It’s April, and do you know what that means?
April Fools Day?
Yes, but that’s not quite what I was thinking
I know! April showers! They bring May flowers, you know.
Well, according to legend that is true. However, this April brough us SNOW showers so far, so I’m not sure how soon the May flowers will be following.
No, the answer I’m looking for is – April marks the beginning of spring cleaning!
No way! I hate housework!
Well, you might be interested to know that spring cleaning doesn’t require the effort it did in the olden days. Today we have furnace filters and we don’t burn kerosene lanterns so the need to scrub soot off of our walls and ceilings is practically unnecessary. But the smell of Murphy’s Oil Soap, ammonia and bleach can fill the house with a special feeling of clean, especially when you can open the windows and let the spring air mingle with the aromas of freshly scrubbed floors and scoured sinks.
This past weekend I engaged in the first session of spring cleaning at the Auntie B’s Wax World Headquarters. It entailed a lot of furniture moving, baseboard dusting and vacuuming, furniture vacuuming, and scrubbing down and rearranging the laundry area.
Then today I got home from work and went wild. Wild, I say! I had no intention of doing housework when I came home from the day job, but guess what? I decided to clean out one of the kitchen drawers. Just one. I ended up cleaning all of the kitchen drawers. I emptied them, wiped them down, and together with Husby decided what to keep, what to donate and what to throw. I mean, seriously, how many bottle openers and cork screws does one household need? I feel proud and organized. I can hardly wait to tackle the cupboards!
So get out those sponges and rags, roll up your sleeves, and jump into the bliss that is a clean abode. You’ll thank me.