The dreaded spring cleaning

January 16th, 2013 egreenfield

The dreaded spring cleaningWhat is your plan for the dreaded “spring” cleaning? If you ask an acquaintance, they would probably tell you they plan to dust or clean out storage space. Spring-cleaning is a common tradition, in which almost everyone participates. When we learn certain traditions like this one, it causes us to associate the four seasons with their corresponding activities. Developing such routines at young ages inspires us to stick to those formalities and schedules throughout life. We naturally procrastinate, but learning these routines aids us in breaking out of that “I don’t want to” tantrum.


“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” ~Mark Twain


The main idea behind spring-cleaning is that we may not realize just how important this tradition is. We accumulate a multitude of dirt, germs, and clutter over the winter months- especially in colder climates. Spread your cleaning out over a week, tackling a different room every day. As Mr. Twain says, break down the complex tasks. After you have found and completed a thorough Spring Cleaning Checklist, take on some professional cleaning services for your common room. You may not realize how much traffic your living room carpet will see through the winter, and household vacuums cannot handle the workload alone. When you have finished, look into getting your carpets and curtains professionally cleaned. Many people skip this finishing touch, and well…the saying goes that cleaning is something your guests don’t notice- until you don’t do it.


*Image courtesy of George Hodan

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