6 Quick Cleaning Tips

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Church & Dwight

It’s still Spring Cleaning time in my house as I have some things to do before the kids are done school today for summer vacation. I don’t have a lot of time but what little time I do have will get great results.

With all of the nice weather my kids have been spending more time outside (as has our dog) and it shows in our home.

Thanks to Arm & Hammer and OxiClean we have some quick cleaning solutions to take us back to the original sparkle tidiness of our home.

Cleaning With Arm & Hammer and OxiClean

Who has time to do dishes all of the time? Not me! I have been getting into the groove of using my dishwasher doing one load midday and another right before I go to bed. Using OxiClean Extreme Power Crystals Dishwasher Paks makes sure my dishes (and dishwasher) get cleaned the first time. My kids love that they can easily grab a clean cup and get there glass of water or milk and I love that I no longer have a daunting sink full of dishes.

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I don’t always have times to clean my fridge and although we do our best there is always that random piece of fruit that has gone bad or bag of spinach that has turned into a slimy goo. I use Arm & Hammer Fridge-N-Freezer to lock in any smells and keep my fridge smelling as fresh as when I first got it.Church & Dwight

You know what is worse than the smell of dog in your furniture? The smell of wet dog! Rain or shine, nature still calls our fur-ball out to do her business and I am afraid our couch and rug take the job of being her towel. To combat odours caused by our wet dog I shake on Arm & Hammer Plus OxiClean Meadow Fresh Carpet Odor Eliminator on our cloth couches and rugs for 15 minutes and just do a quick vacuum. Church & Dwight

Although I would love to tell you my washroom is clean all of the time that is never the case. Last week my toddler gave herself a good cleaning with the shampoo in the new bottle I just bought and my older kids have been spending hours outside getting dirty. When it is bath time the water is an unpleasant shade of gray with a speckling of sand littering the bottom of the tub. Using Scrub Free Bleach Mildew Remover I just spray it on and come back in a few minutes to get my tub and sink back to their former glory. The clean may not last forever but it sure is nice when it happens.Church & Dwight

Having 4 kids’ means I do my fair share of laundry. Clothes need to last for more than one kid and I rely on a combination of OxiClean Laundry Detergent and OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover to keep my whites white and colours bright. Grass and food stains have no chance when I use these two together and our clothes look just as good today as when we first got them.

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And my secret cleaning agent is Arm & Hammer Baking Soda. I use this to clean tough grime all of the time. My favourite use for it though is my oven. I make a paste out of the soda with a little bit of water and some dish soap and apply liberally to all of the burnt on pieces in the oven. An hour later the grime just wipes off and I go on with my day. No need to spend hours cleaning when you can just leave it and forget about it while you go about your day.

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Any time I have my house looking (and smelling amazing) is cause for celebration. We are implementing an “open doors” policy this summer. My kids can have their friends over and so I need to stay on top of keeping the house work done, quickly and effectively. Arm & Hammer and OxiClean are going to help me make my cleaning plans a reality. Do you have any cleaning tricks or shortcuts?

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29 Comments

  1. kristen visser
    June 26, 2015 / 7:03 am

    fantastic tips!! i love the one with the pan in the oven. im gonna do that this weekend because mine are brutal!

  2. Laurie P
    June 26, 2015 / 1:52 pm

    Baking soda to clean the oven is almost magical….

  3. Aneta
    Author
    June 26, 2015 / 2:11 pm

    This was the first time I cleaned mine since I bought my stove 2.5 years ago lol

  4. Aneta
    Author
    June 26, 2015 / 2:13 pm

    Baking soda is an amazing cleaner and deodorizer. I use it to clean my matresses as well mixed with hydrogen peroxide.

  5. Jamie hall
    June 26, 2015 / 11:24 pm

    Absolutely love baking soda in the fridge

  6. naiddia p
    June 27, 2015 / 10:22 am

    Thanks for the tips! I will try the baking soda paste to clean my oven.

  7. Jodi Mitrovic
    June 28, 2015 / 12:23 pm

    Great Arm & Hammer Baking Soda tip for the oven! I’m going to have to give this a try 🙂 Wishing you all the luck on your “open door policy” this summer! Enjoy all the neighbourhood kids and good luck 🙂

  8. June 29, 2015 / 2:33 pm

    I’m going to start using Baking Soda more! I usually waste my time scrubbing.

    My tip is to not get things dirty in the first place. Minimal cooking helps with that 😉

    Besos Sarah.

  9. Treen Goodwin
    June 30, 2015 / 10:52 am

    wow so awesome tips and tricks thanks for sharing , love the carpet cleaner on the couch , awesome idea !

  10. Richard Hicks
    June 30, 2015 / 5:46 pm

    Very useful tips. Still have not finished our spring cleaning!

  11. Debbie Bashford
    July 1, 2015 / 6:48 am

    I have to clean my oven so will be utilizing the bottom one!

  12. nicolthepickle
    July 1, 2015 / 7:34 am

    My oven needs cleaning. I’m going to try your tip. Thank you.

  13. Judy Cowan
    July 1, 2015 / 2:41 pm

    All great products! Definitely going to have to try the oven cleaning tip next time I need to do that chore!

  14. Darlene Schuller
    July 2, 2015 / 9:06 am

    Oxi Clean is one of the best! Thanks for the heads up on the oven cleaning, will give it a go this weekend when I do the oven!

  15. Victoria Ess
    July 3, 2015 / 7:51 am

    Wow! I need to try baking soda in the oven!

  16. Jamie hall
    July 3, 2015 / 11:55 pm

    Great tips as a lot of the time I have to do quick cleans

  17. Jenn
    July 4, 2015 / 8:52 pm

    I’ve actually never used baking soda for cleaning. Now I might just have to try it! Thanks for the tips!

  18. July 4, 2015 / 10:05 pm

    Baking soda literally has hundreds of uses 🙂 But I love how it cleans burnt on food and grease

  19. CyberScooby
    July 8, 2015 / 5:25 pm

    Use citric acid in your dishwasher to keep your dishwasher clean. It can also be used to soften hard water.

  20. July 10, 2015 / 9:32 am

    That is a great tip!

  21. KC
    July 10, 2015 / 9:48 pm

    Great tips! I will try some out myself.

  22. Holly
    July 11, 2015 / 11:38 pm

    Used your trick to clean my oven today, and it worked like a charm! Thanks for all the great tips!

  23. Amy Lovell
    July 15, 2015 / 9:43 am

    Great tips cleaning is alot of ppls worst nightmare, but what I do for a living, the weirdo i am i actually enjoy it!

  24. July 22, 2015 / 10:14 am

    I love these tips! 🙂 Thanks for sharing! Greets, Carpet Cleaning Balham Ltd.!

  25. Julie
    August 24, 2015 / 8:18 am

    The oven tip was a really great idea, will have to try it out! Thanks!

  26. Treen Goodwin
    December 17, 2016 / 10:43 am

    Great tips thanks for sharing , i gotta try the oven one 🙂

  27. kathy downey
    August 14, 2017 / 8:06 am

    Baking soda is an amazing cleaner,i use it for some many things around the house !

  28. Debbie White Beattie
    September 1, 2017 / 2:48 am

    I’ve used baking soda and vinegar before for cleaning and it always does an amazing job. As for Oxi Clean it’s amazing for getting stains out and I even use is for carpet stains and it works every time.

  29. Cheryl Grandy
    June 5, 2019 / 2:22 pm

    Baking soda is a great cleaner. I use it whenever I need to scrub something that requires a gentle scrubber.