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What is spring clearing? Is it a typo? I attended the Association of Professional Declutterers and Organizers annual conference in London England a couple of years ago. It was enlightening to learn and share organizing ideas with Professional Organizers from England, Scotland, Wales, Netherlands, Japan, Dubai and the United States. This is where I picked up the phrase “Spring Clearing”.If spring clearing happens first then spring cleaning is much faster. Click To Tweet
Start with clearing out the items that are:
They are the easiest to let go of but may be hard to get transported to the waste depot. If you can’t take them yourself can call a junk removal company or make a trade with a friend or neighbour. They can take your things to the dump and you can ….. bake a pie, mow their lawn, help with their gardening, and have them over for supper…..
There are things that you might not have used in a while, your children have outgrown playing with certain toys, you have a new one and you can let go of an older model of the same item, or interests and hobbies have changed……. Take these items to thrift stores or call and see if they will pick up your donations. Learn more about decluttering.
Want them but don’t need them
This group of items is hard to let go of. Try to let go of 2 or 3 items that have some sentimental value but you don’t need and you don’t have space for them. It takes time and practice to be able to let go of these things. With time it will get easier and you will enjoy having fewer things that are taking up space that you can use in a new way opening up new and exciting adventures in your life.
Here is a video of my adventure doing spring clearing.
A flood started the clearing process and then I just continued deciding what things were around my home that I didn’t need.
If you need information on where to donate and recycle items send me your email address and I will send you a 9-page resource document.
Julie Stobbe is a Trained Professional Organizer and Lifestyle Organizing Coach who brings happiness to homes and organization to offices, in person and virtually. She has been working with clients since 2006 to provide customized organizing solutions to suit their individual needs and situation. She uses her love of physical activity to reduce clutter, in your home, office, mind and time. If you’re in a difficult transition Julie can coach you to break-free of emotional clutter constraining you from living life on your terms. Get started by downloading Tips for Reorganizing 9 Rooms.
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