decluttering tips

It's Time for a Spring Clean Up!

Photo by  Jennifer Burk  on  Unsplash

Photo by Jennifer Burk on Unsplash

I left the house without a coat today and I felt naked! Spring is one of my favorite times of year (right behind Fall) because we have birds chirping again, flowers springing and the smell of a fresh mown lawn. I like Spring as well because it is a time of rebirth and renewal. So, grab some of that spring energy and bring it into your home. I'm diving into this even deeper on the podcast. If you are on iTunes take a listen and make sure you subscribe to receive new podcasts when they go live.

One part of Spring is definitely spring cleaning! Except, I'm going to scale it back a bit. I think spring cleaning is so overwhelming because they idea of cleaning out the whole house and tackling all the dust bunnies is just too much. Instead what I suggest is you pick a room to focus on. One that maybe has been neglected. I recently went through and thoroughly cleaned my kitchen. It took a little bit longer then I thought, but that was because I tackled it in 20 minute increments. I don't have a day to devote to cleaning the kitchen and so I broke it down to small tasks over time. Now the kitchen is clean and it has been styled. I enjoy spending time in there and cooking. One of the biggest changes I made was to take down the heavy curtain and hang a sheer curtain to let in the light. I did end up putting up some glazed plastic because there is a lot of neighbor traffic and I wanted some privacy. But now there is so much more light! 

That leads me to my next bit of spring cleaning. Swap out some of your heavier decor items for something brighter and lighter. It doesn't have to be throughout the whole house, but pick a room and lighten it up for spring. Swap out one of your living room pillows for a bright geometric or floral pattern. You don't have to go crazy and redo the whole room, but give it a refresh. It may make you fall in love with your home again. 


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