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How to Marie Kondo Your Way Through Spring Cleaning

How to Marie Kondo Your Way Through Spring Cleaning

The days are getting longer, the sun is shining brighter and a general sense of increased energy are just a few things that make spring feel a bit more productive than any other season. Channel your inner Marie Kondo this spring and use the following tips as you make your way through spring cleaning.

“I approach spring-cleaning as an expression of gratitude to the belongings that had made my winter comfortable and the initiation of a new beginning in myself.” — Marie Kondo for The New Potato

Consider spring cleaning a restart. Spring is the perfect time to make changes to your home. Outline what needs to be updated anyhow you can add a fresh feel to your home, and consider it a new beginning for a great rest of the year.

Start small. Instead of vowing to clean out your entire space in one weekend, start with an attainable goal. You’ll feel more productive when it’s reached, and be inspired to move onto larger tasks.

Create a few ground rules — and stick to them. If you haven’t worn it or used it in a year, you’re likely better off getting rid of it. Setting boundaries like this before you begin can help you move forward with purpose.

Make practical adjustments. With springtime comes the need for your spring wardrobe. Unpack your spring clothes or retrieve them from storage should they have been put away for the winter. If you’re unfamiliar with her well-known folding techniques, click here to learn more.

Prioritize aesthetic and practical updates. Take the time to cover paint chips, oil doors, wipe away marks and generally update any little imperfections in your home that may lead to frustration in the back of your mind.

Exhibit detailed focus. While you may sweep, wipe down the kitchen or dust on a regular basis, spring is the best season to really spend a generous amount of time tidying up every crevice in your home.

Focus on generosity. If you’re finding it hard to get rid of items (especially those that are emotionally charged), focus on how they’ll be better used. Often times this will lead you to give away that which you no longer need.

Make the most of your spring cleaning with these helpful tips from Marie Kondo! If you’re a homeowner, be sure to take a look at our complete guide to spring maintenance as well.

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