A Weekend Of Spring Cleaning

I'm three weeks into spring cleaning. It feels like three months, but only because so much is getting accomplished. I have a dear, sweet friend who has been helping me with the big tasks, and then it comes down to the detail work.

What details? No one can help me file paperwork, sort my closet or organize the craft room. While I'd like to delegate the scrubbing of dog bowls or the cutting out and organizing of more than three years worth of newspaper articles, it still rests on my shoulders.

After a full day of work inside, moments like the one pictured here make it all worth it. My home is clean (or getting there), it's welcoming and it still has the most special place in my heart. Cleaning and organizing make you see your home through new eyes —  in a way you would never experience it if you weren't intimately aware of its every nook and cranny, for better or worse.

She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Proverbs 31:27

Make this a weekend of spring cleaning. I suggest this for two reasons, the first being that it probably needs it. (No offense.) After being closed up for the winter, it needs to breathe and get all pretty again. Secondly, you can only appreciate your home at the deepest level if you are right there, cleaning, straightening and organizing. Staying on top of things and being proactive in the way your home is run gives you the most amazing perspective on your house and the people who live there.

You'll see things that need fixed, replaced or painted. You'll be aware of what's broken and needs attention and what's dirty and needs cleaned. Use these two days to really pay attention to what your home needs and then give it the TLC it deserves. The house, your family and your cluttered brain will thank you for it.

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