Yesterday, I swept up most of the dirt and sand that had accumulated in the garage. I probably could have filled a gallon milk jug with all that sand and dirt!! While I was in the garage, I pulled the floor mats out of my van to get rid of the sand in there. Then it seemed a vacuum of the inside floor of the van was needed too. So I vacuumed the van. And then I vacuumed the rug we have in our garage and the sand on the steps leading up into the house. ( I told you one thing led to another!)
After all the vacuuming I was going to put the floor mats back in the van. But they were still a bit sandy. Shaking wasn't enough. So I got out the garden hose and sprayed them down. I then laid them to dry in the sun on the porch. This is when I noticed the leftover ice melt/salt and dirt on the porch. I got out my broom again and swept the porch! Eventually, my floor mats were dry and put back in the van.
Later this spring when it gets even warmer, I plan to do a deeper cleaning of my van. This will include wiping down the interior console and windows. And probably vacuum again. It's really only a once or twice a year task for us. And completely worth the little amount of time it takes. I will probably do more cleaning in the garage on another warm spring day. It's not too cluttered, although I do have a stash of things that can go. I just need to sweep and hose out the garage floor really good, in addition to getting some cobwebs off the ceiling.
I think I was outside for at least an hour, but it was so glorious! Completely worth doing work while I enjoyed it. We are expecting some more warmer weather here this week, so I expect I will find more outdoor type tasks to do. One of them is an indoor/outdoor task of painting the inside door jamb of our front door. It is still bare wood. The best part is I already have the paint! Maybe I will end up using some of it up, so I'm leaving fewer containers for the buyers.
Do you have tasks you like to do outside (or inside) in the spring?