Seven Trade Secrets for the Perfect Spring Scrub

TORONTO, April 25, 2017 /CNW/ - Your home is a battleground. Winter has taken its toll and the Spring is here to out you and the season's sneaky grime. The weeks of putting on your protective gear, arming yourself with an arsenal of detergents and attacking dirt are upon you. For this, we commend you.

But the battle against dirt won't be an easy one.

Why? Probably because you have a pet or a spouse or some kind of small human ready to amble around your house leaving behind a trail of dirt in honour of the new season. Or maybe you're the kind of person who names the dust bunnies and watches Hoarders just to feel better about the state of your garage. We don't know your life.

But we do know how to make it better and cleaner with Pine-Sol® Multi-Surface Cleaner, one of Canada's favourite multi-surface household cleaner and your secret weapon in the never-ending battle against grease, dirt and grime.

It's like Spring in the bottle. Really though, the brand's new Spring Blossom scent, blends magnolia, jasmine and orange blossom, flushing out the winter's stuffy air with the vibrant scent of spring.

"When it comes to cleaning, you want your products to work well and provide a great fragrance payoff. For most of us, its not just about having a home that looks clean, but having one that smells clean too" says Lauren Otis,  Fragrance Innovation, The Clorox Company.

To help you take on the task of spring-cleaning your home, Pine-Sol has offered some trade secrets to help you wipe out winter muck and open the floodgates of freshness.

Tip #1: Get with the times

We see that old, dried up Christmas tree shedding its last needles on your hardwood* floor. It's time to let go of the holiday spirit and scrap the shrub already! A quick swipe of the multi-purpose cleaner will mop up any lingering sap and leave your floors sparkling. In fact, they'll be so shiny you won't need those outdoor twinkle lights anymore, either. (Yeah, we see those too.)  

Tip #2: Give your kitchen some love

Winter weather calls for comfort food classics. You've probably been cooking up a storm of rich delights like bacon cheeseburgers, fried chicken and gooey grilled cheese sandwiches. Yum! But judging by the greasy build-up on your kitchen cabinets, you haven't been running the stove vent regularly. Pine-Sol® Multi-Surface Cleaner can wipe away that dull, grimy build-up in a flash, and leave your cabinets looking clean.

Tip #3: Bathe your bathroom

You most likely clean your bathroom once a week — no? Just us? Ok. — but nooks and crannies often go overlooked in the weekly wipe down. Dunk a household cloth in a bucket of warm water with a splash of your new favourite cleaner, and wash down tiled walls for a squeaky clean finish with a lingering fresh scent. Get into those hard-to-reach (a.k.a. don't want to reach) spots around the tub and toilet, too. Then clean out old beauty and grooming products, and replace with new items. You and your bathroom will be all the more beautiful for it.

Tip #4: The devil is in the details

Seriously, cleaning things like baseboards, walls and doorframes can be incredibly tedious. They seem to go on for days. But Pine-Sol® Multi-Surface Cleaner helps to remove stains in one swipe, and leaves behind a heavenly scent. Use a sponge mop to help you cover a larger surface area in one wipe and get to those out-of-reach areas. Before long, you'll be saying sayonara to devilish dirt and grime.

Tip #5: Deal with your garage

Yeah, we know, the garage is scary. It's dark and damp, and there's a stack of boxes piled up in the corner with labels like "Summer '85" that you know hold nightmares of your teen years. But fear not, Pine-Sol® Multi-Surface Cleaner can treat those stains so that everything looks sane again. It can also clean and disinfect garbage and recycling bins in a jiffy. Sadly, the only things Pine-Sol® can't wipe clean are your high school nightmares.

Tip #6: Clean the windows to your soul

Ok, so maybe they're not the windows to your soul, but the soul of your home. Dilute a few drops of fresh Spring Blossom in a bucket of warm water, use a sponge to wipe dirt and debris from the window sills and panes. Then watch your house's soul sparkle and yours sing.

Tip #7: No one is blind to the dirt on your blinds

The wooden blinds in your home may not seem to attract much dirt, but look closely and you'll see specks of muck, caked-on dust and…do we see…flecks of glitter glue from an overzealous Valentine's Day display? A nearly dry sponge with a couple of drops of all-purpose cleaner will wipe away the dirt, dust and glitter so that your blinds will look blindingly clean. 

*Use as directed, Do not use on wood that is unfinished, unsealed unpainted. Waxed, oiled or worn.

About Pine-Sol®:

Pine-Sol® Multi-Surface Cleaners help you keep your entire house clean with a variety of fresh scents. This multi-surface cleaner cuts through the toughest stains, grease and grime. Pine-Sol® products are available nationally at Grocery, Discount, Drug, Dollar & Club retailers.


For further information: Katherine Hamilton, Devon Consulting -; Adrienne Fraser, Devon Consulting -; Alexis Muscat, Devon Consulting -

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