Tackling #15MinReno’s Before The Guests Arrive!

Fall is one of my favourite times of year. Fall is when my husband and I started to date 19 years ago (yes, I said 19). Fall is also the time of year we sealed our love with marriage, we just celebrated our 13 year anniversary.

Celebrating our wedding anniversary The scent of apples, cloves, cinnamon and the taste of pumpkin, spiced just right, are a few of my favourite things about fall. The hues of red, orange and yellow in nature that line our beautiful backdrop and the cooler nights that force you to snuggle with those you love. Fall to me is one of the best seasons Mother Nature has blessed us with.

Fall Dorset Ontario Thanksgiving in Canada is on October 12th and another fall favourite of mine. It is a time we gather around with friends and family showing our gratitude and fill our bellies with a spread of yummy food! The mash potatoes and gravy are my favorite!

Thanksgiving plate In my busy home, it is not every day I have a house full of our family or friends around. I will be honest, prepping for my family and friends to come over, can be very stressful for me. I like my home to be just right and I spend far too much time dealing with the Anxiety that causes.

I wish I could be one of those entertainers that brush aside the worries and enjoy the moment…I envy them. I envy the host whose house I walk into and they seem calm and cool because they are living in the moment.

Let’s be real… I will never be that person. So for now, I will prep my home long before the first guest on Thanksgiving.

Tackling #15minRENO’s Before The Guest Arrive!

Thanks to Mr. Clean, I will be tackling various #15MinReno’s in my home, using a Magic Eraser. From sprucing up my kitchen sink to cleaning those pencil scribbles and scuffs off walls.

The first #15MinReno I plan on tackling is the overspills that have burnt on my ceramic stove top. No matter what I use the only thing that works is the power of Magic Eraser and some old fashion elbow grease behind it to get the job done. 

Before and After using Magic Eraser

Seriously, what makes Magic Eraser’s, so magical? It was simple, I wet my Magic Eraser and scrubbed. In less than one minute the overspills that have burnt on my ceramic stove top are gone, vanished. It was like Magic!

There is something about Magic Eraser’s that give you a sense of accomplishment that send you taking off through your house actually looking for something more to clean. I mean, who really wants to clean? With a Magic Eraser in hand, cleaning is actually fun! 

 With your Magic Eraser in hand what will your first #15minRENO be? 

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  1. I “Magic Eraser” my bathroom sink, faucets and vanity – gets it all sparkly clean! #15MinReno

  2. Wanda Bergman says:

    I like to do a quick wipe of surfaces in the bathroom and kitchen. It really helps.

  3. Valerie Mallette says:

    My #15MinReno tip is to wipe down counters in the kitchen and bathroom and quickly sweep the floors.

  4. Tara Gauthier says:

    My #15MinReno tip is to clean the toilets, use your Mr. Clean magic eraser on wall marks and a quick vacuum. Turn on my scentsy warmer or spray some of the room spray (my favorite is currently salted caramel. And when all else fails my best tip much to husbands dislike is to shove things in boxes and hide them out of sight!

  5. Kimberly B says:

    I like to make sure my sinks are shiny and the counters are clean. If that’s done then the rest of the place doesn’t look so bad.

  6. I always have a empty laundry basket handy to pick up the things that need to be put away, take it room to room and you can quickly get things tidy

  7. kristen visser says:

    my #15MinReno tip is to wipe down the kitchen counters, do a quick sweep and clean the bathroom mirror and toilet

  8. angela september says:

    i use the magic eraser on all the doorways and trims. works like a CHARM!!

  9. Rosanne Robinson says:

    #15MinReno My 15 minute reno is using a Mr. Clean Eraser on the scrapes and scratches on the walls followed by wiping down the counter tops, sinks and stainless steel fridge & stove top.

  10. My #15MinReno tip is to use a magic eraser on your bathroom grout! Makes it looks white again in no time!

  11. Teressa Bignell says:

    My #15MinReno is like you, the stove top.

  12. My #15minreno is cleaning the kitchen and scrubbing the bathroom thoroughly .

  13. My #15minreno is cleaning the kitchen and scrubbing the bathroom.

  14. Try to do as much prep and cleaning in the days leading up to the event so it doesn’t seem overwhelming.

  15. Christine says:

    My #15minutereno tip is to just keep things tidy. Makes the world of difference!

  16. Debbie S. says:

    My #15MinReno is cleaning countertops and a quick mop of the floors, cleaning toilet bowls. Thanks for the great idea for cleaning the glass stovetop. I will be doing this tomorrow.

  17. We use wipes for everything! Tables, counters, stove top & finger prints on stainless & walls!

  18. My #15MinReno tip is to have loads of decorative baskets. You can easily put just about anything in t hem and they make a quick tidy a snap!

  19. Wanda Bergman says:

    I like to do a quick wipe of everything in the bathroom before people come over. I can always do a more thorough cleanup some other time.

  20. Lisa Neutel says:

    quick wipe of counters and sweep of floors

  21. I like to get bathrooms done #15MinReno

  22. Touch up bathrooms, mirrors, faucets, tidy up kitchen and quick vacuum

  23. Make the bed,a quick vacuum and swiffer sweep,and a wipe down of surfaces with Mr Clean (with Febreze) or Lysol wipes 🙂

  24. My 15 min reno is scrubbing bubbles. Works in so many places. I spray down the two bathrooms then go back and wipe them down. Clean and sparkly in no time

  25. for me, a quick tidy of the living room is in order and also i like to wipe down the bathroom quickly with a fresh smelling scent & to get all the grime out of there too. #15minReno is important to me!

  26. Lindsay T says:

    a quick sweep of the floors & Declutter the counters

  27. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    I use disinfecting wipes to give all the surfaces in my house a wipe down.

  28. lynn clayton says:

    i clean the bathroom and the living room and we brush the dog

  29. I use magic eraser on my walls to remove finger prints or anything else! works great!

  30. Keep a caddy or basket full of essential cleaning tools (wipes, spray, etc.) so you can quickly grab it, go to an area that needs cleaning, and start right away.

  31. With winter on its way I like to make sure the dirt & finger smudges are off my doors & window ledges since it will be too cold to clean them soon enough once the temperature drops. Thanks for the reminder of Mr. Clean sponges because I know they are a easy & will take less time than a spray & wipe.

  32. Linda Klages says:

    #15MinReno I always need to clean my “white” kitchen sinks with magic eraser to clean off the stains before company comes – becomes white again.

  33. i take all the junk and put it a bag to another room to deal with later lol, it takes less time then organizing it

  34. Becky Best says:

    A quick clean of the bathroom is a must when you are short of time, magic eraser to the rescue! 🙂 #15MinReno tip

  35. Lisa bolduc says:

    Just picking up the stuff laying around takes long enough

  36. I love a quick 15min reno by starting with a kichen wipedown, dishes away, then off to the bathroom to clean the sinks and the toilet #15minreno

  37. Erika Letson says:

    My #15MinReno is to do a quick wipe down of all the surfaces in my kitchen with a Magic Eraser or a microfibre cloth. Makes everything sparkle!

  38. For us it is all about the dog fur, so those mats we use at the entrance get rolled up and thrown in the garage until the guest leave.

  39. A quick spray and whip down of my kitchen counter and coffee table! #15minreno

  40. Brenda Lacourciere says:

    a spray cleaner and rag touches up the floor so it looks like you washed it.

  41. Hilarious! My husband just said the other day how amazing they are. My #15MinReno woukd be the cleaning shower and tub with the Magic Eraser, because you just kniw some of those guests are going to pull back that shower curtain to have a look! lol

  42. Susan Spidle says:

    I like the one where you put bubble wrap on basement windows to keep the heat in.

  43. Washing a wall or two only takes 15 minutes and make the room look wonderful!

  44. Vinegar and lemon essential oil on a cotton swab or cloth to clean toasters, microwaves etc and make them shine! Chemical free too. #15MinReno

  45. I use the swiffer wetjet on the floors and do a quick clean up with wipes on counter and bathroom.

  46. Using the swiffer quickly thru the house to reduce the dust in the household.

  47. ruth moreira-lozon says:

    #15MinReno is definitely getting fingerprints/smudges off the walls .

  48. Clean the litter box! Then the whole house smells much better! #15MinReno

  49. If I don’t have the time to do anything else, I’ll do only bathrooms – it’s the place visited the most.

  50. I use q-tips for getting into the window sill grooves as a quick #15MinReno

  51. My quick tip would be to tackle those annoying tasks before they really get out of control!

  52. a tidy up, wipe down and freshening of the rooms

  53. Clean the floors real quick!

  54. I clean the kitchen counters and table, vacuum the top floor, and then I pick a room to detail clean a day. if i’m all caught up I do a job that I don’t do as much like windows or walls

  55. I got a couple of coloured leaf garlands from the dollar store, and put them in my kitchen. That simple trick made it look ready for the holiday, and drew the eye away from any mess I might make while preparing to feed the gang.

  56. SweetPanda says:

    My #15MinReno tip is I do a quick vacuuming of the floor and then I start with clean up of bathroom first and then the living room and then move to the Kitchen area

  57. Anu Chopra says:

    I like to use socks that are torn for dusting as they can be washed and re-used again for that purpose! #15MinReno tip

  58. Melissa F says:

    Heat up a bowl of vinegar and water in the microwave to clean it . The dirt will just wipe off!

  59. Rhonda W G. says:

    I always hit the guest bathroom first and do a good wipe. I often vac the front door mat to have things fresh and tidy there too…

  60. I clean up the kitchen. It is amazing how fast it gets dirty again.

  61. Victoria Ess says:

    Use an air freshener to cover the smell of cleaning products!

  62. Victoria Ess says:

    I’d do the bathroom first!

  63. kristine ewald says:

    #15minreno I love my scentsy products

  64. seham merzib says:

    vacuum the carpets and wipe down the tables

  65. kathy downey says:

    #15MinReno tip,damp mop and a cloth

  66. I do a quick vacuum and make sure the bathrooms are tidy.

  67. get the kids to remove their stuff and empty wastebaskets,
    quick sweep to collect fur.

  68. i do a quick tidy of the kitchen and bathroom

  69. With my magic eraser in hand, I would scrub out the burn marks out of my pans!

  70. Jennifer P. says:

    My #15MinReno tip is to use a polishing cloth on stainless steel appliances – it makes them look like new and really spruces up the look of the kitchen!

  71. Brenda Penton says:

    My best tip is to multitask. I get the dishwasher started, laundry started, I put a cup of hot water in the microwave for 5 minutes while I am wiping up counters and the table so the steam softens food for easy clean up.

  72. Andrea Williams says:

    Do a quick vacuum and steam mop and then go over everything with a Swiffer duster quickly.

  73. I fill a wash pan with some hot water and some Mr Clean and wipe down the walls and counters and it leaves my house smelling so fresh and clean.

  74. nicolthepickle says:

    I love to turn the lights down and light some candles.

  75. I grab a magic eraser and do the bathroom and anywhere else my guests may be using.

  76. Have a basket at the top/bottom of your staircase so you can quickly transport items that are on the wrong floor in one trip not ten #15MinReno tip

  77. Sunshine G says:

    Baby wipes can clean up a whole lot in a hurry!

  78. Don’t leave the cleaning until later, it helps to clean as you go.

  79. Clean a little bit each time.

  80. Lynda Cook says:

    It takes me 15min. to vacuum, sweep, spray the furniture and make sure the bathroom is clean and ready for guests!!

  81. Erica Seaman says:

    I try to tidy up a little bit everyday, so there isn’t too much dust and clutter all at once.

  82. Karla Sceviour says:

    A quick tidy up of the living room and put away any lingering dishes/clothes/items that isn`t supposed to be out!

  83. Aimee Robison says:

    Quick sweep of the floors, tidy up the living room, and pick up dog toys. #15MinReno

  84. Sweep first and than mop after. As if you were to mop first you will get hair and dirt all through your mop and it will end up not really cleaning your floor. As sometimes we want to clean quickly and skip some steps but it is not always worth trying to do things faster so take your time

  85. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says:

    I wipe down the bathroom

  86. Jenness M says:

    I clean the lighting and swiffer the ceilings as they typically gather dust and bugs.

  87. Wendy Hutton says:

    always make sure the kitchen and bathroom are clean

  88. ivy pluchinsky says:

    i would clean the bathroom first

  89. Holly Wright says:

    Give your windows a quick wash with newspaper and windex, it will brighten your rooms up

  90. Florence C says:

    I get the Mr Clean out and clean my bathroom first than the kitchen.

  91. Clear off horizontal surfaces for that uncluttered look, and make sure everything has a home. #15MinReno

  92. Bailey Dexter says:

    I always do a great cleaning of the house every sat or sun from top to bottom. This way I can do a fast touch up. My #15MinReno tip would be to keep baby wipes on hand, they are perfect for any cleanup as well as Mr Clean. There are so many messes that you can use it from the kitchen to the car!.

  93. My #15MinReno: Clean the counters and clear things off of it. It’ll make your kitchen look bigger

  94. Wipe out the tub and shower in a quick 15mins

  95. I run the vacuum through really quick and get the house quickly tidied up

  96. A real quick hack job #15MinReno is if you have a sink full of dirty dishes (for those with no dishwasher), throw them all into a large casserole dish & put it in the oven to store them. Just make sure you won’t be using the oven while your guests are over!

  97. Huguette E. says:

    Crank up the music, makes you move faster and get more done.

  98. Melinda L. says:

    Clean a little bit every day, that way clean up doesn’t pile up

  99. zahra premji says:

    Clean the counters, steam the floors and tidy up #15MinReno

  100. Maegan Morin says:

    If you just clean for 15 min everyday you never have to worry about having to clean a giant mess. #15MinReno

  101. Amy Heffernan says:

    15 min I clean everything with cleaning wipes!

  102. Dim the lights if all else fails

  103. My tip is to clean something as you see it is dirty even if that means cleaning a little every day. It will prevent those big, long cleaning jobs.

  104. Judy Cowan says:

    Just before company arrives make sure to check the bathroom, do one last quick clean if needed and make sure there is lots of toilet paper (hate having a roll run out on company). #15MinReno

  105. I mop the floor with Mr. Clean because it smells so nice. A shiny floor and a clean scent makes the house feel so much cleaner.

  106. wipe the kitchen and bathroom counters, clean up clutter

  107. Wipe down the counters in the kitchen and bathroom, and sweep the floor

  108. Darlene Schuller says:

    My bathroom I’m pretty particular about so I don’t really worry about that, but I will use the wipes and do a quick wipe down and sweep.

  109. Suzanne G says:

    I quickly wipe down bathrooms with Mr Clean. I also vacuum kitchen floor. Mr Clean makes the house smell so fresh and clean.

  110. Get as much as you can off the kitchen and bathroom countertops and coffee tables.

  111. Wipe the counters, fill the dishwasher, tidy up some and a quick clean up in the bathroom

  112. I quickly wipe down the bathroom and clear all the kitchen counters!

  113. I always do a quick sweep of the kitchen as the kids are getting ready in the morning. Amazing what you can get done in 15mins 🙂

  114. Carol Denny says:

    I vac the whole house before someone is coming over.

  115. Doris Calvert says:

    Always make sure the bathroom is clean with fresh towels, quick dust and vacuum, some scented candles, that’s it!

  116. make room in the closet for guests’ coats

  117. Juliee Fitze says:

    A quick clean of the bathroom and kitchen counters.

  118. A quick vacuum and tiding up.

  119. andrea amy says:

    Quick sweep and quick wipe down of the counters

  120. I clean the washroom, mop the floors & tidy up. I always use air freshners.

  121. Tricia Cooper says:

    LOL! We clean the bathroom before company comes too! Magic Eraser is great for making things shine!

  122. SUMMER PLEWES says:

    I do a quick bathroom clean and a vacuuming

  123. Anne Taylor says:

    I usually will do a quick tidy up in the living room and kitchen but I always have to clean the bathroom before we have company!

  124. Belinda McNabb says:

    lol room spray and scented candles. Make the house smell fresh! The candles add great ambiance too #15MinReno

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