Keeping it Real: How I Keep My Home Clean

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

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Working from home is very time consuming.  Being a professional blogger, Etsy shop owner, and YouTuber, I have my hands quite full.  I've been known to go into my office and not emerge for 12 hours.  This is especially conflicting at times since I have a family.  So how do I keep up on the housework while keeping my sanity?  I'll tell you!

 Here's what I do:

♥One day a week I do a full "once over" in every room.  This isn't a deep cleaning session.  I spend about one hour just going over what is "noticeable" in each room.
♥Each week I concentrate on one room for deep cleaning.  Then I do a little each day in that room.
♥Every day I make sure my dishes are clean, living room is picked up, bathroom is quickly wiped down [it makes it easier to deep clean when the time comes, if you lightly wipe down every day].
♥Each week I clean my phone and my laptop.  I use them both so much, I know they get germy.

Let me tell you about my current favorite cleaning products.  I'm a major sucker for anything with "NEW" on the label.  I love trying new products.  While at Target browsing the "Wipes" section in the cleaning department, I found some new Clorox products.  There were Clorox Triple Action Dust Wipes, Clorox Scrub Singles for the bathroom, and Clorox Pump 'N Clean for the kitchen.  I was instantly drawn to the ease of use of these products.  Anything that will save me time is a winner in my book.  I quickly tossed them into my cart.

||BONUS|| Each one of these products have a coupon you can use in the Target Cartwheel app.  From June 7th-July 4th, you can get 10% of each item when you use your Cartwheel app at checkout!  New products to try PLUS a discount!  Sold!

The Clorox Pump 'N Clean Kitchen & Dish Cleaner is amazing!  I use this product every single day to quickly wipe down my counter tops and stove.  The bottle is pretty enough to sit out on the counter by the sink.  I just pump a couple pumps onto a sponge and wipe down my kitchen.  It's super fast to use, effective, and food safe.  I've even used it to clean up a spill in my refrigerator.  So easy to use, you only need one free hand which is great for busy moms.

I live in an industrial/rustic loft style apartment with exposed brick walls.  The brick creates a lot of dust!  My desk in my office is pushed up against a brick wall and my desk needs wiped down almost daily.  I picked up the Clorox Triple Action Dust Wipes to see if they'd be handy for my office.  They are!  I should also mention we have 2 cats that think my desk is their bed... These wipes grab everything.  They're dry which I like so I can use it, toss it, and get right to business without having to wash my hands.  The Wipes pick up dust, hair, and allergens.  I took these to my office and they have stayed there.  It has made my office cleaning so quick and easy.

I'm a huge believer in wiping down the bathroom every day.  It makes it so much easier when I do a full on deep clean.  Since I don't want to wash "cleaning rags" every day, I like to use disposable products I can use quickly.  I picked up the new Clorox Scrub Singles at Target.  These little pads have Clorox in them so all you have to do is wet them and then use them.  They're great for the bathroom sink, tub & shower, and counters.  I also like to use them for the toilet seat and the outside base of the toilet.  These pads are awesome for soap scum.  I keep a box of these in my cabinet under my bathroom sink so I can easily clean and go!

It can feel like a never ending cycle trying to keep your home clean.  I hope my tips help you.  I for one would rather "live" in my home than to have everything be immaculate 24/7.  I think most of us are that way.  

The biggest tips I can give you when it comes to housework is:

♥BE REALISTIC!  If you can't get it all done, don't beat yourself up over it.
♥Take advantage of time saving products like the new Clorox products I mentioned in this post.
♥Do a little each day, don't save EVERYTHING for one long day of cleaning.  That can be really overwhelming.
♥Put on your favorite music and just get started.  Dreading doing it, and putting it off only makes it worse.

Have you tried these new products by Clorox?  Did you take advantage of the Cartwheel app for savings?  What are your best tips for staying on top of the housework and keeping things "Real Life Clean"?

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