Many people cringe at the thought of spring cleaning—but you don’t have to! This time of year gives you the perfect opportunity to declutter, organize, and breathe new life into your home. Instead of dreading it, see it as a challenge that’s well worth the results. Your house is your space. It’s where you relax, spend quality time with your family and friends, cook, entertain, and live. You should be proud of it. Out with the old, in with the new!
Declutter & Organize
Did you know that a disorganized, cluttered living space can actually cause a great deal of psychological stress? When you’re constantly face to face with a variety of chores and small jobs you need to take care of, the stress can add up until you feel generally unhappy with your surroundings. You might not even notice it right away! Take the time to get rid of clothes you haven’t worn in months, toss or sell everyday items around the house that you never use, organize your kitchen cabinets and closets, and dust your living room and office! The rule is if you haven’t worn or used something in a year, it’s probably best to get rid of it unless you genuinely have a good reason to keep it. You could also donate items you rarely use, or clothes that no longer fit, to homeless shelters in the area. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to help someone in need just because it’s easier to throw it away!
Little Things Matter
You may feel tied up with larger projects when it comes to spring cleaning, but don’t forget the small things—they add up! Clean your doormats, microwave, refrigerator, oven, and drains. Tidy up your purse, makeup brushes, floors, baseboards, and countertops. Light some candles, dust, and open up the windows for a bit. You’ll be amazed by how different the air feels in your home after you’ve practically recreated your space from top to bottom.
Spring is for new beginnings, and spring cleaning is something you can choose to look forward to rather than dread. It’ll take some work, but your home will feel brand new after some decluttering, cleaning, and organizing. If you decide to replace any old furniture, don’t forget to shop Cleo’s! After all of the hard work, you definitely deserve it.