Simple Tips for Spring Cleaning

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March is here which tells me Spring is near! Bring on the buttercups, Easter eggs and yes, spring cleaning. There’s something about this month that makes me want to turn the house upside down, closets included, and get rid of stuff. Let’s face it, we all have way too much STUFF. Before you feel super overwhelmed and quit before you start, here’s some advice on how to tackle all your spring cleaning projects….and finish them.

Work in sections – If you’re anything like me, the thought of a complete overhaul is exhausting and not realistic. Working in small sections prevents procrastination and well, throwing in the towel all together. So instead of vowing to tackle your entire bedroom, why not start with the closet? Or your sock drawer?

Divide and conquer – I tend to be an organizational nerd, as in I could spend some serious cash in the Container Store, so I highly recommend implementing storage bins into your life. Nobody likes a stuffed  t-shirt drawer or kitchen cabinet.

Get rid off the excess – That dress you haven’t worn in years? Donate it. Those magazines piled up on your bedside table? Trash them. Go through your kitchen pantry and get rid of anything that’s expired and take inventory of what you actually need.

Prevent pile up – Think through your needs and plan accordingly: throw out junk mail as soon as you check the mail, throw dirty clothes into a hamper, load the dishwasher instead of letting the dirty dishes take over, etc. Less pile up makes for a cleaner, fresher home and will leave you feeling all kinds of accomplished. xo

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