Is there still
such a thing as
No one really talks about this anymore.
I remember my mom turned the entire house
upside down and inside out.
The walls were washed (with Spic and Span)
from top to bottom every spring.
And all the curtains were washed and hung out to dry
and drapery was sent off to the dry cleaners.
Rugs were beaten and aired out, carpeting shampooed,
windows and screens cleaned,
closets and drawers reorganized.
It was a BIG JOB.
It was a BIG DEAL.
Did your house go through this process too?
My mom was also a decorator
and she rearranged furniture --
I remember coming home from school
to find all the furnishings
in new places.
(Too bad she didn't have a blog back then to share these changes !)
Spring for me includes cleaning,
but it's not nearly as aggressive
as it was when I grew up,
I try to stay on top of things,
keeping home maintenance projects
spread out over the year.
Right after the holidays, in January,
is when I organize everything. It's become a tradition
and I don't quit until every drawer, closet,
shelf, and space is organized. Not sure how
or why this came to be -- it just IS what I do.
But to get to the point of this post,
finding new accessories and items to decorate with
in the spring IS something I love!
*If you have not been over
to the PH shop on Etsy lately,
there might be some things
that would work in your home.
So if I have caught you in the middle
of a huge spring cleaning project,
(and you are looking for a reason to take a break)
put your mop down
and take a seat
in your favorite arm chair.
You can shop from there
and we will mail you things
that will appear
magically on your doorstep
to help you spruce up
Never know what you might find.
Check it out!
ThePolohouse on Etsy
|Maybe there is a Mother's Day gift you might find too?|