I have always enjoyed the household products with attractive packaging and nice scents, from Mrs. Meyers Clean Day. And cleaning and home expert Thelma Meyer has recently written a book as well. I reviewed (Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Home: No-Nonsense Advice That Will Inspire You to Clean Like the Dickens) on the Advice Sisters Blog a few months ago, so check out the review!
Just in time for July 4th events, weekend guests and parties, here are some top entertaining tips:
To Keep Your Floor Free of Scuff Marks: With all those feet in and out, your sure to be left with some scuff marks. A quick spot is easy enough to remove—rub the mark with a little paste floor wax and steel wool, let dry, then buff. Gone in a flash.
Getting colored wine, juice and sangria out of furniture: After a few cocktails, there’s always the chance for a spill! Dilute a teaspoon of mild detergent in a cup of lukewarm water and blot. Then mix up one part white vinegar with two parts water, and blot, then sponge off.
Cleaning Outdoor Cushions: A winter in storage can leave your cushions a little dusty. Just use a scrub brush and some mild soap, let the cushions dry thoroughly so mold doesn’t’ form.
Getting Outdoor Furniture Ready For Summer: Plastic isn’t always the most durable option so its good to give it a little extra protection. Wipe car wax on plastic to prevent stains. For regular cleaning, apply a solution of water and dishwashing liquid with a soft-bristle brush.
TIP: Mrs. Meyers products come in seven different scent collections: sweet pea, lemon verbena, lavender, basil, geranium, baby blossom (and also scent free). I like them all, but my favorite is the Lemon Verbena. The tangy, fresh, lemony scent elevates your mood. My favorite product? The Room Freshener $4.99 8 oz. A spritz from the plastic pump bottle not only masks scents you don’t want (e.g. the cat box) but also adds instant atmosphere! Naturally occurring essential oils in Mrs. Meyer’s products make them extra special. I also like the Lemon Verbena Kitchen Basics Gift Set. For just $9.99 who get three favorite household cleaners: Lemon Verbena Dish Soap, 16 oz; Lemon Verbena Countertop Spray, 16 oz; and Lemon Verbena Liquid Hand Soap, 12.5 oz. What a deal! And it makes a perfect thank-you gift for your weekend host or hostess, too.
You have got to visit the Mrs. Meyers web site: Visit. http://www.mrsmeyers.com/ There is an astounding variety of products to help tackle virtually every cleaning task you can imagine. Get the scents you love in everything from dish washing liquid, to dryer sheets. The products are biodegradable and phosphate-free, and never tested on animals. And of course, the spa-style scents, enhance even the dullest of chores.