My husband has been fighting some sort of bug on and off for a week, so this morning the sheets are out on the line and the pillows are outside airing. When the laundry is out drying in the cold weather, it comes in smelling of ozone. I figure that will kill anything.
This has led me to thinking about spring cleaning. Does anyone take the time to do this anymore? I can see how it would have unbelievable benefits, but I don't know how to fit it in with getting the garden in and everything.
From what I've read, spring cleaning involved taking virtually everything out of the house, even down to the carpet. Once the rooms were empty, everything was scrubbed and the cellar would be whitewashed. I just read, by the way, that old fashioned whitewash kills mold. Our forebears were smart cookies! Mattresses were emptied and refilled. It sounds exhausting yet exhilarating. The house must just exude healthfulness when this is all accomplished.
I used to do a pretty thorough cleaning every spring, but now the kids are pretty much gone and I do more of the gardening than I did in the past. I'm definitely not up for dragging everything we own out onto the lawn. I will try to give it a go on some level, though.
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