pre-cleaning the house for spring vacation tips

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

The weather right now in the desert is absolutely beautiful. After a record-breaking winter of rain, snow and low temperatures, the sun is out! The skies are blue, the air is warm and spring is in full effect. Warmer weather means we have lots of travels planned and some already checked off, from the snowy mountains to the sandy beaches. Wherever our next adventure may take us, one thing stays the same – pre-cleaning before a vacation is a must. There is really not much worse than coming home, dog tired, to a messy house!

With thanks due to the wet winter, Southern California is in a state of  gorgeous superbloom. I’ve never seen our valley so vibrant with yellow and purple flowers. Over the past couple of weeks, we have been on-the-go, back and forth across Southern California. On our last trip out to Newport Beach for a whale watching excursion, we stopped by the superbloom in Lake Elsinore. Wow, was it beautiful and WOW was it crowded!

A big superbloom always gets me in the mood for spring. As much as spring makes me nervous (because another 120 degree summer is looming) I can’t stop smiling. With sunshine on my face, I’m reminded why I fell in love with Palm Springs in the first place! The pleasant weather definitely has me itchin’ for a camping trip, too, which I’m trying to squeeze in between our existing travel plans, cheerleading competitions and everyday life chores. But before we head out, we clean!

What is most important to clean before a vacation?

what to clean before you leave on vacation

  • clean out the fridge: search the refrigerator for items that will expire while you are away. No one likes to come home to a foul smell! Also make sure to either eat, toss or refrigerate fresh produce on the counter.
  • wash all dishes and excessive laundry: you’re going to bring home lots of dirty laundry, so do yourself a favor by starting with a clean slate. If your laundry is already stacked up, take the time to do a load or two!
  • take out the trash: this one is pretty self explanatory. Make sure to never leave trash inside your home when you leave or else you may come home to a bad smell and flies.
  • quick clean the floors: no need (or time) to be on your knees scrubbing the floors before you leave, but a quick swipe around your hard surfaces with the Bona Premium Spray Mop & Hardwood or Stone, Tile, & Laminate Floor Cleaner will ensure you arrive home to shiny floors.

I have been relying on the Bona Premium Spray Mop to keep my floors clean and shiny for quite awhile now. I’ve tried the new next generation Bona Premium Spray Mop along with the Bona Hardwood or Stone, Tile, & Laminate Floor Cleaner and I’m obsessed! Life is only getting busier, so I really appreciate a quick and easy way to keep all of our tile clean.

This high quality spray mop features a sturdy handle with lower grip so you can really scrub the floor a bit (because, kids) without fear of bending the mop like with cheaper brands. Simply squeeze the trigger and a fine mist is released that makes it a breeze to clean your hard surface floors. 

When the cartridge runs outs, simply refill it! And when the Bona Microfiber Cleaning Pad is dirty, just toss it into your washing machine with other cleaning rags and towels. The whole system is so user-friendly, even the kids can use it. My son particularly likes this chore – mama’s favorite little helper!

What’s new on this Bona Spray Mop? It features a larger, more effective base plate that cuts down on cleaning time. The base plate also has flexible corners to prevent damage to your baseboards and furniture. Lord knows I’m always bumping into everything while I try to get done as a quickly as possible!

If you’re ready to head out for Spring Break or another family vacation, make sure to pick up your Bona Premium Spray Mop, along with the Bona Hardwood or Stone, Tile, & Laminate Floor Cleaner here.

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