Our weather here in the DMV (DC, MD, VA) has been a mixed bag since our season has changed from Winter to Spring. We went from Winter (very Cold!) to Summer (very Hot!) or as it seems. No really from 40 degrees to 90, almost overnight! But normally when you think of Spring, it’s a period of refreshing. The trees are blossoming, the birds are singing and there is a slight breezy chill in the air. So what does Spring has to do with Order and Organizing?
Many of us think of Spring Cleaning during this time of year. The house has been closed up, families have spent most of their time indoors and it is now time to open up the house and let the air in. Cleaning can be considered phase one of organizing, but cleaning and organizing are technically two different things. In my opinion, cleaning is to remove dust and dirt, but organizing is to remove clutter and disorder.
As you begin to freshen up the house, consider phase two of the process. Once you have cleaned all the windows, washed the window sills and scrubbed the baseboards, then it’s time to sort through the winter clothes, purge and put them away. Move through the Spring and Summer wear, sort, give away and get ready for the New Birth! Shed off the old, and put on the new.
We are in the 4th month of the year already. Assess your progress as it pertains to your objectives & goals for 2013. Do an attitude check… what is your temperature? Are you still in the coldness of the Chaos of your past or have you given Birth to the warmth of your future? Peace and Order are so critical to our well-being. Take a moment to see where you are, so that your Steps may be Ordered to the next level…
Your Season of Refreshing & New Birth has Sprung!!