How We Do – Spring Cleaning

How We Do Spring Cleaning | Hanna's Places

Good morning, everybody! Today it’s time for the third installment of How We Do (already!). Trina and I love writing this column every month and we can’t wait to read all of your stories as you publish them. Today let’s talk about Spring Cleaning!

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Hanna writes: I don’t know about you, but I’m so ready for Spring. For me, it’s a season of new beginnings and an overall fresh feeling. Out with the Old, in with the New. One thing that definitely belongs to that feeling is having a clean and tidy home. So for me, every few months (not only in the Spring to be honest), it’s time for a big Spring Clean. Hopefully on a bright and sunny day (all part of the fresh feeling thing).

I usually start by putting on some uplifting and fast music. Nothing makes cleaning more fun than some uplifting tunes, don’t you think?

Going through every room and drawer, I clean out old documents I don’t need anymore, magazines I won’t ever read again, broken pieces I kept for no apparent reason…

Once everything has been cleared out to my satisfaction and I’ve finished cleaning as well, it’s time to organize. Find new places for my favourite decoration, reorganize the pictures and keepsakes I did keep, fold everything that belongs in my closet neatly (and even colour-coordinated!). Seeing that everything finally fits inside my drawers is a real reward! There are actually few activities that make me feel as productive as Spring Cleaning. And going to bed in fresh sheets? Best feeling ever.


Trina writes: Despite the fact that I grew up as somewhat of a pack-rack, rarely ever throwing anything away, over the years I have learned that minimal is better. I absolutely love a clean home and seem to be more creative & energized when a space is organized. Unlike some, I “spring clean” multiple times a year. My husband isn’t a fan but I absolutely love it. There’s just something so freeing to get rid of things you don’t need any more.

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We Want to Hear Your Story | Become a Part of How We Do

Now it’s time for you to join in! We truly can’t wait to hear your story and how you are doing Spring Cleaning at your house in your part of the world. And taking part even got a little bit better this month – You can now easily link in with us via the following steps:

1. Create your blog post and feel free to use the header image which you can download here.
2. Copy your blog post’s url.
3. Notice where it says Click here to enter — click that and follow the easy instructions. Be sure to only link up with one of our blogs, not both. No worries — since mine and Trina’s blogs are interlinked, your blog post will show up on both!


  • Kevin | Thou Swell
    February 11, 2014


    I’m not in the habit of playing music while I work, but I definitely need some tunes to keep my productive while I clean!! Even though it’s not yet spring, I will definitely be doing some Spring cleaning soon to keep me energized during these cold winter days.

    • Hanna
      February 12, 2014


      I agree – while concentrating it’s hard to listen to music as well, but when I’m cleaning (or washing the dishes) I work much better with some uplifting tunes ;)

      And knowing that everything is clean and in it’s place definitely gives me the energy to get to my other tasks as well at this time of year (as well as making my home so much cozier, which is important since I’m spending so much time inside!).

  • Miranti
    February 11, 2014


    I don’t know where I’d be without my regular spring cleans :) I agree with you that it feels so productive to do and oh so satisfying!

    • Hanna
      February 12, 2014


      You’re right! It just leaves you with such a satisfying feeling that everything is in it’s place, all the junk that has accumulated over the months is thrown away. It’s a bit like a clean slate to be creative again I think :)

  • Danielle
    February 12, 2014


    You and Trina are making me want to just clean and organize everything now! You get such a great feeling afterwards.

    • Hanna
      February 12, 2014


      You’re right! Somehow especially if the weather is great and everything is shining, don’t you think?

  • Kate
    February 12, 2014


    What a sweet collaboration idea and you’ve actually inspired me to do some deep-seed spring cleaning myself soon! Maybe once I get over this winter cold. ;(

    • Hanna
      February 13, 2014



      Hope you get better very soon :)

      And if you do Spring Clean, we would love it if you joined in and shared your post as well!

  • emma
    February 17, 2014


    I loved this topic! My spring cleaning is quite similar to yours, and I always keep broken pieces and never fix them but then I can’t seem to throw them out! Really enjoyed reading this :)

    • Hanna
      February 17, 2014


      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Maybe we just need to learn throwing away things at once ;)

      I’m hopping over to read yours now :)

  • Stephanie @ Long Distance Baking
    February 23, 2014


    I just went through my closet the other day and it felt amazing! I definitely opened the windows too to let in some fresh air…even though it was only 45 degrees or so. The sunshine makes all the difference! Music is a must :)

    • Hanna
      March 1, 2014


      You’re right! I love cleaning with the windows wide open and just getting some fresh air! Happy weekend :)

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Hanna’s Places is a green lifestyle magazine written by Hanna Ulatowski. It’s all about slowing down in a fast-paced society and finding ways to live a more sustainable, simple lifestyle.

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