Spring Has Sprung

Ah, spring.  At last there are some faint signs of hope.  The tired brown grass has suddenly turned bright green, sprouts of green are poking up through the soil in my flower beds and around the shrubs, and if you look very hard, you can see teeny tiny buds along the scrawny limbs of my cherry tree and Japanese red maple. While I'm happy to see these hopeful portents, I'm less happy at the thought of spring cleaning.  I'll admit it - I'm no fan of housekeeping.  You probably won't find me renting a steam cleaner and going at my carpets and rugs. Best leave that to the top rated carpet cleaning companies, I say.

And as much as I love my two furry rug rats, they are indeed hard on the flooring and furniture.  Between muddy paws and the occasional potty accident which leaves a very unfortunate urine odor,  my household furnishings take quite a beating.  Since between them they only weight about 25 pounds, I can't even imagine what it's like to have a big dog running the house - or two, or even three like some folks I know.

At this point, I'm trying to decide whether to call the carpet cleaners or just have it all ripped off the floor and go au natural, with the addition of some beautiful Turkish rugs.

But you know what?  It's such a nice day, I think I'll just go hang around outside and worry about it tomorrow.

How about you?  What are your biggest spring cleaning challenges?