What’s the difference between a deep spring clean when you get right into the corners (the nitty gritty) and a tick box superficial clean? Well a lot really. The superficial clean doesn’t want the hassle of finding the unexpected and happy to sweep the dust under the carpets.
The superficial clean doesn’t want to find the inconvenient or irksome. Or to get its hands dirty. It just wants the job over and done with so it can return to normal life with a somewhat cleaner conscience. Boxes ticked. Smoothed over
I know this because I am not a natural cleaner. On a day to day basis. But every now and then I just want to get stuck in, really reach the back of the cupboards or under the bed, in the darkest corners where the deepest problems lie.
So why am I rambling about Spring cleaning? Because (only today) it occurred to me that when I set out to live on net carbon zero for a year, I was doing a very deep clean. The Mother of all Spring cleans. To get down to the nitty gritty of living within planetary boundaries