting the job done in half the time!  And with all the time I spend cleaning, that might actually leave me some time to read a book!! Happy Cleaning, friends!
See ideas to help clean your biggest mess. Click here!  

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Keep Your Home Clean & Kid-Friendly with Clorox

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RealLifeClean #CollectiveBias
Keeping your home clean with a toddler is like chasing around a tornado. I feel like I clean up the same blocks 3 times a day!  But today I've got 3 easy tips to help you keep on top of the mess and avoid giant Saturdays full of cleaning.

I went to my favorite store (of course), Target, and grabbed some cleaning supplies by Clorox to make it even easier to keep up on the messes.


Here's what I grabbed using a coupon from the Target Cartwheel App, (June 7-July 4, receive 10% selected Clorox products): Clorox ScrubSingles Bathroom Pads (for bathroom cleaning), Clorox Pump 'N Clean Kitchen & Dish Cleaner (for kitchen cleaning), and Clorox Triple Action Dust Wipes (for rest-of-house cleaning)
 Tip #1: Clean as you go.  Leaving a mess for later means more time cleaning & scrubbing.  When we finish breakfast, I use the Clorox kitchen pump cleaner to quickly wipe up the mess on the table.
Pump, wipe, clean & you're done! On to the next activity!

Tip #2: Get kids in on the cleaning.  My son loves to help, but I'm not about to hand him a bottle full of cleaner...yikes! The Clorox Dust Wipes are an awesome way to not only clean, but teach your children the importance of it.  These wipes seriously grab and hang on to every single piece of dust or hair or crumb.  No dust spray or dirty rags to wash afterwards! 

They even work on the floor (think bathroom cleaning!), and make cleaning go by even faster with a helper by your side.

 Tip #3: Combine activities & cleaning at once. One of my favorite tricks to keeping the bathroom clean during the week is doing some quick "wipe downs" during bath time. I'm in the bathroom supervising, so why not make it productive?

Using the Clorox Bathroom Scrub Singles, it makes it easy to clean without once again, pulling out a spray bottle and dirty sponge or rag. Just wet, scrub and done! 
(Be sure you're still checking in on your little one, and if you're stashing cleaning supplies under your sink, be sure to take the proper safety precautions like baby locks.)

These new Clorox cleaning products make staying on top of messes super easy to maintain a clean home, and using my tips you'll wonder why you ever hated cleaning in the first place! Okay...maybe not totally but it'll definitely keep you from a whole day of cleaning when you're quickly cleaning as you go.






Monday, September 8, 2014

Sparkling Dishes & a Sparkling Soda Recipe

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I can't be the only one who finds it totally frustrating when you run your dishwasher and when you go to unload it, you find your dishes are STILL dirty and have watermarks.  As if you didn't have enough to do, now you have to scrub them and run it again and cross your fingers you have clean dishes for dinner! So now that you're all fired up, let me introduce you to the  best dishwashing detergent that will change all of that once & for all...
Finish Quantum™ Tablets.
I buy mine at Walmart for the best price and I even have a coupon for you to use to get your own #SparklySavings!  Now you really have no excuse to try (& get hooked on) this product.



I've switched dishwashing detergents a few times in the past few years and have yet to find one like this.  It cleans without me having to scrub every spec off my dishes and I never have that moment of worry when I go to unload my dishwasher. 


Here's undeniable proof that the deteregent I had been using, wasn't getting my glasses nearly as sparkling as Finish did- without changing any way I did my dishes!

                                My LAST detergent            vs.                     Finish Quantum

With all the extra time & happiness I had from sparkling clean dishes, I had my own sparkling celebration!  Start with crushed ice, add 1 Almond Joy Coffee creamer, strawberry soda, a squeeze of a lime and enjoy! Because even though you didn't work hard for those sparkling dishes, you still deserve a reward!