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Quick and Easy Spring Cleaning Activities for You and Your Blog

Spring is fast approaching. At the time of writing this post (20th February) we’ve been graced with a beautiful day of 16 degrees, blue skies and gorgeous sun. I’ve taken a lovely little stroll with the dog around a lake near my house, trying to ignore the fact that we only have this weather due to global warming and our planet is dying. That got real deep real quick but let’s not beat around the bush.

As Spring arrives, with it’s warmer weather, blooming flowers, new life and the start of hay fever season, it’s also a great time to go inwards and reflect and rejuvenate. I don’t know about anyone else but I always feel motivated in Spring. It’s always the time of year where I want to make more plans, start a new project, set some goals and just generally have a shift in energy.

Spring is a time for blossoming, change and for getting rid of anything that doesn’t serve us anymore. Whether that’s mentally, spiritually, emotionally or physically. So if you’re feeling a bit stagnant, stuck and still not really over the frantic go-go-go that a New Year can bring with it, then stick around! This post is for you.

Declutter your space

Spring is a great time for a declutter. Chances are, things have built up a bit from Christmas, New Year and the first few months of 2019 so what better time than now to clear your space and make room for that energy to flow without bumping into junk at every turn? Not sure where to start? Check out my De-cluttering Made Easy post!

Get rid of anything that isn’t working

Now that your space is clear, it’s time to focus on your blog. Did you pick up a new habit in the New Year? Did you join a new blogging group? Did you decide to branch out into different topics only to find that you’re not actually enjoying it? Whatever it is, drop anything that isn’t working. Leave it behind.

Brainstorm and plan content for the coming months

Spring is a great time to get the creative juices flowing. Getting outside and doing something that doesn’t involve being bundled up with a hot water bottle watching Netflix is bound to spark some sort of inspiration. Especially if you’re the sort of person that finds planning difficult, now is a good time to give it a go! If you need some inspiration, my 25 Spring and Summer Blog Post Ideas post might help!

Get organised

Which brings me nicely onto this next point – organisation! My favourite thing in the world! If you’ve been wanting to get more organised, now is the time to start. If your current organisation method isn’t quite working, bin it and try something new or adapt it to suit you. I use the Blog Organisation Spreadsheet from Tea Party Beauty. A completely free but absolutely life changing resource.

Re-write your about me page / disclaimer / privacy notice if it’s out of date

I took a look at my about me page a few weeks ago and almost vomited. It was so horribly out of date and cringy and I couldn’t believe I’d left it like that for so long. Your blog and the blogging world in general is always changing and evolving so make sure your blog keeps up. I have lots of advice about writing a disclaimer and privacy notice in my eBook!

Start that project you’ve been putting off

Spring is always the time of year when I get my head down and start a new project or at least brainstorm my next one. I’m currently working on my next eBook, which after a lot of uncertainty, I’ve decided that I definitely want to continue with and offer for the lowest price possible so I can try and help as many people as possible. If you’re unsure, take a leap of faith.

Make a plan

Going forward, where do you want your blog to go? Do you want to start working with brands? Write about different topics? Turn it into a business? Whatever the answer, make a plan. Whatever you want, write it down. Where do you want to be in 1 month? 1 year? 5 years? Manifest the heck out of that sh*t!

Set some blogging goals and intentions

And how are you going to get to where you want to be in your plan? By setting goals and intentions and working towards it gradually, of course. I’m all for small, achievable goals that we know with a bit of hard work, we can cross off our list. Start setting small goals for the week or the month and tie them in with your intentions. For example, my intention is to work with brands next month so in order to achieve that, my goal will be to apply for 5 blogging opportunities.

Do a personal well-being check

So your space is all clean and tidy, your blog is up to date and your intentions are set. But what about YOU honey? How are YOU doing? The first part of the year can be crazy and sometimes we don’t take enough time for ourselves. So spend some time doing a Spring clean on yourself. Any appointments you need to make? Make them. Any aches or pains? Go for a massage or do some Yoga. Time to take up a new exercise or sport? Go for it!

Reflect on your year so far

And finally, now is a good time to sit down and just reflect. I know when I come to do this, a lot of emotions are going to come up because it’s been a really hectic and weird and beautiful and stressful first part of the year. If you’re not sure where to start, maybe try journaling. Write down things you’re grateful for, things you’ve learnt, your favourite moments and things you want to leave behind from the first part of 2019.

Will you be doing a personal, blog or home Spring clean this year? Do you make the time to do any of the things I’ve mentioned or will you pick up any of these things and try them this year? Are you a fan of Spring?

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Jenny in Neverland

Twenty-something lifestyle blogger from Essex. Book lover, Slytherin, organisational wizard and enjoys Motorsport, Disney and Yoga.

94 Comments

  1. Lellalee says:

    This is such a fab post Jenny! I love Spring – as you say, it’s the perfect time of year to declutter and re-evaluate! I love organising too (perhaps I put more time into planning than writing). I’m heading over to tea party beauty to download the blog organisation spreadsheet. Perhaps I will spend less time organising myself then and make my time more productive! xxx

    Ashley
    https://lellalee.com

    1. I hope you find it helpful! Itโ€™s been a life saver this year and definitely made me much more organised! Itโ€™s such a useful resource!

  2. There is so many things in this post that I should do! Really ‘About me’ page needs to be updated desperately!

    1. Haha I feel you! Mine did – donโ€™t think Iโ€™d updated it in like 3 years?

  3. I plan on decluttering tomorrow and I’m so excited! Everything just seems far better when it’s organised.

    Wonderful post ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Oooh Iโ€™m excited for you! I love a declutter SO much ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  4. Thank for the ideas!!! I really love the candle ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Thank you – it smells great!

  5. I really need to declutter my things! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ’œ

    https://jendbibliophile.wordpress.com

    1. Youโ€™re welcome x

  6. Just what I needed today, Iโ€™m feeling a little overwhelmed with all Iโ€™m learning so I need to take stock and do some serious planning.

    Thank you for sharing these tips x

    1. Planning and organising always helps with the overwhelmed feeling! ๐Ÿ˜Œ Take it easy!

  7. This is such a great post. Spring is the time to clean up your life and get ready for summer. Thanks for shring.

    1. Totally ๐Ÿ˜Œ I hate summer though haha!

  8. aimsysantics says:

    This is a great post to re-energise and refocus, especially to re-boost that drive from New Year. I love a good spring clean, and it so helps with getting back on track with things doesn’t it? I deffo need to have a look at my about me page, and probably my media kit that I did around Christmas time. You’re right the blogging world does move fast, some things you forget to update!
    Thanks for giving me the motivation to get back on track!

    Aimsy xoxo
    https://www.aimsyantics.co.uk

    1. It really does move awfully fast I agree!

  9. These are some great ideas Jenny. I always find myself motivated by Spring cleaning this time of year, whether that’s giving my blog a facelift or decluttering at home. I’ve just taken a look at my about me page and it’s, OK, nothing special, just OK. So that’s something I’ll be taking a look at, thanks for the tip. As for my home life I’m planning to finish decluttering around the house before my staycation at the end of April. First up is the guest room.

    1. Good luck with your declutter!

      1. Kim says:

        Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. I just rebranded, including a new name, URL, and other related marketing images! It was the best blog spring cleaning I could have done for myself! As much as I loved the old brand, it just wasn’t working the way I thought it would, and I really wanted to expand my posts a little. I have high hopes for this new one!

    1. Thatโ€™s great! Glad youโ€™re happy with the new rebrand ๐Ÿ˜Œ

  11. At the beginning of the year, I started to get out of Facebook groups that were inactive or I just was not interested in! I think every now and then I need to do the same thing with other social media groups. Thank you for the tips!

    1. Totally! Itโ€™s easy to let them add up!

  12. These are some amazing ideas! I love the idea of updating old pages; I know for a fact I haven’t touched my about me in about a year, so it could definitely do with an update in the next few months. I’m aiming to do a complete overhaul of my blog aesthetic, to be honest, so this has definitely given me some brilliant ideas of where to get started with it all. I love the idea of reflecting on your year so far; my year has been hectic, too, so I could definitely benefit from slowing down and taking the time to process how it’s been so far, haha! Thanks for the tips.

    1. I could do with a bit of slow down reflection too! Although I kinda do that in my yoga practices every morning. Itโ€™s the only time of day when Iโ€™m actually slowing down! Canโ€™t wait to see what you do with your blog going forward!

  13. So many useful tips! I always do a bit of blog maintenance on the side but I never really declutter. Maybe it’s time to change that.

    1. Itโ€™s boring but definitely worth it!

  14. Lisa's Notebook says:

    Firstly, that’s a rather stunning candle ๐Ÿ˜‰ I can’t believe I haven’t thought about looking at my About Me page, I don’t remember the last time I updated that, it’s probably full of all kinds of rubbish, eeep. And I’m definitely going to take a look at that digital blog schedule because my current one is in my BuJo and can get a little messy (even though I always write in pencil, haha). I also like the point about making a plan (instead of lurching from one post to the next). Loads of fab tips here, Jenny, thank you! x

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

    1. Haha that candle has featured in a LOT of blog photos so THANK YOU! Iโ€™d definitely recommend the blog schedule!

  15. I have done a spring clean of my room (did so much decluttering) but not of my blog. I might rewrite my about page or just do a SEO sprint clean!

    1. SEO spring cleaning is so boring but worth it!

  16. Love this post! So helpful I’ll definitely be using these tips x

    1. Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Œ

  17. ofbeautyand says:

    I definitely need to spring clean my blog!! x

    http://www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk

    1. Itโ€™s definitely something we look over!

  18. I definitely could do with doing a refresh of my About Me page! I STILL need to get more organised with planning blogs – will be checking out your Spring & Summer blog post ideas for sure. I also feel like my menu needs a complete rework as it feels all over the place atm but I know that isn’t going to be a quick job! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Sarah ๐ŸŒบ || Boxnip

    1. It certainly isnโ€™t! I hate those long boring tasks but once itโ€™s done, it feels great!

  19. I did the same with my ‘About me’ page. I looked at it and it was so old and cringe!

    1. Sooo cringe isnโ€™t it! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  20. I need to organise my blog schedule xx

    1. Hope this post has encouraged you.

  21. I love spring cleaning, although for me it is challenging at the moment, but maybe summer cleaning is more likely this year from me x

    1. I can imagine!

  22. There is one thing we have discovered while on this blogging journey. It is sooo easy to become overwhelmed!
    Spring is a good time to stand still for a moment and really look at your life. Poke your nose into all those dark, murky corners that haven’t seen the light of inspiration in months and drag everything out. What doesn’t grab you by the throat should probably be binned!

    1. I totally agree. Blogging can quickly and easily become overwhelming and when it does itโ€™s time to take a step back and analyse.

  23. Reblogged this on anita dawes and jaye marie.

    1. Thank you for reblogging ๐Ÿ˜Œ

  24. I really love this blog post darling, I think it’s really going to help a lot of bloggers out who want to Spring clean their blog and spaces. Great post, really well written! ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’œ

    With love, Alisha Valerie x | alishavalerie.com

    1. Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Œ

  25. Great post and perfect timing. I was just sat thinking about this sort of thing when this post popped up on my reader. I love the freshness of spring and the sun been out, even if it is chilly. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. That is good timing! Hope you can managed to incorporate a few of these things into your blog soon ๐Ÿ˜Œ chilly but sunny days are the BEST!

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