In the west we use the term “spring cleaning” when we refer to the heavy duty maintenance required in our homes and businesses once a year. It involves organizing, cleaning and making repairs in every area of our lives. With the Chinese New Year as your goal, take time (perhaps an hour each day) to clean and organize your kitchen, clothing, files, closets, drawers, attics and basements. Donate, sell or dispose of items you no longer need. Then, on February 3, 2011, with this work behind you, step into the New Year with a fresh start!