The only thing I hate more than cleaning is having a dirty house. Cleaning is not a chore that I love, but it's a necessary part of my day. Now that the days are getting longer and warmer, we are all probably thinking about starting on our spring cleaning checklist. Burning the house down and starting from scratch really does sound appealing, but I'm not sure my insurance company would be too pleased with that plan. So, I started spring cleaning in January, slowly going through each room and weeding out things that we no longer use (yes, I realize January isn't in spring, but by the time I'm done, it will be spring so that counts as spring cleaning in my book). I didn't want to overwhelm myself, so I'd do a closet one day, maybe dressers the next, the pantry a few days later. It did take me about 6 weeks, but I finally cleared the clutter out of our home and feel so much lighter not having so much useless junk laying around anymore. I plan on taking the next month to tackle the nooks and crannies that don't get much attention during my daily cleaning jaunts, and thankfully I have HomeRight to help me clean and sanitize the house without using harsh chemicals to get the job done.
If you know me, you know that I am big on using natural products to clean my home. I hate the way commercial cleaning products leave my home smelling like fake lemons or how I feel like I need to wear a breathing mask just to clean my house because the chemicals make my lungs burn with the fire of a thousand suns. The HomeRight SteamMachine eliminates those issues though. Since you only need water to clean and sanitize your home, HomeRight is the perfect solution for me. Simply fill the tank with water, wait 8 minutes for it to boil in the chamber, then you are ready to steam your way to a clean home. This 3 piece floor cleaning kit has everything you need to clean and disinfect floors, but to maximize the SteamMachine's full cleaning potential, you'll need the SteamMachine Accessories Pack also (must be purchased separately).
The extra nozzles and brushes help me tackle almost every cleaning job, big or small. What I have always loved about HomeRight's SteamMachine is the ability to store all of your cleaning accessories right in the hood of the machine. No lost parts or pieces, and they are always within reach when you need them.
I'm now onto the spring cleaning portion of those out of sight out of mind spaces like window sills, sliding door tracks, and jets from the bathtub. I used to look at them and cringe, but not anymore. My SteamMachine puts me in beast mode when it comes to knocking the dirt right out of those spaces. I have 6 sliding doors in my house, and each one is caked with outdoor crud. It used to take me hours to clean them all out by using various scrub brushes and old toothbrushes, but I can have one fully cleaned in under 3 minutes when I use my HomeRight SteamMachine.
While I do wipe my bathtub down daily, I don't focus too much on the jet nozzles on the tub walls, and it's a haven for soap scum buildup. I used to sit in the tub, rub-a-dub-dubbing away at the buildup with a cotton swab, another chore that would take me forever to finish. My SteamMachine fitted with the small brush attachment has the soap scum from each jet blasted away in under a minute each.
But, my favorite way to use my SteamMachine is to clean and sanitize my floors. The head swivels easily to get along all floor surfaces evenly, even around toilets.
I like to use the chenille pad on my tiled floors because the fluffy loops really reach down into the grout grooves to pull up any hiding dirt. I use the flat mop pad on my hardwood floors since it is a continuous flat surface. I'll also flip the mop over and do a quick swipe on my baseboards as I go along to clean up any loose dirt or dust. Best of all, the SteamMachine has wheels so it easily moves with you as you go along.
What's your biggest challenge when it comes to spring cleaning?