I love a tidy house, but I am not a clean freak. So I do have a few things I do each spring for a refresh! Let’s call it spring cleaning for the rest of us.
I love a tidy house, but I am not a neat-freak. Even so, when spring rolls around, I am usually ready to freshen my home up a bit. Even if it is just to get the smell of husband and dog out of the house.
If you are looking for a comprehensive list or an in-depth cleaning schedule, you are in the wrong place. Becky over at Clean Mama is your gal for that. But if you are looking for some simple thing that you can do to freshen up your space as the temperatures warm, keep reading.
Open all of the windows.
It has been a long winter gang. Open up those windows and let some fresh air into your place. This simple step goes a long way to refresh your space.
Smudge the whole house.
After I have all of those windows open, I walk around the house with my stick of smoldering sage, waving it around. Not only does it help refresh your space, but it also helps get rid of the bad juju. Smudging is a tad bit woo-woo, but I love the woo.
Wash and put away winter gear.
I don’t have enough clothes to make a full ‘putting away the winter gear’ ceremony necessary, but between Jesse and I, we do have a lot of winter gear. Now is the time to clean up those boots, wash those stocking hats, and clean those jackets. I store them all in a tote in the garage until fall rolls around again.
Clean the windows inside and out.
Cleaning windows is a pretty standard spring cleaning trope for a good reason. When the windows are clean, the whole house seems brighter. And all of that springtime sunshine can shine in.
Dust the walls, sills, and trim.
It is weird to say that I dust the walls, but my old house has an odd plaster situation going on, and all of those nooks and crannies get full of dust. So I give them a good once over with a duster. And while I am at it, I wipe down the trim and clean out the window sills.
That’s it! I love a clean house, so we don’t save all of the deep cleanings till spring. But there are a handful of things I do each springtime to get my house ready for the summer ahead.