If you are not sneezing with tissues in hand and flying high from a Claritin D buzz, then maybe you are considering a couple of Spring cleaning projects for your home. (The “D” must stand for “Damn, I’m high.”)
Just the term “Spring Cleaning” sounds determined and full of promise, even buoyant. The current commercials for “Home Depot” rival chick-flick montages where the heroine suddenly loses 30 pounds, passes the big exam and makes over her entire New York City apartment, all to a Natasha Bedingfield song.
Gardening, re-decorating, cleaning, painting…..it is almost like we have to be doing something.
You can have the same effect without major project overload, all the while bringing order to your own personal chaos. Here are three easy Spring Cleaning exercises that are not only good for your home, but good for your soul, too. You can even create your own playlist to achieve that same triumphant montage soundtrack from the movies. I have added some musical suggestions, just to get you started.
Before you begin, though, stand in front of your home. Apartment or bungalow or mansion or cottage or dorm, this is your home. You have a roof over your head. Be thankful. Now, show it and get to work.
If you have anything on the floor, a pile for dry cleaning, stacks of books or catalogs you haven’t had a chance to peruse; any clutter at all, pick it up. Everything should have a place, but if you must have clutter, put it on a high shelf. It only stands to reason that clutter on the floor represents an in your face “to do” list: laundry, errands and unfinished projects. This will only bring you down. If you are feeling overwhelmed or unmotivated, chances are high that you have a few clutter areas that need to be cleared. Picking it up will pick YOU up. When you de-clutter your home, you will de-clutter your mind. Get ready to feel a rush of energy. No, really, you will, so go dance to the ELO song. (Now, you’ve just burned a few calories, too. Boom.)
Where is the window in your home that you stare out of and dream? Or, plot your revenge? Look closely at this window, pretty dirty, huh? Grab the white vinegar, newspaper and clarity will arrive in … Read the rest