Sorry I disappeared this week but the holidays made it a busy time here at home. This year was the first time we hosted the family's Thanksgiving dinner. My wife and I are both clutter bugs but we keep the house picked up and comfortable FOR US. Well last Saturday when it was decided that it was going to be here the wife went into cleaning hysteria and I became her muscle.
Now that its over I understand why you read story's of women stripping everything out of a house and reassemble it once everything was spotless every spring. It has been 10 years since we painted the inside's . On Monday I had to strip the dinning room, washed walls floors baseboards, clean everything wax the floor and reassemble it to my wife's satisfaction. That was the easy room . It was amazing how dirty this house was. When you see it every day its not as noticeable but once you start cleaning to a panicked woman standards its different .
Long story short she hid my computer and drove me like a dog ( she worked as hard or harder) doing a fall spring cleaning of the house and no room was spared. It was hard work but once put back it was worth the work. The house is brighter looks fresher and it made her happy. Come spring I will be repainting a couple of rooms but I now understand WHY spring cleaning's were done.
A lot of folks wouldn't see the point but most people move 5 or more times before they are 50. This has been my home for 31 years now. Houses may not need a spring cleaning if you move every few years . But if you have a home and have been in it a long time it could use a spring cleaning !
It is the same as moving but no truck needed !!! Lol