Spring is always a great time of year to really purge and get your home organized from the year. Maybe it is because you can open your windows and let that nice crisp fresh and cool air flow through the windows to give you the motivation you need. I have some ways you can work on Spring Cleaning to help you purge and get organized for the year.
While it doesn’t have to be spring to get your clean on, you can use these tips below to clean and get organized any time of the year that you feel the motivation.
What I like to do is if I have’t worn an item for over six months I really give it a good look. If I am unsure I give myself six more months to start wearing it or when I hit that next cleanse mark I donate or toss it out. Another thing I like to do is turn my hangers all the same way. Then as I wear the item I turn the hanger the other way, so I know I have worn that item. It helps keep me aware of the clothes I have not worn, and I can debate if time to donate.
Cabinets and Drawers
Take some time and go through some drawers or cabinets that might be overflowing with goodies. Set aside things you will want to keep and toss things you don’t ever use or maybe forgot you even owned. This is a good time to create a pile to save back for a yard sale as well.
Containers and Labels
Next step when I begin working my way through cabinets is buying plastic containers to store items and I create labels. That way each item has a home and a place so each member of the family knows where the items go. This helps me stay more organized through the year.
One Room At A Time
Make sure to tackle one room at a time. This will give you a feeling of accomplishment when you can check off a room of being done. Plus it will help keep you on track so you are running all over the house. If items belong in a different room put them in a basket or box and set in the corner, so you stay focused on your room and don’t get distracted as you take items to the room.
If you have kids you know they accumulate like crazy. Try and buy some totes and then rotate out toys in their playroom. This way all their toys are not all over the floor all the time, and when you bring down old toys they feel like they won the lottery with new toys.
Garage Sale or Buy Sell Trade Group
Consider taking the items you no longer want and having a garage sale or hop on your Facebook pages buy, sell, trade group and sell your items on there. It is a great way to gain some money from the items you no longer want. It helps give you the motivation to get rid of things. This is great for kids as well. Let them know they get to keep the money on items they get rid of.
Make sure to go through your cupboards and pantry and look at all the dates on your food. Some items might need to be tossed because they are expired. But foods that are expiring first in front so you know to get those items used up first. I like to wipe down all the crumbs from each cupboard as I go.
Go through your makeup, hair care, and even medicines to ensure none are old or expired. Then work your way through the cupboards and toss out things that are not being used and taking up space. Don’t forget to wipe down the walls to get rid of any cobwebs in the corners.
I would love to hear some of your best spring cleaning tips!