Two words that make many adults dread the onset of spring: spring cleaning. Spring cleaning originated in an earlier era when people closed their houses for the winter, trapping the residue of fires and gas lights in the house. When spring came, there was a real need to scrub everything clean. Now, the need for cleaning is less obvious, but it’s always a good idea to do a really thorough cleaning periodically. Also, there are some chores that are best left to the change of seasons (like switching out storm windows and screens or switching spring/summer and fall/winter wardrobes).
If I start from a basically tidy house, I can do a decent spring cleaning of my 850 square-foot in under 10 hours. While it’s likely too early to start the actual cleaning, there are some things you can do to prepare: