The spring cleaning tradition stems from a time when people spent months holed up in their homes, warmed by a fire, and then mercilessly opened their windows and freed themselves of dust and dirt.
The renewing feeling of spring endures. Becky Rapinchuk, founder of the lifestyle website Clean Mama, said people catch the cleaning bug around this time because the season helps them realize just how filthy their living arrangements are.
Like in times of old, the wear of winter is real and rank, no thanks to the furnace constantly kicking up dust. Adding to it, spring and summer's prominent sunlight reveals just how dirty we all are living.
More at source: USA Today
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