A Spring Cleaning Giveaway for Your Home Sweet Home ~CAN 05/31

| April 29, 2015 | 88 Comments

Hooray! Spring has finally arrived! Now that we are leaving winter behind, we have beautiful days to look forward to with more time to take in the outdoors.

Since spring is in full swing, it is also time to start tackling some spring cleaning chores around the house. Here are some helpful hints to get through everything that needs to be done in your home!

Tip #1: Call in for extra troops
Fighting off greasy stains, tough mildew, and stubborn odours will require an additional set of hands – so make this a family affair and grab as many troops as you can! When it comes down to it, you’re not the only one living under the roof.

Tip #2: Map it out
Organize, organize, organize! Work from the top down, inside to outside, and keep an agenda to prioritize. Allocating rooms to each person (or doing it one at a time by yourself) will also avoid unfinished tasks. Setting this up at the beginning will make the process so much quicker and more efficient.

Tip #3: Take your time
Remember that while adrenaline may be rushing to get your house looking spotless, it’s wise to spread out a large project like this between a few days. The season is here to stay so no need to panic! The last thing you want is an injury to welcome you into spring.

Tip #4: Have fun

Turn on the radio, lay out a few snacks and don’t take it too seriously! Celebrate the season of greener grasses and sunny weathers (without the sweat and sunburns).

Your family’s living space deserves only the best – after all, where else can you unwind and call it your very own home sweet home?

Disclaimer: This post and giveaway are sponsored by Church and Dwight.

Spring Cleaning Giveaway

 

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Now that you are ready to begin spring cleaning your home, we thought that we would have a giveaway full of fantastic products to help make this task easier to accomplish!
• OxiClean™ Laundry Detergent Fresh Scent, 24 paks
• OxiClean™ Coldwater Laundry Detergent Fresh Scent, 24 paks
• OxiClean™ Dishwasher Detergent Extreme Power Crystals™, Fresh Scent
• OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover
• Arm & Hammer™ plus OxiClean™ Carpet Odour Eliminator, Meadow Fresh
• Arm & Hammer™ Clump and Seal Multi-Cat Litter Coupon
• Scrub Free™ Bleach Mildew

The value of this Spring Cleaning Prize Pack is $70! This giveaway is open to Canadian residents and will end at 11:59 EDT on May 31, 2015.

Good luck to all that enter, and happy spring cleaning!

Rules: Open to Canadian residents 18 +. You have 48 hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question in order to win the prize mentioned above. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.

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My name is Lian Wright. Born in Toronto, I came to Ottawa as a student to study Political Science at Carleton University, and came away with an Honours Degree, and decided to stay. I'm a huge sports fan, have a love of reading, and like experiencing new things whenever I can. I am now a mother of three children (11, 1 and 7 months old) and am kept constantly on my toes. My blog, Pieces of Me, is my way of sharing what I have enjoyed and encountered in my life so far as a mother. So far, being a mom has had it's expected ups and downs, but that's what makes being a parent so fulfilling for me. I've loved and learned from what's happened so far, and I can't wait to see what's in store for me next. I hope you enjoy the journey with me!

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  1. always clean one room at a time

  2. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    Clean with the whole family and put on some tunes!!!

  3. Florence C says:

    I do my cleaning one room at a time. Great time to open windows and air mattress out.

  4. naiddia p says:

    My tip is to use vinegar to clean the windows.

  5. Judy Cowan says:

    Equal parts vinegar and blue Dawn sprayed on shower/bath to remove soap scum.

  6. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    start your spring cleaning by cleaning your windows first, it’s amazing how when they sparkle everything else falls easily into place 🙂

  7. l p says:

    we make a chart of what needs doing and cross them off the list as they are done. thanks

  8. andrea amy says:

    One room at a time and use boxes: one for garbage, one for keep, one for donate, and one for sell.

  9. Amy C says:

    My tip is to clean one room at a time.

  10. Doreen Lamoureux says:

    I like to focus on one room at a time.

  11. Joy says:

    i like to make a list, and work through it – i feel like i have accomplished something when i tick off an item on my list – i also really like Magic Erasers and Scrubbing Bubbles – i think they work really well!

  12. Lori Jackson says:

    I use a spray bottle with water, vinegar and a dash of soap for the walls and where ever else needs a good cleaning

  13. KD says:

    Tidy before you try to spring clean, or it will feel like a losing battle!

  14. Tiana says:

    Vinegar solution!

  15. kathy downey says:

    Hi,this is an awesome package and would be great for when we start cleaning the basement area.I am excited to try this brand.

  16. Tracy D says:

    Always start with the closets first…and wine!

  17. Cheryl says:

    I make lists to make sure I know what has to be done, then I do little by little so I don’t overwhelm myself

  18. Maegan Morin says:

    Baking soda and vinegar will clean any grease mess ever.

  19. maria says:

    Dust, it’s more visible in sunlight!

  20. Doris H says:

    My tip is to focus on one room at a time.

  21. Julie G. says:

    Give your closet an overhaul and donate gently used items that you no longer wear.

  22. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    I like to wash my windows with water and vinegar to make them shine.

  23. Jen F says:

    Three separate piles… keep, sell and trash. Be ruthless. The keep pile is not allowed to be the largest.

  24. Tricia Hope says:

    After srubbing the dust and grease off of you kitcen cabinets,line them with wax paper.It is the perfect width and you just ned to change out the paper annually

  25. Karla Sceviour says:

    I make a list of thins to do,and mark it off as it gets completed.

  26. Jodi Mitrovic says:

    I always start with one room at a time. I like to involve the family and make it fun with games and music.I use vinegar for a streak free shine on the windows and add a few drops of Dawn when washing my floors! Happy cleaning friends!

  27. Sharron Johnston says:

    I agree with everyone else, take it one room slow and steady.

  28. Wanda Tracey says:

    My tip is too not feel rushed.I take my time and enjoy doing at least one job a day so that I don’t feel over- whelmed.

  29. Jonnie says:

    My tip is to start at the top of each room and work your way down

  30. Elaine G says:

    My tip is to open all the windows to let the fresh breeze in and clean one room at a time thoroughly.

  31. Brenda Penton says:

    My tip is to make a list before starting and check it off as you go

  32. jan says:

    organize what it is you are going to do that day and don’t get sidetracked

  33. Jennifer L. says:

    I tackle one room at a time. That way I don’t feel overwhelmed.

  34. Belinda McNabb says:

    when washing the windows wipe with newspaper instead of papertowels or a cloth. you avoid streaking

  35. Fan R says:

    Get good quality brushes for cleaning, makes your life easier and helps your hands.

  36. amber y says:

    My tip is to turn up the music and to open the windows and let in the fresh air while you clean.

  37. Victoria Ess says:

    Get the whole family involved.

  38. Valerie Mallette says:

    Use vinegar to clean windows and newspaper to remove streaks.

  39. Sarah Stickney says:

    start at one end of the house and move to the other

  40. Lynda Cook says:

    I do one room at a time and you got to have the music going, makes cleaning go by a lot faster

  41. Emily C says:

    Use baking soda and vinegar to clean drains.

  42. Shelley N says:

    Many hands help reduce the burden of spring cleaning. Let all of the family help.

  43. Andrew P says:

    Focus on one room at a time, listen to music to help pass the time

  44. JaimeeM says:

    use vinegar to clean the windows.

  45. Heidi c. says:

    Make a list of all the jobs that need to be done, assign them and cross them off as they are completed.

  46. Juliee Fitze says:

    I go threw my closets and if it hasn’t been worn or used in a year I donate it or reuse it for something else.

  47. nicolthepickle (Nicole Graham) says:

    Start small, one room at a time.

  48. Tina L. says:

    Clean one area/room at a time.

  49. Sunshine G says:

    Put the radio on and try to get into the cleaning zone.

  50. Bo Simms says:

    My spring cleaning tip is if it’s something I don’t need or used in a year, to donate it to a charity.

  51. Sara says:

    To ensure a successful Spring cleaning session, make sure that your children are not in the house 🙂

  52. ivy pluchinsky says:

    clean one room at a time

  53. Karin Dollery says:

    I don’t like all the chemicals in cleaners these days and all the ones that don’t have them are so very costly they are not in my budget, so my tip is plain old vinegar and water in a spray bottle. It works well on most everything.

  54. Darwin says:

    My tip is to focus on one room at a time and spread out the cleaning over days. don’t do it all in one or 2 days

  55. Brenda Lacourciere says:

    I do my windows with hot water and a squeegee and a little dish soap. Just for outside but its amazing.

  56. Patrick Siu says:

    use newspaper to clean the windows

  57. Silvia D says:

    i do not like cleaning all our blinds so I soak the blinds in the bathtub with water and vinegar(or water and bleach), they look as good as new when I take them out.

  58. Debbie says:

    Stick to natural products – vinegar and water!

  59. Tammy Dalley says:

    I always clean windows with vinegar!! Works great

  60. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I use vinegar, dish soap, warm water for a lot of my cleaning and to clean drains I use baking soda, vinegar and hot water. All natural products that everyone has in the home I should think 🙂

  61. Julie Bolduc says:

    I always open my windows and turn the music up

  62. holly o'gorman says:

    A good microfiber cloth can go a long way, I use just water with it a lot of the time.

  63. Maria says:

    My tip is to use vinegar to clean the tiles

  64. Nicole Jubleew says:

    Always clean from the top down so that you don’t end up re-cleaning surfaces.

  65. David says:

    Vinegar solution

  66. lori b says:

    i would prefer someone else doing it, however, I start with one room and go through it.

  67. Melinda says:

    I spring clean one room at a time.

  68. Lee-Ann says:

    Don’t try to do it all in one day. Break it up into manageable blocks.

  69. Alan Huang says:

    baking soda is such a great tool for oily surfaces

  70. Viv Sluys says:

    My tip is to block off a couple of days in a row and power through the entire house in those days.

  71. maria says:

    Dust is more visible in sunlight, so tackle it then!

  72. melissa m says:

    I like to use vinegar to clean the windows. I try to vacuum once a week at least!

  73. Starla B says:

    What an absolute awesome variety of products. I love to use laundry detergent and a bit of vinegar to clean my white carpet! It makes such a huge difference!

  74. DarW says:

    my tip is too finish one task before moving on to the next, if you house is anything like mine it’s easy to be distracting while putting something away from one room to the next, as there’s always more to do!! Next thing I know i’m sitting in front of closet I went to put linens in when I’m supposed to be dusting the laundry room! lol thanks!

  75. Michelle james says:

    Do one room at a time

  76. Katie says:

    Send the hubby and kids out for the day 🙂

  77. lori b says:

    i like to begin in one room, with my music and purge along the way

  78. Piroska says:

    My tip: tackle one thing at a time.

  79. sarah sar says:

    My tip is to start cleaning one room and finish it before moving on to the next one. Start cleaning from the top and work your way down to the bottom

  80. Cathy Oppedisano says:

    my spring cleaning tip is baking soda because it does not have any strong smell the way vinegar does or harsh cleansers and leaves whatever you’re cleaning very clean after you’ve rinsed all the baking soda away.

  81. Kelly E says:

    Have fun is my favourite

  82. angela m says:

    My tip is to clean one room at a time

  83. Dawn Walsh says:

    i dont have a tip well i use vinger and newspaper to clean my windows if that is a tip so it is

  84. I like to start getting ready for spring cleaning shortly after spring ends. Then I have a headstart on the next year.

    Besos, Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

  85. SueSueper says:

    Open up the windows, let the fresh air in. It keeps me motivated.

  86. Erika E says:

    Always make a list and go room by room. Finishing one room can give a person a sense of accomplishment, which makes it easier to keep cleaning!

  87. QZ says:

    How to clean the inside of your microwave:

    Fill a bowl full of water and a small amount of vinegar. Add a few drops of essential oil – I like lavender. Microwave for a few minutes on high. Leave in the microwave to let the steam loosen any grease or cooked-on food. Wipe down with a clean cloth. Use the rest of the solution to clean any other surfaces.

  88. beth says:

    I clean my windows and mirrors with just water, chemicals are not needed

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