The days are getting longer, and your SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) or winter blues should be lifting now. But you can lift your spirits even faster with a few simple jobs around the house.
- Clean your windows to let the sun shine in unobstructed. When the man and I cleaned all of our windows, we did it together. He did the outsides while I cleaned the insides. We made faces at each other through the windows, and the job was finished much faster that if one of us had done it alone.
- Next, clean your mirrors, so the light that comes in will bounce around without smudges or fingerprints slowing it down.
- Now, when the sun isn’t shining, how do you get your light? Probably not candles… is it something that could be dusty or dirty? Getting where I’m going with this? Ok, wipe down your lightbulbs and glass/plastic light fixtures.
- If you have cloth lampshades, it’s easy to dust them. Some people like to use vacuum attachments, but a much easier, faster, and more effective way to clean them is by rolling a sticky lint roller over them a few times. If you’ve never tried the lint-roller-on-the-lampshade tip, you can thank me later.
With all of that extra light floating around your house, you’ll probably notice other things that need dusting. Go for it! Get a head start on that Spring cleaning.