Not Your Mom's Spring-Cleaning List: Then vs. Now

Not Your Mom's Spring-Cleaning List: Then vs. Now

Ah, springtime - the season of renewal, fresh beginnings, and, of course, spring cleaning.

Picture your childhood home, where the scent of lemon-scented cleaner mingled with the sweet aroma of blooming flowers, and the sound of vigorous scrubbing echoed through the halls.


Twenty to thirty years ago, spring cleaning wasn't just a chore; it was an event. It was a time when households embarked on a mission to banish every last speck of dust and grime, leaving no nook or cranny untouched. It was the only time of the year my mom would get down on her knees to scrub the kitchen floors with her bare hands.

Fast forward to the present day, and spring cleaning looks markedly different, reflecting changing attitudes and priorities.

Today's conscientious cleaners are ditching the harsh chemicals in favor of eco-friendly alternatives. From homemade cleaners using vinegar and baking soda to commercially available green cleaning products, there's a growing emphasis on protecting both the planet and personal health.

The modern approach to spring cleaning places less emphasis on achieving a spotless home and more on decluttering and minimalism. Rather than obsessing over every speck of dust, many households are focused on streamlining their possessions and creating clutter-free living spaces.

Thanks to the proliferation of social media platforms like Instagram and Pinterest, organization has become a trending topic in the world of spring cleaning. From color-coded closets to meticulously labeled storage bins there's an emphasis on aesthetic appeal and Instagram-worthy organization solutions.

In conclusion, while the rituals of spring cleaning may have evolved over the years, one thing remains constant: the desire to usher in the new season with a fresh, clean slate. Whether you prefer the traditional approach or embrace the modern trends, the spirit of spring-cleaning lives on, inspiring us to refresh our homes and rejuvenate our lives.

Is your home ready for some new Instagram-worthy organizing solutions. Check out our thoroughly curated Spring Cleaning Must Have List.