This post was sponsored by Microban 24 as part of an Influencer Activation and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
How Completing The Cycle Changed How I Clean My Home
I’ll be the first to admit: I’m not great at cleaning.
I work from home, and while you’d think that would mean that my house is spotless and I have more free time to clean during the day, the reality is kind of the opposite.
Because I have to focus on my work during the day, I’ve gotten pretty good at ignoring household tasks that need tending to… perhaps a little too good at it.
These past few months, I’ve been trying to build better habits to keep my home clean – for my family, but also so we can welcome guests at any time and not feel like we need to apologize for the mess.
As a creative person, lists don’t work for me. But I can build small habits and practices, like “completing the cycle” and spending 20 minutes at the end of every day targeting the areas of our home that get the most traffic so that my Saturday morning clean isn’t so overwhelming.
“Completing the cycle” is finishing a task from start to finish and not leaving any components for later. For some people, that looks like doing a full load of laundry, from sorting, to washing and drying, to folding and putting away all in one fell swoop. For some, that will look like doing the dishes as you cook and not leaving any pots “soaking” in the sink, waiting for morning.
I take that a step further – if we’re having a family movie night, not only do I put away the popcorn kernals and popcorn maker right after I’m done preparing the popcorn, but I also wipe down the coffee table after we’re done so that we can start fresh the next day (without popcorn pieces or buttery fingerprints greeting me in the morning).
I have been using the new Microban 24 as my disinfectant cleaner when “completing the cycle” and it has made the process SO much easier!
Microban 24 is a game-changing antimicrobial spray that keeps my surfaces protected from the spread and growth of bacteria for 24 hours.
While many disinfectants kill 99.9% of bacteria, Microban 24 does this and continues working throughout the day to provide long-lasting protection for surfaces in your home. With the new Microban 24, I know my surfaces are protected from the spread and growth of bacteria for 24 hours.
With the help of Microban 24, these habits don’t take a lot of time but there have been two major benefits that we enjoy.
First, we can eagerly extend invitations to friends and not be daunted by “all the things” that we have to do to get our house ready for company. Just being able to look forward to the visit is such an amazing feeling, and I feel like a better host when I can welcome friends into our home and not find myself staring at all the little messes while I’m trying to relax and enjoy their company.
The second has been that I feel like I can say yes to more fun things, like crafting with Ella, because it’s not just “another mess” in an already messy room. I trust that we can have fun and that we’ve built a good practice of “completing the cycle” so the craft mess is immediately cleaned up once we are done.
Completing the cycle, simply, cleaning as we go and not leaving giant messes to fix later, allows me to focus on the fun parts of motherhood and entertaining and Microban 24 has become a key part in how I do that.
Microban 24 comes in three products: Sanitizing Spray, Multi-Purpose Cleaner and Bathroom Cleaner in 2 different scents: Fresh Scent and Citrus Scent.
If you’re looking to build better habits and keep your surfaces protected from the growth and spread of bacteria, check out the Microban 24 website or find it at Kroger to see if it’s the right fit for your family!