I don’t know about you, but the second the temperatures start warming up, I immediately get the urge to start cleaning, organizing, and getting our house in tip top shape. Maybe it has something to do with opening the windows and letting in that warm fresh air, or maybe it’s in preparation for all the time we’ll spend outdoors. At any rate, spring cleaning is a yearly ritual in our family.
I started our spring cleaning a couple of weekends ago in preparation for Alea’s birthday parties. She turned 7 on April 3rd and we had 2 birthday parties for her the following weekend; one with family and one with her friends. It made for a busy, busy weekend, but it felt so good to get started on the spring cleaning I knew I would be doing eventually!
When it comes to preparing for spring cleaning, you certainly need to make sure you have the right products on hand to get the job done. Here are a few of my absolute must-have spring cleaning products that you need to add to your cleaning kit!
one | Scub Daddy and Scrub Mommy sponges: These sponges are too legit to quit. I can’t even think of a better way to put it. The scrubbing power is perfect for getting the grit and grime off of the tub, shower, and everywhere else in between. Not only do they scrub well, but they also stay odor-free for eight weeks… what is this sorcery? There’s nothing worse than a stinky sponge, and these sponges do NOT smell! Amen!
Life Hack: The mouth of this sponge is perfect for cleaning both sides of the spoon, too!
two | Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner: This non-toxic cleaner is one of the best all-purpose cleaners I think I’ve ever used. It gets the job done and can literally clean it all. I use it on toys, high chairs, counter tops, the toilet, and anywhere else that needs a quick clean. I can’t tell you how happy it makes me that it’s non-toxic and not chalk full of chemicals. It makes me feel so much better using it around my little ones.
three | Simple Green Stone Cleaner & Polish: We don’t have stone in our home, although one day I hope we have some beautiful quartz countertops! I use this cleaner on our toilet, though since it’s porcelain to prevent any scratching.
four | Duck: Easy Liner® brand shelf liner: When we moved into our home, we never lined the bathroom shelves and it’s always grossed me out. There’s just something about the old wood shelves and drawers that gives me the willies! This liner is perfect for the bathroom, though, and even provides antimicrobial protection making it the perfect shelf liner for the bathroom.
five | TriNova: Wood Cleaner & Conditioner: Our poor wood cabinets in the kitchen have seen better days. They’re original to the house and even though the house was built in the 80’s, the oak isn’t as beautiful as it once was, I’m sure. This cleaner and conditioner does exactly what it says– it both cleans and conditions wood and helps to removes stains and restore shine. (Use code: BABBLE20 for 20% off through 4/30/17)
Sure, spring cleaning probably isn’t on your list of “super fun” activities, but it just feels so good to get things in order. When the warmer temperatures come around, especially in the Midwest, we want to spend as much time as possible outside, meaning we have less time to spend in doors cleaning. No one wants to be stuck inside when it’s sunny and 70 out, am I right?
These products will help ya get the job done quickly and your house will be spic and span in no time!
How do you get your home ready for spring?
What spring cleaning products are your must-haves?