This post is sponsored by Powerizer. As always, all opinions and ideas are entirely my own.
Spring is finally here, and I think it’s actually starting to warm up! The first thing I tend to do when the temperatures start rising in the spring is throw the windows open and let in some fresh air! (I personally believe that no air freshener can really compare to good ol’ fresh air.) But opening my windows also lets in more natural light, which starts illuminating all of the dirt, dust, and grime that I had been blissfully ignorant of during the low-light winter season. This is generally how spring cleaning gets started around here, because once I start noticing all the dust and grime, I can’t rest until it’s gone!
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But luckily for me, this year I have a new secret weapon that is going to make tackling my spring cleaning to-do list easier than ever. It’s called Powerizer, and it’s the world’s first 2-in-1 laundry and dishwasher detergent. But as impressive as that designation sounds, it only scratches the surface of just how useful this detergent can be! So I’ve teamed up with Powerizer to share how you can use this one amazing cleaning product to tackle almost every chore on your spring cleaning list this year.
1. General Cleaning
One of the most impressive things about Powerizer is that it can replace just about any cleaning spray in your arsenal. Just add 1 scoop of Powerizer to 16 ounces of hot water, and stir until the detergent dissolves. Pour it into a squeeze bottle to use. (A squeeze bottle is a better choice than a spray bottle when using Powerizer. When it’s mixed with water, the cleaner builds slight pressure that may prevent a spray bottle from working correctly.)
Powerizer is a cleaner you can feel good about using around your home, because it’s natural and free of harsh chemicals. It won’t aggravate allergies or irritate sensitive skin. Use your squeeze bottle of cleaning solution with a microfiber cloth or sponge to clean just about anything! Here are some ways to use it in your spring cleaning:
- Tile and grout
- Tub and shower
- Cabinet doors
- Mirrors and windows
- Walls and baseboards
- Garbage can
2. Pre-Treat Soiled Fabrics
Spring cleaning isn’t just about cleaning surfaces. It’s also a great opportunity to tackle those laundry projects you’ve been putting off! This includes cleaning fabrics that are particularly oily, greasy, or heavily-soiled. These items aren’t likely to come clean in just a regular wash cycle, at least not until you pre-treat them with Powerizer!
Pre-treating with Powerizer will oxidize and dissolve tough stains and oils, which will help them come out clean the first time you wash them. Just add 1 scoop of Powerizer to 1 gallon of hot water and stir. Soak your greasy or heavily soiled items for about 6 hours. Then wring some of the water out, toss it in your laundry, and wash as usual. Here are a a few items you may want to pre-treat during your spring cleaning:
- Oily pillowcases
- Heavily soiled clothes
3. Clean Serving Dishes
You wash your everyday dishes frequently, but what about the dishes you only use once in a while? Spring cleaning is the perfect time to pull out your serving platters, nice flatware, and special occasion dishes to give them a good cleaning. And Powerizer makes cleaning them easier than ever!
Powerizer makes a great dishwasher detergent, because it binds calcium and magnesium that other detergents leave behind. You’ll end up with sparkling clean dishes with no water spots or stains left behind, without needing to use any additional rinse aids or detergent boosters. (And yes, that also applies to those of us who have hard water!) Simply use ¾ of a scoop of Powerizer in place of your usual dishwashing detergent. Here are a few things you can spring clean with Powerizer in your dishwasher:
- Serving bowls
- Jars and storage containers
4. Wash Linens
Washing fabrics and linens tends to be a big focus of mine during spring cleaning. Once the weather gets nicer, I can’t stand having musty and dusty fabrics around the house! This year I’ll be using Powerizer to wash my linens, so they’ll be clean, fresh-smelling, and free of residues and overpowering perfumes!
To use Powerizer as a laundry detergent, add 1 scoop to each load of laundry. It removes stains, cleans, and softens fabric without the need for additional laundry boosters or fabric softeners. Here are a few things on my spring washing list this year:
- Bed sheets
- Duvet covers
- Pillow covers
5. Clean Carpet & Upholstery
Earlier I mentioned that natural light tends to illuminate dirt and grime around my house. The same issue also extends to my carpets and upholstered furniture! In the spring I start noticing stains and discoloration that I was able to ignore during the winter. But with Powerizer I can tackle those unsightly stains without needing to buy any special carpet or upholstery cleaners!
To treat carpet or upholstery, add 1 scoop of Powerizer to 16 ounces of hot water and stir. Pour the solution into a squeeze bottle and apply to stains on carpet or upholstery. Wait 5 minutes, then blot the stain with a clean, wet cloth to remove the dirt and rinse the cleaner out. When the dirt is gone or the stain has disappeared, blot with a clean, dry cloth. Here are a few spring cleaning tasks you can tackle with this solution:
- Pet stains on carpet
- High traffic areas
- Upholstery stains
- Car floor mats
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