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5 Things You Shouldn’t Skip While Cleaning

This is a partnered post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Every year with the arrival of the warmer weather, I like to get down and dirty to give my house a good ‘ol cleaning. I try to keep a clean and tidy house throughout the year, but when spring rolls around, I attack all those things that I’ve skipped or forgotten about throughout the prior year.

Since I’ve already done all my spring cleaning, I wanted to share the 5 Things You Shouldn’t Skip While Cleaning.

  • Disinfect Door Knobs: I don’t have any scientific research to back this up, but I’m guessing that door knobs can get pretty nasty. You should disinfect your door knobs throughout the year, but I know life can get in the way. Make it a priority during your spring cleaning to give them a good wipe down with a disinfecting cloth.

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  • Get those Windows Sparkling Clean: I know we focus on the inside of the home most often while cleaning, but don’t forget your windows. Since you’ll be having the curtains tied back and blinds open, give those windows (inside and out) a good cleaning.

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  • Spruce Up Your Outside Furniture: Every year when springtime rolls around, I can’t wait to be able to spend time outside on our back patio. Get your outside furniture in tip-top shape by scrubbing it down with Tide Oxi Multi-Purpose Stain Remover.

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  • Get Rid of the Clutter: Bag up everything you don’t need and either toss it or donate it. I always feel so much better when I’ve de-cluttered my home and purged of things I no longer need or want.

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  • Erase all Scuffs Marks: It’s inevitable when kids are around that you’ll find scuff marks throughout the house. The Total Home Extra Strength Cleaning Eraser helps me to remove those tough marks and stains that a normal cloth can’t get.

spring cleaning tipsHaving a clean home is so important to me. I feel like in some ways, it’s my way of showing my family how much I care about them. I don’t know if it means as much to them as it does to me, but hopefully they appreciate the effort and see it as a token of my love for them.

I’m really not faithful to any one cleaning brand and usually buy the option that is most economical. I’ve been using all the ExtraBucks I earn at CVS to purchase my cleaning supplies so that I’m not out of pocket. Plus it’s just convenient to pick up what I need while I’m already out and about. It saves me a trip to the store, which also saves me time and money.

What areas of your home do you sometimes skip for the sake of time?

About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.


  1. 1

    I actually haven’t cleaned my outside furniture yet this year. Ugh!

  2. 2

    We haven’t cleaned our windows yet this year on the OUTside.

  3. 3

    Oh this reminds me to get cleaning. sigh.

  4. 4

    I always skip the windows. I need to do better with our cleaning.

  5. 5

    I try not to skip a thing. However, there are two things that I loathe doing: doing the dishes and mopping. Therefore, I try to leave that to my husband most of the time. 🙂

  6. 6

    I didn’t know they had Tide wipes with Oxi Clean, I must get that!

  7. 7

    Great tips! I always try and remember to clean our door knobs, if you think about how many germs they have… eeekkk scary!

  8. 8

    We have a lot more spring cleaning to do in my house

  9. 9

    These are great tips and I admit I forget the door knos often.

  10. 10

    These are all great suggestions! I tend to overlook baseboards and blinds far too often.

  11. 11

    I’m a little bit obsessed with cleaning so I don’t skip much. But I admit to vent grates and the top of the cabinet doors and microwave/fridge having a little too much dust build up 😉

  12. 12

    Great tips! I do my door knobs weekly as germs are yucky. As a clean-freak I don’t skip too much but I’d have to say above doors and under our beds. Hubby helps me monthly pull out the beds but it gets so nasty from cats and the puppy.

  13. 13

    I usually hit the doorknobs when we get sick. It would be a good idea to hit them more often!

  14. 14

    I love using magic erasers on doors and walls. They just take the mess away instantly.

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