Traditionally the season of spring provides an opportunity to clean up and clear out the house. With warmer days and pleasant breezes, opening the windows, cleaning thoroughly, and sorting through items collected during the winter helps in our feeling of freedom that spring brings.
Sometimes when looking at an entire living space whether it is a one-room studio or a large house, it seems a daunting task to clean and clear out clutter. So where to begin?
It always is amusing to describe taking an entire project and breaking it into small, manageable parts or tasks as taking “baby steps.” But approaching spring cleaning and de-cluttering in small steps makes a huge project easy. According to Body and Soul April 2009 edition, de-cluttering, deciding what to throw out is a three-part process. If you have bad feelings or reactions to something you own, get rid of it. If something just sits there and contributes nothing positive to your life, get rid of it. Finally, if you can’t decide to keep something or throw it out, probably you should get rid of it.
Think about the suggestion that a “healthy home is filled with things that inspire a sense of wellness.” Remember spring is universal rebirth. So begin anew and clear the clutter! Feel the freedom of less is more!
Many books are available to aid us in our quest to clear the clutter. Check out: Throw Out Fifty Things by Gail Blanke.
If you don’t have time to read an entire book, this audio book can help.
Space Clearing, Clutter Clearing, and Feng Shui by Karen Kingston – Due to be available on Wednesday, March 25, 2009.