Throughout human history, the notion of springtime has been linked to renewal, possibility and fresh starts. In modern society, the idea of a “clean out” takes on more than just the material aspect–it’s a point of view that touches upon everything from planting gardens to clearing closets and garages to making changes and assessing ourselves, our possessions and the way we do things. 

We have sourced thoughts about clearing things out and more spring ideas specifically for Amava Members. We mean them to be aspirational and practical, like spring cleaning itself.

 


 

Earning Money

When you start spring cleaning, you realize you may have some valuable things that you are willing to part with. Donations are wonderful, of course, but you can also try to turn some of your cast offs into cash.

If you have some extra living space, you can spiff it up and make some money and some new friends at the same time. 

 

Downsizing

A wise woman once said “all too much has been said about minimalism.” Not everyone needs to get rid of everything and move into a small, immaculate space with no clutter at all, but many people do find it positive to get rid of things and consider downsizing. If you’re looking for some tips on preparing to downsize or actually getting started, we’ve got you covered. Before you commit to a smaller space, you can even try it out and see how it suits you.

 

Personal Growth

If you’re cleaning out anyway, you might want to consider practices for living in the present. It turns out that real-talk with your friends and family is a great way to get in touch with yourself.

Once you’ve gotten your spring cleaning going, whatever that means to you, you’ll be restored and ready to Discover Your Next. And you’ve come to the right place.

 


 

I am going to try to pay attention to the spring. I am going to look around at all the flowers, and look up at the hectic trees. I am going to close my eyes and listen.” Anne Lamott