Parents – Here’s One Less Thing for You to Do

BY: - 21 Apr '17 | Giveaways

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It’s spring! And if you are like me, you are ready for the temperature to warm up and you’re also ready for your home to feel fresh, clean and spring-like too.  Hence the sudden need for spring cleaning. But who wants to spend all weekend cleaning when it’s so nice outside?

Not Me!

So I’ve partnered with Clorox® to provide tips, tools and time-saving products that will help to lighten your load and give you one less thing to do… so that you can focus on doing things for yourself and/or enjoying the beautiful spring weather with your family.

Who wants to spend all weekend cleaning when it’s so nice outside?

5 Cleaning Tips to Lighten Your Load

1. Avoid using elbow grease… at all costs!

I always tell my teens that if we clean our tubs and toilets weekly, we avoid having to spend a lot of energy scrubbing and scrubbing and scrubbing. Cleaning a little daily or weekly will help you avoid having to spend a lot of time deep-cleaning.

2. Ban all knick-knacks…for life!

Can I tell you a secret? My mother had knick-knacks. She had figurines and Curio cabinets with lots of glass shelving. It was a dusting nightmare and I vowed never to have knick-knacks as an adult…lol. Do I sound like it scarred me? It did!  Anyway, fewer knick-knacks means less dusting and more time enjoying the beautiful spring weather.

3. Get your kids involved as much as you can.

My kids were making beds and putting away toys as toddlers. There are a lot of chores that they can do without using cleaning products or chemicals, per EPA guidelines. For instance, my kids clean our baseboards with a damp cloth, monthly.  They make their own beds, fold their own clothes and put their own toys away. And since we are wiping and cleaning on a regular basis, we spend a lot less time doing it on the weekends.

4. Stop lying to yourself…use it or toss it.

If you have not used it or worn it in two years, donate it. You’ve literally passed on wearing that jacket or those boots for two winters in a row…so get rid of it already.  Because no…you’re not going to wear it next year.  If you follow this rule, you will not spend a lot of time de-cluttering your closets and home when you are spring cleaning.

5. Throw out old-school rules.

Old-school rules will have you cleaning all day long.  And who has time for that? So whenever possible, combine steps. For instance, you can clean, disinfect and deodorize your home all in one step with Clorox® Scentiva™ products, saving you time to enjoy the beautiful weather and your fresh clean home.

True Story: I cleaned my home using Clorox® Scentiva™ Disinfecting Wipes and Clorox® Scentiva™ Multi-Surface Cleaner last weekend.  And the house looked and smelled so good, the kids asked, “Who’s coming over?”  They thought we were having company…lol.  And everybody knows that when company is coming over, you spend extra time cleaning and deodorizing.  But I didn’t, I just used the Clorox® Scentiva™ and had my home fresh and clean in no time.



Clorox® Scentiva™ “Do-It-All” Prize Pack

I’ve partnered with Clorox® to bring you this awesome giveaway.  We’re giving one lucky winner a Clorox® Scentiva™ “Do-It-All” Prize Pack. And each time you enter to win and share this giveaway on social media, you will increase your odds of winning. The prize pack includes:

  • One (1) – Clorox® Scentiva™ Product Bundle ($21 value) – so that you can “Do-It-All” (clean, disinfect and deodorize) in one easy step. The bundle includes:

clorox-scentiva-wipes1-Clorox® Scentiva™ Disinfecting Wipes (Hawaiian)

1-Clorox® Scentiva™ Multi-Surface Cleaner (lavender & jasmine)

1-Clorox® Scentiva™ Disinfecting Wipes (lavender & jasmine)

1-Clorox® Scentiva™ Multi-Surface Cleaner (hawaiian)


  • One (1) – Hardcover copy of the bestselling book by Shonda Rhimes ($20 value)  – because you are committing to say yes to yourself going forward.
  • One (1) – Magnetic Dry Erase Weekly Calendar Board (18 x 7.5 Inches, Silver Aluminum Frame )($10 value)  – to organize your cleaning schedule.
  • One (1) – $100 Gift Cardto do something for yourself or with your family with all the free time that you now have.

My girls and I are doing our favorite past-time on the weekend – -hanging out on the couch.

How to Enter

Follow the instructions below. There is one mandatory step to enter—all others are optional and give you additional chances to win. Please be sure to read the terms and conditions as this giveaway is for US residents only.

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clorox-scentiva-cleanerAvailable year round, Clorox® Scentiva™ products include amazing destination-inspired scents, such as Hawaiian Sunshine and Tuscan Lavender & Jasmine, to improve the cleaning experience and transport your senses to an exotic escape.

But you shouldn’t have to choose between products that are effective and products that smell good.Clorox® Scentiva™ products provide the trusted cleaning and disinfecting power of your favorite Clorox® products.

Disclosure: This is part of a compensated campaign with Clorox® to spread the word about Clorox® Scentiva™ products that help you can clean, disinfect and deodorize all in one step. The tips and the opinions are my own.

About the author

Ronnie Tyler wrote 507 articles on this blog.

Ronnie Tyler is the co-creator of and co-producer of the films Happily Ever After: A Positive Image of Black Marriage, You Saved Me, Men Ain't Boys and Still Standing. The proud mom of 4 has been selected by Parenting Magazine as a Must-Read Mom and is one of Babble's Top 100 Mom Bloggers.


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