Does anyone spring clean anymore?
During the last break I did a mammoth effort in my bedroom.
Put away lots of clothes, decluttered a few items, tossed some rubbish, dusted the walls and picture rail, cleaned the skirting boards, washed down the bay window, cleaned the light fitting, dusted and polished the bedside tables and chest of drawers, dusted the knick-knacks and things, dusted and cleaned all the crevices and details on our bed, did three loads in the wash (my heavy electic throw, the sheer curtains, the blanket used as a cover on the bay window seat), vacuumed and mopped the floor, shook out the lamb skin mat.
Why does dust like to hide under beds? And while on dust, why does it cling to verticle surfaces, like walls and backs of furniture?
It was quite cold when we went to bed after the spring clean. I’m sure it was because there was no dust providing insulation.
I admit I don’t exclusively spring clean in spring. I do so when the mood randomly takes me. Or when I can’t stand the dreck anymore. Or when the opportunity strikes me.
During my operation recuperation I spring cleaned Dreamer’s bedroom as he has gone travelling. OM flipping G, the dust. I folded his clothes, reorganised his wardrobe, washed his blankets (one had to be done in the bath as it is too heavy for the washing machine), and cleaned the windows, all the wood work and the plantation shutters.
I have half done the other son’s room, cleaned the computer room and tackled a massive shelf of clothing. (More on that in another post.)
And you? Do you give your home a spring clean?
Would you like to join me on my bay leadlight window to read a book? It’s much better than cleaning.