Broccoli Salad Recipe Only 5 Ingredients

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Busy holidays mean you need a quick, easy meal to satisfy your family — Red Baron Pizza, Broccoli Salad, and Coca-Cola! Get the recipe.

 

Broccoli Salad Recipe

5 Ingredients to a Tasty Dish

 

Oh, the holidays! I love them, but they sure can be hectic. It is nice to get a little help in feeding my family during this busy season. Red Baron Pizza paired with Coca-Cola and my super delicious Broccoli Salad. The broccoli salad has only 5 ingredients and is festive too with the green broccoli and dried cranberries. We love this salad all year long.

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Broccoli Salad Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups – Broccoli Florets
  • 1 Cup – Dried Cranberries
  • 1/2 Cup – Feta Cheese Crumbles
  • 1/2 Cup – Candied Pecans
  • Poppyseed Dressing

Directions:

  1. Chop Broccoli Florets so they are bite-sized.
  2. Give the Candied Pecans a coarse chop.
  3. In a large bowl, add broccoli, pecans, Cranberries, and Feta Cheese.
  4. Mix lightly.
  5. Drizzle with Poppyseed Dressing and toss to coat the salad.
  6. It is ready to serve!

Printable Recipe – Broccoli  Salad

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Broccoli Salad Recipe Only 5 Ingredients
 
A fantastic salad that is healthy and delicious. The red and green coloring makes the salad festive for the holidays, but it is good all year round. This quick and easy recipe is perfect for busy nights or entertaining guests. Enjoy!
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Type: Salad
Cuisine: American
Ingredients:
  • 2 Cups - Broccoli Florets
  • 1 Cup - Dried Cranberries
  • 1/2 Cup - Feta Cheese Crumbles
  • 1/2 Cup - Candied Pecans
  • Poppyseed Dressing
Directions:
  1. Chop Broccoli Florets so they are bite-sized.
  2. Give the Candied Pecans a coarse chop.
  3. In a large bowl, add broccoli, pecans, Cranberries, and Feta Cheese.
  4. Mix lightly.
  5. Drizzle with Poppyseed Dressing and toss to coat the salad.
  6. It is ready to serve!
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I picked up my ingredients at Albertsons along with my Red Baron Pizzas and Coca-Cola (They have the adorable glass bottles for the holidays! Love them.). We also grabbed a bottle of Gold Peak® Tea for a non-carbonated drink option. Don’t let the hustle and bustle wear you down, put a yummy meal on the table in no time!

Find an Albertons near you — store locator.

Here are some other scrumptious salad ideas:

Arugula Salad with Tomato and Pignolia

Spinach, Strawberry & Pine Nuts Salad

Tomato & Grilled Bell Pepper Salad

Watermelon, Blueberry & Feta Salad

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15 BLT Recipe Ideas – Re-imagine The Classic

Re-imagine the classic favorite with these 15 recipe twists on the Bacon Lettuce, and Tomato sandwich. Celebrate with BLT recipe ideas for every meal or party.

15 BLT Recipe Ideas

Re-imagine the Classic Favorite with These Tasty Twists

I have to admit, a good bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich is one of my all-time favorites. There is just something sublime about the melding of those savory and fresh ingredients. It is an easy sandwich that everyone knows how to make…or do they?

We have had a big laugh a couple of times within the last six weeks or so while dining at two different restaurants. I ordered the BLT sandwich, and both times my sandwich was served without tomato. What’s that? Bacon, lettuce, and TOAST??? Both waitresses were as shocked as we were, and the laughter just rolled.

Needless to say, BLTs have been on my radar, so I thought it would be fun to do a round-up of bacon, lettuce, and tomato inspired recipes. I’ve scoured the web and pulled together some amazing BLT recipe ideas that will make your mouth water. Plus, these varied twists on the classic can be served for breakfast, brunch, lunch, appetizers, dinner, you name it — they are delicious anytime, anywhere. And, take note, they all include tomato! LOL Enjoy the celebration…

BLT Recipe Ideas – Twist on the Classic

Fried Green Tomato BLT from Julie and Debbie @ Cooks With Cocktails

“This fried green tomato BLT is made with buttery toasted bread, smoky bacon, crisp lettuce, juicy fried green tomatoes, and a zesty balsamic garlic mayo.

 

BLT Bruschetta from Allyson @ Domestic Superhero

“everyone goes crazy over bacon, and this spin on traditional bruschetta is just so easy and tasty!”

 

BLT Pizza from Bev @ Bev Cooks

“And as if the crust wasn’t enough to do me in, I topped the whole dern thing with a BLT. Should we take a moment of silence?”

 

BLT Roll Ups from Kelly @ Mostly Homemade Mom

“This amazingly easy appetizer blends cream cheese, mayo, bacon, tomatoes, and lettuce in sliced wraps for a fresh take on the classic BLT!”

 

Grilled BLT Kabobs from Cade and Carrian @ Oh, Sweet Basil

“If you thought you loved a fat, juicy BLT sandwich you’re going to go nuts for these grilled BLT kabobs with a garlic aioli drizzle!”

 

BLT Pasta Salad from Brandie @ The Country Cook

“When I saw this recipe for BLT Macaroni Salad, I knew that I had to make it!”

 

BLT Bites Recipe from Ronique @ Stagetecture

“…try this twist on the traditional bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich with these BLT bites that combine bacon, tomatoes, and more yummy ingredients.”

 

Breakfast BLT from right here on Life With Lorelai

“I decided to just go for it and make a BLT on the Buttermilk Biscuits… they were AMAZING!”

 

BLT Summer Roll from Vicky @ Avocado Pesto

“The classic BLT reconstructed and offered in new form — BLT Summer Roll recipe with Avocado”

 

Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwich from Liz @ Pocket Change Gourmet

“There once was a grilled cheese sandwich that longed to be exciting, to be full of flavor and added crunch. And then along came the Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwich.”

 

BLT Cole Slaw from Michelle @ The Whole Smiths

“…the perfect dish to take to any summer gathering that EVERYBODY will love… a BLT Cole Slaw.”

 

BLT Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap from Trish @ Mom On Timeout

“This BLT Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap has all the makings to become your new go-to recipe!”

 

Rachel Hollis’ BLT Bites from Cathy @ She Paused For Thought

“This simple recipe can be customized to your personal preference. I prefer to use sourdough bread, freshly made aioli & Romaine lettuce. Turkey bacon or Veggie Bacon is also a good option if you don’t eat pork.”

 

French Toast BLTs from Jaymee @ E Is For Eat

“It’s bacon. And french toast. What more do you need in a breakfast food?”

 

BLT Quesadillas from Nick @ Macheesmo

“…put a BLT twist on a simple Tex-Mex quesadilla.”

I hope you have enjoyed these tempting recipes that re-imagine the classic bacon, lettuce, and tomato.

 

 

 

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Christmas Ornaments – How-To Use Them All Year Long

Decorate for the holidays with Christmas Ornaments you can use all year long. Check out these fun ideas that will justify your spending.

Fun Ways To Use Christmas Ornaments All Year Long

 

During the first few years of home ownership, it can be hard to justify spending money on expensive decorations. You want to celebrate the season and create an inviting environment, but it’s hard to justify spending money on something that will sit in storage for the rest of the year.

Fortunately, it’s possible to have amazing decorations while staying true to your thrifty self. Creative homeowners can use their Christmas ornaments, lights, and even pinecones all year round. Follow these three decorating tips to learn more.

Use Pastel Christmas Ornaments as Easter Decorations

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If you have an unconventional Christmas tree with bright blues, pastel pinks, whites, and light greens, consider using your ornaments again during Easter. You can place them in mason jars as table centerpieces, or string them up for a party or Easter egg hunt.

Some creative decorators find ways to use their ornaments all year round. If you invest in blue ornaments this year, you can pair them with your white and red ones during the 4th of July or Memorial Day. Your green ornaments can also make an appearance for St. Patrick’s Day. The colors are easy, and the creative part is finding a way to display your ornaments during the year.

Keep Your Lights Up for Summer Patio Parties

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Christmas lights look amazing during the holiday season, but putting them up and taking them down can become incredibly frustrating for all parties involved. Plus, you have to store them in the attic or basement until they’re ready for display.

Instead, homeowners should consider investing in strands of LED lights that can stay outdoors all year long. You can use them for other holidays like the 4th of July, or use them for patio lighting during a picnic or barbeque. Specialty sites like christmaslightsetc.com have programmable lights so you can change the colors based on the event or mood.

Pinecones Add a Rustic Feel to Table Settings

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Rustic-chic is one of the most popular decoration styles right now, from mason jar glasses to burlap at weddings. This is great if you incorporate pinecones into your holiday decoration. Use them in the spring or summer as centerpieces, and feature them in the fall when you break out brown and orange throw pillows and napkins.

Pinecones aren’t necessarily related to the holidays, and they have stronger ties to the outdoors than Christmas. While they’re often used with holly to create a romantic setting, they’re actually an easy and affordable decoration that can be used 12 months out of the year. If you’re worried about making them stand out, invest in moss to cover them in the warm months and fake snow to cover them in the winter.

Once you start thinking about using Christmas decorations throughout the year, you will start shopping with multipurpose items in mind. Soon, you will have a collection of decorations for any event, not just for the holidays that end after January 1. Also, you don’t have to complete your decoration shopping in one year. If you buy a little every year, your collection will continue to grow.

 

 

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Hoot Owl Craft – DIY Centerpiece For Autumn

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Hoo’s ready for Fall? I am, that is for sure, and I am so excited to share with you one of the ways I celebrate this amazing season — Coffee with friends and fun decor like my Hoot Owl Craft Centerpiece.

 

Hoot Owl Centerpiece

A Fun and Easy DIY Craft  for Autumn

 

Fall is such a wonderful time of year. I love the rich colors, the crunch of leaves beneath my feet, pumpkins, the cooler weather, and holidays denoting autumn. Here in Southern California, I don’t get much of the traditional fall, so I have to create my own glorious autumn atmosphere with fun decor and tasty holiday flavors.

I love have friends over for coffee, and it is so fun to offer them a variety of holiday flavored coffees and creamers. One of my new favorites is the Dunkin’ Donuts Caramel Coffee Cake from their Bakery Series with the International Delight Pumpkin Spice creamer. Ooh, yummy! It’s like a pumpkin caramel latte…so good.

Several years ago, I saw a really cute craft in a magazine, making hoot owls using cardboard tubes and cupcake liners. So, I thought I would put together an adorable centerpiece using this idea.

Hoot Owl Centerpiece

Supplies:

For crafting the Owls —

  • Cupcake Liners – (I used regular and mini sized liners.)
  • Cardboard Tubes – (Paper towel and toilet paper tubes work great.)
  • Paper – (cardstock or construction paper – I used yellow and white cardstock.)
  • Glue – (glue stick or regular glue)
  • Hot Glue Gun with Hot Glue Sticks
  • Markers – ( I used black and orange.)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • 1 – Quarter
  • 1 – Nickle

For making the Centerpiece —

  • 1 – Terra Cotta Pot
  • 1 bag – Marble Stones
  • Ribbon
  • Fall Decor Sticks (optional)

Directions:

For the Owls:

  1. Cut the Cardboard Tube to the height you want.
  2. Fold the top of the tube so the flaps meet in the middle. This will create a swoop, forming the top of the head and ears of the owl.

  1. Cut the Cupcake Liners into quarters, and trim off the flat part of the liner (what would be the bottom of the liner).

  1. Make your owl eyes. Using the yellow paper, trace around a quarter with your pencil making six circles. Then, do the same with a nickle on the white paper. Cut the circles out, just to the inside of the pencil line.
  2. Using your black marker, color in the center of the white circles, leaving a slight white mark somewhere in the black, so the owl’s eye will shine. You will have three owls, so create three PAIRS of eyes.
  3. Use the glue stick or tacky glue to adhere the whites of the eyes to the yellow circles. Let dry.

  1. Starting at the bottom of the tub and work your way toward the owl’s head, add one quarter piece of regular size cupcake liner at a time. Hot Glue the underside of the flat edge and stick it to the tube. Overlap the layers. I started on the front sides, and then placed a cupcake liner of the center area. You will also do the back side bottom of the tube.
  2. On the front, I tucked in a row of my mini cupcake liners; and then, topped that with a row of my metallic mini cupcake liners.
  3. Fold two regular size cupcake liners in half, do not cut. These will be the wings for the hoot owl.
  4. Hold the wings on the back, checking to be sure they are where you want them, and mark the cardboard tube with a pencil to denote wing location.
  5. Add quartered cupcake liners to the back to cover where the wings will not.

  1. Hot Glue eyes to the front of the owl. The tops of the eyes should stick up slightly above the cardboard tube, but not above the ears.
  2. Cut small long triangles out of the yellow paper and color them orange with your marker. This is the hoot owl’s beak.
  3. Hot Glue the beak on the lower center of the eyes.
  4. Hot glue the wings on the back side of the owl.

Voila! You’re finished making your owls. Now, it’s onto creating the centerpiece.

For the Centerpiece:

  1. Tie Ribbon around the top edge of a terra cotta pot.
  2. Fill the pot to almost full with marble stones.

  1. Stick twigs and branches into the marbles.
  2. Set hoot owls over the tops of twigs. You can give these a little glue if needed.
  3. Stick in your additional fall decor sticks if you have them.

Isn’t that an adorable autumn centerpiece?

 

Invite your friends over for coffee and show off your new Hoot Owl Craft centerpiece. Be sure to enhance the seasons atmosphere by serving up your Dunkin’ Donuts Caramel Coffee Cake coffee and International Delight Pumpkin Spice creamer. Rory really loves the Salted Caramel Mocha creamer from International Delight as well. And, the Land O’ Lakes Fat Free Half and Half is amazing–so many uses!

You can find all of these at Ralphs, or your local Kroger Banner store.

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Freezer Cooking The Easy Way

Regular Contributor, Calvalyn Day, shares tips to ease your busy schedule with Freezer Cooking.

Freezer Cooking The Easy Way

Simplify Your Life with Meal Prep

 

I don’t know about you, but with all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, I am always looking for ways to simplify my life and save my sanity.

So, today, as a special Christmas gift, I am going to give you my number one mommy tip for simplifying life–Meal prep is the way to go!

Have you ever heard of Freezer Cooking? Basically, you spend an entire day, or days, prepping, shopping and cooking for a whole month; and then, you eat from your freezer instead of having to cook every night. I have done marathon freezer cooking days in the past, but honestly, now, an all-day cooking fest is more than I can manage in a tight schedule. So, here’s my easier version for when I’m too busy to help myself be not busy.

Most of us carnivores eat at least some ground meat in our lives. Whether you prefer beef or turkey, it’s a versatile way to stretch a family budget. Now, with this trick I’m going to share it’s also a way to stretch your time. I batch cook my ground beef and freeze it for quick meals like tacos, sloppy joes or spaghetti. It’s unbelievably easy, perfect for freezer cooking, and saves me from having to wash a pan every night that we need ground beef.

Here’s how it works:

 

Start with at least 2 pounds of ground beef. I have been known to do 5-10 pounds if there is a great price. Several times per year, most stores will offer ground beef for a couple dollars per pound, and that’s a great time to do this. I add chopped veggies to my pan in the cooking process (more on that in the tips below), but this is a completely optional step.

 

 

Next, select your seasonings. This is your general seasoning, and I like seasoned salt, pepper and garlic for mine. You can choose your own combination or none at all. When you turn your ground beef into a meal there is generally some seasoning at that point, but I find that it makes things go even quicker this way.

 

 

Two pounds at a time, add the seasoning, ground meat, and any veggies you choose and brown until your heart is content! When you’re done, drain, cool and add to meal size portion storage containers or bags. In even the tightest freezers several frozen bags will lay flat and keep for at least a month with no loss of flavor. Up to 3 months is even suggested by some sites.

 

Here’s your finished product.

How to Use Your Frozen Meat:

When you’re ready to eat, if you’ve used a storage container, you can sprinkle taco seasoning, and microwave without thawing for a meal that’s quicker than the drive-thru. Or, you can cut down on prep time for a home-cooked spaghetti dinner by throwing the frozen meat in the pasta sauce while it simmers on the stove!

Tip Time:

Now, for the tips I mentioned. Included here are a few tools that I like to use (with affiliate links that you might enjoy adding to your holiday wish list), as well as a few things I’ve picked up along the way.

Mix and chop. I have a direct sale version of this, but I paid way more than this price. It really is much better than the wooden spoon and this version is dishwasher safe.

Strainer. This version is a little quicker than the bowl type, but either will do the trick. If you want to rinse your meat to take away a little more of the grease after cooking, this bowl version is what I use.

Vacuum sealer. Zipper style storage bags are completely reasonable for this process, but if you have one of these electric sealers from infomercials of long ago laying around this is the perfect use for the bags.

Get the kids involved. Kids as young as 3 or 4 can handle scooping the cooked meat into the containers after it has cooled, and older kids can measure the meat for an impromptu math lesson as well.

Adding veggies. When my older kids were younger, hiding veggies in food became all the rage. I did it long before any of the books came out, for a while it was even a running joke in my house, but it is another way of stretching the budget and upping the nutritional value of your food. Onions and green peppers are aromatic staples in my cooking, but I have used steamed broccoli and carrots when I make tomato based meals and my kids never noticed. If you have a mini chopper or food processor it helps, but you can honestly use a blender as well.

I hope these tips make the after school dinner rush a little less rushed for you. Have some other ideas to save time in the kitchen? Hit me up on Facebook or Twitter and let me know!

Have you ever done any Freezer Cooking?

Happy Holidays,

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2-Hour Turkey for Thanksgiving – Printable Recipe

Learn how to cook your stuffed Turkey in just 2-hours! It is easy, delicious, and super moist. You’ve got to try a 2-hour turkey for Thanksgiving dinner.

Let’s Talk 2-Hour Turkey!

Quick and Easy – Delicious, Tender, Moist

Do you hate waiting around all day for that Thanksgiving turkey to roast in the oven? How much would you love it if you could pop that bird into the oven and take out a beautifully roasted, stuffed Thanksgiving Turkey in just 2-hours? It can be done. I’ve been doing this very thing for 24-years.

My 2-hour turkey comes out moist, tender, and incredibly delicious. There is no fuss, no muss, no incessant basting… just put it in the oven and forget it. Everyone raves about my turkey, so I thought I would share it with you.

Here’s my secret…
2-Hour Turkey for Thanksgiving!!!

Isn’t that gorgeous? What great color!

2-Hour Turkey Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Turkey
  • Fresh Sage
  • 1-2 Sticks Butter
  • 1-Bunch Celery Stalks
  • 2-3 Yellow Onions, halved
  • Coarse Sea Salt
  • Freshly Ground Pepper
  • Stuffing
  • String
  • Turkey Injector
  • Non-stick Cooking Spray
  • Aluminum Foil

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 500° – 550° F (I set mine at 500° and my convection oven reduces the temperature)
  • Clean the Turkey very well, and pat dry
  • Turn Turkey Wings to the back
  • Gently run your fingers between the skin and the meat to separate the skin from the breast, while leaving the skin in tact.
  • Place whole sage leaves between the skin and the breast meat.
  • Salt and Pepper both sides of the Turkey
  • Melt the stick of Butter with some Sage Leaves.
  • Spray Roasting Pan with Non-stick Cooking Spray.
  • Fill the bottom of the roasting pan with whole Celery Stalks and Halved Onions (this will keep the Turkey from sitting on the bottom of the pan)
  • Inject the Turkey with the Sage Butter (reserve some butter) (if you don’t have an injector, use a baster to get the butter under the skin)
  • Place Turkey in the roasting pan
  • Use Celery Stalks cut in half and line the cavity of the Turkey
  • Fill the remainder of the cavity with Stuffing (if you’re not using stuffing, fill with cavity with celery and onion)
  • Truss Turkey Legs with String
  • Pour reserved butter over the Turkey
  • Cover the Turkey with Aluminum Foil (I use two long pieces of foil. Fold the foil at the long edge to join the foil together. Place it over the turkey with generous space above the turkey, so the foil does not sit against it. Be sure the foil is crimped to the pan.)
  • Bake for 2-Hours (if you have a really large turkey, you may want to give it 2-1/2 hours)
  • Check color of turkey skin, if you want it a little darker, open the foil and give it a few minutes longer.
  • Remove Turkey from roasting pan, and let stand for 20-30 minutes before carving.
  • Remove onions and celery from pan and make your gravy!

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Learn how to cook your stuffed Turkey in just 2-hours! It is easy, delicious, and super moist. You've got to try a 2-hour turkey for Thanksgiving dinner.
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Type: Main
Ingredients:
  • Turkey
  • Fresh Sage
  • 1-2 Sticks Butter
  • 1-Bunch Celery Stalks
  • 2-3 Yellow Onions, halved
  • Coarse Sea Salt
  • Freshly Ground Pepper
  • Stuffing
  • String
  • Turkey Injector
  • Non-stick Cooking Spray
  • Aluminum Foil
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 500° - 550° F (I set mine at 500° and my convection oven reduces the temperature)
  2. Clean the Turkey very well, and pat dry
  3. Turn Turkey Wings to the back
  4. Gently run your fingers between the skin and the meat to separate the skin from the breast, while leaving the skin .
  5. Place whole sage leaves between the skin and the breast meat.
  6. Salt and Pepper both sides of the Turkey
  7. Melt the stick of Butter with some Sage Leaves.
  8. Spray Roasting Pan with Cooking Spray.
  9. Fill the bottom of the roasting pan with whole Celery Stalks and Halved Onions (this will keep the Turkey from sitting on the bottom of the pan)
  10. Inject the Turkey with the Sage Butter (reserve some butter) (if you don't have an injector, use a baster to get the butter under the skin)
  11. Place Turkey in the roasting pan
  12. Use Celery Stalks cut in half and line the cavity of the Turkey
  13. Fill the remainder of the cavity with Stuffing (if you're not using stuffing, fill with cavity with celery and onion)
  14. Turkey Legs with String
  15. Pour reserved butter over the Turkey
  16. Cover the Turkey with Aluminum Foil (I use two long pieces of foil. Fold the foil at the long edge to join the foil together. Place it over the turkey with generous space above the turkey, so the foil does not sit against it. Be sure the foil is crimped to the pan.)
  17. Bake for 2-Hours (if you have a really large turkey, you may want to give it 2-1/2 hours)
  18. Check color of turkey skin, if you want it a little darker, open the foil and give it a few minutes longer.
  19. Remove Turkey from roasting pan, and let stand for 20-30 minutes before carving.
  20. Remove onions and celery from pan and make your gravy!
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Well, there you have it, Thanksgiving Turkey in 2-Hours! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. Count your blessings, give thanks, and enjoy!

Will you be cooking your turkey in 2-hours?

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Bathroom Bliss – A Few Cleaning Tips

Bathroom Bliss? This looks more like a Disaster!

This is our newly remodeled upstairs bathroom. The Christmas flood was good for something at least. Obviously it is not finished just yet since it has no mirror, but that will come later. We love our new bathroom, and to help keep it sparkling clean and in tip-top shape, we have a few easy cleaning tips and tricks.

Cleaning Tips

First off, the Products~

Toilet Bowl Cleaner, Scrubbing Bubbles, Chlorox Wipes, Glass Cleaner, Paper Towels, Sponges, Scrub Brush, Latex Gloves, and Plastic Bags.

Then, the Organization~

As you can see, all of the supplies for cleaning fit into our handy plastic tub, except for the paper towels and the plastic bags (the plastic bags are tucked inside the paper towel roll).

Everything tucks into the vanity cabinet (under the sink) for convenient storage. This way everything is handy-dandy when you need a more thorough cleaning. We keep a supply box like this in every bathroom. You can see our Non-Adhesive Contact Paper lining the shelf.

Tip Time~

Now, obviously, we all know what to do with the toilet bowl cleaner, but I keep a small toilet brush tucked back behind the toilet so we can swish and swipe every morning…very quick, very easy. This way we don’t have any really hard scrubbing clean-up when we do our weekly cleaning.

We line the trash can with a plastic bag…recycling, yes! This also helps keep the trash can clean.

Whenever we use the sink, we dry and polish it up with the towel. And every night before bed, we use the glass cleaner and a paper towel to shine up the sink, faucet, and counter top…easy-peasy.

Here’s the shower / tub… oh, how we L.O.V.E. our new shower! Notice the purple arrow pointing to the squeegy? This makes shower clean up so much easier. When we are finished showering, we simply use the squeegy to wipe down the shower doors, and shower walls. We use a towel to shine up all of the chrome fixtures, and our shower always looks gorgeous.

These are just a few simple tips that really do not add a lot of time to your daily routine, but save a lot when it comes to cleaning your bathroom!

I hope you found these tips useful. Do you have any cleaning tips? I would love to here about them in the comments!

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