How to Prepare My House for CNY? Like all religions and beliefs, New Year is the heralding of new hopes, aspirations, and expectations. In the same way, it is quite natural that the Chinese people celebrate the Chinese New Year with fervor and enjoyment.
It heralds the beginning of the New Year and it is often referred to as the Spring Festival. In other words, it could indicate the end of the winter season and the beginning of the summer season.
Spring is usually associated with color because the trees start growing leaves again and new plants also start growing. The trees also start flowering and the wild animals hibernating in their hiding places during the winter move out and start their activities with renewed vigor. In other words, New Year in China is all about happiness, hope, and progress.
Chinese New Year is celebrated quite elaborately and it runs for 16 days. This year the Chinese New Year is on February 12, 2021. It is therefore just a few days away. The dates are not the same and vary each year.
The exact date of the beginning of the Chinese New Year is based on the Chinese almanac and Chinese calendar. As mentioned above, since the New Year is celebrated to herald the arrival of spring, quite a few activities take place.
Spring cleaning is one of the most common things that happen. This day is used to clean the homes, offices, farming places, industries, and other such places. Old and unwanted things are removed. There is a belief behind this.
It is about discarding old and unwanted things from our life and making sure that the New Year starts on a clean and new note. Therefore it is common to look for some useful and intelligent spring cleaning tips on this auspicious day.
In the good old days, cleaning used to be a good way of families getting together and lending their energy and time. Each member of the family, including young children used to be a part of such spring cleaning activity and therefore it was a good family event.
However, things have changed over the past few decades as all countries including China have moved more towards a commercial way of life. Husbands and wives have become bread earners for the families and students are busy building their foundations so that they can start their careers on the right note.
Hence, it would be a good idea to have a look at some common tips that could help in preparing our homes the right way and make cleaning professional, thorough, efficient, cost effective and at the same also ensuring that the rituals and age-old practices are followed.
Cleaning could be boring and monotonous. However, you will not find it that way if you are able to start off the whole thing with a positive mindset. While hiring a professional to do the cleaning job is not a bad idea, many people still continue to make it a family affair.
The objective of such cleaning should be understood and this will create that much-needed positive impact.
Cleaning a home is not easy and therefore it cannot be completed in a day. You must therefore have a cleaning schedule. Scheduling will help all family members to their jobs at the right pace and avoid stress and boredom.
However, make sure that the cleaning of the home begins on the first day of the Chinese New Year because of the auspicious reasons associated with it.
Cleaning requires having the right tools. Therefore, get started early in the day. Do not start looking for the spring cleaning tools at the eleventh hour. This will lead to confusion and the pleasure and excitement of spring cleaning during the first day of the Chinese New Year may get lost.
Cleaning certainly will mean soiling your hands and also it could lead to dust and other types of pollution. Ensure that you are dressed adequately with the right outfits.
You also will be able to protect your body from the grime and pollution and rather concentrate on the cleaning jobs. Here also, make sure that you start the whole process of having the outfits ready early in the day.
We are sure that the Chinese New Year is a time for enjoyment, positivity, and new thinking. All these begin by cleaning our homes because it could have a positive subconscious impact on our minds too.