The List: Spring cleaning: Do it

Category:  Opinions
Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 at 7:04 PM

It’s officially spring! And with spring comes spring cleaning, which for those with busy schedules may not feel like it’s worth it. But here are some reasons that might make you decide to partake in the tradition.

— Feels like a fresh start. We’re in the last leg of the semester and cleaning your space, or even just reorganizing it, can make you feel like a new person. It can give you the motivation you need to get through the last couple weeks and prepare for finals.

— You find items you forgot you had. Cleaning and reorganizing your stuff makes you aware of the things you don’t use that often, and it can feel like getting a gift when you find something you’ve been missing.

— Stress reliever. Already stressing about finals or your midterms because they weren’t where you wanted them to be? Clean. Put the stress and emotions you’re dealing with  into cleaning; it helps get rid of the stress in the moment, and in the process you’ll be less stressed in the long term as you now have a clean space.

— Getting rid of unwanted things. Did you get something you have no need for or don’t want for the holidays? Now is the time to get rid of it and not feel bad. Think like Marie Kondo and if it doesn’t “spark joy,” get rid of it.

— Giving back. Once you’ve figured out what to get rid of, looking through your stuff for things you can donate not only helps the community, but will make you feel good.

Erica Burkholder |

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