One of the most powerful parts of social media are the connections we make! I asked my social media peeps what helps them get started on their spring organizing and cleaning.
As soon as the trees begin to bloom, I know that it’s spring cleaning season. Life is easier when my home is clean and organized, so it motivates me to get everything back in order as the season change. To get started, I begin at the front door and work my way through the house counter clockwise so I am sure to get the main living space of my home clean and organized first.
I try my hardest to maintain a clean and organized home throughout the year using the one in, one out rule. By maintaining some sort of order in my home throughout the year, life is easier for my family and me.
I work in the MathShack, an 8×8 outdoor office. It’s packed with math books, manipulatives, education catalogs, office equipment and of course the random toy Delorean.
I’m usually motivated to clean by a new piece of equipment (“Where will THAT fit?!”) or a new function. When I started tutoring, I needed space for another human!
To clean, I put a folding table outside the MathShack on a warm day. Then I drag everything out and go through it. When I put the “keep” stuff back in, I rearrange it so it really feels like there’s a new start.
I start spring organizing and cleaning in March. I am motivated by the change in weather. When it starts to get warmer, I feel the urge to do a major cleaning. I get started by going through everything I want to donate. I then go through my house, room by room, and make a big pile of things we no longer need or wear. Once I’ve cleared out all of that stuff, I start organizing and cleaning.
I get my daughter involved by making spring cleaning fun. I do this by turning on upbeat music. For us, it is always some sort of Disney or kid-friendly song list. We have so much fun getting our house ready for spring.
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Spring organizing starts when the trees start to bloom. It reminds me that there’s lots to do inside and outside.
I like a team approach so I enlist my family in working in one space at a time. It’s not hard because I work in one room and finish up, then move to the next.
Of course all year long I work on decluttering too! I have a bag I drop donations into and take them off to local charities weekly.
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When will you start your spring organizing and cleaning?