Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Winter Cleaning...it's a thing... {Giveaway + Free Printable Checklist}


Everyone always talks about Spring Cleaning.  And while I love spring cleaning, about mid-winter I get an itch to de-clutter and deep clean my home!  Over the last several weeks, my husband and I have spent many hours purging and organizing, and it feels AMAZING! (more on that later though)

And then, it was time to tackle a little deep cleaning.

Winter Cleaning.  It's a thing.  I promise.  :)

I love a deep cleaned home, but as I have gotten older, I have noticed that many harsh chemicals actually give me a bad migraine.  I need a clean home, but I can't suffer the rest of the day with a migraine because of it.  So I am always on the look out for cleaning supplies that aren't harsh but still get the job done.

This is one of the reasons I absolutely LOVE HomeRight's SteamMachine!  It gives me the ability to steam clean and sanitize just about anything, using only water!  So I can sanitize and clean my home, without getting a migraine!  Wahoo!!  (Be sure to read the whole post to see how you can enter to win a SteamMachine for yourself too!)

HomeRight Steam Machine Giveaway at Simply Designing | #giveaway #cleaning

I worked hard to deep clean my home this past weekend and so I wanted to share with you my quick cheat sheet for deep cleaning!  And it's yours to print and use for FREE!

Winter Cleaning Checklist | Free printable checklist for deep cleaning!  This is perfect for spring or winter cleaning! | #cleaning #printable #free
Winter Cleaning Checklist (click here to download)
(Note: This is for personal use only and can not be used for commercial use, profit or gain in any way.  
Distribution of any kind is strictly forbidden.  Thanks.)

In addition to the items on my checklist, I also gave my SteamMachine a run for it's money this past week!  In fact I cleaned almost my entire bathroom with it and it did a great job.


Here are a few items I cleaned with my SteamMachine:

Inside of Oven and Glass Door


How to clean your Oven Glass Door | simple way to clean dirt and grime off of your glass oven door with a steammachine | #cleaning #kitchencleaning

I typically use my self clean setting to clean the inside of my oven, but if you don't have a self clean setting, a SteamMachine will do the job!  Regardless, the glass on most oven doors often gets pretty grimey and dirty and using your SteamMachine with the wire bristled brush will clean it up in just a few minutes!

Bathroom Mirrors

Steam clean mirrors and windows | simple way to clean windows and mirrors with a steammachine | #cleaning

The SteamMachine comes with an attachment perfect for cleaning mirrors and windows.  Be careful with windows though, if the temperature is too cold it can shatter your glass.  Since we have crazy cold weather right now I couldn't test this on my windows, but I cleaned my kids bathroom mirror (that is by far the dirtiest mirror in our home) and without even scrubbing, it was perfectly clean and shiny again!  I can't wait to try this on my windows in the spring.

Bathroom Counter and Sink

How to quickly sanitize and clean your bathroom without harsh chemicals | #cleaning  #naturalcleaning

While I had my SteamMachine out I used it on my kid's bathroom counter and sink (again, it was super gross).  It did a great job getting dried off toothpaste off of the counter!  All I had to do was spray it for a few seconds with my SteamMachine and then wipe it off with a cloth.

Faucet

How to clean your bathroom without harsh chemicals using a SteamMachine | #cleaning  #naturalcleaning

This did a great job getting grime and hard water build up off of the kid's faucet too.  I love how sparkly clean it is!  

Toilets

How to clean and sanitize your toilet without harsh chemicals | #cleaning  #naturalcleaning

I won't show you before photos of my kid's toilet (ew) but let's just remember that I have young children, including a boy.  So, ya.  The whole thing needs to be cleaned and sanitized regularly.  The pressure of the SteamMachine did a great job cleaning all the yuckiness off that builds up in all the crevices around a toilet.  This might just be the very best way to clean toilets!

Shower


How to remove mold and mildew from showers and tubs | #cleaning  #naturalcleaning

Is that not the grossest thing ever!?  Ew.  There is this place where my kid's tub meets the side panels and I have never had a lot of luck cleaning in between the two because of how it angles.  Toothbrushes help, but there are places I still can never get to.  Ew.  Well, in literally seconds the SteamMachine was able to get all of the yuckiness off!  This was an absolute miracle worker in my kid's shower!  Hurray!

The SteamMachine can also be used for many other things like:
  • Steam cleaning curtains
  • Steam cleaning upholstered sofas, chairs or pillows
  • Baseboards
  • Windows
  • Grout and tile
  • Floors (linoleum and tile, but not laminate)
  • Removing wallpaper

In other words, it is an amazing machine that I absolutely love!

And I am so excited to be able to give one away today!

HomeRight Steam Machine Giveaway at Simply Designing | #giveaway #cleaning


Now it's time to Enter to WIN!

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125 comments:

  1. I would clean my tile grout - it is horrible.

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  2. Wonderful giveaway. Sure could use machine. Would make my life so much easier
    I would clean the bathroom toilets, floors and then my glass on the oven door and then go from there doing anything and everything possible.
    Thank you for this opportunity
    ColleenB.
    Texas

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  3. First, I'd clean the inside of my stove and microwave. Then, everything else.

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  4. I would clean my kitchen counters first. Thanks for the great giveaway! Ilene

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  5. This is an awesome giveaway! I would totally clean my kids' bathroom. Having 2 boys ages 5 and 7 you can only imagine how much I dislike cleaning their bathroom.

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  6. I would steam clean the seats in my car, they have probably never been done and its a 2002

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  7. Our bathroom. I love a clean bathroom

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  8. Definitely my stove. It needs a major overhaul!

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  9. I had no idea those machines have so many uses. Thanks so much for sharing your wisdom!

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  10. Wow, this may be just what I need since I am awful at cleaning!

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  11. Bathroom, stove, the kids :) Just kidding about the kids.

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  12. I would love this for my windows. They feature a lot of my dog's "nose art".

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  13. The first thing I would do is tackle the grout in my kitchen tile!

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  14. I would clean the grime and mold from our shower for sure!

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  15. What you said about cleaning around the kids' toilet convinced me. I need one of these! :)

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  16. I'd attack the tile in the master bath shower! I don't think the previous home owner really ever cleaned them at all!

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  17. Oh, man, I have three young boys and a husband and that bathroom toilet is GROSS. I can never get the caulk around it clean! I would LOVE one of these!!!!

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  18. Finally someone else that cleans like me !!! I thought I was the only one !

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  19. Oh, the bathroom for sure would be at the top of my list to clean.

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  20. With a family of four kiddos (9, 7, 6, and 2) and three adults (hubby, my self and my father in law)... the three bathrooms in our could sure use this amazing machine.

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  21. I honestly love deep cleaning. Call me weird. But, I would probably clean the floor in my kids bathroom! There's this yucky stuff that just won't come off! Love to see if this steam cleaner would do the trick!

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  22. I would clean the tile in my foyer.
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  23. I've always wanted a safer way to clean me and my kids things!

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  24. My shower this looks like it would be much easier then the way I do it now... Great giveaway.

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  25. My stove would be first.:) but coming in second is my stand up shower.

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  26. OH my gosh, I'd clean the kids' bathroom! It scares me!
    Then our stove! It's gross!!

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  27. Our shower! Definitely the shower!

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  28. I'd clean our bathroom! With 6 people sharing it (including a little boy), it gets pretty grimy pretty fast!

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  29. I would start with the oven glass door but everything else wouldn't be to Farr behind. I want to try this on the grout of my tile too!

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  30. My nasty old vinyl flooring in the family room. It never gets clean!

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  31. I would clean the tile in my shower

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  32. Kitchen, kitchen kitchen....the inside of the fridge has seen better days in parts.

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  33. The first thing I would clean is my kitchen floors. I have two dogs that are tracking in dirt/mud constantly and it drives me crazy.

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  35. My couch could really use some steam cleaning!

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  36. Our sofa would be first. Great give-a-way!

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  37. I would use it to help remove wallpaper!

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  40. I would clean our textured bathtub floor FIRST! :)

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  41. I would start with the bathroom floors!

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  42. My bathroom needs this so badly...so I have my fingers crossed. Thanks for the chance to win this jewel. :)

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  43. I would clean our glass shower doors and the jambs for them. I love Winter cleaning...fun!

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  44. I would clean my stove first

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  45. I would clean my stove first

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  46. OMG!!!!!! I NEED this - I would go nuts cleaning everything I could with it- starting with the floors. I would love to have them clean enough to eat off of- not that I would- but just to say I could :)

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  47. Definitely the bathrooms. They are just totally nasty!!!!!

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  48. i would definitely clean my bathroom first. ick boys are gross!

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  49. The glass door on both my oven and toaster oven

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  50. I would CLEAN ALL THE THINGS!! Starting with the bathrooms around the toilets!

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  51. Oh my gosh!!! This steamer looks AMAZING! I can't believe how well it cleans-- with just steam! Incredible! I need this!

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  52. Oh I would clean the whole house! I love new toys!

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  53. Oh I would clean the whole house! I love new toys!

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  54. I hate bathrooms, I would love this.

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  55. This would send me on a cleaning streak!

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  56. Maybe this would fix my shower!

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  57. I have been dying to use the steam machine on my bathrooms. I want to get all of the grime I can't really see. Plus I think I'd use is on my oven too.

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  58. I have 2 under 3 and 2 large dogs so this steamer would be so handy!

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  59. Oh my gosh that thing would work WONDERS in my bathroom!

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  60. I'd definitely use this in the bathroom!

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  61. awesome giveaway....i would clean my bathrooms first

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  62. I (still!) have some wallpaper that needs to come down in our daughter's house! And my oven window is tragic!!

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  63. I would love to win one. How nice to see how clean my house can be :)

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  64. My boys bathroom. boys are gross
    njharmonyg @ aol.com

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  65. this would be perfect for my tub. I have a whirlpool tub and is it just me, or is it impossible to get the jets and the filter clean? And for that reason, I never use it as a tub!

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  66. I would love this! Having 2 cats, 2 dogs and 3 teens- oh the things I could clean!

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  67. Bathrooms! Oven (even though I have a self-clean it doesn't leave it 'sparkly' enough for me)! My despicable 'bumpy' tile kitchen counters! .... EVERYTHING!

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  68. Okay honestly, I had absolutely no idea you could clean all of that with a steam cleaner. NONE! I clicked over from Pinterest thinking I would learn how to clean the inside of my oven door easily, and learned that I cannot live without a steam cleaner. Who knew?! So, really and truly, thank you. Now, for what I'd clean, heh - everything! But I'd try it on my oven door first, then move to the kid bathroom (great idea!).

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  69. I would love this for my kids' bathrooms!

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  70. I would clean my stove and oven first and then move to the bathrooms!!! Thanks for the amazing giveaway!!!

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  71. Baby #4 is due in 11 weeks! A sparking clean house would sure help me feel more ready!

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  72. I would love to see how well it works on grout!

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  73. I would love to see how well it works on grout!

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  74. Well, I would steam my shower stall first...then attack my kitchen tile...and then maybe the tracks of my windows~why yes...yes I would....especially the one at the kitchen sink...hmmmm....the husband? No wait....no humans...but it is after hunting season, so maybe the stuff he brought back from the lease? YES!

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  75. Awesome! We have a HUGE glass wall in our shower that is a bear to clean. This steamer would really help me out!

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  76. My boys' bathroom! ;) Eeewww is right! ;)

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  77. Oh Man... everything in the bathroom!

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  78. We just moved into a new house and I would love to clean/sanitize top to bottem!

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  79. I would clean my toilets and tile grout! Eww! missashleigh at juno dot com

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  80. The shower. Oh goodness I would clean the shower.

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  81. I would attack the grout. And the kitchen, bathrooms, and who knows what!?

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  82. I have 3 little boys so reading that you can use the steam machine to clean the bathroom?! It would be such a blessing to say the least. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  83. I'd clean my kitchen and bathroom first.

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  84. I'd definitely clean my bathroom first.

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  85. I would clean my kids' bathroom. It's a swamp. Always.

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  86. We would give this to the boys and tell them to go clean their nasty bathroom. I think the older they get the messier they are about being clean. My wife is quite glad I have mostly outgrown that. Enjoy your tips.

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  87. I would clean EVERYTHING! Probably the boys' bathroom first though - that place is a nightmare! ;)

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  88. I would clean everything in my house with this
    sawstrunk@gmail.com

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  89. I would clean the tile i have in both bathrooms and my kitchen all my ceiling fans because i am allergic to dust...and then clean everything else in my 2000 sq ft house lol

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  90. Ooh, I need one for all the toilets my 3boys and husband use....gross!

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  91. I would steam clean my furniture as it has been in storage for a few years and has a smell to it.

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  92. I would clean my toilet.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  93. my stove and bathroom toilet for sure..

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  94. If I won I would clean the whole bathroom with it.

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