Friday, April 08, 2011

Spring Cleaning

Now that the weather is finally feeling a little more agreeable to the time of year, my heart has shifted into spring mode.  I would like to give the house a good scrubbing this spring, as I feel like I am rather neglectful of general cleaning.  I am amazed when I hear people say they clean their house every week.  WHAT?!  I am a little ashamed to admit that I clean our house about every three weeks.  Though I don't do it all at once, I usually pick a room or two and tackle them throughout the week.  Maybe it's because our house is inhabited by two adults and no children, and a non-shedding dog that we manage to keep the house in a semi-presentable form without constant cleaning.

Anyway....I have made myself a rather comprehensive 'to do' list that I would like to work on in the next week or so.  (We are getting company next weekend, which is always a motivator to get the house clean!)  Included are the usual dusting, vacuuming, cleaning bathrooms, etc.  I have also thrown in things like sweeping the laundry room (which I NEVER do, ugh!), washing the vent covers throughout the house, washing windows, sweeping out the garage, taking the cardboard to the recycle bin, sort through closets, etc.  The types of things that should be done more often, but just tend to get overlooked.  I am hoping that in a week or so that our house should be nice and clean and sparkly.  I find it quite satisfying to write a 'to do' list and to systematically cross things off the list. 


Karen said...

I have been reading a cleaning blog lately. She is doing 2 weeks of spring cleaning. So far things have included cleaning light fixtures, fridge and freezer, window tracks, and curtains.

Maybe I'll actually clean at some point too. Instead of just reading about it. ha.

Angie said...

Ooo, light fixtures....I always forget about those.