Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day
Available in Liquid Dish Soap ($3.99), Liquid Hand Soap ($3.99), All Purpose Cleaner ($7.99), and Countertop Spray ($3.99).
OVERALL: The scent is subtle and pleasant.
The following are Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Home Tips:
1. See Clearly — Clean your windows inside and out. For easy use, try Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Glass Cleaner ($4.99), or if you feel like making your own, mix a solution of equal parts white vinegar and water. Use a squeegee in long strokes to dry them. Then replace storm windows with screens and don’t forget to polish window and door hardware.
2. Look What’s Underfoot — Vacuum the entire house, including baseboards, moldings, ceilings and walls. Launder your area rugs and shampoo your carpets – you can rent a carpet cleaner from a hardware store or grocery store.
3. Shine It Up — Wax wood furniture and floors to give them a fine shine and improve their lifespan.
4. Be Safe, Not Sorry — Make sure the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are working. Be sure to check your fire extinguishers to make sure they work, too.
5. Be Friendly To Your Furniture — Wipe down upholstery and steam-clean anything that’s deeply soiled.
6. Take a Curtain Call — Hang your drapes and blankets outside to air them out.
7. Give Appliances Some TLC — Clean the inside of the fridge and freezer with baking soda and water. Vacuum grates, vents and coils on your fridge, stove, air conditioner and furnace.
8. Sleep On It — Vacuum mattresses and box springs. Leave the windows open while the beds are bare to air them out. Wash pillows and down comforters.
9. Just Let it Go! — Toss expired food, medications and makeup. Go through your closets; chuck anything that’s stained or tattered and give away stuff you haven’t worn all season. Store winter clothing to make room for spring and summer goods.
10. Conquer the Great Outdoors — Scrub outdoor furniture and hose down lighting fixtures, walkways, porch and deck floors and the driveway. Clean the gutters.