Not only is spring officially here, but allergy season too! If you’re looking to clean your home this season and finally get your allergies in check, you’re in luck! Lifestyle expert and mom, Colleen Burns joined me once again, this time to chat about how to tackle your spring cleaning projects and her favorite go-to for spring allergies.
Candace Rose: With spring officially here, where do we start our spring cleaning projects if we haven’t already?
Colleen Burns: “Well, I would say to be systematic. Make a list, figure out what tasks you’re going to accomplish. Give yourself a specific amount of time and then get that done before you move on, otherwise the whole project can seem overwhelming. Make sure you have a list and make sure you check off those tasks as you get done with them so you know you’re making progress.”
Candace Rose: What’s something we shouldn’t start spring cleaning without?
Colleen Burns: “Paper towels are probably the most used item during cleaning. For me, I go through at least a roll a day- I have six boys. This year Bounty has a new product called the DuraTowel, you’ll want to try this because it’s cloth like and much more durable than a regular paper towel, so it’s really up to handling those tougher tasks like cleaning out the inside of the refrigerator or scrubbing the outside of cabinet doors. It holds up really well under water too, which is wonderful because I can finally ditch those dishcloths which an harbor so much bacteria and you’re really just spreading that around your kitchen surfaces.”
Candace Rose: Allergies are always terrible, especially during the spring season. Do you have any tips for allergy sufferers?
Colleen Burns: “Because you’re cleaning areas that have not been touched in a while, it can actually feel like it’s getting worse before it gets better. So kicking up that dust coupled with the pollen count makes this the worst time of the year for people who have allergies. Make sure you have relief on hand, Chloraseptic spray is a great product. It’s always been my go-to product for allergy relief. They also have lozenges which have a liquid center and what’s great about that is that liquid center really is great at relieving sore throats and cooling nasal passages.
This is a good time of the year to go through the medicine cabinet, make sure you’re cleaning out those expired medications and make sure you have everything you need on hand for allergy season, for other times or for other ailments. Chloraseptic’s new bottle is designed to fit better into your medicine cabinet so it’s easy to have that on hand.”
Candace Rose: What are some other things that we should think about that we might have overlooked this spring?
Colleen Burns: “We’ve talked about some tried and true products that we come to rely upon, but it’s also a good time to look at what you’re using and find out if maybe there’s a better product out there. A brand new product from Palmolive, I’ve just encountered on the store shelves is the Soft Touch dish soap line. We know that Palmolive is tough on grease and really great at cleaning our dishes, but this formula has even more ingredients for my hands and that’s important to me because I rarely use gloves. I’m doing dishes throughout the day pretty much nonstop so this is a lot less drying for my hands because that can cause a problem with regular dish soap.”
Candace Rose: Do you have any additional tips or information you’d like to share?
Colleen Burns: “If this whole idea of spring cleaning can be just a little too overwhelming, there is an app for that. There are three apps I know of that can help you organize your cleaning throughout the year, so that you’re not just waiting until now to do this monumental task, and those apps are called: Motivated Moms, Cleaning Checklist, and Home Maintenance. You can go to the app store and check those out and see if one of those would work for you and help you organize your cleaning throughout the year.”
Candace Rose: Where can we go for more information?
Colleen Burns: “You can go to VideoPump.tv.”