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Spring Cleaning

In the springtime, it has become a tradition for some to use the new season to get organized and clean their surroundings. This custom can be useful to start the rest of the year in a positive way. An article in the Washington Post explains that in the 1800s, homes were heated and lit with oil lamps and were lighted with coal. After the winter months this left dirt and grime covering all of the rooms which caused the need for spring cleaning. Spring cleaning has been proven to help increase productivity, reduce stress and help people focus. Of course, cleaning is also a good way to get rid of winter germs.

Students at CHS can benefit from applying such habits as we welcome in the new season. Spring cleaning has been proven to help increase productivity, reduce stress and help people focus. With many students out with colds and flu, doing a little spring cleaning might do more than just brighten the surroundings.

Here are some tips on how students can get clean and organized for the upcoming season:

  1. Get rid of old papers from last semester.
  2. Organize your locker.
  3. Set up a study space.
  4. Throw away trash in your backpack.
  5. Organize notes by date and semester.
  6. Make and organize folders in google drive for each class.
  7. Help a teacher clean off desks.
  8. Pick up trash in the parking lots.
  9. Clean out your lunchbox.
  10. Make a study schedule.
  11. Use a planner for due dates.
  12. Wipe down locker and lock.
  13. Donate old clothes.
  14. Check lost and found for your items.
  15. Clean and sanitize phone.

So pull out the trash can and bleach wipes. What spring cleaning traditions will you start this year?

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Anna Walbruch is a junior at Camas, participating in her second year in journalism. Anna is the new editor in chief for The Camsaonian for the 2018-2019 school year. Anna is also a Running Start student working toward her Associate's degree.

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