By Rachel Revill of PerfecTiming Concierge
Eliminating stuff is not as easy as it looks. Taking on the task of organizing and de-cluttering can be daunting and exhausting work. The big spring event – Spring Cleaning may look something like this. There’s getting rid of clothes you no longer wear, reorganizing your closets and pantries, cleaning dust off the fans and out of the vents, brightening up your space and even refreshing the paint on your walls!
Guess what? Getting organized and de-cluttering is about making hard decisions to let stuff/things go. It’s a rollercoaster of emotions, thoughts and memories that can be overwhelming. However, it doesn’t have to be a dreadful event. It’s time to hit the ole’ dusty trail and bring your family out of hibernation.
Check out a few tips to a successful spring de-clutter and renewal that will ultimately help you save time and exhilarate your senses.
1. You don’t have to do it all in one day
. Taking time to decide what to keep and what to throw out or donate can be empowering! The ultimate tiebreaker in this game? If you haven’t used it in the last six months, donate it so someone else can enjoy it.
2. The big “O
.” Organizing can be done in just a few simple steps. Rather than trying to tackle your whole house in one day, spend a few hours, two or three on one project or space until you complete it. Don’t bite off more than you can chew.
3. The boutique critique
. Clothing stores are always on top of moving old inventory. Try hanging your clothes with the hooks away from you in your closet. Whenever you wear something, return the hanger to sit the opposite way. If it isn’t turned around in six months, get rid of it.
4. Spring in to the mood
. New season means new colors! Spruce up your rooms with bright curtains or pillows and set out some patterned or jazzy looking plates for the dining room table.
5. Carpet fresh.
A good spring clean isn’t worthwhile if you’re looking at the same carpet that’s changed colors at least two times since last year. A deep carpet cleaning will help remove odors and freshen up your rooms.
6. Let there be light
! Let that spring brightness in with freshly cleaned windows. Use a safe and toxic-free window cleaner to clean off dirt and built up grim. Open your windows, listen for nature’s beautiful rhythmic sounds and let the fresh air flow inside!
Release the clutter; it’s about your space properly working for you.
Remember, Rome wasn’t built in one day!
Here’s to creating more memories because you have Time!