It’s that time of year again. The summer is drawing to a close, you’ve finished all (or most) of your school shopping, and you’re sending your kids back to school in a few days or weeks (or maybe they’ve already headed back). In any case, it’s the end of summer, and it’s time to get back to the grind. But, getting going can be really tough. I’ll be honest the fact that it’s almost fall doesn’t make a huge impact on my routine (aside from the fact that it means my little bit will be here soon), but it does give me some perspective and drive toward wanting to get back into the routine to be more effective. If you’re feeling the same way or if you really are sending kids or yourself back to school and work, check out these tips for getting back into a good routine to be productive and maximize your time!
Whether we realize it or not, the state and cleanliness of the space that we live and even work in has a big impact on our overall health. This effect is one reason why spring cleaning is so important. But, one aspect of cleaning that we all tend to neglect when we’re cleaning up our homes – decluttering. This single act alone is one of the most significant ways you can organize your home, reduce your stress, and, yes, even improve your health. If you struggle with getting rid of things, consider a few ways that clutter impacts your health and try a couple of easy tips for getting started.
I get it. You’re busy…But, the fact that you’re busy doesn’t mean that you can’t spring clean your home. You’ll just need to do it a bit differently. So, if you are in the mood to spring clean but just don’t have the time to give it a full-blown deep clean, try these fast and easy spring cleaning tips instead.
Okay, so I’ll go ahead and start off by admitting it…I’m not much of one for a major cleaning spree. Remember, I prefer to do a little bit every day, so I don’t have to clean a bunch at once. However, I will confess that I do see at least some benefit in an annual spring cleaning. There is just something about this time of year that necessitates making everything fresh and clean.
Even though I do appreciate that freshness, though, I often get sidetracked when I’m doing a full spring cleaning. So, I found what helps me is to have a checklist. And, guess what! I can even use this list to break it down a bit, so I’m not doing so much all at once. You know I love that!
If you’re like me and need to break up your tasks a bit, or if you just like checking things off the list once you’ve accomplished them, check out my comprehensive spring cleaning list.