Spring is busting out all over â€“ and you’ve probably got a couple of closets that are like that, too. Spring is the perfect time to declutter and freshen up your space by tackling a couple of those jobs you’ve been putting off through your winter hibernation. It doesn’t have to be all drudgery and hard labor, though; we’ve got some tips to make your spring cleaning a breeze.
Just One Thing: Don’t do regular cleaning and spring cleaning on the same day (or even the same weekend, if you can avoid it). Leave the dishes in the sink or the bed unmade and concentrate on those chores you only do periodically, like cleaning out your refrigerator and kitchen cupboards.
Stock Up: Make sure in advance you’ve got the right supplies for the right job. For instance, you may need to buy more coffee filters if you’re planning on washing windows, since paper towels leave streaks and newspaper can leave a trail of ink.
Should It Stay or Should It Go? The first step is easy â€“ everything goes. If you’re clearing out a closet, instead of pulling out only the items you’re sure you don’t want, take out everything and then only put back what you’ve decided to keep.
Join the Digerati: Holding on to old newspapers or magazines that you’re hoping you’ll get around to reading? Practically everything is available online, especially publications where you already pay for a print subscription. Let them live in the cloud while you reclaim your living room.