Snow is thawing, birds are chirping, and flowers are creeping up out of the ground. Spring has officially arrived! And with spring, you might be yearning to do some spring cleaning. Spring is a great season to embrace new beginnings and create a new space inside your home – after it all, it is a season of growth and change. So why not bring that into your home?
Spring cleaning can be more than just a deeper vacuum and scrubbing the bathroom tile. You could also use this time to downsize your home or declutter your space. Downsizing means “having what you need and love to live happily and safely in the space you have.”
Chances are, there are things in your home that you don’t need or love that are impacting your ability to be fully happy in your current space. A New York Times article called “The Unbearable Heaviness of Clutter” discusses the stress that can be incurred just from having a cluttered home. So this spring, eliminate some clutter and feel the immediate improvement in your mental health!
There are four main steps to downsizing or decluttering your home:
- Tackle one space at a time.
- Consider each item individually. Decide if you use it and love it or if you hate it and never use it.
- Sort the items and do not keep the ones you have decided to remove. Don’t feel like you have to trash everything – you can also give items away, sell them, or donate them to local organizations.
- Make a plan for what to do with the items you keep. Where would the item be most useful? What other items does it relate to and should be stored with?
If you are struggling with your spring cleaning and want professional help, reach out to the pros at Peace of Mind Transitions! We specialize in downsizing and organizing and can help you make your home a livable and enjoyable space – you don’t need to do it all by yourself.
Remember, spring is the spring is the season of starting fresh, so now is the perfect time to embrace changes in your home!