Spring Cleaning!

Contact Delete

Most people arrange their “Super Dooper Cleaning” schedule around holidays and weather changes. I choose to do it around the times that I am most stressed out. When there are a lot of things going on and I feel like I’m losing control and surrounded by chaos (even good chaos), I choose to regain my control over things like my closet (getting rid of items I don’t think I need anymore)…or the cabinets in the kitchen (rearranging the cups and the plates because the cups make more sense on the plate shelf and vice versa)…or even old photos (because I don’t need all 13 pictures I took of the ocean while in Pismo Beach on Spring Break 1998).  Luckily this year, they seemed to coincide. Alas…my Spring Cleaning!

In case you were wondering, Yes. I did all of those things. 

This morning I finished a task that took me a few hours yesterday and about an hour this morning and it was one of the most gratifying cleaning experiences I have had in a long time.

I cleaned out my iPhone.

Contact Delete

When I found out about linking your contacts from Facebook to Gmail to whatever else there is to link to, I did it. That along with constantly adding “random girl I met at a bar and wanted to be besties with” or never cleaning out any of some of my older contacts, you can imagine it was a pretty big list.

So yesterday I started deleting…and couldn’t stop!

I decided that I was going to delete anyone I haven’t spoken to in the last year (unless they were family, work contacts, random people’s numbers I didn’t want to lose, etc)

It was so cleansing!

While deleting I found-

* 4 people that have Passed Away
* 2 that are in jail
*Too Many contacts without last names
* 5 numbers I saved that were just numbers, no name, obviously I was taking someone’s info and didn’t know their name but felt embarrassed to ask because I had met them before.
 

As of this morning, I am officially down to 238 Contacts and it feels really good!

Important Notice- If you are one of the people who’s last names I didn’t know so I wasn’t sure which “Katie” you were or we haven’t spoken in over a year,  Please identify yourself if you text me.

“Hey it’s Jenny…saw Britney Spears on TV, thought of you and wanted to say hi”

is so much easier than

You- “saw Britney Spears on TV, thought of you and wanted to say hi”

Me- “Awe…LOVE BRITNEY! Who is this?”

XOXO and Happy Spring Cleaning!