Starting March 15, I will begin a new Spring Cleaning Series. Spring has arrived pretty early here in Nashville, and I am itching to air out the house and make things fresh again.
I didn’t know this until recently, but Spring Cleaning really is a far less painful thing that it use to be. Now days we can keep up with it year round, but my grandmother’s soot from her wood stove made me realize where the term “spring cleaning” came from! Apparently, it’s from way back when the majority of people (not just my grandma) had wood stoves. They would spend an entire week, sometimes weeks, scrubbing the soot from every surface of their home!
Isn’t it nice to just be able to cut the thermostat off and open the windows now?
Alas, the dust bunnies still collect (if not more with forced heat) and the walls still get grungy with toddlers, so it may not be as hard, but it’s still quiet a bit to spring cleaning!
I will be focusing on cleaning out as well as cleaning up! Last year I started on a huge purge, and I’m still purging things (isn’t it amazing the things we bring home).
So before we officially start, join me this week in going from room and getting rid of things! My rule: If it isn’t functional, or if it doesn’t make you happy – GET RID OF IT! Donate it to a local agency (women’s shelter, outreach center, etc), sell it on craigslist, or trash it if it’s trash! Trust me, it’s very fulfilling!
If you want to join along, I will be hosting my very first link party on March 15! Please share the word and link-up!