How to Tackle Spring Cleaning in One Easy Step
We're officially a full week into Spring of 2018 and you know what that means, right? Time to start getting serious about tackling all the cleaning that we neglected over the long winter months. If the idea of scrubbing the house from top to bottom is enough to make you want to cry, I've got a tip from an organizing expert that might change the way you feel.
Marie Kondo is an expert at organizing. Seriously. Kondo likes to clean and has even written a best-selling book called, 'The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.' So, what's her one big piece of advice to get moving on spring cleaning?
Dump it. Just get rid of everything.
Okay, maybe throwing out everything in your house isn't the best idea, but Kondo says that unloading most of your stuff will make you feel so much better.
If you're anything like me, you probably have at least a couple junk drawers in your house- probably one in your kitchen and another in a bedroom and that's where you dump things that you find along your way like spare buttons and random receipts.
Kondo suggested that you should dump out (or donate- that's what I do) the stuff in your junk drawers, as well as any books, gifts, or clothes that you're not completely and totally in love with because let's face it- that stuff is just taking up space that could be used for things you actually like.
I went through a major purge three years ago and got rid of a ridiculous amount of stuff and it felt amazing. Everything finally had its own place and things were so neat and organized and I felt so good. And then, I got married and had a baby. Now, my junk drawer has turned into a junk room. We literally have an entire room in our house where we put things that we don't know what to do with. There's so much stuff and it's overwhelming.
Even if you've tucked your clutter away, you know it's still there, right? Every time I walk by the junk room, I feel anxious. I guess maybe it's time to do what Kondo suggests, and just unload the stuff so that we can live a more organized life (is there such thing as an organized life with a three-year-old?).