Spring Cleaning

Spring Fever brings Spring Cleaning

IMG_0165As the weather warms and the daffodils dance in the March breezes I get in the mood to Spring clean my home. If you’ve caught the spring cleaning bug check below for a few websites filled with tips to help get you started.

I’ll be referring to these sites next week to help me Spring clean my home. With the windows open right now and those daffodils blooming outside my window (picture above) I want to get started already. But I’m leaving for New Orleans tomorrow morning so I have to focus on getting ready for that. My travel planner is the check list I’m using today.

If you’re not traveling this month for Spring Break then check out the sites below to get started Spring cleaning and decluttering your home.









ShamrockDon’t forget that St. Patrick’s Day is this coming Saturday. If you’re looking for a parade near you check out this site. It has parades listed world-wide.


For more ideas on celebrating the holiday check out these sites also.




Happy St. Patrick’s Day! 

Happy Spring Cleaning!

To a lighter load along the way.


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Spring Cleaning

It’s March so there is hope that spring is right around the corner. It’s cloudy, windy, and mild (68 degrees) here in the Midwest. A typical March day.

When the calendar changes and the temperature rises I start thinking about spring cleaning. Years ago spring cleaning meant cleaning the soot from the coal furnaces, fireplaces, and candles off of the walls and furniture. Opening the windows so the fresh air would get rid of the stale smells from winter was all part of it.

Today most homes rarely have soot build up to worry about. Usually it is more the build-up of clutter from a long winter of hibernating. I know, hibernation is about animals, not people. But the part of the definition of it is: inactivity, conserving energy, slow metabolism. How much does this describe our winter habits?

So when warm weather hits we become more active, look around at our homes and see the clutter that has built-up over the winter. Time to spring clean those piles of magazines, extra throws on the couches, stacks of DVD’s, video games,and books that kept us busy on the cold long nights.


I’ve opened the windows to air out the house. In the evenings I will start going through the magazines in the magazine rack that is now overflowing.

Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be done all in one weekend like people use to do. One small project each day will make a big difference by the time the end of March comes.

Let me know what projects you are doing to spring clean your home. Please leave a comment.




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Rainbow Picture

I’m back from Portland and here is the picture of a rainbow I saw from the hotel window.


The weather was more winter like than spring like for this time of year. A rainbow one day and snow the next.


Upon arriving back in St. Louis on Saturday evening the temperature was in the low 30’s. I am so ready for spring to arrive.

Now that the calendar says March it’s time for spring fever to kick in. Spring cleaning won’t be far behind.

I sent out the March Organizing Newsletter today. If you are not signed up to receive it then you will be able to read it on this blog tomorrow. It will be posted on the sidebar. There is a lot of information listed on it for the holiday’s and events that are taking place this month. Check back here often for more tips on organizing during the month of March.




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