Spring cleaning is the ultimate act of renewal and clutter removal, which sets a positive tone for you and your family for the year ahead, its a time to enjoy and be present in the now and too let go of the old and bring in the new. I always start my spring cleaning every March 1st as I feel spring comes fast in a few weeks. Better to start now, then later.
• Schedule cleaning tasks onto a calendar, creating a written commitment.
• Spread out your spring cleaning over several weeks – a single weekend is never enough.
• Include preparation time when planning larger tasks, such as painting.
• Schedule together activities that allow multi-tasking (e.g. doing laundry while cleaning blinds)
• Save valuable cleaning time by planning certain activities that should precede others, like dusting before vacuuming
• Discuss expectations with your family helpers (e.g. “garage cleaned so cars can park inside”); it will improve your results
• Write down your activities in a plan that can be a blueprint for next year
• Better yet, start a spring cleaning notebook or binder where you can keep ideas, coupons, and schedules
• Avoid the temptation to wander into doing new unplanned tasks
• Keep a notebook on-hand, and write down and schedule new task ideas for another time
Remember not to get scared of dusting or cleaning out your closet, bedroom, den or whatever you like to clean out. It’s about being present today and staying in your now, it feels good to clean up the old and it feels even better to bring in the new. Its all about the energy and spring time. Its all new,new, new.
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