Clean Your Carpets With These 4 Simple & Safe Ingredients

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*This post includes my affiliate links, support SWMM!! Thank you :)  Clean Your Carpets With These 4 Simple & Safe Ingredients I am sure you have seen it before, where people clean their whole house with simple ingredients that they find in their kitchens. I found it so intriguing that I wanted to try to clean the carpets in my home, using some ingredients that I had in my kitchen. Hubby took the two oldest kids to see Sponge Out of Water , so I got to work quickly! The ingredients I used were: 1/2 bottle of Distilled White Vinegar 1/2 HOT Water 10 drops of Lemon Essential Oil 4 Drops of Lemon Juice (That was my thing I added, just to smell more lemon-y) I used this mixture in my Hoover Carpet Cleaner. It says not to use anything other than their carpet cleaner, but I used this. No chemicals, no lather/foaming, etc. That was my choice, you don't have to do it. Anyways, I went over the same areas of my carpet about 3 times each, to ensure they got … [Read more...]

Scrubbing Bubbles® Helps Keep My Bathroom Spotless And Clean! #BehindClosedDoors

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*I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Scrubbing Bubbles®. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for participating   What goes on behind closed doors, does not necessarily mean I cannot share it with you all, too. Bathrooms are meant to be private and provide you with a sanitary place to dispose of your wastes, right? It is also a place to wash your hands and clean yourself. So why on earth would you want your bathroom to be anything but, spotless and clean? Nope, I am certainly not perfect and my bathrooms are at times, horrendous! But, I do try to keep it sanitary. Meaning the toilet, sinks and bathtub/shower. Of course I have stuff like dirty clothes and toys on the bathroom floors, but as long as the places we use to clean ourselves (and relieve ourselves) are clean, I am good. Right? Scrubbing Bubbles® has been a big part of our family, for some time now. I use it all over my bathrooms and … [Read more...]

Bissell Steam&Sweep Hard Floor Cleaner Review

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Half of my home is wooden flooring and the other half is, of course, light-colored carpeting. So, keeping my floors super clean, with two little MESSY children, can prove to be a huge chore. Usually I am down on my hands and knees cleaning the wooden floors because I am so particular on how I want them cleaned and any missed spots drive me INSANE.. When I heard about the Bissell Steam&Sweep Hard Floor Cleaner, I just had to give it a whirl. No more ruining my knees on that hard wood floor! Ugh. That really can start to hurt! I received the Steam&Sweep and was pretty happy to try it right away. It comes with some assembly required, but super easy to put together. All you need is a Philips screwdriver. In about 5 minutes is was ready for use. Next, you simply take the water canister off of the machine and add filtered water to it. Screw on the cap and push it back onto the steam mop. Next you push the on button and wait until the light on the handle turns on. When it … [Read more...]

Keeping Things Clean with Green Works Cleaning Products (Review)

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I love a clean home, oh my do I ever! I swear I am constantly cleaning it in hopes that it will stay that way. Unfortunately it does not for long, hence why I am ALWAYS cleaning, sigh! I keep things super clean with Green Works Cleaning products. I love these products. Before this review, I had already had a slew of their products in my home, so I know how they clean and I know that they work. I received some great Green Works products to help me clean my home and my laundry! I received: Green Works® Naturally Derived Cleaning Wipes, Green Works® Naturally Derived All-Purpose Cleaner, Green Works® Laundry Detergent and Green Works® Naturally Derived Bathroom Cleaner.   The Green Works Naturally Derived Cleaning Wipes have been used pretty much on every object I own. I used it on the remote control for the t.v., to wipe down counters, clean up spots on my bathroom floor, cleaned door handles and phones and more! A very nice, clean scent and cleans everything I use … [Read more...]

Transition Into Spring With These New Must-Haves!

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CONTEST OVER! CONGRATS TO Lindsay S #95!! Since Spring is here, for some of us (I say that because it is cold and POURING rain where I live, SIGH), it is time to update our skin care, don't you think? I have a few products that I recently got to review, below, and they are definitely a must-have for this Spring! What I received was the new Spongeables, Vegan Line of Nail Polishes from Nubar and some really great Body Lotion from Nubar. The Spongeables are very neat!! They are neat because they have shower gel already in them! All you need to do is get them wet in your bath or shower and rub them onto your moist skin. It immediately soaps up and smells soo nice!  I received the Lavender Nector with a Buffer and the Applause Hand Buffer. Oh they both smell so nice and leave my skin feeling so smooth, soft and yummy scented. And they are good for 20+ showers/baths!! About Spongeables (taken from their site): What makes Spongeables® Special? An infusion of skin … [Read more...]

Start Your Spring Cleaning In the Kitchen With Palmolive!

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Spring is here and many of us are starting our dreaded spring cleaning. I know everyday I try to do a little more cleaning. Like today, I mopped my kitchen floor, dusted the shelves in our home and cleaned out the fridge. Now, you may think that you keep yourself a clean kitchen, but studies do show that even the most careful of cooks need to be cognizant of bacteria in this area of the home. E.coli, Salmonella and Staph can contaminate everything from cutting boards to sink drains.  And that basic dish liquid you keep by the sink can’t help you clean the germs and bacteria that contaminate our counters, stovetops and sinks. Eww!! Ultra Palmolive Antibacterial Dish Soap is the only dish liquid approved to kill 99.9% of E.coli, Salmonella and Staph on dishes and non-porous surfaces in 30 seconds. It does that AND cuts through grease and breaks down baked on oils and fats with ease. For Product Ingredients Please Click Here! I have used Palmolive before, I mean I am … [Read more...]