Spring — a time for fresh starts all around. How much time do you set aside time to clean and organize your home during this time of year? Do you set aside as much time decluttering the things in life that may be weighing you down? It’s important to take time to do a clean sweep of your house, but it may be even more important to do a clean sweep of your life. Learn some techniques to help you refresh your life with a good spring cleaning. 

Spring cleaning kitchen counter

You probably thought this was going to be about cleaning out your closets and doing a deep clean of your living space, right?  Surprise!  It’s not.  We often think about decluttering our homes, garages and storage spaces, but how often do we think about trying to de-clutter our minds?

Think about it — how much time and energy do you spend thinking about this problem or that relationship, about stressors in your life or how you wish you could change reality?  In addition to (or maybe instead of) cleaning out your closets this spring, perhaps you could spend some time asking yourself, “What am I emotionally and mentally holding onto that is no longer of use for me?” 

If it helps, make a list of the old and create a list of the new.  Notice when the “junk” tries to sneak back into your life, and practice letting it go by visualizing packing it up in a box and sending it away.  Identifying what’s unhelpful and practicing letting go can clear out A LOT of space in your life.  When we can let things go that are damaged or no longer useful, we are able to fill up the space with more meaningful, life-giving and FUN activities, ideas, relationships, etc.! 

That being said, Happy Spring Cleaning! 

Sarah Buller, MA