Imagine Cleaning Up Times Square Today #NewYearsClean


Mr. Clean Times Square Red Steps

You think your house is a mess after last night’s New Year’s Eve partying? Yeah, you should see Times Square in Manhattan.

I’ve lived in New York my whole life, growing up in the suburbs of NYC. And yet, there are a number of touristy things I’ve never done. I haven’t been to the top of the Empire State Building, never saw a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in person, and never hung out in Times Square on New Year’s Eve.

To be honest, I’m fine missing out on the last two, but I will make it up to King Kong’s hangout one of these days. Considering it was like 20 degrees in Times Square last night, I was quite happy watching the ball drop from the comforts of my own home. Or in last night’s case, from the comforts of some friends’ home. (Thanks again, Stacey and Eric!)

As for Times Square, there was an estimated 40 to 50 tons (yes, TONS) of confetti, party hats and other assorted celebratory trash left on the streets after the clock struck midnight. How’d the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) tackle this crazy massive cleanup? With roughly 22 trucks, 24 mechanical sweepers and 37 backpack blowers. Suddenly that precarious stack of dirty dishes on your counter doesn’t seem so bad, right?

Don’t feel too bad for the DSNY, though. That’s because they had a bit of help in the clean-up department. This year, they brought in some real muscle. Specifically, that’d be Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle!

New Year's Eve Times Square

A special 25-person Mr. Clean Team led by Julie “The Accidental Housewife” Edelman was on hand in Times Square to help clean up one of the year’s biggest, and messiest bashes. The new Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle apparently has 2.5 times more power in every single drop versus Mr. Clean 40 oz version, and the Mr. Clean Team took to work on Times Square’s famous Red Steps.

Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle NYE 2014 Deep Clean

The new Mr. Cleanยฎ Liquid Muscleโ„ข has 2.5 times more power in every drop vs. Mr. Clean 40 oz. With its new auto-stop cap feature, Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle delivers the right amount of cleaning gel with one squeeze โ€“ free of mess. It penetrates dirt, fights grease and lifts stains with less going to waste. Liquid Muscle can be used on a variety of surfaces, including sealed floors, tables, countertops, sinks, stovetops and more.

Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle NYE 2014 Deep Clean

All I can say is that if just a drop of this stuff can help clean the mega grime off of Times Square on a normal day, it’d be pretty amazing. Using it the day after the streets were lined with a ludicrous amount of people packed in like sardines, well, that’s pretty darn spectacular. I can’t even imagine how well it’d work on the floors in my own home. Yeah, the future’s floor’s so bright, ya gotta wear shades!

Visit for more information about Liquid Muscle and the rest of the smiling Clean Family. And be sure to follow ol’ baldy himself on the Mr. Clean Facebook page.

How messy is your kitchen today?


  1. M.Clark says

    The kitchen is not that messy, people tend to pick up after themselves. I do like Mr. Clean, my favorite Mr. Clean product is the eraser, the little white block. Thank you for this post.

  2. Kristin Ashe says

    I would never hit Times Square for NYE…wayyyy too many people and much too cold! Although I would probably want to see the Thanksgiving Day parade, I could probably tough that out!

  3. nicolthepickle says

    That is a lot of garbage. It sounds so daunting. I like the pics of the clean up team though. They look so organized.

  4. Maegan G says

    No thanks! You would think they could come up with some sort of biodegradable eco-stuff. Or…just not let loose millions of little pieces of paper ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Jeanne says

    I have never been to Times Square and I know it would be a great experience on New Years Eve. I know for a fact that I don’t envy those poor people that have to clean up after all is said and done!!

  6. Sally says

    I don’t mind cleaning but what a job to take on!! I love the new Mr. Clean Gel though it works awesome!! What a neat place to clean though if I had to!!

  7. Amy Adams says

    Is the drop supposed to go in the bucket of water or directly on the area to be cleaned? What are the red steps for? Did people actually sit to watch the ball drop? Too cold for me! LOL

  8. heather says

    I had no idea that they dropped 40-50 tons of confetti on NYC Times Square and I had no idea that they cleaned with actual clearner that’s amazing.

  9. Sherri Lewis says

    Wow…. that is a lot of trash! I don’t think I would ever want to be there to see the ball drop…. I think the massive number of people crammed in there would give me claustrophobia…

  10. Dana M says

    I certainly wouldn’t want to have to clean that up, and since I’m not fond of crowds, or being cold I will continue to watch the celebrations from the comfort of my living room. My kids made enough of a mess for me ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Sandy Cain says

    We don’t have a New Year’s Eve party here…or any other party. But I could still use Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle here! I want MY floors to be so bright, I’d need shades. Like……Steampunk goggles, get my drift?

  12. Carole Ingram says

    These people look way too happy about cleaning….they can come to my house and clean for me, anyday! ๐Ÿ™‚ Those bright colored banana suits crack me up too ๐Ÿ™‚ hehe

  13. md Kennedy says

    That’s clean! I heard they had banana=scented and =flavored confetti somewhere – I wonder how it was to clean that mess up!

  14. Greg D. says

    I would hate to be one of the people who would have to clean that up then again I feel sorry for my wife cleaning our sons diapers.

  15. says

    I used to work as a porter in a apartment building. It was in one of the boroughs of NYC, it’s not fun cleaning up after someone else. i can’t imagine cleaning up Times Square but, work is work. Bless the people who keep the streets clean. ๐Ÿ™‚ When it comes to doing touristy things in NYC, I haven’t done many either. Hopefully I’ll get around to do some soon. It was a fun read, especially reading about Mr. Clean and seeing happy faces. Haha!
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  16. says

    For some reason this post reminded me of Thing 1 and Thing 2 off of the Cat in the Hat movie. Anyways, I’m glad that I don’t have that big huge mess to clean up. Mr.Clean products have came to my rescue many times over in my lifetime, and I can see why they choose this team to help them with the mess at the Times Square.

    I’m like you though, and have no desire to go to those two crowd inducing events.
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  17. vickie couturier says

    nope,no way,they don’t print enough money for me to clean up that mess or attend it either,,,heaven forbid someone would actually throw their trash in a container!

  18. curiouskit10 says

    Fortunately we didn’t host, so the kitchen is only…still horribly, horribly messy. I would LOVE some Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle. My mum visited for a week and totally threw off my cleaning schedule (while making fun of me for every small perceived mess).

  19. says

    Wow! That’s a huge mess. I’m amazed how fast they get everything cleaned up.

    I’ll have to check out the new Mr. Clean Muscle for myself when I go shopping and try it on my messes.

    Btw, one of my dreams is to visit NYC!

    I hope you make it to King Kong’s hangout. LOL! Be sure to take lots of pics.
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