This time of the year is the perfect opportunity for a fresh start. Here’s how to get started.
Spring cleaning refers to, well, cleaning during the springtime. But many people take this time of year as a moment of reflection and reinvention. These people are not far off base. Science supports these claims and shows that deep cleanings can make people feel like they’re experiencing a new start.
Once you start anew, be that by getting a haircut, throwing away old clothes and decluttering your home, you’ll experience a burst of energy and inspiration, which you should piggy back on to make some changes in your life.
Here are 5 things you can do to reboot your spring cleaning plans:
Follow a cleaning method
Cleaning your space is not the most entertaining of activities, but it can be made easier and less overwhelming if you follow some rules, like splitting up cleaning by rooms or by following the KonMari method. If your house is a big mess you can also make a schedule and clean different areas on different days or recruit the help of some of your nicest friends.
Update your closet
If you live in a place where there’s significant weather changes, take this time to upgrade your wardrobe, throwing away items you don’t need and purchasing stuff you’re really into. Just don’t throw away your winter coat even if you’re sick of it.
Try out new activities
As the weather starts to get warmer, you can try out activities in the sunlight, be them new workout classes or simply spending more time outdoors. This change in patterns and behaviors will make you feel like you’re taking on a positive change that’s not only limited to maintaining a clean house, one that extends to the betterment of your health.
Upgrade your bed
Your bed is one of the most important parts of your house, allowing you to rest and have productive days. Try buying some new sheets, pillows or a duvet. You can also try adding decorations to your bedroom, that way you can learn to appreciate your surroundings more and you’ll encourage yourself to have a better relationship with sleep.
New house rules
With the spring time, you can also try implementing some new house rules. People taking their shoes off once they enter your apartment or brushing your pet outdoors can limit the amount of dust and hair that comes through your door, while also reducing allergies.