Healthier Home Spring Cleaning Checklist

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This post was sponsored by Filtrete Brand.

Spring is officially here and if your house is looking a little bit like mine, you will understand the need for Spring cleaning. Dust two inches thick, dirt in the carpets from snow being tracked in, germs on everything from the Winter illnesses, it’s time to do some cleaning and make some changes to make our home healthier for the Spring.

Along with warmer weather, Spring is known to bring in seasonal allergies. These can be brought on by pets, dust mites, mold and even from the blooming flowers outside.

The dirtiest and germiest places in our homes are often places that we don’t think a lot about. Computer keyboards, mice, television remotes, tablets and even touch screen computer monitors.

Some places that we use every day are known to make us the sickest, including our purses that sit on the germ infested floors, light switches and door knobs.

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So what should be on our Spring Cleaning Checklist to make our home healthier?

  • If you are an allergy sufferer, check out your bed. It’s recommended to wash your pillow cases once a week and replace your pillows every three years. Do you have a mattress cover? Those should be washed every couple of months.
  • Cleaning the floors. Consider bringing in a professional carpet cleaner to steam clean your carpets. For your hardwood floors, give them a good mop.
  • Scope out your house for mold. It hides in places that you don’t often think about and it can make you sick. In dishwashers, under or behind your refrigerator and check out your refrigerator water dispenser filters.
  • Stuffed animals are one of the biggest culprits for allergies. Grab yourself a “Teddy Needs a Bath” stuffed animal bag and wash all of your child’s precious toys. This can be used on your pet’s toys too!
  • Change out your furnace filters. The Filtrete Odor Reduction Filter is 65 times more effective then other carbon filters at removing odors from the home, such as those from cooking, tobacco smoke, pets, mildew and cleaning chemicals.

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18 thoughts on “Healthier Home Spring Cleaning Checklist

  • April 3, 2014 at 12:36 pm
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    This was just the motivation I need. I try to change my air filter once a month...sometimes I actually remember :) Reply
  • April 1, 2014 at 3:21 pm
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    These are great Spring cleaning tips. The tip about checking under the fridge for mold is so smart, a great way to catch it before it gets too far. I've been considering hiring a professional to clean my carpets, they could use some work. Reply
  • April 1, 2014 at 2:49 pm
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    These are some good tips. I am over due for new pillows. Reply
  • April 1, 2014 at 2:04 pm
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    Speaking of spring cleaning, I must dust my blinds! You cannot forget about those, or curtains! Reply
    • April 1, 2014 at 2:29 pm
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      You aren't lying about that one! I hate that chore with a passion... maybe that's why I subconsciously left it off ;) Reply
  • April 1, 2014 at 1:05 pm
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    Great tips, I need to start my spring cleaning. We change our filters once a month because my allergies are so bad. Reply
  • April 1, 2014 at 12:58 pm
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    I didn't realize that you were supposed to replace pillows every three years! That's a great tip. So is the dispenser/filters, etc. The last places we think about are usually the worst! Reply
  • April 1, 2014 at 12:44 pm
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    oh yea. and the rubber gaskets around the fridge and freezer doors? those should be wiped down regularly too Reply
  • April 1, 2014 at 8:27 am
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    Great tips! I try to wash my pillowcase often as I used to have bad skin and I read that it helps to have a clean pillow case :) Reply
  • April 1, 2014 at 7:27 am
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    These are great tips. I am terrible at washing my pillowcases and I really need to more often. Especially because we have such bad allergies! Reply
  • April 1, 2014 at 5:47 am
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    Yes, stuffed animals are hiding all those germs! Nice idea and tips to get your home clean for spring. Reply
  • April 1, 2014 at 5:43 am
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    These are all great tips and we definitely need to do some spring cleaning around here! We've replaced most of our carpets with hardwood floors so we don't have to deal with the dirty carpets. Reply
  • April 1, 2014 at 4:36 am
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    Those are all great reminders. I never remember to change my furnace filters, so I am glad you mentioned it. I will make sure my hubby takes care of that this weekend. Reply
  • March 31, 2014 at 11:55 pm
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    I really need to get some sort of duster in my house. I use a damp cloth and it just doesn't get everything and one minute later everything is covered in dust again- I don't know why! I definitely did some spring cleaning today though :) Reply
  • March 31, 2014 at 11:48 pm
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    Thank you for these. I definitely need to consider a professional carpet cleaning. Yikes! Reply

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