Spring Clean Your Bedroom!

Spring is a wonderful time of the year where everything is fresh and new. That’s why it’s so popular to deep clean your home during the spring. I plan on cleaning my bedroom on Friday when I have off from work. You should too!
First, I open my windows to let some fresh air in and find a playlist to listen to on Spotify. Music helps me to keep going and I like setting goals for myself such as finishing folding my shirts by the end of two songs. 
Next, I pick up all my clothes off the floor and put them on my bed. I sort through them and make sure I wash anything that is dirty. I sort and fold or hang up the rest of my clothes. I put my off season clothes in a plastic bin in my closet. I then sort my drawer by types of clothing. In my closet, I hang my clothes by type and color. I put my shoes in the over the door hanger and set my boots in a neat row on the left side of my closet under the dresses.
Third, I collect all of my books and put them back on my bookshelf. I then dust everything from my ceiling fan, to my books, my trinkets, mementos, and furniture. I neaten up my desk and make sure all my schoolbooks and papers are in order.
I vacuum my floor and rugs and wash my sheets. I then make my bed and spray a nice fabric refresher on my couch and blankets. I also make sure to defur the dog bed in my room.
It usually takes me a few hours to clean because I have a habit of letting things get a bit messy and not being consistent with my daily cleaning. It is nice and takes weight off my shoulders when my room is clean. It makes me feel a lot better about myself to live in a clean environment.
I plan on doing a spring cleaning series over the next few weeks. Let me know which areas of a home you would like me to feature! If you spring cleaned your home, tell me about it!

How To Cheer Yourself Up When You Are Feeling Down

Everyone feels sad sometimes. Nobody is free from down days. I’ve been feeling really sad lately. I was diagnosed with depression as a teen but I’ve learned ways to manage. I’m also lucky that my current employer has free anonymous counseling for employees going through hard times. It’s nice to have someone to talk to even if my job is partially to cause of my latest bout of negative feelings. Here are some other things I do to cheer myself up.
  • Eat chocolate! I love chocolate and I have a major sweet tooth. I am trying to lose weight but I tell myself as long as I don’t gorge myself, I can still treat myself to chocolate. It is also nice that Easter candy is on clearance right now.
  • Treat yourself to a spa day! I did this last night after dinner. I had a long day at work where I had cried several times and had to attend an hour long meeting with the HR District Manager. It was not a good day for me so I knew I need to relax. I took a bubble bath, wore a face mask, and painted my nails a really cute pastel blue color (I’ll post a picture later). Sometimes, a bit of pampering is what you need to cheer up.
  • Go for a walk! I love to take the dogs on a walk. I can walk in silence, enjoy the scenery, and just think. My dogs enjoy the exercise too.
  • Take a nap! It’s okay to take some time for yourself and and sleep. It’s not being lazy. It’s okay to spend a day alone lounging around. If that’s what you need, that’s what you need.

What are some things you do when you are feeling down? I’d love to hear some new ideas and tricks to try.

Inspiration Board 11: Spring Fling

Inspiration Board 11: Spring Fling

Simone Rocha short dress
$1,710 – net-a-porter.com

Marc by Marc Jacobs tote handbag
designerscentralstore.com

Essie nail polish
dermstore.com

Woven rug
kessinhouse.com

Spring home decor
laylagrayce.com

Drinkware
villeroy-boch.com

Update!

Hey y’all! Sorry I’ve been MIA. I’ve been sick. Working at a drug store has exposed me to a lot of germs so I’ve had everything from the stomach virus to a terrible head cold the last few weeks. I’m trying to get better though because next week, I get to help stock a new store! The new store opens in April and I’m excited! It’s closer to home so I hope to get transferred to that store. They allow us to store hop though so I can still work at my old store for extra hours!

In other news, I am planning a trip to Disney in January 2017. I am so excited and I have started a vacation club account through my local credit union. I am so motivated to save money so don’t mind all the money saving posts I’ve saved on my Bloglovin’ account.

How is everyone doing? Hopefully y’all are healthy and planning lots of fun things for the next year? 🙂