Spring has sprung! And with the changes in seasons, comes all kinds of fun things. The flowers will be blooming. We’ll be packing away the winter woolies and bringing out the bathing suits. But first there’s a little piece of business we all have to take care of, if we truly want a breath of fresh air - spring cleaning.
The most common usage of spring cleaning refers to the yearly act of cleaning a house from top to bottom which would take place in the first warm days of the year typically in Spring, hence the name.
It has been suggested that the origins of spring cleaning date back to the Iranian Norouz, the Persian New Year, which falls on the first day of spring. Iranians continue the practice of "khooneh tekouni" which literally means "shaking the house" just before the New Year. Everything in the house is thoroughly cleaned, from the curtains to the furniture. A similar tradition is the Scottish "New Year's cleaning" on Hogmanay (December 31), a practice now also widespread in Ireland, New Zealand, and to North America.
More products available in store
What better to help you keep the shimmer on your silver, your glass looking spotless and your wood looking brand new. Here at Greene& Greene we carry a full range of Antiquax, Hagerty's, Connoisseurs and Gilly Stephenson's waxes, polishes and cleaners for furniture, silver and jewellery, even old fashioned yellow dusters! We have more products in store and look forward to seeing you soon.
Spring has sprung and it’s time to clean top to bottom. Come and visit us at Greene & Greene Antiques, Woollahra.