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Monday, August 15, 2016

Clean Kitchen In Under 15 Minutes

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I would love to tell you that our kitchen is always perfectly clean but that would be a giant lie.  The dishes that pile in the sink on a weekly basis can be pretty impressive at times and the crumbs that find themselves all over our counter tops could probably feed a pack of mice for days.  Gross but reality.  So, the question is - How Do We Change This?

Clean Kitchen In Under 15 Minutes

Like most moms I am busy, working a full time job out of the home, running to and from after school activities, being a mom, being a wife and then working my second job as a blogger I suck up literally every moment in the day.  But, like you, I can find an extra 15 minutes by either multitasking or sacrificing some sleep in order to feel better about our kitchen.  

To find my motivation and inspiration to a cleaner kitchen I decided to run to Target and get some new Scotch-Brite™ Brand sponges, my favorite brand of sponge. Beginning 8/14/2016 you need to take advantage of the great deal at Target - Spend $50 on Household Essentials at Target, get a $15 Target Gift Card - don't mind if I do!! This offer does end on 8/20/2016 so make sure you make your Target run soon!

Honestly, with out the motivation, plan and great tools (Scotch-Brite Sponges) a clean happy kitchen will not be achieved.  

My shopping trip had me walking into our kitchen with 4 new sponges!  Not sure why I am so excited about new sponges but I am!!  Here's the deal Scotch-Brite™ knows that our cleaning surfaces and situations vary.  So for every situation you have a sponge option.  Finding the right tools for every surface is important to Scotch-Brite™, let's not ruin our pots and pans folks!

The green Scotch-Brite® Heavy Duty Scrub Sponge is a sponge that was built to work hard. It cleans tough messes 50% faster and removes tough, baked-on messes on your pots and pans, and grill and oven racks 50% faster than any other competitive sponges. This sponge is great for Jeremy, after a great meal he usually attacks those baked on messes with these green sponges.    

The blue Scotch-Brite® Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge is perfect for my daily cleaning routines. This sponge safely cleans our counter tops, stove top and even the kitchen table. I feel safe using this sponge anywhere in the kitchen because it will not scratch where I use it.

Lets get cleaning!!  

To have a clean kitchen I have started taking 15 minutes a day to do some simple yet surprisingly helpful chores that result in a huge difference in our kitchen.  

Clean Kitchen Tips:

  • Toss all trash from counter tops and kitchen table into trash can.
  • Attack the pile of dishes using the Scotch-Brite™ sponges to quickly spot clean the pots and pans.
  • Load the dishwasher.
  • Spray counter tops, stove and sink with cleanser.  Using the blue sponge wipe down the surfaces and push the crumbs on the floor.
  • Sweep the floor.
  • Wipe down the refrigerator handle, light switches and cabinet handles.
  • Take trash out.
  • REST!!  HA!

Seems like a lot but once you find your groove that 15 minutes works and you will end up with a much cleaner space.  

As the kids get older we are trying to come up with chores that are age appropriate for both Jude and Teagan.  Helping with the kitchen clean up and dishes has been added to their list.  Just like I am motivated my new cleaning tools so are they!  I picked up the Scotch-Brite® Heavy Duty Soap Dispensing Dishwand and Scotch-Brite® Non-Scratch Soap Dispensing Dishwand that allows them to help rinse their plates when they are done with their meals.  Just like Maria Montessori teaches, we are letting them learn through hands on training with our assistance.  I love this part of parenting - allowing the kids to clean up and learn at the same time with with a little parental supervision of course! Building good minds and character!

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Want to find more great cleaning inspiration? Check out these great ideas here.

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  1. I love using Scotch-Brite scrubs to clean my kitchen and bathrooms I find that it makes cleaning easier and it allows you to get to areas that are hard to reach.

  2. I think I spend a lot of time procrastinating about cleaning the kitchen. It always seems like such a big job. Just taking 15 minutes sounds doable, so I should just jump in, huh?!?

  3. I hate having to clean my kitchen but I do love any tips that help make it happen faster so I am not spending so much time doing it!

  4. I spent an unusually high amount of time cleaning my kitchen yesterday. I need to do a little bit EACH day and try some of your tips above. I'll be sure to use Cartwheel before I shop for these sponges! #client

  5. It's so cute that the kids are on it too ;) For myself, I often tend to make the kitchen sink pile up so I really need to polish my organizing and prioritization skills! Thanks for these tips :D


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