Monday, November 21, 2016

5 Cleaning Hacks to Make the Holidays Effortless

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Happy Monday! It's a crazy week around here (I'm sure I'm not the only one!) but I'm so excited for it! I love this time of year and Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days ever. It's so fun to spend time with friends and family and it's overall always just a great day! This year we have a lot of family coming in; usually we're pretty low key for Thanksgiving, but this year it's going to get a little crazy - starting today!
As the holidays get closer it's so important to me to keep my home clean and tidy so that the stress of things being a mess with visitors (especially unexpected ones - eesh!) vanishes. I'm always looking for ways to simplify cleaning, and these 5 cleaning/organizing hacks help the holiday stress immensely:

1. Start early and split jobs into different days. I know most of us are guilty to leaving things to the last minute, especially cleaning! I'm always running around like crazy with just hours to spare in the *worst* times possible, of course! If you figure out how to not let yourself procrastinate though, getting an earlier start and giving yourself 4-5 days (a week is even better, but that's pushing it, I know ;) helps SO much. On day one make a to-do list of things to clean and clean obvious spots; putting things away, organizing, etc. Use day two to vacuum/dust; dedicate day three to the bathrooms, day four to the bedrooms/kitchen, day five to finishing touches. You get the point!

2. Give your oven a deep clean, while mopping the floors. Fill up an oven safe dish/pan with even parts water and vinegar; let the water boil for about a half an hour with the oven set to 350 degrees. Once it's cool, you can simply wipe away the condensation along with any grease left over! It's SO simple and you can get other things done while your oven basically cleans itself, like moping the kitchen floor with socks on your feet - yeah, I went there! Can't ask for much more than that!

3. Use the Scotch-Brite™ 50% Stickier Lint Rollers. Two problem areas in my house that are constantly overcome with lint, dust, crumbs, etc. are the bathroom and kitchen linens and the living room and bedroom furniture. The decorative towels in the bathroom and the dining table place mats always seem to be an issue no matter how many times I clean them! And any upholstered furniture - forget it. These Scotch-Brite lint rollers are such a genius idea and *so* helpful to have around the house! This time of year things are so busy and the last thing you should worry about are the little, overlooked things.

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Before and after using the Scotch Lint Rollers on my upholstered chair! It's amazing what a difference these make; and so quickly and easily too!

These lint rollers come with 60 sheets each and they make cleaning all sorts of soft surfaces a breeze. I always pick one up during each Target outing - they're affordable and with how much I know we're ALL at Target, it couldn't be easier to pick these up!

4. Decorate! This time of year is meant for fun decorations, pretty garland and twinkling lights. It may only be Thanksgiving week, but get a head start and start decorating! It actually does force you to organize any given room and it makes it look much more put together. Naturally I turn something I love into a cleaning hack! ;)

5. Focus on the spots you can see first. Of course you want to have everything be spotless and pretty, but if you're short on time or want to get the bigger things done first, focus on everything you can see right away. Sure, having the bathroom cabinet or living room ottoman organized is nice, but if you have to choose between organizing a drawer or dusting the blinds, go with what's most obvious.

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Target is offering 15% off of the Scotch-Brite 50% Stickier Lint Rollers now through 11/26! So when you're in Target "only getting one thing" this week for Thanksgiving - but really filling your cart up with cute pillows and tree ornaments - grab your lint rollers with this coupon!

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Want to find some more inspo for where to use these Scotch-Brite lint rollers? Check all of the ideas out here!

What's on your to-do list for this busy week ahead?
XOXO

29 comments :

  1. Wow, I need to try using these scotch lint rollers! This would work wonderful on my couch :)

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  2. I think my mom and I are always cleaning for the holidays! But there is nothing better then having a clean house :)

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  3. I love having a clean house! I'll actually be doing a deep-clean of my dorm today!

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  4. Definitely all great hacks!

    http://adoredbyalex.com

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  5. Yes to all of these! My apartment definitely needs a good clean before the holidays.

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  6. I really need to use those scotch rollers on my furniture. I think it will help with all the dog hair!

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  7. Lint rollers are my lifesaver this season because I love my black leggings, but my dogs fur gets all over them!

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  8. Such good tips! I need to try these lint rollers, my dog sheds and this would be perfect for chairs and couches!

    Greta | www.gretahollar.com

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  9. I always clean extra good during the holidays! I need to try one of these! They look super helpful.

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  10. I could totally use some Scotch-Brite™ 50% Stickier Lint Rollers!! We have a dog and a cat that shed like nobody's business so I am constantly cleaning up pet hair! These sound like just the solution that I need :)

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  11. Cleaning up will be so much easier if you have these! They're great products and I wish I've known about them sooner.

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  12. Great ideas! Splitting up tasks into different days is a must for me.

    Alix | www.apintsizedlife.com

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  13. I love lint rollers! They are so handy to have around. I agree that breaking cleaning up into different days is a good way to avoid getting overwhelmed.

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  14. I could really use those large lint rollers for keeping my bedding and furniture looking clean this season. I've been in cleaning, baking, planning mode since last week. Breaking up activities over the days makes it so much easier.

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  15. Who doesn't love a good lint roller! I really need one of the large ones for my couch and comforter!

    xo Ashley

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  16. these are great tips!! def agree with all of them.. especially seperating the cleaning amongst different days.

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  17. Great tips! I'm so guilty of procrastinating and leaving cleaning up to the last minute. I love a big lint roller, it's so handy!

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  18. Great tips! Lint rollers are my go-to for everything!!

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  19. Great tips! I love lint rollers! they help me with so much more than just clothes! I use them on my couches and tables even haha

    Rachel | The Confused Millennial

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  20. Lint rollers are my favorite! I always try to start early with cleaning so that later I can focus my time on the meals :))

    Rosalyn | LynSire.com

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  21. I love how big that lint roller is! We use them constantly in our home thanks to our dogs hahah

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  22. What a good idea to clean the oven while doing the floor at the same time- yay multitasking!!

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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  23. All such great tips, not only for the holidays, but for all year round! Maybe this wouldn't work weekly for everyone, but at least once or twice a month, it would help keep things spotless. And can we talk about how addicting lint rollers are to use? haha!!

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  24. Thanks for the tips! I am always looking on new things to help me keep clean. I will have to try out the lint roller, with so many pets I can never seem to keep all the pet hair at bay!

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  25. You never know when you will need one! I will have to check them out myself! #client

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  26. Oooo these are some really helpful hacks!!! I will have to keep them in mind when I clean for company in a few weeks!

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  27. These are some great tips! I would love to check out their debris catching rollers.

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  28. Ugh! I hate cleaning. Thank goodness my husband does the majority of it. I am pretty sure he uses a lot of these products too.

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  29. love the scotch tale rollers, lots of link bits on my winter fleeces lol! Thanks for sharing!

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