You can win a Bissell Carpet Cleaner by sharing your holiday cleaning tips!
The great thing about holiday parties is that you get to catch up friends and family you haven't seen in ages. There are old stories to tell and new gifts to open, as well as plenty of food and drink. And along with those holiday cookies come crumbs, and with that holiday punch there are spills, which means when all the fun is over, someone is going to have to clean up.
That's why CraftFoxes and Bissell are teaming up to give away a Bisell Upright Deep Cleaner and Scotchguard Protector to one lucky host or hostess. (That's a retail value of $220.)
What do you have to do to win a Bissell Upright Cleaner?
1. Visit Bissell's page and take a look at what you might be able to win.
2. Come back to CraftFoxes and leave a comment with your tip about cleaning for the holidays or holiday prep or even why having an upright cleaner would make your life easier. (You'll have to log in to leave a comment, but you can do so with Facebook, Twitter or Google+).
Not sure what kind of tip to leave? Don't worry, we'll give a few suggestions to get you started.
-- Remove the decorations with care. You may want to grab the Christmas lights and give them a strong tug or pluck off the ornaments like you're picking oranges, but chances are you'll make less of a mess if you remove everything with as much mindfulness as you put it up.
-- Check for stains sooner rather than later. You don't want the wine or punch to settle in your upholstery or carpets or drapes for a week, or even overnight if you can help it. You may want to leave all the cleaning to the morning, but if Aunt Selma dropped her cappuccino on the recliner and didn't tell anyone, you want to start dabbing things up with a fabric cleaner and towels before the night is over. (Of course, if you have a Bissell Upright Cleaner, well, you get the drift.)
-- Take care of the food table. Leaving out perishables overnight is only going to create an odor, entice your pets (or other animals that may be scurrying around the house) into a feeding frenzy and, of course, waste a lot of food. Power through that extra half-hour or hour to wrap up the rump roast and toss the punch glasses in the dishwasher.
Now we want to hear your holiday clean-up ideas! Please visit Bissell's Upright Cleaner page and then come back here to leave your ideas in the comments. You have until Dec. 31 to enter.
(Contest is limited to U.S. residents.)