Mar 17

Spring Cleaning.

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I’m not the neatest person in the world. On a scale from 1 to 10 (1 being a frat house, and 10 being Martha Stewart’s pantry) I’d say I’m about a 6-7 most of the time. I’m pretty good about Swiffering, but my problem is that I usually wait till little piles form all around me before putting anything back.

Junior year of college I was renting a really nice, big room in Newport Beach (check out the ridiculous evolution of my room over the years) so I decided for the first time in my life, I would be committed to being a neat freak the entire year. I hung up my clothes every day, my carpet was consistently vacuumed, and my room always smelled faintly of eucalyptus and lavender. Ever since then I’ve gone back and fourth between neat and messy-ish—generally the busier I am, the less willpower I have to keep the house in order. I’ve been working from home a lot lately, so my desk had almost zero usable surface area left before I finally did something about it.

This weekend I spent 3 hours obsessively straightening up my bedroom (I even lint rolled my entire rug) so I could finally photograph it.  It’s basically spotless in here and I’m loving how zen and hotel-like it feels, so I’m making a mid-year resolution to be tidier. Over the next two weeks, I’m going to do a huge purge and start fresh just in time for spring!

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Posted by Jen at 11:20 am
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  1. LeeLee says:

    Great post. I will be doing the same thing to my place this weekend. It’s time to start fresh and spring is the perfect time for that.

  2. Parra says:

    I welcome you to the tidier club. I also love the way the room looks. I def am inspired.

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