Last-Minute Cleaning for Guests – Chemical Free

I think it’s safe to say that we’ve all been in that panic mode when we find out that guests are coming and our home is nowhere near ready for them to see it. Life happens, especially in a family. No fear! I’m here to share my tips on how to get your house looking like you’ve been cleaning for days, but in reality it’s a last-minute cleaning for the record books. YOU CAN DO THIS!

Last-Minute Cleaning Tips for the Guests on the Way | Prodigal Pieces |

*post sponsored by HomeRight and includes affiliate links so you can find the products I love to use too. (see full disclosure)

It’s no joke that my house doesn’t stay clean. For the most part, that’s just fine with me as it means my family is here and happily living. However, when folks come over for a visit, I really don’t need them to see that…er… love. ahem. The bathroom and kitchen are the most germy places and, unfortunately, most obvious spots to notice when dirty. So…what’s a mama to do?

Well, Tip #1 in last-minute cleaning is to begin with the obvious. Tuck away those daily-grind essentials. Ya know, open that drawer and shove it in. haha! You can ask my kids that I don’t really do that, but in a rush I will! I know I’m not alone.

Last- Minute Cleaning Tip #1: Remove the clutter |

Tip #2: Toss the linens in the wash so they can be getting clean while you’re tackling the other stuff. Nothing worse than stinky towels and rugs in the bathroom. bluck.

Last-Minute Cleaning Tip #2: Toss the linens in for a quick wash. |

Tip #3: Break out the HomeRight SteamMachine Elite!! No joke, the fastest, easiest, and chemical-free way to clean is with steam. Forget all the bottles of stuff that don’t work and also make for a lovely aroma (dead giveaway that you were in a tizzy cleaning!!) I’ve shown you before how much I love my HomeRight SteamMachine, but guess what…they came out with a new & improved model! {{happy dance}}

Here’s my video showing you how I tackled my oven cleaning (a most dreaded job otherwise), with my AutoRight steam machine. See all my videos and subscribe to my YouTube Channel HERE.

While I still love using that, I’m so stoked to have this SteamMachine Elite. It’s got all the bells and whistles of the older model, but with new accessories designed for most any job in the home. And, yes, I’m in love with the white color too. tee hee.

Now I my kids and I can double-team my house and cars!

Check out the NEW HomeRight SteamMachine Elite with Acessories to tackle any cleaning job chemical free | Details at Prodigal Pieces |

HomeRight SteamMachine Elite Storage Compartment for Accessories |

Okay, so you saw in my video how easy it is to set up. Just fill with distilled water using the included measuring cup and funnel. Put the cap on tight and wait for it to build up steam.

Filling HomeRight SteamMachine Elite |

When plugged in, both lights will be lit.

SteamMachine Elite Heating Up |

However, when this bad baby is ready to go, the one light will click off and it’s time for some last-minute cleaning fun!

HomeRight SteamMachine Ready to Clean |

I first tackle my kitchen with all it’s daily mess loveliness. If you missed it, you can see my kitchen reveal HERE. We are pretty much here 24/7, cook all 3 meals plus snacks from scratch, so you KNOW this gets DIRTY.

Kitchen Mess Before |

Dirty Cooktop Before Steam Cleaning |

Before I get started, I hang up the accessory holder and tuck in all my brushes and attachments. This makes it easy so I can grab them and go.

HomeRight SteamMachine Accessory Hanger |

The cooktop was my first frontier. I had yet to clean it with my older SteamMachine since our recent installation. Every night we do dishes and wipe this down, but it still gets dirty. Using my black nylon brush with nozzle attachment, I blast that grim away. Yeah baby! *a word of advice, I do wear hearing protection while using the SteamMachine as it gets kinda noisy. A worthy trade!

How to Steam Clean a Dirty Cooktop |

I only worked this cooktop for about 5 minutes and I am not kidding when I say I was floored that it took off some build-up that I couldn’t get to with a toothbrush. SCORE! Even my oldest son standing nearby was stoked as he hates cleaning the cooktop.

Chemical-Free Cleaning Cooktop Stove |

Next on the last-minute cleaning list is the sink. Another of my cleaning pet peeves is the gunk that builds up around faucets. I normally pull out an old toothbrush to tackle it, but the SteamMachine nails it in a jiffy.

Chemical-Free Steam Cleaning Kitchen Faucet |

Last, but not least in my kitchen cleaning is my tile floor. I’ve never used the Steam Mop attachment before but my back was thanking me immensely. I didn’t have to bend over to wring out a standard mop or deal with dragging around a bucket of dirty water. This Steam Mop also works on carpet. WIN!

Steam Cleaning Tile Floor and Grout with HomeRight SteamMachine Elite |

I’m headed back to the bathroom for the rest of my last-minute cleaning fun. I grab my accessory holder and hang it on my bathroom door, then time to tackle the tub and tile.

HomeRight Accessory Bag Hanging on Bathroom Door |

I hit all the tile with my black nylon brush and wipe it clean. Next, I wanted to get rid of the spots on the bottom tub grips.

Bathtub Grime Before |

Scrub the spot while blasting with steam and it’s gone.

HomeRight SteamMachine Elite for Last-Minute Bathroom Cleaning |

My other favorite accessory is the Crevice Tool. It is perfect for getting into tight nooks and crannies that are a pain to clean.

SteamMachine Elite Crevice Tool |

Next up is the mirror. (get it…up? pun intended. you’re welcome) I attached the squeegee and have a blast…literally!

Chemical-Free Steam Cleaning Bathroom by Prodigal Pieces |

Cleaning Bathroom Mirror with SteamMachine | Prodigal Pieces |

FYI, the squeegee also has a cloth bonnet so you can use it to clean upholstery too. You can see how I used it in this post HERE.

Ladies and gents we are now DONE with our last-minute cleaning. {{applause}} There’s still time to fold that laundry and whip up some grub for your guests. Why? Because your cleaning took about an hour to do. YES!! Bonus is that your home is now fresh and no funky cleaner smells to make it toxic too.

Last-Minute Cleaning Bathroom without Chemicals |

Farmhouse Style Bathroom with Dresser Vanity by Prodigal Pieces |

If you’d like all the details on our bathroom remodel, you can read that post here.

Upcycled Bathroom Storage from Treadle Sewing Machine Parts by Prodigal Pieces |

Vintage Style Bathroom with Farmhouse Flair by Prodigal Pieces |

Add a few touches of fresh flowers along with your sweet smile and good food and I know your guests will be impressed.

Vintage Farmhouse Bathroom Decor by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces |

Time for some sweet fun for YOU! HomeRight and I are all about empowering you to get the DIY job done right. One winner will receive this brand new SteamMachine Elite with all the accessories. Wahoo!!

Easy entry: just complete the widget below for as many entries as you like (daily even for more entries). Open to U.S. and Canada residents 18 years of age and older. Winner will be notified via email and will have 24 hours to claim their prize. Be sure to check your spam!

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Do pin and share my last-minute cleaning tips because you know we’re not alone in this entertaining world.

Guest coming soon? Don't worry! You can get your last-minute cleaning done in a flash, PLUS be chemical free. Yes!! Full detail at Prodigal Pieces |

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Vintage Mid Century Harmony House Dresser Before Makeover

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More last-minute cleaning tips & tricks:

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    I love the idea of using it for our overn!

    November 15, 2018 at 6:13 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It makes it so handy. You will love it!

      November 15, 2018 at 6:23 am Reply
  • ColleenB.~ Tx.

    I would start out cleaning all my bathroom and kitchen & laundry room floors and then this would be gifted to my daughter; only after I finish using it of course.
    Thank you for the chance on this giveaway opportunity

    November 15, 2018 at 6:21 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Sounds good! My pleasure to do this as it’s such a wonderful machine valued at $150. Happy dance!

      November 15, 2018 at 6:25 am Reply
  • Dale Cundy

    I definitely want this steam cleaner! The idea of cleaning the oven, carpeting, floors, and upholstery just thrills me! Using the HomeRight Elite Steam Machine would be fantastic for people with disabilities like me. Chores would be so much more manageable. 😊

    November 15, 2018 at 6:28 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You will LOVE it! I’m not kidding that the options are limitless. Fun to go crazy cleaning! 😀

      November 15, 2018 at 6:45 am Reply
  • Jennie

    You are the only person I know that could make cleaning look fun…ha! Love that steam machine!

    November 15, 2018 at 6:34 am Reply
    • Larissa

      bwahaha!! You’ve made my day! 😀

      November 15, 2018 at 6:45 am Reply
  • Cindy Brannon

    How cool!!! I did not know there was such a thing.

    November 15, 2018 at 7:06 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You mean how HOT! haha. Yes, saves me oodles in time and money as I don’t have to buy bottled junk.

      November 15, 2018 at 8:36 am Reply
  • Tracy

    I’d have clean my messy entryway first! Love it!

    November 15, 2018 at 7:13 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Oh yesss…mud collector!

      November 15, 2018 at 8:39 am Reply
  • Lori Sawyer

    You are so right! I used to have an older steam machine i scored from a yard sale it lasted a few years and made cleaning a breeze. I would love a new one!!5

    November 15, 2018 at 7:15 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I whistle along blasting it all. So fun! 😀

      November 15, 2018 at 8:39 am Reply
  • Melissa Storms

    I would tackle my range hood first. I really do hate cleaning my oven but I do not clean the underside of my range hood nearly often enough. By the time I decide it needs a good scrub it is a huge task.

    November 15, 2018 at 7:22 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Another awful frontier. Thanks for the reminder! haha!

      November 15, 2018 at 8:40 am Reply
  • Kim

    I would first clean my shower and glass enclosure! Then tackle the sliding glass doors! They are a mess with rain drops and dust marks! Look like it could really be a time saver!

    November 15, 2018 at 7:23 am Reply
    • Larissa

      We had one glass doors when we first moved in and took them out pronto because of the cleaning issue and because I’m tall and would hit my head on the frame. haha. This would surely make it better.

      November 15, 2018 at 8:41 am Reply
  • Alison S

    I would tackle my showers. There are some tricky spots to clean!

    November 15, 2018 at 7:28 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You ain’t kiddin’!

      November 15, 2018 at 8:41 am Reply
  • Deb T

    I would take on the bathroom!

    November 15, 2018 at 7:29 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Wahoo!! Sounds like a fun time ahead.

      November 15, 2018 at 8:42 am Reply
  • Kim

    Larissa, I can’t seem to find the pin url on my iPad to add points for the drawing. Any ideas where to find it? Sorry, not very tech savvy!

    November 15, 2018 at 7:36 am Reply
    • Larissa

      No worries! Just pin it to Pinterest and then grab the Pinterest url and paste it in the giveaway widget. Let me know if that doesn’t work. 🙂

      November 15, 2018 at 8:43 am Reply
  • Linda

    Love all your tips, Larissa.

    November 15, 2018 at 7:46 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Linda. 🙂

      November 15, 2018 at 8:43 am Reply
  • Ginny

    First, I would clean my oven. Then, head to the bathroom to tackle the tub! This steam cleaner is amazing! This would come in handy throughout my entire house. Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway!!!

    November 15, 2018 at 7:51 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You sounds like my kinda gal, Ginny! Sweet!

      November 15, 2018 at 8:44 am Reply
  • Deidra

    Thanks for the cleaning tips.

    November 15, 2018 at 7:51 am Reply
    • Larissa

      My pleasure, Deidra.

      November 15, 2018 at 8:44 am Reply
  • Deirdre Breau

    Thanks for the great tips. This handy dandy appliance looks like one I would actually use! hahaha

    November 15, 2018 at 7:57 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You sound like me! I prefer a rag and the old way, but this has changed my ways.

      November 15, 2018 at 8:45 am Reply
  • Terri Hughes

    I would start with the bathroom. Using this cleaning machine would be so much better than using chemicals. You do make it look so easy. Thanks!!

    November 15, 2018 at 8:00 am Reply
    • Larissa

      None of the cleaning products work near as well as this one. Saves money and time.

      November 15, 2018 at 8:45 am Reply
  • Melanie Brooks

    Great ideas for the home right steamer… I didn’t know it could do so much!

    November 15, 2018 at 8:02 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It’s such a handy tool for any cleaning needing done.

      November 15, 2018 at 8:46 am Reply
  • carmen tackett

    First I just found your site , I love it . That steamer looks incredible. I have used harsh chemicals for years not knowing how bad they really were.(sorry kids ). I’m now doing all natural and steam look like an amazing way to do everything .❤️It.

    November 15, 2018 at 8:04 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Glad to have you, Carmen! 😀 I know what you mean…so many things to learn. So glad you found a new way. You will love this thing!

      November 15, 2018 at 8:46 am Reply

    First thing that I would clean worth this amazing tool is my gas stove top. Then, onto the bathroom because our water is so hard that I would love to see if I could stop using harsh chemicals to get my bathtub semiclean!

    November 15, 2018 at 8:11 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Hard water is a booger for sure! This will help so much.

      November 15, 2018 at 8:47 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I used it on our old range too and was so stoked I didn’t have to scrub. Happy dance!!

      November 15, 2018 at 12:59 pm Reply
  • Lexi West

    Our OVEN! Oh my! That would definitely be the first place I tried this lovely!😊

    November 15, 2018 at 8:18 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Woot! You’re so fun, Lexi!

      November 15, 2018 at 8:47 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It’s a blast! tee hee!

      November 15, 2018 at 12:59 pm Reply
  • Denise Vrooman

    I clean my floor with steam & love it! It’d be great to tackle the rest of the house the same way.

    November 15, 2018 at 8:45 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It makes it actually fun!

      November 15, 2018 at 12:57 pm Reply
  • Stephanie

    I would love to use it to clean the floor at the base of my fridge, gunk builds up so bad there! This would make it easy!

    November 15, 2018 at 8:59 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Yes! I do that too. Awful stuff made easy.

      November 15, 2018 at 1:03 pm Reply
  • gail

    The first project to tackle would be the shower. No tile here, but a plastic/fiberglass base and just enough texture to catch and keep all the grunge. I’m looking forward to making it go away!

    November 15, 2018 at 9:07 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I know what you mean! 😀

      November 15, 2018 at 1:03 pm Reply
  • Terri Austill

    First thing I would clean is my cooktop. I thought that was amazing!

    November 15, 2018 at 9:08 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It was! Even I was flabbergasted and I’ve used it so many times. tee hee!

      November 15, 2018 at 1:04 pm Reply
  • Sherry Fram

    First thing I would clean is my stove!! I hate the smell of cleaning chemicals & it messes with my allergies!

    November 15, 2018 at 9:20 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It is just awful and creates a toxic environment. Not with this gem!

      November 15, 2018 at 1:05 pm Reply
  • Shelly

    Looks like a remarkable product. Thanx for the chance to win one.

    November 15, 2018 at 9:28 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You will love it!

      November 15, 2018 at 1:05 pm Reply
  • Stacy

    Thank you Loretta! I first saw the homeright sprayer with you and now this! Some of my favorite pieces of furniture are in our home, gifted to my children, and I leave a maximum of 3 favorite pieces in my garage to yet be done… I use chemical friendly cleaners already, but this seems like the extra boost that you need for some of the problem areas, in a safe way! Thank you, it is on my wish list!

    November 15, 2018 at 9:43 am Reply
    • Stacy

      Larissa! Talk to text, ugh, sorry!!

      November 15, 2018 at 9:44 am Reply
      • Larissa

        hahaha! I thought of myself as an old southern gal for a bit. 😀

        November 15, 2018 at 1:08 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      You sound like me – I do the same.

      November 15, 2018 at 1:07 pm Reply
  • Saundra J Simpson

    At my age with arthritis in your spine a steam cleaner becomes a must. This product looks like it would do the job and then some.

    November 15, 2018 at 9:54 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Oh boy – not fun! This machine will be perfect.

      November 15, 2018 at 1:08 pm Reply
  • Kimberly

    This is so amazing. I always struggle to clean around fixtures, even scrubbing with a toothbrush. Some of that gunk just doesn’t want to let go. This looks like it makes short work of it!

    November 15, 2018 at 10:18 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I’m anal about it and this machine makes me a happy mama!

      November 15, 2018 at 1:08 pm Reply
  • Maureen

    I love the machine. I would use it on my oven it is in need of a good cleaning. I ran something over and I cringe when I open the oven to bake something and the mess is still there. Ugh! I really need this machine.

    November 15, 2018 at 10:22 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Ugh…I’ve done that before. I always put it off which makes it worse.

      November 15, 2018 at 1:09 pm Reply
  • Patricia Mihalic

    I love your blog! I always look forward to seeing it! That steamer is so cool! It would save my back from scrubbing the tub and kitchen floor!

    November 15, 2018 at 10:27 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You deserve a hug, Patricia! 😀 Thank you for making me smile.

      November 15, 2018 at 1:09 pm Reply
  • Jane Clelland

    I would clean the bathrooms first, then the kitchen. They both need it!! Sure hope I win. Thanks.J

    November 15, 2018 at 10:35 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I wish I had one for everyone. I love it!

      November 15, 2018 at 1:10 pm Reply
  • Lynada

    Looks like a cool machine to have. I could use it to clean my car.

    November 15, 2018 at 10:36 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It is, BUT…it’s not cool, it’s HOT! tee hee! Just kidding.

      November 15, 2018 at 1:10 pm Reply
  • Barbara Brannon

    WOW! I have lots of places in my house I could use this steam machine! I had back surgery a few months ago and have neglected my shower due to not being able to bend over. I can see this as the perfect machine to help me out here. Thanks for the chance to win.

    November 15, 2018 at 11:00 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It sure would help you out. You will love it! 😀

      November 15, 2018 at 1:10 pm Reply
  • Fran

    LUV this! What a great saver of my 68 year old back on so many levels (pun intended) 😀

    November 15, 2018 at 11:10 am Reply
    • Larissa

      haha! Good one!

      November 15, 2018 at 1:11 pm Reply
  • Sonya Morris

    I would start with the bathroom!

    November 15, 2018 at 11:11 am Reply
  • Fran

    Forgot to mention I LUV my Homeright spray tents and sprayer too!!!!

    November 15, 2018 at 11:18 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I’m delighted to hear it. So fun to have cool tools!

      November 15, 2018 at 1:11 pm Reply
  • MoeWest

    I would see how well it can clean the shower tile and doors. It would be great if this job was easier!

    November 15, 2018 at 11:21 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Those can be beasts. This would work perfectly!

      November 15, 2018 at 1:11 pm Reply
  • Audra

    I would start with my laundry room! Clean first, then freshen with new paint and fun accessories!

    November 15, 2018 at 11:26 am Reply
  • Kelly D

    I would clean the tile in my bathroom.

    November 15, 2018 at 12:33 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Sounds like a game plan. Yay!

      November 15, 2018 at 1:12 pm Reply
  • Joyce Vanderlinden

    Wow ! Looks like it would make cleaning much easier for an “older” lady.

    November 15, 2018 at 1:09 pm Reply
  • Lynne Bohman

    I had no idea you could use it on so many things!

    November 15, 2018 at 2:59 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      So cool, (or hot!) isn’t it? tee hee!

      November 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm Reply
  • Diana

    I ‘d never considered a steam cleaning machine before, but this thing looks awesome! You totally sold me when you mentioned that it gets the gunk from around faucets, lol. I would LOVE to have one of these!

    November 15, 2018 at 3:02 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      I kinda blew it off years ago too, but then tried one and was sold. It’s so useful.

      November 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm Reply
  • Dawn

    I definitely need to use the steam machine on one of my shower tiles!! Thank you for the helpful hints!!!

    November 15, 2018 at 4:37 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      It makes that job soooo much better!

      November 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm Reply
  • Maryann Smith

    I would use the steam machine around my kitchen faucet. I have hard water and it looks terrible.

    November 15, 2018 at 6:55 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      That is certainly no fun. But…this thing is. yay!!

      November 15, 2018 at 7:13 pm Reply
  • Janet

    I so want one of these, a must for any pet owner!
    I follow their page and see where they were just bought out.

    November 15, 2018 at 7:36 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      You ain’t kiddin! That is crazy cool to hear.

      November 15, 2018 at 9:17 pm Reply
  • Kaycee

    Thank you for sharing some more HomeRight steam cleaning tips. I couldn’t believe how well the auto machine worked in your vehicle and in your oven, but this new machine is looking nice in the white color and all those attachments and tools are awesome!

    November 15, 2018 at 7:40 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      You bet! It makes my life simpler and I know many will love it too.

      November 15, 2018 at 9:17 pm Reply
  • Jane

    Can you steam clean walls? I was recently reminded how my mother used to have us wash the walls in our house yearly. Don’t tell her that I do not do that in my house now, but I do wonder if you could use the bonnet (or another attachment) and steam clean the walls? I might not do them every year but it certainly would do them more often than prior to painting them.

    November 15, 2018 at 7:48 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Absolutely! You can use a few of the accessories, just follow the instructions in the manual and you’ll be good to go.

      November 15, 2018 at 9:18 pm Reply
  • Lynn

    So excited to see this post today! I’ve been shopping around for a cleaner like this, recently. So many bells and whistles! Of course, i’d have to tackle the bathroom 1st! (Sad face)

    November 15, 2018 at 7:51 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      The have the whole package together in this deal. Such an awesome tool to have.

      November 15, 2018 at 9:18 pm Reply
  • leisa gustafson

    With 8 kids, what wouldn’t I clean with this!

    November 15, 2018 at 8:05 pm Reply
  • Kathy Milliken

    I would love to win this!! I have so many places I would use this, carpet, kitchen, bathroom and car!!

    November 15, 2018 at 9:05 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Wonderful! It sure is a blessing.

      November 15, 2018 at 9:19 pm Reply
  • Megan CC

    Oooh I would love that to clean around my faucets, it’s so hard to clean those!

    November 15, 2018 at 9:12 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Aren’t they a booger? Drives me crazy! and you know they’re disgusting. tee hee.

      November 15, 2018 at 9:19 pm Reply
  • Danelle

    What an amazing machine! I’m not sure where I’d start first with so many dirty corners shouting ☺ Thanks for the chance to enter the giveaway.

    November 15, 2018 at 9:28 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      I have that same shouting in my house. woot!! 😀

      November 16, 2018 at 5:26 am Reply
  • Linda

    I love the expression on your face! HaHa I would clean bathrooms. I hate cleaning bathrooms.

    November 15, 2018 at 9:59 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      It’s for real, girl! hahaha!! Yes, bathrooms are not so much fun. We only have the one and you KNOW it gets a lot of use.

      November 16, 2018 at 5:27 am Reply
  • Maura Jones

    I’ve been eyeing these for so long for those little places (around facets) and struggling with grout on the floor!

    November 15, 2018 at 11:30 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Ugh…I’m right there with you. When I want it clean, I want it CLEAN. No leftover bluck for me. This works wonderfully!

      November 16, 2018 at 5:27 am Reply
  • Shelley S

    Even though it’s only 2 of us old folk in our little house, our 3 big dogs keep us cleaning! I can imagine how lovely it would be to have this wonderful machine to clean the tiles at the back stairs and landing especially!

    November 16, 2018 at 12:51 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I totally get it! We have a cat and a dog and I often tell my kids that those two are more work than them. haha!

      November 16, 2018 at 5:28 am Reply
  • Marti VanRavenswaay-Waddell

    Ironically I have been reading lots of reviews about steam cleaners today!!! Then I saw your tips and cleaning secrets and THERE IT WAS — exactly what I want!! First thing I’ll tackle will be the den sofa — better known as “the dog’s sofa”! It’s light beige and I have a blanket and throw across it now because it is an embarrassment!! It’s still in great condition, just doggy-dirty from all our RAIN!!! Then I’ll probably clean our shower, and then and then…

    November 16, 2018 at 2:47 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Sweet! Yes, we love our pets, but BOY do they love on our furniture. You will love this SteamMachine Elite.

      November 16, 2018 at 5:29 am Reply
  • Marti

    I’d love to win this — and did what I could with the entry form but don’t know anything about pinning or tweeting! Love following all your posts and am convinced you have more than 24-hrs in your days! Love your family!

    November 16, 2018 at 2:53 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Best wishes to you, Marti! I wish I had one of these for everyone. 😀

      November 16, 2018 at 5:29 am Reply
  • Mary Kaiser

    OK, so I so NEED this machine!! Wowza it sure would make tough jobs so much easier! Keeping my fingers crossed for the win! Thanks for having the contest!

    November 16, 2018 at 4:42 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I hear ya, Mary! It really simplifies all the cleaning jobs.

      November 16, 2018 at 5:29 am Reply
  • Elle

    How does it handle sealed wood floors?

    November 16, 2018 at 9:50 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It works wonderfully. I just stuck to those two rooms for this post, but I have hardwoods throughout the rest of my home.

      November 16, 2018 at 5:04 pm Reply
  • Pam Bolton

    Oh, oh oh. I want one! We have all tile floors in our Arizona home. All that grout drives me crazy. I have been dreaming of a steam cleaner to help me keep up easily. Thank you so much for the opportunity.

    November 16, 2018 at 11:58 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I would go nuts! I really only like tile in the bathroom or entry. Hardwoods for me!

      November 16, 2018 at 5:04 pm Reply
  • Kristina Austin

    Another great giveaway! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win one of these great machines!

    November 16, 2018 at 12:05 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      It is my absolute pleasure. 🙂

      November 16, 2018 at 5:04 pm Reply
  • Becky G

    I would definitely start in my son’s bathroom!

    November 16, 2018 at 2:02 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Nuff said. hee hee. Better yet, let HIM do it. 😉

      November 16, 2018 at 5:04 pm Reply
  • Rebecca M

    Quick! Clean! Fresh! That says it all!

    November 16, 2018 at 3:42 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      amen and amen! 😀

      November 16, 2018 at 5:05 pm Reply
  • Becky

    SO COOL! I want to see what a steam machine could do for my poor shower… Great givaway! Thanks! 😊

    November 16, 2018 at 5:00 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      You’re welcome, Becky. 😀

      November 16, 2018 at 5:05 pm Reply
  • Natalie S

    I love this so much! I would first tackle my boys bathroom, in a hazmat suit ha ha

    November 16, 2018 at 6:05 pm Reply
  • Maria Howard

    Love all your posts and giveaways!!! I have a few places to start some deep cleaning!

    November 16, 2018 at 8:21 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Awww…you’re so fun, Maria! 😀

      November 17, 2018 at 5:32 am Reply
  • Charlene Paugh

    That looks like an awesome tool for anyone, especially if time is an issue, or if one hates cleaning !!!

    November 16, 2018 at 8:37 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      You are so right. Everyone just needs to try it to see. It’s fun!

      November 17, 2018 at 5:33 am Reply
  • Heather Miller

    I would love to use the steamer to take on my bathrooms! Mainly the tub and shower need a deep clean. But I would also like to try to give my upholstery a good steam!

    November 17, 2018 at 3:10 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It always makes me in awe when I use it on upholstery. With 6 kids there’s always something!

      November 17, 2018 at 5:33 am Reply
  • KellyM

    I am also grossed out by the stuff that builds up around the taps and so that would definitely be the first thing I cleaned. Thanks for the chance to win.

    November 17, 2018 at 8:31 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Just so nasty! 😀 My pleasure.

      November 18, 2018 at 5:34 am Reply
  • LeAnne

    This machine looks amazing. With 7 kiddos we have lots of messes this can tackle! I would definitely start in the bathrooms!

    November 17, 2018 at 4:25 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      I definitely hear that. My crew of 6, plus hubby and pets is enough for me. 😀

      November 18, 2018 at 5:35 am Reply
  • Olga

    Oh my, cleaning looks so easy with this device! Hope I can win and enjoy the process 😉

    November 17, 2018 at 8:31 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      It really is all about setting it up and then running with it. You will love it! 😀

      November 18, 2018 at 5:35 am Reply
  • Erin

    I would definitely clean my oven with it but I would love to see if it would help my baseboards.

    November 18, 2018 at 12:13 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      The no-bending over part is a winner for me. 😉

      November 18, 2018 at 6:43 pm Reply
  • Virginia H

    I would tackle my bathroom first with this machine. It’s really neat not having to use any cleaning product with it.

    November 18, 2018 at 1:58 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Yes! Nature being used in the best way. Win!

      November 18, 2018 at 6:43 pm Reply
  • Jeremy McLaughlin

    First thing I would clean would be the bathroom.

    November 18, 2018 at 2:30 pm Reply
  • Molly

    This would be amazing in the kitchen. Steam cleaning seems like the way to go.

    November 18, 2018 at 2:34 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      It really is because it kills the germs better…sounds crazy but the clean is longer lasting for the daily grind gunk.

      November 18, 2018 at 6:44 pm Reply
  • Samantha

    I would love to tackle the kitchen first. I have borrowed one before and I really want one of my own. I know just how awesome they can be and are!

    November 18, 2018 at 3:47 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Wahoo! I hope you win, Samantha.

      November 18, 2018 at 6:45 pm Reply
  • Rebecca Foughty

    The living room furniture. Especially the couch. The cats favorite spot.

    November 18, 2018 at 3:47 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Ugh…yes!! Always something with animals, but… I love them.

      November 18, 2018 at 6:45 pm Reply
  • Darlene

    I need this in my life! Thank you for the chance to win it.

    November 18, 2018 at 4:06 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      My absolute pleasure. 😀

      November 18, 2018 at 6:46 pm Reply
  • Donna

    Oh, I would tackle my faucets and then then the grout on my bathroom floor. I’m sure to be amazed by this wonderful steam cleaner!

    November 18, 2018 at 4:17 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      You will! It’s so addictive. hee hee!

      November 18, 2018 at 6:47 pm Reply
  • Pearl

    With 4 boys living here, I’d definitely tackle the bathrooms first!!

    November 18, 2018 at 4:21 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      No more explanation needed. 😉

      November 18, 2018 at 6:48 pm Reply
  • Tina Gautreau

    Gosh, I never thought about using something like this to clean some of these areas. I would love to win this! 🤞🏻

    November 18, 2018 at 4:49 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      There really isn’t anything you can’t clean with it…okay…maybe your kids. ha!

      November 18, 2018 at 6:49 pm Reply
  • Margot S.

    I would use it on some stubborn stains on my living room carpet and move on to the kitchen!

    November 18, 2018 at 4:59 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      You would have a blast…literally!

      November 18, 2018 at 6:49 pm Reply
  • Sharon Lynn

    I’d start with the shower door – thanks for the chance to win 🙂

    November 18, 2018 at 6:34 pm Reply
  • Amanda Justice

    It’s a tie whether I’d hit the kitchen or bathroom first.

    November 18, 2018 at 6:41 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Same here on cleaning day. Oh what fun!

      November 18, 2018 at 6:54 pm Reply
  • janet a phillips

    i would clean the exhaust fan in the kitchen

    November 18, 2018 at 6:54 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Aren’t those horrid to clean? I can’t complain though as I finally got ours installed after 3 years of waiting. Yay!

      November 18, 2018 at 6:58 pm Reply
  • Rob Fishburn

    My bathroom tile could use a deep cleaning. But don’t they all? Lol.

    November 18, 2018 at 7:17 pm Reply
  • Lisa Wilson

    Love cleaning the natural way when possible! Would tackle the shower first and then tile floors.

    November 18, 2018 at 7:17 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      It makes you feel good inside and out. 🙂

      November 18, 2018 at 7:30 pm Reply
  • Michelle

    I almost missed this giveaway, and boy would I give this machine a workout! I’m not sure there’s any surface, nook or cranny I wouldn’t blast. Once I’m finished with the inside of the house, I would hit the outdoor areas like my carport (packrats!) and my rubbermaid shed (more packrats!). Those little rodents are seriously destructive and leave behind quite a mess. I would love the chance to disinfect without chemicals.

    November 18, 2018 at 7:57 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      It definitely sends you on a cleaning frenzy. So fun!

      November 19, 2018 at 5:25 am Reply
  • Kim C.

    I have five children and three bathrooms with carpet. Enough said. (but I also love the idea of cleaning an oven with it!)

    November 18, 2018 at 9:26 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Truth. You will love it!

      November 19, 2018 at 5:25 am Reply
  • donna porter

    You really did some cleaning with the HomeRight SteamMachine Elite. I sure do need this especially in my bathroom! My shower and tile is in bad need of cleaning and I know after seeing your review the HomeRight SteamMachine Elite would do the job!

    November 18, 2018 at 9:28 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      It’s kinda where once you get started you want to clean everything with it. Feels so good!

      November 19, 2018 at 5:25 am Reply
  • Lisa

    I would clean all of our mattresses and our couch.

    November 18, 2018 at 9:39 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Those kinds of cleanings feel so therapeutic. Whew!

      November 19, 2018 at 5:26 am Reply
  • Lindsay A.

    Absolutely loved your holiday cleaning frenzy!! There is so much I’d love to tackle with a HomeRight SteamMachine Elite!! I would start with the nooks and crannies around numerous window and door seals & frames, as well as the spots where several appliances join against each other & the counter/wall. I’d also love to really tackle the FLOOR with a machine like this! 😀 Yay for safe chemical free cleaning!

    November 18, 2018 at 11:13 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Wahoo!! It was so fun to do because you don’t realize you’re cleaning. Yay!

      November 19, 2018 at 5:29 am Reply
  • Gina S.

    I would start out cleaning the mud room tiles! This area gets a lot of daily traffic.

    November 18, 2018 at 11:24 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Oh yes, ours do too. Inevitable! 😀

      November 19, 2018 at 5:29 am Reply
  • Tyler Ginter

    I’d have to tackle the couch & everything that lurks beneath lol

    January 17, 2019 at 9:56 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Yes! I just worked on my channel back chair and it did wonders for it.

      January 18, 2019 at 6:00 am Reply

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