Spring is the time of year for starting fresh. You start seeing new leaves on the trees and flowers sprouting, as Mother Nature cleans up the winter mess. Remember those piles and projects you’ve been putting off all winter? You know, those ones that you’ll get to once Spring comes. Well, tomorrow is the first day of Spring, at precisely 9:21 P.M. EDT in fact. I don’t know if Spring is in the air where you are, it certainly isn’t here in Reno, but it’s about that this time of year when a fresh start is needed in your own life.
Having trouble deciding where to start? Here are 7 messy places that could probably use some Springtime lovin’:
1) The car
If you live in a place where it snows, you probably have a nice dingy coating of road sand both inside and out.
2) The garage
Do you still have boxes of holiday decorations that haven’t been put back in the rafters? It’s time to clear a path so you get to your garden tools or bicycle without loosing a limb.
3) The bathroom cabinet
The bathroom cabinet becomes the storage place for all extra toiletries. If you have multiple, half-used shampoos or lotions under there, combine them into one bottle and throw the rest away.
4) The closet
It’s time to make room for the summer clothes! Sort through clothes and shoes, and bag up at least one bag to donate. While your at it, it’s a good time to organize too!
5) The office
Once you’ve tackled the desk and filed/recycled/shredded the piles of paper, it’s a good opportunity to dust as well. This includes the electronics and behind the desk; that’s where the dust bunnies live.
6) The yard
If the weather is nice, it’s about time to start preparing for garden season. Trim the dead branches from bushes and trees, and rake the leaves from the lawn and planter beds. It’s time to get ready for the new growth.
7) The pantry
Sort and organize food so it’s easy to find. Check expiration dates, and make a point to either use or discard food that has been in there for awhile.
Where are your problem areas? I would love to hear about your Spring cleaning projects!
To a happy, healthy, and productive life!