How to Prepare for Spring with Space Clearing

The popular thing right now is Spring Cleaning. You might be surprised to hear that I am not about cleaning at all. Housework, cleaning yuk! I mean I am not saying I never do it. Obviously, most of us have to do some cleaning some of the time – its just not my favourite thing!

Now Space Clearing – that’s a different story!

It’s that time of year again when we feel motivated to make some changes in our lives.  Longer daylight hours and seeing the sun a bit more often just helps us all to feel better.

Here are a few tips for Space Clearing

  • I love to change around a room and even though I have small rooms I try to change up my space every once in awhile even if its a small change. I tell my partner I have an idea and she is like “oh no, what now”? I know right! I guess this is my way of cleaning up. A change in perspective feels so good, though!
  • Freshen up your plants. Your plants love this time of year and they are growing at a fast rate. They probably need a bit more water than usual and this is the time to do some repotting as well. Plants add some healthy fresh air to your home. Bring a little spring into your home, like I did here.
  • Have you been noticing any winter clothing (coats, boots, mitts) that are scuffed up, missing buttons, with rips, holes?  Let’s get rid of these things and next year they can be replaced with something better. This is also a great time to do the Seasonal Clothing Assessment. Check out my free “Wardrobe Refresh” It is full of motivational tips and strategies to organize, downsize, update your style and get dressed with ease
  • Clean up the entrance way which is the area that everyone sees first. Shaking out the rugs, sweeping the floor, getting rid of the winter remnants can really feel good and can pave the way for good energy to come through your door. If you have a porch…..make it a welcoming space.
  • This is a great time to get all of the garbage, newspapers, and cardboard ready to get out to the bin or to the curb just because it’s easier to get out and about.
  • Once you can turn off the heat – open the windows and allow some fresh air to come into your home. If you want to cleanse your space light a candle or some incense or use a diffuser with some essential oils.
  • Freshen up your bedroom by washing the sheets and comforters, dust under the bed, etc.
  • Doing some organizing and decluttering will help move some stagnant energy in your home.
  • Have an ongoing “To Do” list which helps you to keep on track and is a great way to get a dopamine hit every time you cross something off your list. It’s a Win/Win.
  • Sell or donate something that is big that you have wanted to let go of. Once the weather is clear you might not mind people coming into your home. You could even pay a company to take away some of those big things. Yes, it costs a bit of money but it is so worth it. Think of the space you will have.

Once the beautiful spring weather is here I am going to get out every day for a short walk or to work in my garden, raking all the leaves leftover from last year, (Ugh!! I will try to think of this as great exercise), cleaning up outside and watching the world green up again.  How about you?  What do you love about spring and what are you looking forward to?

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Happy Spring Clearing!

About Kim

I’m Kim, your go-to Professional Organizer and Virtual Coach! I’m beyond excited to embark on this clutter-free adventure with you. With a background in mental health and a passion for transforming spaces, I bring a holistic approach to decluttering. It’s not just about neatening up physical spaces; it’s about fostering a mindset shift that radiates throughout your life. I founded Space For You Clear the Clutter, Heal Your Life and have been working with individuals and groups for about 15 years. I've also trained with Professional Organizers of Canada and the Institute for Challenging Disorganization.
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12 Responses to How to Prepare for Spring with Space Clearing

  1. Just this weekend I spotted a few things I will probably never use: a gravy boat, caramel flavoured instant coffee, and a few cookbooks. It must be the effects of spring! (Now, to plan a time to deal with these things!)

    • Kim says:

      Hi Janet, I love it when I find things that I am no longer using or they have outlived their purpose. Decluttering is a powerful practice. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love spring and look forward to everything except the pollen LOL!

    I switch out the curtains in my kitchen and decor in my family room. I do like sweeping out the weather-sensitive storage areas (sheds, garage, etc.), and going through the closets and mudroom. I also switch out my display boards so they have current information.

    Just a deep vacuum of the curtains can feel good!

    • Kim says:

      Awesome ideas Seana! Yes, I also look forward to cleaning out certain areas in the spring and of course getting outside to those areas we cannot get to in the winter. Happy Spring!

  3. Spring is a great season to lighten up, clear, clean, and let go. I like doing mini-projects because it’s impossible to do everything at once.

    A few weekends ago, I power-washed the brick floor in our greenhouse. This past weekend, we collected many things (old paint, electronics, light bulbs, and outdated meds) to bring to our recycling place.

    I still need to do the winter/spring clothing and bed linens switch, but that will be soon. And when it happens, I will have more things to donate.

    • Kim says:

      Hi Linda, I love the idea of mini projects. Wow! Power Washing – amazing! And taking thing to recycling is such a good practice. Sometimes just knowing where to take stuff and putting it on your to do list is so helpful. Thank you

  4. I’m the same way about moving things around! My husband says the same “oh no” statement. lol

    We recently painted my office and family room so I could move furniture around and replace/remove things. It was so nice to get behind things, dust, and clean behind them. I even wet down the walls to remove the dust. Yay!

    • Kim says:

      Haha Sabrina – I am glad I am not alone in loving moving things around. It helps us to declutter and clean things up. I love a new perspective on things. Thanks so much!

  5. I’m firmly it “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” camp. Every piece of furniture is in the exact place where I put it when it came off the moving truck in 1998, with the exception of a few purchases, I’ve made since then! And I don’t have any plants!

    But yes, overall, I agree with your approach and think that the mental pivot from “cleaning” (which nobody enjoys) to “space clearing” (with all the association freshening of energy) is the way to do it. I’m spotting a winter coat that only got worn once this season, hiding on the back of a far off chair, and as soon as hit send on this comment, I’ll be checking the pockets and moving it to the coat closet, where I’ll likely only need it once next year, too! And sigh, I guess I’ll dust. 😉

  6. Sharon Desserud says:

    I love the thought of Spring Clearing. It sounds refreshing! Our place is pretty small and still very cluttered so I’m not moving too much furniture yet but I got a ‘new to me’ runner for the front hall that covers the chipping and it just lifted my spirits. It also encourages me to keep clutter from accumulating on it. I can’t wait to put boots and winter coats away (is it too soon??). That just frees up closet space for spring coats.
    The doors are open today to let in the fresh air! I’ll keep clearing!

    • Kim says:

      So awesome Sharon -You are doing so well in your home. Getting something new like a runner can really make a huge difference in how your feel about your space. I hope its not too soon to put away the winter boots! Today is beautiful. I think I will turn off the heat and allow some fresh air in. Thank you so much for commenting.

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