Hey there, Mamas! Spring will be here before you know it. Spring always brings along a feeling of freshness and wanting to start anew. So Spring is a perfect time to get a little deep cleaning out of the way.
Whether we want to admit it or not, there are just some cleaning chores that we don’t do on a regular basis. Closets, cupboards, drawers, and other hidden areas are sometimes left untouched. However, a time will come when they can no longer be ignored. Areas that are difficult to clean, or that may take some time are also usually left for Spring. Spring cleaning gives us an incentive to dig into these areas and get them clean and organized.
Any area of the house that is not immediately noticeable can be ignored for a while. However, eventually, you find that even though closets and cupboards are overflowing, you still can’t find what you need or want. Sorting and cleaning these areas should be first on the list of spring cleaning chores. I like to get them over with. This is a good time to get rid of clothing that hasn’t been worn for several years, old papers that are no longer relevant, and items that are no longer used. Most everything that we need to discard can either be taken to a thrift store or to the recycling center.
Don’t Forget The Appliances
Appliances, such as refrigerators, dryers, washers, and others are not always moved when doing normal daily cleaning. Spring cleaning is the time to go that extra mile and get behind and under these heavier items. Fans, blowers, and vents should be vacuumed out and areas beneath the appliances cleaned thoroughly. When the furnace is turned off for the summer season, this too should be cleaned, filters should be replaced, and all floor and wall vents, as well as cold air intakes, vacuumed out.
Windows, Walls, And Ceilings
Certainly, most people do not regularly wash or dry clean window treatments or wash their windows, for that matter. Spring is the time to take down all the drapes, curtains, and window blinds, clean or replace them, and give the windows a complete cleaning inside and out.
Walls and ceilings are generally given special attention in the spring. This may require nothing more than dusting or sweeping, or they may require a new coat of paint. Woodwork is generally washed with a good all-purpose, wood cleaning soap, and often waxed as well. Light fixtures, including ceiling fan globes and chandeliers, are taken down and cleaned.
Spring cleaning is normally the most extensive cleaning that is done during the year, and it is a good chance to find, clean, sort, and repair all those areas that we sometimes miss.
Allow spring cleaning to set a new tone for your home. I know that it doesn’t sound fun, but once it is done I always feel so much better.