Hello Dear Reader,
We don’t have much spring left here! Spring is short lived here and before we know, it’ll be summer then we really won’t be home much or feel like emptying the pan cupboard when it gets warms. Spring cleaning is important to me as I get to give the house a good sort out and get rid of anything that’s clogging up my life. I live in a two up, two down and there’s no room to swing a small kitten so clutter just does not feature! Last weekend, I really got the bit between my teeth and my head feels so much better. I organised and deep cleaned my sewing room, which also doubles up as my office and as I spend a lot of time in there working, it’s a much better place in which to think and create now it’s fresh as well as very organised and tidy. It’s a great way to stock take and realise I have plenty of everything and I then know where everything is.
I love a to do list and love that feeling of ticking each job off one by one. I have a long weekend at the end of the week and I’d like to get at least two of these jobs down. I also like a realistic goal, there’s no point in thinking I will do it all as I just won’t. If I get more than two jobs done, then that’s a bonus.
I don’t know what you need to do but here’s my to do list.
Empty out wardrobe and drawers, check if I still fit any of the clothes and send the rest to the charity shop.
Take out summer clothes from the drawers under my bed and fill the drawers with winter jumpers.
Empty out and clean the airing cupboard, refold or iron any bedding. Take surplus to the charity shop.
Empty out the kitchen cupboards, one by one, wash down all the shelves and replace items, washing any with dust.
Empty out and clean out the dining room cupboards and paint the insides.
Wash and repaint skirting boards down stairs.
Paint the hall way – it makes it look cleaner and brighter with a coat of paint.
That’s just for starters!
I better get on with it, May is around the corner and it’ll be summer before we know it.
Over to you, who else has a good sort out and clean at a certain time of year?