Set Yourself up for Success in the Spring

Susan Brennan

Thanks to our guest blogger Susan Brennan for sharing ideas for spring organizing success!

Spring is just around the corner, and it’s so easy to dread the idea of “Spring cleaning!” Thankfully, I’ve got some tricks to get you looking forward to clearing out the clutter in time for Spring. Set yourself up for success this spring with spring organizing.


The biggest thing to focus on is WHY are you going to invest time in Spring cleaning? This answer is going to be different for everyone. Perhaps you’re preparing for an extended vacation and you want to come home to clutter-free home. Or, maybe you’re starting a new job and you want to feel on top of it when you start. Maybe you’re getting ready to start a big project at home and you want less stuff to be in the way. Whatever your reason, keep that as your focus and take small steps to achieve it.


My suggestions are simple:

1)       Start with one small space at a time, instead of getting overwhelmed with the idea of tackling everything at once.

2)      Celebrate each success you have along the way!

3)      Continue focusing on your WHY so you’re motivated to keep going!

4)      Make sure to define what it looks like when you’re “done” with this project (i.e. Will you be “done” when all of your papers are filed? Will you be “done” when you can finally see the floor of your closet?) – Make it concrete and measurable! Put a deadline on it so you finish!


As you move forward with your project(s), make sure to ask for help when needed, and tell people your goals so they can help keep you accountable. I’d love to hear from you about what your projects are and how you’re planning to keep yourself motivated!


Susan Brennan is an organizing enthusiast and artist. When she’s not working on her businesses, she can often be found reading a great book at a local coffee shop, or snuggling with her creatures (two cats and a dog). You can learn more about her and how she helps people bring calm to their chaos, by visiting her website at


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