I now have a whole new perspective on my life, my work, and how I present that work to the world. It has also inspired me to do a spring-cleaning. The more clutter we remove, the more health and prosperity we let in and this whole experience is one I'm grateful for.
Yes, we'll be forgetting the basement again this year. Instead, next we'll turn to closets and clothing. This year, I swear, I will be ruthless, even though that may mean getting rid of the leather cowboy vest I bought for $40 in Colorado in 1973.
I clean when I'm angry. I clean when I'm anxious. I clean when I'm upset with the kids, my husband, or the fact that I missed the start of Nordstrom's half-yearly sale and the dress I wanted is sold out in my size. I clean a lot, but it isn't until I do what is typically called 'spring cleaning' that I start to feel better.
Why do some people hold onto things when others can't seem to let go fast enough?
Having been cooped up indoors for so many months, is it any wonder that we're itching to get outside? But while we may be gung-ho about getting lawn work and gardening done, there are a few things that need to be kept in mind, in order to keep the family safe.
When the warm weather arrives, every homeowner has an inventory of outside chores: cutting the lawn, weeding the garden, washing windows and cleaning the eaves are at the top of every list, including mine. Here are some quick tips and items to make your gardening easier.
Housework rarely ranks highly on the top ten list of things folks like to do. Spring cleaning, however, is often greeted -- at least in theory -- with some enthusiasm, if only because it means the end of another long, dark winter.
Changes in season are beautiful markers of time and, perhaps even more beautiful, opportunities to take stock and evaluate. And while this can certainly be applied to the "big picture" life stuff, it can also apply to the more practical.
It might seem obvious that improving your finances includes saving for retirement, but it's important to think of your financial plan in a broader way. It's also about putting protections in place.
When you're spring cleaning this season, here's something new to try: Every time you come across something you want to pitch or give away, ask yourself if that item can be used in a different way.
Many businesses face transitions, and sometimes it is hard to embody change. But as with everything else in life, change happens constantly, and when we embrace it we end up realizing that it is likely for the better. Sometimes a good spring cleaning to get rid of the old and make space for the new is just what a company needs.
Your springtime instincts are telling you it's time to do some spring cleaning for the soul. Perhaps you want to lose weight, or get outdoors more, or make some new friends. Whatever your goal, here are seven ways to replenish your soul and start off on a new path to health and happiness.
Spring is finally here -- and with it comes the annual desire to clear clutter and start the season with a clean slate. Spring cleaning is a tedious but necessary task that can often be a budgetary burden if not managed thoughtfully.
Winter is finally over and at long last spring is here! What better way to celebrate the change in seasons than by spring cleaning our lives, not just our closets. We can use this time to make over our meal plans, dust out our thought patterns, and shed new light on our routines.
Now is the perfect time to effect domestic change, to dust away those wintery cobwebs and embrace a temperate future. If you're apprehensive, worry not; we've compiled, for your mop-manipulating and brush-brandishing consideration, a seasonal countdown that will help scale the most daunting task mountain.
When you get to cleaning out your closet this spring, don't let your bag of unneeded clothes wind up in the trash can. Fact is, your clothes are needed by someone out there, and getting them to their second life might be easier than you expect.