Fall behind on Spring Cleaning

Monday, 4 May 2009, 13:53 | Category : Family, Hobbies, Home, Work
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Is Spring Cleaning really that necessary?  I mean, really, who has 10 whole days to dedicate and document sweating-baseboard-cleaning work?  SimpleMom is inviting you to join the spring clean fling for the simple gratification that your pipes under your sink in the guest bathroom will be sparkling clean for the spider that lives under there.

I say, fall off the bandwagon!  Leaving spring cleaning to the birds!  In fact, open your house up and the birds will come in and do it for you as they need nesting material right now.

Clearly from the articles, the spring cleaning fling is for SAHMs (Stay at Home Moms).  Who else would have a couple of hours a day just to spend clearing countertops of clutter?  My theory is if you are a stay at home mom and you wait till Spring to clear your countertops than you don’t have much going on the rest of the year.  Shouldn’t your home already be clean?  Of course, I am leaving the WAHMs (Work at Home Moms) out of this because having a job a home and being a stay at home with no job are two different things.

I, on the other hand, am a WM (Working Mom).  I don’t have time for two hours a day regular cleaning much less Spring Cleaning.  I use 5 minute strategies.  If that doesn’t work I complain to my husband until he gets it done.  Needless to say, our bathrooms haven’t been cleaned in a couple of months.

So that being the confession, I just need regular housework done, not bone-grinding baseboard cleaning work.  I have to admit sometimes I get the urge to clean the lighting fixtures of all the bugs that accumulate up there but then I think of the time involved and I think, “what will I have to talk to my son about?”  If there are no bugs in the light fixtures how will we be able to relate to each other?

I’m starting an anti-Spring Cleaning movement.  Don’t Spring Clean.  Spend the time outside, track in mud!  Enjoy the wonderful weather before it gets too hot!  Let the clutter build.  Is your mind really that much more clear?  Will the dust bunnies under the bed really keeping you from acheiving lasting peace?

~Life as Mom


One Comment for “Fall behind on Spring Cleaning”

  1. 1Tsh

    Hmm… Thanks for the differing point of view. I have to say, though, that in my e-book, I don’t prescribe all day cleaning for 10 days straight. It really is only a couple hours every day, doing a bit more than the usual cleaning. It’s going through what’s behind the doors and giving stuff a thorough analysis, questioning whether you really need all the stuff kept in storage and causing clutter. And then, while you’re purging that area anyway, going ahead and clean it.

    And above, you said:

    “…having a job a home and being a stay at home with no job are two different things.”

    I’m not going to start in on the much-documented mommy wars here. But stay-at-home moms DO work. Big time.

    Thanks for stating your $.02. And thanks for being a SimpleMom.net reader.