Who Says Spring Cleaning Is Only For Your Apartment?

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As soon as springtime hits NYC, spring cleaning is on our minds! While you most commonly associate spring cleaning with your apartment, it is also important to relate it to yourself. Take time to personally shed the gloom of winter and ready yourself for the bright spring and summer ahead! We have included some of Glenwood’s tips on how to ready both yourself and your apartment for the spring season. Keep reading to find out how!

Take Care of You!

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Find A Way to Center Yourself


Mindfulness is all about embracing the present moment. Being mindful of your immediate surroundings, all of the noises, the smells, tastes, and feels is how you allow yourself to be present. Mindfulness does not have to be practiced sitting still, enjoy a nice stroll in Central Park. Listen to the birds, dogs, feel the sun, smell the flowers—this is a great way to be mindful in New York City. Even taking 10 minutes out of your day to practice this will leave you will wonderful results! It helps to allow you to be present more than worrying about the past or present, and will relax your body and mind! Who doesn’t want to try this heading into spring! If you want to learn more about mindfulness there are dozens of books and seminars you can easily find online.

  • Meditation

There are numerous types of meditations you can try. Click here to read a brief overview of 7 types of meditations from transcendental meditation to breath awareness meditation there is a type for you to try! Meditation has been proven to reduce cortisol levels, aka reduce stress, reduce anxiety, help with attention and so much more! Russel Simmons is a well-known celebrity who has greatly benefited from the practice of meditation in his life. He has a meditation made easy New York Times Bestseller Success Through Stillness if you are interested click here to learn more about his book.

Bring Your Spa Home

Relaxing your body is as important as relaxing your mind, and if you want to indulge in an at home spa day read below.

Elle.com has great face mask recipes that you can make at home:

For a calming mask:

For a hydrating mask:

  • 1/2 Avocado
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • A handful of oats or oat bran
Read more

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Take Care of Your Apartment

If you love to clean and organize and are looking for some tips for your Glenwood apartment, be sure to catch Maria Kondo’s Netflix series,  Tiding Up With Maria Kondo. Maria Kondo is a Japanese organizing guru with four bestselling books, appearances on the Ellen show and her own Netflix show. In her Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up book, she coins The KonMari Method, which is removing items from your home that do not spark joy in you. You simply touch an item and if it brings you joy, you keep it, if it does not you donate or throw it out. She uses this method will all items in her house from clothing, to decorative items, to those childhood school projects parents keep around.

Maria Kondo also goes into depth about how to properly fold your clothes to make sure you can see all of your items. Rather than piling shirts on top of one another she folds them into little standing squares and lines them into a drawer. If Maria Kondo’s tips are something you want to learn more about to make your apartment happy this spring, you can find out more about her Netflix show here or her books here.

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