February 21, 2011


Next month is what we've all been waiting for!  The month that we can finally say the "S" word.  No, not Snow...the good "S" word!  SPRING!   Now, don't get all "It sure doesn't look like Spring" on me.  It will be Spring in 28 more days!  At least on the calendar, anyway.  I know...I'm an odd sort.  At least we can say that Spring is right around the corner, right?  Punxutawney Phil didn't see his shadow so we get an early Spring!  Never mind the fact that it was too stinkin' snowy for him to see it.  Hey, I'll take what I can get!

There's a light at the end of the tunnel!  We can almost smell it!  Remember what it smells like?  Bliss!  The green grass, the fresh dirt to dig our hands into, the flowers!  Then there are the sounds.  The sounds; birds chirping, animals scattering about, lawn equipment breaking out of their winter homes.  You can almost hear the buds popping out of the barren tree limbs.  Oh and don't get me started on the sights of Spring!  The baby animals, the bulbs popping from the earth, the small light green buds peaking their way through the brown branches, the greener than green grass.  O.K. so I got started on the sights.  You know you wanted me to.  *wink*

With Spring comes all of the fun activities.  Going to the parks for picnics, long walks down lonely country roads, bike rides, playing outside, and just soaking all the yummy sunny goodness that we've been missing all winter long.

Since we've been cooped up all winter long along comes the "C" word.  *whispering*  "Cleaning"...as in "Spring Cleaning".  It's not as bad as it could be.  Really.  Before all those fun aforementioned sights, sounds, smells, and activities start beckoning you from your home we need to get a heads-up on the cleaning.  It's not that bad.  Really.  I'll hold your hand along the way. 

Staring today I will get you started on the easiest Spring cleaning ever.  Just do what I say every week and everything will be alright.  Pinky promise!  *wink*

Below you'll find my Spring Cleaning Check-List.   Each page is a week of spring cleaning chores.  In five weeks, by the end of March, you'll have your house sparkly clean and ready for Spring!  If you are using the Motivated Moms planner (post on it HERE and purchase it affordably HERE) you may skip over some of the items on the check-list since you're doing those items regularly on the list anyway.

Spring Cleaning Check-List

Each week on Monday I'll post my list on the blog and give you some tips and how-to's.  Are you ready?  Let's get started!  Go to the post below for Week 1.

This post is part of Homestead Barn Hop at


Jill @ The Prairie Homestead said...

Great list! I have been getting the spring cleaning bug over the last few weeks. It sure feels good to purge and deep clean! Thanks so much for sharing this post at the Homestead Blog Hop! Hope to see you next week too!

Mona @ Healthy Homesteading said...

This is great Carmen. I am inspired. I really hop to get some deep clean done this spring. I am going to download your list. Thanks!

Carmen at Old House Homestead said...

Jill, looking forward to next week! Enjoy your blog as well! It's a new bookmarked blog! : )

Mona, you're welcome! Happy Cleaning! ; )

Holly said...

Loved this post & the check list. We also are buried in snow, but I have not been motivated to Spring clean either-this was a good kick in the can for me-thanks! Your blog is so pretty to look at. Holly

Carmen at Old House Homestead said...

Aw, thank you Holly for your kind words. Happy cleaning! ; )

Unknown said...

Very impressive list! I'm working my way through the house, too, but I've been stuck at my desk clean out for a while. Just about done!
Thanks for linking up to the Barn Hop!

Carmen at Old House Homestead said...

Thanks, Amy! I haven't gotten to the desk yet...that's next week. I know when I do I'll hit organizer's block! LOL! It's my least favorite thing to organize. Looking forward to next week's Barn Hop!

Carmen : )

Leslie {Goodbye, house. Hello, home!} said...

Hi Carmen!
THANK YOU THANK YOU for this list--I needed one--m y hubby and I were JUST talking about Spring Cleaning last night, LOL!
So, I am going to print the list(s), slide them in some plastic sleeves, and cross them off with a dry erase pen as I go.
I am also going to post this on my blog's face book wall!
Thanks again!
Blessings and joy to you as you make your home!

Valencia Jones-Edwards said...

Thank you so much for posting this. I will print this out and keep in my HMB. Starting this weekend it's on...lol

Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

Sooo looking forward to spring! Love those tulips! We're fixing to move, so we're decluttering...

Tera Bare said...

Started my spring cleaning officially today! Visiting from the Homemaking Link-up.

Let'sMakeADifference said...

Looks like a great plan! Very thorough! Am blog hopping and found yours. Am now following. Would love for you to check out my blog and follow back!

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