Spring clean that living room!

curtainJust in case Spring does arrive, we want you to be ready.  That means you had probably better think about Spring cleaning your home.  You have kept up with the vacuuming and dusting.  You have done laundry every Monday.  Good for you!  Now it is time to clean that living room!

Your living room

All Winter, you have been living in your living room.  You have been keeping warm by the wood stove or fireplace.  Or, you have been watching the snow from there.  You have spent hours and hours wishing you were outside.  Playing golf, planting the garden, taking a sunbath.  Whatever you have been longing for or  dreaming about, you have probably been doing it in the living room. Therefore, it is time for you to clean that most-used area.  First, those curtains!

Clean your curtains!

While we don’t know how you see your curtains, we don’t think about the dust that lands on them.  You would think that dust only lands on horizontal surfaces, but it lands everywhere.  As a result,  you will be amazed at how dirty they were once you have cleaned them.

Find that pesky tag on your curtains, the one that tells you NEVER to remove it.  It should have cleaning and drying instructions.   You may get away with just vacuuming them really well. They may only need  steaming.  Assuming that you stayed away from those expensive “dry clean only” drapes, you may be able to wash them in your washing machine.  After washing, you can hang them back up.  Or, you can touch them up with your iron when they are dried if needed.  The iron, you know, that silver metal device your Grandmother used to straighten her hair back in the day?  Well, never mind, on we go…

Just these few tips will make a surprising difference in the appearance of your home, and may even inspire you to tackle the rest of your living room!

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Let’s clean up our Winter wardrobe!

closetWe thought we were headed  into the rain/mud season and away from Winter.  Really, we  just got more Winter.  Lots more Winter.  Instead of moping because Spring will NEVER come, let’s try to think of happier things.  Things like flowers, sunshine, clear skies, Spring cleaning!  Spring cleaning your Winter wardrobe!   While this might not be high on your list of happy things to think of, since the weather is still Winter-like, we may as well find inside projects to occupy our time until Spring actually arrives and stays.

Your closet is where to start

Therefore, a good place to start your Spring cleaning is in your closet.  First of all, it is just about time to put away your warm sweaters, snow boots, and funny knit hats.  While you have them clean and ready to hide away for another Spring and Summer, it is an excellent time to make some decisions about your Winter wardrobe. If something is worn-out, or doesn’t fit quite right, let it go.   Maybe it needs more mending than you are equal to attempting.  Just because your favorite sweats are comfy, it might be time to replace them with some sweats that still have functional elastic in the waist.  If you no longer have a use for it, let it go!  https://www.bustle.com/…/138032-9-tips-for-cleaning-out-your-closet-organizing-yo..

On that note,

Ok, that takes care of the Winter wardrobe. You are going to need to bring  your Spring and Summer things out.  What a wonderful time to re-think your Spring and Summer selections! Even those  sentimental favorites that you never wear but hold on to should go. This might be JUST the right time to bid a fond farewell to them.  You can do it!  Furthermore, we make space in our wardrobe by getting rid of old used-up clothes.  That in turn,  makes room in the closet for new and exciting options.   Who doesn’t like new clothes?

Let’s get busy and out with the old, and in with the new!

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