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Recently, we moved back home after living away all winter. I like to think we were practicing our snowbird skills; but, rather than moving to Florida for the winter like I’ve been dreaming of, we simply moved down the street to my parent’s house. While we enjoyed our winter in a more modern house with conveniences we don’t have at home (like an attached garage and first-floor laundry), in many ways I was ready to move back to my old house.
What I was not prepared for, however, was the mess! We came home to a literal layer of dust everywhere, including on the dishes that had been stored in cupboards all winter. This was going to require some elbow grease! It was time to call in the big guns – or, at least, shop in bulk for some of my favorite cleaning products!
A Trip to Costco was in Order
When I’m in need of something small here and there, we run to the local convenience store. But, for a job like this, I knew I needed to shop in bulk. Our summer clothes had been stored all winter and would need freshening up. Most of the dishes needed rewashing. And, that dust … it was even on the walls! Needless to say, I was feeling a little defeated.
But, my mom is a member at Costco and she was going to make a trip to stock up on some things they needed upon moving home as well. So, I hitched a ride with her. My first order of business was to grab some of my favorite P&G Necessities, so I headed directly to the cleaning products.
Tide Laundry Detergent
That’s not your normal laundry detergent bottle! That thing has enough detergent in it to do 145 loads of laundry! Seriously. That should hold us over for the better part of the summer. Quite honestly, laundry detergent is one of my least favorite things to shop for; so now I’m set for quite a while. Our clothing, towels, sheets – and even all our curtains – are all clean and fresh and I’m happy!
Dawn Platinum Dish Soap
I knew I needed a heavy-duty dish soap to tackle this dusty plates and glasses in our cupboards. I figured something that boasts the ability to power away food that’s been stuck for 48 hours ought to certainly do the trick. And, I was right! I normally opt for a normal, fragrant Dawn dish soap, but I’m really enjoying this nice fresh scent also. We don’t have a dishwasher at our house so a LOT of dishes get done each day. Having a good quality dish soap is very important. This one will be used to fill a smaller soap dispenser and should last a good long time.
Mr. Clean MagicEraser
I need to be perfectly honest here … cleaning is not my favorite task. When it comes to cleaning, I’m happy if I have fun products to use, and Mr. Clean MagicEraser has been a long-time favorite. Ever since these magic beauties first hit the market years ago, I’ve been a fan. I’ve used them for so many different things over the years, and they never disappoint.
For the move back home, I’ve been using them on my walls. They had this weird dusty layer that I wiped off with a rag, then went over with a Mr. Clean MagicEraser and my walls look nice and clean again. I feel like I did some major spring cleaning, yet it wasn’t hard at all!
And, this jumbo container from Costco has 11 erasers in it so I’m going to be a happy cleaner for a long time!