Spring is just around the corner, so you know what that means: spring cleaning. Nothing is more refreshing than cleaning out your house just in time for beautiful weather. We stock up on random and unnecessary things in the winter, and sorting through that is satisfying.
But tackling spring cleaning can be daunting. Maybe you have a super cluttered space, or perhaps you don’t know where to start. So to calm your spring cleaning nerves, tackle it with these organization tips:
When in doubt, throw it out
This might be the best mindset to bring into spring cleaning. Throwing things out can be tough. You see the shirt you spontaneously bought and never wore and think: I can’t throw that out; I know I’ll wear it at some point. But you’re most likely not going to. So, when in doubt, throw it out. Sometimes we have to get rid of the things we don’t want to.
One place at a time
If your spring cleaning comprises of cleaning your entire house, it can be a daunting task. But that is why it’s so important to focus on one room at a time. Start in your basement, clean and organize that room entirely, and then work your way up to the rest of your house. Don’t move onto a new room until you feel you’ve successfully cleared that one. Cleaning a whole house will seem a lot less scary this way.
Do a little at a time
Don’t give yourself one weekend to clean your entire house, that will only stress you out even more. Create a system where you clean little bits at a time. Set a goal every night or morning to go through, clean, and organize a different section of a room, and it’ll be finished before you realize it.
Ask for help
Spring cleaning is not a task that should be done alone. Don’t be afraid to ask your friends and family to lend a helping hand and tackle the space with you. Especially if you live together- it’s their mess, they should take part in cleaning it, too! You can even make spring cleaning fun when you do it with people you love to be around. Turn on music or a movie, and the time will fly by.
Get organization containers
A great way to organize a space is to use containers. You don’t even have to go out and buy a bunch of new bins. You can use what you already have at home. But instead of having magazines lazily piled on a table, place them all in a bin. Do that with books, clothing, toys- whatever you feel looks cluttered, throw it in an organization container.
Organize yourself, too
After you’ve spent all this time cleaning and organizing your house, you’ve probably neglected yourself along the way. But spring cleaning can mean yourself, too! And by this, we mean go through your wallet and throw out unnecessary cards and papers you’ve accumulated. Clean out your purse of old receipts and used gum wrappers. Nothing is better than going into your purse or wallet and knowing exactly where everything is.