Every year as more sunlight fills our days and the daffodils start peeking up from the soil, many of us experience newfound energy and sense of optimism. Many of us also use this time of year to perform a deeper clean of the house. The term “spring cleaning” has been used so many times it’s used as a catch-phrase and even as a slang term. While a number of people consider spring cleaning a necessary part of maintaining a home, others see it as a time to purge, clean and reorganize.
It’s not just about deep cleaning those nooks and crannies, although you definitely need to make sure and get those areas! Decluttering is a major part of spring cleaning and research is showing it has several benefits. Decluttering your home provides benefits to your mental health and is the focus of a few studies lately.
A few benefits include improving your overall mood and reducing the amount of stress women face in their daily lives by reducing the clutter.
Tick that List
Before you begin your spring cleaning and decluttering endeavor, make a list of areas you know for sure you want to tackle. This list helps you stay on top of things without getting sidetracked or running out of time for a key area.
Focus on Specific Areas
Instead of listing “master bathroom,” consider instead making one item on your list “bathroom medicine cabinets.” If you have several medicine cabinets in the house, this allows you to remember to hit them all. Don’t try to tackle every area in one day – it can become overwhelming and frustrating. Instead, maybe do one area per day during the week and save the big projects for the weekend.
The Three Piles
When going through closets, cabinets, pantries and the like, make three different piles: one of stuff you’re keeping, one of stuff you’re definitely tossing, and one of stuff you’re either not sure about or can donate. If you find yourself with a lot of usable stuff, consider hosting a purge party with friends. A purge party allows you and your friends to swap clothes, unopened or barely used toiletries, or even household items.
The Final Bit
When you’ve finished decluttering your home, there’s no shame in your junk game! If you realize you need a junk removal service to get what your purge party left behind, we can help with that.
Even now during COVID-19 Lansing Junk Removal is offering no contact junk removal to help make your spring cleaning easier. Contact us today to get started.