De-Clutter Prep Day!


We have had a long, extreme winter this year but the worst of it has passed and spring is finally here! (Hopefully yesterday’s snowfall was the last we’ll see for awhile!!!) 

Springtime for many of us means more than just warmer weather and sunshine though, it is also a time for deep cleaning, de-cluttering and organizing but in the words of Benjamin Franklin, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!” Here is an acronym to help you S.P.R.I.N.G. into action!

S: Schedule dates/times (2-3 hour segments) for specific projects.
P: Place 4 bags, cardboard boxes or totes in a convenient place.*
R: Resist buying “organizers” and “containers”; use what you have.
I: Inform the other members of your household of the plan.
N: No clutter zone created. Pick a counter or table. Start small.
G: Give yourself 5 minutes of de-clutter time each day. Pick a single drawer or one shelf.

Remember, this takes time, Rome wasn’t built in a day you know!

*In case you are wondering about the “4 bags, cardboard boxes or totes” they are to help with the sorting and should be labeled, “Give Away”, “Throw Away”, “Sell” and “Recycle”.  Empty them regularly!

So today’s challenge: DE-CLUTTER PREP work! It’s going to be a great day! Don’t forget to take a moment to enjoy the accomplishments of the day!


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