Yesterday I heard mumma and dada discussing spring cleaning. They said it is the perfect time to spring clean the house. But what is it all about? I was too curious about it, so I asked mumma, ‘what is spring cleaning?’ I heard you talking about it yesterday. Mumma said, spring cleaning is the practice of thoroughly cleaning the house after winter. During winter we generally keep our home closed and fresh air can hardly enter our house; so when spring arrives and the temperature rises, we open the doors and windows to let fresh air come in and get rid of the stuffy feeling.
Traditionally spring cleaning was performed to get rid of all the soot and grime that accumulated due to the lighting of the fireplace during the winter. Now it has become a ritual for everyone. Moreover, cleaning often involves the use of water, so it becomes tough to wash the floor or the walls during the winter since it is so cold.
During spring, it is much easier to do the washing. During winter, we keep the doors and windows closed, so the dust and dirt stays inside, but when you clean during spring, all the dust and dirt escapes from the doors and windows making the home sparkling clean. Now do you understand why do we clean our houses thoroughly during the spring season? Yes, I said. But how do we spring clean our house? Is there anything special about it? Or is it simple cleaning?
Mumma said, it is simple cleaning and you can do it any way you want. But if you follow some rules, you can accomplish your job quickly and efficiently. For instance, people often stay you should start cleaning the house from top to the bottom. Then it is best to take up the bigger cleaning tasks such as cleaning the kitchen, the cabinets/ cupboards, the upholstery or the furnishings.
Cleaning the floor is the toughest of all, so you must start with it. Once you are done with them, you can focus on the smaller cleaning tasks such as cleaning the rugs and carpets, doormats, etc.
If you really need a deep cleaning, you must clean everything – kitchen appliances, sinks, countertops, chairs, tables, utensils and even the bathroom. You can also consider disinfecting your house, to get rid of the dust mites, mould and other harmful organisms but you may require professional help.
Then mumma said we would start spring cleaning our house from this week; would you like to help us? Yes, I said excitedly. I would love to. Then start from your room and then we can move to the other rooms. Organise the things and then me and dada will help you clean the rest of the room. I will do it mumma, I said.
Yes I have seen the neighbours clean their home too; now I know why everyone is cleaning their home at this time. We will make our home sparkling clean and invite my friends to see it!