It has been rainy, cloudy, and chilly…which can only mean one thing – spring must be here! While it may be too early for tulips and daffodils to be in full bloom, it isn’t too early for robins and returning geese…a sure sign that warmth is on it’s way!
April, and therefore spring, means the much needed spring cleaning which encompasses (at least in my household) the inside and the outside. Organizing holiday decorations in the basement, cleaning out closets, and removing excess debris brought in by large snow drifts, are just many of the duties that need to be done. This year I am planning on having a large yard sale, so I have extra motivation to pore through all those boxes and bins piled up in the hidden places of my house.
Of course this has led me to reflect on the origins of “spring cleaning” and the various parts of keeping one’s house clean and organized. Therefore, all posts this month will focus on “keeping things tidy.” From 19th century weekly cleaning schedules, to bathing routines, and house dresses over the years, April’s posts will hopefully serve to keep you motivated and encouraged as you tidy up your own little piece of heaven.
April is also the month we honor our world by celebrating Earth Day on April 22nd. This also happens to be my birthday – and it’s the big 3-0 as well! 🙂 So for all you April birthdays out there here is a little poem taken from a 1900 Good Housekeeping article –
So as the bright rays of the sun slowly bring life and green to our world, I hope you find this month full of opportunities to renew and reenergize.
A few upcoming posts to watch out for this month:
- 1940’s Hair Turban
- Linen Laundry Bag Tutorial
- 1928 Bathing Routine