When I was a child, we would take mattresses and bed frames, rugs and other bits of furniture out to "sun" in the fresh air. I was able to do this with my area rugs and big sofa pillows this summer. We beat them and scrubbed them with a cloth dampened with rubbing alcohol. It was so fun at day's end to bring them back inside and know they were clean and fresh. And then there is the stash of stuff to recycle or pass along to the next needy person.
I think there are times in life that we need Spring cleaning on the inside of ourselves! Sometimes it is helpful taking inventory of hang ups and attitudes or small grievances, take them out and be done with them. It gives me a new perspective, a fresh energy to pursue the next task ahead. When you think about it, life is too short to have issues bogging us down and holding us back.
Have fun cleaning...enjoying life.