Friday Links — Spring Cleaning

March 16, 2012 1 Comment

Spring Cleaning

March bustles in on windy feet
And sweeps my doorstep and my street.
She washes and cleans with pounding rains,
Scrubbing the earth of winter stains.
She shakes the grime from carpet green
Till naught but fresh new blades are seen.
Then, house in order, all neat as a pin,
She ushers gentle springtime in.
~Susan Reiner

In honor of the first day of Spring next week I thought I would focus on Spring Cleaning for my Friday links post today.

First, I thought I would share one of my Spring Cleaning traditions.

There are certain pieces of housekeeping that I keep to a rhythm. One is doing a full cleaning of the beds with the change of the season — meaning washing not just sheets but also blankets, comforters, pillows, etc. I also vacuum the mattresses and under the beds.

Even though the first day of Spring is next week I got started on our bed today. I’m looking forward to a refreshing sleep tonight on our spring cleaned bed.

Now, here are some great articles on Spring Cleaning, all from the Spring issue of Sparrow Magazine.

Spring Clean yourself with Shannon Kinney-Duh’s article “Spring Cleaning your Heart and Mind”.

Spring Clean your kitchen with Maggie Ellis’s article “Overcome Kitchen Craziness and Get Cooking Again”.

Spring Clean your basement with my article “Adventures in Cleaning Out the Basement”.

Spring Clean without harmful chemicals with Kimberly Allara’s article “All Natural Home Made Cleaning Products”.

Spring Clean your eating with Lauren Norster’s article “Cleansing Foods for Spring”.

And speaking of cleansing foods for Spring, I’m itching to clean out my own eating again soon. On April 1 I’m going to do the Clean Food Challenge again. More details will be coming soon. Who wants to join me?

How do you Spring Clean? Do you do some deep cleaning with the change of seasons? Are you motivated to create some rhythm in your cleaning?

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  1. Suzanne Holt says:

    Yes, we definitely tackle the dirt in my home in the Spring. Blankets and bedding are something we do regularly. In the Spring I hit the windows, blinds, cabinets, closets and all the nooks and crannies that get overlooked throughout the year. I am a big advocate for chemical free cleaning so most of my work is done with a simple microfiber cloth and water. The window cloth I use works wonders on glass! No streaks 🙂

    Suzanne Holt

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