The clocks are about to spring forward, baseball is back, and temperatures are rising – all signs that spring has arrived. Spring is also the time when you get the dead leaves out of your yard and gutters, trim dead branches from the trees and pull out the t-shirts and shorts from the back of the closet.
Spring cleaning may seem like a chore, but there’s just something that feels good about getting rid of the clutter and simplifying your life. In addition to parting with the clothes you haven’t worn in over a year, books you haven’t read or “stuff” that just gathers dust, you can “prune” your life.
Why not think of doing the following?
- Purge e-mail and computer files both at home and at the office.
- At home, make it a family affair – get everyone in the house involved in purging and cleaning their stuff and make a family trip to a local charity donation station.
- At work, take a day to purge the paper files. Keep two years’ worth of documentation in your office; send the rest to be scanned or shredded.
- Focus on what’s important; eliminate unnecessary activities from your schedule.