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The Best Mop EVER
Last weekend, my husband and I were making the bed on Saturday morning and I was shocked at what I saw! The wood plantation shutters we have on our windows behind the headboard had grown fur on them 😳. Well, somehow Julie & Rick allowed the dust to get so bad on those shutters that it actually looked like fur. Bad Julie & Rick. Now you know why I’m posting my “Spring Cleaning Tips & Giveaway” today. I have some great cleaning tips, and a fabulous giveaway for you, so I hope you can hang out for a couple minutes and possibly win!
Before we get to the bedroom and the giveaway, we are starting in the kitchen with this new mop I purchased. This is not a sponsored post and I was not paid to tell you about this mop.
The truth is, mopping hurts. It literally hurts my arms and wrist and I avoid it like the plague. My husband usually ends up doing it thank goodness, but I really wish it was easier so I can get it out of the way during the week instead of waiting for Rick on the weekends.
So, I came across this cool red mop that caught my eye on Amazon. I have no idea how it even popped up because I have never searched mops. Maybe my computer was listening when I told Rick he needed to mop soon 🤔.
Either way, I was intrigued by the reviews and the self ringing step and spin mechanism it had. I mean, the hard part about mopping the floor to me is when you ring out the mop. I just don’t have the strength in my arms/wrist that I use too. This looked like a perfect solution.
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Well, I ordered it and it was delivered fast. I admit it sat in the box for a week before we tried it. I’m telling you, this thing is a life changer. I actually had fun mopping with it. That’s my foot up there stepping on the spinner and it is very satisfying. I have no idea why, but yes, satisfying.
It works perfectly just the way I envisioned and the mop comes out of the spinner fresh and damp ready to mop. I completely recommend this mop to everyone that mops. Including Rick, lol.
How I Clean Our Glass Pendants & My Favorite Glass Cleaner
Okay, next! Cleaning glass. Ugh…cleaning glass or mirrors has always been a challenge for me. I have tried everything from newspapers, to vinegar, to basic Windex. They all do an okay job, but one of my best friends from high school mentioned a glass cleaner she loves on Facebook. This girl is seriously brilliant, so I wrote down the name and ordered it.
Look at these glass pendants after I used it (and a few tricks you’ll find below) on them. Holy ice cubes, they look like they were just made by a professional glass blower.
Here’s what they looked like before with that darn fur that I keep finding around my house 😡.
How to clean glass pendants like a pro…
Turn off the light fixture and remove bulb carefully. If you can remove the glass pendant great, however I left mine up and just sat on our island to clean them.
Wet a clean cotton wash cloth with very very hot water and wipe all the grime off inside and outside the pendant as best as you can doing a couple rounds.
Wet a paper towel (preferably the kind you see in public bathrooms-see below) with plain white vinegar and clean the inside and outside again. Do not use regular paper towels because they will leave lint behind. It’s okay if you see streaks, we are going to get rid of those next.
Finish it all off with a few sprays of my favorite glass cleaner and the brown paper towels I swear by.
I was absolutely shocked at how cleaning the glass pendants made my kitchen look and feel so much cleaner. I stared at them all night and kept telling Rick to look at them 😂.
I also use this glass cleaner and the brown paper towels on all of our mirrors, and my glass coffee table. Nothing beats it.
Bedroom Cleaning Tips & Giveaway
Okay, here we are finally at the bedroom cleaning tip & the giveaway. There is nothing better than fresh clean crisp sheets on your bed, am I right? I’ve even noticed how I sleep better with clean sheets 😴. Kind of like when you wash your car and it seems to run smoother. Okay, maybe not the same, but you know what I mean 😆.
So, last weekend, after Rick and I slid our bed out from the window and cleaned the fur, I mean dust off of our bedroom plantation shutters with microfiber cloths and our vacuum, we decided to wash all of the bed linens since all that horrible dust falls down. I kept imagining little dust mites in our bed and I just couldn’t get it out of my head. Unfortunately, during this process I realized how badly we need new sheets because the 3 sets we have are really worn out. Fortunately, I was able to find affordable sheets on-line.
What’s REALLY cool, is that I was able to connect with the sheet company and they offered not only a 10% coupon for my readers, but a free sheet set giveaway, too (see below). If you need sheets like us, this is where I am getting ours, and here’s coupon code for you to use if you decide to get some: MOMCDD10.
Finally, no more cleaning! Here’s that giveaway I mentioned…
Luxury Sheet Set Giveaway
California Design Den is giving away 1 luxury 400 thread count sheet set (color and size are your choice) to 1 lucky redheadcandecorate.com reader.
This giveaway is for US residents only and you must be 18 years of age or older to participate.
Giveaway runs from May 3, 2019 through May 10, 2019. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified by e-mail.
The sheet set of your choice will arrive at your door step just in time for your spring cleaning 🤠!
Here’s how you enter:
Follow California Den on Instagram (if you are on Instagram).
Join my redheadcandecorate.com private Facebook Decorating & Cooking Group HERE.
Subscribe to Redhead Can Decorate’s Newsletter HERE. You’ll also receive my first thrift store decor e-book for free for subscribing.
Leave a comment below answering this question for California Den: “What is one thing that makes a sheet a real luxury?”
That’s it! Good luck~Tags: Bedroom, cleaning, light fixtures, mop Posted by