- Start by defining a plan. Create some direction. Our dogs always start with the kennel in the living room before moving on to the bedroom. We do the same. Tackle one room at a time and list out the order. Prefer tasks? That fine. Start with all windows and make washing walls next. The choice is yours, but you just need a plan.
- Decide on a purpose. Are you cleaning for the sake of cleaning or is there a larger goal behind the plan? Maybe it's a good time to clean out that storage space over the garage to create a personal space for writing.
- As part of your plan, dedicate specific time to the tasks. Does 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm each night work for your calendar? How about telling yourself three hours every Sunday is dedicated to your spring cleaning tasks for the next four weeks? You can make it happen by dedicating specific time to the task.
We can always tell when spring is upon us. For no apparent reason, our dogs start pulling all their blankets out of their kennels. In the middle of the day, one will jump off the couch, dive into the kennel, and next thing we know, there's a pile of blankets in the middle of the room. I figure it's either boredom or even dogs know the value of spring cleaning.
Have you started a spring cleaning ritual yet? If not, time to get started. We may moan and groan about cleaning out closets and washing windows, but in all honesty, spring cleaning is a great opportunity for growth. An opportunity to simplify, eliminate some clutter, reorganize and get back on track with your goals. The dust and cobwebs that have built up in our homes over a long, cold winter, also have a tendency to build up in our souls. It's time to clean up. Create some energy. Stimulate your creativity. Need a little motivation to start? Here's three steps:
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