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  • Writer's pictureMara Clements

Spring Cleaning and Organization for the Health of It: A Professional Organizer's Tips

This is a repost from my blog on Susquehanna Style.

Organized, neatly arranged natural health and wellness supplies

We want to live longer and enjoy the people we love and the activities we care about, and starting healthy habits in our homes can be just what the doctor ordered. Spring cleaning is a fresh opportunity to shake off what no longer serves us and to organize the things we are ready and willing to bring into our future.


Here are four spring cleaning tips to help you live a healthier life from the inside out this year:


SPRING CLEANING TIP #1: GET YOUR BEDROOM IN ORDER

Piles of clean and dirty laundry, knick-knacks collecting dust, and random toys and papers can all weigh you down and hinder your sleep. Clear the clutter from drawers, closets, and the floor to help you feel more relaxed and calm so you can sleep better at night and have a safe place to wake up or retreat to during the day. Turn your bedroom into a sanctuary by painting the walls a soothing color and clearing the windows of any obstructions to let the light in. Consider hanging a piece of art you love or a plant that’s easy to take care of. Add special touches like soft blankets, candles, or a diffuser to give it a peaceful feel that helps you relax.


SPRING CLEANING TIP #2: PICK A PLACE FOR EVERYTHING

Having a place for everything decreases decision fatigue. Only keeping what you need reduces stress, and surrounding yourself with what you love increases happiness. This is where labeled bins and baskets can come in handy; just make sure you are storing what you need regularly where it is easily accessible. Having one spot for your keys will cut down on being late, having one station for your mail will help you pay your bills on time, etc.


Spice cabinet organized by professional organizer in Lancaster PA

SPRING CLEANING TIP #3: CLEAN OUT THE KITCHEN

Many of us use our kitchens for things other than cooking and storing food. Our kids do homework at the island, mail collects by the microwave, and the junk drawer is typically overflowing with batteries and rubber bands. Imagine a kitchen that functions as it was intended to: a place to store, prepare, and serve food to family and friends—and that’s it. When I simplified my kitchen, it was easier for me to meal plan, and I found myself eating healthier snacks because I had time and room to prep.


SPRING CLEANING TIP #4: REORDER FOR YOUR RELATIONSHIPS

Commit to learning and maintaining the skill of organization because an organized home and schedule will benefit your relationships. With designated spots for everything you need, expectations are clear, and there is less conflict. Minimizing the visible clutter and overwhelm means there is less tension. On top of all that, an organized home is easy to keep clean, so you are more likely to have friends and guests over.


When we are sleeping and eating better, we have more energy and can be more productive. When we know what we have and where we keep it, we cut down on stress, save money, and strengthen our relationships. Spring is a beautiful time to freshen up your home so you can live well.


Schedule a time to refresh your home or office by visiting the "Contact" tab of this website. What would you like to welcome into your life this season?

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