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Spring is here, and that means longer days, wearing colours other than black, fresh flowers, sun, and of course, spring cleaning. Cutting clutter is one of the small annoyances that comes with the weather changing, but it's also an opportunity to get rid of the old and make room for the new.
Throwing a few things out, donating your unworn items, and cleaning up your space can alleviate anxiety, make you more productive, boost your mood, and help you to welcome the warm weather with open, clutter-free arms. However, if decluttering and cleaning is not your thing and none of the aforementioned benefits of a good spring sweep tickle your fancy, perhaps some of these tips and tricks will help to make this year's spring cleaning a little less painful and a whole lot more
productive! 
Does This "Thing" Make Me Happy? The motivating factor of decluttering a space ultimately comes down to our most basic human desire - being happy. When tidying up a space and getting rid of things, ask yourself if everything you have makes you happy. Having excess things, for no reason, is a huge cause of mess and stress.
Clean Up Your Desk, Boost Your Productivity Are you the type of person
whose desk is covered with papers, old coffee cups, a rainbow of sticky notes, stacks of books, and dried out pens? Chances are, you aren't being as productive as you could be. Tidying up your desk can help you to organize your thoughts and work more quickly.
Even Small Efforts Can Make a Big Difference Tidying up your whole house seem too daunting? Start small and work your way up. Even tidying up one corner of your space can significantly de-stress you. Start with your dishes - organize your kitchen cabinets, throw away or donate old mugs and cups that you don't use or need anymore, dust the shelves - you'll be surprised how satisfied you feel the next time you go to grab a bowl
Think About How Good You'll Feel After It's All Done It's true, sometimes things need to get messier before they get clean and organized- our clients who have watched us transform their spaces can vouch for the truth in that statement. In order to keep the motivation to finish a daunting cleaning project, you have to keep your eye on the big, organized, picture. Once you finish a task, you'll feel fulfilled and proud of yourself, as well as have a tidy calm place to subsequently relax in.
Reward Yourself with a New 'Something' It's basic human instinct - hard work merits rewards. Don't be ashamed to reward yourself for doing good work and organizing your space. Buy yourself flowers that'll undoubtedly look gorgeous in your newly-refined space, a scented candle, or some great new throw pillows, and see how they transform your space and simultaneously make you proud of yourself.
Letting go is more liberating than you know! Spring is all about new life and fresh starts. This doesn't just apply to nature- take it upon yourself to use this changing of seasons to spark a change in yourself as well. Get rid of the things that seem to hold you back and remind you of an old chapter of your life. If something no longer has productive value to your life, don't be afraid to let it go. Trust us, you'll feel both a figurative and literal weight lifted off of you when you do! ~ Happy Spring! Kim and Sandra
Kim and Sandra
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