Spring Cleaning 101

The time of year has come. A little delayed for some. But either way, this season calls for one of my very favorite things to do…PURGE! Whether old objects that are collecting dust, clothing that you KNOW don’t fit anymore, shoes that are beginning to have an unwanted conversation, and items you’ve been holding on to that would actually be put to use in the possession of someone else — spring cleaning is a wonderful thing!

You can choose to look at it as, “out with the old, in with the new.” But I prefer to look at it as, “poof, be gone!” Clutter is something I despise, so if I see things beginning to pile up on my desk, in the closet, in organizer bins, even in our favorite junk drawer, I feel the urge to start sorting through specific areas one-by-one and then deciding what can be thrown away or what can be merged into another area. A little advice, don’t try to attempt to clean everything in one day, especially if you have a larger space to worry about. Sometimes when you get started, it is hard to stop. However, if you assign different areas for different days, it won’t seem as overwhelming and you’ll have the energy to be even more productive.

I tend to have purges of my own every two to three months. Since my last move, there have been bins in my closet and under my desk that I haven’t opened for over five years! It was a little overwhelming at first, but once I mustered up the energy to get started, I was able to sort through tons of things and even reminisce on things that I completely forget I had.

Here are a few things to take into consideration when beginning a massive purge of your own: Continue reading