Are You Spring Cleaning Yet?

March 25, 2018

Here are some tips to make it easier to not only get started, but to keep going, celebrating your accomplishments while you work.  You'll be amazed at how much better you feel when you open that closet, or walk into that room you've been avoiding.

  • Make a list of small tasks that need to be done.  As you complete each small task, check it off your list.  
  • Think about your most productive time of day.  For some of us, it is first thing in the morning, but for others, it is late morning, early afternoon, or evening.  Utilize that time so that you are at your most productive.
  • Get some fresh air into your space by opening a door or window to outside.  If it’s not practical because you have allergies (ah-choo!) or it’s too hot or cold outside, at least give yourself a bit of air by opening a window 10 minutes before you begin.
 
 

 
 
  • Make sure the area you’re working has good lighting so you can easily see what you’re doing.

 
 
  • Wear a bright color: fushia, red, orange, yellow, or bright pink infuse a person with more energy.  Wear something short-sleeved so your sleeves don’t get dirty or get in the way.

 
 
  • Start small: One drawer, or one cupboard rather than the whole garage or the whole office!  When you are done, check your time and see what’s remaining to do.  Do you have time for another?

 
  • Clean as you go, so have your rags, cleaning products, vacuum, and such close by so you can easily grab it when you need it.
 

 
  • Get a garbage bag ready for trash and another for a charity that takes gently-used items, whether it’s products from the bath, clothes you no longer wear, etc.

 
 
  • Put on some up-beat music- something that makes you feel like dancing!
 
 
  •  Get a giant bottle of water to re-hydrate yourself. 
  •  As you work, take everything out of a drawer or cabinet and clean the space.  Then assign each item to go back into the original space, go into a different appropriate space, the garbage or donation bag.
  • Sit down for 10 minutes when you’re feeling tired.  Drink some water.
  • Eat some protein and a piece of fruit if you need energy.

This child knows how to dial 911 for his exhausted parent!
 
  •  When you’re done with your small task, ask yourself if you feel better for accomplishing this task.  Are you ready for more? 
 
 

 

In conclusion

Credit must go to Karen Kingston, author of Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui for some of these ideas.  If you want more info on her, just input her name into your internet search engine- she’s well-represented on the internet.
What questions or comments do you have related to this?  We’d love to receive your photos of your organized drawer, closet, or a purged desk that you completed.   Check out this website at http://TransformationsforInteriors.com if you need help with your space.  We always make time for our readers.
 
 

Back to blog