Spring cleaning was something my mum always did without fail. For several days every window would be opened , everything would be dusted even our books, and she would be polishing , scrubbing and vacuuming all day long. I could never understand this as a child and just thought it looked like a great deal of hard work.
My thoughts on the matter were…why bother? She did a clean most days anyway what was this all about?
As I got older and had my own digs as a student and later my own tiny little terraced house I never succumbed to the annual event that is Spring cleaning.
I thought it was an outdated operation and I had far better things to do with my time.
Those home were never light fresh and airy though and I suppose really I was young out a lot and not too house-proud.
As the years have gone on by things have changed. My children toddler years have come and gone…and oh my goodness in those younger years cleaning just seemed such an endless and thankless task, it really did! Sticky, jammy hands would o touch every surface and glitter and play dough seemed to spread and multiply around the house as quick as you could blink. Now there rooms remain questionable but order has been regained (somewhat).
I work from home these days and I like to work in a fresh and clean environment and this means keeping on top of both the tidying and cleaning. I feel proud when visitors come to my beautiful space (on the days when it is clean and beautiful) Spring cleaning is hard work but deeply satisfying. I want my home to be lovely and feel quite differently about cleaning these days.It’s just part of the process of keeping a lovely home.
Do you spring clean? Has your attitude to it changed over the years too?
I am rather loving the idea that a 2 day water fight is involved in Spring Cleaning in Thailand …that would certainly liven it up! have a look at the infographic below from SpaceWays for some fun Spring Cleaning facts .