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This post is sponsored by Spot Shot® Instant Carpet Stain Remover and WD-40® Multi-Use Product.
Let’s keep this short and sweet today, shall we? Want to win a bundle of things that makes life feel a little more “back in order”? Then this is the giveaway for you.
Through the years of having this blog, I’ve made a lot of jokes about avoiding cleaning — or my complete lack of organization — or just the simple state of chaos that life seems to have when you’re constantly renovating (drywall and sawdust come to mind, coughcough). And while all of that is true, I also realized that there is another side of that chaos: finally getting fed up.
When a house is supposed to feel like home, things like not being able to use my master bathroom or the patio door constantly getting stuck pile onto any pre-existing stresses I have in a given week. The mistake that I usually make is procrastinating. Avoiding. Finding the instant fix to get me through the minute, but not the month. In time, I’ve come to realize that as much as I might hate the effort of keeping my house clean or fixing the things that are constantly slowing me down, I should be working to fix the long-term chaos just as much.
I’ve started small; I’ve slowly added routines and products to the house that inch me forward — things that let me adult just a little bit better. And when you find the right things that work for you, it’s worth sharing. So when This post is sponsored by Spot Shot® Instant Carpet Stain Remover (the folks who are saving my new living room rug from the furry-but-cute menace who lives here rent-free) reached out about doing a bundled giveaway and getting life a little more in order, I figured it would be perfect timing (especially for you back-to-school peeps too)!
While I don’t have to really worry about Charlie having accidents on my carpeted areas, I do have to worry about her tracking in sludge. If you’ve never heard of Georgia red clay before, it’s basically dirt’s more sinister cousin; it’s thick, has a tendency to sabotage your garden if you aren’t used to working with it, and it can stain a carpet in no time.
With a new rug, and new sectional in the living room, I added Spot Shot to my “use in case of spill” stash, and I can say with confidence that this stuff 1) works! and 2) doesn’t require a whole lot of scrubbing in order to work its magic (it really is spray, blot, done). In a pinch, I even used it on my couch after *someone* (coughcough) accidentally spilled a little of my favorite celebrity-inspired ice cream flavor and got chocolate on my brand new sofa. It may be designed for carpets and rugs, but for me, a cleaning product within reach that I know is reliable is pretty much the only way I can have nice things.
As I mentioned yesterday, it’s kind of weird when there’s a product I use for DIY all the time and forget that I can also use it for household tasks, too — like when I used my pneumatic oil to fix my sliding glass door or when I prevented my cheap dollar store pruning shears from rusting like an old tin can. WD-40® Multi-Use Product has been kind of an old standard of my dad’s, and I suppose I picked up the same habit from him: keeping a can or two around is never a bad idea.
While these two products are the main highlights of today’s giveaway, there are also other prizes in the bundle (I’m sorry not to have a full list, but it’s a $100 value). It also includes a $50 Walmart gift card, so you can pick up other things that might be on your back-to-school or just-need-wine-for-emergencies stash (no judgment here!). If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know how this goes:
- Prize: Lots of items — $50 Walmart gift card, Spot Shot product bundle, WD-40 product bundle
- Number of winners: One (1)
- Geo restrictions: Sorry, U.S. only
- Giveaway ends: Tuesday, Sept 5 at 11:59pm
- To enter: leave an answer to the giveaway question in the comments below and mark that you’ve entered in the Rafflecopter widget in this post (if you don’t see the widget and are looking at this post in an email or feed reader), please click over to the blog directly to enter.
- Giveaway question (answer in comment section on this post): What is your LEAST favorite cleaning task in the house? As always, I’ll answer first: I HATE doing dishes. I’d rather scrub a toilet than hand wash a dish.
Ready? Go! Good luck, friends!