Spring Cleaning

Taking the opportunity to declutter and tidy up can be a great way to reduce stress! Clutter can cause stress by overwhelming your brain with more information than you’re equipped to handle, distract you and interfere with your productivity and focus, reduce your ability to relax, and interfere with creativity. Now that spring is officially here, you may be interested in getting organized. Here are some simple strategies you can use to get started with your spring cleaning!

 

Start going through your things and divide them into 3 piles

Keep, Donate and Trash. Anything you’ll need, keep it. Anything you don’t need, but it is still useable and in good condition, donate. Anything unwanted and unusable should go into the trash. Not sure what pile something should go in? Ask yourself these three questions:

 

  1. Do you love it?
  2. Do you use it?
  3. Could someone else use it?

 

Enlist help

If the space you need to de-clutter is a place you share with others, be sure to ask for their help! Not only can you complete the work in less time, but it can be more enjoyable.

 

Put things back where they belong
This step is one that many people overlook, but it is so simple and saves you time in the future. Get in the habit of putting things back where they belong as soon as you’re finished with them.

 

Designate appropriate spaces for items

For example, don’t let magazines pile up on the couch or counter; purchase a magazine rack to hold them. Don’t just toss shoes in a corner of the room; get a shoe rack, or small shelves, so you can organize them better.

 

Create a grab-and-go space

Near your door, install a shelf with hooks, place a small basket or bin on a table, or utilize a kitchen drawer for items you may need when leaving the house. This should be a space you can designate for items such as keys, sunglasses, gloves and other small items that can easily be grabbed on your way out the door.

 

Decluttering your home is not as difficult as you may think. Get started today!

 

 


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