|Last year's spring cleaning cast-offs. Best feeling in the world!|
Flowers...birds...a bittersweet goodbye to boots and sweaters. Because in LA, it's spring time again. 70 degrees and sunny. Not to be confused with the 70-degrees-and-sunny winter season, or the 70-degrees-and-sunny fall. Did I mention I'm an east coast girl at heart and I really, really miss the seasons?
Spring is officially here, and since I no longer get to celebrate new seasons with actual changes in the weather, I celebrate them with new beginnings, new resolutions, and--most important of all--a good old-fashioned clutter clearing.
If you've followed me here for a while, you know how much I love to get rid of clutter. Holding on to more physical clutter (and digital clutter) is directly related to mental clutter. Less belongings equal less mess, less chaos, and more space to breathe, create, and dream. So this spring, I'm really excited to be taking a brand-new and somewhat hard core approach to getting rid of stuff thanks to my friend Morgan at the818.com. She's created a hashtag called #cutyourcrap, and she's tossing 5 things a day for the next 90 days on an epic journey toward a clutter-free summer. Less stuff and more zen by summertime? Count me in.
Sound like too much to handle? That's where Glad Black bags come in. I'm a huge believer in tossing stuff without looking back, so at any given moment during my clutter-clearing phases there are three giant trash bags labeled with masking tape: Trash, Recycle, and Donate. Glad's easy-to-use, industrial strength bags make it super easy to set a timer (10 minutes max!) right before bedtime, take a good hard look around the house, and find five things to toss, recycle, or give away.
I'll be posting some of the things I'm letting go of on Instagram with the #cutyourcrap hashtag, so if you want to join in, come visit me there and don't forget to post some photos of your own--when it comes to tossing stuff, there's definitely motivation in numbers. There's nothing like social media to give you a not-so-gentle nudge when it's time to let go of your prom dress or the instruction manual to an alarm clock that broke during the Clinton administration...
(Let it go. Let it GO...)
*sorry. I couldn't help it!
And for even more clutter clearing inspiration, check out this awesome Glad Black video!
Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by Glad, but concerns my own opinion.