The sun is shining and all is well with our beautiful little family here in Devon.
Regular readers may have noticed my blog 'disappear' for about 12 hours, with yesterday's post lost in the process - well, sometimes you need to take a big broom and sweep away the cobbywebs.
Now I don't know about you, but I always feel much better after a bit of a spring clean?
I like every bit of it.
Planning, carrying it out and then enjoying the peace afterwards.
I like to spend my time planning which things to recycle or tidy away for later, or simply to throw out as they are rubbish.
As well as our weekly cleaning jobs, we like to go right through each room at least once a season, so it's not true "spring cleaning" per se.
This week it was the turn of our big bedroom, and Man Wonderful emptied it of all but the largest furniture before cleaning skirting boards and all woodwork. Then the carpet was given a thorough hoover and the curtains were washed, dried and re-hung.
I have a small decorating task to do, to paint the wall behind our bed.
It is currently pale grey but needs a re-fresh.
We've picked out a new colour for the feature wall, want a peep?
(this is a stock photo, not my bedroom!)
I have loved athriftymrs series on getting organised : click here and it's prompted me to run through our drawers and wardrobe, as has Sue at Our New Life in the Country click here with her 365 decluttering challenge.
As regular readers will know I don't buy non-essential items, and when I do need clothes there's nothing more fun than taking time to search the rails in local charity shops.
We do have a couple of more expensive items that were bought new such as waterproof coats, but they were bought in the sale (mine) or with a hefty discount (MW's). They'll be maintained and looked after, and will last us well.
The next room to be spring cleaned is our dining room.
Again I'll wash and re-hang the curtains, and I'll wash, polish and seal the floor.
We have a large number of wine glasses that we really don't use, so they need sorting out.
And I'm going to pop over to Froog's blog at Frugal in Cornwall click here to get her recipe for mould spray as my patio doors tend to get a bit 'spotty' in the winter months.
What about you?
Do you like a bit of spring cleaning?
Please share your tips here.