How to Embrace Spring Cleaning


PERSONALLY I’M A FALL GIRL THROUGH AND THROUGH, BUT THERE IS ONE THING I LOOK FORWARD TO DURING THE SPRING AND THAT IS…SPRING CLEANING! MY HONEST SUGGESTION IS TO DO A PURGE/DEEP CLEAN AT THE CHANGE OF EVERY SEASON, BUT THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT SPRING THAT JUST GETS EVERYONE IN THE MOOD TO GET MORE ORGANIZED.


FOR THOSE OF YOUR WHO THINK I’M A CRAZY PERSON FOR LIKING TO CLEAN AND ORGANIZE, I WANT TO SHARE SOME TIPS THAT I HAVE LEARNED THAT MAY BOOST YOUR MOOD TO EMBRACE THE SPRING CLEAN.


Play the music!


THIS IS A TOTAL MUST AND INSTANT MOOD BOOSTER. WHETHER YOU HAVE A SPEAKER SYSTEM IN YOUR HOME, A SMART HOME DEVICE, PORTABLE SPEAKER, OR HEADPHONES, GET YOUR FAVORITE UPBEAT MUSIC GOING AND IT WILL FEEL LIKE A PARTY.


Invest in Storage Containers that make you smile.

WE HAVE ALL HEARD THAT HAVING A CUTE GYM OUTFIT MAKES US A LIL MORE EXCITED FOR OR WORKOUTS…WELL APPLY THAT LOGIC TO ORGANIZATION. NOW WHEN WE SAY INVEST, IT DOESN'T NEED TO BE A BIG FINANCIAL INVESTMENT. INSTEAD THINK OF THE VALUE THAT STORAGE SYSTEM WILL BRING TO YOUR LIFE AND HOW YOU CAN FUNCTION BETTER IF THAT STORAGE SYSTEM IS IMPLEMENTED IN YOUR HOME. IT CAN BE AS SIMPLE AS THESE CUTE COLOR COORDINATING BINS FROM TARGET, OR MAY IT IS TIME TO CHECK INTO THAT CUSTOM CLOSET SYSTEM.


Blow out the candles and get to cleaning.

THIS MAY BE A WEIRD OCD THING OF MINE, BUT I REFUSE TO LIGHT A CANDLE UNTIL THE DAY AFTER I CLEAN. I AM A CANDLE LOVER WITH THE REST OF YOU, BUT I DO THINK THEY HAVE THEIR TIME AND PLACE. IN MY OPINION THEIR IS NOTHING BETTER THAN THE SCENT OF A FRESH AND CLEAN HOUSE. PROLONG THAT VIBE WITH OPEN WINDOWS AND NO BURNING WAX.

Opt for Natural Cleaners


MOST SURFACES IN YOUR HOME ARE APPROPRIATE TO BE CLEANED WITH A NATURAL BASED PRODUCT. WE LOVE THE SCENT THAT NATURAL PRODUCTS BRING WITHOUT ALL THE HARSH CHEMICALS. NOW I AM A BIT OLD SCHOOL IN THAT I DO FEEL BETTER INSIDE WHEN I USE AN ANTI-BACTERIAL SOLUTION ON MY BATHROOM SURFACES…I THINK BLEACH IS BETTER THAN EUCALYPTUS IN THAT CIRCUMSTANCE. OF COURSE WE LOVE THE MRS. MEYERS COLLECTION, BUT THERE ARE ALSO SO MANY OPTIONS AT ALL STORES IT SEEMS LIKE THESE DAYS.


Purge

IVE SAID IT BEFORE AND ILL SAY IT AGAIN. PURGE FOR PETES SAKE! IT IS BEYOND FASCINATING HOW MUCH STUFF WE ACCUMULATE OVER TIME. WITH FULL LIVES WE DONT ALWAYS GET THE CHANCE TO EVALUATE OUR SURROUNDINGS AND EVALUATE IF WE REALLY DO NEED THE PAPER MENUS FROM THE LOCAL PIZZA PALORS AND CHINESE SPOTS. LETS BE HONEST, YOU PROBABLY ORDER ONLINE NOW…RECYCLE THOSE MENUS PLEEEAASSSEE! OK HOPEFULLY YOU DID THAT 5 YEARS AGO BUT YOU GET THE POINT, WE ALL HAVE THE EQUIVALENT OF THE PAPER PIZZA MENUS. SOME ITEMS THAT WERE DIFFICULT TO PART WITH LAST SPRING MAY BE EASY THIS SPRING. IT IS IMPORTANT TO CHECK IN WITH YOURSELF AND THE ITEMS IN YOUR HOME A FEW TIMES A YEAR.

Replace or fix broken items


AW YES, WE ALL HAVE THOSE TEDIOUS LITTLE THINGS AROUND OUR HOMES THAT ARE CHIPPED, CRACKED, OLD, BROKEN, ETC. THIS ALSO GOES FOR ANY DEAD/STRUGGLING PLANTS YOU HAVE IN YOUR HOME. DEAD PLANTS DONT HAVE A GOOD VIBE AND CAN BRING DOWN YOUR SPACE AND ULTIMATELY YOUR MOOD. SPRING IS THE PERFECT TIME TO REPLACE THOSE WILTED SUCCULENTS WITH SOME FRESH ONES OR EVEN SOME FAUX ONES, NO ONE IS JUDGING. WHETHER YOU HAVE A CHIPPED OUTLET SWITCH, OR A LITTLE DRYWALL HOLE, SCHEDULE SOME TIME THIS SPRING TO TACKLE THOSE LITTLE FIXES. YOU WILL BE AMAZED AT HOW GOOD IT FEELS TO TAKE CARE OF THAT STUFF.

Treat Yourself


OK EVERYONES FAVORITE STEP! SPRING CLEANING WOULDN'T BE COMPLETE WITHOUT A LITTLE REFRESH. TACKLE THAT ONE LITTLE AREA THAT HAS BEEN ON YOUR LIST. FOR EXAMPLE I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR NEW BEDSIDE LAMPS IN OUR PERSONAL HOME…AND THIS SPRING THAT PROJECT IS GETTING DONE! MAYBE SOMETHING CATCHS YOUR EYE, MAYBE ITS A ITEM YOU HAVE BEEN SAVING FOR…EITHER WAY GO AHEAD AND TREAT YOURSELF!