The Secret To Reduced Stress – Spring Cleaning and Organization

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The Secret To Reduced Stress – Spring Cleaning and Organization

Spring Cleaning

How many years have you started spring cleaning only to be discouraged by the sheer amount of stuff or distracted by the beautiful weather the change of season brings? Would you like to complete spring cleaning this year, before summer and avoid the stress? Then it is time to tackle those big, deep organizing projects such as the basement, garage, and maybe some closets, drawers, or cabinets.

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If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times. The trick to cleaning/organization is taking it one step, one project at a time. Whether you start with the basement or garage, begin in one corner and work your way around the room. It is also important that you are in the right frame of mind to let go of items that are no longer useful to you. Do not focus on how useful an item used to be. Take stock of how useful it is to you now!!  Stencil

Let go of the items you honestly will never use again by asking yourself the following tough questions: when did I last use this? When do I think I will use it again? Do I like this? If you catch yourself answering maybe to most of these questions, you might want to organize with a friend, family member, or professional organizer who will keep you focused and help you decide “yes” or “no”.

The next step is to remove all of the items you have decided to get rid of. Either donate or trash them right away. Do not allow them to lay around because you or another family member may be tempted to put some of the items back into your space. That is a definite no, no!Spring Cleaning

If you have made it to this point, the hardest part of the job is done and it is time to have some fun. I find the organization and decorating part of the process relaxing. You can now release all of the stress of getting started. Getting started and purging all of the “stuff” is the most difficult and stressful part of the process.  Now let’s have some fun.

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Now is the time to take stock of your storage space and storage vessels. Take measurements of your space and the items you want to store, and go shopping(the fun part) for storage solutions. It is okay to shop your home before spending any money. As a matter of fact, it is suggested. Remember our objective is to complete each project for as little money as possible. We design/redesign/DIY/organize/upcycle/decorate and even shop on a budget. That’s what we do here. 😉

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If it is difficult to figure out which organizing product works best in your situation, ask the person at the store, do some research on the web, or consult a professional organizer.

Now, what about those closets, drawers, and cabinets? Once you sort and purge what does not belong, you will probably be amazed at how much space you have. If you need some tips on how to best organize what remains, flip through a magazine, sketch a diagram of the space, enlist a professional organizer, read my blog or view my YouTube channel, etc.  No matter what you decide to organize, remember to:

ask for help

make it fun

reward yourself

maintain the organization

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If you do not know where to start, do yourself a favor and schedule a free consultation or request to join my new FaceBook group where we can share photos, ideas and help each other through the weeds of organization. I created the page as a safe place to just that without criticism but with lots of understanding and help. In the long run, you will save time and money and be more relaxed. Sometimes you need another perspective, someone to keep you focused, or a little bit of expertise or most important, a lot of encouragement.

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So what do you say? Would you like to have all of your spring cleaning and organization complete before the lazy days of summer or before your kids are out of school for the summer? Or before your summer vacation? If the answer is yes…let’s get started today. Tell me how I can help.

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15 thoughts on “The Secret To Reduced Stress – Spring Cleaning and Organization

  1. I’ve been working hard all winter cleaning and re-organizing. More work to do today! Soon I will be finished so I can get outside and garden.

  2. Great info Clearissa. Pinned and shared.

  3. Thank you Carol. I appreciate it.

  4. That’s my goal as well Amy. To get my inside projects done so I can enjoy my summer. Thanks for stopping in.

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  6. I haven’t done spring cleaning but I need to do it right away. My kitchen will be number one!

  7. I did a little spring cleaning already. I’m looking into what I have that I can repurpose too as I don’t want to just buy new stuff to replace old stuff if I don’t have to. Thanks for the tips. I get side tracked a lot when I’m cleaning too.

  8. Great info. We can all do with less stress. Great co-hosting with you this week.

  9. Thank you Pamela. Great co-hosting with you as well.

  10. Hi Alice. I love to upcycle and/or repurpose. It not only saves us money and saves the planet, but it also gives a sense of accomplishment. Good luck with your repurposing and spring cleaning. 🙂

  11. Good idea Indah. You will want that out of the way before summer hits and all you’ll want to do is hang out at the pool or something that is not cleaning related. 🙂

  12. It is stressful for sure…especially when you have a hubby who tends to be a hoarder and likes to collect antiques 🙁

  13. Collecting antiques must be fun, but like everything else, you can have too much, I guess. Perhaps an antique shop would make him happy. 🙂 Thank you for stopping by.

  14. Thanks for the great tips, Clearissa! Im anxious to get some spring cleaning done so I can get started on my summers crafting! Its great co-hosting with you at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty 36 Sharing!

  15. Thank you for stopping by Sylvia. I enjoy co-hosting with you as well.

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