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Spring Cleaning 101: Tips from a Pro

by on Mar 8, 2011

For the first time in months, there’s a beautiful ray of mid-afternoon sunshine cascading through my window, and illuminating all the dust and grime that’s built up through the winter months.

I dunno if the sun is going to last, but I do know that I can’t pretend like my house doesn’t need a thorough scrubbing and organizing anymore. Grrrr…stupid sun.    Laura Wittman, author of the new book Clutter Rehab suggests “The best places to concentrate on first are the ones that annoy you the most. These little (or big) annoyances can cause as much mental clutter as they do physical.”Two children arranging things in room.

Further, “Take a look around your home, she advises, and pay attention to the inner dialogue that happens when you find yourself frustrated with specific areas. Then create a detailed list of what needs to be done. For example, rather than simply saying ‘clean home office, break it into manageable steps that are each doable in short spurts of time, Wittman says. ‘You’ll be amazed at what you can get done with small bursts of attention.’ ” 

Read more of Laura’s tips at ShelterPop

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