Day 1: Clear Your Cozy Spot! Declutter and Find Peace
Updated: Apr 23
30 day Spring Cleaning Challenge!
Welcome to the first day of spring! Today the 30 day Spring Cleaning Challenge begins... 🌱
Each day for 30 days I'll share One Thing to clear clutter and organize. These will be in blog posts and in the TidyWild Facebook group, where I'll sometimes post videos and other tips. To see why I chose "One Thing" and maybe find inspiration, see my blog post called The Power of One Thing.
It's amazing how much we can do with just choosing One Thing to do each day...and actually doing it! If possible, get up and do the One Thing right after reading the challenge each day so there's no time to talk yourself out of it :)
This not only can get things done, it sends a wonderful message to our internal self and is a wonderful gift to our Future Self.
Clearing the Cozy Spot
Clear around your favorite place to rest - maybe it's a couch cushion, a bed, a spot at the dining room table - anywhere you say "aaahhh" when you land there.
Take away anything that doesn't belong or feels off.
Give it a little wipe with a damp cloth or sponge, maybe vacuum, maybe add a vase of fresh flowers…whatever it takes to freshen it up and make it inviting.
Then let yourself sit/lay in that spot and truly, deeply rest as a celebration. Even if it's just for a moment...
If you really want to do this, don't leave the area until you're done and finish the job. To help with this...
Before beginning, have what you need handy, including a "take elsewhere" container and a trash bin. I also had a damp, clean rag, my vacuum cleaner and some fresh flowers.
(Take elsewhere container = things that need to go somewhere else. Take them to their homes AFTER clearing and cleaning).
I just did the One Thing for the day and was SO SURPRISED, even though this the challenge I put out there for you 😂
I honestly didn't think there was anything to do in my own cozy space, but when I looked at it through the lens of my camera, I noticed I hadn't dusted or vacuumed that corner in ages and it was really uninviting.
No wonder I haven't felt comfortable sitting there for awhile! One of my favorite things to do to rest and relax is to read a book by the fire, cat on my lap, warm coffee or tea in my hand, and a cozy blanket around me :) I'd been feeling like I couldn't concentrate long enough on a book...now I feel like I can do this again!
Here are my before and after photos:
I actually sat here the next day with a good book, a cat in my lap, a cup of coffee and a blanket - it's a miracle!
Have fun tidying your cozy space, or, as always, if this One Thing doesn't resonate with you, choose your own One Thing that will make this day better and brighter :)