My mantra is CLEAN SMARTER, NOT HARDER! I love a clean home, but I am not one of those people who find cleaning a pleasurable pastime. My mom and daughter and daughter-in-law got that gene, but it totally missed me! Sadly, to get the clean home I love, I must spend time cleaning almost daily! I’m always trying to find simple, common sense ways to do the job without breaking my back and my bank! Years ago I started putting all my cleaning supplies in one plastic bucket. So no matter where I was I had a handy cleaning caddy full of things to clean my home right at my fingertips!
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A big THANK YOU to Maryann from DOMESTICALLY SPEAKING and POWER OF PAINT for working hard after the holidays and putting this amazing blog hop together! Please visit Maryann’s blogs… they are fantastic and creative!!!
Make sure to stop by the great blogs at the end of this post and get lots of ideas for cleaning and organizing your home!
If I want THIS…
I need to use THIS…
To get to the goal of a nice clean, fresh smelling home I use my handy cleaning carryall. This is my REAL-DEAL cleaning carryall! It’s not pretty or fancy but it’s not supposed to be! It’s a workhorse!
I’ve carried lots of cleaning supplies in my cleaning carryall but over the years. But, in the last year or so I’ve gotten concerned about the chemicals I’m using in my home. Now, I keep mostly chemical free, natural cleaning products in my carryall.
I use lots of Norwex and Young Living products now to keep my home fresh and clean! If you are not familiar with either products you can find them online! I am now selling Young Living Oils. If you are interested in learning more or buying Young Living essential oils or cleaning products you can email me.
One thing in my cleaning carryall that I have used for almost 30 years is a feather duster. I love love love this great little cleaner! It picks up lots of dust quickly and holds it in the duster until I shake it out! It gets into nooks and crannies that my other dusting cloths can’t. It makes dusting a breeze!
If you are interested in getting a feather duster for yourself make the investment and get a real ostrich feather duster and the best one you can buy. It will last a lifetime!
Here’s almost everything I keep in my handy cleaning carryall…
It’s important to customize your cleaning carryall for your needs so you don’t have to leave the job at hand to find something else you need!
(Not shown in the carryall is a scrub brush, toothbrush and a big sponge.)
Having all of my cleaning products together that I can easily carry from room to room makes cleaning a whole lot easier… and smarter!
How about you? Why don’t you think about making a cleaning carryall? I say, clean smarter… not harder!
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Check out these great cleaning and organizing ideas:
SUNDAY – CLEAN AND ORGANIZATION PRINTABLES
MONDAY – CLEANING TIPS & RECIPES
TUESDAY – KITCHEN ORGANIZATION AND DIY PROJECTS
WEDNESDAY – BATHROOM ORGANIZATION AND DIY PROJECTS
THURSDAY – LAUNDRY ROOM ORGANIZATION AND DIY PROJECTS
FRIDAY – PANTRY & LINEN CLOSET ORGANIZATION AND DIY PROJECTS
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