As one of my friends says, “May is the new December.”
Just when you thought life couldn’t get any busier, it does, especially if you have kids in school. Everything happens at once: end of the year concerts and performances, spring sports, conferences, awards ceremonies.
And somewhere amidst this whirl you try to fit in yard work, gardening and spring cleaning.
Not that I want to add one more thing to your list, but skiers and snowboarders do have one more thing to do, come spring.
And that my friends, is cleaning and storing their gear.
Making It Easy
Over the past five years, I’ve written a lot about waxing skis and washing clothes. So here’s a quick list of posts you may find helpful.
And if you have questions or suggestions to make spring cleaning easier, please share them in the comments.
- Spring Cleaning, Ski Style, May 26, 2014.
- Spring Cleaning: Store Your Skis, Poles and More, April 26, 2013.
- Wax Your Skis for Proper Summer Storage, April 15, 2013.
- Tune Your Own Skis, January 6, 2014.
- Should You Tune Your Own Skis, November 17, 2011.
- Waxing While the Summer Wanes, August 26, 2010.
Hang Up the Skis, Dust Off the Bikes
With the skis put away, here’s a good one (a guest post from Jen Charrette of Pedal Adventures) on getting bikes ready for spring and summer.
And finally, if perhaps you don’t really want to spring clean (truly, who does?) or you just need some inspiration, I offer this poem (okay, so I’m 2 months behind…but really March? That’s still ski season!).
Spring Cleaning by Susan Reiner
March bustles in on windy feet
And sweeps my doorstep and my street.
She washes and cleans with pounding rains,
Scrubbing the earth of winter stains.
She shakes the grime from carpet green
Till naught but fresh new blades are seen.
Then, house in order, all neat as a pin,
She ushers gentle springtime in.
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