Thursday, May 7, 2015


Well, it's that time of year again…time for….SPRING CLEANING!  I actually love the idea of Spring Cleaning! Well, the end result , anyway! There is something about the feeling of de-cluttering and getting rid of those things you haven’t used in 5 years, reorganizing those messy drawers and closets so you can actually find things, and tackling those twice yearly projects that make your home feel fresh and sparkly!
But I don’t necessarily look forward to the....well, "work" of Spring Cleaning! So I’ve come up with 7 tips to help take the drudgery out of Spring Cleaning and to make this task feel a bit less overwhelming and maybe even somewhat enjoyable. You know, like how a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down!  Are you with me? Let's get started...


tulips in vase1) First of all, buy yourself some tulips to get yourself in the mood! Nothing says “SPRING” like a few simple tulips! That should give you a boost to your spring spirits!

2) Tackle your projects in small doses.  Decide how much time you want to devote to Spring Cleaning and then divide and drawer or closet at a time.

3) Open up a window and let in some fresh air! I do this even in the middle of winter sometimes. There’s nothing like the invigorating smell of fresh air to perk you up! Even if it’s open for just a short time while cleaning out that drawer!

4) Clean out the smallest space first to inspire you to keep going. Yes, even one re-organized drawer can  motivate you to go further.

5) Change up your decor while you clean for a bit of inspiration. “Shop” in your own home. Get that pillow out of the bedroom and put in the living room to freshen it up with a new look. Maybe even switch up some furniture. A new look, no matter how small, can inspire you to get your house in order.

6) Put on some music to move to. Music can get you motivated to get moving. I love to listen to  upbeat classical music while cleaning. A different type of music might get you moving. Just make sure it's upbeat and lively!

7) Light a candle! Peppermint scents are inspiring and motivating! 

8) Take a break! It's good to take a break now and then, and have some water or iced tea for refreshment and to stay hydrated. 

Notice how all your senses are involved in tackling this job? Using all your senses can be inspirational! It all works together to keep you in the mood and motivated to keep going! Then sit back and look at the neat, clean spaces...and your beautiful tulips. Breathe in the scent of cleanliness and fresh air and peppermint. Listen to the wonderful music you chose. There now! Wasn't it all worth it?

 If you have more ideas to help make this chore more palatable, leave a comment and let us know. We all need all the help we can get!

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  1. wonderful tips! I used to clean and be motivated all the time and always have a clean organized home, but for some reason, it gets harder the older you get lol

    i'm redoing a brand new blog right now, so sorry it only links to my profile for the time being :)

  2. I love sunshiny days to get lots of cleaning done inside. I worked really hard on my house last month and now I'm so glad I did. I don't feel like cleaning now so it's nice to relax and enjoy my home. Wish I was coming to your sale! What a fabulous event! Thanks to for your sweet comments. They have really encouraged me. Sweet hugs, Diane


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