5 Ways to Quickly Clean Small Messes Around the House
Now that Spring cleaning is over and we are in the heat of Summer, nobody wants to deep clean. As part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias®, I’m sharing with you a few ways to quickly clean the small messes around the house without pulling out a full arsenal of cleaning supplies.
Please tell me that I’m not the only one who comes home to something like this at least once a week. This was Sunday evening. We had a busy weekend that apparently included shopping, ice cream, chips, and sandwiches…and lots of small messes. We came home from my dad’s house and I saw this. Let’s begin with the small messes in the kitchen.
5 Ways to Quickly Clean Small Messes
1. Pick up the items that don’t belong.
After I put the shampoo, dog treats, keys, chips, bread, chocolate, and syrup where it all belonged, I was left with a slightly dirty counter and a few crumbs. Sometimes an area in the house appears to be a large mess, but it is only because things aren’t in their proper locations.
2. Wipe down the small messes with an antibacterial cleaner.
Nothing is quite as handy as the New Windex Touch-Up Cleaner for cleaning up the small messes on the counter. Just grab a paper towel, press on the top of the cleaner and you will have perfect amount of cleaner to swipe and clean. For my bar counter space, I used 3-4 dabs of the cleaner on a paper towel and it was sparkly (well, as sparkly as a mustard yellow-brown counter can be, at least).
3. Keep the cleaner handy for a party with potential for small messes.
My boy and I had a little chips and ranch snack this week with my new Summer snack tray and I kept the Windex Touch-Up nearby. As I anticipated, a chip with dip hit the counter, but one little dab of the cleaner on a paper towel and the small mess was gone. Plus, since the clean kills 99.9% of bacteria, the chip was saved. My counter rarely is clean enough to eat from, but now I can brag about it every day!
I don’t typically keep the actual cleaners on the kitchen sink because there is just too much clutter, but this bottle is just too cute (and way too handy) to hide under the counter with all the other cleaners. I don’t have to lock it up because my boy can use it safely and it brightens up my kitchen with the bright yellow and citrus scent (I have been known to spray citrus cleaner in my sink or pour a dab of citrus soap down the sink for the smell, don’t judge).
4. Follow behind the small ones to catch their small messes.
Seriously, how many times have you gone in the bathroom after your small ones to find this mess? Do they really just squeeze the toothpaste into the sink on purpose? This small mess is no problem for a Windex Touch-Up Bathroom Cleaner. It’s a Fresh Scent to make things smell nice after cleaning and two dabs on a paper towel (or some sturdy toilet paper) will swipe up that glob of toothpaste left behind.
This week I headed to Target to pick up Windex Touch-Up Cleaners for the kitchen and the bathroom because these adorable little bottles are just to cute to pass up. I can keep my kitchen and bathroom small messes cleaned up in a flash.
Visit the Windex website to grab a coupon and test these out for yourself!
5. Clean up the small messes before they become big messes.
Take the time each morning to make your bathroom sparkle. If you wipe down the sink and the fixtures, as well as the mirror and the counter each morning (it only take 30 seconds) you’ll start the day feeling great and come home to no messes.
Dab it! Clean it! Done!
It’s like adding fresh flowers to your kitchen and bathroom and killing bacteria at the same time!