The plum tree in my garden flowered two weeks later than last year – which shows it’s not just my imagination that we had to wait for Spring a bit longer this year.
But now that it seems to have finally arrived, let’s make the most of the energy it (should) give us and get some classic Spring Cleaning done.
…unless you are completely comfortable with living in clutter and unfazed by being late, missing appointments and paying extra fees. Most people aren’t, in our social environment. The reasons for feeling down when having too much stuff are varied:
So why don’t you ‘just do it’???
”This is going to take forever!”
“I don’t know where to start”
“This is all too much”
Some tips to get you started
Don’t overthink it, there is no time like now. It’s actually not that important to figure out where to start. It’s important that you start. Spring is the perfect time to get going as most of us feel a burst of energy and we have the entertaining and then festive season in front of us so motivation is high.
Sit back and have a good look at your expectations. Does perfectionism hold you back? Do you always aspire to have everything perfect and then don’t start at all because you know perfect isn’t possible. Sometimes good enough IS good enough!!!
It doesn’t matter where you start – it matters that you start!!
Even if the garage is your biggest worry – don’t. It’s much more rewarding to declutter a small area, get it done and finish it than not having enough time and energy to tackle the big things. You will learn to declutter and then divide that big task into smaller ones and get it done that way.
“ I can’t do this,” “I don’t have the money” “ I don’t’ have the time.” Decluttering is not expensive at all – and once you have less items to store, you don’t need to buy any organising containers or gadgets. No money spent.
If you don’t find time, maybe you don’t find it important enough – which is fine. Not everyone needs to live in a clutter free organised home – we are all different. There might be the time when enough is enough and you will find the time.
Easy tasks to get you started
There is no point in wasting valuable real estate, meaning eye level space in your wardrobe, with something you are not going to wear the next 6 month. If you really think you can’t find the space to store your out of season items, you could try to find a suitable storage solution via Spacelli and use someone else’s for very minimal money.
And now…I’m off to flip my own wardrobe as I can’t stand my winter woolies and boots any more!