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The sun is finally out and it is feeling more like spring! We desperately needed some sunny weather to get the boys out of the house! With spring comes that extra giddy-up to spring clean! Okay maybe not. But it’s totally needed in our house! We’ve been here for almost 8 years and some things just seem to get overlooked day to day.
So we’ve been trying to tackle 1 to 2 small projects a week in our house to get ready for summer and entertaining!
So far we have tackled our master bathroom, reorganized the boy’s upstairs toys, and cleaned out our hall closest. We have a few big projects planned this summer, like our bedroom closest and laundry room, but for now, it feels good to tackle one little thing at a time!
Next up was our kitchen sink and underneath the sink cabinets! This is long overdue, but I had some extra motivation with this awesome care package from OXO sent me!
The first step of course to any project is to pull everything out and make a huge mess. This way you are committed and have no option to turn around! I kid, I kid. I usually have to do this during E’s nap otherwise he would do the reorganizing for me around our whole house and I would never find anything again. Jude, of course, came in and told BTR on me, “PAPA, Mama made a big mess in the kitchen and she better clean it up.” #facepalm, thanks, Jude!
After pulling everything out I looked to see what I could consolidate or throw away. A new rule in our house is if I haven’t used it in a year it needs to be donated or tossed! So that definitely applied to a few things in here. Then I scrubbed and cleaned the cabinet under the sink. The spring collection from Method smells SO GOOD. I used the all-purpose spray in the cabinets and I love the fresh citrus scent!
Then it was time to put everything back in place! The OXO 16 inch turntable was a perfect fit and I was able to fit all the cleaning supplies and spray bottles on it. I can easily get to all of them now!
The top of our sink also got a little TLC! I scrubbed everything really well, cleaned out our garbage disposal (throw some ice and a lemon in there and run it!), and also cleaned around the faucet. Next, I upgraded our dish cleaning game with these OXO accessories. The sink organizer is perfect to store a sponge and my new Method dish soap. I also have an OXO dish soap pump that will fit perfect there later! And I love that this organizer has a drain so nothing is just sitting in dirty water and it can dry quickly. We did a few rounds of dishes after entertaining this past weekend and the new squeegee was perfect for cleaning out large dishes that had sat out a bit while we were enjoying cocktails on the patio. And the palm scrubber is perfect to use on my favorite nonstick cookie sheets!
Now OXO also sent me this large sink mat, our sink is a weird size so it didn’t fit in there, but we’ve still been using it! I stuck a dish towel under it and have been using it to dry our hand washed dishes and it works perfectly!
Although cleaning is never “fun” for me, I will say with spring in the air it is so nice to get a fresh start on so many areas of our house! And of course, OXO always makes everything so easy! It’s simple, functional, and effective which is exactly what we need. Thanks for the fun package OXO and Method!