Semi-spring c...

Semi-spring cleaning

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by Andrea Howick         Where Parents Talk


After several days of balmy, 20C/70s F weather, I decided it was time to do some partial Spring cleaning. I say “partial” because Wikepedia defines Spring cleaning as:

“Spring cleaning is the period in spring time set aside for cleaning a house, normally applied in climates with a cold winter.

The most common usage of spring cleaning refers to the yearly act of cleaning a house from top to bottom which would take place in the first warm days of the year typically in spring, hence the name. However it has also come to be synonymous with any kind of heavy duty cleaning or organizing enterprise.”

Top to bottom? I don't think so. In fact, to be honest, no actual “cleaning” took place. This is more my seasonal ritual of sifting through hats and mitts (usually done in July) and sunblock and bathing suits (usually done in January)

So I thought I would attack the job early this year. We have, after all, been wearing shorts and t-shirts for almost a month now. I thought it was safe to stow the ski gear in the basement – and no longer in the hall closet.

Away go the hats, gloves, scarves, ski helmets, winter boots etc and in come baseball caps, rain boots, soccer cleats – the seasonal items switch roles.

So this is really the first step. More cleaning will need to be done. But first I have to run down and pull out some hats and mitts – it's supposed to snow tomorrow!