Having time at home lately has been so gratifying. It’s made us want to organize every pantry, drawer, closet and keep everything more tidy than ever. Maybe its the new year, or just the neat freaks in us coming on strong lately, but we decided to pack away all the Christmas decorations a little earlier than usual this year. It usually makes us sad to see all the twinkling lights and garland taken down, but this season, something felt so cleansing about it all. No clutter, no fallen greenery and garland pieces on the floor, just everything where it’s meant to be. Okay, that does sound maybe just a tad bit sad, and we’re definitely the furthest thing from a couple of Scrooges around here, but something about it all made us feel a little antsy and to be perfectly honest, we got tired of dusting and vacuuming around everything, so away it went.
We powered through it the day after Christmas, carefully wrapped up all the delicate ornaments, rolled up the garland, and cleaned all the little faux pine needles from our Christmas tree and the shedding from our garland that adorned each archway.
It’s amazing how much of that collected in the corners and oh my, the dustballs! We weren’t kidding when we say the Pet Hair Eraser® Lift-Off® Upright Pet Vacuum has been our secret weapon lately. It’s been a game changer. (Check out our previous post about it here.)
Before we moved the furniture back to its original pre-holiday position we used the LED Lighted Crevice Tool attachment to clean all the windowsills, that are usually hard to reach. We have old wooden window frames and when we had them painted when we moved in, we went with a matte finish paint, which I love the look of, but all the dust sticks to it. Not sure if we would do that again. The LED Lighted Crevice Tool has such a strong suction and gets every little nook and cranny, it was therapeutic seeing them all super clean. The Lift-Off canister made moving around super easy too, so it was a win-win!
So everything is back in it’s place now and we feel like we can breath again. We’ve had some trouble with Henry by the windows, barking like crazy at the UPS delivery men and our post lady recently, which was partially why we moved the couch for a bit, but we’re working on it. At least we have the shedding on the velvet sofa under control. One thing at a time, right? 😉
We’re excited to host a contest with BISSELL to giveaway a Pet Hair Eraser Lift Off Vacuum to one lucky reader. All you have to do is comment below, sharing what your most challenging cleaning task is. For an extra entry, head to our IG and comment by tagging a friend who would love to win one too. The winner will be announced next Friday, 1/5/18. Good luck!
*This post is made in partnership with BISSELL. As always, all thoughts & opinions are our own.