This is a sponsored post written by me in collaboration with Dremel. All ideas and opinions are my own.
Does the thought of deep cleaning your home make you a bit anxious? You’re not alone! I know it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you already have a lot going on. And now that our baby boy has joined the family, I find it a lot harder to carve out time for household tasks. Since our goal is to move by this upcoming fall, my plan for the summer is to purge and deep clean every corner of our home. Currently, my days are filled to the brim which means I have to get creative when it comes to my to-do list.
Right now I’m focused on deep cleaning one my favorite rooms in the house – the kitchen. It’s where I spend the bulk of my time and where my kids gather throughout the day. Today I’m sharing some of my favorites tips along with a new cleaning tool that is helping me tackle the kitchen and save a lot of time!
Refrigerator – This is the easiest appliance to deep clean. Wipe it down once it’s fairly empty, and before you head to the grocery store so you don’t have to worry about shuffling food around. I also like to remove the crisper drawers and wash them in the sink.
Microwave – To clean the microwave, I like to add a few tablespoons of vinegar in a microwave-safe bowl and heat it up for a few minutes. Simply allow the bowl to sit for a couple of minutes to allow the steam to work and wipe clean.
Dishwasher – Remove junk and food from the filter. Sprinkle the bottom of the washer with baking soda and run a cycle on the hottest setting.
Range – Although our oven has a self-cleaning option, every few months I like to give it a good scrubbing.
I’ve been using the Dremel Versa High Power Cleaner to clean the inside of the oven door as well as the stovetop. I just sprinkle some baking soda and spray with vinegar.
Next, I scrub it with the blue non-scratch pad since it’s great on surfaces that need extra attention.
Walls and baseboards
Wipe down your walls and baseboards with warm soapy water to get rid of dirt. For tougher stains and scuff marks use the Dremel Versa with the eraser pad attachment.
Sliding door and window tracks
During the winter I’m not able to open windows and sliding doors for an extended period of time, so the tracks tend to accumulate a lot of dirt.
To clean, I sprinkle baking soda on the track and spray with vinegar. Next, I scrub it with the bristle brush on the Dremel Versa and wipe clean.
Sink and faucet
Spray kitchen sink and faucet with vinegar or an all-purpose household cleaner. Allow it to sit for 10 minutes and scrub with the bristle brush on the Dremel Versa. I love how shiny my sink and faucet look afterward!
Why the Dremel Versa?
As someone that prefers simple systems when it comes to household chores, I wasn’t fully convinced that I needed the help of a cleaning tool. But I’m glad I gave the Dremel Versa a try and truly put it to the test. When I realized that I could scrub my oven door in half the time I knew this wasn’t just another fancy tool.
I love that I’m able to clean a variety of surfaces with little to no effort. One minute I was scrubbing the tub, and the next I was deep cleaning my oven with just a switch of the cleaning pad. I never thought I needed a tool like this, but now I can’t imagine cleaning without it. Not only does it help me tackle tough cleaning jobs, it also reduces my cleaning time. That’s a win-win for this busy mama!
The Dremel Versa is also lightweight so I can easily control it with one hand. I noticed I don’t experience the typical wrist pain I get from scrubbing since it reduces the stress from my hands. Plus the fact that it’s cordless is a bonus because I can take it virtually anywhere.
For your next cleaning job, enlist the help of Dremel Versa! You can purchase the Dremel Versa at Home Depot, Lowes or Amazon. You can also learn more about the Versa by going to Dremel.com.