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How to Flu-Proof Your Home and Get Ready for Spring Cleaning

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It’s flu season (we have experienced it first hand, unfortunately), and that means it’s more important than ever to keep your home safe from those nasty germs. But cleaning isn’t always something that is fun for everyone to do. I personally am a self-professed neat freak. When my home is clean, I feel at peace. Some people have yoga, some people get massages, I clean my toilets. Do what makes you happy.

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Dollar General is my go-to cleaning supply store because their prices are always low and they carry the brands that I love as well.


Flu-Proofing Tips 

If I want to get my home flu-proofed (or in our case, flu-defunked), I rely on these items:

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-Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes

-Sparkle® Paper Towels

-Glad® Trash Bags

-Clorox® Toilet Bowl Cleaner

If you do nothing this winter, at least clean those doorknobs with Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes whenever someone in your home is ill to prevent the spread of it to everyone in a two-mile radius.

I also wipe down bathroom counters and sink handles with Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes a few times throughout the week, so I keep a container on the bathroom counter. The smaller size is perfect for this exact reason.

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I only deep clean the bathrooms in our home once per week, but I spot clean them throughout the week for my own sanity. Can you say toothpaste all over the mirrors?

Also, make sure to change out the garbage every few days. There is nothing worse than a garbage can overflowing with used tissues. Empty it as soon as it gets close to full to prevent the spread of germs as well.

Keep paper towels in the bathroom for hand washing when the flu hits your home. Because when you have the dreaded Type A Influenza, wiping your hands on a gritty towel is just the thing to do to spread it to your entire home.

Put some Clorox® Toilet Bowl Cleaner on the inside of your bowl and let it sit for 15 minutes, then scrub. Maybe do that before you wipe down those doorknobs, then come back and clean those toilet bowls.

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Along with the flu has come an abundance of laundry that we need to keep up on. I love all® Laundry Detergent in Island Dreams scent because right now, I need to be far away on an island, and if that is only via my amazing smelling towels, then so be it. Plus I need to use all®Laundry Detergent to keep up with ALL of the laundry that this house has seen over the past several weeks.

Get it?


The flu took a lot out of me. Including my sense of humor.


Spring Cleaning Tips 

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To get ready for spring cleaning, I head to my cleaning supply bin.
If you live in a multi-level home, you need to have two sets of cleaning supplies. One for downstairs and another for upstairs. Less up and down the stairs, and you have your supplies ready for any touch-ups as well!

This is what I always have on hand for both levels of cleaning to make your life much easier and cleaner:

-garbage bags (or Dollar General bags work great too depending on the size of your trash cans)

-toilet bowl cleaner

-disinfecting cleaner for the counters and floors

-dusting spray for the bedrooms

-disinfecting spray

-rubbing alcohol (great for cleaning around sink handles, light switches, and toilet handles)


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I always keep Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes on both levels of our home- one in the kitchen by the sink and the other in the upstairs hallway to use in the bathrooms and bedrooms. I also use Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes year round, not just during cold and flu season. In the kitchen, it’s a lifesaver when cleaning up raw meat on the counter, or just messes made by my family and it saves me laundry I would have accrued with washcloths.

If I could marry a cleaning product, this baby would be the one.


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Now is the perfect time to stock up for your cleaning bins because through March 18th, for every $15 you spend on selected cleaning products, you’ll save $5 at Dollar General! Head to their website to see all of the participating brands and to find your local Dollar General store.


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What cleaning product would you “marry” if you could?

I love to write about my family, John Hughes, tacos and Bruce Hornsby. Not necessarily in that order.


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