Powered by Mom brings you a Spring Cleaning Giveaway for the Home ends 5/19 CANADA ONLY
Yes it’s that time of year again where many of us are doing our own versions of spring cleaning. Just last week we had our town spring cleaning where the city garbage and recycling go through the neighbourhood and pick up anything (that qualifies from a pre-determined list) that people have left out on the curb. It’s the one week of the year we’re allowed to do this. You can check out my post from last year where I showed pictures of what people left out HERE.
I was surprised that this year we didn’t put anything yet, we just didn’t have time but also for a change we didn’t have anything. That doesn’t mean we don’t need to do some spring cleaning. Oh no we have lots to do like sorting through closets and donating clothes we don’t use are we’ve outgrown, cleaning drapes and then there’s the yard work.
Our back yard patio, I swept it yesterday but up next is a power wash for it and the patio furniture. As you can see below it needs a good cleaning, let alone all the patio furniture.
Living here in Vancouver, BC and because we live across the street from a forest and have nothing but pine trees in our back yard things go green that aren’t supposed. I’ll be using OxiClean from Church & Dwight on the patio and the patio furniture it cleans them so well and makes it so much easier. We’ll use a power washer on the patio but first I pour a bucket of water mixed with OxiClean on it and it gets the grime and green right out.
For inside the house as I mentioned there’s closets to go through to sort and purge and some general re-organizing. I only have one carpet in the house so between the three of us and two dogs and a cat it can get well used, especially since it’s in our family room and we all do congregate there both the two-legged and four-legged members.
I love using the Arm & Hammer with OxiClean carpet odour elminator on it as it really gets the job done. Between all of us being in the family room a lot our carpet is a high traffic area and this odour eliminator is a lifesaver. I love it and it really smells good. You know it won’t hurt your carpet as it’s essentially baking soda with the cleaning power of OxiClean!
To help me not go insane with all the spring cleaning and organizing I have to do I was given these fabulous tips:
Tip #1: Call in for extra troops
Fighting off greasy stains, tough mildew, and stubborn odours will require an additional set of hands – so make this a family affair and grab as many troops as you can! When it comes down to it, you’re not the only one living under the roof.
Tip #2: Take your time
Remember that while adrenaline may be rushing to get your house looking spotless, it’s wise to spread out a large project like this between a few days. The season is here to stay so no need to panic! The last thing you want is an injury to welcome you into spring.
Tip #3: Map it out
Organize, organize, organize! Work from the top down, inside to outside, and keep an agenda to prioritize. Allocating rooms to each person (or doing it one at a time by yourself) will also avoid unfinished tasks. Setting this up at the beginning will make the process so much quicker and more efficient.
Tip #4: Have fun
Turn on the radio, lay out a few snacks and don’t take it too seriously! Celebrate the season of greener grasses and sunny weathers (without the sweat and sunburns).
Now to help you with your home spring cleaning here’s a fabulous giveaway valued at $70 from Church & Dwight
- OxiClean™ Laundry Detergent Fresh Scent, 24 paks
- OxiClean™ Coldwater Laundry Detergent Fresh Scent, 24 paks
- OxiClean™ Dishwasher Detergent Extreme Power Crystals™, Fresh Scent
- OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover
- Arm & Hammer™ plus OxiClean™ Carpet Odour Eliminator, Meadow Fresh
- Arm & Hammer™ Clump and Seal Multi-Cat Litter Coupon
- Scrub Free™ Bleach Mildew
Enter on the giveway tools below AND GOOD LUCK!
I am a Church & Dwight Ambassador but as always all opinions are 100% my own.