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Considering the past year, the traditional idea of Spring cleaning may not interest you. Like most of us, you might be really, really tired of cleaning, sanitizing and even thinking about cleaning. Perhaps we can approach it in a different way. Recently I found some fun and interesting resources that may help clear the clutter and do some good along the way.
- Get the kids involved. It will teach them how to do the things they’ll need to know when they head out on their own someday! Today’s Parent offers 13 fun ways to get your kids involved in spring cleaning.
Spring Cleaning With Kids - Today's Parent
- I rarely buy magazines, but I couldn’t resist the most recent issue of Real Simple. It has all sorts of tips on how to simplify cleaning, identifies the best cleaning products and also encourages involving kids. It’s on the shelves until April. If you don’t want to buy it, there are always great tips on their website. Check it out.
- You can learn about the psychology of spring cleaning here.
- Or, perhaps you need to rid yourself of some other clutter. What are you holding onto emotionally that could be purged? Grudges, guilt, shame and past hurts all influence our current relationships. While taking a look at our emotional lives is not always easy, addressing them can help us to live freer, happier and more fulfilling lives. Check out these resources.
Emotional Spring Cleaning for Mental Health
Emotional Spring Cleaning Checklist
How to engage in “internal house cleaning” to prepare for new growth
Be kind to yourselves and others.
Until next time,