Spring cleaning week at Dos

Good day!

This is the last week of April and winter is officially over.

I wanted to celebrate this by giving the old term “Spring Cleaning” a revival in my own home.

We are not everyday cleaners. I have tried the “let´s pick up after ourselves-” thing many times, but we always fail at it. I have started to accept that this is just the way we are. We do let the piles get a little bit to big, but we try to tidy up a bit every Sunday, to get a fresh start on the new week.

So the old fashioned way of giving the home a good old spring cleaning really appeals to me. Twice a year my mother does that in her home. Once just before Christmas and once in spring. No area is left untouched. Everything gets wiped, dusted, washed or vacuumed. She learned this from her parents and this week I wanted to talk about that and other cleaning things here at Dos. I am not a cleaning expert in any way but I hope you will find these posts inspiring.

If you have any good tips on cleaning, please don´t be shy, let us know!

Here are a few messy views from my home:


Pantry. I am sure there are some expired dates in here.


Ojojoj. This cabinet hold all the “we don´t know where to put this-stuff”. Like mail, bills, some broken toys, something borrowed, something new, something old and something blue. I think you get my drift.


I really need to get this in order.


Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.

•lotta på solrum|fnurr•
April 26, 2010 at 14:21

det är inte många som kan få stökighet att se så snygg ut. det är alltid något!

April 26, 2010 at 14:31

just like mine :D

Emma Angel
April 26, 2010 at 14:39

Love your post! It really made me smile, your cupboards look so much like mine!
Its good to see that I am not the only one. I blame it on being creative.

Jenny at dos: haha yeah that must be it! We are way to creative at this house to have time for cleaning.

April 26, 2010 at 16:24

We had this discussion of cleaning help over lunch at work today. Everybody had one. Everybody said that it was “only because I’ve got twins and we got help when I had a really bad back”. Now… what does that make me, who has a first appointment with a cleaner next week, but no kids, no really bad back. Just plain lazy, I guess :-)

Jenny: Having a cleaner would be sooo nice. I would love to have one. Good luck with it Heike! Even though you home was very clean when I visited.

mette/ungt blod
April 26, 2010 at 16:32

i love cleaning up a cabinet like that!

Jenny: You are welcome at any time Mette!

April 27, 2010 at 06:30

Så uppfriskande!

August 7, 2010 at 09:01

Hi Do’s Family! I have just discovered your amazing blog! Its so refreshing to find like minded people.

I just have a quick question, your “Pink Pantry” is it a metal cupboard? As I have one which is extremly ugly and would love to know if yours used to be ugly and if you painted it?



Jenny At Dosfamily: Hey Jo! Thank you! yes it is metal, it was really ugly when I bought it. I had my dad paint it for me. (He paints cars) I love it.