This is the year I’m set to boycott spring cleaning altogether. Spring is in the air and there are just too many other things I would rather be doing. Sure, the responsible adult in you is thinking – how irresponsible! And yet, I’m not bothered by it in the least. There are so much more important things to be done.
10 Ways to Boycott Spring Cleaning
1. Go for a long walk.
The birds are singing and the air outside is breezy. You’re getting exercise. Who’s going to argue with that?
2. Read a new book.
I’m sure there are several books collecting dust on your shelves right now that are just begging to be read. Choose one and settle in for a literary adventure. Removing one item from a shelf to make use of it totally counts as spring cleaning.
3. Get into a new Netflix series.
I know – I don’t have to tell you twice right? If you haven’t already watched them my top picks would be Homeland, House of Cards, The Killing, Mad Men, Downton Abbey, and The Good Wife. I spent 5 months on bedrest when I was pregnant. I know what I’m talking about here.
4. Play with the kids.
Haul out a new craft. See who can score the most goals in street hockey. Play dress up. Your kids will love the quality time you’re spending with them and you’ll forget all about your to do list.
5. Go for a coffee. (Or maybe a stiff drink).
That friend you haven’t seen in months? Call him or her up and plan to meet up for an afternoon day date. There is simply nothing better than sitting outside on a nice warm day with either a hot latte or ice cold beverage of your choosing. You deserve it!
6. Learn something new
Educate yourself on a new topic, take up a new hobby, or learn a new sport. The possibilities are endless. I once taught myself how to knit off of You Tube. Find something that interests you and pursue it.
7. Go on a date.
If you’re single, muster up the courage to finally ask out that cute guy from the grocery store or the friend of a friend you know has been eyeing you up. If you’re married, see tip #3.
8. Be a tourist in your own city.
Discover a new local attraction you’ve never made time to check out. Pretend you’re new to the city. Where would you go? What would you do and see? The possibilities are endless.
9. Run a different kind of errand or two.
If you’re feeling the need to be productive, simply identify an errand that has a higher excitement index. For example…does the fridge need more beer? Wine cabinet getting a little low? Wardrobe in need of an update? You’ll be amazed at just how productive you can be.
10. Hire someone to do it for you.
The very best way to avoid spring cleaning is to have someone else do it. Do some babysitting for a friend or set up an ebay account and start selling a few items you no longer need or use. That extra bit of pocket money will be the best you’ve ever spent.