Spring Cleaning Favorites

Spring cleaning! Don’t you just love it! No really, I totally do! There is something about rolling up your sleeves and making something shine that always makes me smile and with the weather changing and a fresh new feeling in the air, I LOVE to make my home match my mood!

I discovered over the past few months some new favorite cleaning products, tools and techniques that are helping the BCD house sparkle these days and I just can’t keep them to myself…


The Works Tub and Shower Cleaner is magical! I have never in my life found a product that worked so well on my hard water spots on my glass shower doors. Thanks to a reader who left a comment on my BCD Facebook page recommending this product, I now have spot free shower doors with little effort! And the best news is that I buy it at my local Dollar Tree! That’s right, people! $1 and I’m all of a sudden in love with scrubbing my shower for the first time in my life! I can get about three uses out of one bottle! It’s now a go too staple in our home. Every time we head to the dollar store I grab a few for the stock pile! I think I’ll cry if my dollar store ever stops carrying it! I also just noticed they sell it at Big Lots! Feew! Back up plan!


I am in love with these refillable scrubbers! I got one at a “Favorites things” party along with an eco friendly dish soap and I have put it to work in the bathroom instead of in the kitchen. This is the tool I use along with The Works Tub and shower cleaner. You can either add the cleaner directly to the refillable handle or just spray the walls and then use this to scrub! I have a few for each area of my bathroom. One for the shower for scrubbing and one for the sink that I fill with my next favorite combo…


This happy little combo makes for a great cleaner! To the refillable scrubber handle I add half Dawn and Half White Vinegar and go crazy on my sinks and bath tub! The vinegar smell is noticeable but I love how it cleans so I can “smell” past that! I have also used this same combo in a scrubber to scrub the outside of my windows! The soap and vinegar solution plus the hand held scrubber make for a clean clean… if that makes sense. I love not having to dip my hand into a soapy bucket. When I am done scrubbing the  windows I just hose them down!

BounceTo keep my house smelling fresh in certain spaces I love to leave a fresh dryer sheet! I put them in my entry cabinet that holds our shoes, in the bathroom wastebaskets under the liner and in other random spots that are out of sight but yet still can benefit from a fresh smell. They are an affordable way to freshen up the home!

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And of course I LOVE my HomeRight Steam Machine! This powerful little guy can do it all! It can melt away the most stubborn calcium deposits, shine mirrors, clean baseboards, make ovens sparkle and so much more! It’s the tool of all tools when it comes to home cleaning and I am a huge fan! My favorite thing to clean with this bad boy has got to be bathroom hardware! It destroyed the calcium buildup I had on my faucets! POW!!! It didn’t stand a chance!


The Steam Machine makes cleaning fun! And to kick off Spring Cleaning in style HomeRight wants to give away a Steam Machine to one BCD reader!


All you have to do to enter is 1. Leave a comment in today’s post telling me about your favorite Spring Cleaning chore or the one you dread the most! and  2. LIKE HomeRight on Facebook! When you have liked them on FB please jump back on here and leave a new comment that says something like ” I am a fan of HomeRight on FB!”

Winner will be chosen on April 8th and announced on the BCD facebook page. Must be a resident of the United States! Thanks HomeRight for providing this awesome prize. I was in no way compensated for this post.These are my personal opinions!



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    sydney85 says:

    At the first sign of Spring I start to clean out my garage. I love driving home into a clean garage. Each room in the house then gets a thorough clean. A clean house makes me happy!

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    Megan Carpenter says:

    I am a fan of HomeRight on FB!

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    I hate cleaning windows!

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    I am a fan of HomeRight on FB!

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    I strongly dislike cleaning baseboards!

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    Alayne Thomas says:

    I really (I mean REALLY, REALLY, REALLy) don’t like to clean out the oven! Sadly, it still needs to be done :P

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    Jessica Zeppenfeld says:

    My favorite Spring Cleaning chore is doing the windows. I Love being able to clean them then openng them up for all that beautiful fresh air! ” I am a fan of HomeRight on FB!”

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    Amanda Weichers says:

    I love cleaning windows after the rainy season- clear blue skies are around the corner

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    I hate cleaning the tiles in bathroom. I think the steam would be great for cleaning tile. I am a fan of HomeRight on FB!”

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    Desiree N. says:

    This year, my spring cleaning includes changing out framing on a few windows and doors. Not looking forward to it, but it needs to be done!

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    Desiree N. says:

    Also, I am a fan of HomeRight on FB!! Hope I win!

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    I love cleaning out the closets, gives me a good excuse to buy something new to wear!

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    I’m dreading steam leaning my carpets. I try o do it twice a year since I have a dog. It takes so long to do–but I love seeing all the nasty water go down the drain and seein hw bright my carpets look after. Oh cleaning woes….

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    Debbie Kenny says:

    I leave the cleaning to my husband. He would love to win the steam machine!

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    I don’t have a favorite chore, probably dislike all about equally. Would love a steam machine, especially on grout.

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    Annette says:

    I liked HomeRight on Facebook! :-)

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    Annette says:

    My least favorite chore would have to be deep cleaning the refrigerator. My favorite chore is organizing my yarn stash. :-)

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    I liked HomeRight on Facebook. I have really hard water and I would love the steam machine for all the hard water calcium deposits on all the faucets.

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    Anne Marie says:

    I llove to wash my outside windows at the first sign of spring. It helps bring the sunshine into the house and there is something about clean windows that makes me feel good!

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    Anne Marie says:

    I am a FB fan of HomeRight – would love to own one of these cleaners – my grout on my floors would be my first project.

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    HELP me clean my oven!!! I scrub, scrub, scrub, scour, scrub but it does not come clean. Grrrrrr!!
    I have a respectful DISLIKE for chemical cleaners and this steam cleaner would be heaven sent!!

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    I am a fan of HomeRight on FB! Would love to also try this out on older cookie sheets and see if it can loosen up the stubborn grime so they can look new again!!

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    Thanks for the chance to win a steam cleaner!

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    My favorite spring cleaning chore is pressure washing the house. Since I like using my pressure washer I’m sure I’d love to use a steam machine.

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    Andrea D. says:

    I love going through my closet and getting rid of things we don’t use. I get such a satisfaction from having it all organized. Thanks for the chance to enter.

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    Andrea D. says:

    I am a facebook fan of HomeRight. Thanks for the chance to enter.

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    I hate folding laundry. I love the smell of fresh laundry, but I loathe it when it comes time to fold and put away.

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    I love organizing; I hate dusting .

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    I am a fan of HomeRight on FB

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    Jennifer Wellman says:

    I am a fan of HomeRight on FB

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    I hate cleaning hard water deposits in my bathroom. They drive me nuts! And I’m pretty sensitive to some of the heavy duty cleaners with my asthma, so it’s doubly difficult.

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    I am a fan of HomeRight on FB

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    My least favorite spring cleaning chore is deep cleaning the floors!

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    I am a fan of HomeRight on FB

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    My favorite spring cleaning task is freshening up the houseplants and bringing all the overwintering herbs back out onto the deck. I’m always amazed at how much cleaner and roomier it seems around my south-facing windows! Speaking of windows, cleaning them is my most dreaded spring cleaning job.

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    I am a fan of HomeRight on Facebook, which is where I learned of this great giveaway. Thanks for this chance to win HomeRight’s fab steamer!

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    my fave spring cleaning chore is kitchen cabinets and least fave is detailed cleaning of bathrooms.

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    I am a new fan on HomeRight- Heta s

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    I actually love washing all my quilts, hanging them outside, smelling them, then putting them in a bag and vacuum seal in the freshness so when I open it in the fall they are clean and fresh! I also like to organize my stuff..like my cleaning supplies and craft stuff!

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    I like and I’m a fan of HomeRight on Facebook! Glorious!

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    I hate to clean the outside of my kitchen cabinet doors. I fb liked HomeRight. Hoping you don’t mind me combining the two posts you asked for :-) Love your website. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Debbie R says:

    I don’t mind washing the windows outside too much, it’s cleaning the screens and putting them back that I detest!

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    Debbie R says:

    I am a fan of HomeRight & yours on FB

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    Lindsay Fekitoa says:

    My fav is nothing!! The thing I dread is the garage and kitchen cabinets!

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    Lindsay Fekitoa says:

    I’m a fan of HomeRight on Facebook!

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    I love when everything is clean and sparkling! I’m not a big fan of all the work it takes to get it to that point. I just wish the clean and sparkle would last a little longer .

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    I am a fan of HomeRight on Facebook.

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    billy hilbers says:

    if i win it will be a good cleaning

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    Becky Greene says:

    I HATE cleaning the bathroom floor…

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    Becky Greene says:

    I am a fan of HomeRight on FB!

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    I use The Works also in the shower but the fumes always get me so bad I put it off for way too long. Do you have any tips you do to deal with the fumes?

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    Missy Mann says:

    I really, really hate dusting

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    ” I am a fan of HomeRight on FB!”

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    I have a love/hate relationship with going through my boys’ clothes. Putting away wintery clothes or boxing up clothes they’ve outgrown. I love when it is all organized but the huge mess it creates during is crazy and a little sad that my “babies” are growing up.

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    Michelle says:

    I am a FB fan of HomeRight! My least favorite things to clean are bathrooms – especially the toilets!

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    I love to clean out my refrigerator. I loathe going through my wardrobe.

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    I’m a fan of HomeRight on FB. Thanks for the giveaway, love.

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    Sarah W says:

    Least favorite chore is cleaning blinds!!

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    Sarah W says:

    I liked HomeRight on FB

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    I like to find a cupboard or drawer or something to organize or rearrange. A new look inspires me to clean.

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    I like HomeRight on FB.

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    I seriously dislike cleaning the tub. It never seems to get clean no matter how much I scrub….and then I end up sore (and often wet) from contorting myself and almost always hitting the water with my hip and turning it on while I am in said shower :)

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    I like HomeRight on FB….. Especially if the tub task will be easier!

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    I don’t like cleaning windows and drapes..

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    I am a fan of HomeRight on FB

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    There is The Works for the toilet too, and it is FANTASTIC, too!

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    I dread pulling out the washer and dryer to sweep behind them! They are down in our unfinished basement, and get forgotten! Thanks for the give away!

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    I am a fan of Home Right on Facebook. :o)

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    Keri Webster says:

    I “spring clean” all year cause I’m CRAZY!!! My favorite is cleaning out my closets. There’s nothing better than a good purge:)

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    Keri Webster says:

    I’m a fan of HomeRight on FB!!!

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    Kim Fahrni says:


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    Kim Fahrni says:

    I am a fan of HomeRight on FB!

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    I am a fan of HomeRight on FB!

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    Eustacia Miliusis says:

    My favorite spring cleaning chore is getting outside and into the dirt in my yard and gardens!

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    Eustacia Miliusis says:

    I like HomeRight on Facebook!

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    I absolutely HATE cleaning the bathroom. Boys are gross lol. We also have well water so lime stains are a problem. I have arthritis so scrubbing is a painful chore. A steamer sure would help out.

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    I am a fan of Home Right on Facebook

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    Margaret Nelson says:

    Now I’m a fan of HomeRight on FB!

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    I hate cleaning out my garage after all the winter junk, dirt, salt buildup but I love to have a clean and tidy garage! We tackled it this weekend it totally was exhausting but now I love pulling into my clean organized space!

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    Likes them on FB as well! Would love a steamer!

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    I am a fan of HomeRight on FB and I want to win a steamer to make my spring cleaner that much easier.

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    Great giveaway ( I hope you will add it to my win it page) I can’t say that I have any chores I enjoy . But the spring chore I really hate is cleaning the blinds and windows..ugh LOL. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity. I hope you will stop by and enter my giveaway too. Hugs!

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    I’m a fan to Homeright on FB I told them you sent me

    Also a new subscriber of your sweet blog and a twitter and FB fan too

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    Lisa Roussel says:

    Definitely dread doing the windows. And although it isn’t a spring cleaning chore, I love to do laundry. I have a huge sense of accomplishment to see stacks of fresh smelling folded laundry ready to be put away.

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    Lisa Roussel says:

    Oops! Forgot to say I’m a fan of HomeRight on Facebook.

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    cheryl siciliano says:

    I Love to deep clean my tile floors in the spring. Tough getting on my hands and knees to do this! Would love to own the Homeright Steam machine

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    I really hate putting the laundry away. I love washing and folding, but putting it away is the worst!!

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    I am a fan on Facebook!

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    Janet Monahan says:

    I love all the great ideas!

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    I am a fan on facebook

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