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Have you ladies heard that My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 is coming to theaters on March 25th? (PG-13). I am super excited, as I am a HUGE fan of the original. I’ve probably watched My Big Fat Greek Wedding at least 6 times. Each time, both me & my husband laugh and have a great time as if we were watching the movie for the first time when it was released many years ago.

One of the funniest themes of the movie was how Windex® Original Glass Cleaner was used for all kinds of purposes throughout the story by the bride’s dad. As I grew up in a similar culture, with a close-knit family albeit smaller, I could relate so much to various events taking place and people’s reactions to life in general and to each other.


Taking my inspiration from the upcoming release of the second installment, and the theme of family, I would love to share my 5 Quick Cleaning Tips for Busy Moms like myself. These time-saving quick tips let me spend more time with my husband, and kids in the evening; focusing on what matters the most. Following these tips every couple days also keeps my house reasonably presentable between deep cleanings without having to devote hours at a time.
Ready to see my routine? Here we go. 🙂

1) Make Those Mirrors Shine
And Electronics, Sealed Granite Countertops too for that matter! I think having streak free, shiny surfaces help so much with making a space look attended to, and spic and span. Every couple of days, especially downstairs where we spend most of our time as a family, I wipe the mirrors with Windex® Original Glass Cleaner using a microfiber cloth. (I prefer to use these as they are lint free.)
I use Windex® Original Glass Wipes to wipe the sealed granite counters. This doesn’t take more than ten minutes of my time, and instantly freshens up the look of our indoor spaces.

2) Do a Quick Vacuum in Your Living Room
I do a quick five minute vacuuming downstairs to clean up the rugs, and those crumbs that eventually fall on the ground, along with the dust that collects. Not only does this make the room look better, but it also makes me feel good as we play on the bigger rug quite a bit, especially when it comes to family game night.

3) Say Goodbye to Dust Before It Accumulates
Dust is so much more difficult to control if it’s left on the surfaces for a long time. I disturb the cycle by a quick dusting every couple of days. Usually dusting our buffet, fireplace mantle, entertainment console, and the downstairs shutters is enough to make our rooms healthier, while looking prettier.


4) Organize and Minimize the Mess
Who am I kidding? One of the biggest challenges to a presentable house is the mess. Daily, there are toys, books, papers, notepads, junk mail, and magazines scattered everywhere depending on the interests of the members of the family. Everyone seems to bring their possessions downstairs as it is the social hub of the house.

One of my biggest arsenals in my constant efforts of maintaining somewhat of an organization, are boxes and baskets that are movable up and down the stairs. Every night, I gather books, magazines, and toys in these to quickly clear up the rooms.


5) Wipe Your Entry Way Floors
Almost our entire downstairs is hardwood floor, and keeping the entry ways inside of our side garden door, and main door (where we have a patio that we use often) clear is crucial in making our downstairs look clean. Mud, and dust come with our shoes, and I wipe of these smaller areas frequently to keep downstairs livable. Totally recommend you do this step often.


I’ve found the Windex® brand products at my local Kroger store, Fred Meyer. This is where you would find your favorite Windex® brands products.

LOVELY OFFER: Ladies if you buy any participating Windex® brand products at Kroger, you can upload your receipt to . You’ll get an offer code to redeem $3 toward your movie ticket to see My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2. The movie is in theatres March 25th and Rated PG-13. Easy to do for a sure to be fun movie day filled with laughter.
What are your quick tips for keeping your home, and most lived-in areas clean? I would LOVE to hear, and maybe get some new tips and tricks from you lovelies. <3

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Have a great one lovely ladies! Stay your amazing selves, and stay stylish! XOXO,


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  • nuray

    These quick cleaning tips is perfect for spring cleaning too. Thanks for sharing.

    • Theboxqueen

      Yes! I use them for everyday, and as a part of spring cleaning 🙂 Have a wonderful Wed. XOXO, Elif

  • Good tips. It’s always nice to try to stay ahead of it and have products that help.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Theboxqueen

      Thanks Amy; I agree. I usually try to deal with the mess with frequent, quick sessions 🙂 Happy Wed. XOXO, Elif

  • Anita Duvall

    Really enjoyed all the tips.

    • Theboxqueen

      Happy to hear Anita 🙂 XOXO, Elif

  • Sara Theissen

    Definitely all great advice!

    • Theboxqueen

      Thanks Sara! XOXO, Elif

  • Linda Manns Linneman

    These are some great tips for cleaning. We use Windex at our house and I love it. I have not tried the wipes yet. I will do this soon. Thank you for sharing

  • Anastasia

    thank you, lovely cleaning tips!
    i like windex! especially the fathers tips on how to use windex in MBFGW 😛

  • Sibel Gultekin

    I also use Windex a lot, it is also nice to have to use against ants.