Let's Do Some Spring Cleaning – Give Yourself a Refresh and Restart
Spring is just over the horizon. In some areas, we already see faint hints of what is coming. Blooming daffodils and the local pollen report are reminders of warmer weather and longer days. Spring brings to mind thoughts of new beginnings and fresh starts. So it makes sense to give your home a refreshing, top-to-bottom spring cleaning and air out the winter blues.
Benefits of Spring Cleaning
Decluttering: Did you know that the clutter in your home significantly affects your ability to focus? Spring is the perfect time to go through the mess and eliminate things you no longer need or use. For instance:
Items in your yard: declutter weeds or other greenery that needs maintenance. A simple rule to follow – clear out the old before planting new. If you find old, broken lawn equipment sitting out, now's the time to toss it.
Décor: A new season means it's time to reevaluate the décor in your home. Having too much can make your home look cluttered. Instead, be selective and choose the pieces that you treasure most. These pieces will stand out more when there are fewer of them.
Furniture: Do you have that one chair that sits in a corner all alone? Is there a table that acts as a "catch-all" for all things? Consider the pieces that you no longer need or are not being used. Donate those items. Removing excess furniture will make a space feel bigger.
Throws & pillows: Do you change your throw pillow covers with each season? Take note of those pillows that may be lumpy and the sheer number you own. Declutter the ones that you don't want or that you are replacing. And throws - we all seem to collect them. You can store away the ones you aren't using or donate those you will not use again.
Tops of nightstands & dressers: These areas often are a catch-all for things like books, tv remotes, jewelry, water bottles, etc. Clear off those dressers and nightstands. Be selective about what items you put back.
Linens: Aw-fresh linens with a new season! Dive into that linen closet and declutter those with holes, snags, or stains. Then, donate to a local animal shelter or rescue instead of throwing them away. They will appreciate the items. And there is nothing like an organized linen closet.
Improved indoor air quality: We have all experienced a stuffy home during winter. Dust and allergens build up in your home over time, especially during winter when the windows are closed. Dusting, vacuuming, and washing linens can improve the air in your home and reduce allergies and respiratory issues. So open your windows and let your home breath!
Enhanced productivity: A cluttered and disorganized living space can affect your mental state, making it difficult to focus on tasks or be productive. When you are less distracted by the chaos surrounding you or the extra things piled up in your home, you free up mental space that allows you to concentrate on any given task more fully. In addition, by cleaning and decluttering, you are creating a more conducive environment for work and fun.
Psychological benefits: Spring cleaning can feel like an overwhelming task for some. But at the end of the day, it can provide you with a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. In addition, it boosts your mood and reduces stress. An organized living space can often lead to "cleaning" other aspects of life, like diet, exercise routines, and even sleep habits.
Maintenance: Take a few moments to inspect and maintain your home while spring cleaning. Doing so will help you identify potential problems or maintenance needs before they become significant issues. This will save you time and money in the long run.
Spring cleaning can be about more than just the physical space. Take time to take a trip, try something new with friends, and get outside. After all, it is a time of renewal, so what better time to switch things up?
Let Moxie Creed help you refresh your space. Our handmade soy wax candles will add the finishing touches to any living area. Not to mention, they will transfer you far away exotic places. So grab one or a cartload and send your senses into overdrive.
Are you decluttering your office? We have the perfect pencil sets for the busy mom, the boss babe, and everyone in between. Add an inspirational journal, and you are well on your way to making any job look easy.
Our witty and fun tea towels will add some fun to the kitchen this spring. You know you have some that need to be thrown away. So replace them with a few laughs this season. Let us help you subtly remember to feed your kids or get a giggle when we see that you weren't really prepared to deal with your "neighborhood" as Mr. Rodgers had hoped.
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