Feeling Inspired: Bublup and Music Production
This is the cover art that I made for my song “Hit Rewind.” I had just quit my day job as an attorney and picked up enough...
Spring cleaning has become a euphemism for decluttering and creating order. This year, spring arrived and brought with it a whole new way of living for almost every human on the planet. A normal spring season for me is filled with scheduling 1-800-GOT-JUNK pickups or hiring people to bring donations from my clients’ homes to their local church. Because these services are temporarily halted, it’s a perfect time to remind people that throwing these items in the garbage as an out-of-sight, out-of-mind solution for the sake of crossing a task off your list isn’t the answer either.
Because of these strange times, I’ve altered my normal advice as I believe deeply that now is not the time to decide what should stay or go. The stress of quarantine is creating its own set of emotions that may have you making decisions based on the need to feel in control. In the past, I’ve turned down work from people who have experienced the loss of a loved one and immediately want to clear out those belongings. Grief is a process. Similarly, you might make rash decisions during quarantine – reacting early leads to regret later.
In these times of uncertainty, I’ve advised my clients to approach their spring cleaning from a slightly different angle this year. It’s still the perfect time to open up the windows, do the deep clean, and start to sort and arrange your belongings. Keeping the focus on cleaning should keep you busy for a while, but you might need help identifying where and how to start. Below are 3, often overlooked, areas that likely could use some sprucing up.
Everyone I know is cooking more meals than usual, completely relying on their technical devices for work and community and, well, most people have too many clothes. Here are my best tips to help you create a sense of order and accomplishment in these areas of your life.
While this all may seem like too much time at home for some, it’s the perfect opportunity to review your cluttered areas, take stock of what you own, and learn about your habits with curiosity, not judgment. With this new awareness, you can make new choices going forward so you can live in clear space.