Is cleaning something you do when spring rolls around? Is it the change in seasons? I think that’s the case for me. I tend to want to de-clutter and decorate (or at least attempt it) for the changing seasons. Yes, that means I only get a really good scrubbing on things (and even then, that’s as time allows!) about 4 times a year.
I really like spring cleaning, though, because you’re going through and putting winter items away, thinking about fresh air, warmer weather, getting your hands in the earth, and all things ‘new’. I don’t really feel like I can ‘play outside’ if the inside is a total disaster, because then I’d have to work so hard once I’ve played hard, and that is no fun! I’d rather work in advance and then feel free to ‘play’ as late as I want. How about you?
What have you cleaned lately? Last week I tackled under our bed (which hadn’t been done since we moved in almost three years ago!), 2 of our ceiling fans downstairs (I think I did them last spring), and the kitchen sink, tile, about half the counter top, and the dish drainer. While I do tend to wipe down the counter more than a few times a year, I hadn’t done the other stuff in a while, and it needed done desperately! We recycle a lot of tin cans (almost everything, really), and when they drain out they tend to rust and leave the discoloration behind on my sink or draining board.
I’m wondering if anyone would like to do a Wordless Wednesday post with me tomorrow and show off what you’ve cleaned this week? Before and after, or just type up a little post if you don’t want to do pictures and link up in the comments? Yes, please?!? Clean something, and come back and tell me about it tomorrow!