In partnership with Ally Meyers of The Scoop Saratoga
Oh, that first sign of spring! You open the front door to hear the birds chirping and your heart skips a beat. AND if you’re anything like me, you’ve just hit your limit. Your limit of winter in upstate New York, that is. DONE with the thirty-something weather, and ready to throw those windows open and begin a little spring cleaning.
Now in an effort to openly and honestly portray my home life, I’m far from any Martha Stewart. And with four young boys, my house is usually a disaster. But I’ll be honest yet again: I love the cathartic nature of a solid scrub session. Having an excuse to turn off the screens, zone out and clean my worries away. I get some of my best thinking done in these moments of solitude. Something that I don’t have much of anymore. And at the same time, something that I have to be very intentional to schedule INTO my life. In whatever form I can.
Some of the “spring cleaning” checklists that arrive in my feed are, well… a bit too much for my limited time and attention. Like a bedroom closet? That’s an all-day affair in this home. So I’ve compiled the small jobs that make a big difference in THIS house. Those things that poke at me throughout the year, yet I never take the time to address. And I even put it into a fun little printable so that you can work alongside me, dedicating a little time each day to your own excuse for solitude.
Note that this is NOT a calendar. If it’s a weekday and you don’t have much time? Then choose a smaller task. Weekend and you have a few hours? Choose a more involved project. And since it’s that darn perfection that usually stands in the way of us starting most things, I encourage it to be used with my motto… PROGRESS OVER PERFECTION.
Written by our blog partner, Ally Meyers of The Scoop Saratoga
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