The first day of spring is less than a week away, which means that it’s just about time to open your windows to let some fresh air in as you start your spring cleaning routine.
After a long, cold winter indoors, there is nothing better than the thought of wiping away all the germs, brushing the dirt outside and starting anew.
While you’re busy washing the windows, wiping down the counters and scrubbing the bathroom tile, you might begin to wonder when and why spring cleaning came about?
The tradition actually began hundreds of years ago and was performed in cultures across the globe.
Because homes were heated by fireplace and it wasn’t until the weather warmed up that families could open all the doors and windows to sweep out all the soot and grime that had accumulated during the frigid winter months.
Lucky for us, spring cleaning isn’t quite such a big chore nowadays, and can easily be spread out and completed over the course of a few days or weeks.
As the spring season draws nearer, we recommend writing down a list of the big chores you would like to tackle, then deciding when you will perform each one.
Not sure where to start with your big cleaning project?
Here are some of the chores that SpongeOutlet recommends doing about once a year:
- Clean Beneath and Behind Appliances
- Clean Inside Oven
- Wash Windows
- Clean Curtains
Along with these big tasks, spring cleaning is also a great opportunity to wipe down your baseboards, cabinets, counters and other surfaces as well as wash and vacuum the floors.
Now that you’ve decided what you will be cleaning this spring, it’s time to order the supplies you will need to get the job done.