Three Helpful Cleaning Essentials I love this summer - My WAHM Plan

Three Helpful Cleaning Essentials I love this summer


Welcome to August and the dog days of summer, where the fruit gets sweeter and juicer by the day. I love having fresh fruit available for my family and friends, but I over the years, I’ve noticed that kids won’t think twice about eating fruit that may or may not be washed. Recently, Arm and Hammer sent me a fabulous solution; their Fruit & Vegetable Wash along with two other helpful cleaning essentials I think you are going to love as much as I do.

Summer Fruit Bowl!




Three Helpful Cleaning Essentials I love this summer Fruit Bowl




This post is sponsored by Arm & Hammer, in which I received complimentary products in this post. No further compensation given. The content and opinions expressed here are my own.




Weekly Cleaning Series Relaunch!


Weekly Cleaning Series Relaunch!





I’ve been a fan Arm and Hammer laundry and cleaning supplies for years. As a matter of fact, one of the most popular posts here on the blog was my Baking Soda Cleaning Tips as part of my weekly cleaning prompts. Consider this my relaunch of this cleaning series! Please let me know in comments if there is any cleaning topics you’d like to see my cover.  Here are the three cleaning products I think you are going to love.


 About Arm & Hammer Fruit & Vegetable Wash:


Arm & Hammer Fruit & Vegetable Wash with summer fruit



This pure and simple formula has the cleaning power of baking soda, salt, and plant-derived ingredients. In fact, this was the first food contact product to receive the Safer Choice certification. What does that mean to us? If a product has this label, it means that it must demonstrate being effective, while only using ingredients that are safe for families. You can feel confident that using this spray wash on your fruits and veggies is safely eliminating pesticides and wax without leaving any unwanted cleaners. Using it is quick and easy too. Just spray your produce, gently rub produce to help remove dirt/wax, then rinse. I gently dry my fruit with a paper towel and place in a bowl. 


What I love: I’ve found that by cleaning and drying my summer fruits, my family will eat them faster meaning less food waste!



About Oxi Clean on The Go Stain Remover Pen:

Oxi Clean on The Go Stain Remover Pen



Is it just me, or does wearing white attract stains? I adore wearing crisp, white cotton in summer, but invariably I’ll get a stain from the aforementioned summer fruit, or worse, ketchup or mustard stains! Those are the worst and provide a cleaning challenge if you aren’t at home. Oxi Clean on the go stain remover pen to the rescue! With ingredients like water, biodegradable cleaning agents and hydrogen peroxide, I feel it’s safe to use on most fabrics.  I love that it has a handy stain fighting scrubber tip and provides you with double the amount of cleaner compared to other brands. I have this pen in my purse, so if I get a stain, I can clean it quickly. It’s easy to use to. Here’s how.




  • Remove any food particles you can gently with your fingers.
  • Place a napkin behind the stain if possible.
  • Squeeze the pen to get cleaner to tip.
  • Use scrubber like an eraser to eliminate stain.
  • Blot with napkin to remove any excess solution.



What I love: The scrubber tip! And, the scent is pleasant and not overpowering at all. 


About Arm & Hammer Garbage Disposal Cleaner:


Arm & Hammer Garbage Disposal Cleaner


Meet your kitchens newest cleaning essential! We cook (and clean) a lot in our kitchen, so the garbage disposal is pressed into service often. Nothing is worse than standing at the kitchen window, gazing out at the pretty day only to be assaulted by the odor coming from your sink. With the power of baking soda, these citrus fresh scent capsules pack a cleaning punch.  They eliminate odors instantly and are so easy to use.


  • Run disposal with full stream of cold water for one minute.
  • Turn off disposal and run slow stream of water.
  • Drop a capsule into disposal and turn on disposal for 15 seconds.
  • Turn off disposal and water.




What I love: You can revive the fresh scent for a day or two with short blasts of hot water down the disposal. Easy to remember to do once a week for lasting freshness.



Three Helpful Cleaning Essentials I love this summer!



Three helpful cleaning essentials I love this summer


There you have my Three Helpful Cleaning Essentials I love this summer. As always, I hope you find my product recommendations helpful. Having a neat and clean home for my family and friends is important to me. If those topics are important to you as well, I’d love for you to subscribe to my posts here and follow along on social media! Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/Instagram. Thank you.



Please share in comments: Which product would you try first?  Is there a cleaning topic you'd like me to tackle? 




7 comments

daisy said...

I've tried all of these products except the garbage disposal cleaner. I'll be on the lookout for those. What a great invention!

Barb Webb said...

Baking soda is such an amazing cleaning product - my go-to for so many things! Will have to check out Oxi Clean pens, would be super handy for the boys to have in their backpacks.

Linda A Kinsman said...

Hi Daisy,

I love having the garbage disposal cleaners on hand. They work well on eliminating those pesky odors from your sink area.

Linda A Kinsman said...

Hi Barb,

Baking soda helps me keep my house clean too. I love the stain remover pens! They are perfect for backpacks, purses, etc.

Buzz4Mommies said...

I always have baking soda and vinegar on hand! Those stain removal pens are awesome!

Linda A Kinsman said...

Hi Heidi,

Natural cleaners like baking soda and vinegar are a staple here as well. I love the stain removal pen! It does a fantastic job!

heatherp626 said...

These products are all new to me but look like some I would like to try! Thanks for showing us these! I am especially looking forward to trying the disposal cleaner!