Hey y’all, I hope everyone is doing well. Have you ever got a product and were so pleased with the results. Nowadays, it’s unfortunate, but many products never hold up to their claims. Today I’m sharing…
Before we get into these products, let me first disclose that these are not clean/organic products. Also, I always recommend wearing protective gloves and testing an inconspicuous spot when using any new cleaner.
First up is Trivona Granite Sealer & Protectant.Just when I was at the point of a mental breakdown due to the new countertop material, I found this product, and it is amazing. We use it daily on our quartzite to keep it sealed and protected. Quartzite is natural and is such a porous material it absorbs anything.
Dawn Powerwashhas so many uses at my home. From dishwashing to baseboards to outside on the grills. This is a power-packed cleaner and is not as harsh as some heavy-duty cleaners tend to be. I love that they have refills available, which helps with the cost savings. We have one at each sink area and outside by the grills at all times.
Krud Kutter Cleaner and Degreaser. I have been using this product going on 6 years. This is a game changer if you have dogs that drool onto your walls and baseboards. This is available in a few forms ranging from concentrated to outdoor usage.
Long’s Toilet Ring Remover. I have been using this since I got married, so going on 20 years. I learned about this product from my mother-in-law. When I say a miracle in a bottle. This stuff does not disappoint and does not take a lot of arm work either. The key is to make sure you lower the water below the ring you are trying to remove and make sure you use the special applicator brush. I recommend using this product in moderation. I am not sure what or how it works, but it does. I always buy in bulk when I’m back home, and now I can order off Amazon. This is a must-try product!!!
Last but certainly not least, there is Pledge Restoring Wood Oil. I found this a few months ago, thanks to my husband. He was polishing his wainscotting and said you really should try this…of course, I didn’t at first. I later tested it out and soon ordered my own supply. I use this on all the woodwork in our home, along with our furniture. It not only gives it an amazing shine, but it helps repel dust. This is super helpful because it cuts down my dusting time.
I use these products at least once a week.
I also share below some additional go-to products I keep stocked at home.
If I could only choose one of my top 5, it would definitely be the Long’s Toilet Ring Remover. I hate cleaning toilets, and this stuff makes it a breeze. Be sure to let me know if you use any of these products or decide to try one. Be Well. Omniley
I must admit my pantries were looking quite a mess at the end of this year. This was a priority on my list and I finally tackled the project again. For those of you who are new here, I have two pantries one I use in the traditional way and the other one I use to mainly store all of my serving ware and tabletop decor. Things tend to get crowded and both pantries were long overdue for a purge.
I started by taking everything out of the pantry and placing it in groups on my table. I then began going through everything checking expiration dates. This is the easy step I think…I can’t believe how many expired items I had in my pantry-shameful.
Once you have purged, check what you don’t need or never used and see if it can be donated in a sustainable matter. I then looked at my groups and at my space and calculated how many bins and containers I would need. I ended up going with Home Edits’ large bin they are 10 x 10 x 6 and fit perfectly on our shelves. I initially had white woven containers and got so many complaints from my husband and son so I switched it out for the clear ones. Once I switched to the clear ones I didn’t bother labeling of course.
I think it’s very important to be practical about your family pantry use behavior otherwise they will wreck your project. I’ve opted to put the highly used items on a Lazy Susan it’s readily accessible and makes life easier for everyone.
I would say my favorite time-saver I tackled with this project is by far organizing my spices! This spice rack is very versatile it can be used in a drawer, place on the countertop, or mounted to a wall as I did.
My family is not too heavy on snacks so our pantry may look different from yours, but you get the idea right? I hope this brings you some inspiration to organize that pantry. Be Well-Omniley