Powered by Mom is starting to do some Spring Cleaning & More!
Yes we are doing some big time Spring cleaning around here and it couldn’t have come at a better time. We’re almost finished with a bathroom renovation and as you can imagine we have lots of garbage and recycleable items as a result of the renovation alone. Fortunately for us we have in our city what they call Spring Clean Up week. This means we can put certain things out (there’s a list of what is and is not allowed) at the beginning of the week which for us is this week! We put them on the curb and people can take what they want and believe me people find lots of things. During Spring Clean Up week I always see tons of cars driving around our usually quiet neighborhood to scope out what’s to be had.
What people don’t take the city will clean up by the end of the week but you’d be surprised at how little is left which is wonderful as it means things that might have ended up in the landfill at the point is being reused, fixed up etc..
We’re getting rid of the renovation stuff, putting out things that we can’t use anymore but someone might be able to use or fix etc.. That’s just the inside of the house at this point. After that will come cleaning up the gardens, in fact I should have started already but the weather has been off between rain storms, wind storms knocking out power etc… If had planted seedlings and new plants they might have been ruined by a recent wind storm we had anyways so I don’t feel too guilty yet..
I do want to start by the end of April on the outside though as I love it when the plants start to bloom and all those colors start to burst onto the scene. We have to clean our walkways and cemented patio areas that have paving stone, not quite as fancy as the one in the picture above, in fact no where near as nice as the picture. I put the picture there because I really like this look and would eventually love our front walkway to be done something like that, fortunately ours is not so big 🙂
What do you do for Spring Cleaning? Feel free to share!