Fact or Fiction: Spring Cleaning
Before you get all gung-ho about cleaning your home from top to bottom, take our quiz to find out if you’re really ready to grab that mop and broom.
If you get the urge to spring clean, the best way to go is to just dive right in.
Spring cleaning is also a great time to read back through your old Christmas and birthday cards.
If you take the time to go through your unwanted things, you can make some money off those knicknacks that you’re sick of dusting.
You probably have everything you need already to start your spring cleaning project.
Using Freecycle.com to rehome some of your items before cleaning can be a challenge.
It’s possible to get your house clean without using those classic cleaners like bleach or ammonia.
When you’re spring cleaning, you’re probably going to be on your own, so lower your standards.
To get started, just scrub the nearest object until it looks shiny enough to you before moving on.
If you can’t do a really deep, intense spring clean, you can simply focus on high-traffic areas and use shortcuts instead.
You can start your spring cleaning anytime. Don’t feel any pressure to get it finished before summer starts.
Since cosmetics don’t have any expiration dates, you can keep using that old mascara until it runs dry.
Spring cleaning can mean lots of different things, not just cleaning the inside of your house.
The best time to get your air conditioner serviced is during your spring cleaning ritual.
Winter, not spring, is when you should worry about fixing your roof or sealing leaks in your house.
The Chinese New Year coincides with the Western, or Gregorian, calendar, and has nothing to do with spring cleaning.
Spring cleaning for people who celebrate Nowruz may include redecorating or even remodeling their houses.
Sometimes deep cleaning rituals take place during other parts of the year, depending on the weather and the location.
All religions incorporate some kind of cleaning along with spring celebrations.
Hindus celebrate the birth of their main god, Vishnu, in the spring with a thorough house cleaning.
If you have the time now to do something you’d normally relegate to “spring cleaning”, do it and don’t worry about your list.