Aug 23, 2018

Embracing Life's Surprises with Bona Quick-Clean Solution + GIVEAWAY

This post is sponsored by Bona but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

With the excitement of moving into our new home in a few weeks, there's pretty much an unspoken rule that any point in time, someone will be coming over! Luckily, I have two little toddlers who sure make a lot of noise when someone comes in the driveway which can give me about a minute or two to put a few things away, toss dirty dishes into the dishwasher and go great them at the front door.
Having a visitor can be a welcoming time to catch up and visit ( especially with the excitement of our brand new home and wanting to share all the work we've put into it ) but chances are, if someone is wanting to stop by for  a few glasses of wine I'll need a few minutes to get ready. Here is my routine for putting our house together under short notice as well as a few tips for welcoming your guests with your best Martha Stewart game face!


1. Stock Up On Snacks - To ensure you have a few things to serve your guests, keep a stash of nonperishable snacks that require little to no prep. Chips and crackers, canned salsa and dried meats are always a great idea to put a simple meat and cheese board together. For a fun touch, I love having slice-and-bake chocolate chip cookies that are easy to cut and throw in the oven! I also have seasonal coffee creamer to make those that are coming out of town or needing some long over do girl time feel welcome.

2. Pick Up Clutter - Having a plan to organize clutter can really help you save time when visitors decide to show up in a few minutes time. I'll have a few storage bins on hand to throw everything from old magazines to toys that are taking over my living room. These things are easy to just throw under the bed and take out again after guests have finished.
3. Dust Counters and Floors- I'll be honest and say that I never think about dusting but it's always needed after I take my finger and trail it down a dusty table or even the floors! I take a dust rag and dust down the counter tops. The Bona® Disposable Dusting Cloths make the floors extremely easy for me too! It has a 3D design that utilizes thousands of it's fluffy fibers to effectively lock away dust, dirt and even pet hair! In fact, it actually cleans 1.8X faster than the leading sweeping cloths surfaces!

4. Mop Floors - As a Mom I realize my floors aren't going to be sparkling but I want them at least to be as clean as they can! There many products I've used in the past but I noticed a difference when I used my Bona® Premium Microfiber Mop! It has thick pads that are infused with Bona proprietary cleaning solutions which is designed for hardwood floor care! My favorite thing is that it truly cleans 40% faster due to the extra-large mop design so I don't have to spend hours cleaning my floors when my guests are about to arrive. 

Don’t forget, if you tell me your favorite quick cleaning tip, you’ll be entered to win the Bona® Quick Clean system. The winner will be chosen at random between comments here, as well as on Instagram. Good luck! Don’t forget to sign up for the Bona newsletter on the BonaFide Fanatics fan page as well, or click here to learn more.


How do you keep your house looking it's best when under pressure? 

Any fun tips or tricks that you have? 



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28 comments:

  1. My favorite quick-cleaning tip: throw all your kitchen clutter in the dishwasher! Just make sure to empty it out before you run it, hahaha.

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  2. I have used product of other brand but never tried it. I am a clean freak person so I need it.

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  4. My biggest pet peeve in the entire world is having dirty floors, seriously it drives me INSANE. This sounds like such a great product! My favorite tip is: as you're picking up the house separate the items like bathroom stuff, kids toys, my stuff ect. Then you just have to grab each pile, take them to the room they belong to and it's much easier to put them away.

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  5. I love having a clean house, but with 4 kids it can be difficult! I use Bona on my wood floors and love it!

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  6. Love Bona products!! It's the only product I use on my wood floors.

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  7. Talk about small world. We just used this to clean our floors in the living room this morning. It worked great.

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  8. I try to keep my house as clean as possible but with a male-dominant household (even our dog is a male!), that is definitely a challenge! I will look for this Bona Quick Clean solutions. This may be the life-saver I have been searching for.

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  9. We use Bona for our wood floors and it leaves our floors clean and shiny.

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  10. I totally NEED this in my life - gotta grab one.

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  11. This seems like the go to product to have everything clean in one place!

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  12. I have one year old twins and they sure know how to make messes, I need this product in my cleaning closet.

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  13. Such products are always required in all homes...who doesnt like a clean Home?.
    Thank you

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  14. My sister has been using these for a while and swears by them. My house is all tile, so I have to mop often. I'll have to check these out.

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  15. Cuteness overload <3 <3
    It's so fluffy that even the baby is all over it!

    Cheers,
    La Dolce Musica
    www.nouw.com/ladolcemusica

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  17. Great product. Sadly it is not yet in the Philippine market.:(

    Would love to have one.

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  18. Thats surely seems like a great product. I just showed this to my wife and she loved it too!

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  19. This looks like a great product? I'm curious if it works better than swiffer - the thicker pads on bona look like it picks up more!

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  20. These are great tips all around! Especially keeping some snacks on hand. I confess, I bake up a storm of things like zucchini-chocolate-chip quick breads and muffins in the summer so I can pull some out of the freezer if someone comes for tea :)...

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  21. I definitely could use this for my apartment! My hardwood floors get so dirty!

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    1. Congrats JESS! You are the WINNER of the Bona Kit! Send me an email ( CaitsCozyCorner@Gmail.com ) and send me your address so I can send you your kit :)

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  22. I got a Bona mop as a housewarming gift from a friend. She said it was the best for hardwood floors.

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  23. This is my exact routine for when my girls come over. I'll definitely have to check out the Bona mop.

    xx Tatyanna
    http://www.apopoflife.com

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  24. Never used Bona, but they sound great. I think having snacks on hand is a great idea if you know people are going to be randomly stopping by.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  25. I definitely need to dust more...it usually only happens when I notice a build-up. And that's too late! Thanks for the suggestions.

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  26. Bona is a brand I keep meaning to try but I keep forgetting about. I am going to put this on my shopping list for sure.

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