So, here we are: part two of the Spring Cleaning edit. It’s now officially spring, so put away your layers and shave those bodies! After all, a clean-shaven body equals a clear mind, right? But, this isn’t just about that, it’s about clearing the remainder of your life as well.
The best tip I can give you is to make sure everything has a home (this has really changed my own habits). Also, if you make time to clean (or organize) everyday for just five minutes, those piles of random objects in the corners of your room will gradually disappear. When everything has a specific place it belongs, this organizing process becomes a lot less time consuming. Start with the floors and upper spaces, then wipe down surfaces and make disinfectant wipes your new BFF. Make your bed each day (this really helps in making a room feel put together at all times), and keep two hampers: one for dirty clothes, and one for things you’re just too lazy to put away. Get around to putting everything away every few days to avoid the ever-famous “chair mountain”.
The second tip I have for you is to have absolutely no mercy when decluttering. If you don’t use it, you don’t need it- unless there’s some sentimental value. That’s that.
Some other areas of your life which I’m sure could use some buffing. Don’t forget…
1. Your phone. Take a couple minutes each month to delete apps you don’t use, contacts you no longer like (i.e. the guys labelled “Don’t Reply”), and create more storage space. Don’t forget to change your background and re-organize apps for a fresh look.
2. Your purse/bag. If you’re anything like me, the bottom of your bag (this goes for guys too) is filled with receipts and food crumbs; and the struggle is real when you’re addicted to chocolate. I like to use smaller pouches (i.e. cosmetics/first-aid, change, stationery) to keep everything in its place.
3. Your schedule. If you know me, you know my agenda is basically another limb. Some can get away with using an electronic calendar, but I prefer a tangible planner. I also use mine to make to do Lists, write down goals and small reminders.
Now, with these fews tips at your disposal you can get back to whatever you were binge-watching! Less time cleaning means more time spent elsewhere. Go outside and enjoy summer vacay!
By: Sasha Downie-Ross & Stephanie Pereira