This is almost a month late, so sorry about that! Lots of exciting news recently, one being that I’m expecting! Woohoo! Can’t wait to bring a new edition into the family! ❤ This blog may shift its focus from regular-ol’ housewife to Japanese mommy! Of course I’m not Japanese, so Baby will get a mix of Japanese/American/whatamIdoing, haha.
Let me move on to my topic of the day,
Spring Big Cleaning! We have Spring Cleaning in America, so Big Cleaning is basically the same thing, just in December. It’s best to do big projects one at a time stretched across December before the New Year comes. Why do we do it at this time? A clean house invites God (or the Japanese equivalent of God) to bless your home and family! The only downside is that it’s COLD, and I’m terrible in cold weather. I swear I was a bear in a past life, lol.
Anyways, if you want to do it right, here is what you need:
Gloves (if working with chemicals)
Whatever cleaning supplies you need for your project.
So, what’s so different about “Big” Cleaning? Well, we clean all the windows in the house for one. We also clean the air filters. Rub the grease off of everything in the kitchen from all that cooking. Dust places you normally don’t even think about. Things you don’t normally do because they take some effort. We also do the normal cleaning (toilet area, vacuuming, etc.). Basically everything! All the “gear” is of course optional, my aunt-in-law doesn’t use it, but I love it! For one, dust makes me feel horrible! I’ll be sneezing all day after inhaling that junk. Also, it’s good to keep it out of my hair because it’s hard to pick out. The apron is good if any dirt or chemicals splash on your clothes. Gloves are obviously to protect your hands. So, did you do your Big Cleaning, or plan on doing your Spring Cleaning? Happy New Year!