Published on March 27th, 2023 | by Isabelle Karamooz, Founder of FQM


How to Make the Best of Spring Cleaning

Spring is a time of renewal and growth, and it is celebrated in many different ways around the world. No matter where you are, spring is a time to celebrate new beginnings, growth, and the beauty of nature and a time to a Spring cleaning and decluttering!

Set a goal and a list on a note book or sheet of paper.
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Here are some tips to help with spring cleaning and decluttering:

Set a goal: Before you start cleaning and decluttering, set a specific goal for what you want to achieve. This will help you stay focused and motivated throughout the process.

Take it one room of your house at a time: Instead of trying to tackle your entire home at once, focus on one room at a time. This will help you avoid feeling overwhelmed and make the task more manageable.

Create a plan: Develop a plan of attack for each room. This might include sorting items into piles for donation, recycling, and trash, as well as creating a system for organizing the items you plan to keep.

Get rid of what you don’t need: Be ruthless when it comes to decluttering. If you haven’t used something in a while or it no longer brings you joy, consider donating it or selling it.

Organize as you go: As you declutter, create a system for organizing the items you plan to keep. This might include sorting items by category or color, or investing in storage solutions like baskets or bins.

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Deep clean: Once you’ve decluttered a room, take the time to deep clean it. This might include dusting, vacuuming, or wiping down surfaces.

Maintain your progress: To avoid having to do a major spring cleaning and decluttering every year, make a habit of regularly decluttering and organizing your home throughout the year. This will help keep your home tidy and clutter-free.

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Remember, spring cleaning and decluttering can be a daunting task, but taking it step by step and being consistent with it can lead to a more organized and peaceful living space.

About the Author

is originally from Versailles, France. Isabelle harbored a lifelong fascination with exploring the world. Her journey began at 17 when she seized the opportunity to study abroad in Rhonda, Spain, igniting a passion for travel that took her across continents. From vibrant Hong Kong to picturesque Ireland, from the historic streets of Italy to the enchanting landscapes of Morocco, she embraced diverse cultures and experiences, truly embodying the spirit of a global citizen. After several years of exploration, Isabelle found a sense of home in Los Angeles, where she immersed herself in the vibrant cultural scene while working at the French Consulate. With a deep-seated love for the arts and history, she pursued her academic endeavors, earning a Bachelor's degree in History from the University of California, Berkeley. Furthering her dedication to education, she has studied to pursue a Master's program in teaching at the University of Southern California, eventually sharing her knowledge and passion as a French instructor for aspiring students at UNLV and CSN in Nevada. Driven by her passion for storytelling and cultural exchange, Isabelle founded French Quarter Magazine, where she serves as the Editor-in-Chief. In this role, she orchestrates the publication's diverse content, from conducting interviews and pitching story ideas to capturing captivating moments through photography. Currently, she is channeling her creative energies into her first English-language work, a novel that delves into the compelling life of Coco Chanel. Filled with adventure, intrigue, and a touch of romance, her debut novel promises to captivate readers with its rich tapestry of history and emotion.

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