Spring Cleaning

 

Happy Spring! Like many people, we have been reflecting back on this time last year – the final few in-person jobs we worked on before the shut down, conversations with clients about what we thought would happen (boy were we all wrong!), and how we quickly had to pivot to offer support for our clients despite not being able to enter their homes. One of the ways we did that was through a series called Tiny Tasks – quick, manageable to-dos that when combined would make a real impact on organization. So with spring cleaning and fresh starts top of mind, we thought it would be helpful to revisit some of our favorite Tiny Tasks one year later. Maybe you completed them along with us last year, or were too stressed to even think about it at the time – try some now, everyone can benefit from completing a few!

Bathroom & Linen Closet Tiny Tasks

  • Toss expired medicine and then make a list of what needs to be replaced. Then organize medicine by type – for example: children’s, adult, first aid, topical, etc.
  • Review your towels. Keep only the ones that are in good shape. Others can be cut up to use as rags or donated to your local animal shelter.

Kitchen & Pantry Tiny Tasks

  • Review your kitchen cooking utensils and gadgets. Have you accumulated more spatulas than even a gourmet chef could ever use? Streamline to only the favorites that you always reach for, and toss the rest.
  • Check your spices, vitamins, and pantry items – toss anything expired or no longer useful to you. For example, do you have bags of coffee beans but switched to a Nespresso years ago? Think about what you may be holding onto unnecessarily. Look all the way in the back!

Kids’ Spaces

  • Do a walkthrough of your playroom and toss anything that is broken or clearly missing pieces. Dump out bins and make sure items have all the parts they need to be played with properly.
  • Have you been stockpiling kids artwork for…years? Now is the time to go through and decide what you want to keep, photograph, or toss. Yes – we give you permission to toss kids artwork! Not all of it needs to be kept, we promise!

Clothing & Closets

  • Edit what you have! You are most likely holding onto some clothes for sentimental reasons, or just haven’t taken the time to go through your items with a careful eye in a while. If there are items you haven’t worn in a long time, don’t make you feel good when you put them on, or simply don’t fit – donate them, or toss if they aren’t in good condition. Go through each category of your clothes and ask yourself – Do I love this? Does it fit? Do I feel good when I put it on? If the answer is no, you know what to do 🙂
  • Toss old hangers that aren’t worthy of your fabulous clothes! We love using non-slip velvet hangers. Matching hangers instantly change the look of your closet and give it a really polished feel.

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