Clean & Organize After Moving with Viva Paper Towels
I guess a life update is in order, since due to wedding planning, this blog took an unexpected hiatus. I told myself I would keep up with it, but wedding planning definitely trumped writing a blog post for the past several months. My long time fiance and I finally tied the knot on June 25, 2016 , and we are so excited to be husband and wife. We have been dating for 5 years (6 in October!) but were engaged for 4 1/2 years of those 5! We knew what we wanted, but school and life got in the way of the actual wedding part. After the wedding, Mr. Girl Organized was accepted to graduate school, so we moved to a city completely new to both of us. It’s kind of crazy to get married and move to a new state all in the same month, but we did it!
While we still have some things to cross off the to-do list, cleaning isn’t one of them! Before moving into a new place, I always make sure to clean in case the people before weren’t as thorough. Before we moved, I was sent a generous package of Viva Towels to help my cleaning process. Not only doViva Towels clean more than just spills so you can unleash clean in your home, but they also offer a choice of two types of everyday towels that work like cloth to stand up to any cleaning job.
Not only do Viva Towels clean more than just spills so you can unleash clean in your home, but they also offer a choice of two types of everyday towels that work like cloth to stand up to any cleaning job. The Viva Strong & Soft that are just what the name describes! Usually, paper towels are far from soft, but these are the exception. The Viva Vantage is a paper towel with a scrubbing texture like a terrycloth, meant for getting stainless steel appliances and glassware to shine and scrubbing stovetops, patio furniture, and other grimy surfaces.
Viva Strong & Soft (left) & Viva Vantage (right)
A couple hours after I cleaned the kitchen completely, my husband spilled a bunch of steak marinade on the counter. I wasn’t too sure how the paper towels would handle the mixture of red wine vinegar, garlic, olive oil, and other spices. Honestly, I was a little reluctant, and even my husband joked, “Gosh this paper towel isn’t doing anything” while in all reality it easily and quickly soaked up all the marinade. To which husband says “Oh wow! It actually cleans up really well!”
The last tenant left the bathroom dirty, and even when they don’t, I usually clean a new place top to bottom anyway. The Viva Strong & Soft paper towels were perfect for cleaning the bathroom. I was easily able to scrub the counters of toothpaste and other messes!
I decided to get crazy and use the paper towel to clean the sink, so wet the paper towel and scrubbed the sink without the paper towel tearing at all. I rinsed it and rung it dry several times without any issues. I was truly surprised with this paper towel. Usually, I don’t even bother wetting paper towels, but to put these through the test, I tried everything (you know, like in the commercials!)
After cleaning, I was able to organize my bathroom just the way I like to. We used some great wedding gifts from our registry to keep the items we both use the most out on the counter. I used the Soft & Strong on both the counters and the mirror.With the bathroom mirror, I rarely bother using newspapers, but I still hate seeing spots of lint or other things on my mirror. I was surprised that it didn’t leave any particles or streaks the mirror. Viva Soft & Strong is my new go-to paper towel for mirrors!
Before moving, I lived with the in-laws for a year to save money while Mr. Girl Organized finished his senior year of undergrad. This meant all of our furniture and most of our belongings went into storage. This also meant that when we moved into our new apartment, everything needed to be thoroughly cleaned.
When I first saw my desk in storage, it looked a lot worse off, but once I cleaned it with some wood cleaner and Viva Vantage paper towels, it started to look so much better. I added some essential organizing pieces such as pen holders, magazine holders, and decor, to make my desk complete!
It has been a while since I have enjoyed the look of my desk, and when your workspace looks nice, it makes you efficient!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.