Have you ever stopped to wonder why your mother and grandmother always pestered you about wasting a whole weekend to clean your already clean house? Well, spring cleaning isn’t just something your family does or even your neighbors. Spring cleaning has been going on for thousands of years in many different cultures. So let’s take a moment to explore where else spring cleaning is done.
The Jews, the Iranians, and the Chinese
The custom of “Passover” is a festival celebrated by Jewish communities to commemorate the liberation of the Israelites from the Egyptians. This celebration lasts for eight days in the early spring. In preparation for this festival, Jewish households will clean their homes from top to bottom in order to get rid of all leavened bread. Having leavened bread in the home is considered an affront to the culture and could even be considered an insult to God. So the people of the home clean it from top to bottom to avoid this insult. The Iranian ritual of “khaneh takani,” translated into “shaking the house,” is actually the two weeks preceding “Now Rouz”, the new year. During khaneh takani, the Iranians clean the entire house including rugs, drapes, knick-knacks, floors, and ceilings. New clothes are also worn and fresh flowers are brought inside to renew the home’s vibrancy. Once the house is shaken out, the new year can arrive. The Chinese also clean their homes in anticipation of the New Year, which is celebrated in Late-January or February. They clean their homes to remove bad luck and misfortune from the old year and to welcome good fortune into the home for the new year.
Our Spring Cleaning
While we may not be worried about offending any deities or shooing out bad luck, our spring cleaning rituals are just as important to us. But who wants to waste an entire weekend scouring their home with a mop and bucket. Let Ivete’s Cleaning Service handle your spring cleaning. Our spring cleaning services include cleaning your:
- Appliances, cabinets, and showers
- Blinds, curtains, and window coverings
- Behind furniture
- Underneath beds
- Tile and flooring
Spring Cleaning with Ivete’s Cleaning Service!
Ivete’s Cleaning Service has been consistently providing the comforts that go along with a clean home and office for 27 years. Our goal is absolute satisfaction, and we strive to provide excellent service to each and every one of our customers. Our cleaning plans are customized to your needs. We also offer Spring Cleaning and Kitchen Appliance cleaning for your convenience during the busy months ahead. To schedule your cleaning consultation, or ask questions about our services, please call 301-518-7172 or request a free estimate online. Be sure to visit our Specials page for special offers on both residential and commercial cleaning services!