New beginnings do not necessarily have to be tied to a
You know how you’ve been mulling over not keeping up with the resolutions you made in January? Or how you keep postponing your spring-cleaning or de-cluttering day? You’re probably beating yourself up, scolding yourself over your lack of commitment or follow-through. Instead of waiting for the start of another year, quarter or month, why not create your own calendar and start now. Yes Today, no matter what date it is on the universal calendar.
Today is as good a day and time to decongest your perennial To-Do list as
Dry of ideas? Here are seven areas we all need to spring clean and de-clutter our lives:
Start with the basics. You definitely do not regularly wear everything that you own, and there are others you wear way too much than what they’re made for. An easy hack to see what you really wear is to face all of your hangers one way, and once you wear an article, flip the hanger around the other way to mark that you’ve worn it. If after a couple of weeks there are some pieces that you haven’t touched, perhaps it’s time to relegate them to storage or to a donations box.
This technique also helps you figure what your real style is — is there one particular sweater colour you wear over other colours? Are you always pulling on those blue jeans and never touch that slack you bought on a whim because they were in vogue? There’s no reason to add something to your wardrobe just because you “should.” Remove the unworn and only add pieces to it that are long-lasting, in both material and trend.
Use this spring cleaning-time to go through all of those old cans and sauces and take-away plates, ice-cream packs and party souvenirs you haven’t touched since the event where you got them. If it’s expired, throw it away.
Your Social media Follows/Friends/Connections
You do not care about what your ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend got up to on their recent trip or that toxic family member you haven’t see in forever. You do not need these people clogging up your
This also applies to other total strangers but internet acquaintances who clog up your feed with energy-draining, or distracting posts, reposts and all. You do not owe anyone a free pass on your digital space if what they post or do disturb you.
Your Toxic Relationships
We all have those people in our lives who aren’t the best for us. It doesn’t matter if you’ve known each other since secondary school and have
Your Paper Collection
Are you a hoarder like me? Wanting to keep every note someone has sent to you, every receipt, every piece of paper documentation, you know, for reference and testimonial purposes? Obviously, so much of that is outdated and