Over the course of a year, clutter – both physical and non-physical clutter – can build up fast. And although the title of this post says “Spring” cleaning and it’s also August (almost September) when this is going out to you, it’s important to remember that these Spring cleaning activities can be done (and should be done) throughout the entire year!

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However Spring is definitely one of my favourite seasons; with it’s warmer weather, blooming flowers and new life, 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.

And being a blogger with blogging being a big part of my life (and yours too, probably, if you’re reading this!) I wanted to focus on some simple, quick and easy Spring cleaning activities that will benefit you AND your blog!

Spring isn’t the only 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 or need a little energy shift, then it’s worth checking out some of these quick and easy Spring cleaning activities for you and your blog! (Or whatever time of year…)

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Declutter your space

Feeling a bit frazzled and out of kilter? Your space might be making it worse. Whether you blog in an office, from your bed or on the couch, it’s worth having a little de-clutter of your space to help clear your mind and making it easier for you to function and concentrate!

Related read: How To De-Clutter Your House – Room By Room Checklist

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

It’s not always about throwing stuff away and de-cluttering, right? If you’re doing that, then you’re also making room for the new stuff into your life. Which includes ideas! So now is also a great time to plan and brainstorm content for the coming months. I don’t mean get it all written within a day but just getting those ideas down is a great idea!

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Get organized

Which brings me nicely onto this next point – organization! My favourite thing in the world! If you’ve been wanting to get more organized, now is the time to start. If your current organization method isn’t quite working, bin it and try something new or adapt it to suit you.

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Spring cleaning activities for you and your blog continued:

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 cringe 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 to reflect those changes – and your own personal evolution!

Need some help with your pages? Check out my Beginners Guide To Blogging for some advice and templates!

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 what you want for your blog and go and get it!

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.

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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? This is why this post is about “activities for YOU and your blog”. Because without you, there is no blog. So please take some dedicated time to Spring clean yourself.

  • What appointments do you need to make? Are you up to date on your cervical screening?
  • How’s your mental health doing? Are you over-whelmed? Grounded? Feeling low?
  • How’s that spirit feeling? Are you in tune with your inner voice or just going through the motions?

With your blog being such an important part of your life, it’s vital to keep on top of it. Of course you want your blog to succeed but not at the detriment of your own mental health and well-being. So all of these ideas combined will help tend to it all. By staying organized, you’re going to be under less stress. Less stress means there’s more space to brainstorm those amazing blog ideas! You get the gist!

Which of these activates will you be prioritizing this month? And who cares if it’s not Spring!

102 Comments

  1. You are always a breath of ‘spring air’. I am in the midst of so much decluttering between trying to get my mother’s house ready to sell, and getting my own house in order. i am planning a big party for my niece’s engagement in October. All of your tips are great…thank you! 🙂

  2. I truly enjoyed this post. Months later and its still relevant and very much applicable. Spring is definitely the best time to refresh and renew just like the flowers that bloom

  3. Brilliant advice! Updating my About page & decluttering my blog certainly improved the look of it & made it much less stressful to worry about. Thanks for such fab tips! 😀

  4. This is officially kicking my little blogger self into gear to do a bit of tidying! As for me, I’m just going to try and embrace the light now that clocks have gone forward. Hopefully that will do a little something to my mental health!

    Daisy xoxo | TheDeeWhoLived

  5. I already went through the KonMari Method for tidying my home, but I do feel like my blog needs a Spring cleaning! I have no posts planned for April so I should get planning! I also don’t remember when I last updated my About Me… However, I have been applying for blogging opportunities which is a big step for me!
    Not blogging related, but about 2 years ago I started writing a mystery book. It was very basic & the characters had no names & there was no dialogue & this week I’ve been rewriting it & I have 3,750 words! Yay!

    Karalee
    Tales of Belle

      1. It was a chick-lit style book about some girl who’s ex moved in next door. It was pretty funny but there was so much wrong with it fundamentally that I scrapped it months later!

  6. Even after all the changes I have made to my blog, I still need to do some “Spring Cleaning” I also love the idea of a new project.

    Thanks for the tips!

  7. This is really great! I will definitely be using a lot of these tips to get organised. Every new year for the first few months I always want things extra organised and tidy to start the new year fresh.
    I never thought to check My about me page on my blog, need to give that an update!! X

  8. Thanks for this post! I’ve promised myself that I am going to blog more, I have wrote down lots of blog content ideas so hopefully that should inspire me!

  9. I’ve only just finished the declutter irl but definitely need to get my online strategy sorted out 😭 Spent far longer procrastinating about it than it would have actually just taken! Thanks for the motivation to do it!!

  10. This is a great post and it certainly gave me a lot to think about. I never know what to go for when I set goals, I don’t want to get too bogged down with numbers and let a bad day ruin a so far so good week/ month. I get caught up in stuff like that wayyyy to easily for my liking. The about me page…yeah. I need to do that and I’ve known that needs to change for quite a while but I always cringe when I talk about myself so I never know how much cringing is too much. Definitely going on next week’s to-do list x

    Sophie

    1. Talking about yourself is so difficult 😂 I hate it too. With goals, just don’t think too much about it. I always set achievable goals which I know I CAN hit but if I don’t, meh, there’s always next month!

  11. Oh I love a good old spring clean, social media clean, wardrobe clean, my fave is email unsubscribe clean but updating our about me page is something we always forget to do, so thanks for the reminder!

    Jessica & James | http://www.foodandbaker.co.uk

  12. 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

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

    Thank you for sharing these tips x

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. 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!

  17. 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!

  18. 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. It’s the only time of day when I’m actually slowing down! Can’t wait to see what you do with your blog going forward!

  19. Firstly, that’s a rather stunning candle 😉 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