Earlier this month, Frans and I celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary! I can’t believe it has been that long already?! So how did we spend our special day? Well, after taking care of some things in the morning, we went to lunch with our daughter at a simple takeout place. We even used a few free meal coupons we were holding onto. Afterwards, we all went home and Frans and I headed straight to bed…for a long nap. We were pooped from a busy week of activity and just wanted to sleep a bit. I don’t remember what we did for dinner that night but it might have had something to do with cleaning out the refrigerator and eating leftovers. This probably wasn’t our best attempt at date night.
The Challenge of Date Night for Parents
Somehow, when you have kids, those romantic evenings seem to get further and fewer between. When our daughter was little, we had great plans to have regular date nights. We realized that, before we were parents, we were a couple. Parents should take out time to reconnect and bond in their own relationship. But, when responsibilities and the exhaustion of childrearing sets in, time alone becomes rarer. Even when my daughter is visiting family or friends, Frans and I ended up doing miscellaneous housework or errands. That’s how life goes.
But what can we do about it? We would love to spend more “we time” together but how are we able to make room for it in our busy lives? Maybe, if we could shave a few minutes off mundane chores during the week, we could accrue enough free time to do a date night more often. How nice it would be to have a couple of hours every other week to ourselves for dinner and a movie, an evening stroll, a picnic, or something similar.
Creating More “We Time” By Using Clorox® Scentiva™ in the Kitchen
This is what I had in mind when I heard about the new Clorox® Scentiva™ Disinfecting Wipes and Multi-Surface Cleaner. These products cut cleaning time by doing three things at once — cleaning, disinfecting, AND deodorizing. Not only do they kill 99.9% of viruses and bacteria, but they make your house smell nice too. With a small space, wall-to-wall carpet, and a dog, we need all the help we can get in keeping our place smelling fresh.
Clorox® Scentiva™ Disinfecting Wipes and Multi-Surface Cleaner come in two scents: Hawaiian Sunshine™ and Tuscan Lavender & Jasmine. Hawaiian Sunshine™ has a tropical feel with citrus and pineapple accenting the light floral scent. Tuscan Lavender & Jasmine puts you in the center of a relaxing garden setting with a hint of fruity goodness and vanilla. Both are very pleasing smells without being overpowering. Neither product contains bleach.
I found that using Clorox® Scentiva™ in the kitchen makes cleaning up after meals a whole lot faster. After putting food stuffs and dishes away, it only takes a few minutes to wipe down all the surfaces. I use Clorox® Scentiva™ Multi-Surface Cleaner for the stove, counter, dishwasher face, and refrigerator doors. The Clorox® Scentiva™ Disinfecting Wipes are perfect for the microwave handle, appliances, and garbage. Since this product does three things in one, I end up saving five minutes after every meal. Those few minutes can really add up!
Could you use some extra time to spend with your spouse sans kids? You know you could. Thanks to the generosity of Clorox, I have a very special prize pack to giveaway. This way, after cleaning up, you can enjoy dinner, dessert, and a movie on us! The prize pack will include:
- Four Clorox® Scentiva™ products (two cleaners and two wipes, one in each scent)
- 2 x $15 movie theater gift cards
- $100 gift card with a credit logo
What would you do with a little extra time to yourself?
This post is being compensated by The Clorox Company as a part of the Clorox Influencer program and as part of my participation of being a Clorox CLXChampion.