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Spring Clean in 30 Days Checklist: Spring Inspiration

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Spring is the best time to give your house a good thorough clean. It has been closed up for the winter, dirt has gathered in places like the windows and, if you are at all like me, you haven’t felt much like cleaning during the harsh Winter months. If you are even more like me, the warm weather still isn’t enough to get you moving. Maybe you need a plan to get you motivated. Try a Spring clean in 30 days checklist.

40 Days of Spring Inspiration continues with Day 29! Each day we are inspiring you with recipes, decorating ideas, crafts, tips for your home and much more!

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Seasonal Cleaning + Giveaway

By | DIY Projects, Home Management, Organizing

My Mom always used to say “if you want something done, have a party.” I can’t tell you how many times over our 25 years of marriage, this has come up. Some how there are just things on our to-do list that never seem to get done, unless there is something pushing us from behind.

Recently we had our middle son’s friends from college for a Christmas celebration. One of the most neglected areas in our home was our landing area and book shelf. This eye sore was on our Seasonal Cleaning List, so when Proctor & Gamble and The Home Depot asked us to take on this challenge, we knew exactly what needed to be done.  Read More

Bissell SpotClean Does the Job

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Bissell SpotClean

Keeping up on housework is difficult with the busy lives we all lead. The day to day cleaning can be hard, but what about finding time to deep clean. Between Doug and the boys, they do a good job keeping up on the housework with me, but deep cleaning is a totally different story.

Many people deep clean in the Spring. I think it’s a good idea to keep up with it throughout the year so you don’t have as much to do in the Spring and so the house stays in good shape all the time.

Recently we gave the BISSELL SpotClean a pretty good test. I think you might just be shocked (I know I was)…let me show you…

Bissell SpotClean :: HoosierHomemade.com

Whether you have pets, children and just everyday activity, you are sure to have a mess! Be prepared for unexpected messes with the convenience of the BISSELL SpotClean. It permanently removes spots and stains from wherever you find them using water, BISSELL formula, and handheld cleaning tools with powerful suction.

Bissell SpotClean :: HoosierHomemade.com

We have quite the mess on the carpet in our bedroom. Several months back, we switched rooms with our youngest son so we could have room to put a desk and small office for Doug in the large bedroom. The carpet is old and extremely stained, as you can see.

Bissell SpotClean :: HoosierHomemade.com

Doug went right to work with the BISSELL SpotClean and the BISSELL Formula. After the first spot shocked us, we decided to put together a short video for you to see this machine in action. I can show you photos, but really my friends, seeing it in action is really shocking.

Bissell SpotClean :: HoosierHomemade.com

And here are the before and after shots. It truly is a great product! And available at major retailers with an MSRP of $99.99.

Bissell SpotClean :: HoosierHomemade.com

Now through September 15th, you can enter the BISSELL “Hello Life, Goodbye Stains Celebration” contest on Facebook. Upload and share a photo of how you would spend your time if you didn’t have to clean.

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Bissell SpotClean

Clorox Icktionary: $250 Giveaway

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I’m sure that this has happened to you on at least one occasion: you head over to a restaurant for a nice meal, and just as you go to sit down it hits you. You get an overwhelming feeling, an absolute need to wipe down your seat and eating area.

You know that the employees must have already cleaned it up, but the need still nags you at the back of your mind until you clean your spot. This is an odd feeling that is as hard to name as it is to describe. But now we have a phrase to call it: Obsessive Compulsive Before-I-Order.


This entry in Clorox’s hilarious Ick-tionary is defined as a need to ” personally wipe down table and chairs at a restaurant.” Clorox has also prescribed a cure for this feeling. To scratch your diner-cleaning itch, use their Clorox Disinfecting Wipes. These wipes clean up easy and makes sure to clean whatever leftovers might still linger.

Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes

  • The multi -surface cleaning wipes help me easily clean up (rather than “cry over”) spilled milk crumbs, while disinfecting and eliminating germs and bacteria.

Clorox Pinterest Board Check out my Pinterest Board I created with some of those moments, there are a few that might just make you giggle!

Clorox has plenty more of these icky words and solutions to them. Perhaps you have some to add? Just check out the Clorox Ick-tionary and submit your own Ick-tionary term!

Clorox Ick-tionary

Share your parenting ick moment for a chance to win $250 for Dad’s Day Out from Clorox! Visit www.icktionary.com to learn the new language for ick and how Clorox® cleaning and laundry products can help you tackle the next icky situation in your home, play games and win coupons while supplies last!

This post is brought to you by The Clorox Company.  I have partnered with them to spread the word about Clorox’s Ick-tionary program. To share Ick-tionary terms and real life messes, visit [www.icktionary.com].  All opinions and stories are my own. Official Sweepstakes Rules

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