I actually don't usually "spring clean." When something is so dirty it is driving me crazy, I just clean it.
Generally I do okay at keeping up with general cleaning and upkeep. I'm usually not too ashamed if a friend stops in unexpectedly. (That is if she is also a mom, who understands toys on the floor and dishes in the sink. And if she doesn't look for the unfolded laundry shoved into the bedroom.)
But right now there are a lot of corners of my house that need some deep cleaning. And I'm hoping to spend the next two weeks doing something about it.
I thought of sharing some before and after photos - just to encourage me - and maybe you - that there is hope. But it is really hard to show smears on the windows and the mold growing on the bathroom ceiling. Even things that are truly dirty may not show up through a lens.
But a few areas are so cluttered and out of order that it doesn't take an imagination to see the mess.
So in case you ever thought my house is perfect. Here is proof.
And this is the mudroom (such a tiny room it is hard to photograph)
And the garage.
Hopefully the next week or two will see an improvement in all these areas - as well as the windows and the bathroom ceiling that I didn't attempt to photograph.
I plan to blog a little this week about spring cleaning, though it may be some reruns of old posts so that I'm not distracted from the cleaning.
Want to join me? What area of your house could use some attention this week? Let's encourage each other.