Spring has Sprung
We’ve all heard the term “spring cleaning,” right? Why clean in the spring time? Why not fall cleaning? There are probably many reasons, but the one that stands out to me most is the energy shift that comes when winter turns to spring.
Although we may not fully hibernate in the winter, we do tend to have lower energy as fewer daylight hours trigger a higher release of melatonin in our brains. Come spring, when the days become longer, you may notice you feel more energized. This is because UV rays release endorphins — our “feel-good” hormones. This period of increased vitality is a great time to clear the energy of your home — starting with organizing and cleaning out your closet. This year, we started with our closets because that tends to be the space the racks up the most clutter. But organizing and cleaning is contagious. Once the closet was clean and organized, it encouraged me to tackle other parts of the house, including the dreaded “junk drawer.” When you clear out the old and cluttered, you make room for the new and neat, leading to reduced stress and better focus. Tip: Putting the clothes in garbage bags and storing them somewhere else doesn’t count as decluttering! Take your items and sell them, donate, thrift them — whatever you have to do to make sure they’re removed entirely from the house.
The hardest part is getting started. Put some good music on, pour yourself a glass of wine, and let the endorphins do the rest of the work.
Local Donation Centers:
https://satruck.org (They will even send a truck to pick up any large items that you cant haul yourself)
Local Consignment (Sell you clothes for some extra cash)