5 Steps To Spring Clean Your Business

  1. Lauren says:

    Fantastic idea! Never thought about spring cleaning my business! Usually when I think about spring cleaning I think about closets and baseboards! Thank you for these tips!

    • admin says:

      I used to feel the same way girl! I’d spring clean my house and by the start of a new year, my business would be in a cluttered mess. So I started adding these few things to my cleaning list and it has made a difference in my business.

  2. Kalyn says:

    All great tips! My goal is to stay on top of my business finances in 2018!

    • admin says:

      This will help for sure. I know if things get too cluttered I cannot focus on my work so I clean my desk once a week but this deep cleaning gets done at the beginning of every season.

  3. Lucy says:

    This post is so timely! I’m in the process of spring cleaning my office but hadn’t thought of actually spring cleaning my business! I’ll be following all your tips. Thanks. And have subscribed!

    • admin says:

      Yay Lucy! I think it’s a good idea to start spring off fresh and clean. So I think cleaning up our businesses is a must. These are just some of the housekeeping tasks we could do. I am sure there are plenty of others. If you think of any let me know so I can add it the post and link to your blog.

  4. susie says:

    Yes all of this is a must. I find myself updating a lot of paperwork and re writing some content currently!

    • admin says:

      It’s a good time of year to do it. We are already in the “cleaning” mindset so it just makes sense to clean up our businesses as well.

  5. Inbox zero…the ultimate breath of fresh air! 😉 I love all of these tips. Definitely going to add them to my to-do list!

    • admin says:

      I really love when my email is at zero. Too bad it doesn’t last too long. But it’s nice to be able to file everything away and start fresh. I am so glad you enjoyed the post.

  6. Great tips for the new season! Thanks so much for sharing!

  7. Sigoni says:

    These are seriously amazing steps to spring cleaning your business. This is definitely something I need to do very soon! I am so impressed with your blog, I love every single thing about it! <3

    • admin says:

      Thank you Sigoni! That means a lot to me. I am overjoyed you enjoyed the post. I don’t know how many people think about Spring cleaning their business but hopefully, this will give you some ideas on how to get things back to being fresh and new for the season.

  8. Great advice!! Never thought of spring cleaning being for my biz but makes so much sense! I can’t function when things are overwhelmingly cluttered!

    • admin says:

      Erin, I can’t function when things are cluttered either. I love going through my business and giving things a good once over and clean things up. I think it’s a good idea to this at least twice a year to just make sure everything is accurate and nothing is getting out of control.

  9. Linda says:

    Spring cleaning my business sounds like an excellent idea! Some days I feel all over the place and find it hard to focus. I’m sure if I did a little “spring cleaning” of my business and started fresh again it would definitely inspire more focus! Thanks for the tips!

    • admin says:

      I am the same way, Linda! I cannot focus if there’s too much “stuff” in the way. I love to take a few days and get everything cleaned up and then start fresh again. I think it frees up space in our minds to be more creative. We aren’t focused on the “I need to this” and can really be free to explore new ideas.

  10. Bailey says:

    This is such an excellent overview! I need to go through all of these.

    • admin says:

      Thank you, Bailey! I am glad you liked it. These are just the things I do to keep my business from getting too cluttered. I figure if I’m Spring Cleaning the house I might as well do my biz while I’m at it.

  11. Jen says:

    Thank you for the great tips and reminders! It’s easy to do something once and not think to go back to it and freshen it up.

    • admin says:

      Yes! I never use Twitter so when I looked at my profile I was shocked by how out of date it was. Now I make it a point to go through all of them a freshen things up every season.

  12. I am in the process of spring cleaning my website and social media platforms. it is daunting but I can’t wait for it to be done!

    • admin says:

      I know when I get done doing mine I always feel relieved. It’s not easy but it feels so good to know everything is cleaned up and up to date.

  13. Angel says:

    I love these ideas! I actually started working on some of these at the beginning of the year and it’s been wonderful. I am still working hard to get to inbox zero. But when I do……OH HAPPY DAY!!

    • admin says:

      Inbox zeroing is my ultimate cleaning tips for a business. It feels wonderful to see a completely empty email box. If only it lasted longer than 5 minutes. But you’re right OH HAPPY DAY!

  14. Vanessa says:

    These are great tips! I’ve been getting a handle on my old blog posts and figuring out a way to revamp them. If I can’t, I make them private. My blog has evolved and changed SO much since I first started. Some of my older posts are super embarrassing *hides face* but I look forward to reworking them 🙂

    • admin says:

      I love reworking content. It can create a whole new stream of post ideas. But yes, sometimes as a blog evolves over time you can blush at some of the things you’ve written about.

  15. A good list to go through. Liked the deadlink app. Will plan to use that when my blog
    gets older. I use unrollme for clearing out my gmail. Easy peasy 🙂

    • admin says:

      I have never heard of unrollme, thanks for the tip. I think of the entire list getting my email in order is the one I struggle with the most. That’s probably why it’s the most satisfying to me when it’s done. I will look at this tip and give it a shot. Thanks again.

  16. Melanie says:

    I love this idea so much! I hadn’t even thought of adding my business to my spring cleaning list! Thanks for sharing.

    • admin says:

      Thank you, Melanie! I am so glad you enjoyed it. I don’t think a lot of people consider spring cleaning their businesses. I know I didn’t for a long time. But I think just freshening up everything is always a good idea.

  17. Rebecca Rice says:

    I never thought to updated my profile picture for my business! That is something easy to do that can change the overall view that new visitors see! Off to go look for a new picture 🙂

    • admin says:

      Yes! Sometimes something simple, like a profile picture, can make a huge impact. I think it’s a good idea to keep your business current and up to date.

  18. These are such great tips! I really need to clean & organize my workspace.

    • admin says:

      This is the next thing on my list too. I always see pictures of these beautiful desks and offices and I would love for mine to be like that. So I am going to try and spruce my desk up so that it looks like I’m at my own office every day. I’ve been getting everything on the list marked off so this is my last step in the spring cleaning process.

  19. Samantha says:

    I am a new blogger, but this is a list I am going to keep around. It’s good to go through and update everything to refresh to how you feel now.

    • admin says:

      Yes, our businesses evolve over time so it’s important to let our audiences know what is important now versus last year (or in some cases 2 years ago). I am glad you will find this helpful as you grow your business and blog.

  20. This is such a great post! I definitely need to do some of these… specifically, declutter my desk. All I need is a little bit of time to dedicate to it.

    • admin says:

      Time can be hard to find sometimes. But I have been adding some of these tasks to my daily schedule and blocking out time to make sure I get them done. If you haven’t already you can read my blog post about how I schedule my week. Some of these would make great transition tasks, like cleaning your desk space.

  21. Yolanda says:

    Really great reminders. I always enjoy doing the creative stuff but put off tidying files and updating finances. They just aren’t as fun, but still need doing.

    • admin says:

      I feel the same way girl! I think if we can just dedicate a week at the start of a new season it helps get the no fun stuff out of the way so we can get back to creating. It also helps that we are already in the “spring cleaning” mindset so it’s easy to transition to business tasks after scrubbing baseboards.

  22. Melissa says:

    Great list! I’ve been thinking lots about spring cleaning the home, but not my business. Now you’e given me food for thought!

    • admin says:

      Thank you, Melissa. I hope it gives you a few ideas on how you can tidy up your business and start spring off fresh and new.

  23. Lisa says:

    Such a great list & reminder! Thank you for sharing! I wrote down some of the points in my agenda and added them to my to-do list for this weekend!

    Lisa | http://fromdreamtoplan.net

    • Misty says:

      Thank you Lisa. I am in the middle of doing some of these to-do’s now to make sure I am ready for the Spring season. I figure if I am already cleaning the house I might as well spruce up my business while I’m at it. Then hopefully I won’t be overwhelmed later in the year.

  24. Lorie says:

    I do spring cleaning for the house it why not for my blog?!! Brilliant!

    • Misty says:

      I am glad you think so Lorie. I feel the same way. I am already in cleaning mode and I know my business needs to be spruced up from time to time so why not do it when I am already in the zone?

  25. Keri says:

    Now that I’m almost at the 6 month mark, I need to go through my site and do some updating! Thank you for the list.

    • Misty says:

      You’re very welcome. I love the idea of just giving our brands a little refresh at the start of a season. And updating old content keeps it relevant and helps with SEO.

  26. Oh my gosh, these are great! I will definitely be doing this. Pinning for later!

    • Misty says:

      Thank you Nicole. I am so glad you enjoyed these tips. Hopefully, they will help keep you organized and you business fresh for Spring.

  27. Brooke says:

    I loved this blog post! Thank you so much for sharing it! It is so easy to forget about the little things.

    • Misty says:

      Thank you Brooke. Yes, it is easy to forget the little things… and it’s the little things that always seem to get put off and then they pile up. Hopefully, this helps get some of those little things taken care of and off our to-do lists.

  28. Amy says:

    These are awesome ideas! I am starting a Spring Cleaning Series in April and will be sharing this post with my tribe!

    • Misty says:

      Aww! Thank you Amy. Let me know when you share it so I can give it some love. My favorite blog posts to read are series posts.

  29. Marya says:

    This is a great reference to file away. I’m still trying to figure out workflows!

    • Misty says:

      Workflows aren’t easy. You think you know the all the steps and then BAM! you forgot something. I started using Dubsado to help me keep my workflows organized and it’s amazing!

  30. Jennifer says:

    These are such great tips! I have been working on a few of these, and need to deep dive into others.

    • Misty says:

      I am working on organizing my files right now. The files on my computer are a disaster. I didn’t realize how many file folders I could get rid of because they aren’t needed anymore or super old. Next, I am going to do my physical files.

  31. Bailey says:

    My email account definitely needs to be updated. Thanks for such a thorough list!

    • Misty says:

      You’re welcome Bailey. I know mine needs a good zero done on it at the moment. It’s on my Spring Cleaning but I keep putting it off. I love the feeling of having an empty email inbox so I may do it last.

  32. Lisa says:

    Love these tips and the general idea of spring cleaning your business. It’s also a great time to go through your automated expenses and make sure you’re still using everything you are paying for. Cut any expenses that no longer are working for you.

    • Misty says:

      That’s a fantastic idea! There’s no telling how many things I am paying for that I don’t even use anymore or that just don’t work. I am going to do that today and make sure I am not wasting funds.

  33. Jeanette says:

    Thanks for sharing all of this. Great post for those who have a business 🙂 Like all of the stuff you share on your blog.

    • Misty says:

      Thank you girl! The idea actually hit when I was scrubbing baseboards and I thought “why don’t I scrub down my businesses?” and the post was born. It has actually helped out a lot since I cleaned things up. I am way more organized now and hoping I can keep it that way… at least till summer.

  34. I do have spring cleans – but normally twice a year. Keeps me up to speed even when part of the season is cool and the machinery “works slowly” 🙂

    • Misty says:

      My brain seems to work slower in cold weather. lol. But I think spending a little time cleaning up our business twice a year or at the start of a new season just helps keep things in order and running smoothly.

  35. Michelle says:

    Great article! So I have a question! I used a certain preset a while ago on my photos. Well I changed to a different preset that I love oh so much! Should I go back to my old posts and change out my old pictures? Just the thought of all the time it would take is cringeworthy, haha but is it worth it?

    • Misty says:

      If they are vastly different you might to it over the next few months, but don’t rush yourself or feel you have to do it all in one day. You could also not change them at all and show your audience how your brand and business has evolved over time. Every business changes and leaving those images could be your reminder of how far you have come. The choice is ultimately yours though.

  36. Corey says:

    Thanks for sharing. I need to do these things really bad. And I am obsessed with that gold file holder 😍

    • Misty says:

      You’re welcome! I needed to do all of these too. Everything was getting just too cluttered and hard to manage. And that gold file folder is gorgeous!! I am considering getting it for my desk and replacing my old one. I think surround ourselves with pretty things can also boost our productivity because we want to be in our space.

  37. I don’t think my inbox has ever been at zero! Lol! I have a lot of biz spring cleaning to do!

    • Misty says:

      Create some folders and move emails to them for safe keeping, unsubscribe to newsletters you never really read, and delete the stuff you don’t need anymore. When you get to zero in your inbox it’s the best feeling in the world. And then you’ll get another email and it over. But at least it will be more manageable.

  38. Melanie says:

    These are GREAT! I made a bunch of notes and am going to schedule some time to spring clean my business. Thank you!

    • Misty says:

      You’re welcome girl! I have one more thing to do but I will get it done this week. But it truly has made a huge difference in my business already.

  39. That dead link tracker is going to be a life saver! I need to update old posts, recheck things and generally prepare for a new season.

    • Misty says:

      I ran my links through it and was shocked that I already had a few links that were dead. My blog isn’t that old but it showed me that I need to be checking often to make sure they arent cropping up on me.

  40. Sarah says:

    OMG! I would love a zero inbox! These are such great tips! I really need to update my “about ne” page and check old post!

    • Misty says:

      It’s amazing how exciting just the idea of an inbox zero can be… it’s like the epitome of business cleaning. I zeroed my inbox last week… it’s not a zero anymore. But I will do it again at the start of summer.

  41. This is such an awesome list. I am planning to rebrand my blog and will definitely be using some of these tips to clean it up a bit!

  42. This is a fantastic and necessary list for all bloggers and business owners. I do these things from time to time but honestly are hard to get to in the busy day to day tasks. Setting a spring cleaning time aside will ensure our business stays fresh and relevant!

    • Misty says:

      Yes!! Everyday tasks take over and most of these tasks get pushed back. I figured if I am going to clean my house really well I should probably do the same for my business.

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