It’s that time of year again—when we quickly swap Christmas for Chinese New Year decor. As you prepare for Spring Cleaning, you start thinking about what your cleaning style says about you as a person. Are you a list-maker? A spazz? Or do you keep everything organized and neat? If you don’t know what your Chinese Zodiac Sign says about your personality yet, or if you’re not sure what to do with all of this information, worry not! Let our Chinese Zodiac cleanliness guide help you out.
1. Rat – The Most Resourceful Sign
Years: 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020, 2032
Rats have no issues keeping their homes clean! Why? They’re always looking for ways to improve and are easily able to see things through a different perspective. Keep your spring cleaning fresh and exciting by trying out new cleaning products, methods, or recipes. Rats will never run out of great ideas because they’re always looking at their current situation with a critical eye - everything can be better, right?
2. Ox – The Most Determined Sign
Years: 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021, 2033
You are no slacker. You set a goal and stick to it until its completion. And when it comes to cleaning, nothing gets in your way! Well, almost nothing. You're a little bit of a perfectionist and that can make things take longer than necessary (that closet just HAS to be organized).
However, once everything is cleaned to your liking, you can relax knowing that it was done right—and there’s no one better at taking care of those hard-to-reach places like ceiling fans or light fixtures than you! Don’t forget to treat yourself once you have done all the hard work!
3. Tiger – The Competitive Sign
Years: 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022, 2034
It is your year! You live for a challenge and truly shine when you’re given an opportunity to compete. You can be incredibly productive during spring cleaning—you enjoy completing tasks that fall within your skill set and even seek out projects that push you outside of your comfort zone.
Even if they prove challenging at first, over time, these hard-to-do jobs become easier for you! This year, you can stay organized by using removable stickers to label everything!
4. Rabbit – The Responsible Sign
Years: 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023, 2035
You take on many roles and are a highly competent multi-tasker. You tend to be a perfectionist, with high standards and often feel stressed if you don’t have enough time or resources to complete all of your tasks. You can be a little hard on yourself if you find that you do not live up to your own expectations, but you usually bounce back easily!
When it comes to spring cleaning though, leave enough time for yourself so that you don’t work too hard. Give yourself frequent breaks during which you can de-stress by soaking in a warm bath with relaxing oils like lavender or eucalyptus. Arrange your day so that it is less stressful.
5. Dragon – The Most Enthusiastic Sign
Years: 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024, 2036
Dragons will get right to it. There’s no time for anything else! A home should be clean, comfortable and airy—and when it comes to cleaning, there’s no need to overcomplicate things.
Dragon energy will be directed at creating an efficient and organized cleaning plan so you can have more time for relaxation. Since a messy room is distracting, simply make sure all of your belongings are in place before you start. Once you have a system, stick with it. As long as everything is under control, there’s nothing standing in your way!
6. Snake – The Idealist
Years: 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025, 2037
You're a dreamer, an optimist and an idealist. You're happiest when you feel on top of things and your home is no exception. You aren't afraid to take risks, but you do need structure. The best thing for you is to find a space with lots of storage where you can tuck things away as soon as they've been used so they don't get in your way—but still have them at hand should you need them again.
Having everything tucked away neatly makes it easier for you to keep your home neat and orderly; in fact, cleanliness is one of your greatest loves!
7. Horse – The Most Energetic Sign
Years: 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026, 2038
When spring arrives, there’s no better time to put your energy to work cleaning up. But if you’re a Horse, it will be hard for you to keep yourself from running off and exploring; most Horses crave spontaneity. Still, with a little planning, you can turn your spring cleaning into an adventure.
Try taking on a section of your home each day as an individual project—you might start with a closet or dresser drawers on Monday, move onto bathroom surfaces on Tuesday, and so forth. If that doesn’t help enough (and for some Horses it won’t), try making it a game by inviting friends or relatives over!
8. Goat – The Most Calm Sign
Years: 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027, 2039
You’re a cautious person by nature, which means you tend to stay away from anything that will lead to unnecessary stress or unneeded hassle. Because of your go with the flow attitude, your spring cleaning practice is simple and relaxed – it fits you perfectly!
So don’t change a thing when it comes to your style! Just keep on doing what makes you happy.
9. Monkey – The Smartest Sign
Years: 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028, 2040
You’re meticulous and hyper organized, but can get a little frustrated if others are not up to your standards. You know everything has its place. This might lead you to resent other people who don’t have their act together!
Try planning a day off each week where no one can bother you. Or enjoy a nice bath with some relaxing music. Once you feel more relaxed, you’ll be able to better balance orderliness with fun.
10. Rooster – The Most Hardworking Sign
Years: 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029, 2041
The Rooster is someone who will get down to business at a moment's notice, especially if you need them to clean up a messy room. The Rooster gets an adrenaline rush from organizing and cleaning; it makes them feel alive.
They love when everything has its place and are known for keeping their homes in immaculate condition. You don’t mess with a Rooster while they’re cleaning! If you see them getting crazy while they clean their space, they could get aggressive over their possessions. Don’t take any chances because Roosters are known for having quick tempers!
11. Dog – The Honest Sign
Years: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030, 2042
Dog people will appreciate a minimal, clutter-free space. A clean home is more than just a physical space; it’s a mental blank slate where they can focus on their work or hobbies without distraction. Dog people crave simplicity, even if they aren’t always naturally inclined to achieve it.
If clutter bugs you (like it does me!), give yourself permission to purge when spring cleaning. Every year in early spring I dig through closets and drawers looking for anything that doesn’t bring me joy or spark my imagination—it’s a great way to declutter with intention!
12. Pig – The Most Diligent Sign
Years: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031, 2043
A Pig's spring cleaning style reflects their hardworking nature and natural ability to excel at anything they take on. Their attention to detail is what helps them accomplish so much while also keeping their house in order. Pigs love to be home and comfortable.
This might not seem like a sign that would care much about a clean home, but they actually do - because it makes them feel happy and productive when their home is in order! Their sign goes hand-in-hand with a relaxing spa day where they have time to take care of themselves!
Before you get to it, here are the auspicious days to do your spring cleaning:
- 17th January 2022 (Monday)
- 20th January 2022 (Thursday)
- 25th January 2022 (Tuesday)
- 28th January 2022 (Friday)
- 29th January 2022 (Saturday)
All of us have our favorite zodiac sign and we hope that there’s a bit of truth in all those horoscopes. But there’s also no denying that each zodiac sign is different and has its own challenges in life. Whatever sign you may be, make sure that you can clean up before everyone sees it!
Check out this article for everything you need to know about spring cleaning:
Everything You Need To Know About Spring Cleaning
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