The Secret of Spring Cleaning

Crack those windows open, it’s spring time! Feel the fresh breeze flow through your home, softening the air and everything around you. Now is the time to buy the scents of lilac, lavender, and jasmine. Let the sun shine brightly through the open shades, and let the hearts of the beautiful Robin and mourning doves play their harmonious chirping through the screens and into your home, warming your heart as well. Houseplants secretly bloom, almost overnight, and continue their luscious life. If it’s time for a trim, get out the old mason jars and put the baby plants in there to grow, never throw them away (if they grow in water that is).

Happily, the winter coats shed off our bodies and into the closet. Spring cleaning? I say yes. Toss your hair back into a messy bun and look through that pile of clothes left in the back of your closet. Rip those sheets off and wash them, or better yet, replace them with a light spring color (lavender is my choice). Pair it with a white or cream duvet, and the new feeling is already half way there! So many have the winter blues, am I right? It seems almost everyone has them at some point if you live in an area where the weather is pure snow for three months.

Today, I start my spring cleaning, the day after spring officially is here. It may not take just one day, but starting one day is all it takes. Why is it we feel this new feeling in our souls, a refreshing breath of air when we do our spring cleaning? Is it the actual act of cleaning and organizing? Or is it psychological, like changing the color of sheets to match the weather? Here is the secret. We must continue our lives, changing like the seasons, because if we do not change, we feel everything around us has changed and it makes us depressed. So, my advice for spring cleaning–pick a color, and change! We go to sleep in our beds every night, and we also wake up in our beds. Change the color of your sheets and get that refreshing feeling that spring cleaning gives you. Trust me, it works!

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