That time of the season is finally here. March 20 marked the first day of spring this year, although the whole week before this date it started to feel like the spring time. It is that time to squiriel away ugg boots and bring out the scandals. The past week, tempatures have been in a range of 50 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. With the temperature rising for the spring season, students have been dressing according to the weather. This allows people to start wearing spring-like clothes and put away the winter wardrobe.
The start of a new season is one of the best times to rotate clothes that one is not going to be wearing with the new temperatures. This is also a time to do some cleaning, which means doing more than unpacking clothes and packing away other clothes. After all, it is called spring cleaning.
Students who live on or off campus, as well as at home, can clean out their wardrobes and create space in their dressers and closets. Some recommendations to creating more space is to pull clothes out of the closets and dressers to see everything all at once and take inventory. Then separate clothes into categories such as a pile of clothes to store away, clothes to donate and clothes to keep. Some clothes one may want to keep may be due to sentimental value. These clothes should be put away in storage bin, in the attic or basement, so that the box is not taking up space in ones bedroom. Give away clothes that are too big or too small, or they will be sitting in the closet until they fit again. Even then, the clothes may go untouched or not worn. Donate clothes that are not worn often, unless they are for a special occasion.
Take the time to clean your bedroom and living area after cleaning through old clothes. Go through possessions on display and other belongings that are not out in the open. This is another opportunity to donate belongings that one does not need or want to have anymore. Belongings that are donated may be more useful to someone else. While cleaning any room in the house, if there is an object that one has been considering donating or getting rid of, put the object in storage for a short-time period. The object will not be in one’s eye sight, and if after a short period of time, one does not seem to have found the item to be necessary, follow through and donate any of these objects. By doing this, people will allow themselves to see if they can live without the object, or any possession, which allows them to donate their belongings.
The spring time is a great time to spend outdoors as well, although, while indoors, people may find that they are happy with the space they created in their living areas. The rooms that are organized and clean will also help ones mood in making them feel good about their living environment.
Ginger Rae Dunbar is a third-year student majoring in English with a minor in journalism. She can be reached at RD655287@wcupa.edu.