At the beginning of every new season, I clean out the wardrobe, linen cupboard and pantry. It is a good way of making sure I stay on top of keeping the house tidy. I donate the clothes that are no longer needed to our local charity shop. The old and raggedy towels get cut up into rags. It is a good way to refresh the pantry and get some new inspiration in the kitchen.

Posted anonymously, 27th February 2016

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  • That is very diligent of you . It is a good habit. I ususally do a Spring clean every year only because I think of summer coming up for a fresh clean . I threw a lot of old clothes away after new year and it was so old I couldn’t donate. Think I will try and do it a bit more often !


  • Wow way to go. Well done.
    Hubby cleaned all the outside windows today ..there must be something in the air. te he.


  • I also use old cotton clothes that go too thin to wear or get holes in them as they have worn out for rag, if the guys don’t get to it first. It is great for the guys who work as tradesmen as it can be used to clean up any spills, clean tools, to get surplus dirt, oil etc off their hands, or just grime. If they wash their hands outside first, they can also dry their hands on one. Synthetic materials aren’t absorbant. When you try to clean a mess of any type up often you smear it around instead. Old underwear can be used too….if it cotton. Big pieces can be cut into sections to make a lot of smaller pieces. I know relatives who used rag as dishcloths, other pieces of rag to dust the furniture, or even wash marks off the floors. Always make sure you remove ant buttons, zips and studs. Before the introduction of car chamois soft rag was used to wash, dry off the paintwork, rag to polish the car and clean it off. Shoe polish was put on shoes with a shoe brush, then cleaned off with an old woollen sock.


  • Great idea,a good Autumn clean up! I have started with new pillows and linen and l also want to donate clothes that have been sitting around for far too long!


  • This is a great idea. I just finished up at work to commence mat leave and have a couple of weeks before bub is due so might put the time and nesting urges to good use and do an autumn clean!


  • Great idea! I really need to get into gear and do the same. Might as well start on the first of March!


  • This sounds like a good system.


  • So rather than spring cleaning, it is seasonal cleaning!

    • Yep! I love your name – seasonal cleaning – perfect!


  • That’s a great idea. I cleaned up my daughter’s playroom. Now everything is in order and back to its place.


  • You sound way, way more organised than me! Enjoy!

    • LOL! Now, I just need to move onto the rest of the house and garden! ;)


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