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Spring is in the air. Can you feel it? I can even smell it! It’s a smell of rain, flowers, and fresh cut grass. It’s amazing. Flowers are blooming, the grass is starting to turn green, and my kitchen appliances are aching for some loving. Major loving!
The spring is the perfect time to clean your kitchen appliances. My kitchen appliances don’t always get the love they deserve especially in the winter. I regularly do quick whip downs of all of them but things like cleaning inside the fridge or on top of it gets set aside for a better day.
Well, today is that day. I am all set to clean my fridge inside and out, clean out my nasty microwave, and get down to business on burnt on who knows what on my stovetop. My cleaning supplies are gathered and I am full stocked up on paper goods like Viva®, Scott® and Cottonelle® products.
Walmart is the perfect place to go for these items. There’s pretty much a Walmart on every corner and with their easy signage it couldn’t be easier to grab all your cleaning supply needs there.
This won’t be an easy peasy job for these products either. They are going to get a workout! I’m embarrassed to show you all the cleaning that needs to be done but here it goes.
Always help children put items back into the fridge. At bare minimum check behind and underneath things for dried spills and clean ASAP.
Apparently, people in my house don’t know how to put things in the fridge without spilling them. My kids love to put half spilling cups of milk in the fridge and then just let it dribble everywhere. They do this without telling me of the mess, it dries, and then something else ends up hiding the spot so I don’t notice it. Or it’s way in the back or way up top. I need a fridge alarm!
Don’t let your cats jump on top of the fridge. If you do let them, regularly clean the top of it so dust, cat hair, and litter don’t accumulate.
Then there’s the nice dusty, cat hair filled top of the fridge. My cats love to jump on the fridge and then onto the top of the cabinets. It’s one of their favorite hangouts that I should ban. I am WAY too short to see the top of the fridge so it didn’t even dawn on me to clean up there. My husband the 6’3″ giant should have told me!
With my handy Kimberly-Clark products, I was able to clean all that mess with just two full sized sheets of Viva®Vantage® and Viva®Towels, one of each. Amazing, right!? Viva Vantage paper towels have a scrubby groove like texture to get those messes off with ease. With some spray cleaner, these paper towels, and some elbow grease the disaster that was my fridge was no match. They would be perfect for cleaning any grimy surface!
I especially loved just how strong Viva®Towels are. I was able to rinse these off and keep on chugging along without them taking too much damage. Which is kind of surprising with how soft they are (almost like a soft baby washcloth). I could easily use these to clean my kid’s faces without them gripping that it’s too rough.
The fridge looked SO much better afterward. I now can go grocery shopping and put everything up in my nice clean fridge. I even cleaned the stainless steel outside. That and my dishwasher can’t escape little kid handprints and smudges.
AND the microwave couldn’t escape splatters nor can the stovetop escape boil overs. I told you my kitchen needed some major love. I didn’t lie, did I?
Make sure EVERYONE covers ALL items placed in the microwave. I don’t care if you think it’s something that won’t splatter, just do it for fun!
Not to worry though that’s all a thing of the past. Now that the kitchen is all spick and span we are getting on a deep cleaning kitchen schedule. No more of this nastiness is happening in the future! I hope it all stays just like this (at least for a little while).
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I especially love using lemon oil. It’s the only thing I’ve found that cleans off all the smudges and has it looking like new again. Not even supposed stainless steel cleaner matches up! Just spray on a paper towel or rag and follow the grain of the stainless steel when wiping. It will look brand new in the end!
For nasty burnt on stovetop spots, I use a stovetop cleaner with sprinkled on baking soda.
I let the stovetop cleaner and baking soda sit for a bit before wiping off. Then I rub in circular motions until it’s all gone. The baking soda gives it that extra scrubbing power to get ALL the gunk off!
Pretty cool I only used Viva paper towels to clean my kitchen appliances (plus cleaner). No other sponge or scrubber was needed! Not a lot was wasted either – I used only 4 full sized sheets for ALL of the appliances I mentioned today (that even includes the two sheets of paper towels I mentioned earlier!). Being able to rinse and reuse comes in handy!
Anway, all of this cleaning had me drinking water like there was no tomorrow. Needless to say, I’m so thankful to have also stocked up on Scott®1000 and Cottonelle® Clean Care bathroom tissue.
Scott 1000 and Cottonelle® Clean Care get the job done. Cottonelle® is the only brand that has a ripple texture that is designed to clean your bum better. They both give the performance you’re looking for!
It never hurts to have a ton of toilet paper and paper towels on hand and spring is the perfect time to stock up on both of them. Be ready for spring and summer social gatherings by giving your house that deep clean it deserves! AND don’t forget you can find great deals on all Viva, Cottonelle and Scott products at your local Walmart.
What’s your spring cleaning game plan this year?
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.