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Here is a 2024 Spring Cleaning Guide to Help Declutter the Home

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TJ Culpepper
Eagle High freshman Johnny Culpepper sweeps the floor. He is getting the house cleaned up for spring.

Spring is finally here and that means it’s time to clean. As the days get longer and the air gets warmer, the weather seems to urge everyone to get out of their winter funk and refresh their lives. One can do this by cleaning. Spring cleaning has been a tradition for a long time, and it has shown to greatly improve one’s mental state.

Spring cleaning can be a hassle, though. But once one gets started, one will realize that there are many benefits to cleaning out a space.

“Spring cleaning is super beneficial for the environment; it clears your headspace,” said freshmen Laylee Doughty and Makenna ColerDark.

But even though there are many benefits, it can be hard to start. So, below is a list of tips to help get to cleaning.

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First, remember the motivation for cleaning, keep in mind the stressless, clear-headed feeling that will come with having a clean, refreshed space.

Then, start cleaning out one area at a time. Maybe start with something small, like a closet or bathroom, before moving to larger rooms, like a bedroom. Go through everything in the room and make three piles: keep, donate and throw away. When deciding what category to place items in remember one simple rule from professional organizing consultant Marie Kondo.

According to thegaurdian.com, Kondo’s number one rule for getting rid of objects is, “Ask yourself of each object: does it spark joy in my heart?”

If an item brings one joy, purpose, or good memories when one looks at it, keep it. If not, it’s time to toss it and let it go because it no longer serves you.

After everything is decluttered, it’s time to scrub it all clean. Meticulously clean every section of the space. Clear everything from cleaning the dirt accumulated on the baseboards, to the dust on the lights. Enjoy this refreshing process by turning on some favorite music and jamming out, or creating a game out of it. How much can one get done in fifteen minutes?

Next, comes organizing. Go through each section of the space and put everything in its place. Make sure that all objects are neatly organized by categories, in a format that is easy to see and access.

It might be a long process, and a little tedious; after it’s done, there will be noticeable changes. Cleanliness brings a positive atmosphere into a room, encouraging productivity and a calm mind. Overall, completing a whole house cleanse as the season’s change will restore and uplift one’s life, to prepare for the seasons ahead.

 

 

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TJ Culpepper, Photographer
Hi, I'm TJ Culpepper. This is my first year on staff as a photographer and I'm looking to having a fun year in newspaper. My favorite hobbies are snowboarding and outdoor activities. Excited for a great year!
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