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Spring Cleaning

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I have a confession to make:  I am not the greatest housekeeper.  *insert collective gasp here*

I really don’t enjoy going through all of the work it takes to keep a fresh, disinfected house.  I’m far too scatterbrained to keep up with a bleaching or sanitizing schedule.  I have visions of neat little baskets holding perfect collections of things in my beautifully decorated house, but sadly that is not my reality.

Now that spring is officially here, I’m starting to think about doing some spring cleaning and mostly spring taking-a-bunch-of-unwanted-stuff-to-be-donated.  We have so much junk that we don’t need and baby stuff that either won’t be used again or won’t look at all current by the time we get around to using them again.  There are windows that need washed, walls to be wiped down, and closets to organize.  It’s a little daunting, to be honest.  Just thinking about my need to whittle down the boys’ toys to a manageable collection makes my head hurt.  I hate those kinds of tasks.  I almost break out in hives when I realize it’s time to switch out the boys’ clothes for the next size or the next season.

How do you tackle spring cleaning?  Do you have a big one-day cleaning extravaganza or do you spread it out over several weeks/weekends?  Do you even bother?  Is Spring Cleaning just some suburban myth?  What say you?

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About Krista

Krista is a full-time working mom of two boys, currently aged 6 and 7. She lives in Kentucky with her husband, Brandon.


  1. I like the organizing part of spring cleaning the best 🙂 The scrubbing is tedious….

  2. I like to try to tackle a room a day (if I can.) Usually I start with the bathroom or the boys’ room, put the kitchen in the middle, and save the living room and our bedroom for last…

  3. I know this may sound terrible, but I already have a “cleaning lady”. She only comes once a month, but she’s cheap and does a great job!! Of course all the organizing is still up to me and usually it just on an as needed basis. I also dread changing out Jonah’s clothes because its a big task and it reminds me that he is getting bigger! Didn’t think that at 28, I’d have a cleaning lady, but working full time does not leave much room for that. The time I’m at home, I just want to spend with my hubby and son! It works for us!

  4. Ugh. We cleaned today, and it’s still not half done. We’re having a yard sale soon, and I haven’t even BEGAN organizing that stuff. I, too, about break out in hives when it’s time to change over Keevia’s clothing! I’m keeping 85% of it in case we have another girl.

    I invite my mother over. She’s much more on task than I am when it comes to cleaning. Today my Mom and my BFF came over (BFF totally on accident) and BFF kept my kiddo entertained while Mom and I cleaned. Mom is much, MUCH better at organizing than me, I just tend to move things from one spot to another! Ha!