While the birds are chirping and bees buzzing, I start getting the urge. You know, the urge to clean stuff up and declutter. With the windows being open more, our house starts filling with dust and pollen. Plus, let’s be honest. With a baby around here, lots of things have been swept under the rug for the time being. It’s time for some serious spring cleaning. Fortunately our friends at Kimberly-Clark have sent me a kit so I can start conquering my spring cleaning and show all of you a little bit of a spring cleaning survival guide.
To start cleaning your house, first gather up your spring cleaning supplies! I like to use vinegar to clean our house opposed to chemicals, so that’s what I will use today.
- Viva® Vantage®
- Viva® Towels
- Spray Bottle
Then start tackling!
The first thing to do in the kitchen is the obvious – the dishes. The Viva® Vantage® work perfectly for dishes with it’s scrubby texture. It could be best described as almost a terrycloth like material. Stuck on food, be ware! These towels are coming for you! I also use Viva® Vantage® to clean the kitchen fan and vent hood. The vent hood is notorious for being grimy!
Once the dishes are clean, then I start working on clearing off the counters. Our counters tend to be a dumping ground for all papers, mail, and random things that don’t have a home. You may have to wait until the kids aren’t around so you don’t encounter meltdowns with every scribbled paper going in the trash.
Counters ready? Spray down with a little vinegar water and then use the Viva® Towels to mop it right up. Quick and easy! All the papers need to be dealt with. Either file, shred, or trash.
Viva® Towels also come in handy while cleaning out the fridge. Last month’s mystery meat, sprouted potatoes, things that resemble science experiments – they all need to go. A quick spray and wipe down can make it fresh again.
Once the obvious is clean of clutter, I use the Viva® Towels to dust the baseboards, mantle, and wall hangings. The soft texture is gentle enough to not scratch the wood but strong enough to tackle the dirt. The baseboards in our house always get dirty thanks to the dog! No matter how often we bathe her, she likes to roll in the dirt. Then she will lay against the wall and spread the filth.
I despise cleaning the bathroom, but it’s a job that must be done. In the bathroom, I use Viva® Vantage® to scrub away the nasty grime around the toilet. The Viva® Vantage® holds up well so we aren’t using too many towels.
From there, I add in a new hand towel and restock the toilet paper using either Cottonelle® Toilet Paper Double Rolls or Scott® 1000 Bathroom Tissue. With 4 potty trained kids in the house, we go through a ton of toilet paper, so we definitely like to keep those shelves well stocked! Cottonelle® is great for softness, while the Scott® 1000 is wonderful for long-lasting!
After the kitchen, living room, and bathrooms have been tackled, consider it a success! Sit back and enjoy a nice glass of ice water or sweet tea and celebrate!
You’ve survived a major part of spring cleaning and should have a more beautiful house and ready for company! That is, until the kids get home!
How do you do your spring cleaning?
This post is sponsored by Kimberly-Clark and The Motherhood.