Friday, January 20, 2012

And It’s Not Even Spring Yet

What is it about warmer weather that seems to put a sense of urgency in one to want to clean.  Possibly a feeling of waking up from a hibernation of winter’s sleep and a deep need to tidy the place up a bit?  I have no idea.  But this year it seems to have bitten me a bit early. 


And this is is not just the usual spring cleaning.  It is the need to clean all those far back hidden corners and cabinets that you never seem to get to.  Tossing old out of date items and laying new paper down.  When finished, you are surprised at all the room you now have.  You may even find some things that you completely forgot about.  


I have levolor blinds in many rooms of my home and cleaning them has always been a pain in the butt for me.  I avoid doing it simply because I had never found an adequate manner to clean them sufficiently.  Well forget that dilemma.  I found a wonderful steamer tool that works wonderfully.  My daughter told me about the wonderful steam mop, something that I feel like now I could never live without.  So I figured maybe… just maybe.  Needless to say,  I have been running around like a banshee (with her hair up and an apron on) cleaning all the blinds throughout the house.  If you have never tried this, I highly recommend you get one.  The dust can be terrible here at times and it is the biggest thing I seem to fight with.  Yet this portable steamer by Shark with all its attachments works wonders.  The steam not only cleans but sanitizes as well.  Great for allergies. 


In a way spring cleaning is a great thing.  It allows you to cleanse your house of old unwanted items and dirt that is lingering.  I think that clutterness can be a contributor to one feeling down.  When something is fresh and clean one can not help but feel better.  The warmer weather here has also been a wonderful treat as it has allowed me to have my doors open and allow fresh air in the house.  It is a bit odd to be able to do such a thing in the middle of January but believe me I am not complaining.  I am just enjoying the blessing while it is here. 


Likewise it is good to spring clean ourselves.  This last year has left many including myself heavy with many things unexplained.  I have talked with so many who have felt this feeling and I am hoping that this surge in myself to “clean” will likewise flow over to a bit of house cleaning on me.  Yet today I am cleaning windows, tossing items I no longer need and making my home feel a little more alive.  Maybe it’s just the surge of energy I get after “that time of the month” .  Even so I am glad to take it. 


Enjoy the day and may you likewise have a splash of freshness tossed your way.  Blessings


AkasaWolfSong said...

Janie...I've had the bug too! :)
It's a good thing. You are so right about it bringing a cleansing to us as well. I'm a firm believer in stuck energy within our homes that needs to be dispelled by whatever means we use, and cleaning house of clutter is a big one, yes?

It is two below here right now and blowing snow...supposed to get 6.6 inches of snow before all is said and done...I'd love a day of fifty degree weather to do some things I need attending to. Enjoy your warm days and I'll be thinking of you in your apron with your hair tied up. :) I bet you are very beautiful!!!

Blessings Abundant Dear Heart! :)

mxtodis123 said...

I think that I won't be done setting up this new place until Spring, so perhaps spring cleaning will be out for me this year. I do plan to change the curtains. It just feels so amazing to finally have windows.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

What a lovely new look to your blog!!! I haven't started any cleaning yet...but it will come soon enough. Our ground is frozen - and with a fresh blanket of snow, too. No crocuses yet. :)