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Bring the Caribbean to your home with Sofrito Shrimp Guacamole with Tostones Cups.

Bring the Caribbean to your home with Sofrito Shrimp Guacamole with Tostones Cups.

  I am always looking to make something new and exciting in my kitchen. I have found that when making food I often get inspired to make a dish that you wouldn’t normally make, but will have on vacation. This recipe is inspired by my […]

Free and Discounted Fries Deals For National Fry Day

Free and Discounted Fries Deals For National Fry Day

Who doesn’t like Fried Potatoes? Well, we all do especially my daughter, Jada, who we call the “Potato Queen”! She loves potatoes in all ways, but Fried is her favorite. Hot and salted perfectly with a side of ketchup is the best! July 13, 2020, […]

15 Ways To Clean Your House Fast

15 Ways To Clean Your House Fast

Now that we are spending more time at home, it’s important we keep it neat so we can enjoy it and feel comfortable. Trying to keep it clean constantly can be time-consuming and stressful.

Here are a few quick ways to get your house clean pretty quickly.

Hang up jackets and put away shoes

It only takes an extra minute to put away jackets and neatly line up your shoes. Tuck these items away to instantly make your entryway appear more organized.

Load the dishwasher

Are you known for leaving dirty dishes in the sink for a few extra days? Toss those plates and pans into the dishwasher to clear the counter and clean up the sink area.

Clear countertops

Being at home all day makes us cook, eat snacks, have dishes, and food wraps everywhere. Clear everything off your countertops so it looks cleaner.

Wipe down countertops (and appliances)

A quick way to spruce up your space is to wipe down countertops and all appliances. Use stainless steel wipes to remove all smudges and smears on your fridge, dishwasher or oven.

Sweep and vacuum

Give your floors a quick clean by sweeping up crumbs and vacuuming any dirt or pet hair. Don’t have time to vacuum the whole house? Clean up the rooms you will spend more time in like your home office, your kitchen, and your living room. 

Empty trash cans and recycling

Remove any bad odors or overflowing trash by emptying trash cans and taking out the recycling.

Make your bed

Keep the routine and give your bedroom a quick makeover by simply making the bed, that way you won’t be tempted to stay in bed all day.

Throw dirty clothes in the hamper

One of the easiest tricks to making a space appear clean is to make sure all clothing is tossed in the hamper and hidden in the closet.

Put away cords

Cords create clutter. Coil up your chargers, controllers, and headphones and neatly tuck them away in a safe spot.

Clear clutter

Clutter can easily be anywhere in your home. Choose a high-traffic area like the kitchen and tuck away mail in a drawer, put appliances into place, and remove any electronics or purses that might be on the counter.

Wipe down your bathroom sink

Give the sink a quick clean by wiping it down with a paper towel or cleaning wipe. While the whole bathroom won’t be clean, it will appear fresh and neat.

Fluff pillows and fold blankets

Tidy up your living room with a quick fluff of the pillows and fold blankets. Stack blankets in a corner or put them away in storage bins.

Open up blinds

Bring in natural daylight to make your room appear clean and welcoming. Open up blinds or curtains in the kitchen and living room to brighten up the space.

Light a candle

Lighting a scented candle is a simple trick to make a space feel less messy. Candles can bring a sense of tranquility to a room.

Add fresh flowers

If all else fails, add a few flowers or houseplants to your home to freshen up a room. A small vase in the bathroom or a full bouquet in the kitchen will make your house look cleaner than it is.

How do you get your home ready in a pinch? Share your quick cleaning tips and tricks in the comments below!

This is not a sponsored post. This post is in collaboration with Porch.com and written by Lorena Romo one of our contributors. Photo credit RF123

Let’s have a BBQ by making an Easy Tuna Macaroni Salad with Safe Catch Tuna

Let’s have a BBQ by making an Easy Tuna Macaroni Salad with Safe Catch Tuna

Recently I was asked to do a review on Safe Catch Tuna. Which to me since I love eat and cook, I thought it would be a great product to review about and maybe get something to eat from it. Plus it being summer there […]

Make this for your Next Gathering: Easy Southern Style Potato Egg Salad

Make this for your Next Gathering: Easy Southern Style Potato Egg Salad

  Since Summer is here, bring on the BBQs, Get Together’s and Family Reunions by having a salad that people love to eat! Every family has a potato salad recipe they love to cook and I am going to share the recipe given to me […]


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Let’s have a BBQ by making an Easy Tuna Macaroni Salad with Safe Catch Tuna

Let’s have a BBQ by making an Easy Tuna Macaroni Salad with Safe Catch Tuna

Recently I was asked to do a review on Safe Catch Tuna. Which to me since I love eat and cook, I thought it would be a great product to review about and maybe get something to eat from it. Plus it being summer there […]

COUCHBED IS What Families Need In Their Homes!

COUCHBED IS What Families Need In Their Homes!

DISCLAIMER: THIS POST IS NOT SPONSORED. THIS POST IS IN COLLABORATION WITH CouchBed . ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN.  SEE MY DISCLOSURE/ PRIVACY POLICY. THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS. CouchBed, the manufacturer of the cooling-gel memory foam mattress that doubles as a couch, announced today […]

Parents Bring the Vegas Experience to you with Confetti Casino!

Parents Bring the Vegas Experience to you with Confetti Casino!

After a long day being after the kids, working or hours spent tackling life’s to-do lists, we’re all looking for the best way to de-stress and relax. In other words, as parents, all need our “me” time. Usually, for me, this might mean cuddling up […]

As the Kids Will Play, So Can The Parents On The Weekends At Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival

As the Kids Will Play, So Can The Parents On The Weekends At Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival

The festival officially kicked off  May 27th but you have a few  weekends left until July 1 to enjoy amazing food selections and savory drink specials, the Food and Wine Festival has to offer to  Busch Gardens goers Don’t miss out on all the fun and […]

MilSpouses: Practice Self-Love This Year With SpouseLink!

MilSpouses: Practice Self-Love This Year With SpouseLink!

Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored.  This post is a collaboration between  SpouseLink on behalf of FitFabFun.This promotion is in no way sponsored by Facebook or FabFitFun. See my disclosure/ privacy policy.   It’s no secret that MilSpouses are used to putting others first. Whether it’s your […]