Hi guys! Spring is finally here – which means so is spring cleaning. Now, I don’t know about you, but every year I give myself the same speech, “This is the year. I’m actually gonna do it this time, and I’m going to keep my room organized from now on.”
We’ve all been there, said that, but how many of us actually stick to our mental plans? Telling yourself that you’re going to do something doesn’t actually do anything – it’s usually just a mantra we tell ourselves to make ourselves believe what we want to believe. Anyway, most people don’t follow through with their spring cleaning plans. It looks so cleansing and freeing, glamorous even, to be able to say, “Yep, I did it. I cleaned up my life, went through my stuff and cleaned up my house, etc.” Really, the freeing feeling comes from you taking the initiative to follow through with your spring cleaning plans.
Trust me, I do this every year. My parents have wanted me to get going on my room clean-out for years. I have way too much stuff in my bedroom, and I just need to throw things away.
This year is different, though. Because I’m actually starting to follow through. Yesterday, I started with my desk. It was overflowing with old papers and things I didn’t need anymore, so I went through my stuff and threw some things away. After that, I tidied up the surface and arranged a few things on my desk: a picture frame, a notepad, my laptop. It was nice to step back after I was done and check it off my list.
I figured out that the best thing to do is take your project in steps. Start with one corner of your room, then move to a different one. For example, start with your bookshelf. Go through the titles you have and decide which ones you still want and the ones you don’t really need anymore. Donate the books you don’t need anymore and keep the ones you do. See? That’s your bookshelf done. Move to your dresser, your desk, whatever. Do one area a day until you’re all finished.
My project today is clearing off my dresser and going through items that are on it. After that, I’ll re-organize the things I’m keeping, and I’m done for the day.
Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be viewed as this massive, impossible task. Just pick an area of your room, put on some music, and focus. You’ll be done in no time!
That’s all for today! Let me know how your spring cleaning goes and how this method worked for you by writing to me in the comments. I’d love to read about your experiences! Good luck, and I’ll talk to you tomorrow!