Spring Cleaning – What’s on The Icky List?

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Spring Cleaning – What’s on The Icky List?

Have you got filthy, neglected nooks and crannies?

 


It’s time for Spring Cleaning! And today, I’m going share with you how to make that job easy-peasy. It’s simple.


Hire someone to do it for you! Hmm… don’t want to fork over the big bucks to have somebody come into your home and crawl up into all of your filthy, neglected nooks and crannies? Me either and thanks to The Libman Company you can get all the tools and supplies you need to make YOUR SPRING CLEANING JOB EASY.


And here’s a list of some of those aforementioned neglected nooks and crannies. Be sure to get these clean!

The Icky List for Spring Cleaning


  1. Garbage Disposal – Unplug before cleaning! Clean the inside and the rubber baffle.

  2. Toilet Brush Caddy

  3. Window Tracks and Sliding Door Tracks

  4. Vent Covers, Registers, and Grilles – Don’t forget the fan vents for your bathrooms.

  5. Shower Head

  6. Dryer Ducting

  7. Fan Blades


I’m spilling my secrets on a great way to clean behind hutches, buffets, or bookcases–use a dry Wonder® Mop or Microfiber Wet & Dry Mop. The long handle and Microfiber GRIPSTRIPS help you reach behind and capture all the dust, spiderwebs, or whatever else is lurking in the dark. In our case, it’s cat fur. Watch for our family horror story coming soon, Fur, It’s Everywhere!

 

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Guess what? A dry Wonder® Mop works great for snagging cobwebs from the ceiling too. It is also fantastic for cleaning your floors. The Microfiber GRIPSTRIPS lift up to 20% more dirt leaving your floors cleaner.  The power wringer removes more water allowing your floors to dry faster. And a super duper big BONUS–the removable head can be machine washed up to 50 times!!!


The Libman Company is a family-owned business makings quality and innovation a priority when it comes to cleaning tools! Find at a LOCAL RETAILER near you!

 


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Spring Cleaning Tips and Ideas + HM #177

It’s spring and it’s National Cleaning Week, so we have some fantastic spring cleaning tips and ideas to help you get your home looking its best. Plus link up at Home Matters with recipes, DIY, crafts, decor. #SpringCleaningTips #NationalCleaningWeek #HomeMattersParty

Spring Cleaning Tips and Ideas + HM #177

I love the feeling of a fresh clean house. It is more relaxing and enjoyable. Having a clean house makes me more productive and organized in every part of my life. And that means our family functions better. So, I like finding new and different spring cleaning tips and ideas.

The gals of Home Matters have put together a fabulous Spring Cleaning Tips and Ideas Roundup. We hope you will find some things that will work for you as you tackle this annual cleaning event. Enjoy!

 

Bullet Journal + Spring Cleaning from Megan @ Page Flutter

 

10 Spring Cleaning Tricks: Work Smarter Not Harder from Courtenay @ The Creek Line House

 

Make Your Furniture A Reflection Of You from Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

 

7 AMazing DIY Scents to Make Your Home Smell Like Spring from Silas & Grace @ Chasing Foxes

 

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Paint – The Ultimate In Refreshing Your Home For Spring

Paint – The Ultimate In Refreshing Your Home For Spring

Up the ante on your Spring Cleaning with a fresh coat of paint, an accent wall, or new front door color. Get a FREE Color Consultation and a FREE 8-ounce SAMPLE! Live colorfully and beyond wild imagination.

Update Your Home with Paint

It’s the Ultimate in Spring Cleaning

 

Luke and I have been talking about painting our home for quite a while, and finally, the time is here! We are super excited for the refreshing update to our living spaces. At the moment, we have white walls everywhere — except Rory’s room, where we did a complete makeover about a year and a half ago using Dunn-Edwards Paints, Break of Day for the walls with Whisper trim.

Professional Color Consultation

We knew we wanted to add some color. So, we scheduled an appointment with the  Dunn-Edwards Professional Color Advisor. Debbie was amazing! She sat down with us for a little over an hour talking with us, looking through the sample fabrics, photos, and flooring we’d brought along. We discussed the gloss levels for the paints and if any primer was needed.

Debbie also helped us with the various sundries we would need for the job — tape, rollers, brushes, pans, dropcloths, putty, putty knife, sandpaper, caulk and caulking gun, etc. Dunn-Edwards has everything you could possibly need for painting and/or staining! Don’t be intimidated,  Dunn-Edwards is not just for contractors — they are for the average Joe Home Owner too! They make painting easy.

Debbie was very knowledgeable and helpful, which was extremely helpful in navigating the 1,996 colors in Dunn-Edwards Perfect Palette® color system. Having a Color Advisor made the difficult color choosing process much easier. We went home with a couple of sample colors to test in our space. It is so important to see how the colors actually look in the lighting of your home.

Sampling and Ordering the Paints

The entire staff at Dunn-Edwards is friendly, professional, and extremely helpful. Tim, the assistant manager, got my samples ready for me. He even cut down a box to protect my truck — just in case.

Once we had painted our sample colors onto poster boards, we placed them on the walls and decided that to really make our fireplace pop, we wanted to try a little darker shade on the one wall. So, I went back and sat down for a few minutes with Debbie again. She helped me find just the right color. Bringing home another sample, I couldn’t wait to get it on poster board and see how it looked around the fireplace and our new mantel.

 

The Paint Calculator on the Dunn-Edwards website was easy to use and helped us figure out how much paint we needed for our project. Finally, we were ready to order our paint. I was off to the paint store. I gave Debbie my paint order and supplies list, and a few minutes later, I was walking out the door  — eager to start our project.

Prepping and Painting

With our paints and supplies taken care of, we began prepping the project. This 50-year-old house that spent about a third of its life as a rental property, needed a LOT of work. We patched and re-patched previous repairs; pulled the windows sills out and sanded them down to the bare wood, and more, but the hard work was going to be worth it in the end.

The Before Photos

As you can see, the walls, the cabinets, the doors, everything is WHITE! We were desperate to Live Colorfully. And, so, the project begins. The ultimate in refreshing our home for spring. Check out this video!

Dunn-Edwards Paints and supplies are excellent high-quality products. Everest Ultra Premium paint is a self-primer and has great one coat coverage. Our walls needed so much repair, that we chose to use the Multi-Surface Primer Ultra Grip; it is fantastic too.

Since April is Earth Month, I want to point out Dunn-Edwards mission to provide the best performing paint while being environmentally sound to protect the health and well-being of their customers. Their LEED Gold-certified paint manufacturing facility, eco-efficient products, ingredients, and labeling are all part of the green legacy that makes Dunn-Edwards a leader in their field.

Our Final Colors from the Perfect Palette® Color System

  • Graham Cracker – DE6144
  • High Noon – DEC743
  • Inside Passage – DEC764
  • Whisper Gray – DEC785
  • Whisper – DEW340

We chose the Velvet Gloss for these walls. It really adds a depth of color that is warm and welcoming. We will use a Semi-Gloss for the doors, trim, kitchen, and cabinets.

This is just the first post of our home makeover. So keep an eye out for updates coming soon.

 

 

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