Spring Cleaning with Febreze


How I spring clean with Febreze | The Champagne Supernova

Things
I like to put off more than cleaning:

1.       Literally everything on this planet.

When my girls were little, I hired a mother’s helper to help me get stuff done around the house. You can read the post here. Now that they’re older and we are more interested in saving money, we’ve scaled back on the Mother’s Helper and the cleaning is now left to me.

My
strategy: one big clean every quarter, followed by smaller follow-up cleans
each week.

What does this mean?

Big
clean = The entire house. Scrubbing floor boards, changing air filters, dusting
all the weird places, like on top of the fridge, organizing the pantry and
drawers, throwing away items we don’t use anymore, etc. I read somewhere there
were nearly 500 trillion odor molecules in each of our homes that we aren’t
even able to smell? GROSS. I feel like my home isn’t truly clean unless it’s
clean of odors, and cleaning the air is something I tend to forget when I’m
spring cleaning.

Follow-up cleans= The basics. Cleaning toilets, dusting, scrubbing the floors, vacuuming, polishing the furniture, and cleaning the bathrooms.

Spring Cleaning with Febreze | The Champagne Supernova

It’s
almost April, which means another quarter has passed (how is that possible?!)
and it’s time to do a “big clean” in honor of spring. I called it my “Spring
Cleaning Challenge.”

How
does this work?

I spent 7 days amping up and fine-tuning my spring cleaning routine, trying new products that make spring cleaning easier and more effective, and discovering new spring cleaning tricks and hacks. I also discovered products I can use EVERY day, including Febreze AIR and FABRIC.

Febreze AIR not only finds nasty odors and deactivates them, replacing them with a light and fresh smell. It is my “right hand man” odor eliminator for the air of any room in my home, and it’s safe for everyday use as the “icing on top” to my spring cleaning routine. Using it is easy-peasy, all you do is hold the bottle upright, press and hold the trigger, and spray in a sweeping motion for noticeable freshness.

Spring cleaning with Febreze | The Champagne Supernova

Febreze FABRIC gets rid of lingering odors on all the hard-to-clean fabrics like carpet, rugs, sofas, curtains, and upholstery. This is perfect for emergencies like when the family dog has an accident on the rug or when your child touches the drapes with sticky hands. I personally use this once a week, but wouldn’t blame you if you sprayed it all day, every day. To use, turn the Fabric Refresher nozzle on and spray in a sweeping motion to lightly mist your fabrics until they are damp. Let them dry, but avoid using them on Fabrics that water spot including leather, suede, and silk.

Products I use for spring cleaning | The Champagne Supernova

Other
items I love and recommend using for your Spring Cleaning adventure:

1.      Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Sheets: I use these on my white doors, white counters, baseboards, and even on the walls where there are stains. Unlike their sponge counterparts, these Magic Eraser Sheets are flexible and thin enough to help you tackle tough stains in hard to reach areas of the kitchen, bathroom, and beyond. They get soap scum stains in the bathroom and burned messes on the stovetop burner. What I LOVE most is that there are no harsh chemicals and they are easy to use- just wet the sheet, squeeze it, use it to clean, and throw it away.

2.      Mr. Clean Clean
Freak Deep Cleaning Mist: This is a full coverage mist that activates on
contact with any dirt to instantly dissolve even tough cleaning messes. I use
these on my kitchen countertops after cooking and on surfaces in the kids’
rooms after they are finished working on craft projects.

3.      Cascade Platinum
dishwasher detergent: These ActionPacs clean your dishes after just one wash,
with NO pre-wash needed. And not only did the Cascade Platinum give my dishes a
streak-free shine, but I didn’t have to pre-rinse anything before I ran the
dishwasher. Get this: it even got peanut butter off my plates without me having
to wash the plates first.

4.      Dawn dish soap:
This is my secret weapon. Smells like a dream and cuts the grease so I don’t
have to scrub harder. After all, it’s THREE times stronger than generic dish
soap.

You can find all these products at your local grocery store, retail store, home improvement store, and mass merchandise stores.

Spring cleaning with Febreze | The Champagne Supernova

Cheers to spring, cheers to a clean house, and cheers to Febreze for making our lives easier.

This post is sponsored by Febreze. All opinions are my own.

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    7 Comments on Spring Cleaning with Febreze

    1. Eric Sheffield
      April 2, 2019 at 1:14 pm (3 months ago)

      Wow! Great read! Super informative. Love it.

      Reply
    2. Irina Bond
      April 2, 2019 at 9:26 am (3 months ago)

      I like your cleaning strategy and how you break it into a big quarterly clean and then smaller weekly cleans! I also did the Febreze Spring Cleaning Challenge if you want to check it out!

      xo, Irina Bond | BondGirlGlam.com

      Reply
    3. Emily W
      April 2, 2019 at 8:42 am (3 months ago)

      Legit need to make a Target run for Febreze and Mr. Clean wipes. I can’t get the storage unit smell out of the house!!!

      Reply
    4. Nell
      April 2, 2019 at 8:27 am (3 months ago)

      Did they stop making the magic erasers in sponges? Are they now only in the wipes?

      Reply
      • jenniferdaku
        April 2, 2019 at 8:28 am (3 months ago)

        No- they still sell the sponges. The wipes are a new addition. Just used them this morning cleaning breakfast off the kitchen counter.

        Reply
    5. Jessica Lambert
      April 2, 2019 at 8:26 am (3 months ago)

      We have a six week old newborn daughter and Febreze AIR is a gamechanger in her nursery- keeps the diaper bin from stinking up the room (and me from having to toss the diapers in the outside garbage bin every few hours.)

      Reply
      • jenniferdaku
        April 2, 2019 at 8:29 am (3 months ago)

        I know- learned the hard way that the Diaper Genie isn’t very good at keeping the stank away.

        Reply

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