Take Away Most of Your Chachka’s, Trinkets, Doodad’s.
We have a lot of knick-knack “stuff” that can invade our spaces. Say you find (or are given) a nice ornament. Let’s say it’s a cat since I tend to have those. You love it and put it on your shelf, and that’s where it stays, for YEARS. In the same place.
You can be so used to just seeing it there that it doesn’t even occur to you that you can move it, remove it (store it for a bit and then take it out again to enjoy), or donate/gift it to someone else.
When I did a major clean last year, I took a bunch of little ornaments that I was done with and gave them to my neighbour’s granddaughters. They loved them and were instant new toys.
It can be so refreshing to see your shelves/walls almost empty. Just a few cherished things that you can now see better. And as an added bonus it’s easier to clean without so many little trinkets around.
This year I took everything off my fridge except my calendar and 6 fridge magnets, three of trees of life and three little ladybugs. I loved it. It looked so uncluttered, different and fresh.
Give it a try. You never know how much lighter you feel.
For Me Spring Cleaning:
⇒ Clears my mind clutter (and the literal clutter around my house)
⇒ Reduces my stress because I’m more efficient
⇒ Helps me move my body more (aka exercise) because I know where my workout gear is and have made a spot to work out.
⇒ Brings joy to my soul because I’m saving time, have cleared the mental and physical clutter, and am so happy to see everything so organized.
Do you spring clean? What does it do for your mind, body and soul?