This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of On-Cor. The opinions and text are all mine
As I walked down the stairs yesterday, I realized it’s time for spring cleaning. Not because the weather is getting warmer and not because next week marks the first week of spring. The cobwebs in my front window were actually the dead giveaway. Gross.
“The objective of cleaning is not just to clean, but to feel happiness living within that environment.” Marie Kondo
I love a clean house, don’t get me wrong. I just find that I don’t really have a lot of time. This year, especially, since my daughter is in Girl Scouts and I’m one of the leaders and I have a son who is graduating high school. There’s so much to do! Spring cleaning for me means repainting walls, cleaning carpets, and tearing apart entire rooms. But this year, I’ve planned for more organized and smarter spring cleaning.
My absolute first tip is food. Yes, food! Think of how exhausted you’ll be by the end of the day. And, if you’ve started spring cleaning in the kitchen, the last thing you’ll want is another mess. Pick up a few On-Cor multi-serve entrées from your local Walmart. Their multi-serve entrées feature popular flavors and varieties, giving people a reason to come to the dinner table. The frozen, fully-cooked entrées are conveniently packaged and ready to heat and serve. A number of entrées now have 20 percent more meat, including Gravy & 6 Salisbury Steaks and one of our favorites, the Sliced Turkey.
You can serve a delicious, hardy meal without all the mess!
More Tips Make Spring Cleaning Easier
Start With The Kitchen
The reason I start with the kitchen is because it’s where my family spends most of their time. I need the most energy and drive for this room and I’d like it clean by the time my family gets home from work and school. I always pay special attention to the vent hood and cabinets because they collect the most grease. You’d be surprised how quickly your kitchen will start to feel clean just by starting with those two things.
Ignore Specialty Cleaners
Especially for stainless steel and common surfaces. I like using a multi-purpose or multi-surface cleaner so that I’m not carrying a bucket full of cleaners throughout the house. For stainless steel surfaces (but not ones on which you prepare food), I use WD-40. It’s cheap and even protects against surface rust.
Cloudy Days Are The Best
Do you know why you get streaks on your windows when you clean them? First, make sure it’s not a sunny day. Cloudy days are best for cleaning windows because the sun’s heat won’t dry them as fast – that’s what leaves streaks. Also, make sure you’re not using soap and water, as the suds will leave streaks. Use a 50/50 solution of vinegar and distilled water.
Hit The Laundromat
Many of us looked forward to the day when we had our own washer and dryer so that we weren’t wasting time at the laundromat. But it can be the best place to wash comforters and sheets since their large capacity washers can wash them better. They need room to move around in the water to ensure a proper clean; most home washers are just too small. Once extra blankets are washed, store them in vacuum sealed bags with one or two dryer sheets to keep them fresh.
Don’t Forget The Oven
Avoid harsh chemical smells, especially in the oven where your family’s food is prepared. Sprinkle baking soda and a few drops of white vinegar on the bottom and let it bubble up. You should then be able to wipe most, if not all, of the grime away.
Hire People For Tough Jobs
Things like hard-to-reach windows and carpeting might be best left to the professionals. It will save you time. Additionally, commercial carpet cleaners have better suction and cleaning solutions for your carpet, so it will be cleaner and dry more quickly.
Even if you’re a perfectionist or perfer to do everything on your own, remember that even serving your family On-Cor frozen entrées will be a huge time saver when you’re spring cleaning.
My family loves their Gravy & Sliced White Meat Turkey and their Gravy & 6 Salisbury Steaks, but serving it the same way every time gets really old. On-Cor is just a freezer away for an always easy, always satisfying and always ready solution for “one of those nights.” For your next family meal, head to the freezer aisle of Walmart or check out the store locator at www.on-cor.com to pick up one of On-Cor’s entrées.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of On-Cor. The opinions and text are all mine.