Spring is an exciting season, the days are getting warmer and most importantly lighter and I feel like it's all when we bloom. Totally cheesy and cliche but A/W as lovely as it is for feeling cosy and getting wrapped up in numerous blankets nothing makes me feel more alive than seeing the warmer seasons come in. And whilst many people might not share my sentiment towards spring cleaning I absolutely love it and it's something I look forward to every year so here is my ultimate guide to having a really good Spring clean.
Knowing you need to Spring clean is all well and good but it can be a little overwhelming so here are the areas I like to focus on;
LAPTOP & TECH
I love organising and decluttering and I won't have any clutter on my desktop unless I'm so busy I don't have the time to clear it. But getting really into my files and tidying up my laptop is something I tend to avoid as much as I can as it's something that can take up quite a bit of your day. But going through and really sorting things out is such a satisfying feeling, I did it recently where I named all my files properly, got rid of any duplicate files, deleted old emails, moved 90% things to my external hardrive and finally the big one is managing my macs hard drive. Which is something I want to share with you guys as I know a lot of you are also MacBook users and it's crazy how much space can be taken up by things you don't even know about. Here is a guide to looking at your files properly;
WARDROBE, KITCHEN, LAUNDRY, TOILETRIES AND MAKEUP
I've grouped all these areas together as they all generally have the same process and of course, it goes without saying that you don't need to do everything at once and tackling each area one by one works way better than trying to do it all at once. My first port of call is to empty everything out and cleaning where these items are stored and it's pretty unbelievable how much dust can build up so getting the general area clean is always a great start. Then going through the items and making sure it's still something you want and use and then of course cleaning the items themselves. Kitchen and laundry items take a little longer to clean and may take a couple of days but I find that toiletries and makeup don't take too long to clean and all you need are a few baby wipes or a cloth, anti-bac and water. When doing general cleaning duties all year round it's so easy to miss things and having a real good deep clean may take a while but it always feels so good afterwards.
Organising my finances is not only something I have to do because I do my own taxes but it's also something I weirdly get a lot of enjoyment from as it helps me feel calm. If you're self-employed especially Spring is a really good time to organise your finances as April marks the start of a new tax year and get everything all under control. I go through mine and work out my earnings, my spendings and gather any receipts and just generally have a good look at what I'm spending. Organising your finances might seem a little odd but it can be such a big help, especially if you're wanting to start saving etc.
Ok so saying that you're going to Spring clean your life sounds a bit weird, doesn't it? But for me just generally carving out some time in my schedule to do the things that I really enjoy like going to get a haircut, treating yourself to something new for the upcoming season or making plans are all things that can make a huge difference. It's not always easy to make time for everything when we're all pretty busy but having time to make your life feel calm and like you're hitting everything you want to do is a wonderful feeling and there is no better time to do it than Spring.
SOME AWESOME SPRING TIME ACTIVITIES
Whilst Spring cleaning is one of my all time favourite things to do there are a few others than I love too;
- Ditching the heavy knitwear and reaching for something light.
- Picking up a big bunch of baby's breath.
- Changing my bedding to white sheets.
- Seeking out cherry blossom.
- Visiting National Trust properties when they open up again.
- Lunch times outside.
Do you have any Spring cleaning tips?