I love spring. I love the explosion of color as flowers bloom everywhere and trees start to bud. I love the life that seems to come out from hiding. Birds busy building their nests and caring for their new hatchlings. Butterflies and bees working overtime to pollinate all the newly blossoming flowers. There is freshness and joy in the air. Even as a homeschooling family we take time off in the middle of our school year to enjoy some vacation time together. There is every reason to celebrate and feel excitement about spring.
Then there is spring cleaning.
Why in the world did spring become the popular time to do a deep cleaning? I know in the farming families it’s the time before the harvest. In areas with big fluctuations in weather it’s a time to open up windows to air out the house before the summer heats up.
However, this is also a fairly busy season for most families. Between school, sports, and busy schedules of spring, there is not a lot of extra time to squeeze in deep cleaning. So I say, why do it?