Spring cleaning is one of my favorite times of the year to declutter and freshen up my home. Although it can be tedious, it will feel amazing once you’re all done! Here are some tips for to successfully spring clean and declutter your home.
Create a cleaning schedule and checklist
Before you clean, create a schedule for yourself so you do not get overwhelmed. Write out each room and what you need to clean. Perhaps you also need to write out things you need to buy, such as hangers, decor, and other supplies. Everyone’s availability is different so it’s okay if you need to clean a certain room over a longer period of time. I like to tackle each room for two to three days, so I am not rushing to finish an entire room in a day. This allows me to slowly clean my home, stress-free.
Clean one room at a time
Having the cleaning checklist will make it easier for you to know what exactly you need to clean for every room. For your bedrooms, I like to take a day to clean out and organize my closet and dressers. Then I’ll spend another day to wash and change my bedsheets, dust, vacuum, update decor, etcetera. For my kitchen, I will take a day to clean out and organize my fridge; another day to tackle my pantry; another day to deep clean my stove; etcetera.
Repurpose, Donate, Resell
A great way to avoid having to purchase new decor is repurposing what you already have. Perhaps moving things around from one room to another will help freshen up my home. If you do not need something anymore but it is still in great condition, perhaps donate it to someone local, a friend or family member, a shelter, etcetera. This is the time of the year where I purge my closet and donate my clothes to family in the Philippines. If the item is like new, resell it to get some money back. If I come across clothes that still have tags on it, then I like to resell on platforms such as Mercari and Poshmark. You can also try Facebook Marketplace, Ebay, Offer Up, etcetera.
Remove excessive decor
This is where the phrase “less is more” comes into play. Having a lot of decor, such as seasonal items, can make your home look cluttered. Incorporate more neutral pieces that can be used year round. Constantly changing up your decor based on the season can become overwhelming, stressful, and expensive. If it’s not useful or simply making your place crowded, it’s time to let it go.
When in doubt, use a basket
If you don’t know what to do with something, a basket or bin can go a long way. It also helps your home look aesthetically pleasing and organized. I love using baskets to organize my son’s toys, school supplies, refrigerator, pantry, towels, linens, etcetera. For dressers, you can get drawer inserts to organize your clothes. I also like to get drawer inserts for my kitchen to organize my eating utensils. A turntable / rotating tray (such as a lazy susan) is great for pantries. There’s so many ways you can color coordinate your baskets with your room decor, and you can label them so you know what’s inside.
I hope these tips help with your spring cleaning and decluttering!
More more tips, check out my friends’ posts on some Spring cleaning & decluttering inspo! Cleaning hacks, how we spring clean & more!
- Spring Cleaning: How to Organize Your Small Fridge by Heather
- How to create a Spring cleaning plan! by Marly
- Spring clean with me by Mai
- How to stay organized by Cheyenne