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 859 square feet in about 10 hours. Here are some basic steps to get you started:
Decide how you will reward yourself when you are done.