Getting Organized for the Season
Last week’s warmer weather was a bit tease for spring and it got me thinking about where to start. This weekend, spring officially arrives and it’s the perfect opportunity to start cleaning and thinking of ways to organize your home.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be looking at areas that can feel overwhelming and I'll be offering some quick, easy, and most of all, manageable ideas to set yourself up for success. But, for today, let’s talk about the first steps to getting organized for spring:
Walk around (inside and out!)
I know, I know, you know your house like the back of your hand. But, there’s a difference between living in your space and walking around mindfully and (actually) taking notes on areas that might need special attention. You’ll be thankful for this step when it comes time to come up with a plan.
Find the essentials
Before you dig into spring organizing (and cleaning), make sure you have the supplies you need and that they are readily available. Start identifying things you might need as the weather continues to warm up: think bins/bags for recycling (as you sort) and trash, cleaning products, and other storage solutions.
Dare to imagine
There’s something about the fresh air that inspires me to dream about ways I could refresh my space inside and out. Maybe it’s a new plant or throw cushion, or maybe this is the year the deck will get redone. Either way, now’s a good time to start contemplating - think about the possibilities, envision it, and go for it.
Start the swap
If your space allows it, start bringing out your early spring jackets, boots, and clothes. The grime of winter salt and snow can set in to your clothes so a day at the spa (a.ka. the laundry or dry cleaner) for them is due!
We often start feeling cabin fever around now and after the year we’ve had, our cabin fever feels stronger than ever. With COVID-19 changing our landscape, the idea of being able to get back outside (safely of course) opens up more possibilities. The mundane activities we’ve put off for months don’t seem so bad when you can open up the windows, blast some music, and get it done!
This kind of thing can be a family affair, in fact, I encourage it! Grab the kids and/or your partner and come up with a game plan. Creating habits is far easier to do and maintain if you can get everyone on board. Besides, by having them involved, they will feel a sense of contribution and hopefully that will encourage them to keep up the good work.
Of course, if you’d like to chat about ways we can make the seasonal swap easier, never hesitate to drop us a line here, via email, or on one of our social networks.