This week’s Tuesday Tidbits post is all about spring cleaning! Personally, I love spring cleaning…to be honest, I just love cleaning in general. However, I like to be efficient with my time. Below are a few items or tricks that I love and have found save me some time while still keeping everything clean.

These glass and stainless cleaners are the BEST! Not only do they work amazingly well, they smell incredible.

I use the stainless cleaner for our appliances and for our kitchen sinks. If you have a stainless sink and can’t get it spotlessly clean try this. Spray a little of the cleaner (a little goes a long way) and use a steel wool pad gently to wipe it around. Then just wipe everything off with a paper towel and your sink will look brand new. Guaranteed!

For our windows (which we have a LOT of and they are pretty large), I have two methods. If the windows just need a little sprucing up, I use a Norwex Enviro cloth to clean it. I simply get the cloth damp with water and wipe the window down…that’s it. If the windows need a little more work, I use the glass cleaner with a microfiber cloth. Easy Peasy. Did I mention this makes the house smell incredible?!

For our kitchen counters (quartz), I use the Mrs. Meyers cleaner. I love the smell and it seems fairly harmless (in the world of chemicals). If the counters need a particularly good scrubbing, I use some dish soap and a rough sponge.

For the tile showers I use Scrubbing Bubbles. Lots of people do the nice, non-chemical route (which is great) but I like my chemicals to get my showers clean.

And if you noticed that last week was extremely quiet on the Facebook page and blog, it’s because I took a little spring break! Trent stayed home to hold down the fort and I went with a friend out west. We used Las Vegas as our home base (The Wynn is always my go-to when staying somewhere that direction, because their pool is to DIE for!!) and visited several national and state parks. We spent our mornings hiking in the wilderness, our afternoons poolside and our evenings at amazing restaurants. Basically, it was perfection. The temps were much warmer than we were expecting, but we both love hot weather so that didn’t bother us one bit! Below are just a few pics of the adventure.

Valley of Fire State Park is one that I have been returning to for years. It is simply amazing!

Can you spot the bighorn sheep in the pic below?

Death Valley National Park (below) was a new one for me and definitely worth the visit!

Devil’s Golf Course (below) is made up of salt formations. It was insanely hot to us (even though it looks like snow and ice)…but the temps were really not that warm for them. This is also the location of the hottest recorded temperature anywhere in the world…CRAZY!

Badwater Basin (below) is the lowest point in all of America. Also….salt. Not snow and ice. It took a minute for our Michigan brains to adjust. And I may or may not have tried a tiny taste…just to verify that it is indeed salt. It is.


The Hoover Dam is always a great stop! You can spend the $30 for the official tour or just wander around for free.

And our landing spot each afternoon was this amazing pool/spa. We were in heaven!

I am extremely blessed to have a couple of good friends that will occasionally let me drag them all over creation…and a husband who doesn’t mind me disappearing for a few days.

Now it’s time to return to our regular scheduled programming! Have a wonderful week!

7 Comments

  • April 2, 2019 Reply

    Sandy

    Where, near Elkhart, can I purchase “sprayway” products?

    • April 2, 2019 Reply

      Leah Hudson

      I found the SprayWay products at our local WalMart.

    • April 2, 2019 Reply

      Danielle L Dodwell

      Ace Hardware has them, I think Lowe’s and Menards as well.

  • April 2, 2019 Reply

    Michael Lannoo

    Some great cleaning tips there, thank you. Very nice photos of your trip out west. It is so different for us from the middle west to be at areas of our country.

  • April 2, 2019 Reply

    Susie

    I love Mrs. Meyers Multi Surface Spray. It smells so good! I was also happy to see you using scrubbing bubbles instead of
    all-natural stuff that is all the rage now. All natural is fine but sometimes you have to use the “chemical” stuff to get stuff clean.

  • April 2, 2019 Reply

    Danielle

    I love Mrs. Meyers and the fact that I can get the same scent for all of my cleaning products has me sold. I use the laundry products too, all in lavender.

  • April 3, 2019 Reply

    Mel

    I have used the glass cleaner for years. Will try the ss product!
    I love the contrast luxury The Wynn to the stark no frills beauty of the parks.
    And yes I saw the big horn!

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