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The Sunday Journal

Every Sunday we release The Journal, a weekly collection of musings on lifestyle, wardrobe, and culture—in efforts to redefine what it means to come home.

 
 

Case Study: A Deep Winter Clean

 
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Spring Cleaning is a hard-set cultural touch point. Every year as winter dwindles and is replaced by the warmth of spring, we’re met with the idea of refreshing and tidying up the spaces we occupy. Cleansing is an important part of growth and moving forward, and for that reason we’d like to make a case for deep winter cleaning.

During the colder months most of us burrow down indoors, which makes winter the perfect time to clean and disinfect. In addition to your typical cleaning routine, hit up frequent touch spots like the handles of the fridge, oven, cabinet, and doors; dust spaces under sofas and beds and over door frames, wash the drawers and shelves of your refrigerator, and make sure to cleanse all the hidden nooks and crannies in the kitchen and bathroom.

Winter is also the perfect time to reevaluate your closet and general life-clutter situation (hello aptly timed Marie Kondo Netflix special, we’re looking at you). Taking time to declutter your life during the current season is not only beneficial to your own wellbeing, but is also a great way to help others. Many charities receive an influx of gifts and donations during the holiday season but come January most of the help and resources have dried up. So if you received an influx of gifts, or maybe have just been hitting up post-holiday sales a little too enthusiastically–it might be best to take a day to clear out and donate or sell cold weather clothes that have been collecting dust in your closet.

 
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