It’s finally Spring, and while it may not really feel or even look like it, we’re taking the official turn of the season as a time for “Spring Cleaning”. Despite it being super cliché, we would like to think of it as the perfect excuse to spruce our places up a bit.
Of course, dishes may need to be wished and laundry always needs to be done, but what about creating an environment that will promote overall health and wellness? Where you live may have a greater impact on your routine and healthy (or not) tendencies than you might think. For example, it’s common knowledge that having cookies in your cupboard will increase your likelihood of your eating them than if you had to go out and buy them each time you had a craving. Similarly, if your home is messy and cluttered, it will make you feel messy, cluttered and sluggish.
Spring is a time for reinvention and we want nothing more than for you to feel just that: renewed. Follow this spring cleaning to do list and you’ll be well on your way to a healthier lifestyle.
1. Organize Dishes, Pans & Cooking Utensils
I know my mother always told me to “cook as I clean”, but that is undoubtedly easier said than done. Typically, after I’m done preparing a meal for myself, all I want to do is gobble it up. However, this is a no-no as I often “forget” to then clean up after myself and let the pile of dishes accumulate. Start with a clean slate and clean your dishes!
In addition, make sure your dishes and cutlery are organized (and clean). If everything is strewn about haphazardly, you will be less likely to step – let alone cook – in the kitchen and this is a huge detriment for your healthy lifestyle! Organize dishes, glasses, and tupperware together and hang your pots, pans, and cooking utensils in plain view. It might just be the inspiration you need to take the leap into the kitchen.