The best thing about spring--rejuvenation--also applies to spring cleaning. According to the merriam-webster dictionary, "rejuvenate" alternately means "to make young or youthful again: to give new vigor" or "to restore to an original or new state". Washing away accumulated dirt and grime, restoring order, mending a cherished quilt, rediscovering the lovely texture of wood grain in freshly polished furniture, or reclaiming a chandelier or a window to sparkling splendour are all what I call "double-duty rejuvenators", in that they rejuvenate one's spirit as much as the physical space we inhabit.
I have a confession: after nearly three years on The Quest, I've never actually committed to an honest-to-gosh Spring Cleaning Extravaganza. I'm making my committment now, and I invite you to join me. There's thirteen weeks until the summer solstice, which gives us one week to plan and twelve weeks for spring repair-replenish-and-rejuvenating action. I'll post my projects and progress, complete with--yes!--Horrifying Before and Inspiring After pictures! And the O-Quest Pig Scale! If you'd like to share your own goals and progress, I encourage you to do so in the comments section. You might inspire yourself and others as we move through the season of exciting change, growth, and rejuvenation.
Photo of wild flowers by Alpay Ulku. Used with permission.