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Before the triplets were born I got to talk to my youngest sister on the phone a lot more often than I do now. One day, our conversation started off as it always did, with the exchange of a “what are you doing?” I told her I was washing the walls, as was often the case. “You’re always washing walls,” she exclaimed. I miss our talks and I miss washing walls! Okay, it’s not exactly washing the walls that I miss. I miss that feeling of peace that comes with putting the final touches on something. With five kids, it’s understandable that some days I feel like I never stop cleaning. I could be at peace with that too, but I never get around to putting on those final touches. So it looks unfinished. That gives me such anxiety on those days when I work so hard to
get ahead keep up! Those days, I always end of feeling like I wasted my day. I used to always find my moment of peace at the end of the day, when the older kids were asleep. I sat on the couch with a cup of cocoa, tea, or coffee, and enjoyed the scent and comfort of a clean home. It felt like closure. It was peaceful, rewarding, and absent of distractions. When I sit at night only to look at cobwebs, dust covered furniture, and surfaces with smears everywhere, all I can think about is how that’s one more thing I need to do, tomorrow. In the last couple of months, I’ve made some amazing changes to the way I approach each day. I’m going for that fabulous #InstaClean look! It’s much like it was when before I had children, with weekly list “Saturday Chores” and a special inventory of Pledge® Multisurface Rainshower with Glade® Fragrances and Windex® Crystal Rain. I’m talking about back when TVs were encased in real wood and entertainment centers were places to go, not things to have. I love so many of our modern conveniences today, but sometimes I like to get back to basics where I can also find #SimpleSolutions!
Throw away that old school duster!
Pledge® does a lot more than just clean wood. Did you know that the multi surface cleaner works on granite, metal, wood, glass, and electronics? I am not kidding and it gets everything #InstaClean!
The furniture spray even works on leather!
In just ten minutes…
I cleaned the TV plus the stand, organ, big leather chair, wooden electric heater, metal kitchen garbage can, and some mirrors I’ll be doing a DIY craft project with! Getting back to the basics with general cleaning and ending with a 10 minute speed
clean make-everything-that-is-dull-shine job, my nights are much more calm. Using this as my daily approach has really cut down the time I’ve spend cleaning. I try very hard now to avoid any “all day cleaning.” Of course I love a clean home, but there are so many other things I’d like to do with my time!
There’s a lot we can do in ten minutes. I got so much done in yesterday’s 10 minute final touches, I had time to do this instead, today! Yep. I made all four candles bling in just ten minutes flat for another awesome #collectivebias project!
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Some days I’m cleaning all day, but when I don’t have that time, a I use my secret weapon: 10 Minute Speed Cleaning Makeover! Blast that music. Get moving. Here’s my easy list plus show & tell! #InstaClean #ad #CollectiveBias #Clean #goodmorning #morning #daytime #sunrise #morn #awake #wakeup #wake #ready #breakfast #tired #sluggish #bed #snooze #instagood #earlybird #sky #photooftheday #gettingready #goingout #sunshine #instamorning #work #early #fresh #refreshed
By: Alicia Gonzalez