This article is sponsored by Clorox. Life lessons and opinions are mine…
I was hosting a neighborhood party that evening and had become just a little bit frantic with my to-do list.
Why does everything seem to take longer than expected?
My husband, Greg, said the same thing he usually says in situations like this… “How can I help?”
Thank goodness THIS is his reaction to my frantic over-scheduling!
“You are in charge of the cleaning and the kids!” was my reply.
“I got this.” was his answer.
All I knew was a few hours later the house was clean and the boys had plans.
Our family’s superhero…
The simple steps to becoming YOUR family’s superhero:
Step 1: A quick trip to Target to pick up some Clorox cleaning supplies. Greg’s list included:
- Clorox Clean-up
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes
Clorox Toilet Cleaning Gel
All these can be found on the cleaning supplies aisle. The Clorox 2 and Clorox Bleach are in the laundry section.
Step 2: Clean the house as needed for the incoming guests. Start at the front door and walk through just the guests will to make sure not to miss spots and trouble areas. Take a little extra time in the kitchen and guest bathroom. Greg’s list:
- Front door
- Entry hall
- Wipe off dining table
- Empty/fill dishwasher
- Wipe off kitchen counter tops
- Check living room for clutter
- Clean toilet and sink in guest bath. Replace hand towel.
Because our house is literally one large room that includes the entry, living, dining and kitchen one tip is to grab a laundry basket and place things inside that normally would “live” on the dining room table when guests are present like a laptop and stack of mail. This can be whisked up to a bedroom for safe-keeping and then returned when the crowd leaves.
Step 3: Occupy the kids (and dog) when company arrives. In this case, the 3 boys and my husband disappeared to the second floor and played video games after taking the dog for a walk.
Step 4: Make plans to see the Incredibles 2 with the whole family. I am thankful this is happening on June 15 so we can do it together!
Life is too short not to work together and have fun.
We really appreciate how Clorox makes that work so much easier. Check out Target’s cleaning aisle that is filled with helpful Clorox products and follow along on social media for other incredible superhero stories with the hashtag #CloroxIncrediblyClean.