Picture this: the sun is peeking through the windows, the AC is keeping the temperature just right, and it’s a picture perfect beach day. You have no cares in the world, because your house is sparkling clean and you took the time to organize your mental chaos along with your ever-growing to-do list this past spring. You’re feeling re-invigorated, organized and ready to have the best summer of your life.
This could be you if you set aside a weekend or a couple of days throughout the next two months to spring clean and tidy up all the open tabs in your brain!
Today, we’re sharing our favorite tips to tackle the annual spring cleaning sprint as well as the mental load that comes with it. We hope you find this blog encourages you to set aside some time to prepare yourself for the best summer yet.
The best place to start is the windows. Clean them, open them and let the sunshine and the cool spring breeze reinvigorate you! The fresh air will motivate you when the cleaning seems too daunting to conquer.
Grab a pen and a piece of paper and start prioritizing. Spring cleaning looks different to everyone. What tasks would make you feel as though you conquered the world? Jot them down and put the simplest, quickest ones first. We all know crossing things off a to-do list is the best feeling ever, so let’s start small.
Next, you’ll want to put on your favorite podcast or Spotify’s Spring Cleaning Playlist.
We recommend starting inside and working your way outdoors, but you can do whatever feels best.
Efficiency is what gives us motivation to keep going. Think about the tasks on your list that can happen simultaneously. Get the laundry going and replace your flannel sheets with your lighter spring and summer linens, and get the decorative dishes that have been collecting dust for just slightly too long in the dishwasher. Now we can move on to cleaning appliances, and before you know it – 3 birds, 1 stone.
One thing about us, we are list-makers. Writing everything out helps you understand all that needs to happen, and makes prioritizing that much easier.
Make a list of every doctor’s appointment, errand, task (we know you’re due for an oil change), and bill that needs to paid. Bonus points if you grab a calendar for this.
Next you’ll want to add dates. If you have a planner, use this time to add everything to the appropriate week. Schedule anything that needs scheduling.
Now comes the fun part. We’ve already gotten the “have-to’s” out of the way, so we get to move on to the “want-to’s.” What do you want to do this month? Where do you want to focus your energy? What do you want to improve or build upon from last month? Start outlining everything you want to happen for you this spring!
We spoke too soon. This is actually the fun part. Take everything you wrote about and create a vision board. You can do this digitally using a service like Canva or The Landing, or the old fashioned way with a piece of card stock and magazine clippings. Both work!
Lastly, keep your vision board somewhere you can see it every day. This could be the background on your phone, iPad or computer, or you could hang it next to your mirror or on your office bulletin. Visualizing your goals and deepest wishes only helps you bring them to life!
We hope our tips for spring cleaning your home and your mind come in handy this season! It can be a daunting challenge seeing all that lies ahead, but getting it on paper and making it an enjoyable process is what counts.
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