The Golden Rules of Spring Cleaning
Tips and tricks for a seasonal spruce-up, courtesy of Cynthia Townley Ewer, founder of organizedhome.com and author of House Works
"Spring cleaning?" asks Ewer. "You dont need to do it! If you take a look at the history of spring cleaning, it came from our dirty heating systems." In the past, the cleanup was necessary to get rid of scummy, greasy carbon deposits from open fires and coal stoves, but today's homes seldom present this kind of problem. However, Ewer notes, "a lot of us like to welcome spring with a clean house." So if youre pining for a fresh start, break out the sponges and brushes!