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Birds are chirping. Flowers are blossoming. Spring is in full force. And so are allergies. You know what that means if you have allergy or asthma sufferers in the house. You may have accumulated a good number of ways to combat allergens and alleviate allergy symptoms. Now it is the best time to share your tried and true spring cleaning tips with the rest of us and win some neat prizes!

The Motherhood and Aller-Ease, maker of the top selling brand of allergen protective bedding products, have once against joined forces to launch the "Spring Into Action" campaign, featuring premium allergy relief products and best spring cleaning tips from 15 mom bloggers and their readers. I'm so much honored to be a part of the Spring Into Action team, which consists of the following bloggers besides me:

Caryn @ http://www.rockinmama.net

Felicia @ http://www.gograhamgo.com

Stacie @ http://thedivinemissmommy.com

Tonya @ http://afamilycompleted.blogspot.com

Beth @ http://theplussizemommy.com

Diane @ http://somethingsnappee.blogspot.com

Becky @ http://blog.nickels-n-dimes.com

Piera @ http://www.jollymom.com

Angie @ http://MyFourMonkeys.com

Kimberly @ http://prettypinkmomma.blogspot.com

Shannon @ http://www.themommy-files.com

Stephanie @ http://andtwinsmake5.blogspot.com

Tammy @ http://tammystwocents-tammy.blogspot.com

Robyn @ http://www.RobynsOnlineWorld.com

Some of you may still remember the Flip for Fall challenge last year, when Aller-Ease provided me with one set of protective bedding products to try for free and another set to give away. The giveaway was quite a blast and we love all the products we received, especially the pillows. This year, Aller-Ease has generously sent us 2 Allergy Protection Pillow and 1 Queen Size Mattress Protector from their Cotton Comfort line, which fit our new mattress perfectly.


You're welcome to check out the short video, in which I show you the Aller-Ease products I received and some of my self-made spring cleaning tools (I've got a sore throat. Please excuse me for the low and coarse voice).



As part of the "Spring Into Action" project, Aller-Ease is compiling a Best Spring Cleaning Tips of All Time List based on the spring cleaning tips and tricks collected on the 15 participating blogs as well as in the Spring Into Action Circle on The Motherhood. All tipsters are eligible to win 1 of 15 blog giveaways plus 1 of 3 Spring Cleaning Prize Baskets (consisting of 1 pillow, 1 queen cotton mattress protector, 2 queen cotton pillow protectors, Kleenex, Halls Cough drops, Clorox wipes, Various cleaning supplies, and Spring linens)!

In addition, Aller-Ease is hosting a Spring into Action contest now through April 30th. By telling Aller-Ease the most disgusting thing you found during your spring cleaning, you’ll be entered to win a grand prize of an Aller-Ease allergy-proofing bedroom makeover for your entire home (up to four beds). There are tons of chances to win if you enter all the amazing giveaways!

The Giveaway

Thanks to Aller-Ease and The Motherhood, one of my lucky readers will win an Aller-Ease Spring Into Action Prize Pack, including 1 Standard Allergen Barrier Pillows with Washable Cover, 2 Zippered Pillow Protectors and 1 Queen Size Mattress Protector! Be sure to visit the other 14 bloggers to increase your chance of winning.

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Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm Central Time on 4/12/10
Open to US Residents Only.
Winner will be chosen using random.org and will have 72 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.
Thanks for entering and good luck!

144 Treasure Hunters :

melanie said...

My spring cleaning tip: take it one room at a time. I start upstairs and do a room a day, I wash down the walls, clean all of the linens, clean out drawers, etc. Not only do I clean, but I also purge items that we don't need or use anymore. It's a great feeling when the entire house has been cleaned top to bottom.....also, I have a great stash for our garage sale!!

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Gerrie said...

My tip is to have everyone help out. It is no fun when one person feels like she is doing all the work so if everyone pitches in it goes a lot smoother
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winterbabe98 said...

spring cleaning is done by all in our family!!! We go room by room, and either throw away or donate what we don't want to Goodwill!

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moushka said...

We do a room a day and my daughters are each given their own tasks. When each room is done then we celebrate with a cookie. That way my daughters are motivated to do the next room on our list.

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Trina said...

I use the three bin system to go through closets, drawers and cupboards. One bin for keep, one for trash and one for donate. It helps to de-clutter
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Trina said...

I bathe my window blinds every other year. I vacuum the blinds first to remove as much dirt as possible. Then dip them in water mixed with a few drops of mild dish soap. The bathtub works well for this type of chore.
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Trina said...

To get the grout on my counters especially clean and non toxic I use vinegar and baking soda.
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Trina said...

I have a retractable clothes line that I use to hang up my area rugs and give them a good airing out on a nice sunny spring day.
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Trina said...

Cut a lemon in half, put the pieces in a microwave-safe bowl with water to cover, and cook on High for two to three minutes in the micro. The steam will soften hardened food inside the oven while you enjoy the citrus scent.
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Trina said...

Hopefully cold and flu season is over, but I go through the medicine cabinets to get rid of any expired medications.
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Trina said...

Just learned how dirty kids bath toys, so I recently ran all mine sons toys through the sanitize cycle on the dishwasher.
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Trina said...

To clean the upholstery of unwanted odors sprinkle stale cushions and chairs with baking soda, then vacuum after letting it sit for a while.
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Trina said...

Vacuuming before cleaning will make the cleaning process easier and faster. Use your vacuum’s crevice attachment to get into tight spaces and reach under cabinets.
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Trina said...

To clean under the fridge try a sock attached to a measuring stick.
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Trina said...

I recently purchased the shark steam cleaner for my hardwood floors and I am loving it. No chemicals and a great clean.
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Trina said...

Dirty window screens can be easily cleaned using a steam cleaner

Trina said...

To clean the winter odor out of carpets try sprinkling plain baking soda on them. Use a clean spice container that has a removable lid with holes, and cover all of the carpets with a light dusting of baking soda. Allow the baking soda to remain on the carpets overnight, and in the morning, vacuum away the odors.
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Trina said...

I bathe my window blinds every other year. I vacuum the blinds first to remove as much dirt as possible. Then dip them in water mixed with a few drops of mild dish soap. The bathtub works well for this type of chore.
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Trina said...

Rather than doing it all at once I commit to doing a little bit of cleaning every day for the entire season. Partly because with a baby it is hard to get a block of time to get it all done.
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Andrea said...

My spring cleaning tip is to always dust from top to bottom! I also clean the house from top to bottom; one room at a time!
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Andrea said...

Cleaning Tip: Use GreenWorks natural all-purpose cleaner. It has amazing cleaning power without harsh chemical fumes or residue!
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Andrea said...

Cleaning tip! Automatic-dishwasher detergent works very well to clean refrigerators, stoves, floors, walls, and glass.
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Andrea said...

Cleaning tip! Always make a list, that way you know what needs to be done and can check off each item as you complete it. It's so satisfying to see the list shrink before your eyes!
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DanielleS87 said...

My tip: Just clean what is the dirtiest or easiest thing first, and do a little bit each day. In less than a week, your home will be clean again!

slehan said...

My tip is to do it with fun music. What ever kind makes you want to shake your bootie will energize you and keep you going. Thanks for the contest.

slehan said...

Open all the windows to air out the house.

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Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - What a great site! My tip: ammonia will clean anything, if it doesn't eat through first! Otherwise I try to use all-natural products!

Kerrie said...

spring cleaning tip- change your air filters before you start you AC!
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Susan Jensen said...

My spring cleaning tip: don't be afraid to try something new! Find a new way to clean greener. Make your own cleaning solutions using natural things you have around the house.

Rebecca Graham said...

Clean one room at a time and wear a dust mask.

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Rebecca R. Bibbs said...

Help the environment and get rid of clutter by using newspaper to clean windows.

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pamcallahan said...

My tip is: if you have not used it or worn it in the last 12 months - GET RID OF IT! It really cleans up the clutter and makes the cleaning process much easier!
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sweepmom said...

To wash my blinds, I take them down and lay them on my driveway, spray them with cleaner, wait a few minutes then spray them off with the hose. They come out clean with little to no effort, I dry them over the porch railing before returning them to the window.

idahomom said...

I like to do one room a day from top to bottom.

Tracey said...

Concentrate on cleaning one room at a time. And carry all your supplies in a caddy or bucket.
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I TRY TO CLEAN A ROOM EVERY MONTH OR TWO...THAT WAY EVERYTHING DOES NOT HAVE TO BE DONE AT ONCE

Jinxy and Me said...

Make drains run smoothly again by dumping in 1/2 c baking soda followed by 1/2 c vinegar. Let sit for 10 minutes and then run with hot water.

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Donna said...

I wuld say to break it down into smaller parts like cleaning one room at a time.
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Donna said...

Another tip is to avoid toxic chemicals.
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Donna said...

Every 6 moths go troug the cabinets and throw out expired products.
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hbbs55 said...

use half a lemon and baking soda to clean stainless steel sinks.

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use two mico fiber cloths to clean mirrors, first one wet and the second to dry for streak free mirrors.

hbbs55 said...

Involve the whole family going from room to room, each with their own job. Then reward the family with a lunch out!

coriwestphal said...

I hate cleaning my blinds. Worst job, hands down. I got a couple of over-the-door hooks and hung them over my shower door. then I can hand the blinds right on them and just spray away!

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dawns41 said...

Spring Cleaning Tip:
Leave baking soda on carpeting over night will absorb musty odors

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Anna T said...

I make my own spring cleaning products out of vinegar and lemon juice to cut down on chemicals and money

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plhill2000 said...

I start with the smallest room. I have found that if I can just get in a groove, I can finish. It also helps if I can get help from the kids, at least get them to help with their rooms.

dddiva said...

My tried and true tip- bribe the kids, that's how I get it done. ;)

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vibrantfun said...

vinegar and baking soda

alissa4illustration said...

My fall cleaning tip: I learned this off of a baby site; I put the kid's stuffed toys in the top shelf of the dishwasher and run it. They say it's better for them then the washer that spins them around and around. It's great for baby toys and cloth books too!

alissa4illustration said...

My fall cleaning tip 2: The Magic Eraser is great for refrigerator handles, bath tubs, on the base of the stove (on the floor).

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My fall cleaning tip 3: I wash the drapes. They say that they hold a lot of dust. With my fabric blinds, I vacuum them.

alissa4illustration said...

My fall cleaning tip 3: I wash the drapes. They say that they hold a lot of dust. With my fabric blinds, I vacuum them.

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My fall cleaning tip 4: I try and have the kids and us take our shoes off at the door. Otherwise they track in pollen and dirt. I got an under storage shoe holder, this is great to put off season shoes.

sibabe64 said...

vinegar replaces a lot of cleaning products

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alissa4illustration said...

My fall cleaning tip 5: I wash our pillow cases in every load of laundry. It's nice to have back up pillow cases.

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My fall cleaning tip 6: I clean counters, sinks and floors with distilled vinegar and water. This is much better then many products you can buy because it isn't toxic. It doesn't smell because the water neutralizes the vinegar.

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My fall cleaning tip 7: I clean I clean our hair bushes out regularly. An old hair pick work great to pick all the hair out. Then I put the hair brushes in water and shampoo for a few hours. I work it in with my hands and wow a clean brush!

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cdmarteny said...

my spring cleaning tip is to use all the same color hangers in each closets

whysoitenly5 said...

My tip is to get rid of the clutter. Everything that has not been used in the past few months goes. Makes cleaning so much easier the rest of the year.

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Bethany said...

Dishsoap removes crayon from carpeting.

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Vinegar & Water = the perfect window cleaning solution

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Mr. Clean Magic Eraser will take just about anything off your stuff!

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Pamela S said...

I'm a big list maker so I make a list of all the chores I need to do and pick a few to do each day, so that way I don't feel so overwhelmed. I'm another who uses vinegar often in my cleaning. And I LOVE the Mr. Clean magic eraser!! Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Garner5 said...

My tip is to only clear one room a day. This way I don't burn out and each room gets a really deep cleaning.
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Nicole said...

My cleaning tip I have been doing since I was a kid is scrubbing down my walls.

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Sarah D. said...

Unrealistic spring cleaning goals will kill the whole deal. Set realistic goals - one room/project at a time and stick with it.

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Not a super tip, but I find the hardest part is getting started. So, I pick a relatively small task/project and get it done. Looking at the completed job gives me satisfaction and motivation to continue on with others...

Becky said...

My tip is not to try to do it all in one day.

sewingmema said...

I try to start cleaning as soon as the pollen here in NC is over so I can open the windows and air out the rooms as I clean.

Rob said...

I just make it a rule that you can't move on to another room until the one you are working on is done..other wise I keep seeing new tasks & everything only gets half done.
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susan said...

Do a little daily then it won't be a huge task all at once.

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kathy pease said...

i sprinkle baking soda on my carpet to absorb pet odors :)

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Andrea said...

I just heard a new cleaning tip. Wash windows horizontally on the inside and vertically on the outside. That way if they streak, you'll know which side you need to redo!
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Gianna said...

I do a little every day so i'm not overwhelmed.

Andrea said...

Cleaning tip: Use your car's snow brush to reach those crumbs under and between your fridge and stove!
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lilyk said...

My spring cleaning tip is to dust from top to bottom.

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