SPRING CLEAN YOUR LIFE IN 5 MINUTES
Decluttering doesn’t have to be a daunting task requiring hours of effort. Liz Graham discovers it’s a job better done little and often
Forget putting aside a whole day to sort out your house, your finances or your health – the best way to do it is in bite-size chunks. “It’s a common mistake to take on a big spring cleaning task and then get distracted,” Kim Carruthers, a decluttering consultant and author of Less is More (Jane Curry Publishing), says. “I tell my clients to do a little bit often. Anywhere between five and 15 minutes is a good time frame.”
Wellbeing coach and yoga teacher Claire Obeid says the same principle applies to clearing your headspace. “There are many quick ways you can be more mindful and limit negative emotions.”
Here are their top five-minute tasks to make your life easier, cleaner and happier – plus some longer ones to try if you’re feeling inspired.