Spring into Spring Cleaning

On any day of the year I can find dust or spots to clean, so why do I wait for spring cleaning? It must be the sunshine that gets me in the mood, yet it’s the sunshine that reveals the most dust motes. I’d save time cleaning if I waited for a dark day. Yet spring cleaning must be something genetic or at least so much of the English-speaking world that Webster’s dictionary includes the hyphenated word “spring-cleaning.” Webster claims spring-cleaning must be “thorough.” This brings up another interesting use of the word “thorough.” Have you ever used “thorough” as a verb? I have, as in “I need to thorough the dining room.” (I think this is a Sister of Notre Dame idiom. You’ll never find it in Webster as a verb.)  When you read this, we may have had our official first day of spring. I believe the equinox lands on a Sunday. Yeah! It’s a day of rest! Spring cleaning can wait.

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  1. Catherine Schneider on March 20, 2022 at 7:15 am

    Loved the humor in “yeah! Spring Cleaning can wait.”