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In Victorian times the month of May was set aside for the spring cleaning. After living in a house that is nearly 200 years old and having burned wood for heat all winter long I actually can appreciate why this was so important. My house has 4 fireplaces and tho they do not currently work I understand with our furnace just the kind of ashy, sooty mess this can produce throughout the winter. May was usually set aside so the carpets could be taken up and beaten outside. March and April could still be quite wet or cold so thus they waited till May to start the vigorous work in deep cleaning. Here is an article on how to do spring cleaning according to one source in 1872. If you read the article you will notice just how much went into a spring cleaning. Down to re-papering & painting walls and such. Perhaps that's why there as just so many layers of wallpaper on a lot of the old walls.

So for this blog train I chose to do the renewal theme in a little more literal manner. I have already had a chance to spring clean my home so I really appreciated this theme. There really is a sense of a renewal in coming out from winter and getting the house thoroughly clean from top to bottom! I was even able to repaint a room that needed it and the space is so much more refreshing to be in now! Happy Spring to you all!

You can download my contribution in zip form by clicking on the image or the link HERE. As always I hope you enjoy!