If you live in Upstate NY like I do, you know that on the official first day of Spring it feels more like the first day of winter. We New Yorker’s typically don’t feel the springtime feels until about May. But- that doesn’t mean that your spring cleaning has to be postponed.
This post is all about spring cleaning must-haves!
In recent years, I have noticed that I have grown to become a total “clean freak”. Granted that it’s just Mike, Gunner and I but still, everything in our home as a home. Years ago I read a book called “Make Your Bed” by Admiral William McRaven. This small but mighty book is full of important life lessons that over time, you learn there level of importance.
Sparknotes Version || Make your bed each and everyday = you accomplished something (even if the whole day was a bust). Pick it up now – so you don’t have to waste time doing it later.
When it comes to keeping the apartment nice and tidy, our OCD kicks in real hard.
One– It might be a little over the top, but we never ever leave dishes in the sink. This is a huge pet peeve for both of us, the sink must be clear and dishes either need to be temporarily drying on the drying mat or put away.
Two– When you leave the couch- the throw pillows need to be karate-chopped right back to where they were found and the throw blanket must be folded and displayed back on the couch.
Three– The counter tops have to be sprayed with multi-purpose spray and the countertop decor has to be put back.
Four– Our bed is always made first thing when we get up. Throw pillows and the hotel tuck and all!
Cheers to all of the neat-freaks in the world- this post is for you!
As far as cleaning is concerned, I have Eufy programed to clean every day at 12:00pm. This robot vacuum was my second best adult purchase (first best adult purchase). The Eufy is life saver when it comes to having dark hardwood floors and a sweet Yellow Lab. Eufy is quiet, pretty and is the ultimate cleaning machine. She picks up everything and when her battery is running low, she finds her way home.
My all-time favorite cleaning products are Mrs. Meyer’s! During the start of the pandemic and lock-down, cleaning supplies were no where to be found. So I joined Grove Collaborative (free gift set from Grove Collaborative) and I was able to safely clean my house with safe products without having to stalk the shelves until they got restocked, everything came right to my door. To this day, I use Mrs. Meyer’s products for all of my daily cleaning jobs!
Microfiber cloths and a good glass cleaner is like making the best pot of coffee. There’s nothing more frustrating then cleaning your windows and then stepping back and seeing the streaks! Eliminate the streaks with microfiber cloths and this ammonia free glass cleaner.
Now- I have to let you know that Gunner is not always cute & innocent. For some reason that I do not understand, Gunner will only throw up on the carpet…nowhere else. My go-to spot-lifter carpet cleaner is by Bissell. Then I lightly spray over the spots with Mrs. Meyer’s room spray.
Lysol wipes is another cleaning product that I have under every sink, these wipes thoroughly disinfect everything! I trust these wipes on the surfaces that are touched often.
Our new kitchen has a garbage disposal and this is a product that I have never had before so I wasn’t familiar with how to clean it. The Grab Green garbage disposal freshener pods work great, they make my garbage disposal smell citrusy and fresh! I clean the garbage disposal about once a month with these tablets.
These round-up of cleaning products work best for me, they help me get the job done effectively and efficiently.
all the things
- White Eufy – $249
- Micro Fiber Cloths
- Bissell Pet Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner -$4.97
- Bona Mop- $38.56
- Bona Micro-fiber Cleaning Pad 3-Pack
- Mrs. Meyer’s Multi-Surface Spray
- Mrs. Meyer’s Honeysuckle Room Spray
- Dual Action Disinfecting Wipes- $8.45
- Garbage Disposal Freshener
- Glass Cleaner
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