With the holidays quickly approaching, I must say I’ve become a bit of a cleaning fanatic. I love a sparkling clean home, which isn’t always easy to achieve with four adults, three kids, two dogs…and a partridge in a pear tree (all under one roof)! I’ve noticed that with the combo of colder weather, plus my harsh, chemical-laden products, things are really starting to take a toll on my my hands! They’re dry, cracking, and honestly a little painful. And that’s where Nixall comes in!
Nixall is a fabulous line of cleaning, and first aid products that are ALL-NATURAL! Their first aid spray takes care of the damage that’s already been done to my dry, cracked skin, and their all-natural cleaners help keep my home clean while being kind on my skin. And they don’t just have ME covered, but my pets, too! They’ve got products to keep them smelling fresh (which I love, especially during the holidays when guests drop by), and to help heal their scrapes and itchy hot spots.
Today I’m going to share with you 4 wonderful products from Nixall that might just help you get through the holiday season with more ease. I’m also going to share with you 5 of my tips for keeping your home spotless for the holidays!
1. Nixall Cleanser.
Unlike traditional cleansers that contain harsh chemicals, Nixall® contains hypochlorous acid, a naturally occurring molecule of the human body, making it a very powerful deodorizer and cleaner, but still totally safe to use around your family and pets.
2. Nixall First Aid Solution.
VETRESPONSE Skin Coat Grooming Solution oxygenates and hydrates the skin, maintaining a healthy and shiny coat for your cat, dog or equine animal. Used by Veterinarians and tagged as ‘a groomer’s best friend’, VETRESPONSE is not only safe and effective in making your furry friend look great, but it also removes odors on contact, leaving them smelling good too!
4. Nixall VetResponse Wound + Skin Solution.
VETRESPONSE line of products offers to you the pet lover and livestock owner, the most effective and affordable wound management product in the world. We have done this with an easy to use, one-step, non-toxic, and environmentally friendly solution.
For more information about Nixall’s line of all-natural products, visit their website!
5 Essential Holiday Cleaning Tips
In our busy home, I will admit that I struggle at times with housekeeping. However, I’ve recently implemented some great routines that I’ve been able to stick with, that have helped me maintain a clean & orderly home! Yay!
1. Get up early every morning, shower, and get ready for the day.
Are you asking yourself, “What in the world does this have to do with a clean house?!” Well, for me, everything! It’s all about starting my day with the right mindset. I find that when I feel good and I’m dressed well, and I look presentable enough to go anywhere or have company drop by at any time, I’m much MUCH more motivated than I am when I’ve stayed in my pajamas all day moping around the house. It sets the tone for a productive day, making me feel better about myself and ready to tackle anything.
2. Set a goal and put a time limit on it.
The last thing you want to be doing is struggling with housework…all. day. long. That’s not fun for anyone! To keep myself in check, I set a goal with everything I want to get done that day, and I tell myself I’m not going to do any housework beyond 10am (other than cleaning up any messes that are made as we go about our day). Having a goal in mind prevents me from feeling overwhelmed, and also keeps me from running myself ragged. It makes me work hard and fast for a short amount of time, and frees up the rest of my day to enjoy with kids.
3. Make the beds every single morning.
I started doing this a couple years ago, and maybe it wasn’t LIFE CHANGING, but….ok it was sort of life changing. Walking into a room with a bed that has been made just makes everything feel more put together. Even on the days where I can’t muster up the motivation to do much housework, I always make the beds. I’ve gotten it down to a science, and it only takes me about 30 seconds start to finish. Small price to pay for such a huge reward.
4. Baby wipes can do anything.
I’ve mastered the technique of quick cleaning using baby wipes! I take just a few seconds here and there, grab a baby wipe, and quickly dust off furniture, clean dog hair off the couch, wipe down the bathroom vanities, spot clean the floor, and wipe off the toilet. For busy moms, wet wipes are a huge help! You can even attach a wet wipe to your Swiffer Duster for an instant disposable damp mop.
5. Good enough is good enough!
My house will never look like a magazine…until my last child goes to college, that is, and then IT’S ON! But for now, we live here! I clean daily, but there’s random stuff strewn about because we have toddlers in the house. Ya know what? It’s clean, it smells good, it’s fairly picked up, and good enough is good enough! I wouldn’t be ashamed if company dropped by unannounced, and that’s a goal I’ve worked on for a while! You will drive yourself crazy striving for complete perfection (trust me, I’ve been there), so just let it go and enjoy your life!
You can find more great articles from Kelli Brink on her blog Food, Wine & Poopy Diapers!