Friday 23 February 2018

Getting Ready for Spring*

Spring is just around the corner and for most of us this is a time of hope and optimism… a time to look forward to warmer days and shorter nights… yet, it’s also a time that many of us utilise to reinvigorate our homes, wardrobes and gardens with a good old fashioned spring clean!

This article offers a four-step process of going about a spring clean in order to help you create a more harmonious home environment for you and your family.

There’s a popular saying that states a “tidy house tidy mind”, which is equally true in reverse; in that a cluttered house can contribute to a cluttered mind.  In fact, there have been a number of sociological and psychological studies that link the two.  If you are always searching through clutter to find your car keys, or frantically searching through drawers prior to going on holiday in a desperate attempt to find your passport - then you could certainly benefit from this advice.

This all important step of decluttering naturally leads onto the next phase of ‘getting organised’... as decluttering your home is a natural precursor to getting organised; for how can you get organised when there is clutter everywhere?

Most people need some form of order in their life in order to feel calm, centered, grounded and balanced.  This sense of emotional stability is closely linked to the feeling of stability and order you feel within your home life.  Now that you’ve decluttered your home, you need to get organised, which sounds like a drag but the time investment will pay off as it will make your life a lot easier in the long run.  Don’t forget to go through your wardrobe and put winter items such as coats in proper storage so they are ready to use again in the winter.

Whether it’s removing the internal clutter from your house or removing garden waste it can take a amount of time and effort if you do it yourself.  However, there is a surprising amount of money to be made for people willing to clear other people’s junk; and although junk removal prices vary hugely based on the area in which you live, there’s a strong chance it will be quite high; a better option might be to hire a skip, or a a van for the day, that can be used to cart rubbish to the tip.

The act of cleaning your home isn’t a purely physical experience; it has clear practical benefits but there are significant emotional benefits to cleaning too.  It can be cathartic to go through your home and clean every corner of it, whether that is pulling cobwebs down from the ceiling, hoovering each room, or deep cleaning the mildew that has grown around the bathtub.  The process of cleaning your physical home gives you an opportunity to cleanse the energy and emotion stored within your home, and can be a very soothing experience.

Whilst cleaning can be a bit of a drag, if you have a good playlist to clean to, it makes the process a lot more fun and engaging.

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  1. I have been doing this since the beginning of the year its so therapeutic xx

    1. I've been doing this with my sister in the attic for the last month, and now onto my bedroom! Feels so good to clear things out :) xx

  2. I'm deffo in need of a spring clean! I've already been throwing a few things here and there.

    Corinne x

    1. I'm doing some more of mine today so when it comes to spring, I won't have as much rubbish! xx

  3. Great tips for preparing for Spring! There's something so therapeutic about having a big spring clean. I'm moving apartments this month so I need to have a big clear-out. Nikki x

    1. Oooh, best of luck with the move Nikki! I need to get some cleaning done soon, but maybe wait until it's warmer! xx


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