It is finally Spring and if you’re like us, some spaces in your home could use to be decluttered. If you’re even more like us, sorting through any hodgepodge or disheveled area is beyond off-putting and time-consuming.
Let us let you in on a little secret: Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be overwhelming and stressful.
What does it mean to declutter? Minimalize. This means, things get put back where they belong, extra or unnecessary things get donated, given away, or even thrown out or recycled. Trust us, your mind will declutter, too!
The best way we know to spring clean without pulling out our hair is to do it steadily; slowly even.
Pick ONE space a day, not even a whole room, and start there. It could be a junk drawer in the kitchen, the trunk of your car, your pantry, a cabinet, spice rack or hall closet. Once you decide, tackle it and step away. The next day, pick another! The point is to not overwhelm yourself. Afterall, you have a full season left to finish.
So start and be thorough, and if you finish one little space and decide you want to organize another couple small spots, go for it! No one is stopping you! But don’t overdo it and stress yourself out.
If you are going through a space and find items you have duplicates of, like kitchen gadgets, consider if you really need to keep more than one.
Not every place you reorganize has to be a physical space. Go through your personal email accounts and delete old junk mail. Clear your phone of needless voicemails, photos and text messages and, dare we say, phone numbers of people you haven’t spoken to in years.
One little drawer, bag, corner, area, etc, at a time and before you know it, your home, car, garage and mind will be spic and span and clear of the chaos.