Spring is the rebirth of the Earth, giving new life to all things that died in fall and froze in the winter. Spring means a new beginning for not only flowers, but us people as well. A spring cleaning is the perfect start to living an organized life. But, it doesn’t just apply to old clothes and unused knick-knacks. Learn what I’ve been doing to Spring Clean every aspect of my life.
1. Leave those bad friends behind.
There are friends that we keep around simply because we’ve known them our entire lives or because we don’t want the drama that comes with friendship breakups. This is completely understandable, but at some point you really have to think to yourself, “Does this person truly care about me? Are they there for me when I need them most? Do they have my back?” If the answer is no to any of these questions, it’s time to go your separate ways. But it doesn’t have to be dramatic. Just slowly distancing yourself from them can get the job done.
2. Start eating healthier.
I’ve seen a lifetime of videos on Facebook about animal farms and the inhumane conditions they’re kept. I love animals and hate to see them hurt, but I also love eating meat. I’m certain that at some point in my life I’ll become a pescetarian or possibly even a vegan. But in the mean time, I’ve made settle changes to my diet that helps out my fellow animals. An example is in my milk. I’ve stopped buying regular 2% milk and started buying organic instead. Organic milk ensures that the cows aren’t locked in cages and are free to eat as much grass as their heart desires and roam free.
3. Stop letting ex’s back in your life.
This is a toughie. As a woman with quite a few exes, I understand how one may just want to bury the hatchet with them and remain “cordial.” However, keeping exes as friends isn’t always a good thing. Most times, they have an alternate agenda that involves getting back together with you. Don’t fall into this trap. Remember that you guys broke up for a reason. It’s okay to wish them the best. But turn around, and don’t look back. Ever.
4. If you didn’t wear it last season, toss it.
My last advice involves clothes, of course. Growing up, I remember my mom claiming two of the closets in my parents bedroom, as well as the storage room in the basement. She kept her prom shoes, my baby shoes, boxes of my brother’s baby clothes, and even some pregnancy clothes. It’s safe to say that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Even now, I have clothes in my closet that I’ve owned since my freshman year of high school. But, I’ve started this new seasonal rule for myself. If I didn’t wear it last Spring, I gotta throw it away. If I didn’t wear it then, why would I wear it now?