Spring cleaning just around the corner

Destiny Hilliker, Writer

There are people who participate in the activity called spring cleaning. The Cleaning Authority website refers to spring cleaning as “a way to clean away Winter’s mess.” People use this time to clean out all winter clothes and replace them with their summer outfits. Spring cleaning is time to say goodbye to winter coats, hats, gloves, and everything else related to the snowy season.

Spring cleaning goes back to around 1950. According to The Cleaning Authority, “In those days, homes were heated by fires, and doors were kept shut tight to keep the warm air in.” This, of course, led to soot and grime accumulating during the cold months. These days, with modern heated homes, this kind of cleaning isn’t necessary anymore.” 

As years went on, spring clean became more modernized. It changed from cleaning out fireplaces to cleaning out closets. Spring cleaning nowadays still includes letting the air come through houses and letting it smell fresh. 

Gloves In A Bottle reported, “Spring brings with it the lovely warm weather, pleasant winds, longer days and new beginnings. After a long winter, we can finally open those windows, open the doors and let the fresh air and sunlight in without getting frostbite. All these factors help to make spring the perfect time to air out our homes, clean out the grime that has built up over the winter and make a fresh, clean start.” 

When participating in this event, most people do more than just clear out their closets, they also clean their entire house. Spring cleaning can take a decent amount of time to accomplish depending on how efficient and productive it is. Spring cleaning has many factors like goals, the size of the house, the amount of clothes, and how much is in the house.