Spring Cleaning Tips

spring cleaning tips

It’s that wonderful time of year…the sun is shining, the temps are going up, and you realize your house needs a good cleaning.  I don’t always do a full Spring Cleaning marathon, but I know I probably should.  I try to stay on top of things throughout the year, but if I’ve let something slide, I always make sure to get it in my day of Spring Cleaning.  For me, Spring Cleaning is also a time to really disinfect the house from all those nasty winter germs and bugs that have taken up residence in our home.  Here are some of my Spring Cleaning Tips:

1. Do your spring cleaning on a week where you can have your windows open and your fans blowing.  It helps move the air that has been stuck inside for the past several months.

2. Don’t let spring cleaning overwhelm you, just take it one room at a time and stock up on products that will help you to get the job done effectively.  You will need plenty of paper towels, sponges, garbage bags, and lots of LYSOL products.

3. Know the difference between cleaning and disinfecting! Both are important…did you know that killing germs on commonly touched surfaces can lower the risk of spreading bacteria and viruses between members of the family.

4. Start with the basics – wipe down easy to reach surfaces and then move onto the little nooks and crannies. Make sure to start at the top of the room and work your way down to the ground.  And don’t forget to dust around wall art, photographs and woodwork.

5. Use a disinfectant product, like LYSOL Disinfecting Wipes, to help ensure you’re killing germs as you clean, and think beyond the usual places. Be sure to clean even the smallest surfaces, such as light switches, door knobs, cabinet handles, and telephones.

6. Get your kids involved.  Give them a wipe and have them clean their toys.

7. Remember to practice proper hand washing as well after you clean, either with soap and water for 20 seconds or a hand sanitizer. Hand washing is the single most important thing you can do to prevent illness, according to the CDC.


LYSOL is introducing the new concept of Healthing – an idea centered on keeping families as healthy as possible.  Not just by looking at cleaning , but ensuring that the proper steps are taken to stay well.

LYSOL and television personality Giuliana Rancic have partnered together to visit YMCAs in select markets across the country to demonstrate Healthing in action. At each of the YMCA locations, LYSOL will give attendees hands-on education about the products and steps needed to practice improved hygiene habits in their own homes. In addition to providing educational information and disinfecting products to the local YMCAs, they will donate a one-year membership to a deserving family.

To learn more about how to take part in LYSOL’s Healthing Initiative visit their website, facebook page, or check out their guidebook.

Disclaimer: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for LYSOL®. I received a promotional item to thank me for participating.

About Wendy

Wendy is married to her high school sweetheart, is a mom to 2 children, and lives in Mesa! She shares her family friendly recipes at Around My Family Table. Live threw her a curve ball after a life threatening dairy allergy and wheat allergy emerged in 2012, so now many of her recipes are gluten and dairy free. When she's not cooking find her on Pinterestor Instagram!

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