Every year, I attempt my version of Spring Cleaning. Most of the time, I am fairly successful at getting everything accomplished, but I always need help. Reason #216 Why I Enjoy My Boys! No, really, children make great helpers. Just be sure to give them easy and simple tasks; make a game out of cleaning; ensure no contact with chemicals; and praise or reward them for their hard work. Don't forget to reward yourself too!
This week, I've written out the Spring Cleaning Checklist for March 12th - March 16th. I like to put my checklist in a plastic sleeve; when you've completed a task, simple use a dry erase marker to cross it off the list. You could also laminate your list or leave it on your computer and use the strike-through key.
While the principle of Spring Cleaning has many roots in ancient history, it was first used in America during the month of March because the climate allowed for a warm breezy day to aid in the removal of dust from the home. Insects were typically at their minimum, as well.
I know if this were a Summer Cleaning, instead of a Spring Cleaning, I wouldn't even think about participating; especially here in Texas.
Do you have any great Spring Cleaning solutions? Do you use a special product or have a recipe for homemade cleaning supplies? Let me know! I would love to give them a try.