Friday, May 28, 2010


I use Filtrete air filters in my home.
They work...
We have a wood stove that we use in the winter and that Filtrete catches more dust and soot and Lord knows what else...  How do I know they work? It's simple - I tried the others... They don't work as well and I end up with all that dust and soot all over my house.

Speaking of all that dust and soot... Spring Cleaning is upon us.  Okay, so I know it's almost summer and I've not started my spring cleaning yet. Hey, I'm busy! It might not get done until mid June, but I'll get there!

So since I'm going to start my spring cleaning (one of these days), I thought I'd share what Filtrete sent to me. It's called Cleaning from Top to bottom - tips and secrets for a cleaner, healthier home by Laura Dellutri.  Basically, you start at the top and work your way down. Start with ceiling fans and mantles, the tops of doorframs, and all those really dusty places we don't usually see.  (Heck, I never see any of those places because I'd have to get a stool and if I did get a stool, I'd see the dust up there...)
From there we should wipe down the windows and walls. Since I have those new windows, cleaning them is a breeze. (It's almost fun, but don't tell anyone.)
Then we go to the horizontal surfaces - mattresses and pillows need a good clean. From there we hit the floor and we're good to go.
But, you can't forget to clean the air - use Filtrete.  I try to change the filter every other month during the winter because of the wood stove. I usually change the filter a little less frequently in the summer because it just doesn't need it.

My regular cleaning - that seems to be something that's never ending - and it ranks right up there with laundry. I'm constantly wiping down my counters - I like them shiny and spotless. It's just the way it is around here. The refrigerator gets wiped down weekly - this actually helps with "out dates". I don't have any of those issues.  My sink is the bane of my existence, though... I'm constantly wiping it down or scrubbing it... But I did learn this:  "To keep the sink shiny, use a buffing wheel to restore luster. Then use a cloth to generously apply mineral oil.  Water will bead up and roll off, keeping it shiny and helping prevent spots." Who knew?? I'm off to try that now!

Oh and since you're going to be starting your spring cleaning, you might want to visit the Filtrete website. There are coupons for big savings.  Also, check out the Clean Air Club and register to receive e-newsletter and better home living tips!

“I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Filtrete and received a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.”

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