Friday, March 26, 2010

Clean? What is that?

Show Us Your Life with Kelly's Korner
It is Show Us Your Cleaning Tips day over at Kelly's Korner. I fear that I have been a slacker lately, but after today's post, and in my mind a challenge, I am going to try to get back on track.

Kelly posted what I think are the best basics, as far as 1. Make your bed everyday. 2. Load and run dishwasher at night, and unload in the morning. (These were all tips from my dear friend Susie several years ago when I was completely overwhelmed!)

And incase you haven't noticed, we have been blessed with 2 boys. Boys are stinky, and gross when it comes to bathroom etiquette. They have none! No matter how hard we try, threaten and take things away, they just can't be neat when it comes to pee-pee! But, I have come across these Fabulous wipes that work well for in between cleanings! They are AMAZING! As far as really cleaning the bathroom, Clorox, Clorox, Clorox-you are my friend! Tile floors can hold in the stench of urine if you don't bleach them from time to time (or once a week around here).

Another super awesome thing we have is a Pledge Fabric Sweeper-this thing is also AMAZING! We have 2 cats, and a dog, so there tends to be hair in a few places. This sucker takes care of that immediately without having to lug out the vacuum and waste tape or lint rollers! And, you can actually empty it when it is full, so you don't have to buy another one. Although I don't think they advertise it that way, but Ha-I am poor these days!!!

That is all I have for cleaning tips for now, if you know of anyway to not have to sweep the kitchen alot, please let me know!!! ;)


thelumberjackswife said...

Ok-I totally need those wipes in my bathroom!!! Thank you. And I have never heard of those fabric sweepers, but we have a golden retriever and she sheds about twice a year and it is awful when she does. I will have to try those out!

Gwen Toliver said...

Good reminder about bleaching tile floors! I have four boys (plus a hubby and 3 girls) so our bathrooms are always needing to be cleaned again. You have a nice blog!