We have minds that race at a speed we can barely comprehend. We live in bodies that endure wear and tear of non-stop stress. We have souls that are constantly being pulled and pressured by the energetic demands of life.
Though by the thermometer it may not feel like spring, by the calendar spring has arrived. The ritual of spring cleaning has a long history. I can sti...
In life, three things are certain: death, taxes and occasionally having to clean out your closet. Whether you're as spare as Ghandi or as lavish as Imelda Marcos, it can be hard to muster up the chops for Spring Cleaning. A little strategy can help make the cuts less tough.
Going "kosher for Passover" is a cool way to do spring-cleaning, start a healthier diet, and get spiritual. While preparation requires some effort, understanding what is required can make the task cheaper, faster, and easier, giving you more time to prepare for the spirit of the holiday.
Like most people who do a lot of their work at home, I frequently live amid chaos -- phones ringing, emails binging and someone always popping up at my study door, telling me so-and-so is calling just as someone has arrived for a meeting! It can often be overwhelming.
Ahh, spring is in the air, which of course means time for spring cleaning! Many of us are finishing up (or just finished) our taxes, which means we're having a pretty up-close-and-personal look at our money situation. Which makes right now the perfect time to analyze everything for the upcoming year.
Learn to let go of things. Emotional attachments to every little item are dangerous. If that doesn't sway you, go watch an episode of A&E's Hoarders. Clear the clutter. Chances are that there are papers from the tenth grade in a folder somewhere.
There is a difference between reverence for the past and being held captive by it.
The upkeep of your contact list can not only influence the success of future email marketing campaigns, but is also a crucial asset for your overall business strategy. Here are four steps to clear the clutter.
If Mother Nature takes some time to transition from the blustery winter to the sunny spring, why don't we give ourselves a similar mental/physical shift? If you're like me, feeling a little stuck from the cold, grey season, you might need a real push to actually make your spring... spring!
Now here comes the fun part. Treat your closet as a professional stylist: Mix and match your clothes then take pictures of the combinations you like. It will make your mornings much easier.
Small spaces lend themselves to creative organizational hacks: This one is vintage, inventive and a little bit Alice in Wonderland. A wooden thrift store chair functions as a towel holder and a shelf to store mason jars full of cotton balls and swabs.
Every item in your life should have its own home so that you know exactly where it is when you need it. When you're done using an item, put it back in it's home to avoid the headache of having to search for it later. Remember, there's no such thing as organized chaos, only chaos.
The physical condition of the office is one thing, and someday soon I'll get to it. It's the stale, same and routine way of doing things that needs a good spring cleaning every so often. Now is a good time to open the windows of your mind, your company and your work life.
When you spring clean your house, you take stock of what you have, get rid of things you don't need, organize what is left, and clear space to bring in new things. You need to do these same things to spring clean your life. This means getting rid of things that no longer work for you.
Wondering how to get started? Here are a few tips and tricks to make spring cleaning a breeze.