Home Sweet Home Spring Cleaning Giveaway

Brandy

Some of my most fondest memories growing up were when my mom would do a big spring clean in our small little house. Both of my parents smoked in our house (yes, while my brother and I were also in the house). So, pretty much every year my mom would bring out a ladder, her bucket of soap and a few old rags and she would wash down the walls in the kitchen, living room and bathroom. She scrubbed and scrubbed for hours. I know I should do a deep spring clean of this house one day but it just seems overwhelming.

I also relished in the days where my mom had all of the windows and door windows open in our house. There is nothing quite like the smell of fresh air streaming in from the outside after being caged inside during a long and cold winter. I loved the smell of the new buds forming on the trees and the smell of freshly cut grass.

Out with the old and in with the new! It’s time to turn away from winter blues and take a fresh deep breath into spring. To make your transition into the new season a breeze, here are some quick tips with a must-have giveaway for the occasion.

Tip 1: Call in for extra troops

Fighting off greasy stains, tough mildew, and stubborn odours will require an additional set of hands – so make this a family affair and grab as many troops as you can! When it comes down to it, you’re not the only one living under the roof. I really need to start making chore charts for my kids and getting them more involved in the care and maintenance of our home. They do live in it after all too.

Tip 2: Take your time

Remember that while adrenaline may be rushing to get your house looking spotless, it’s wise to spread out a large project like this between a few days. The season is here to stay so no need to panic! The last thing you want is an injury to welcome you into spring. As I tend to get overwhelmed easily, planning the spring clean and dividing up the duties over a few days would make the chore seem less daunting.

Tip 3: Map it out

Organize, organize, organize! Work from the top down, inside to outside, and keep an agenda to prioritize. Allocating rooms to each person (or doing it one at a time by yourself) will also avoid unfinished tasks. Setting this up at the beginning will make the process so much quicker and more efficient.

Tip 4: Have fun

Turn on the radio, lay out a few snacks and don’t take it too seriously! Celebrate the season of greener grasses and sunny weathers (without the sweat and sunburns).

Your family’s living space deserves only the best – after all, where else can you unwind and call it your very own home sweet home?

OxiClean Arm Hammer Laundry Dishwasher Detergent Clump Seal

Thanks to Church & Dwight I have a Spring Cleaning Giveaway for you, my great readers! The prize package includes:

· OxiClean™ Laundry Detergent Fresh Scent, 24 paks

· OxiClean™ Coldwater Laundry Detergent Fresh Scent, 24 paks

· OxiClean™ Dishwasher Detergent Extreme Power Crystals™, Fresh Scent

· OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover

· Arm & Hammer™ plus OxiClean™ Carpet Odour Eliminator, Meadow Fresh

· Arm & Hammer™ Clump and Seal Multi-Cat Litter Coupon

· Scrub Free™ Bleach Mildew

Value: $70

To enter the giveaway, please use the Giveaway Tools widget below. This giveaway will be open to Canadians only. The giveaway will run from 1:00 am CST on Monday, May 11, 2015 until 11:59 pm CST on Tuesday, May 24, 2015. A winner will be randomly selected. The winner has 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen. Good luck!



Disclosure – I am a Church & Dwight ambassador. Throughout the year I will be showcasing and hosting giveaways for various Church & Dwight products. As always, the opinions expressed in the above post are honest and my own.

Author:
Brandy Reid is a stay at home mom to two very active and hockey obsessed boys. As a former YA librarian, Brandy loves to read and is obsessed with reading everyday whether it be books or blogs. Brandy proudly admits that she is a wee bit addicted to social media, especially Twitter. She also believes that everything in life you can related to the iconic TV Show Friends. No day is complete without chocolate.

66 Comments

  1. Vesper Meikle
    May 11, 2015 at 5:58 AM

    Having moved to Canada a few years ago every room in the home has been cleaned and redecorated and this year we did the last room – that basically is the extent of my spring cleaning. Though the kitchen does get a good clean every few months

  2. margo b
    margo bReply
    May 15, 2015 at 8:13 AM

    thanks for the giveaway

  3. shash
    May 15, 2015 at 8:13 AM

    Now that I have two cats, I need this!

  4. Judy Cowan
    May 15, 2015 at 8:15 AM

    Yes I do Spring Clean my home. My plan of attack is usually to do one room at a time working from the ceiling down.

  5. Victoria Ess
    Victoria EssReply
    May 15, 2015 at 8:20 AM

    I do spring clean, and I get everyone to pitch in to help.

  6. Laurie P
    Laurie PReply
    May 15, 2015 at 8:53 AM

    Start from top to bottom, and pay attention to detail, it makes a huge difference!

  7. Joy Mills (@Jemrah1)
    May 15, 2015 at 9:16 AM

    I do a little at a time – when the mood strikes!

  8. Kim
    May 15, 2015 at 9:25 AM

    Cleaning is my arch nemesis, thankfully my husband gents annoyed at the mess faster than I do, so as long as I wait him out, I’m golden ;)

  9. Melissa
    MelissaReply
    May 15, 2015 at 9:36 AM

    I Try to but with five kids under seven I just get what I can done in small bursts.and try to get the kids excited to help!….it’s not child labour if they Want to wash the baseboards right? ;)

  10. Ali P
    Ali PReply
    May 15, 2015 at 9:44 AM

    I clean one room at a time.

  11. Randa @ TBK
    May 15, 2015 at 9:46 AM

    I didn’t do it this year, I have just been so busy it’s been insane! That and I’m planning on selling it soon ;)

  12. Valerie Mallette
    Valerie MalletteReply
    May 15, 2015 at 10:13 AM

    Yes, I spring clean my home. My plan of attack is to write a list of things that need to be done and tackle rooms one at a time. A tip I have is to clean windows using vinegar and use newspaper to remove streaks and it makes the task easier to accomplish :)

  13. Rene
    ReneReply
    May 15, 2015 at 10:39 AM

    I try to keep things decent all year but certainly some items are more fun when the snow is gone.I totally agree with tunes and snacks – great tip!

  14. lilfifi
    May 15, 2015 at 10:45 AM

    I am a bit of a clean freak when I get the cleaning mode,. Spring cleaning can mean painting or washing walls. Washing cupboards, and cleaning out closets. I wash windows, my biggest pet peeve of cleaning. I also wash and get ready spring clothes for my family. It feels so good when my spring cleaning is done because then outside I go to enjoy spring. Happy Spring!

  15. Journeys of The Zoo
    May 15, 2015 at 10:48 AM

    Generally, with respect to cleaning, I just try and ignore it until the next Spring. My system has been working pretty well ;) My house is always neat though and I clean up as I go all day long. If I’m heading into one room, I always take something with me and then when I leave, same thing. We have a small house with a lot of occupants so otherwise it would look like a disaster.

    Besos, Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

  16. Jason
    May 15, 2015 at 11:35 AM

    We always Spring clean. We de-clutter all the closets/cupboards.Dust and wash down the walls, doors, windows and floors. The only tip that I can think of is to do it in moderation or it’ll be overwhelming.

  17. Gillian Morgan
    Gillian MorganReply
    May 15, 2015 at 4:14 PM

    I do spring clean. I start from top to bottom and clean room by room.

  18. Carol M
    Carol MReply
    May 15, 2015 at 6:43 PM

    Tackle it from the basement up. Only tip I have is after washing windows, dry them with newspaper.

  19. Katrina
    May 15, 2015 at 7:10 PM

    I plan to tackle it one room at a time and make a huge trip to the thrift store with donations.

  20. Donnas
    DonnasReply
    May 15, 2015 at 10:21 PM

    I clean by doing one room at a time.

  21. Glogirl
    GlogirlReply
    May 15, 2015 at 10:25 PM

    I often spring clean my closet. This year I got over a garbage bag of clothes to give away!

  22. Kelley Moore
    Kelley MooreReply
    May 15, 2015 at 11:01 PM

    I start in the basement and work my way up

  23. Theresa C.
    Theresa C.Reply
    May 16, 2015 at 12:06 AM

    I spring clean for about two months – lol. My hubby is a great help, and helps me do the worst jobs first, or the heavy and high things I can’t reach ;)

  24. lori b
    lori bReply
    May 16, 2015 at 2:29 AM

    there really isn’t any way you can make it fun, sadly it has to be done. I start in the kitchen and go through the cupboards and turn the music on.

  25. Jennifer L.
    Jennifer L.Reply
    May 16, 2015 at 9:25 AM

    I clean my own house. I find it helps me to take it one room or closet or project at a time. Otherwise I feel overwhelmed.

  26. homewithaneta
    May 16, 2015 at 9:52 AM

    I clean all the time and like to tackle small areas at a time to make it more attainable and so I don’t get swamped. With four kids I find I can really only clean an area when they are sleeping and it has to be 2-3 hour job. That being said I usually take everything out of where I am cleaning and then toss, organize, store as I go through it. I really am surprised that most of the stuff I kept in the dirty place I actually end up tossing when it comes time to clean it up:)

  27. Ann Freele
    Ann FreeleReply
    May 16, 2015 at 10:18 AM

    As a rule ,cleaning is the last thing on my “love it” list, but the right product and tools for the job makes things SO much easier.

  28. Karla (@ksceviour)
    May 16, 2015 at 11:59 AM

    I make a list,and mark things off as I do them,I try to do one room at a time.

  29. Wendy hutton
    Wendy huttonReply
    May 16, 2015 at 4:04 PM

    yes i spring clean and I start with the closets

  30. Millie Bittman
    May 16, 2015 at 4:49 PM

    I love Dyson products

  31. Dana Miller
    Dana MillerReply
    May 16, 2015 at 5:36 PM

    Yes I spring clean. I open the windows, put on some music and get to work! I focus on the areas that don’t usually get done daily or weekly. I start up high and work my way down low as dust and dirt falls down. Making a list helps and enlisting a helper is even better.

  32. hmrcarlson
    May 16, 2015 at 7:13 PM

    I like to make a list of all the jobs to be done then assign them and then cross them off as they are completes

  33. MrsWhite
    May 16, 2015 at 7:35 PM

    I Spring Clean pretty much all year. My best tip: Prepare and clear your mind…Get ready to purge! You’ll feel so much better :)

  34. Andrew P (@apham17)
    May 16, 2015 at 8:05 PM

    I usually just focus on one room at a time and play music to help pass the time

  35. Yuen C
    Yuen CReply
    May 16, 2015 at 10:46 PM

    I spring clean my home by tacking different areas of the home one at a time

  36. newfiechick72
    May 16, 2015 at 11:17 PM

    I do Spring cleaning. I tackle one room at a time. A good tip is to make sure you have all of your cleaning supplies ahead of time.

  37. Donna L.
    Donna L.Reply
    May 17, 2015 at 2:08 AM

    I tackle cleaning one room a day.

  38. magscheung
    May 17, 2015 at 5:54 AM

    I do a bit of spring cleaning but not the full out version llike others. I love to start tho!

  39. naiddia p
    naiddia pReply
    May 17, 2015 at 3:09 PM

    Yes I spring clean and start with cleaning the windows.

  40. Eldon
    EldonReply
    May 17, 2015 at 9:30 PM

    Yes I spring clean my home, I just clean harder in the areas that are messier

  41. Robyn Bellefleur
    Robyn BellefleurReply
    May 18, 2015 at 2:14 AM

    My plans is always start on the top floor of our house and work my way down.

  42. Cheryl
    CherylReply
    May 18, 2015 at 11:03 AM

    I spring clean my house, my plan of attack is to always do your least favorite job first so there’s no excuses

  43. aly3360
    May 18, 2015 at 11:54 AM

    I spring clean my house. We purge old unused things we’ve collected over the year. We dust off the shelves and open the windows to let in some fresh air and some light.

    – amber y

  44. butterflyamyc
    May 19, 2015 at 1:10 AM

    I spring clean. I like to clean one room at a time.

  45. Lauraleigh
    LauraleighReply
    May 19, 2015 at 5:25 PM

    With 2 growing kids, spring cleaning is a must! I just finished the basement yesterday!:) I like to inspire myself by buying a few nice things for the space I’m about to clean out, like nice fragrances or throw pillows, or in this case I got new matching organizing baskets which made it easy to sort things into place as I purged. I have lots if spring cleaning left to do. My son’s room always poses the biggest challenge because he wants to keep everything!

  46. edmontonjb
    edmontonjbReply
    May 19, 2015 at 6:16 PM

    I spring clean by starting at the top of my house and working my way down. It feels nice to finish each level.

    Jonnie

  47. Lori Jackson
    May 20, 2015 at 5:54 AM

    I start with my most dreaded task…the windows…I just dont seem to have that knack for a streak free shine.

  48. Dawn
    May 20, 2015 at 7:49 AM

    I hate to clean! Cleaning happens when it happens. Love the products in this kit though so it might be an incentive!

  49. Florence C
    Florence CReply
    May 20, 2015 at 10:10 AM

    I do spring clean. I do one room at a time.

  50. Juliee Fitze
    Juliee FitzeReply
    May 21, 2015 at 5:43 AM

    I clean all the curtains and wash the windows ,plus the walls.

  51. Katies Blogging
    May 21, 2015 at 10:54 AM

    with 3 kids… i clean every day!

  52. Tammy Dalley
    May 21, 2015 at 12:07 PM

    I take my time and do one room a day!

  53. Belinda McNabb
    May 21, 2015 at 9:23 PM

    i do spring clean. I make a list and a a couple things from the list each week

  54. Brenda Penton
    May 22, 2015 at 5:19 AM

    I make a list in the order of importance and work my way down

  55. Sunshine G
    Sunshine GReply
    May 22, 2015 at 8:46 AM

    We hire a teenager, honestly! :)

  56. trowbdon
    May 22, 2015 at 9:42 AM

    I just open up the house on nice days to air out my house

  57. Krista M
    Krista MReply
    May 22, 2015 at 1:25 PM

    I do spring clean, we are about 75% done at this point. One room per day(s) and the basement last. Downsize your material things so your house isn’t so cluttered. Have a garage sale & donate unused/unwanted items & enjoy the free space of your home!

  58. Lee-Ann
    Lee-AnnReply
    May 22, 2015 at 10:48 PM

    When I spring clean I do one room at a time. By the time I’m done all the rooms the animals have made a mess and I have to start all over again! :)

  59. Josh S
    Josh SReply
    May 22, 2015 at 11:42 PM

    I do spring clean. I make a list and stay organized.

  60. Wendy hutton
    Wendy huttonReply
    May 23, 2015 at 2:48 PM

    yes I spring clean and attack one room at a time

  61. Jenny Major
    Jenny MajorReply
    May 23, 2015 at 3:37 PM

    Yes i start by cleaning out the fridge

  62. SUMMER PLEWES
    SUMMER PLEWESReply
    May 23, 2015 at 9:45 PM

    i do spring clean my home! I love it after a really good clean but I hate to do the really big clean lol. I usually start with the small rooms top to bottom.

  63. Mark V.
    Mark V.Reply
    May 23, 2015 at 9:45 PM

    I do spring clean and my plan of attack is start top to bottom and close the door as you finish a room.

  64. billiondollarprincesss
    May 23, 2015 at 9:52 PM

    I do quite a bit of dusting when it’s sunny and more visible.

  65. favgreen(Rhonda W G.)
    May 24, 2015 at 1:49 PM

    I do the corner cleaning for sure in the Spring. I tackle a couple jobs a week and love to purge things out of the house!

  66. Nicole Jubleew
    Nicole JubleewReply
    May 24, 2015 at 11:26 PM

    Yes I spring clean but I usually do it in stages so that it’s not so overwhelming.

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