5 After 5, Top Spring Cleaning Tasks

It's spring! Time for renewal and rebirth...and massive amounts of cleaning!

What are the tasks that top your spring cleaning list?

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It's time for another round of 5 After 5!  In case you missed it, last week's list was April Fool's pranks and if you're new to this series, you can read more about it here - then catch up on all the old editions here.

Today I've got my list of 5 to share, as well as next week's topic for you to stew about over the upcoming days.

And this series is a link party, so be sure to scroll down and join in all the fun with us this week!

List your top spring cleaning tasks

I already shared my feelings about spring cleaning in my Spring Cleaning Avoidance post last week, so I'm actually not doing a single one of the things on this list.

In fact, my main priority is still to get stuff out of this house, as I stated in my New Year's Goals post earlier this year.

But when I think of typical spring cleaning tasks, here's what comes to my mind:

1. Wiping off the ceiling fans

This photo of a ceiling fan is actually so horrifically ugly to me, I'm almost motivated to get up and take a photo of my white one, just so I don't have to look at its fake wood/brass/wicker awfulness. Almost. The lazy is very deep in me tonight.

I should really take a picture of my fans to give you an idea of how long it's been since I've done this one, but I'm too lazy to stand up on something to take a photo and I know if I get up close to those things, I won't be able to stop myself from cleaning them.

This is actually something I try to do fairly regularly around here, but, well, it's been awhile...

2. Defrosting the freezer

It seems like every time I had a break from school, I was helping to defrost the freezer in the garage. It probably only happened once a year in the summer or something, but you can see how traumatic the experience was for me.

Of course, after this happened last summer, we are now the proud owners of a garage freezer that requires defrosting...

I wonder if Gv's old enough for that job yet?

3. Washing off the porch furniture

This porch (not mine, obviously, since there's actual space to walk around) looks so lovely and inviting, I want to go clean mine right now!

This is another task I remember doing whenever I had a break from school, which is hilarious, because down here, the temperature is really only bearable to hang out on the porch (even with ceiling fans) for a few weeks a year.

At this moment, I can't even get to my porch furniture, though, much less clean it.

Maybe next year.

4. Cleaning the baseboards

Now this is totally something I can turn over to Gv!

We don't have any carpet in this house, so I'm constantly sweeping, but every time I mop (with this, of course!), I make it a point to clean the baseboards.

Hmmm...but the last time I think I did that was...last spring!

5. Cleaning the windows

Ha, who am I kidding? This is something that only happens if there's going to be a party at my house and that's happened exactly twice in the twenty years I've owned one...

But it sounds like a good plan, doesn't it?

For next week:

List 5 ways to celebrate Easter

It's so funny, because even though this is the most important Christian holiday, it never seems to have as many traditions surrounding it as Christmas does.

I can't wait to read what it looks like at your house!

And now, here's this week's link party!  Another fabulous blogger has teamed up with me to create a list of five each week and we hope that you'll join us, too!

That's right, every post will be read, pinned and tweeted!  

Every Saturday, just stop by one of our blogs to add your own list of five, then pop over and read as many other posts as you're able to each week - treat it like a true party and really mix it up and mingle with our fun little community!

The rules are simple:  just write your own list following the prompt each week (feel free to interpret it loosely - or in a unique way!), follow both of the hosts on the social media channel of your choice, and then get into the spirit of the party by grabbing your favorite beverage or snack and reading the lists of the other party-goers.

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