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Spring Cleaning, Household Cleaning Made Easy

Updated on July 9, 2013

Ahh The sun is finally shining, the birds are finally singing, Spring is in the air! And in your house! The bright Spring sunshine quickly illuminates your home and you see all the cobwebs on the ceiling or the inc of dust on your ceiling fan. Your windows are covered with a film you have never seen before.. Dust bunnies are making their way out from under the furniture. yep it's that time! Spring Cleaning time is here! You don't have to go it alone! There have been a lot of advances in nifty products to help us keep our household clean!

Swiffer makes a ton of products that make it easy to clean! Pros: Swiffer cleaning products are affordable and easy to use. Cons: Swiffer products create more garbage to throw away and you will have to continually buy refills.

Swiffer Dusters, Extendable Handle with Refills 1 set

Let's start with one of my favorite Swiffer items, the Swiffer Duster. If you do decide to get this duster make sure it is the one with the extend-able handle. This handle not only reaches up high, it reaches hard to get to places. The duster its elf is adjustable to all angles. Dusting a ceiling fan has never been so easy. This particular pack comes withe the extend-able three foot handle and five refills. I bought a duster less than a year ago with three refills and I think I have only gone through two of them! The dusters do last a while! And they are disposable. If you are so inclined you can purchase Febreze Fresh Scent refills!

When it comes to floor care there are a couple ways to go when it comes to Swiffer. For some general dusting you can go with the Swiffer Sweeper Mop system. This mop has a swivel head to get those hard to reach places, under the couch or the kitchen table. The disposable Swiffer cloths picks up hair dust and other allergens. The disposable Swiffer cloths attach easily tot he mop head. The mop itslef breaks down into four easy parts for storage. Please note the disposable Swiffer cloths are sold separately. A count of 32 cloths was priced well below $15.00.

Another Swiffer option when it comes to cleaning floors is the Swiffer Wet Jet. This psiece of cleaning equipment claims it can cut down mopping to half the time! The kit contains I starter mop, two disposable pads and 1 500 ML of cleaning solution and one scrubbing strip. The refills for the all purpose cleaning solution are easy to find. The replacement pads are relatively cheap. A pack of 36 prices under $25.00. One replacement bottle of all purpose cleaning solution prices just over $6.00 and lasts two to three months. It is safe to use on vinyl, marble,stone ceramic aor linoleum floors. This all purpose solution is quick ot dissolve any sticky messes. If you really love your Swiffer Jet dry you can buy a kit for 90.00. It uses batteries.

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Foaming Cleaner Cleaning Pads, 4-Count Boxes (Pack of 3)

I love the Magic Eraser by Mr Clean. It really works and can last a long time. Just add water to activate the foaming cleanser in the pad and go at i t!. This pad makes my tile shine and my counter tops sparkle. The cleaning pad has two sides. One side has a tough side to "erase" any marks from a surface. The other side has an absorbent side for everyday wiping.You can purchase the Magic Eraser in several different quantities. This particular box contains four boxes of three.  The sponge does a great job taking off shoe scuff marks.  Did you know magic Eraser has a few more products than just the Magic Eraser itself?  Check out the selection below!

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Squeeze Mop

As mentioned above the Magic Eraser brands make several products. One of these products is the Magic Eraser Squeeze Mop. This highly absorbent mop is safe to use on ceramic Tile, linoleum and stone.  This cleaner picks up  dirt and grime in cracks and crevices of your floor.  The mop has a manual flip wringer The mp rinses clean time after time and works best with a Mr Clean Cleaner. The Mr Clean Squeeze Mop Refill is just over ten dollars but does fit other mops.  This refill can be used with Rubbermaid, Quickie and Libman to name a few.

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Roller Mop

 If you prefer to keep your hands dry then the Magic Eraser Roller Mop may be  just for you.  push a lever and get mopping. The Magic Eraser Cleaner refill is  just under $ 4.00 .  This mop is prefect for getting down into the grooves and nooks and crannies of your floors.  This tool is ideal for ceramic, linoleum and stone floors.  It is not recommended for wood floors! This mop is highly absorbant and rinses clean time after time.

 I love Febreze!  Febreze products smell so good and make you think you did a wonderful job cleaning your house!  The first featured Febreze product I have here is the Allergen reducer.  You got animals in the house or maybe a family member has asthma.  This will help clear the air.  It removes 75% of allergen from cats dogs and dust mites that are released into the air. It eliminates odors. It also comes in various sizes.

The Febreze Home Collections Kit is a relatively new product. Disguised as a candle these Luminary started Kits put fresh scents into the air. This product comes in seven enticing scents, Willow Blossom, Cranberry Pear, Green Tea Citrus, Vanilla Frost Carmel Crisp, Cranberry Pear and Orchard Cider. The one featured here is Pomegranate Mango. To activate your light take your decorative cover out of it's pouch and put it on the shade. This will activate the flickering light. The light will flicker for four hours before turning itself off. To activate again pick up the shade and place it back down on the light. Switch up with your favorite scents. It is powered by 2 AA batteries.

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Febreze® Air Effects® Air Freshener Linen & Sky Scent

If you just want a little spritz of fresh smell then Febreze Air Effects and Air Freshener scents Linen and Sky Scent. This product is safe for the ozone as it has no CFCs.  Use to deodorize the air or spry on fabrics.  Customers who have  used this product  give it four out of five stars.  If you prefer other scents you can always choose Meadows and Rain or Apple Spice and Delight. 

 Clorox wipes are a must!  This value sized container has four different types of Clorox wipes Lemon scent, orange scent, and fresh scent.   This package contains 78 wipes per canister which is a total of 312 wipes. The wipes are bleach free and kill 99% of germs after 30 seconds .  These wipes are excellent to use in the kitchen, bathroom and around faucets. They are great on shower doors but not so great on mirrors as they streak.  Keep one container under the bathroom sink and one container in the kitchen.  Handy to have in each room so you won;t have to go and hunt them when needed.

Greased Lightening Multi-Purpose Cleaner & Degreaser, 32 oz (Pack of 12)

 This stuff really works!  You got some greasy stove tops to clean?  Use Greased Lightning.  You got some flooring that has some stubborn stains? Use Greased Lightning.  Stains in the bathtub?  Let greased Lightning tackle it.  this all purpose cleaner can tackle the toughest stains. Just word of caution this stuff is best used with gloves and does tend to have a powerful smell. In regards to this particular purchase there are 12 bottles in this pack.  click on link to purchase just one if you desire!


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    • fiona_33 profile image


      8 years ago from UK

      Terrific hub. I hate cleaning so anything that makes it quicker is a real blessing.

    • profile image


      8 years ago

      With all these tools around, mopping floor is just as easy as abc. I don't have to scratch my heads on how to getting started.

    • breakfastpop profile image


      8 years ago

      Great ideas I have promised myself to go on a cleaning and organizing binge.

    • Ms Chievous profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Wv

      Hello Leandraluv!

      These are some of my favorite cleaning supplies! Thanks for dropping by!

    • Leandraluv profile image


      8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hey thanks for the information. I have to get me the Clorox wipes and the Magic Eraser by Mr Clean! Great items you have listed here. Will definitely be useful when I am cleaning.. which seems like all the time!


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