City Lifestyle

Want to start a publication?

Learn More
Featured Image

Featured Article

Spring Cleaning


Article by Lynsey Martini

Photography by Stock Images

Growing up we always cleaned on the weekends. It was our chore that my mom made sure we did before we went anywhere. As a kid, I would gripe about it (teenage years were the worst) but as an adult, I see why she had us do it the way she did. Weekdays are really busy, and it's hard to find time to really deep clean. We would spot clean here and there, but to truly deep clean is hard when you are running all over the place. Enter: Spring cleaning.

To me, there is just something so wonderful about opening the windows and really giving your home the cleaning it needs after a long winter. Admittedly, I don't love to clean, so I take it one room at a time because it does feel really good to start the week fresh. My favorite room to start with is the kitchen. Having a fresh, clean kitchen to start the week makes it feel more inviting to come home and fix dinner or to just gather around and talk about the day.

Working from home has made me realize the beauty of having a clean workspace. Full disclosure: I love to make a mess, especially when creating a mood board or baking, however, having a clean workspace at the end of the day makes getting my morning started that much easier.

  • dd5c8eba-a07d-40e3-81b0-6cb688f3c7b9-1
  • c1828f7d-6e12-4b51-b216-16d9ba4df40b-1

While cleaning feels a lot like a chore, I love to blast my favorite song and dance around while I clean. It makes it fun, and it takes me less time to do it than if I work with no added fun. Life is too short; blast your favorite song and clean—and get the kids involved. Making it feel like a dance party is a great way to get them involved as well.

  • 4e53bb61-b426-4fb2-865a-add4de6e661a-1