Spring cleaning is the time set aside for deep cleaning in the Spring. It’s a time, after the winter, to get your home clean and ready for the year. Unless you happen to have hoarding tendencies, most people embrace the concept of Spring cleaning to some degree. But do you ever stop to consider why we would want Spring cleaning as part of our “yearly-to-dos”?
The History of Spring Cleaning
As Jewish custom goes, Passover is an event for cleaning. Its purpose is to remember when the Jewish people left Egypt, the Jewish slaves were hurriedly given unleavened bread prior to their leaving. For Jewish people, Passover has since become a time to clean every nook and cranny of the home to remove any bread morsel according to their custom. Jewish custom considers leaving bread crumbs during Passover an insult to God. Therefore, some attribute this to the tradition of Spring cleaning.
Many other cultures also embrace the concept of Spring cleaning. The Chinese and Iranian cultures also have a tradition. Homes are cleaned for the new year to keep bad luck away from the home and family. Good luck comes to people who obey this tradition. Additionally, Greece and many Orthodox countries clean the house completely during the first week of Great Lent. Historical events and traditions aside, Spring cleaning is simple. Germs need to be removed. A clean home is a healthy, safe, happy home.
What about your carpet and rugs? The soil tracked into your home is filled with soot, grease and sticky substances from outside. Weekly vacuuming doesn’t cut it. And of course, if you spill or have a pet accident, a handy bottle of Four Seasons Spot Remover will help, but it’s not enough. Even if you carpet still looks good, carpet makers recommend yearly cleaning to remove soil build up. But we can help your carpet and rugs look as good as possible. Give us a call for a deep Spring cleaning on carpet, rugs or floors.
We hope you enjoyed the reading of the Spring Cleaning history!