Spring Cleaning Tips & Giveaway


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.

That’s it!



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 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 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~

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64 Responses

  1. Juanita says:

    I think the quality of the cotton and the finish of the fabric are what makes a sheet set luxurious. There is NOTHING like sliding into a comfy bed with crisp new sheets and snuggling up for the night!

  2. Jackie Barnes says:

    If the warp of the cloth is nice and tight it makes the sheet feel luxurious.

  3. Heidi Horne says:

    This could not have come at a better time ! Just when I was shopping for a new sheet set they are beautiful ! hope I win !

  4. Jo Wyrosdick says:

    A good night’s sleep! The bedding needs to feel good and help us relax.

  5. Jane Clelland says:

    After you wash it a few times and it actually stays on the bed and you don’t have to tug and pull on it nightly to be comfortable. I’ve had a few that no matter how much tugging and smoothing I do they’re just not comfortable and I have to do this every night.

  6. Deb T says:

    I love soft sheets to cuddle in!

  7. Dianna Gregory says:

    What a coincidence today! After 30 years, we are getting a new mattress! TIDAY!! I was just checking our sheets and notuced they are getting worn..400 thread count would be luxery!

  8. Dad says:

    Love it all, Dad in NY.

  9. Lyn says:

    Soft cotton dried on the line outside!

  10. Laurel Grimes says:

    It may feel like luxury but it is also a necessity for a soothing night’s rest. The first night sleeping on fresh, good-quality linens is like going on vacation!

  11. Joy Ann Ellis says:

    Real luxury is a satiny feel when getting in bed. Along with durability and reasonable price.

  12. Sally Christiansen says:

    Softness! Nothing feels better after a long day than beautiful sheets that wrap you in softness.

  13. Lynn says:

    Clean, crisp and cool.

  14. Tammy Caldwell says:

    I love soft sheets, so that is most important thing to me when I’m buying sheets.

  15. Christy Burrows says:

    I think the quality of the cotton and the finish of the fabric are what makes a sheet set luxurious

  16. Jill Roberts says:

    Having 100% cotton sheets make them a real luxury!!! They are cooling in the summer and warm in the winter…all natural with no plastic polyester or horrible microfiber for us!!!

  17. Patricia says:

    I like a tight fitted bottom sheet with smooth feel.
    I follow you by newsletter and Facebook. Following California Den Instagram.

  18. Karen Morgan says:

    Quality cotton sheets that fit the mattress well and retain their quality wash after wash.

  19. Linda Brogan says:

    Cool and smooth….nothing better. Plus it helps that they are easy to put on the bed.

  20. Elizabeth Miller says:

    To me, a sheet is a luxury when it has the abiilty to be soft and cooling.

  21. Dawn says:

    The softness and after you wash them, they are still soft!

  22. Tracy says:

    Luxury sheets for me means stays nice and flat on the bed. My mother IRONS her sheets so I love the feel of smooth fabric while in bed. Thanks for the opportunity!

  23. Tracey A says:

    The Color of sheets are a real luxury, I love new sheets peeking out of my comforter!

  24. Carol Whewell says:

    Non-pilling and soft texture are my most desired qualities in bed sheets!


    I feel rich when I get new sheets. I also put nice smelling power on the bottom sheet and when I get in the sheets not only feel great, but smell lovely.
    My friend turned me onto that glass cleaner…I have nothing but glass in my house and I love it.

  26. Kaycee says:

    Hi Julie,
    Those darn furry dust bunnies are just the worst! They multiply like crazy over the winter with our homes all closed up!! Your bedroom looks great and your floors and light fixtures are sparkling clean!! Thank you for the mop information and glass cleaning tips!

    As for luxury sheets, first of all I like a quality cotton sheet that breathes. I also think a well constructed and ample sized fitted sheet is important. My mattress is thick and I want those corners to stay in place!!

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway, girl!

  27. Ann MacKenzie says:

    The sheet count and the way the sheet fits makes a big difference in how the sheet feels. I can’t stand a sheet that won’t stay on the bed or one that gets those little fuzz balls!

  28. Donna McCrummen says:

    My ideal sheet is one that is smooth, crisp and stays put on an adjustable bed. Thank you for the opportunity to enter! I love your style.

  29. Darlene says:

    Cool, crisp, and not scratchy!
    Ordering the glass cleaner and brown paper.
    Thank you Julie

  30. Tammie N. says:

    There’s nothing like fresh, clean sheets for a good night’s sleep! To me that’s the ultimate luxury. I like sheets that are soft, but not slick.

  31. Carol S. says:

    Sleek, cool and soft sheets are the best!

  32. Laura Laskey says:

    Sheets that are crisp and yet soft are true luxury!

  33. Judy Walker says:

    Love the idea of the foot side indicator. A great idea!! And only yesterday my husband and I were discussing we needed to get new sheets. 400 count would truly be luxury sheets.

  34. Bette says:

    Hi Julie:
    Can I get the glass cleaner in Canada? The glass looks beautiful.
    I wish I lived in USA and I would be available for the sheet set giveaway.

    Cheers, Bette

  35. Amy says:

    clean and soft sheets with no “pills” on them. I bought new sheets and after only a couple washes they had pills on them. Need some new sheets now!😜

  36. Penny says:

    They must be cool and keep cool thru the night. Nothing worse than “hot” sheets that make you sweat! Of course the best is the old fashioned line dry which few of us can even remember and of course, no such thing in modern society. Then finished off with a wonderful squirt of linen spray — lavender! Can almost take a nap now just thinking about it.

  37. Penny says:

    Cool sheets. Must be cool and not hot during the night causing sweat! Of course, the best is hanging outside to dry (the old fashioned clothes line), but few have that luxury and it has disappeared in modern life. But! Also, finish with a squirt of linen spray, preferably lavender. Can almost feel the comfort now .. ready for a nap!

  38. kathy wallace says:

    Having sheets that are easy to put on and stay on while you’re sleeping.

  39. Lanita Canup says:

    Sleek and cool and when washed a few times it does not pill !

  40. Leah says:

    Sheets that feels smooth and satiny are the best!!

  41. Heidi says:

    Quality of materials for sure!

  42. Carolsue says:

    I follow California Den on Instagram = @Cezovski9
    I joined your private Facebook Decorating & Cooking Group – Carolsue Anderson
    I subscribed to your newsletter!
    And….to me, sheets that stay soft and pill-free wash after wash are a real luxury!
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  43. Nellie says:

    Luxury sheets are soft to the touch and stays that way after several washes. I would love a set of those.

  44. Cookie eddings says:

    I must have soft, lavendar-sprayed sheets that fit tightly on the bed. I’m a “sleeper” & always have been since I was a baby. Cool, clean sheets are heaven.

  45. Cindy Brooks says:

    Luxury for me means sheets that are super soft and durable.

  46. Leah Cundiff says:

    A luxury sheet should make you feel cool & comfortable while you snooze! We need a new set of these sheets 😊

  47. Cheryl says:

    Sheets that fit exactly the way they should all the way around. I can tell the quality of sheets by the way they fit. Bad fit usually means less soft, less quality threads. I’ve bought sheets for an 18” mattress and they don’t even fit my 14” mattress correctly. The worst is when the sides don’t go under the mattress at all.

  48. anna crafts says:

    Thread count and softness.

  49. Elizabeth Tipton says:

    So many of the new sheets are hot. Staying cool is luxury to me.

  50. Annette says:

    One thing that makes a sheet a real luxury is a high thread count of 100% cotton.

  51. Sheryl grelyak says:

    What makes a sheet a Luxury hmmm guess is defined by each person. A luxury sheet is when I would be to sleep on the cool crisp percale at my grandmothers house on the sand hill farm in Michigan. To feel the cools sheets and the fan swirling above me during the humid summer nights. Aww what a luxury

  52. Nell says:

    Luxury sheets that are so soft.

  53. Angela Saver says:

    One thing that makes a sheet a real luxury for me is a high-thread count.

    I follow California Den on Instagram as Angela.Saver

    I joined private Facebook as Angela Saver

    Subscribed to Redhead Can Decorate’s Newsletter

  54. Michelle J. says:

    I think it’s if you could sleep with just the sheet and still be comfortable.

  55. Chrissy T says:

    The texture (feel) of the sheets. There is nothing better than smooth soft sheets!

  56. Andrea says:

    Sheets that fit our queen bed without a tugging war after six months of washing every week are a real luxury.

  57. Emma says:

    Luxurious sheets to me would need all elements of comfort, breathability, and easy care. Elegance in a sheet is important, when it looks beautiful and feels beautiful it helps me feel beautiful also.

  58. Misty Elliott says:

    Luxury sheets feel, soft, cool and crisp. A little weight in fabric.

  59. ANNA says:

    What makes me feel luxurious in bed? When the sheets have only a few wrinkles & feel cool and smooth!!

  60. Julie Pripps says:

    I like soft pretty sheets that stay put!

  61. Alexandra says:

    I feel every mom deserves to go to bed at night in pure comfort. Taking care of everyone else in the family everyday even when tired or sick the least we can have is comfy sheets ready and waiting to tuck us in- Alexandra

  62. Tyneisha says:

    A soft and durable sheet is very important in our home!

  63. Sam Andrews says:

    I liked your tip of using microfiber cloths to dust your window blinds. My wife and I are wanting to deep clean our bedroom. I’ll be sure to tell her that we should use microfiber cloths to clean our window blinds.

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