Yipeee! The most exciting time of the year for me! I know it sounds crazy, buy hey, we all do what we do. I de-clutter. I organize. I thrive on creating systems, on creating balance, and on having a productive life.
Spring Cleaning is when I get to work on maintaining my home and my business, as well as my clients’.
If you don’t have a Professional Organizer that comes in, and you too would like to join me on this exciting adventure, rest assured. I will walk you through it in the next couple of months.
First, to begin preparing for the rewarding activity, you must begin clearing out the ‘stuff’. Begin by getting rid of excess clutter that has built up over the colder months.
Put a giant box in your garage or an area not used, and begin combing your home, room to room, and scoop up the things you no longer need, you no longer use, or you no longer remember what they are for or why you got them in the first place.
When the box is full, make a trip to Goodwill, The Salvation Army, or any other donation center of your choice. If you write off your donations, take a photo of them, as well as write down a brief list on your receipt. It’s also fun, and a bit rewarding to look back at all the stuff you got rid of!
Put out a new box, and do it all over. This can be done gradually, but it a great way to get started.
Let the games begin!
Missy Bystrom is the owner of The Organized Connection located in Cleveland, OH and Orange County, CA. Missy’s blog gives weekly tips and tricks on becoming more organized and having a more peaceful household. If you would like to become a certified professional organizer, follow this link. If you would like to get more extensive information on organizing your household, business or personal, follow this link.none