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Spring is on its way and I just can’t wait… But I am not looking forward to the spring cleaning.
Blossoming trees, the fresh smell in the air and everything coming to life.
(We are lucky with our mild Australian winters, but the rain, high humidity and frequent storms truly get to me sometimes.)
With this letter like post, I decided to share my good news with you all, about the new addition that spring will bring into our family. My hubby and I can’t wait to meet our baby boy in October. We are just so excited, I can’t tell you enough!
And I just feel how my so loved blog may well veer towards moms & bubs topics, naturally.
But until then, and more precisely – before then, our house will have to go through a major spring clean, of course. To be honest, I genuinely intend to take it easy in this venture and my advice to you, expectant mothers, is to do the same.
So here are my “eclectic” spring cleaning tips, designed for you & me – the moms-to-be.
Why even bother wasting time on wiping and dusting items that should have been long thrown away? Or does it make sense to wash the old curtain in the kitchen and deep clean the so hated carpet in the living room, when you’ve had strong doubts for a long time on whether to replace them?
Holding onto things has been proven to be unhealthy for your mental state, so act now! Expectant ladies have enough on their plate and the last thing they need is to fret about what stays and what goes at the last minute.
My advice is to make a plan well in advance (I did) and take time to conjure up a three-column list:
There is nothing wrong if you make some money in the decluttering process and put it to good use – invest in a pram or buy something else that you need for your baby.
Growing bellies simply get in the way, when we try to bend to tie our shoes, stretch to reach for the healthy cereal, tucked away in the top kitchen cupboard or attempt to fit through the door while carrying the king size duvet. Moms-to-be are more prone to falls, too, due to being slightly off balance. So what is to say about the cleaning?
Leading scientists have theorised that over sterile conditions promote allergies in young kids and make their immune system “out of sync”.
P. S. Leave the decorating of the baby’s room to your husband! Let him organise everything by following your explicit instructions on what colour the walls should be painted and on getting the particular furniture you wish for you kid.
You have done enough! You deserve a rest and some chill-out time! Go baby shopping with a friend and treat yourself to a delicious cake in a nice cafe afterwards!