It’s spring! The air is warmer, tiny buds are beginning to unfurl on bare tree branches, green shoots are poking up through the cold earth, and the world is filled with a fresh sense of renewal. It’s no wonder that, as the landscape changes around us, becoming more vibrant, lush and beautiful after the monochromatic tones of winter, we’re filled with a corresponding urge to update our living spaces. Spring cleaning is universal: It’s all about clearing the clutter from our homes and doing a top-to-bottom deep-clean, scouring all the nooks and crannies we’ve overlooked all winter long. And there is a definite link between our physical surroundings and our inner emotions; setting our homes to rights makes us feel more focused, confident and optimistic. But the actual process of cleaning is far more individual, based on the particulars of your Sun sign. What’s your cleaning style? How can you maximize your natural strengths from the Zodiac and avoid the pitfalls common to your sign? Read on to find out.
As the sign of the Scales, it’s important for Libra to restore balance and harmony to your living space. You have a strong sense of style, and you’re at your best when your home reflects your aesthetic tastes — and when it’s in good shape to host company at a moment’s notice. But if you’re like many social Libras, you might have clothes and shoes strewn around your bedroom, or empty makeup and hair care product bottles piling up in the bathroom. It’s hard to pick up after yourself thoroughly when you’re always getting ready for the next business meeting or social event! Spring is the perfect time to get everything organized, put away or thrown out — whatever applies. Don’t forget that you can make space in your closet by donating last season’s styles to charity. Apply the one-year rule: If you haven’t used it in a year or longer, it’s time to let it go. If you’re tackling your cleaning with housemates or family, make sure everyone has a specific job to do; that way, everyone can shoulder their fair share of the work.