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Keep Things Organized and Get Ready for Spring Cleaning

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Keep Things Organized and Get Ready for Spring Cleaning

Use the list below to get organized. You can use this as a checklist for your spring cleaning, or just use it as a guide. Either way, you’ll be able to get your home back in order and ready for spring!

Wash your windows.

Clean out your refrigerator.

Throw away expired food and check expiration dates on other food.

Clean out the freezer.

Organize your pantry or cupboards. Find containers to store leftovers and excess food items that need to be used up soon. You may also want to clean the pantry or cupboards if they have been messy for a while, or if you haven’t used them much lately (which is why they are messy).

Store any non-food items in boxes or plastic bins with lids so they don’t get dusty or ruined by insects. If you need more storage space, consider getting an extra shelf unit for your kitchen, garage, or basement area (Amazon has lots of affordable options).

Or maybe it’s time to organize a closet in your home! A quick Google search will show you many ideas for how to organize a closet; I personally like this one from Better Homes & Gardens because it’s simple and cheap: Get rid of unnecessary stuff. Throw away expired foods and unused household items. If you haven’t used something in a year, or if it’s broken, toss it.

If you haven’t used something in a year, or if it’s broken, toss it. Get rid of the junk drawer. Everyone has one. It usually contains all kinds of random items that are useful for nothing but clutter. Throw away old batteries and tape, and get rid of the old notes that you never use (or maybe you do use them but not often enough to justify keeping them).

Everyone has one. It usually contains all kinds of random items that are useful for nothing but clutter. Throw away old batteries and tape, and get rid of the old notes that you never use (or maybe you do use them but not often enough to justify keeping them).

Clean out your drawers and cabinets. Throw away expired medications and vitamins, as well as any leftover food items that have gone bad (again). Then reorganize your kitchen storage so things are easy to find when you need them.

Throw away expired medications and vitamins, as well as any leftover food items that have gone bad (again). Then reorganize your kitchen storage so things are easy to find when you need them. Organize your car.

Get rid of anything that’s broken or not being used. Clean out the trunk and the backseat. Also, organize your glove compartment, center console, and door pockets so you can find things easily when you need them.

Get rid of anything that’s broken or not being used. Clean out the trunk and the backseat. Also, organize your glove compartment, center console, and door pockets so you can find things easily when you need them. Get rid of clutter around your home (the “little stuff”).

This includes unused cleaning supplies in the bathroom, unused items in the linen closet (like old towels), clothing that doesn’t fit anymore or is no longer needed (i.e., maternity clothes), clothes that are torn or stained, shoes that are worn out but can be fixed with a new sole or a little bit of mending…basically anything that isn’t being used should be tossed!

If you want to get really ambitious, take all these items to a local donation center for homeless shelters or families in need. I always find it motivating to know my donations are going to help someone else rather than just being thrown away!


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