Spring Cleaning! | Virginia Photographer

That was the fraction of clothes I gave away, let alone items!

That was the fraction of clothes I gave away, let alone items!

Now that the snow has finally melted and the weather has been warming up (hello random 80-degree weather!) I can feel the frenzy. Spring cleaning, exercise outdoors, take the kids to the park (YAY!!), plant flowers.

A few months ago I picked up this very popular book, Marie Kondo's "The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up". Honestly I was a little skeptical about a book about tidying up. I mean, how hard can cleaning be, right? You pick it up, you put it away. Instead, the KonMari method endorses doing a whole tidying of every type of item in your house. She has created a list that you go down from clothes, to books and so on, and you sort through the things that don't bring you joy. What you have left are not clothes and items you used in the past 6 months, but any item that brings you joy. I loved this principle. Basically, if you keep only the things that bring you joy, you'll be happy and motivated to put it away and keep it clean or tidy. And how true is this!

I have a very special jewelry box, but I don't use it much as I wear pretty much the same jewelry day-to-day. However, it brings me a lot of joy. It was my deceased grandmother's. Instead of it being cluttered with jewelry that doesn't bring me joy, and surrounded by items that are decorations that quite frankly bring a scowl when I have to dust them, it'shappily holding only the jewelry items I love so much. Know what? I actually use it now, too.

I decided to take the KonMari method over to my business. As I've grown this business over the last year, I took on ideas that were not my own and didn't bring me joy. I strive to serve each client very specially, taking all of their ideas and needs into careful consideration. My care for your photos doesn't cease when you've received your digitals or prints. Your photos are very important to me. They resemble you and your family and your special moment.  Over the spring, Brittany Renee Photography will be implementing services that will provide you with an even better experience. I'm so excited to share this with my clients :)