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The last time I posted, it was right after Carter bit through his tongue, bled everywhere and vomited blood on everything.  Remember?  Good, because I’d rather not.

Needless to say, after that night EVERYTHING needed to be disinfected.  Usually, I wait until the kids are in bed to do my cleaning.  I need to make sure things are getting disinfected and germs are dying, but I don’t want my kids exposed to chemical fumes.  But after that up-all-night episode, cleaning had to happen STAT.

Enter, Lysol Power & Free!

I was so thankful that I had just received the Lysol Power & Free multi-purpose spray and cleaning wipes to review!  I was able to get rid of all the germy blood-and-vomit yuckiness without worrying that I was exposing the kids to harsh chemicals and fumes.  And FYI, it removes bloody vomit stains from leather couches.  Just so you know.

The Lysol Power & Free line is bleach-free.  It actually cleans using hydrogen peroxide, which dissolves into water and oxygen.  This is awesome because it means that it isn’t leaving behind chemical residues…no more worrying about rinsing the chemicals off of surfaces after cleaning them!

I’m usually a bit wary about products that claim to be “chemical free” or whatever, because I’ve found that they usually don’t work very well.  Not the case with Lysol Power & Free.  Before trying out this line, I always used regular Lysol and I honestly can’t tell a difference between the effectiveness of the two.

One of the best parts for me is the fresh scent it leaves behind.  I am a sucker for clean, fresh scents and Lysol Power & Free’s Citrus Sparkle Zest delivers!

The Lysol Power & Free line has gotten itself a new loyal customer.  Being able to safely disinfect around the kids while making the house smell amazing?  Who could ask for more?

Disclosure: I was provided the Lysol Power & Free multi-purpose spray and cleaning wipes to review.  All opinions are my own.

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With three small children, our house can go to from clean-ish to pigsty pretty quickly.  The culprit?  Clutter!  Get rid of the clutter, and a “dirty” house looks a lot better immediately.  Not only that, it makes it much easier to do actual cleaning like dusting and scrubbing when you don’t have to move piles of stuff that are out of place.

For us, most of our clutter comes from the kids bringing down stuff from their rooms upstairs.  Also, our school stuff that we don’t use everyday is stored upstairs, so there are always a few things that need to be brought back up to the storage room after we’re done using them.  I’ll often make piles of stuff in each room that needs to be brought back upstairs next time I go, but I’m almost always carrying a 23-pound baby up the stairs with me, which makes it a bit difficult.

But I’ve come up with a solution.  I take a laundry basket through the downstairs and throw in everything that needs to be taken upstairs.  Then I can take it upstairs all at once.  Once it’s all rounded up, I can sort everything into piles according to which room it goes in, and put it all away at once.

Incidentally, this technique also comes in handy when you’re about to have unexpected company!  Don’t ask me how I know.


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