It’s that time of year when spring cleaning your home is likely on your mind. Before you finalize your to-do list, get inspired to think beyond dusting and mopping. These tips will help you wipe the slate clean and find balance in multiple aspects of your life.
1. Less Is More
Between work, appointments, get-togethers and other events, a glance at your calendar may trigger stress and anxiety. Use spring cleaning as a motivator to reprioritize your days. If that meeting isn’t a must-do, cancel it. If you’re dreading that dinner party, politely decline the invitation. A less hectic schedule will be a huge relief.
2. Food Matters
The start of spring is a perfect time to clean up bad eating habits for the whole family. Now that you’ve freed a little time in your schedule, pencil in weekly menu creation and trips to the grocery store to stock up on healthy ingredients and nutritious snacks.
3. Out with the Old
When’s the last time you ventured into the deepest, darkest corners of your pantry? Chances are, you’re collecting soup cans and snacks you didn’t even know were there. Throw away outdated items and reorganize the shelves to make meal prep easier. Bonus tip: Discard anything that doesn’t align with your new healthy eating plan to make room for nutritious snacks like Balance Bars.
4. Inbox Intervention
If we had to guess, there are few things in your life as cluttered as your email inbox. It’s time to give this important communication tool some much-deserved attention. Create a folder system, unsubscribe from unwanted emails, and delete messages you no longer need. Those days of searching endlessly for an important email will be in the past.
5. The Closet Cleanse
How often do you look in your closet and think, “I have nothing to wear”? If you’re staring at pants that don’t fit and dresses you aren’t confident in, it’s time to purge. Set aside an afternoon to go through your clothes and donate things that fall into the “I don’t love this” category. Next time you open your closet, you’ll only find options that make you look and feel great.
What other areas of your life would benefit from a deep clean? Share your thoughts and tips on the Balance Bar Facebook page.