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Tips to Simplify Your Cleaning Routine + The New Smart Twist™ Cleaning System

Thanks to SC Johnson for sponsoring today’s discussion

I am always cleaning. Non.Stop.Cleaning. Well, at least it feels that way. Everyday I have to do a load of dishes, at least one load of laundry, wipe down multiple surfaces multiple times and clean up the rest of the house. It is a never-ending task. With all the cleaning and household chores, I am always on the lookout for ways to simplify my cleaning routine so I can spend more time with my family during the day.

Simplify You Cleaning Routine with the Smart Twist Cleaning System - 3 Cleaners, 1 Sprayer

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I have been spending the last week starting my spring cleaning routine throughout my house. This weekend was extremely nice outside, so while my husband did some yard work, I took spring cleaning to our vehicles, as well as my Mom’s. The cars needed cleaned out, washed and freshened up. A new part of our car spring cleaning routine includes changing the cabin air filter.

A Unique Way to Add Some Style to Your Office

ReStockIt Review

We moved into our house just over a year ago. I thought that starting with all white walls and a blank slate would make decorating the house easier. Well, I was wrong. More wrong that I ever thought I would be. We purchased all new furniture and painted the living room almost immediately. It still took us a few months to start hanging pictures and decor on the walls. Next we painted the laundry room and then it took almost a year to decide on a paint color for the kitchen (we still have yet to agree on back splash tiles). Last week we finally painted the dining room and hung up some artwork (my favorite room so far because we painted it dark red with a wine theme). So on the main floor, that leaves the office and the entryway. I have been really trying to kick it in high gear to get the office project started because I work on the computer every day, so I want the room to be inviting and inspiring. It is also the first room you see when you come into our house.

The Panasonic Jetforce Multi-Surface Vacuum Makes Cleaning Easier

Panasonic Vacuum Review

Clean. Clean. Clean. Some days I feel like all I do is clean. With three little ones, the floors seem to get dirty in the blink of an eye and If I don’t vacuum or sweep it up right away, my 11 month old will find every little crumb or the tiniest piece of paper on the floor and try to eat it. I end up vacuuming at least three or four times a week and sweeping numerous times a day. Right now with all the Christmas decorations, I have been vacuuming more than usual because of the tree, garland and glitter from decorations that seem to get everywhere. My old vacuum couldn’t even get all the glitter out of the carpet and I have tried to vacuum it up at least ten times. But I finally have a vacuum that got it up and makes all the floor cleaning easier: The Panasonic Jetforce Vacuum MC-UL427.

Start Living & Meet the Dustersons with Endust + $2 off Coupon

Logo for EndustSome days I feel like all I do is household chores and cleaning, especially during the holiday season. Laundry, dishes, vacuuming, sweeping and dusting is never-ending. Dusting the whole house is always time consuming and I tend to put it off as much as possible. Our neighborhood is still being built so there is always construction going on around us, which creates constant dust everywhere no matter how often I clean it up. To help cut back on the amount of time I spend dusting and cleaning, I use Endust.

With three little ones wanting to touch and get into everything, I normally have fingerprints everywhere. The Endust Multi-Surface Spray not only eliminates dust and allergens, fingerprints and smudges, but it also leaves a natural shine that lasts for days. I use it on my wood furniture, window sills, blinds, kitchen cabinets and stainless steel appliances. It does a fantastic job at making everything look new and untouched. After use, there is no greasy residue or awful smell. The picture below shows my dining room table with and without Endust. The ‘without side’ isn’t really dusty, but you can really tell the difference with the shine.

Endust In Action

Bring the Holidays to Life with Hallmark + Holiday Prize Pack Giveaway

Signature Hallmark Holiday Gifts

No matter what season it is or holiday is approaching, I frequently shop at Hallmark. I know a lot of people just think of greeting cards when they hear ‘Hallmark’, but it is much more than that. From books to movies and ornaments to games, they have something for everyone. When the holidays roll around, you can find products to create new memories, traditions and warm that special someone’s heart. My Holiday Gift Guide would not be complete without some wonderful products from Hallmark.

Using Glad ForceFlex Black Bags to Conquer Holiday Messes

Glad Bags LogoThe holiday season is always accompanied by a lot of parties, gatherings and dinners. We are always hosting numerous gatherings at our house and the holidays are exceptionally hectic. It is always a great time, but with every party comes lots of food, trash and messes. I try to handle the mess throughout the party and stay one step ahead before it gets out of control. Here are a few ways I prevent a huge mess at the end of the night:

  • Ensure the house is mess-free before guests arrive.
  • Always be on the look out for trash laying around and immediately throw it away.
  • Have more than one trash can at different ends of the room or house.
  • Keep extra bags at the bottom of the cans. When the trash bag is full and you remove it, a new bag is right there.
  • After everyone leaves, do a walk-through of the party area with a Glad Black Bag and pick up any left messes.

Glad Black Bag

The Glad Black Bags have been a huge help for me lately. We haven’t hosted any parties the last week or two, but I have been using them to put my full kitchen trash bags in. The last time we bought 13 gallon bags for the kitchen, we decided to try to generic brand. Bad idea. I never imaged the quality would be as poor as they are. Every time I try to take a full bag out, the drawstrings tear the bag, rips off, and I discover holes and tears in the bag. To get the full and destroyed bags to the garage, I have been putting them in the Glad ForceFlex Black Bags. The 30 gallon bags easily hold two fully-stuffed kitchen trash bags (pictured above). They are very heavy-duty and the ForceFlex prevents any rips and tears. I have never had one rip, no matter how full and heavy the bag was. This week is the start of a busy stressful holiday season and Glad Black Bags have given me one less thing to worry about, eliminating the stress of the mess.

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“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Glad. I received products to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item as a thank-you for participating.”