As the sun finally wraps New York in its long awaited warm embrace, the snow begins to melt, and the flowers bloom. Scarves and coats are hung up in closets, and Central Park attracts tourists and locals alike, smiles lighting up their faces as they enjoy the heat that’s been missing during the frigid winter months. Spring is here, giving New Yorkers a reason to celebrate. It’s time to actually enjoy walks to and from work instead of wearing multiple layers and still shivering. It’s also time to start getting all of that house cleaning done that you’ve been procrastinating during the cold.
While the origination of the term “spring cleaning” can’t be pinpointed to an exact time, people have been using the changing of the season as an opportune time to clean up their places for years. Before advances in heating, people would use their fireplaces as their central source of warmth. Especially during the winter, with the windows remaining closed, this would create an accumulation of ash that would require cleaning once spring came around. Even though this is no longer a problem for the majority of us, we still seem to find some motivation to clean during this time of the year.
At UMG Cleaning, we provide residential cleaning in Manhattan and the surrounding areas to ensure that your home is not only neat, but immaculate. You can count on us to do the “dirty” work if your schedule is too hectic, or if you just can’t seem to find the motivation to clean. But if you do happen to conjure up a little inspiration, we’re here to give you a few ideas on what could be done around the house to start the spring with a clean, clutter-free home.