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Happy Friday friends! I’m so excited that spring will officially arrive in just 23 days! To help me get through the cold, dreary days of February, I’ve started a few cleaning projects early this year. One chore that we may often overlook in the cold months are our ceiling fans. I clean mine every season and it is a time consuming, messy task, so I was intrigued when I got an email asking if I’d like to try a new ceiling fan cleaning tool that stops the mess. Read on to learn all about the Blade Butler and enter to win one!

Time To Start Spring Cleaning!

How to clean ceiling fans without a mess

This post was sponsored by Grove Collaborative as part of their affiliate program. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.

Happy May! Spring is in full swing here in middle Tennessee with budding trees and riots of flowers dotting the landscape, including my flower beds. My Peonies and just gorgeous this year and I’m itching to be out in my garden more and more. With the days are getting longer, each week seems to be packed with more and more activities than the last. Before we know it, another school year will come to a close and we will be swept up into the busy summer season! Now is the perfect time for me to introduce you to the convenience of Grove Collaborative. They are a lifesaver and make my spring cleaning easy and eco-friendly!  I no longer waste time going to the store because I can get amazing products delivered right to my door and so can you.

Spring Is Here: 

In my garden Peonies after the rain
Have you ever taken a step back and looked at your home the way a stranger might view it for the first time? What do you see? Do you see a warm, clean and organized home- you know, the type of home we all strive for? Or, do you see a home that needs a bit of help with clutter control? 

Got clutter? Organizers can help! #springcleaning

Happy Friday dear readers and if you are a Mom- happy Mother’s Day to you! I hope you enjoy your special day and will have a no-cleaning Sunday! If you are a busy Mom like me, you may be half way through your spring cleaning and despair that you have so much more to do. Never fear- Linda is here!

Welcome to my Weekly Chore Prompt:

While talking with a friend over lunch recently, she remarked that she wished she had a guide to help her keep on top of both the big and the little chores she should do every week; beyond making the bed, or sweeping the floor. That gave me the wonderful idea to share a weekly chore with you here. These won’t be anything fancy, no need to print -just a quick post sharing what area of my home I’m focusing on that week. Hopefully we can get and keep our home sparkly clean and clutter free together!

baking,soda, cleaning, tips

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and the temperatures are rising in my area. I actually have windows open right now. The fresh air smells and feels heavenly!  I’m ready to get started on my spring cleaning to-do lists, which includes de-gunking my phone, laptop, desktop, anything with a screen basically. Thanks to the nice folks at Dust Off who sent me a few of their screen cleaning products free of charge to try and share my opinions with you, I’ll have this chore done quickly and safely in no time. All opinions and love of cleaning are my own.

spray cleaner, microfiber cloth, carrying case, phone,
Everything I need to keep my screens and media clean! 

See those cute printed mobile screen clothes? My girls jumped on these pronto when I opened up my Dust Off package.  I can’t say I blame them, there phone screens are usually gross. 

Yes, my cell phone gets a little messy, especially on days I’ve got my full face- I’m ‘ready-to-take-on-the-world makeup going on, but their phones? There are so many sticky finger prints on them; I wonder how they see anything!  Everybody got their own cute doubles sided microfiber cloth and we set to work cleaning our mobile phones. 

clean, mobible phone, microfiber cloth,

My mobile phone cleaned up easily with just the cloth I’m happy to say.  The girls’ phones however, required a squirt from the cleaning spray pen tucked in with our goodies. I’ll be keeping the cleaning pen and my cute Zebra print cloth in my purse from now on!

screen, cleaning, kit

Next up, it was time for me to clean my laptop and desktop screens. I opened up the  Dust Off Ultimate Screen Care Kit.  It comes with everything you need to clean all your screens and your CD and DVDS too and has a handy carrying case!

Kit includes:

  • Screen Shammy
  • Plasma Screen cloth
  • CD/DVD cloth
  • Sweep key fob
  • Dust-Off advanced LCD/Plasma Screen Spray
  • EVA Storage case

The shammy and cleaning spray worked well together.  My screens were streak free and the cleaning spray is practically odorless, making it perfect to take on road trips too. I really like all the products I received from Dust-Off and invite you to visit their website to see all the great screen cleaning products they offer. 

I bet you've looked at your screens a couple of times while reading this and decided you needed to clean your screens too. Before you do, here are some helpful screen and media cleaning tips from Dust-Off. 

Screen Cleaning Tips:

  1. For safety, always turn off your screen before using any spray cleaner.
  2. Allow screen to cool before spraying cleaner on surface.
  3. Always check your microfiber clothes before use making sure they are free of debris that could scratch screens.
  4. Don’t apply excessive pressure when using microfiber clothes.
  5. And here’s an important bonus cleaning tip that I was not aware of:
  6. Do not use wood-based products such as tissue paper, paper towels on your screens and media. They may scratch screens.

I'm really looking forward to my annual spring cleaning this year because it has been a long, harsh winter. I hope you are looking forward to spring too!

Please share in comments: How often do you clean your mobile phones screen and with what?

I've been slowly ( and by slowly I  mean, I'm glad my Mom doesn't live close, slowly) working my way down my Spring Cleaning To Do List.
This is over and above my regular domestic chores, which for today happens to be bathroom duty.  I usually do all the wiping, swiping and scrubbing, turn around and smile at my handy work and my finishing touch: A Spritz of Lysol to make things smell ever cleaner!
After reading this article, I've decided I'll stop all my spritzing and just open up the windows instead.

Please take a moment to read:
Air Fresheners’ Real Impact On Indoor Air Quality Healthy Child Healthy World

I enjoyed my visit at It is full of helpful, easy to use tips to help us raise healthy kids.

I especially enjoyed these tips on Cleaning with 5 Basic Tools.  I didn't know Lemon Juice could be a cleaning agent, did you? Read the list and then please come on back and let me know which tool you will use.

Have a great day and remember to Smile! It's the best gift to give and receive!