Wednesday, April 11, 2018

How We Wednesday

Today we are talking about spring cleaning.  I don't typically do a big overhaul to clean the entire house just because it is spring, but there are a few tasks that necessarily take place because of the change in seasons:

- Cleaning out the front closet.  Toronto uses a lot of salt on its roads and sidewalks and although I will clean out this space throughout the winter, it is nice when I can take everything out and really get rid of all remnants of the salt.  Then I sort through our bins where we keep our hats, mittens, and scarves, and pull out the ones that have seen their end of life or that weren't worn at all, then discard or donate.  For the ones we are keeping, I put them in bags and store them. Then I will move all of our winter coats to the back of the closet, and the boots into the storage space.  I wash the floor by hand because it is a small space and I can really scrub the salt away.  Then I get down all of the sandals and sun hats.

- Yard work.  As many leaves as we rake up in the fall, there are always a few bags leftover after the winter.  We have already raked a few of those and discarded our winter greenery in the urns on our front porch.  When the weather finally warms up we will hose down the patio furniture and get it set up and ready to enjoy.

- Cars.  Speaking of salt, the cars get ready dirty over the winter and it is always nice to get them cleaned up in the spring.  I get a lot of satisfaction out of vacuuming the inside of the car because I can see the difference.

- Clothes.  I usually do a purge of clothes when I do the switch from winter to summer clothes.  And then I will organize my drawers into neat piles and re-roll all of my scarves so I actually remember when I own.

That's about it for specifically "spring cleaning" tasks.  Other big jobs I should tackle soon include wiping down the cabinets and appliances in the kitchen, sorting through the toys, and clean the windows.

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