Whether it’s Khāne-takānī in the Zoroastrian faith, removal of Chametz before Passover in the Jewish tradition, cleaning before Songkran in Thailand, or cleaning the home before Chinese (lunar) New Year, as well as cleaning the altar on Maundy Thursday in several Orthodox Catholic traditions, many faiths and cultures participate in some manner of New Year or spring cleaning.
If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed by the clutter in your home and jonesing to do a bit of spring cleaning, start with these 7 steps:
Gather together any loose paper laying around the house. Often our mail piles in numerous places and half the battle is just getting it all together to sort it. Once you have it, spend an hour (or 4 depending on the volume) sorting it into shred, recycle and file piles. Then…do that. Shred it, recycle it or file it.