Are you a whizz with the duster or a whizz kid who doesn’t care to clean at all? Find out if your zodiac sign puts the spring in spring cleaning, and which don’t know where to find the cleaning products in the first place.
Aries (March 20th - April 19th)
Cleaning irritates you, but you attack it with verve like most other tasks you have to do. Fast and furious, you’ll sweep through the house in record time, making full use of any volunteers who come your way. After all, they live there too, right? You certainly won’t clean the whole house alone – and why should you?
Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)
A big fan of the cleaning rota, you’re organized and thorough when it comes to spring cleaning. You’ve worked out a room by room plan, assembled all of the tools and products required, and allocated plenty of time. You can’t be comfy in a dirty house, so you’ll get lots of satisfaction when the job’s done.
Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)
Gemini thinks spring cleaning is a great idea. In theory. In practice, there are far too many distractions involved, and you’ll struggle to do a thorough clean. Your intentions are good, but half way through you’ll discover some old magazines and sit down for a read. Your best chance of success is to tag team it with your best friend.
Cancer (June 21st - July 21st)
House proud Cancer doesn’t need to spring clean – your home is immaculately cared for at all times, no matter what the season. Your loft, cellar or basement, however, although very clean, could really do with a sort out. You’ve accumulated a life time of “stuff” – if you don’t trim it down a little, you’re in danger of being swamped.
Leo (July 22nd - August 21st)
Leo will lavish attention on the areas of the house that other people see – must keep up appearances, after all. Your living room and dining room will be cleaned to perfection. Behind the scenes, however, you’re really not that bothered about mess or chaos. You know where everything is, and nobody’s died of dirt, so what’s the point?
Virgo (August 22nd - September 21st)
Cleanliness really, really matters to Virgo, so of all the signs, you’ll throw yourself into spring cleaning with the most enthusiasm. Note the word cleaning, however. Not the same thing as tidying. So long as the house is sanitary, you don’t mind messy – in fact, you don’t like minimalist ultra tidy homes and opt for homely charm instead.
Libra (September 22nd - October 22nd)
Spring cleaning? What spring cleaning? Isn’t that what cleaning ladies are for? If Libra can afford it, someone else will be doing the work. If not, you’ll reluctantly get your hands dirty for the light chores, but will have to rely on a partner or less delicate friend for the mucky stuff. And you have no idea how the place got so dirty!
Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)
Deep is Scorpio’s specialty, and that includes deep cleaning. Exceptionally thorough, you’ll gut one room at a time until you could eat your dinner off the floor. Unfortunately, this is a very long process, and as such most of the rooms only get done once every six years or so. Still, it’s the thought that counts.
Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 20th)
Spring, summer, winter or fall, Sagittarius doesn’t really have time for cleaning, and nor do you honestly want to find time, either. You take a robust approach to your home. A quick sweep through here and there and a flick of the duster, and then you’ll just open the windows and let the spring air take care of the rest.
Capricorn (December 21st - January 18th)
Spring cleaning is a military operation in the Capricorn home, and the troops will be given their orders to muck in or else. Even the smallest of your kids will have a job to do, and you emphasize the family taking joint pride in where they live. It’s an efficient and effective approach, and you win the zodiac spring cleaning challenge!
Aquarius (January 19th - February 17th)
Aquarius approaches spring cleaning as an intellectual challenge, and you’ll spend a lot of time working out equations about how fast you can do each room and which gadget full of wizardry technology you can buy to help you do it. You’ll spend considerably less time on the actual cleaning. And it shows. Not that you care.
Pisces (February 18th - March 19th)
By the time spring arrives, Pisces has worked into a depressive state over how filthy the house is, and no longer has the energy to do anything much about it. Fortified by a glass or three of something, you’ll waft around doing a bit here and there, before giving in entirely and calling out a cleaning firm to take away the stress.