5 Creative Ways to Get Organized for Spring

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Spring is less than a week away.5 Creative Ways to Get Organized for Spring

Now, you may not be all that keen about spring cleaning your home or office…perhaps you’re feeling as if you’d rather not spring clean at all!

You are, however, willing to do a little bit of an update at home or the office.

You’d like to work on a relatively small project so you can say, “At least I’ve organized something!

In this post, I offer several small ways you can get organized for spring, right now.

Brainstorm a couple of birthday or holiday gift ideas.

All of those spring birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, retirement parties, and weddings will be here before you can say “April showers.”

Write down the names of your closest friends and family, and brainstorm several gift ideas.

Tuck these ideas away in your calendar or planner for a later date. If you’re really motivated, you can start your shopping now.

Update identification and travel documents.

When the weather turns warm, your mind turns to traveling, right? Now’s a good time to make sure things are in order. Double-check your driver’s license, ID card, passport and/or international ID to make sure they are valid. If anything is expired, or is soon to expire, start the renewal or reapplication process.

Inspect rain gear.

Does spring mean rain where you live? You’ll want to make sure all of your gear is intact. Umbrellas, rain coats, light jackets and rain boots can take a beating over the course of a year. Repair zippers, buttons, waterproof items, or replace damaged items as need be.

Update your resume.

When’s the last time you updated your resume, curriculum vitae or professional biography? If you’ve changed jobs, been reassigned, promoted, worked on new projects or assignments, created new masterpieces, received a new job title, or received a diploma or certification, you should probably give your resume a makeover.

Make a list of outdoor DIY projects.

Itching to get started on outdoor home or garden projects? Create a list of projects you’d like to work on in the coming weeks. You could get as detailed as you like. You could list out materials to pick up at the store and schedule these projects into your personal calendar, so you know exactly what to look forward to each week or weekend.

How about you? How do you get organized before the spring season? Which of the above projects will you work on? Join the conversation and leave a comment below!

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Rashelle Isip is a New York City-based professional organizer and productivity consultant who helps people get organized so they can stress less, have more fun, and be happier at home. Her work has been featured in Good Housekeeping, Fast Company, Cosmopolitan, The Washington Post, Business Insider, and The Atlantic. Get access to her free guide, 10 Simple Ways to Make Your To-Do Lists More Effective, by clicking here.