Get these 10 Gadgets to Help with Your Spring Cleaning!

1. Eufy Smart Robot Vacuum: Want to keep your floors clean without lifting a finger? Let a robot do the work for you. Eufy is voice activated and works with home assistances like Alexa and Google. So, while your hands are busy cleaning your bathroom, let Eufy take care of your living room or kitchen!
Price: $244
Where to find it: eufylife.com

2. Paw Plunger: The Paw Plunger is a quick and effective way to clean your pets muddy and dirty paws after outside and before they make a mess in your home! The extra soft bristles quickly and gently remove dirt from between the paw pads and nails, leaving your pets with clean paws!
Price: $15 – $27
Where to find it: pawplunger.com

3. Alfawise Window Robot: You can’t always reach the high windows in your home, but dust bunnies can. These Roomba like cleaners use artificial intelligence to detect window frames and avoid obstructions. The robot uses suction to crawl on the window, wiping away dirt in those high places so you can avoid wobbly, tall ladders.
Price: $217
Where to find it: amazon.com

4. Aribelly Ball Cleaner (& cat toy): Tired of constantly cleaning up your four-legged friends’ fur? Get this colorful fur ball that automatically rolls around your home, cleaning up your pets winter coat. All you need to do is clean the furry cover and let the ball do the rest!
Price: $9
Where you can find it: amazon.com

5. SpotClean Pro Spot Remover: Vacuuming might get the dust and debris out of your carpet, but it’s not really cleaning it. SpotClean Pro is a portable carpet cleaner combines powerful suction, strong scrubbing action, and cleaning solution for professional cleaning results that remove stubborn dirt and super tough stains.
Price: $139
Where to find it: bissell.com

6. O-Cedar Mop and Bucket Kit: With the O-Cedar Easy Wring Spin Mop and Bucket System, you will enjoy an effective and efficient cleaning experience with little mess! Its triangular mop head allows for cleaning in hard-to-reach areas. The mop’s deep-cleaning microfiber removes tough dirt and grime!
Price: $30
Where to find it: amazon.com

7. Angry Mama Microwave Steam Cleaner: Need a quick and easy way to clean your microwave? Angry Mama steam cleaner disinfects and cleans the crud in your microwave in minutes! The steam comes out of mama’s head and softens microwave dirt and stains for easier cleaning.
Price: $10
Where to find it: containerstore.com

8. GermGuardian Smart Air Purifier: Sure, you can clean all the surfaces in your home, but is there a way to clean the air? Sure is! GermGuardian Air Purifier is an app-controlled gadget will help to provide allergy relief, fight germs, and monitor indoor air quality, keeping your home sparkly clean and happy!
Price: $145
Where to find it: guardiantechnologies.com

9. DrillBrush Heads: Some things you just can’t get clean by hand. DrillBrush power scrubbing brushes are the way to go for tough spots and corners you can’t reach, and they promise to cut through tub grime way quicker than scrubbing by hand.
Price: $15
Where you can find it: amazon.com

10. Affresh Washing Machine Cleaner: Your washing machine helps you clean your clothes, but what helps keep your machine clean? Affresh washing machine cleaner works with almost all washing machines, getting rid of odors and mildews, making sure your next batch of laundry is cleaner than ever.
Price: $11
Where to find it: amazon.com

Tasty Spring Time Recipes!

Looking for fresh new recipes for this spring season? Check out our list of what fruits and vegetables are in this spring to make these tasty meals, created with seasonal ingredients like zucchini, asparagus, strawberries and more! Happy Cooking!

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 pound asparagus (trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces)
  • 1 cup fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped zucchini
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 5 ounces prosciutto, diced
  • 2 cups sun-dried tomatoes (packed in oil)
  • 8 ounces grated parmesan cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain. Toss pasta with olive oil.
  3. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, roast asparagus, broccoli, bell pepper, and zucchini until flecked with dark brown. Set aside.
  4. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Saute garlic with prosciutto and sun-dried tomatoes until heated through. Toss with penne, roasted vegetables, and Parmesan. Place in a 9×13 inch baking dish. Bake 30 to 40 minutes, until hot.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons raspberry vinegar
  • 2.5 tablespoons raspberry jam
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 8 cups spinach
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 8 strawberries, quartered
  • 2 kiwi, peeled and sliced

Directions:

  1. Mix together raspberry vinegar, raspberry jam, and vegetable oil in a small container.
  2. Combine spinach, nuts, strawberries, and kiwi in a salad bowl. Toss with raspberry dressing.

What’s in this spring?

 

After a long winter, there’s nothing more welcoming than the sight of spring’s first vegetables: Crisp lettuces, earthy mushrooms, slender spears of asparagus, leafy spring onions, fresh peas, and green beans, and piles of bright rhubarb join year-round staples like garlic and beets as well as winter favorites nearing the end of their season. Below is a list of fruits and vegetables to look for this season as well as some expert tips for buying the best of spring’s bounty!

  • Spring Peas: Peas should be tender and the pod plump.
  • Blackberries: Ripe berries are large, plump, and deeply colored.
  • Swiss Chard: Harvest leaves under 4 inches and when tender.
  • Strawberries: Berries will have an even deep red all around.
  • Celery: Ripe when the stalks are 6 inches in length and clustered together.
  • Parsnips: Roots should be 1 to 2 inches wide and 8 to 12 inches long.
  • Beets: Best when harvested young, smaller than 6 inches.
  • Leeks: Harvest when stalks are around an inch wide.
  • Oranges: Ripe when the fruit has a firm texture with thin, smooth skin.
  • Carrots: Mature carrots will have a firm and tender texture.
  • Broccoli: Ready when the buds of the heard are firm and tight.
  • Rutabaga: Ripe when it is smooth and has purple-tinged skin.
  • Cauliflower: Ready when the heads are compact, white, and firm.
  • Avocado: Ripe when it has a slight sponginess to it and is dark in color.
  • Raspberries: Ripe berries are plump, large, and brightly colored.
  • Peaches: Ready to each when the color is deep golden.
  • Mushrooms: Freshest right after the veil breaks open.
  • Asparagus: Ready when spears are deep green or violet tinted.
  • Brussels Sprouts: Ready when the heads are firm and 1 to 2 inches.
  • Rhubarb: Freshest when the stalks are at least 10 inches long.
  • Cabbage: The heads should be firm all the way though when squeezed.
  • Bok Choy: Leaves may be anywhere from 6 inches to 2 feet when ready.
  • Radishes: Fresher when harvested young, roots no wider than an inch.
  • Artichoke: Look for a firm bulb with tightly closed inner petals.
  • Lettuce: Leaves will be well-ruffled and deeply lobed when mature.
  • Plums: Ripe when texture is semi-soft has a deep, even color.
  • Zucchini: Will be a deep green and around 6 to 8 inches in length.