“Spring Clean” Your Life

It’s spring. It’s time to clear the clutter – physical and mental! The following are some ways to “spring clean” your life.

Edit your clothes: We recommend you go through your winter clothes to determine what youclothes donation didn’t wear or use last season. If it’s taking up prime real-estate in your closet, part ways. Now is also an opportunity to look at your spring and summer clothes with a discerning eye; styles and tastes do change. Don’t forget to make sure they fit!

You can always donate old clothes and other items to Goodwill, the Salvation Army, or a local organization of your choice. (Tip: Ask for a receipt and save it for a tax write-off.)  If you have something of value, you can try to sell or trade it at stores such as Buffalo Exchange, Crossroads, or Beacon’s Closet. As they say, your trash may be another person’s treasure.

Find your balance:  Also get rid of broken chairs, unused furniture, and knickknacks. Hold a garage sale or donate whatever is still usable. The biggest mistake people make is hanging on to old stuff that might be useful, one day, but probably not anytime soon.

Feng shui, a Chinese philosophy that connects your environment to your mental state, suggests that an ordered, cleaned home invites a nice cross breeze that may lighten your life.  Letting go of “stuff” can help ease your mind and make you feel more at peace. 

Face finances: Now’s a good time to have a spring awakening and really look at your spending. This way, you can get a sense of what summer plans you could make and what excesses in your life can be removed. For example, if you aren’t taking full advantage of that pricey gym membership, cancel it and embrace the outdoors. Make a new warm-weather reading bookworkout routine. 

If you commute, commute wiser: Try going a week replacing Candy Crush or Instagram with that book you’ve been meaning to read. If you look at a computer screen all day at work, your eyes may thank you for not staring at the screen of your phone.

Everyone can probably use a clean slate in at least one area of their life. It may help reduce stress and keep it from building. Being late for appointments, forgetting to pay the credit card bill, and spending three days in bed with the flu may sometimes tie back to stress. Taking small steps to reduce the physical and mental clutter can feel like a much-needed fresh start.

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By WHBlogger 

4/14/2015 

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