Why Spring Is The Best Season To Declutter March 30, 2019
I could make a good case for why each season is the best time of year to declutter. But if I were to vote for a #1 season it would be spring.
Feng shui, decluttering and home organization go hand-in-hand with ‘spring cleaning’. The energy of spring brings new life energy, change and action. This burst of life energy and movement is exactly what’s needed to get the work done.
Spring brings the feeling of beginnings and a fresh start. It’s natural to feel inspired to open up the windows and let the fresh energy of spring inside. That fresh energy will help to clear out the old and make way for the new. You can take this a step further and turn your attention to cleaning, decluttering and feng shui.
Why declutter in the first place? When clutter gets out of control it will wreck havoc in your life. It eats up your life-force energy, peace of mind, your time and money. Clutter has a drastic affect on your mood and the quality of your life. What would you rather be doing with your time, energy and money?
If you struggle with clutter and disorganization it’s the action energy of spring that you need to tap into. Decluttering is all about taking action and making decisions. What do I want to keep? Where do I put those things? When you delay making a decision about where to put something or if you should let it go it becomes clutter.
4 simple action steps for decluttering success
- Make the commitment to declutter. Making a commitment to do something is a crucial step for success.
- Schedule time for it on your calendar. This action holds you accountable and will help you follow through.
- Sort through your belongings one category at a time. This will reduce the overwhelm that comes with decluttering many categories together. It will also give you a clear picture of what you have.
- Decide what you want to keep. This will show you what to let go. When you discover what you love and value you'll find it easier to let go of the things you don’t.
This may sound simple but it’s the simple things in life that often hold the most meaning.
One of the benefits of hiring me or someone else to help you declutter is the accountability it provides. It takes your commitment to get organized to the next level. A scheduled time with someone to walk you through step-by-step holds you accountable. This makes a huge difference. Without that support it’s easy to keep procrastinating.
Don’t worry about how far you need to go to complete the process of decluttering and organizing your space. Instead, focus on how far you’ve come and keep going one step at a time and you’ll get there. Happy decluttering!
Megan Montero is a feng shui consultant and plant spirit medicine healer with 15 years experience helping people transform their lives with feng shui. She offers feng shui and home organizing consultations on location in the Santa Cruz, San Jose and Monterey areas and anywhere in the world over Skype. She practices Plant Spirit Medicine at her office in Santa Cruz.