Lifestyle & Fashion Blogger

2 March 2021

How To Spring Clean Your Life

*Items in these post photos are previous PR products. 
Please see the end of the post for more details.



It's that time of year where we start to think about spring cleaning our homes, whether it's hoovering under the sofas, flipping the mattresses (a monstrous task), clearing the shed out or sorting out the cupboard under the stairs (Yes, people still have those!). 


But instead of telling you to get the Dettol or your Dyson out, I want to talk to you about how to spring your life. 

How To Spring Clean Your Life


Yep, you read it right. Sometimes we need to look at the different aspects of our lives and maybe change things up or just give our routine a little revamp. It doesn't have to be anything life changing, far from it. It can be something so small but yet significant. 


I always find a little spring clean, whether it's actually cleaning the house or just making a few alterations on my lifestyle/routine, can really help my mindset and allow myself to not get stuck in a mundane routine. There's nothing worse than waking up and carrying out the same routine everyday. (kind of like what we're all doing now in a way...)


A little shake up never hurt anyone, here are some ways I will practice to spring clean my life and maybe some you can try too -


1) SORT  THROUGH  THE  WARDROBE
____________
I'll definitely be doing this before I get the Spring/Summer clothes back out of the storage bags and back into the wardrobe. I'll have a good sort out of my Winter clothes as I'm sure there's jumpers I haven't worn during these colder months which I know I won't wear again next Winter. The only bug bear of a clothes sort-out is the excessive amount of coat hangers sprawled on my bed. Seriously, after a clothes declutter, it's like Mount Coat Hangers on my bed!

How To Spring Clean Your Life


2) GO  ON  A  UNFOLLOWING  SPREE
___________
Now, a little bit of advice. Please don't do a massive unfollowing spree all at once on Instagram, you'll end up getting blocked from doing anything for a few days. I know, a massive ball ache. I've started unfollowing people (maybe just 4/5 a day) who are either inactive or simply just don't inspire me anymore. It doesn't mean I'm heartless (that's a guilt I've tried to get over) it just means that I want my feed to be positive and inspiring. Nothing wrong with that whatsoever. Remember, have a look on Twitter, Facebook or even Snapchat, a digital spring clean is always good. 


3) SET  A  BUDGET
___________
Budgeting is a task I have set myself over the last 2/3 years and I can honestly my savings account is joyous because of it. There's something very satisfying when checking your bank account and noticing that there's a little money spare at the end of the month. I have allowed myself a little treat here and there for good behaviour but otherwise I spend wisely with my pay cheque and I only buy the things I need rather than want. Clothes being the prime example of that. Having the sort out of my wardrobe has allowed me to buy more classic, versatile and durable clothes which I know will last for years and years. Also, I need to budget because I want a mortgage for a house. But I think I'm quite a far way off from getting one. Sticking to a budget has allowed me to be so much better with my money that my bank balance loves me now.



4) STEP  AWAY  FROM  THE  TECHNOLOGY
___________
For me, I do like a daily social media detox and to just step away from the technology at different times in the day. For example, when my phone needs charging, I charge it in another room and turn off the Wifi so I don't get tempted by every buzz or ding notifying me of a notification from Twitter or a text message. I like to go for a walk (weather dependant) or do something around the house such as cleaning (the irony). That's valuable time spent away from a screen and something I make the most of.  

 
How To Spring Clean Your Life


5) CHANGE  YOUR  FOOD  PLAN
___________
Honestly guys, I do not mean go on a diet. But do you or have you gotten to a point where you are fed up to the back teeth of eating toast everyday for breakfast? Change things up a little! Make some French toast with berries and syrup, add a few eggs (whatever your favourite style) to your toasted bread. The possibilities are endless! I'm not just talking about breakfast, but each meal you consume a day. A little diet change and trying new foods may surprise your taste buds and let you discover new recipes to cook. This is an idea I want to attempt in the next few weeks as I'm looking at my diet and I'm a little fed up of eating the same foods every week. 



6) REDEFINE  MAKEUP  //  SKINCARE  ROUTINE
___________
One positive I can take out of the first lockdown is that I finally formulated and structured a beneficial skincare routine that really nourishes my skin. I've reached a stage where I look forward to carrying out my morning and evening skincare routine!
In terms of makeup, a few weeks ago, I had a mahoosive clear out of my makeup bag and there were makeup items in there that were growing 'things' let's just say. Most tubes or bottles were almost empty and needed throwing out. It gave me the chance to either replace or take stock of what items I necessarily didn't need. Currently, my makeup bag feels a lot lighter and all the items inside are items I always use when applying makeup. Happy days.

How To Spring Clean Your Life



7) CLEAN  THE  THINGS  THAT  DON'T  GET  CLEANED  DAILY
___________
The windows, the guttering, the car, the bike, the driveway, the cushions, the throws, the carpets...the list is endless. But it's a great opportunity to spring clean those parts of the house that gather dust and dirt throughout the year. Do it while the weather is reasonably ok (obviously I wouldn't rely too much on British weather, but you know). 


8) REFLECT  ON THE  PREVIOUS  YEAR
__________
Hmm, I think if we all did this, we'd all pretty much have the same result in how we'd sum these last 12 months up. However, if there is anything you think you could improve on in your life or if there's a new habit you have created which you like, then take that as a positive when reflecting on the previous 12 months before! Let's face it, we all need a bit of positivity in our lives right now!

How To Spring Clean Your Life


So these are the ways that I plan to spring clean my life this year. There are plenty of other ways to spring clean every aspect of your life, it's all about personal preference. 


How would you spring clean your life? Let me know!



*The diary/notebook in these photos are past PR products with no obligation to include or post about. All spring cleaning views are my own. For more information, please read my disclaimer. Thank you for your support as always!

90 comments:

  1. Whenever the season change, I sort through and swap over my wardrobes. It helps me decutter and donate clothes that I'll never wear again. It's such a good way of seeing the items to wear for the next season!

    Rosie

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love swapping my wardrobes, it gives me the opportunity to get rid of the clothes I no longer wear or have use for! I like to donate them to charity shops as if it's still good quality, somebody else can get use out of them!

      Delete
  2. Thanks for sharing, these ideas I have done a digital spring clean before, maybe it's time for one again soon :)

    Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love a good digital spring clean Nic, it's always good to do one now and again!

      Delete
  3. I kinda do this every month with my releasing / intention setting ritual. Energetically, it gives me a right clear out! But I love a physical de-clutter too.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's good to hear Jenny, it sounds like it really helps you have a good clear-out! You can't beat a physical declutter!

      Delete
  4. This is great advice Lucy. I think it is so important that we let the usual spring clean thing extend to us. Changing our habits can be hugely beneficial for us.

    I know I could definitely do with a spring clean!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Claire!
      Yeah I think it's good to remember that the spring cleaning doesn't to just have to apply to the house, but to ourselves also. Changing habits is a good thing to do and can help our mindset so much!

      Delete
  5. Love this! Definitely need to take some of these tips and use them. Especially the technology and unfollowing accounts that don’t serve you! Great advice xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Steph!
      There's no point following accounts which don't serve you or are inactive! xx

      Delete
  6. I needed to read this today!! I've been meaning to get a little more organized and clean out my "life" a bit! Thank you for sharing and inspiring me :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm glad I've inspired you Stephanie, happy spring clean!

      Delete
  7. Great tips. I always like a digital detox every few months, a good way to change up the feed too.

    Anika | chaptersofmay.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Absolutely Anika, a good social media clear out is always good!

      Delete
  8. I'm loving these suggestions Lucy! I started doing a social media cleanse a little while back and gradually unfollowed accounts that were inactive. It's so satisfying to take control of your social media feed again! x

    https://www.femaleoriginal.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Faye!
      It really is satisfying having that control over social media! x

      Delete
  9. I've just had the biggest clear out and it honestly feels absolutely amazing!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

    ReplyDelete
  10. These are great ideas. I definitely think its important to step away from social media and technology is general regularly.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes I think stepping away from technology everyday is something we should all try and do x

      Delete
  11. So many amazing suggestions! having a clear out of who you follow is so good for your soul!

    Katie | katieemmabeauty.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Katie!
      It definitely is good for the soul!

      Delete
  12. Love these suggestions! I'm sorted with my wardrobe; the digit cleanse is something that I need to do.
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you!
      I hope you manage to get that digital cleanse done! xx

      Delete
  13. I do love a spring clean! Remembering to spring clean your phone and social media is always a good idea too!

    Katy | www.katystephenson.com | www.thegrownupsclub.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You can't beat a good spring clean Katy!
      It's always good to have that spring clean of your phone and social media!

      Delete
  14. I love doing a spring clean! But I definitely need to do the things I usually put off like hovering under the sofas! I love the idea of also having a spring clean on social media! X

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I always put off hoovering under the sofas as it's a nightmare moving them! x

      Delete
  15. I love a spring clean and I love how you've taken the approach with every area of life including social media and your food routine too - great tips x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Della, I think it's great to look at every aspect when it comes to a spring clean rather than just focusing on the hoovering or polishing! x

      Delete
  16. Thank you so much for sharing this lovely! You've made me want to do so many things today, like clean my car, bake some goodies and certainly change up what I have for breakfast haha. Thoroughly enjoyed reading this blog post :)

    Isobel x

    www.fashionistachic.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope you manage to get those things done Isobel, I'm glad I've inspired you to get things done! x

      Delete
  17. I've been taking a lot of time away from social media lately and taking the time to unfollow people! Really does the trick x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It sounds like it's done you the world of good doing that Kayleigh x

      Delete
  18. I organised my wardrobe about a year ago but I think it's important to do it regularly. Cleaning stuff that doesn't get cleaned much is such a good idea, especially now! xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's definitely a task that needs to be done more regularly than once a year Caroline!
      There's no better time to clean the stuff that doesn't normally get cleaned! xx

      Delete
  19. I love this! It's so good to have a good clear out of everything once in a while. Thanks for sharing your tips 💜

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Fiona! A good clear out is always good x

      Delete
  20. What a fab post! I totally feel you on an unfollowing spree, it's so important to keep your space a positive place, but hate how restricting Instagram are. I've been trying to remove inactive followers, but it's a pain to only be able to do so many a day xx

    Hannah | https://luxuryblush.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Hannah!
      It is annoying that Instagram is so restrictive in that way, I wish it wasn't like that! xx

      Delete
  21. Love this post! I need to take a few of these ideas and do one every week. Cleaning my wardrobe is always a the top of my list when we get into a new season. Thank you for sharing this, it gives me motivation to start!

    Julia x
    Last Post: The Best Fountains to See in Paris ⛲

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Julia!
      I think it's always good to do a seasonal clear out of the wardrobe x

      Delete
  22. I started doing way more of this during lockdown, cleaning THAT drawer which you never get round to doing, or worse the cleaning cupboards. I need to tackle next taking out all my pots and pans and cutlery and doing the kitchen cupboards! xx

    www.iridescentplaces.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. There's always that ONE drawer in the house that is crammed full of random stuff which you never get round to sorting out!
      That's one job I actually need to do too! xx

      Delete
  23. As much as i'd love to step away from technology- im addicted haha! I've been wanting to sort through my wardrobe and organise it so my spring/summer clothes are more predominant! Some awesome tips Lucy!

    Ellie // www.thediaryofellie.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think so many of us are addicted to technology Ellie, you're definitely not the only one!
      Thank you Ellie! x

      Delete
  24. A new season always gets me motivated to clean out my wardrobe, I don't know what it is but I just feel like I need to change it around every season even though it's such a big task. I actually love the food plan change, may have to do that!

    Samantha | https://samanthajblogs.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm exactly the same Samantha! I always sort through my clothes every season and have a good clear out when needed!
      A food plan is always a good change to make, especially when you're bored of your diet!

      Delete
  25. Aw, these are all excellent ideas! I'm been on cleaning/organizing my kitchen/pantry as well as my wardrobe! I also like to add in some little bright pieces of home decor around. Honestly, with social media, I do it as I go! Thanks for sharing xx

    www.lynnmumbingmejia.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Lynn! It sounds like you've been keeping yourself busy! xx

      Delete
  26. These are all brilliant ideas. I could definitely do with sorting some of these things out.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you lovely, I hope it's inspired you to have a spring clean of your own!

      Delete
  27. These are such great tips on spring cleaning your life! Thanks so much for sharing this important post!

    ReplyDelete
  28. i absolutely adore these tips!! a lot of these are things i try to do frequently throughout the year, but there's something so psychologically satisfying about doing them during spring, and i'm here for it! i feel guilty about unfollowing people as well, but i'm working on not caring, and it just makes all my feeds so much more enjoyable. also, you used the word "mahoosive" & it reminded me that i used to say that all the time!! think i need to bring that word back into my regular vocab :') xx

    brineandbooks.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Macey!
      I agree with you lovely, there's a great satisfaction with doing a clearout etc during the Spring!
      It's so important to make your feeds more enjoyable and a happy place.
      I do love the word mahoosive and it's word I don't use often enough! xx

      Delete
  29. I so need to do a wardrobe clear out soon! Definitely top pf my spring cleaning list! Also planning a digital detox soon because my screen time is through the roof lately!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm glad to hear that you are on top of your spring cleaning list!
      I hope you manage to fit in that digital detox soon, it sounds like you need it!

      Delete
  30. I love these tips, due to covid I've been quite on top of cleaning those things that don't get done all the time so that one's already done. I usually do a big beauty and wardrobe clear out twice a year but I've been struggling recently because I'm not using some of the stuff I'd typically wear a lot, I don't want to accidentally throw out something I love in the real world. My wardrobe is a STATE though, I need to do something with it ASAP x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Sophie!
      I think being in lockdown, everyone has kept on top of the cleaning etc!
      I like that you do a big beauty and clothes clear out twice a year, that's such a good idea!
      I agree with you on the clothes clear out, it's hard to do a sort out when there clothes we haven't worn in a while because of being in lockdown and it's stuff we'll probably wear once lockdown is over! x

      Delete
  31. These are such great tips, Lucy! It's so important to think of spring cleaning as more than just a mental thing, isn't it? There's so many elements of our daily lives that we can detox for a new season. Thank you for sharing <3

    xo,
    Britney | prettylittlehangers.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Britney!
      Absolutely, there's so many aspects of our lives that need a detox and a spring clean, not just the house! x

      Delete
  32. Some great tips! I love a clear out and it makes me feel so good. Siobhan ♡ | Vegan Babe Life

    ReplyDelete
  33. I feel like I have subconsciously done all of these things already over the past month!

    Danielle xx
    https://www.thereluctantblogger.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha I think being in lockdown means we've done a lot more than we usually do! xx

      Delete
  34. I'm so bad for constantly checking my phone, especially when I'm doing something like cleaning. Definitely need to just put it away and turn off notifications

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's something I'm trying to not do so often now Jodie, it's so easy to get distracted by your phone, especially when a notification pops up!

      Delete
  35. I love spring cleaning, but decluttering your mind is so important too! These are lovely tips. I think going through emails/messages and going through unanswered things is satisfying to do. I love clearing my inbox and wardrobe. It's just as productive as cleaning your home. Thank you for sharing lovely!

    Em x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Em!
      I love going through my emails and deleting the unwanted emails everyday! x

      Delete
  36. I have so many things that need doing! Cleaning, listing clothes to sell, getting into a skincare routine etc. I just hope that the warmer weather comes soon - it always makes me feel hopeful and brighter x

    Emily | emiliamarlowe.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I agree with you on the warm weather, it does make things feel more hopeful and brighter! x

      Delete
  37. I did all of thing from your list when second lock down started and that really change my life.

    New Post - https://www.exclusivebeautydiary.com/2021/03/clarins-lip-comfort-oil-04-candy.html

    ReplyDelete
  38. I need to sort through my wardrobe too once the weather gets warmer & I also need to do a deep clean of my apartment!
    I had a social media detox day recently & it was so nice not constantly checking notifications!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope you manage to get that deep clean of your apartment done lovely!
      A social media detox is always good to do!

      Delete
  39. I love these ideas!
    I definitely need to look into downsizing my clothes and having a spring / summer / winter wardrobe

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm glad you like these suggestions Alice, it's always good to have a sort out of your wardrobe!

      Delete
  40. I am loving all of these ideas, Lucy! There is something about the sun coming out, and the prospect of the seasons changing into spring, that just make you want to declutter and clean everything, isn't there? I deffo need to have a look through my wardrobe and have a clear out/tidy up. I like that you have included reflecting on the year too!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Aimsy xoxo
    Aimsy’s Antics

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Aimsy!
      I totally agree lovely, the sun and brighter days can be a huge motivator in cleaning and sorting out things! xx

      Delete
  41. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  42. Some fab tips! I cannot wait to get my life into order!

    Amber | The Unpredicted Page | https://theunpredictedpage.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's always good to get your life in order Amber!

      Delete
  43. Im SO with you about the digital spring clean, over the last few weeks I've slowly unfollowed nearly 200 pages that just don't align with me any more, and I haven't missed any of them! It just means I actually see more of the accounts I actually care about! Makes my online space actually feel like mine, how magical! haha! Milli x - http://millidavison.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Wow that's a real unfollowing spree you went on Milli, well done you! It's great to have an online space that makes you happy and positive!

      Delete
  44. I love these tips Lucy! I really need to go on an unfollowing spree, it's been a while since I've done one so I think it's well overdue!

    Amy | sassycatlady.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Amy!
      I hope you manage to get an unfollowing spree done soon!

      Delete
  45. These are such great ideas for spring cleaning in your life! Thanks so much for sharing all this!

    ReplyDelete

Copyright @ Lucy Mary. Blog Design by KotrynaBassDesign