Hey everyone! Guess what…it’s wedding week!!!! How did this happen? It feels like only yesterday we were getting engaged…14 months have never gone by so fast. Of course with the wedding comes plenty of house guests so we needed to get the house into top shape. We ran (okay drove) down to Walmart to grab some essentials for the quick clean up help we needed.
First off, we absolutely had to get this Febreeze Unstopables™ for all the things we couldn’t wash like the couches and the carpet. Our little Henna also has her dog bed in the living room that can start to smell a bit. Unstopables makes it smell like fresh laundry…I almost tried to take a nap on it.
As you could imagine, our laundry has piled up quite high in the past couple of weeks with all the planning, working, and guest-prepping! The poor puppy has had to pretty much fall asleep on piles of ridiculousness since we’re so behind!
We looked into Tide PODS ® for a quick fix — the 3-in-1 laundry solution consists of a detergent, stain remover and brightener all at once, which we’ve never tried before and worked insanely well! Definitely a tip to follow: use 2 for loads that are a little on the larger side to make them smell super fresh. Honestly, not going back to regular detergent after these babies–I should’ve listened to my best friend from the start when she told me they were the best!
Siince we had to clean the ENTIRE living room (oh, the perks of owning a home!) we had to include our new bar! Bounty® paper towels worked well with our multi-surface cleaner to take away citrus stains and rings from wet whiskey glasses. Best part? Only needed 4 to get the job done. Cheers to not buying the cheapies!
Finally, my favorite to clean (yeah, I mean if I had to have a favorite)–the kitchen. I don’t really love the actual process of cleaning the kitchen, but the satisfaction of seeing a clean floor, dish-free sink/dishwasher, and spotless stainless steel appliances (ooo-rahh!) really gets me revved.
The Swiffer® was probably one of our favorite wedding shower gifts because it’s really convenient and smells incredibly fresh (with no mess). We don’t have a whole lot of tile in the kitchen and this works well to get the weird edges and corners cleaned.
My number one tip would probably be to clean before you move your boxes in because no matter how clean it looks, you never really know and you’ll feel so much better getting it out of the way prior to unpacking.
Nate and I cleaned thoroughly before the big “box move-in” day and I was so happy because by the time we finished bringing the last box in, all we wanted to do was crash on the couch and watch a movie.
Since we’ve moved in, we made it a point to create a little mini-schedule to make sure that every Saturday morning (give or take a few days) we clean SOME aspect of the house. Usually, this is how it’s been going:
Week 1: floorboards, kitchen, dusting, fridge
Week 2: vacuuming, laundry, kitchen, oven, pantry
Week 3: bathrooms, kitchen, vents/fans, garage
Week 4: furniture, kitchen, pool area, vacuuming, laundry
Of course that’s just a rough outline, but we try to make it a priority to keep the kitchen clean (including a regular thorough cleaning of the pantry and frige to keep things fresh) and vacuum pretty regularly.
What’s your schedule like? I can always use pointers since we are new homeowners!
Which products are your go-tos?
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- DISCLOSURE: We were provided products to try out during our cleaning process. All opinions are 100% my own.