Okay, I know in almost every post I have said some iteration of “spring is almost here” but really it is! It’s today! Which makes this post perfectly timed, today I am talking about Spring cleaning!
Nothing makes me happier than a decluttered and clean space……except for tacos, fries, and donuts.
Every few months I try to go through my closets, drawers, and bags and get rid of the unnecessary junk I have been carrying around.
I am notorious for holding onto things that I don’t use just because “eh I might need it one day” when in reality I haven’t needed it and I don’t use it because it’s ugly and stupid.
So here are 5 spaces to declutter and clean this Spring! Put on your favorite music or podcast and get to work.
1. Your closet/dresser drawers. Go through every single item. Look at it and seriously ask yourself when the last time you wore it was and if you could imagine yourself wearing it still. In the past, I held on to items because at one time I thought they were cute and liked them but in reality, I was always passing them over. Seriously think about what you wear. I like to have 3 piles: keep, donate, throw away. Anything that’s in good condition that I think someone else would benefit from I donate. Anything that is stained, worn, stretched out–I throw away. Throw out broken hangers and put seasonal items away that you won’t need for awhile.
2. Your Medicine Cabinet/Linen Closet. I have had a bright green bin stuffed with nail polish, body wash, random medicine, makeup, and other random toiletries in my possession for 8 years. I have carried it from dorm room to apartment to apartment and it has slowly accumulated more and more junk. My plan is to go through it and throw out anything that is expired or that I don’t use. We have several of these random storage bins tucked away that are filled with junk. Our linen closet, in general, could use some TLC. I love these organizing bins you can pick up at Target.
3. Your purse. If you are anything like me, your purse is a scary hoarders den of receipts, lip products, and wrappers ( I like to have snacks with me okay?). Every few weeks I strive to clean it out and reorganize. Lately, I have been putting zippered pouches in my purse to hold makeup, pens, and other knick knacks. I love this cactus print one you can shop here4. Your junk drawer. I am a firm believer that in every home there is a junk drawer. Even Martha Stewart has to have one, in fact, I would be concerned if she didn’t! I know I know “everything has a place and everything in its place” there are just some things that don’t have a place so leave me alone! Our junk drawer is filled with pens, pencils, scissors, receipts, coupons, gift cards, lighters, and 923019301 other things. I plan to go through it and throw out any coupons that are expired, pens that don’t work, and again anything that we don’t use! I feel better already.
5. Your suitcases/Travel Bags. This is one that often gets overlooked. Go through your suitcases and tote bags, I always find random stuff we grabbed at the hotel or receipts and travel documents that need to be thrown out. The next time you go to use them they will be clean and ready to go!
Allow yourself time. Don’t jump into this in a rush. Cleaning and organizing take time and you want to be able to start and finish a project before moving on to another.
Tackle those five spots and you will be well on your way to a clean and organized Spring!
Any Spring cleaning tips for me? Drop me a note in the comments!