Spring Cleaning Routine 2018

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Clutter is not just physical stuff.  It’s old ideas, toxic relationships, and bad habits. Clutter is anything that does not support your better self. – Eleanor Browan

It’s almost that time again! Time to tidy up and clear space in my home, my head, and my life. I plan to read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing in hopes that it will motivate me to complete the tasks before fall. Yea, I was a little late last year.

Here’s a list of both old and new things I plan to do in our Home, as well as some habits I hope to incorporate to benefit Mind, Body, and Spirit.


  • Closet purge – Items are donated to the local Goodwill
  • Baseboards – A good dusting, then cleaning with a homemade vinegar, water and essential oil solution
  • Carpets – Shampoo, shampoo, shampoo. I usually rent a machine from a local home improvement store
  • Attic – I go through all the seasonal storage bins and donate anything we no longer plan to use
  • Outdoors – Pressure wash the house, lay fresh mulch, and plant a few peppers and tomatoes.


  • Brain Dump Journaling – I first came across the concept on Pinterest and I plan to add this to my night routine in hopes of having a more peaceful sleep.
  • Turn Off Phone by 8pm – Again, sleep. I’m determined to enjoy the benefits of a full night’s rest again. I also plan to charge my phone in the living room instead of the bedroom.
  • Social Media Break – I’m enjoying blogging more than any other social media platform at the moment. I’ve already noticed a difference in my focus and attention span. I don’t plan to quit completely, just spend less time scrolling and more time writing.


  • Walk in Nature: Less treadmill, more trails.
  • More Tea, Less Coffee: This one will be tough for me, but apparently caffeine has something to do with my inability to sleep well. Go figure.
  • Eat More Veggies: Won’t hurt.


  • Meditate 10 min/day: Just stillness, presence, and the moment for 10 minutes.
  • Daily Devotionals: This is something I do often, but daily is the goal.
  • Do More of What I Love: The way I’ve learned to spark a fire in my spirit is to simply do more of what I love, with the people I love, in the places I love to be. This year, I want a blaze.

What are some of your spring cleaning tips, hacks, and routines?


Author: Drica

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