A freshly cleaned home brings us just about as big of a smile to our face as a newly NEAT home. Are you suprised?
That being said, we are by no means experts when it comes to cleaning. FACT! But we do happen to keep a few close friends who know a thing or two about the subject, and their names just might be ones you recognize!
1. What do you recommend as the first step to getting one’s Spring Cleaning started?
Clean Mama :: Spring cleaning is different for everyone and every home that is in need of a little spring cleaning. My best advice is to capitalize on the urge to do a little spring cleaning if/when it hits. Open those windows, let the fresh air in, and do a little cleaning where your home needs it most. Make a list of a handful of areas or spots in your home that need a little attention and work your way down the list. By starting with a list and a plan you’ll be able to do your spring cleaning in no time!
Mrs. Meyer’s :: Before starting any seasonal cleaning project – it’s important to keep in mind the 3 P’s – prioritize, plan and products. Each of us has our own philosophy when it comes to cleaning. For example, our namesake Thelma Meyer’s (yes, there is a real Mrs. Meyer!) believes there’s a happy medium between perfectionism and a happy, “lived in” home. Think about what’s most important to get accomplished during your spring cleaning session and focus effort on those areas. Stick with a plan to avoid being sucked into the rabbit hole of cleaning, such as the simple sock drawer organization that transforms into a whole closet makeover. Lastly, make sure you have the right products on hand to make clean up easier and more enjoyable. For example, Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day products are made with plant-derived ingredients and essential oils that smell great and still work like the dickens.
2. What are your hottest new product(s) this Spring and what should we know about them?
Common Goods :: This Spring, we’re very excited to launch our first ever Kickstarter campaign! We’ve developed a brand-new refill line that delivers 2-4 refills of our hand soap, dish soap, all-purpose cleaner, bathroom cleaner or laundry detergent direct to your door. We’ve listened to the needs of customers for over six years now and have developed a product that has the same safe and green formulations people love with the added convenience of home delivery. On top of that, our refill boxes use 83% less plastic than the equivalent bottles, and help further our mission to reduce the amount of plastics in the home and eco-system! The campaign starts today and we hope everyone will consider visiting the campaign page to learn more about the product and the fantastic rewards we’re offering participants!
Mrs. Meyer’s :: We have a little spring in our step with two new fresh seasonal scents Lilac and Peony. The subtle, rosy scent of Peony and rich and vibrant Lilac brings a spritz of spring and freshness to the indoors. Each scent is available in a dish soap, hand soap and multi-surface cleaner for a springier spring clean. We also have a Peony gift set that includes a hand soap and hand lotion as a perfect pick-me-up for the start of the season.
3. In your opinion, what is the NEATest thing about Spring :)?
Clean Mama :: Spring cleaning of course! As a midwesterner, spring cleaning – throwing open the windows (and cleaning them) is almost a right of passage into the season of all things new. I absolutely love taking the time to spiff and tidy up in the spring to relax and enjoy the weather and being outside in the summer.
Mrs. Meyer’s :: Spring is NEAT because it marks renewal all around us. New blooms and scents awaken our senses and lifts spirits. It’s signal the start of something inspirational and promising for the days ahead.
4. Anything else you want to share regarding Spring Cleaning?
Mrs. Meyer’s :: After you’ve finished giving your home a little TLC – don’t forget about yourself. Mrs. Meyer’s recently launched their latest body care installment, body wash to help you clean up real nice after a spring cleaning session with moisturizing formulas and garden-fresh scents.
Have you added these items to your shopping list yet? Something tells us Spring will be extra special this year if you do!
the NEAT girls