For those of you in the deep south, the question of “Spring Cleaning, Anyone?” may seem a little late this year – after all, it is the second week in April, spring cleaning should be finished, right? For those of us up north – where it finally started to break 50º this week – the question seems almost premature.
If you do a thorough spring cleaning on your house, what exactly do you do? All the rooms? Do you wash the walls? Or just dust them? I’m not sure how many people still have coal furnaces and need to wash their walls, but old habits sometimes diehard. Clean the carpets? Take apart the chandelier and other lighting for a complete wash? Clean out the basement, attic and garage?
I have a bit of a spring-renovation/redecorating bug myself, but not really a spring cleaning impulse. I do not wash my walls, and the only walls in this house that really need dusting are the ones in the family room and Hubby’s office. They are textured paneling of a sort, and the crevices can accumulate dust. I’ve never really noticed dusty walls in this house otherwise, not even when sunlight hits “a certain way”.
As far as our floors go: the rug in our bedroom should be cleaned. We have a rug cleaner, and it resides in an upstairs closet, so there really is no excuse to not get this done. Darn it.
The upstairs hall carpeting, and the carpeting in Sonny-boy’s old room is being ripped out and replaced (oh the pictures this will bring! You have to see what that rug looks like to believe it!). I want Sonny-boy to come box up/giveaway the remains in his closet and dresser and then I can move along with that project.
I convinced Hubby to shovel out the basement in January. We accomplished quite a bit, but there is at least another six hours of organizing left. I think this is really our one spring cleaning project!
I plan on hiring someone to come clean our outside windows. Not only am I a horrible window washer (I leave streaks no matter what I use, regardless of the time of day I wash), but there is no way I will get up on a ladder to do the second floor. I could get Hubby on the ladder, but window washing is too much like housework for him to consider doing it. Not happening.
So, we do have three spring cleaning jobs on my list: basement, carpet in master bedroom and window washing. I should be able to tackle those by the end of the month – Hubby willing.
Spring Cleaning, Anyone? Any tips, ideas or solutions for accomplishing spring cleaning quickly and well?