How To Make Spring Cleaning Fun!
Do you like spring cleaning? I don't really care for it, there are a hundred other things I think I'd rather do.
I am in the process of decluttering and I found this really great book that breaks it down into manageable chunks. Her process is to organize by category. I first organized all my books and I went through the entire house and edited and looked at every single book I own and acted accordingly (charity or keep). It takes a longer time but it really makes more sense to me.
This whole process is going to take me about 4 months if you can believe that. I've only completed a few categories but I can already feel a difference. For one, it's easier to put things away and the I feel less cranky because there is less stuff around.
What makes spring cleaning fun? For me after all the cleaning and decluttering is finished I am going to do a few easy home decorating projects. I want to paint a couple of walls in my house plus I want to switch up the pillows that I made on my green couch with something a bit springy and bright. I also want to switch up the curtains that are a bit too heavy and formal for spring and summer.
I love having splashes of red through out my house. This year there are so many wonderful home dec prints out, it's really going to be a challenge to pick fabrics. You'll see the pillow on my green couch. It's made from a vintage silk and velvet. I only had enough for a pillow but I love it. I think that will go away for awhile as I pick some different fabrics. I do love my green couch however, there are many possibilities that come with that color green.
So, that my friends is how you make spring cleaning fun. You plan beyond the cleaning and how you're going to decorate your newly cleaned space. Nothing inspires me more than a yard or two of fabric.