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5 Winter Projects to Help You Get Ready for Spring

| 12/13/2017 2:58:00 PM

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It’s getting cold now, and the snow is on its way. If you aren’t a fan of winter sports and activities, you are going to be spending more time indoors than at any other time of the year. It can get depressing just wishing away the winter and hoping for spring to arrive.

Wouldn’t it be nice to make the best of your time inside and make positive changes in time for spring? You’re going to be inside anyway. You may as well have some accomplishments to show for it. Take a look around your house and see what spaces need your attention. Here are a few things you can do to beat the winter doldrums and get your house ready for spring.

1. Get Rid of Things

Decluttering your house will give you more room and make your home and your mind clearer. Get rid of clothes and other household items you no longer use. Don’t waste time saving clothes that no longer fit. That will only depress you. Donate them to charity, and be happy someone else might be able to use them. Do it before January 1st, and you can write off the value of the items from your taxable earnings.

For the things you are going to keep, put like with like. Don’t go insane trying to tackle the whole house or even a whole floor. One basement is not the same as another’s. It may require focusing on one shelf, one drawer or one square yard of floor space at a time. Try hard to get rid of things you haven’t used in over a year. Yes, there may be a time you will need that item in the future, but then you can treat yourself to something new.

You will appreciate your things more when they are organized, and you will probably forget all about the things you get rid of. Enjoy your newly freed space while it lasts.

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