Spring cleaning is the perfect excuse to declutter your life. We get used to the way our homes look, and sometimes that can be a little dirtier than we'd like it to be.


If we see a stain every day, after a while, it looks like it's always been there and it belongs in the landscape. So, you need a clean break.

It is so important to deep clean every nook and cranny and start the season fresh. And remember that your kitchen counter was white at some point.

DAZZ Whole House Refill Pack

Nowadays being green is as important as being clean. Some products can be really harmful to the environment and it's important to try and use quality products that are also taking care of Mother Earth.

These tablets are perfect to fill a 32 oz bottle of anything from a window to surface cleaners. You just add water to your reusable bottles and you're good to go.

$10.99

Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Kitchen Basics

This is the perfect kit to have the cleanest kitchen. All your food is there, so you want to make sure it's clean and the products are safe. This kit includes dish soap, hand soap, and multi-surface cleaner.

You can pick your favorite smell, this particular one smells like peppermint.

$19.84

iRobot Roomba 675 Robot Vacuum

I know we all are aware of the Roomba. It's a vacuum that works on its own. This particular has wi-fi connectivity and works with Alexa.

The vacuum is perfect for anything from pet hair to cleaning crumbs from carpets and hard floors. It's also self-charging which is a huge bonus.

$157.11

Scrubbing Bubbles Fresh Gel Toilet Bowl Cleaning Stamps

Nobody wants to clean the toilet, but it's important. No one wants to do their business in a nasty toilet. Plus, you definitely don't want all the bacteria coming out of it.

But nobody wants to put their hand in there to scrub it out either. So, these cleaning stamps will keep your toilet bowl fresh. Plus it smells like "rain shower," whatever that is.

$14.23

Mrs. Meyer’s Laundry Detergent

A lot of us have used Tide pods and all those alternatives. But, Mrs. Meyer's products are vegan and safe for the whole family. Plus, they have a large selection of scents that will have your clothes smell washing machine fresh for a while and don't leave soap scum.

My favorite is "honeysuckle."

$15.34

Premium Microfiber Cloth

What you use to clean is so important. It's important to have a specific cloth for each place you clean. You don't want to clean the kitchen cabinets and shower curtains with the same stuff.

And, definitely use something you can just throw in the washer and reuse. Clorox wipes are not meant to use on everything.

Each one of these cloth towels can be used to clean anything like glass, stainless steel, and everything in between. Just pick a color for each thing.

$7.99

Giottos Rocket Blaster

I'm going to tell you a secret. Your keyboard is nasty. There are a lot of germs that get trapped between the keys and let's be honest, you're not cleaning it daily. But, this rocket blaster will make it easy to clean that keyboard. Just keep it by your desk.

It also includes a microfiber cloth for the screen and a lens pen for, well lenses.

$17.09

Puracy All-Purpose Cleaner Household Natural Multi-Surface Spray

This is a natural cleaner for all surfaces. You can use it for those coffee tables, and bookshelves you haven't dusted since your mom came to visit. There has never been a more important time to keep all those surfaces squicky clean.

$11.98

SHOWA 730 Nitrile Cotton Flock-lined Chemical Resistant Glove

All those chemicals you're using to clean surfaces can be harsh on your hands. You don't want to have to moisturize every ten mins because of how intensely you clean. Also, you avoid touching the toilets with your hands.

$12.72

Bar Keepers Friend Soft Cleanser

This is a friendly cleanser for all stainless steel, porcelain, ceramic, tile, etc. All those surfaces that you don't want scratch still need some heavy-duty cleaning.

$17.99

Christmas is upon us. It's time to get those Christmas present lists together.

So... who has been naughty and who has been nice?

Who is getting diamonds and who is getting coal? Yuck, coal. Is that even a thing anymore? Who even started that idea?

There has to be some funnier or more "for the times" type of "you've been naughty" stocking stuffer.

I feel like the statement coal used to make is kind of last century at this point.

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Maybe it already has?

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Here's an idea.

Maybe they're just older, have more experience, and are trying to keep us from being dumbasses in public. At least, that's what I think.

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