The Perks and Downside of Winter {Spring} Cleaning

by - February 15, 2014

A Vintage Nerd
Many of us are still smack dab in the middle of winter. Snow is falling, rain is even falling, and it seems like spring is nowhere in site. What can you do with your time at home while you wait for the sun to shine and birds to chirp? Winter cleaning of course!

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PERKS

# 1  You can pace yourself and work on things more slowly because of all the extra time you may have being home because of the cold weather.

#2  All that extra time can allow you to do a whole lot of purging! Whether you live in a large home or a small apartment (or flat) it is important to make the most of the space you have. Allowing the clutter of stuff to consume your living quarters can led to feeling stifled, overwhelmed, and basically annoyed. Avoid those nasty emotions and rid yourself of things not needed, wanted, or going to be used like ever!

#3  Think about all the things you WON'T have to do in the house when the warmer weather starts slowly streaming in because you accomplished it in the winter.

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Downside

#1  Once the snow comes rolling along it makes it so much harder to rid yourself of all the things you decided to throw out. You may have to wait a week or two depending on the area that you live in and the amount of snowfall. And that can be annoying.

#2  Because of the snow you may get stuck with loads upon loads of garbage in your home waiting for the garbage men to come swing by. It has happened to me a few times already. Thankfully the children ignored the mess and didn't take a peek inside the bags because I threw away a few bags of toys-eek!

#3  You won't be able to open to windows to bring in some "fresh" air because its too cold outside. It is important that you use your cleaning products wisely so that the smells won't overwhelm your household.

I hope  you consider getting as much of your spring cleaning done in the winter and hopefully it will create more time to do other things like enjoying the weather!

Happy Winter {Spring} Cleaning to you all!

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4 comments

  1. Lovely, very spot on post, dear Daffny. We begun our spring cleaning (actually, more like spring organizing) last week on Thursday and are making good progress on it so far. One of the two areas that needed tackling the most is 95% of the way done, so that feels great and I know it will feel even more fantastic when everything we're aiming for is completely organized.

    ♥ Jessica

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  2. Oh, goodness I love it when I can open the windows while I clean my room. We had to have our windows replaced {the original ones were rotting after all they were 100-years-old} and now it is so easy to open the windows and let in the spring air. I think that is one of my favorite parts of spring. I would have the windows open all year around if we had spring temps as well.

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  3. It feels so great when you get rid of clutter. Good for you for doing this. I think it is also a bit difficult when you have little ones deciding what toys to keep and of course, finding them everywhere:)

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  4. Winter cleaning is exactly why I'm behind on your awesome blog! I'm so tired of re-organizing! When will Summer be here?? ;)
    ~xoxo, CoriLynn

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