In honour of spring and the fact that were spring cleaning this weekend, I wanted to share a little story and some of my best tips on spring cleaning.
A friend started a thread on Facebook the other day about spring cleaning and it got me thinking, so I thought I would share. The problem is she wants to clean out her closet but shes having trouble parting with things. Ive got some simple tips to clean out your closet, live with less, and have an organized, flattering, kick ass wardrobe.
1) saving clothes (or anything else) for a rainy day creates a feeling & energy of povertylike you are fearful.be confident that if & when you need some particular item in the future, the universe will provide it for you!
2) your goal should be that every item in your closet is something you love! Its flattering, comfortable, and puts a smile on your face when you wear it. Even your basics should be like the PERFECT white shirt and the black pants that make my butt look AMAZING!
3) If you have an item that youre on the fence about, think about the joy it might bring to someone else if you were to donate that item to a good charity. Sort of a pay it forward ideaFor you, its just a sweater thats pretty, but you never wear itfor someone who discovers it a a charity shop, it might be the PERFECT sweater that matches their eyes exactly, or for their upcoming ski trip, or it reminds them of someone they love. Move your possessions along into the universe if they arent PERFECT for you or adding substance and happiness to your life!
4) Hang all your clothes with the hanger facing the same way. Every time you wear something, put the hanger back the opposite way. Give yourself a time limit, and after that time has passed everything with the hanger facing the original way still, you get rid of. If you havent worn something in 6 months, chances are you wont wear it for the next 6, and you should donate it.
5) Participate in Project 333; a minimalistic approach to fashion and life. The rules are you choose 33 items including clothing, accessories, jewelry, outerwear and shoes. For the next 3 months, you can only wear variations of those 33 items. The benefits that people reap from Project 333 are simpler, less stressful mornings, more physical space in their home, more metaphorical space in their minds, more extra cash, extra time and feeling calmer, more focused and more productive overall.
I love spring cleaning for the obvious reasons; the house is less cluttered, its organized and its easier to clean. Some of the unexpected (and often more rewarding) perks have to do with the emotional space it clears up. Theres a feeling of freedom and weightlessness when you get rid of things that no longer serve you. I find the house has better energy when its not weighed down by stuff, and it leaves room for things you might actually need.