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Spring Cleaning Doesn't Have to Be a Chore

Updated on June 4, 2011

Like it or not, spring cleaning doesn't have to be a chore. Sprucing up for springtime is easier and might even be enjoyable with a well thought out campaign.Think of the things you need to do and do them in some order.

You make take a room at a time such as bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, den, laundry room, etc. Or you can categorize your chores. For instance, you may do all the windows throughout the house, all the closets or all the cabinets.

Do your spring cleaning in a way that will make it seem like fun instead of a chore.

Follow these suggestions for your spring cleaning ease.

CLUTTER

  1. Clean out all clutter and throw it away instead of moving it to a place where no one can see it. 
  2. Toss out old newspapers and magazines or take them to a doctor's office where visitors will have something to do while they wait.
  3. Arrange books on your cluttered bookshelf Donate books you no longer wait to your public library or local thrift shop.
  4. Give away all the clothes you haven't worn in years.
  5. Throw about excess things from the top of your dresser and dresser drawers.
  6. Clean your reading and writing area.
  7. By all means, clean out your "junk drawer" wherever it may be.

WINDOWS

  1. Take down the curtains and put the in the dryer with a damp hand towel to pick up dust. Run the dryer for five minutes on the air-fluff cycle.
  2. Before re-hanging the curtains, clean walls and woodwork with a mop covered with a damp rag.
  3. Clean vertical blinds by putting on a cotton glove and running your fingers across each slat.
  4. Wash windows and glass fixtures with a cotton rag and a solution of one tablespoon of rubbing alcohol and three pints of water.

VACUUM, MOP AND POLISH

  1. Vacuum couches and upholstered chairs.
  2. Clean and polish wood furniture.
  3. Move furniture to center of room to clean carpet edges and baseboards with the vacuum cleaner.

THE KITCHEN
The kitchen should be included for safety, nutrition and taste.

  1. Check frozen food. Keep only packages that are not past the use by date.
  2. Defrost the refrigerate. Use baking soda sprinkled on a damp sponge to cut mold.
  3. Check all refrigerated food. Discard mayonnaise and salad dressing if the oil has separated or if it looks or smells suspicious.
  4. Discard moldy bread, pastry, soft foods and liquids from the refrigerator.
  5. Use a solution of one ounces chlorine bleach and one quart warm water to remove mold from rubber casings of the refrigerator.
  6. Inspect cabinets and counter tops.
  7. Check canned good, bottles, pastas, macaroni and mixes for use by dates.
  8. Examine cans and jars of food for cracks, bulging lids and cloudy liquid.
  9. Clean under canisters and boxes set on the counter tops.
  10. Inspect cabinets and discard all expired cans, boxes and packages.

BATHROOM

  1. Clean toilet.
  2. Clean bathtub.
  3. Clean bathroom mirror

When you do your spring cleaning or any cleaning, throw away anything that is broken or in need of repair. Why? Because it contains "dead energy." Now you know why you don't feel chipper and up to par on most days. It is because your house is full of broken things containing dead energy that is sucking the life out of you.

After you have thrown away items with dead energy, replace them with living things such as planes or small pets such as a gold fish.

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      Marcella Glenn 6 years ago from PA

      Thank you for the hub.

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      Article Written By Margaret Minnicks 6 years ago from Richmond, VA

      Marcella, I don't like spring cleaning. Thought maybe if I wrote an article about how easy it is, I would come to like it a little better. After all, spring cleaning doesn't have to be a chore.

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      Betty Johansen 6 years ago

      Lots of good advice. I'll have to come back to it when I find the time and energy to tackle some of these chores. Thanks for sharing your knowledge!

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      Article Written By Margaret Minnicks 6 years ago from Richmond, VA

      Betty, thanks for reading and responding to my spring cleaning article. I know what you mean about finding the time and energy to tackle some of these chores.

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      Sima Ballinger 6 years ago from Michigan

      This sounds like a good manual for a maid..lol You have mentioned some things here I have never heard - "dead energy"......broken things and things in need of repair create dead energy. This is actually very powerful.....This is why cleanliness is so vital!

      Very nice Hub and Useful!

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      Article Written By Margaret Minnicks 6 years ago from Richmond, VA

      Treasuresofheaven, yes indeed. Anything that is broken carries dead energy that makes us tired and without energy ourselves. That's why we feel so much better when we clean the clutter out of our closets or cars. Try it someday and let me know how it works for you!

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      Stephanie Hicks 6 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      I always feel so much better after spring cleaning! It clears the clutter from the mind, as well. Super hub - rated up! Best, Steph

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      Article Written By Margaret Minnicks 6 years ago from Richmond, VA

      stephhicks68, thanks for reading and responding. Spring cleaning or any other cleaning really does clean the clutter from my mind also.

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      WGCreates 6 years ago

      Lots of good information and a good reminder.

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      Article Written By Margaret Minnicks 6 years ago from Richmond, VA

      WGCreates, yes we have the information, but now we have to do the work. However, according to the article, it doesn't have to be a chore.

      Thanks for reading and responding.

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