Spring Clean Your Life
Posted 15/03/2017 by BrightHouse Social Team
The words ‘spring cleaning’ tend to start looming at this time of year, loading us with guilt about sorting out our homes and tackling those household jobs that have been piling up over the winter.
But what about performing an alternative sort of spring cleaning? The tradition of cleaning your house in spring comes from the days when open fires and stoves would make everything dusty and grimy over winter, so it’s probably about time we updated the concept.
Here are our top tips for spring cleaning your life!
Clean out your social media
Most of us can probably think of a few people we’d like to see less of on Facebook or Twitter. That one random person who’s a friend of a friend who just endlessly annoys you with their posts and comments. To save yourself a lot of stress and irritation, comb through your friends list and delete anyone that you don’t really count as a friend.
Get your finances in order
It can be a common feeling that your money management skills require a revamp, so spring cleaning your finances can be a very worthwhile aim. You don’t have to make dramatic changes in one go, but by making a budget you can get a clearer view of your spending. Simply sit down with a couple of months of bank statements and see where your money is going. You’ll hopefully be able to spot areas where you can make easy savings, and you’ll be more aware of what you can spend each month.
It was recently revealed that we’re actually supposed to be eating 10 portions of fruit and veg a day, rather than the 5 many of us are already struggling to achieve. Again, it’s best to start small and make realistic changes. See if you can find ways to introduce more fruit and veg into your daily routine, such as adding chopped banana or berries to your cereal, and swapping sugary snacks for something healthier. Whatever you can do to get more variety into your diet, the better.
Make your home work better
There are ways you can make your home feel new and refreshed without completely turning it upside down. Focus on the things that stand out (or irritate you) the most in day to day life, such as a broken washing machine or unreliable oven. Perhaps a new fridge to replace the one that keeps frosting up. A new, better appliance can really make your home life feel refreshed and updated.
Clear out your closet
If you look in your wardrobe you can probably pull out something you haven’t worn for months without much trouble. Most of us have clothes hanging around or forgotten at the back of drawers that we simply don’t wear and probably never will. Get into that closet and give to charity anything you haven’t worn in a year, and seriously consider getting rid of anything you haven’t worn in 6 months (unless it’s seasonal wear, of course).