July 2, 2017

Get ready for Summer BBQ's with the Clean Squad

This post is sponsored by Viva and Clorox, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Yesterday one of my friends from home told me her little sister was in town and that they would be able to stop by today! Can you see the panic in my face as I start thinking about the millions of things that are messy in this house at the moment. I always tell myself that the house doesn't have to be perfect. But I just can't help myself. Before I know it, I am busting out the cleaning squad and kicking myself slacking on the cleaning. Just a little bit because Summers are allowed to be a little messy.

First things first.  A quick  late night run to Walmart for some food for the grill. Figured we could take a trip back to our high school beach barbeque's. All that's missing will be the beach!

Next up cleaning supplies.  Because summers are messy. Did I mention that already?  There's some cleaning that needs to be done before people come over! And even better is that there is an Ibotta rebate for my two go to supplies. This Clorox Cleaner + Bleach Rebate saved me $0.75 on each bottle.  And when you buy TWO (six pack or larger) you can get this $1.50 rebate on Viva Paper Towels! Do you use Ibotta?

Once we got home, I got the chicken straight in the marinade and the macaroni salad mixed up. Its just one of those things that taste better the next day. And the best part was being able to wash up the dishes and get them all out of the way. A quick wipe down of the counters and I called it a night!

I thought about cleaning the bathroom before I went to bed, but then I remembered that I am a boy mom and we only have two bathrooms. The one guest use is the one the boys use. And we all know what a disaster boys in a bathroom can be. Sinks and surfaces need to be scrubbed down.  And scrubbed well.

The toothpaste on the counter are no match for the Viva Towels. Water marks and smudges on the mirror aren't either.  Don't forget to spray down the throne too. No matter how hard they try to convince me otherwise, their aim is still off. And now thanks to the Clorox Spray, the bathroom smells nice and clean and less like a public mens room.

Now lets talk kitchen cleaning. Am I the only one who feels like the house isn't clean until the kitchen is spotless? I love having the boys help out in the kitchen. And there I am cleaning up behind them as they go. Messy memories. At least that's what I keep telling myself.

Me: Alex can you stir up the macaroni salad?
Alex: Yeah....oops!

And don't get me started on chicken. I love it. We eat a lot of it, but whenever I cook it, I can't help but feel the need to sanitize all the things!  Nothing is spared and everything gets cleaned. With a 99.9% germ killing strength, Clorox Cleaner + Bleach is my go to!

Hard to keep the kitchen clean when it is the command station.  Food is cooking, drinks are poured, and messes, well, messes happen. True story, I am a kitchen germaphobe. But this is the place where the food is made that feeds my family, so it has to be clean!  The Clorox Cleaner + Bleach kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses.

And let's not forget the back yard! Thats the best part about Summers.  Sitting out back, enjoying the breeze or maybe swinging in the hammock. We end up out there most nights, so that too needed a good cleaning.

Look at that dirt y'all.  Texas is dusty. And Viva Papers Towels are tough!  I wiped down the tables, the chairs and the door knobs. Speaking for doors, dog smudges on the back door...gone! Or maybe they were kid smudges. Sometimes it's hard to tell when you have giant dogs who are the same height as the kids. That also explains the tooth marks in my door knob. Sneaky dogs!

So there you have it.  My Clean Squad! And what's best is that all that's left to do is light up the grill. I will get that started just before everyone comes over, that way, I will have time to catch up instead of standing at the grill the whole time.  It has been almost 20 years since I have seen her. Im so excited!

Have you given the clean squad a try yet? Redeem the Viva rebate and the Clorox Ibotta Rebates together, and not only do you put a little money back in your pocket, but you will have everything you need to get ready for your next Summer BBQ!

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