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Spring is right around the corner and that means that spring cleaning will soon be happening in houses across the country!
I don’t know about you, but having the windows open with the fresh spring air blowing through the house makes everything feel fresh and new.
THE BEST REASONS TO SPRING CLEAN
As we leave winter behind and become energized to take on a new year, many of us feel the need to give our home a fresh start, too.
Cleaning and decluttering is a natural part of that process.
Before you start throwing out stuff and taking on the monumental task of spring cleaning, let’s make sure you understand what your spring cleaning efforts will entail and what you hope to accomplish.
A CLEAN START TO A NEW YEAR
By the time spring rolls around, most of us are well into the new year but our homes may be hanging on to last year’s accumulation of stuff as well as dust and dirt.
With the dead of winter behind us and new life springing up outside and all around, spring is the perfect time to get rid of what is no longer beneficial to you or your lifestyle.
Whether it’s toys, clothes, household items, dusty floors, and dirty windows, taking the time to clear out the old, musty and dirty will give you a chance to breathe new life into your current surroundings and habitat.
DEEP CLEAN FOR A RENEWED ENERGY
Spring cleaning is more than just surface cleaning and tidying up; it’s a deep dive into all the hidden dirt and clutter that’s been allowed to accumulate throughout the year.
Everyone can benefit from getting rid of stagnant energy in the form of stuff as well as mental accumulation of needless items.
Our homes tend to hold old to our lives through tangible things, so throwing out the old and thoroughly cleaning from top to bottom is a healthy way to regenerate our lives as well as our living space.
PUTTING THINGS IN ORDER
As our lives get busy we often unintentionally clutter up our homes in an effort to stay on schedule.
By spring cleaning, we give ourselves a chance to restore order to our homes and lives.
Finding ways to organize as we’re cleaning gives us a sense of control so that our lives and homes will operate more efficiently going forward.
Implementing lists or new ways of doing things will help us feel orderly and free of the chaos of a cluttered home.
REFOCUS YOUR ATTENTION
With your home in order, your mind can refocus on other things that may have taken a backseat to your home life.
You may find yourself indulging in your hobbies more, or spending unencumbered quality time with family members, or moving ahead more easily in your career.
Without the subconscious mental stress of a cluttered and dirty home, your mind is free to explore other avenues of interest.
Putting one area of your life – your home – in order by doing a thorough spring cleaning can have a ripple effect on other parts of your life.
Use this spring cleaning momentum to help you in those areas, too.
Take a mental inventory of what other areas of your life that you can declutter and clean going forward in this new year.
Learn to embrace this process as a part of living and become excited at the prospect of change for the better.
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