|Can you feel this ladies pain??|
Spring is getting really close..Day light savings
time will be here March 12th. This always signals
that it is time to start spring cleaning.. And our
Mississippi weather is showing signs of spring.
I have seen lots of different ideas--
1- spring clean early -doing small jobs through
out the year. thus getting to enjoy the spring.
2- Spring clean... the entire house and porches..
when the sun comes out and be through with it?
What is your idea? Do you spring clean? And when?
I normally spring clean in the spring and again in the
fall. However, I de-clutter the house year round. Thus,
my spring cleaning, is not as hard or does not take
Tips I use for making spring cleaning easier and quicker..
1- Declutter weekly- Every week, I pick one cabinet or
drawer or part of a closet, and declutter it. Throw away
or donate any thing that we don't need or use or love..
2- I also, do the "one thing comes in, and some thing
has to go out" rule.. If I buy some thing for the house,
or clothes.. I make sure to go through that area, and
see if I can find something to "go out'. It is amazing,
how this keeps clutter at bay.
3-Paper/Mail clutter--- This has always been my worse
enemy..smile. I really procrastinate with this one. I
try to..... when hubby or I bring the mail in.. Go
through it right then....... put the junk mail in garbage,
put the bills in my bill filing folder to pay or file
as needed. I use to bring it in and pile in a "neat" stack
on the table.ha With the intentions of going through it
later.. It never happened. I have found it much easier
to deal with it NOW versus Later.
4- Through out the year [not just spring/fall cleaning
time], I will pick a job such as wiping down all
ceiling fans or lights... or , washing down table and
chair legs, or washing baseboards. This is not an
every week job... but rather ... picking a job for the
week or every two week job.. They change up.. thus,
keeping one job from getting "bad/out of hand".
I don't clean windows or porches until spring is
here, and the sun is out.. TOO COLD.
These are my extra cleaning/decluttering jobs. It sounds
like lots of work... But, if you do little bits at a time, after
doing your daily cleaning.. It really maintains the clutter
and makes less spring or fall work to do.
Note... I still have the messy days ,as we all do.. The muddy
rainy days and the dirty shoes... The spills ,the spots on things,
etc. On these days... I have to tell my self........... Just do it,
Get it back in order............ Life will be easier. smile.
Note-- Sewing... I have been doing a good bit of
sewing, Just waiting on the photos to do post.
Pray you have a wonderful week, and May God bless