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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Miss Clean

I'm in love. Yes, you heard me. This past weekend I discovered the best thing since DVR, Mr. Clean Magic Erasers. I have officially finished my Spring cleaning! Normally I would not have held off for so long but, since you can see that every one of my previous posts begins with "Last night" you can also see I have been quite the busy girl! 


I used to clean religiously. But, over the past year and a half, that has changed. Peer pressure with the fact that my Dad is coming to visit this week helped tremendously! 
So Friday night after "Friday Fiesta," a new fun thing my girls have started, I decided I needed to get to bed early for once in the past month (seriously). I got home and started to get ready for bed organizing.  Who does that? Me. Yes, I'm guilty. I went through every single cupboard, cabinet, desk/dresser/kitchen drawer, tub, bin, medicine cabinet. Spring cleaning had officially begun. 

After two hours of throwing things away and organizing, I decided it was bed time. You wouldn't believe all the crap I got rid of! In four and a half years, I can't believe how much stuff I have accumulated in this teeny tiny apartment. Apparently I have gotten really good at hiding it. 

I was supposed to finish my spring cleaning on Saturday but of course I got too distracted with Deli's, Target and friends.  I picked up right where I left off on Sunday morning after a long stroll in SoHo with Oliver. 

I started by picking every lift-able thing off of the ground and piling it on top of my bed and sofa. It was quite the site. Then I moved everything into the center of the room including the bed and sofa. Apparently I am pretty strong. I vacuumed everything off, curtains, walls, base boards, art, mirrors, tables, bed frame, lamp shades, lamps and light fixtures, hangers, closet system. You name it, it got vacuumed. Then I went over everything with my favorite Viva paper towels and my new favorite Multi-Surface Pledge!

   

After making sure all of the dust was gone, I vacuumed the floors, swept and used my trusty Swiffer Sweeper and my all time favorite wood floor cleaner from Method! 


 
My Aunt Debby told my Mom that the wet swiffer pads are harmful to pets. What happens is the pets walk on the floor, after it is cleaned, and then they lick their paws. So, I decided to go with a green safer product for little Oliver's sake.  My Good friend Jessica told me about the Method Wood Floor cleaner and I love it! 


After I finished dusting and wiping everything down I slowly placed everything back in it's correct position while wiping it clean and dust free! After everything was in place I went back over things with the vacuum to make sure all of the dust was gone! This time I vacuumed my sofa, pillows, chairs, mattress pad, and rugs (in every single direction possible). I even threw away some rugs. Living in New York City is just asking for dust and rugs hold so much dust they are just not needed.

After Making sure everything was spick and span, I took my new trusty Magic Eraser to the walls, baseboards, furniture, door casings, doors, and eventually when I finally made it to the Kitchen, on all of my appliances! I couldn't believe how many marks came off of my microwave!  I didn't even use much force. No sweating, no hard labor, just poof! It was heaven!

HOUSE CLEANING TIPS

Great ways to get a whole home clean you'll love to live in.

Magic Eraser
  • Keep your home's interior trim, baseboards, floors and doors looking new with Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Original . It clears away the buildup of everyday dust, grime and scuffs to renew the surface.
    • Use Magic Eraser to clean up plastic storage containers and drawer organizers. Its powerful micro-scrubbers reach deep into the surface grooves to lift away set in dirt.
      • In the playroom, try Mr. Clean Magic Eraser on plastic balls, dolls and figurines, play sets, booster seats and other plastic toys.*
      • Get rid of especially tough dirt and stains in pet cages, from metal crates to plastic carriers, with Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Extra Power . It's safe since it works with only water and has no harsh chemicals.
        • Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Original is safe to use on leather items such as shoes, purses and luggage. Use it to remove scuffs, pen marks and dirt build up.
        • Remove stains from plastic waste cans.
          • Take your favorite Magic Eraser to your office to clean stains off the desk and clear residue from dry-erase boards.
          • For tile and metallic surfaces all around your bathroom, the soap scum fighting power of the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Bath Scrubber can provide the extra edge to get a deep clean that helps restore the look of your surfaces.
              * Rinse toy surfaces with clean, potable water after cleaning.
            Multi-Surfaces Spray
            • Toss out your additional bottle of glass cleaner. Mr. Clean Multi-Surfaces Spray can clean all of your glass windows, tabletops and mirrors to a streak-free shine.
              Multi-Surfaces Liquid
                *Mr. Clean with Febreze® Freshness Antibacterial kills Salmonella enterica, Escherichia coli and Proteus mirabilis in 10 minutes. Effective against Gram-negative bacteria only


              After two and a half hours and round two on the "2010" iPod playlist, I made my way to the Kitchen! I repeated all of the steps and poof, I had a sparkling new Kitchen! 

              My favorite sponges are Casabella! I love them! I usually get them from Duane Reade but they don't have them anymore. So, yesterday I found them at Bed Bath and Beyond. I believe the Container Store has them too! 



              And of course, the Casabella gloves. I used to have them in purple but I can't find them anymore. Now I'm stuck with pink. I don't like pink but it's better than yellow! 




              The bathroom. Currently I am using comet. AH. I know. But once I run out of everything, I am going to buy the Bathroom Cleaning Kit from Method! It comes with the toilet bowl cleaner, shower cleaner, scrub and wipes. 


              Everything in my bathroom is white. I have dark hair. So, you can see my hair on everything. It has been so hard to keep my bathroom clean even for a day! Good thing I workout so much! I can shower at the gym! 

              Well the new love of my life has a website. And on this website they give you all kinds of tips for cleaning. I thought I would share them! 


              KITCHEN CLEANING TIPS

              Rejuvenate every surface in your kitchen with Mr. Clean.

              Magic Eraser
              • While kitchen cleaning, erase grease smears and fingerprints from surfaces all around the room.
                • With only water, the powerful micro-scrubbers will power away dried on food, rust stains and pot scuffs from inside your sink, making quick kitchen cleaning quite easy.
                • With a few swipes, it erases coffee stains from countertops.
                  • Clean oily marks off your finished walls. Since the Magic Eraser is so powerful, just remember to test it in an inconspicuous spot first.
                  • Leave it out on your sink so it's handy for keeping your countertops* clean each day. It's the perfect fix for little messes as they happen.
                    • You can even try Magic Eraser next time you do the dishes. It's the no-scrub answer to dried food stuck on your pots and pans.
                    • Use Magic Eraser to shine up all your kitchen fixtures while, from sink faucets to cabinet handles.
                    • Clean tile grout like never before. Magic Eraser makes tile surfaces look like new again. Its micro-scrubbers reach into the surface grooves, lifting away built up dirt while the tile shines.
                    • It's also great for cleaning granite countertops and other finished stone surfaces.
                        *vs Magic Eraser Original
                      Multi-Surfaces Liquid
                      • It's perfect for cleaning large surfaces. You can dilute it with water for giving the entire floor a thorough wash or use it fully concentrated for spot cleaning sticky areas.
                          *Mr. Clean with Febreze Freshness Antibacterial and Mr. Clean Multi-Surfaces Antibacterial kill Salmonella enterica, Escherichia coli and Proteus mirabilis in 10 minutes. Effective against Gram-negative bacteria only. A rinse is required for surfaces in direct contact with food.
                          Multi-Surfaces Spray
                          • Have Mr. Clean Multi-Surfaces Spray on hand to quickly wipe away crumbs and spills from the kitchen counter and sink. It's great for cleaning chocolate, pasta sauce, salsa, cheese, egg, mustard, sticky soda messes and much more.
                            • Give your refrigerator, dishwasher and other major appliances a streak-free shine in no time.
                            • Use it to keep the outside of your microwave squeaky clean.
                            • Clean the exterior of your coffeemaker in a hurry. Simply spray and wipe away coffee stains left on the burner.
                                * See package for full usage instructions




                              BATHROOM CLEANING TIPS

                              Refresh and brighten your bathroom with Mr. Clean.

                              Magic Eraser
                              • For bathroom surfaces that need a tough clean, try the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Bath Scrubber with a soap scum dissolving cleanser and a 33% larger and more durable Eraser pad* that cleans 3X more soap scum per swipe than the leading all-purpose spray.
                                  *vs Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Original
                                Multi-Surfaces Liquid
                                Multi-Surfaces Spray
                                  *vs. the leading bleach all-purpose spray cleaner ** Mr. Clean® Disinfecting Bath Spray is effective against Salmonella enterica, Staphylococcus aureus (Staph), Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and other odor-causing bacteria, including Proteus mirabilis and Escherichia coli.



                                SPRING CLEANING TIPS

                                Spring cleaning is easy with Mr. Clean

                                Magic Eraser
                                • Make your home’s interior trim, baseboards, floors and doors look newer by using Magic Eraser for this year’s spring cleaning.
                                  • Use Magic Eraser when spring cleaning your office to remove stains off the desk and clear residue from dry-erase boards.
                                  • For spring cleaning the play room, try Mr. Clean Magic Eraser on plastic balls, dolls and figurines, play sets, booster seats and other plastic toys*.
                                    • Spring cleaning the tile grout in your bathroom and kitchen is not an overwhelming task with the grime fighting power of Magic Eraser.
                                      *Rinse toy surfaces with clean, potable water after cleaning.
                                      Multi-Surfaces Liquids
                                      Multi-Surfaces Spray
                                      • For cabinetry in your kitchen, bathroom, and storage room, use Mr. Clean Multi-Surfaces Spray to get your handles and knobs shining this spring cleaning season.





                                      FLOOR CLEANING TIPS

                                      Learn more about keeping your floor clean

                                      Magic Eraser
                                      • Remove shoe sole scuffs while floor cleaning using Magic Eraser.
                                        • Don't forget to use Magic Eraser on your baseboards when floor cleaning.
                                        Multi-Surfaces Liquids


                                        Method also has many other cleaning supplies: 
                                        Multi-surface cleaners, wipes and dish soaps



                                        They also have products for stainless steel, granite and obviously wood which I use. 




                                        Someone was scared of the vacuum!


                                        1 comment:

                                        1. Looks like the beginning of a long and fruitful relationship.

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