Thursday, January 16, 2014

Mr. Clean & Holiday Cleaning Tips #Liquidmuscle @RealMrClean #ad

This New Year cleaning resolution tips post is brought to you by Mr. Clean as part of a Type-A Parent Community Sponsored Post.

As most of my friends know, I'm not the best when it comes to cleaning.  I am overwhelmed quickly and my results vary.  I do love to have a clean house, though, so I keep plugging away at it in my attempts to get it the way I want it.  Mr. Clean has come out with a new product that I'm hoping will help me on my way.

Mr. Clean's Liquid Muscle has 2.5X more power in every drop*. It also has an auto-stop cap, so you always dispense the right amount and waste less. You can use it directly on the mess to clean things like stovetops or counters, or dilute it in water to clean your floors. And because of its triple action formula, each drop packs a bigger punch than you'd expect. Even if there's a dirt supervillain lurking around, Liquid Muscle helps you can defeat it with ease.

Over the years I have picked up several tips that help me keep my home relatively clean and organized.  In honor of the New Year, here are a few of my cleaning tips:

1- Take small bites out of your chores.  Decide on what one thing you want to get clean is and get to it!  For example, I will make my main chore of the day to vacuum downstairs.  That's it!  Next time, I'll make my chore to dust, or clean the fans.  I cycle through the chores one day at a time.   My kids have their own chores as well.  They're busy with school work during the week, so their chores are generally done every other day or every few days.  They are, though, responsible for cleaning their own bathroom.  They like to divide that in half and alternate who gets which part to clean.  One will clean their part in the morning and the other in the afternoon.

2- Use the proper tools for your chore.  For example, a good mop can make a huge difference.  I love my steam mop for getting my kitchen floor clean.  I also love my ostrich feather duster.  Admittedly, I have to shake it out outside fairly frequently, but that's at least partly my fault.  I don't like to dust and tend to put it off.

3- Use the proper cleaner for your chore.  I've tried the new Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle product to clean a bathroom and it really did the job.  I used it undiluted in the toilet for a quick clean.  I also put it on a sponge to wipe down the counters.  The bathroom came out clean and fresh smelling.  I haven't had the chance yet, but I want to put a small amount of the Liquid Muscle into a spray bottle with water.  When I'm mopping my floor, there are times I need a little extra something. I want to use the Liquid Muscle and see how well it helps the steam get up the mess.

4- When it comes to cleaning your disposer, use some leftover lemon at the end.  It will freshen the smell from the disposer and makes it sparkle a bit more.

5- Sometimes, when it comes to cleaning grout in your tub, you need something to give you added reach.  Use an old toothbrush to scrub with.  The new Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle should work well here too.

6- Organization!  It's hard to clean when everything is cluttered.  I'm still working on this one.  I think it tends to be a constant battle for most of us.  You can pick up some really cool ideas on pinterest and from other moms.  It can be a very simple (and inexpensive) solution that you find that way.

MrClean_CMYKThis is a compensated post brought to you by Mr. Clean. Mr. Clean is kicking off the New Year with the launch of a new product called Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle, a new multi-purpose, multi-surface concentrated cleaning gel that delivers superior cleaning performance on and off the floor. Be sure to like Mr. Clean on Facebook and follow @RealMrClean on Twitter.
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