Spring Cleaning All Year Long + {BISSELL PowerForce Helix Giveaway}

When it comes to deep cleaning in my home, I have a schedule I follow.  I’m not one who will do a bunch of cleaning in one month in Spring.  I like to do a room at a time and spring clean all year long.

Spring Cleaning All Year Long + {BISSELL PowerForce Helix Giveaway}

What seems to work the best for me and my family is to do a room at a time.  Even though I like to get a project done all at once, deep cleaning requires me to take it a room at a time a few weeks apart.

There are 5 main rooms, including the enclosed lanai, in our home.  About every 2 months I will choose a room to clean.  Which means pulling out furniture from the walls, vacuuming cushions, top of tall furniture and under beds.  But it doesn’t have to be a daunting job when you have the right equipment.

My main tool to clean with is my BISSEL PowerForce Helix vacuum with its attachments and I start from the top of the room and work my way down.  Its a great price for under $50.00, light weight and very quite. Now don’t snub your nose when you see the price.  I know I did.  But little did I know what a power house vacuum it is and gets the job done!  For a smaller vacuum, it really has great suction power when needed.  The attachments are perfect for all my cleaning jobs and finding dirt in all those crevices and corners.

Spring Cleaning All Year Long + {BISSELL PowerForce Helix Giveaway}

I can vacuum above the curtains and the rods where dirt really likes to hide.

Spring Cleaning All Year Long + {BISSELL PowerForce Helix Giveaway}

I vacuum the blinds which are a major dust collector on both sides and around the window.

Spring Cleaning All Year Long + {BISSELL PowerForce Helix Giveaway}

The top and the edges of the ceiling fans can really get coated with dust. All the high reach jobs are easy to get to with a light weight vacuum.

Spring Cleaning All Year Long + {BISSELL PowerForce Helix Giveaway}

And then I make my way down to the baseboards and around the edge of the room.  Most of the “items” I vacuum up is dog hair from Mr. Ernest T. Bass, the rescue boxer.  As you can see in the picture above, he is staying his distance from the vacuum.  I don’t know what happened to him in his life before he came to us, but anytime I bring out a broom or the vacuum, he runs off and keeps his distance until they are back in the closet and then its safe to be Ernest again.  If you have a pet, you will love this vacuum.

Spring Cleaning All Year Long + {BISSELL PowerForce Helix Giveaway}

Can you believe how much dust, dirt and dog hair can be in one room? Just when you think your house is clean, the vacuum tells the true story. Thank goodness the BISSEL PowerForce Helix has a large dirt cup for my cleaning days.  Easy to empty, clean and put away for another #bissellclean day.  Read more about it HERE.

Now for the Giveaway!

BISSELL is giving away five BISSELL PowerForce Helix Vacuums!

To Enter, Simply Share Your Best Summer Cleaning Tips In the Comment Section below!



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  1. Best cleaning tip: use a slightly damp cloth to dust with. The moisture will grab dust, hold it, instead of releasing the dust in the air and everywhere. Thanks for the chance 🙂
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  2. How awesome! I love this vacuum. Some of my summer cleaning tips are to clean up spills on the carpet right away. Use a good vacuum to get up all the dog hair and dust. I use a white vinegar mix to clean my windows that get them streak free. And I dust with a microfiber cloth to get all the dust out of my house!

  3. My tip is to Clean the tracks on sliding patio doors and spray them with WD-40 to get out all the accumulated crap out =)

  4. My best summer cleaning tip would have to be using leftover lemons to clean!!!! I love using them to clean the sink and they leave such a pleasant scent when finished!!

  5. To deep clean the oven, I use baking soda and white vinegar. It’s great not to have the strong smells that come from commercial oven cleaners. And it’s better for the environment too!

  6. That sounds like an awesome vacuum! I need a new one and I would love one of these.

  7. My best summer cleaning tip is to keep up with cleaning, a little each day…. more time for summer fun.

  8. Mt best cleaning tip is to hire someone else to clean! That way we can be outside enjoying the summer and not waste all day inside cleaning. Plus, i fight less with my guy who hasn’t picked up a toilet brush in 15 years.

  9. I have always liked this brand to use to clean. I love the smell of oranges, so I tend to clean a lot with cleaners with that smell to them. I do wash my walls down every 3 to 4 months with Mean Green and a bucket of hot water.

  10. It is amazing how much even the dog’s with short hair can shed. This Bissell is the real deal and at such a great price point. It really seems to get the job done.

  11. I think doing it one room at a time keeps you more in tune with what you need to clean up. I make sure I start with the messiest rooms first before the cleaner ones so that it doesn’t wear me out too much. I love following a schedule as well. Thanks for all the tips and the giveaway too!

  12. Hmmm…my best summer cleaning tip has to be to use newspapers when cleaning windows. I always go straight for the paper towels but newspapers do a better job. Fingers crossed for a win! Could totally use this!

  13. I make sure we have good door mats at all outside doors to help keep the dirt out to begin with! In wet weather I put a towel or throwrug just inside the back door, so my dogs can track there mud there – and I clean their paws before letting them loose in the house.

  14. My best tip is to take your time and take frequent breaks. It makes it less stressful and easier on my back and knees.

  15. I love the idea of deep cleaning a room at a time so it isn’t so overwhelming. Looks like a good and affordable vacuum to use.

  16. Our best summer cleaning tip is to run baking soda and vinegar through your washing machine and even your dishwasher. We have found that if we if are not quick and the clothes sit in the washing machine for any length of time in the summer, it smells. We have found using the baking soda and vinegar helps.

  17. My best summer cleaning tip is to prevent grass and dirt being dragged through the house in the first place. Have a place to leave shoes at your entry.

  18. this is indeed cute and love to have one too! i have a very small house now in dubai, we barely have things inside our house so it is very easy to clean, would love to have this for my mother

  19. My kids are constantly running in and out of the house in the summer (bringing the dirt along with them). I set up a bucket of water on the porch and a towel to quickly get the grime off hands and feet before coming inside. The kids think its fun and there’s less mess for me inside.

  20. My best tip is to do a little every day. I used to only clean on the weekends… and there was so much to do that it took an entire day and was very overwhelming! Now I take 30 or 40 minutes and check things of my list every day… and BONUS I can actually enjoy myself on the weekend!

  21. I have a schedule I do laundry on Mondays, vacuum the house on Tuesdays, etc… and ALWAYS, ALWAYS pick up after yourself.

  22. My summer cleaning tip is to pick one room a week to deep clean. 🙂

  23. My best summer cleaning tip is to air dry clothes so they smell fresh.

  24. $50 sounds like a steal if you think about having a good long-term partner for cleaning. I have my own schedule as well but it won’t help without efficiency and this got me thinking about getting one!

  25. Looks like a great vacuum, I need to have this for general cleaning my house

  26. This looks like an awesome giveaway. I’d love to have this vacuum. I could certainly use it with all the hair my cats leave laying around.

  27. I agree with working through one room at a time overnight! It allows you stay sane, with a family like mine, little ones who go through like torpedos every single day it would drive me crazy to do all that work at once and watch it go to waste the next morning.

  28. Declutter. Have your kids get rid of unwanted toys or items. The less things you have the easier it will be to keep your home clean.

  29. My best cleaning tip is get rid of the clutter! Donate what you no longer use and organize what you still use!

  30. You sold me in the beginning. That attachment for the ceiling fan though…sent me over the moon!

  31. A good degreaser comes in handy for not carpeted areas, as those floors can become hazardous if they are slippery. We also keep a large rug in our entryway to prevent some of the outdoors from coming indoors as our kids come in from play.

  32. My best cleaning tip would be to get rid of clothes and toys that are no longer needed and to donate any old coats and hats that won’t fit next year.

  33. I do follow a schedule when it comes to home cleaning as that helps to make sure the process is easy as planned rather than waiting for the spring. The BISSEL PowerForce Helix sounds like a wonderful vacuum which looks so easy to use with some great features as well.

  34. I pick one room in the house a day during the week to clean in the early morning. Once the cleaning is done, I head out with the grandkids for another days’ adventure.

  35. My tip is everyone in the house having designated tasks and spending a certain amount of time working together as a team. Thanks for the awesome giveaway 🙂

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  36. Gotta love the BISSEL PowerForce Helix! Seems like a really amazing and powerful cleaning tool! Love it!

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