Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Spring Cleaning?

     Spring cleaning!.......Do I even believe in spring cleaning? I've been pondering this question for a while now and I still can't decide. I gave my kitchen a good scrub down yesterday, but I don't know if I would call it a spring cleaning. It's my obsessive, compulsive, perfectionist nature that makes it seem like if I was really going to spring clean then I should empty every cupboard and wash them inside and out and while I'm at it why not give the kitchen a quick paint job to cover all the finger prints that will no longer wash away.
     And the register vents, they should all be taken off and cleaned and all the walls vacuumed inside and out. I can't even imagine how dirty the inside of the walls are after almost five years of living here.
     You can see the problem, can't you. I find it impossible to just clean something without taking it about ten steps too far and I'm too tired and busy to take it ten steps too far. Lucky for me, the hubster is the voice of reason. He has always been the just do enough to get by kind of person I need to balance out the craziness that goes on inside of my head. If he sees a few dirty fingerprints on the door he take a wash cloth and wipes them away, he doesn't even consider painting the whole inside of the house and buying a new couch to match the new paint color. It's taken me a while to appreciate his "get er done attitude," but I'm starting to see how much simpler life can be when you think like that.  
     Are any of you like this? What are your thoughts on spring cleaning? Is it a do or die at your house, or just another day?


  1. I don't believe in spring cleaning. Life is too busy for such things. Disclaimer, my house isn't dirty, but it isn't gallery worthy either. It's comfortable. When you come into my house, you feel like you can take off your shoes, put them up on the ottoman, and stay away. That's good enough for me. When I die, they will not say she kept a clean house. Instead, they will say, she lived a good life and kicked some ass while she was at it. :)

  2. I clean when I feel the need. I'm like you, mom. When I clean I go ALL out. So because of this, I hardly do really decent cleaning cause I rarely have the energy to do what I feel is necessary so most of the time I'm like dad. A good balance? Probably not. I need to clean more often. But I LOVE having a sparkly clean room after lots of hard work.