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How Do You Spring Clean and Declutter?

A spring clean is different from your normal cleaning routine. Spring cleaning includes a deep clean of your home, where you empty all cupboards and shelves. You might also clean all your kitchen cabinets, oven, refrigerator, washing machine, dryer, and ceiling fans. Decluttering is when you get rid of unnecessary items lying around your home that are just taking up space. The best decluttering tip is to go room by room. It is advisable to declutter your home before you start with your spring clean.

How Do You Spring Clean and Declutter?

Getting Organized

Whether you declutter daily or just when you are about to clean a particular area in your home, you will find that organizing and doing the spring clean is a lot easier once the decluttering has been done.

Decluttering Tips

  • Schedule a Decluttering Day
  • Spend a few minutes visualizing the room before you start
  • Pick a starting zone
  • Pick a shelf and start with paper as they usually account for a lot of clutter
  • Separate paper into recycling, filing, and outgoing
  • Find places for things that can be placed elsewhere, toss out things you don’t need
  • Create a ‘charity box’ for items you are going to give away
  • Do the same with any counters and drawers you have in the room
  • Move from zone to zone in the room until the room is completely decluttered

Decluttering Closets

Starting with sandals, shoes, and boots, move on to skirts and dresses, and then on to jeans and pants. It is much easier to decide to toss items when you are looking at the whole collection instead of looking at each item individually. Have your ‘charity box’ nearby so that your tossed items can be given away. Someone will love your gently worn items of clothing.

Are you feeling overwhelmed by spring cleaning?

Decluttering can be overwhelming at times, especially with sentimental items, or when decluttering a large space. Here are some spring cleaning tips for when you feel overwhelmed.

  • Break your space into smaller spaces to declutter at a time
  • Remove the smaller and easiest items first
  • Get rid of the bigger items next
  • Put items into your ‘charity box’ instead of selling them
  • Clear smaller spaces, bit by bit, and you will start feeling less overwhelmed when you realize how much space you have decluttered.

Spring Cleaning Checklist

  • Get all your cleaning equipment together in a caddy
  • Clear away all the clutter before your spring clean
  • Dust first, vacuum after you have dusted
  • Wipe the mirrors and glass
  • Wipe down the windowsills and shelves
  • Disinfect countertops and surface areas
  • Give bathtubs, sinks, and toilets a good scrub
  • Sweep and then mop

A decluttered and spring-cleaned home is like living in a bright and fresh new home, all sparkly new and clean. It gives a sense of ease and comfort that beats anything. Spring cleaning is also very rewarding knowing that your hard work has paid off once it has been done, so – just do it!

Additional Information: Six expert-approved tips that will kickstart your spring cleaning

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