Spring Cleaning Tips
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Although we’re knee deep in winter, I think it’s never too early to start spring cleaning, especially after all the excess of the Holidays. Below are some spring cleaning tips to get you ahead of the game.
First, I would be remissed if I didn’t start by encouraging you to spring clean your pantry. If you’re Holidays were anything like mine, you have more sweets and things to make homemade sweets in your pantry than you know what to do with. Continue to gift them so that they aren’t available for temptation later and replace them with deliciously sweet fruits and other real food substitutes.
It’s no secret that I’m trying to move from processed foods to real food/clean eating, but the Holidays were tough. Thankfully there’s always tomorrow, so I’ve forgiven myself for veering off my healthy track and have gotten back on the train. Now to just get my fridge and pantry back in order.
The other thing I highly encourage you to do is to clean out your closets and other general clutter you have around the house. I personally always have a bag in my closet, ready to receive any clothing item that doesn’t fit, looks worn or is just plain out of style. The bonus of course is that you make room for more new clothes.
Once I’ve accumulated a few bags, that means I need to make a trip to my local donation station. This impending trip spurs me on to find other things around the house that I may also need to purge. I try to visit at least one other room in the house and look around for things I haven’t used in the last three months and/or simply look dated. I add that to my pile and off I go. Donating the items does wonders for my mental health because any time I give, a sense of gratitude rushes over me knowing that I have the means and ability to do so. Plus you can always right off your donations at tax time, which is a wonderful added bonus.
The beauty of all of this is that you can also get your family on board to do the same. My BF (boyfriend) generally handles the spring cleaning of our garage and our yard. After much prompting he does a great job, but unfortunately for me my laundry area is also located in the garage and he doesn’t always do a great job at getting that area as tidy as I’d like. It’s because of this that I’m grateful to be able to share this great article on spring cleaning your laundry room, with him and you, to clearly understand what it’s all about. Check it out and let me know what you think.
What spring cleaning tips do you have?