Saturday, May 17, 2014

Spring Cleaning with Church & Dwight {Giveaway}

Winter seemed to hang around forever this year, and spring came oh so late. I guess that's my excuse for not really getting going on my big spring cleaning when I should have done. I haven't gotten into the big tasks, like washing the windows, but I am working on purging clutter and have been airing out the house every chance I get. There is something just so amazing about the fresh air blowing through the open windows. The house smells great, and the air quality is just so much improved. After a winter of having the house all sealed up, it's time to get the fresh air moving. That's a lesson I learned from my grandmother many years ago.

Of course, my grandmother was also an awesome housekeeper. I can't compare, and neither can my mom (she'll tell you the same thing). But I try to make her at least somewhat proud, and do the best I can with the tips she taught me. And a lot of those tips involve baking soda or bleach. To this day, nothing smells so clean to me as the smell of bleach!

Scrub Free has long been my bathroom cleaner of choice. It does a great job of removing dirt and soap scum without heavy scrubbing. Just spray, let sit, then wipe off and rinse. So quick and easy! The formulation with bleach is especially good for the mildew that seems to like to collect in our shower stall. The mildew just disappears almost on contact. It really speeds up the bathroom cleaning and gets me on to the next task.

Another fave of mine is the Arm & Hammer Carpet & Room Odour Eliminator. Especially with furry pets and little boys, the carpets and rugs can pick up a lot of dirt and odours. And fur. And food. It's bad. With the addition of a "vacuum booster" and OxiClean to loosen and remove dirt, this really speeds up the vacuuming process and leaves a nice, clean scent in the room.

Aside from having the right products, staying organised will also help you get your cleaning done quickly so you can get outside and enjoy the nicer weather. I like to keep my basic cleaning supplies in a bucket so I can easily pick them all up and carry them around to where I need them. This avoids having to go back and forth to find the next product. When I get to the bathroom I have the toilet bowl cleaner, Scrub Free, glass cleaner, paper towels and cleaning rags all to hand.

Have you done your spring cleaning yet? What are your favourite products or tips for getting the job done quickly and efficiently?

A Giveaway

Courtesy of Church & Dwight, one lucky Raising My Boys readers will receive the following Spring Cleaning Prize Pack:

  • Arm & Hammer™ Baking Soda
  • Arm & Hammer™ Carpet & Room Odour Eliminator
  • OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover Powder
  • OxiClean™ 4X Concentrated Extreme Power Crystals Dishwasher Detergent
  • OxiClean™ Dishwashing 2in1 Booster + Rinse Agent
  • Scrub Free Bleach Mildew Remover
  • Arm & Hammer™ Coldwater Liquid Laundry Detergent Coupon

That should get you going, right? Entries are via the Rafflecopter widget below and will be accepted until 12:00 midnight EDT, May 30. Giveaway is open to Canadian residents only, excluding Quebec. Best of luck!!

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Disclosure: I am a member of the Church & Dwight Ambassador Program, and as such receive special perks, products, and other compensation for my participation. All opinions on this blog, as always, remain my own.

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