A little secret about me is that absolutely detest cleaning. Matt does most of the dishes and laundry and a cleaning lady does the rest. I know nobody loves to clean, but I’m just one of those people who prefers organizing over actual cleaning. I’ll clear out a closet and reorganize the contents until the cows come home, but wiping down baseboards? No thank you. When I do have to clean (because I’m an adult and I have to do things I don’t want to do sometimes), I always get really pretty products to help me turn the chore into more of a splurge… like a spa for my kitchen if you will. I’m a sucker for beautiful packaging which led me initially to J.R. Watkins products when I was in college, and I still use them to this day.
College days aside, as I’ve been getting ready for guest to start rolling into town and for the biggest feast of the year, I was also getting my cleaning arsenal ready so that as messes are made and as guests start to claim space in the bathroom, I’ve got everything covered.
Here is how I keep clean when company is in town:
For the kitchen, it’s a giant bottle of dish soap, a Pampered Chef scraper which I cannot live without, and a bottle cleaner, which is so much easier to clean goblets and glasses with.
For the guest bathroom, it’s the lemon hand soap (my favorite scent) with fresh flowers and plenty of towels and washcloths.
In the pantry, I keep a separate small crate handy with other stuff I need to create a quick clean – countertop spray cleaner, a flour sack style towel, paper towels, Magic Eraser, and a scrub brush. If someone looses a potato from their plate, we’ll quickly be able to recover when everything is in one spot.
To keep the holiday spirit up, we’re giving away a big ol’ prize pack full of J.R. Watkins products, specifically their entire line of White Tea and Bamboo scented product! Enter below to win!
Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by J.R. Watkins Naturals. All opinions and cleaning tips are my own, however.