Before you get all gung-ho about cleaning your home from top to bottom, take our quiz to find out if you’re really ready to grab that mop and broom.
Without a plan, you might feel overwhelmed and discouraged. You might also miss something important. So take the time to make a plan.
When cleaning out the clutter, it's tempting to closely examine your keepsakes. But other than determining whether they should truly be kept, save the reading for later.
Possibly. If you think that your collectible might actually be worth something, you may need to get an outside opinion before putting it on eBay.
Not necessarily. If you’re going to clean something special like silverware, you may not have that type of cleaner under your sink. Check your cleaning supplies first.
This is probably the easiest and laziest way to get rid of stuff. Just send an e-mail, choose a taker and give directions to your house.
Lots of people do their spring cleaning with green products or even household items like vinegar and baking soda.
Kids as young as toddlers can help with cleaning, and you can also swap work with friends or relatives.
Having a strategy -- like cleaning each room from top to bottom -- can really help you see your progress quickly.
There’s no reason to abandon the idea altogether when you’re pressed for time. Just focus on the most important areas.
Well, sort of. You shouldn’t feel pressure, but if you wait until it’s time to go swimming, you probably won't get everything finished.
It’s not food so an expiration date isn’t required, but make-up and other stuff in your medicine cabinet still needs to get purged on occasion.
Sometimes it means doing yardwork, fixing up your finances, working on your health routine or even some spiritual cleansing.
You don’t want to find out that something’s wrong with the AC when you first go to turn it on because you’re sweating.
Your roof might’ve taken a beating during winter storms, and you wouldn’t want your air conditioning to leak outdoors, so get those checked out in the spring.
While it takes place in February, Chinese New Year marks the end of winter in China and incorporates plenty of cleaning rituals.
Iranians and other Middle Easterners often go beyond just cleaning their homes when celebrating this combination of new year and spring.
Spring isn’t in March for everybody. If you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, your segue into warm weather might start in September.
Many religions do include cleaning as part of purification rituals during spring festivals, but not all of them limit it to springtime or even celebrate spring holidays.
The holiday Rama Navami does include house cleaning as well as bodily and spiritual cleansing, but it celebrates the salvation of Vishnu’s seventh incarnation.
Spring cleaning is about doing what works best for your family and your home, so make spring cleaning your own.