I remember in the US they have the activity called spring cleaning which is the general cleaning of the home before summer. In our tropical country there is no schedule of general cleaning so it is up to the family to clean their home. Part of the cleaning is the disposal of non important items that only clog the stock room or the attic. Old curtains can also be sold or donated which means you have to buy a new curtain set. General cleaning includes the fumigation to kill the bacteria that inhabited the nook and crannies of the home.