It’s official: spring has sprung! As we begin to rise from winter hibernation, it’s time to tidy up and embrace the start of a new season. It’s easy to collect clutter during the winter and feel unmotivated to finish the school year strong.
While spring cleaning may sound like a drag, try to open up the windows, blast some music, and get to cleaning! We’ve come up with a list of suggestions to help you put a little spring back into your step.
Whatever you do, please don’t throw your books away or throw them into a bonfire. If you don’t want to keep it for future reference, which we suggest, there are plenty of people and places who will happily adopt them. Alternatively, you can try looking into ebooks.
If you know that you will never read or need old papers ever again, shred and throw them out. An alternative is keeping them in a folder to use as scrap paper.
Cleaning your physical space will help cleanse your headspace. Organizing your space encourages productivity and allows you more room to breathe. Taking the extra step to make your space functional will ultimately save you time and energy in the long run.
You always have the option to donate clothes to a local help center. Again, search for opportunities that could present an easy drop-off opportunity for your items. If all else fails, consider dropping it in a local donation box.
First, determine what food has expired and throw it out. If you have an abundance of non-perishable food items, look for public drop-off locations where you can take your goods. Food banks are ideal because they collect and store foods distributed to local food pantries, charities, and meal programs. Check out local churches, schools, and shelters that may be conducting food drives that would happily welcome your donations.
It’s important to note that spring cleaning includes the mind, body, and spirit. The winter months can be a trying time, and the transition into spring calls for some self-care and reflection. Find some quiet time to check-in with yourself. Consider taking some time to treat yourself to, for example, a new book. Spring is a great time to adopt new hobbies or interests. The goal is to embrace the optimism of a new chapter.
Spring cleaning is a great way to get organized and create a productive space. If it feels too overwhelming, try starting with smaller tasks and tackle the more significant projects once you feel motivated. Did you use any of these tips, or have others you think are helpful? Follow CanScribe on Instagram to share your thoughts and ideas with us!
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