Do you spring clean your space every season?
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Some people dread it, but spring cleaning season doesn’t have to be a chore. Instead, it can be looked at as a great opportunity to cleanse your space, detox your environment and start the season anew. Plus, it’s not just good for your home, but for your mood too. From clean surfaces and bare countertops, to decluttering, (by Kondo, or your own method), if you spring clean your space, you’ll feel better in the long run.
Here are a few simple tips on how spring clean your space and make your home feel like new.
Declutter. One of the easiest ways to start to spring clean your space is by purging excess paper. Go through old bills, receipts and other paper files. Anything older than five years, throw away. Tax documents can be kept for seven years if you’re more particular. The rest organize in an easy to access but out of sight folder.
Clear countertops and tables wherever possible. We all love our stuff, and we love to display it too. Art, souvenirs from special trips, memorabilia, or whatever else we deem worthy of keeping or showing off in our home. But no matter how much we cherish these items or memories, the fact is, a cleaner, or neater atmosphere can make a huge difference.
There’s a reason all those popular Instagram accounts post perfectly white, clean, pretty work spaces and offices. Is everything shoved somewhere out of sight? Maybe, but the bottom line is, the less cluttered your space, the better you will feel. That includes cleared off surfaces and clean countertops too.
Change your space all together, if you can. For those who are able to do it, go a step further. Rather than just spring clean your space, update your look completely with a company who can take your room and transform it with one simple change. Enlist a specialist like the people at Premier Surfaces to update your room with sleek, marble countertops. They have over three decades of experience and combine their knowledge with high end customer service to ensure that every installation is perfectly crafted and installed to meet each client’s needs. Then, see just how effective it can be at replenishing your atmosphere. And in turn, your mood.
Actually clean. A big clean out isn’t just about getting rid of excess stuff. Tidying up your space is helpful, but it has to actually include real cleaning too. So get your best supplies ready and get to work. Getting rid of unimportant or unnecessary items is great. But a deep clean on a purged home is even better.
Clean out your closet. It’s time to dig deep…into your clothing and accessories. You can’t really spring clean your space without venturing inside your closet. Start to asses your wardrobe. Anything you haven’t worn in over ten years or more should really come out. Gather your stuff and turn it into four piles. Donate, throw away, sell, (like perhaps expensive or luxury items), and keep. But unless it’s a super special item there shouldn’t be too many things to keep in this overhaul.
Get a plant. A successful spring clean of your space involves more than just decluttering and purging excess stuff. Once you have a cleaner environment, and clear, pristine counter tops you’ll feel gratified. But how can you ensure that your post cleaning attitude will remain.
Now that your space is clear, it’s time to take it a step further. Good mental and physical health can go beyond just exercise, eating right and having a positive outlook. Your environment can make all the difference and one way to increase the quality of your surroundings is with a plant. They’ve been shown to create better moods, and even lower stress levels.
If you need to spring clean your space fast and easily, one way is by adding a new, and more importantly, beneficial plant to the room. A few that have been known to help with sleeping, stress, and mood levels are aloe vera, lavender, and rosemary.