7 Easy Cleaning and Decluttering Tips for Spring

Here are some ideas on ways to declutter and organize your home this spring.

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For many people, the arrival of a new year brings on a renewed determination to organize a room or space in the house. Now is a great time to start planning how to organize your home in the new year.

Decluttering and organizing a home in stages can make it easier to manage household chores and accomplish some cleaning goals. Choose a space to declutter and organize—such as putting aside an hour to sort through and organize a kitchen drawer—and then use simple household tips and methods to complete the task.

Easy Household Decluttering Tips to Get Started

  • Make an inventory of what you have to help you figure out what items you need to keep and what items you need to give away or dispose of.
  • Sort items into baskets or bins that are labeled for different purposes. For example, you could have bins for putting away, fixing or mending, donating, or recycling different household items. Arrange the baskets or bins in a clean, flat area that gives you space to work and keep track of what and how you are organizing things.
  • Set a time for decluttering, cleaning, and organizing. For example, you could allot an afternoon to sorting through and organizing your home office desk or cleaning off the kitchen table.

Making an inventory of the items that you need or don’t need can be useful when it comes to determining what to keep or what to get rid of. If you find that you have more than what you need of a particular item, then you can declutter and free up space around your home by getting rid of items that you don’t need.

When it comes to getting rid of household junk, items that are still in good condition can often be given away, donated, re-purposed, or upcycled. This can help to keep goods that are still useful out of landfills and put them to good use.

Here are just a few examples. Have an old t-shirt? An old t-shirt that has seen better days can be cut up and used as a soft rag for cleaning. Some companies may even have programs to recycle or reuse old products, like clothing and sneakers.

Looking for ways to use old towels or blankets? Sometimes, animal shelters may request old towels or blankets to help with their operations. Be sure to contact the nonprofit to find out what they need and other important information for those who are interested in donating.

Decluttering a home can be a good way to help others while freeing up space for everyday living. Here are 7 easy ways to think about organizing your home this spring.

7 Easy Household Decluttering Tips

1—Organize your odds and ends.

Sort through odds and ends to determine what you need and what is junk, and then use baskets or storage organizers to keep these items organized in storage. Examples include using a tech organizer to organize and store electronic tech chargers and cords, or using bins to organize kitchen utensils in a drawer. Make an inventory of your household odds and ends, and use it to determine what you need and what you don’t need.

2—Invest in decorative baskets or bins.

Decorative baskets and bins can be an easy way to store household items, while making a space look more organized and stylish. Baskets and bins come in different shapes, sizes, materials, and colors that you can use to store items and match to the decoration style of your home. Popular household items to store in baskets and bins include books, blankets, and toys.

3—Use labels to help organize your items.

Using labels can be a great way to keep track of where individual household items go. For example, using labels on pantry storage jars and bins makes it easier to know which jars and bins are used for storing flour, sugar, spices, and other foods when you are looking for ingredients to use in a recipe.

4—Use cabinets for storage.

Use a sideboard or console table for storage in the entryway or living room. A table with drawers or doors makes it easy to store odds and ends without making a room look cluttered.

5—Add shelving.

Bookcases and shelves can be a great way to add style to a room while adding extra storage space, too. Use decorative baskets, book ends, and trays to help organize things like books, blankets, toys, towels, and remote controls.

6—Look for inspiration.

Photos from home design magazines can be a great way to find inspiration for cleaning and organizing your home. Look for photos of rooms that show how you would like your dream (organized) room to look, and study how the rooms are designed to organize items that you use at home. You may be able to find unique ideas for practical ways to store everyday items in your own home.

Books about home organization and decluttering can also be a great way to find tips and ideas, and a great resource for learning household management tips and how to keep a home neat and tidy.

7–Make a space for everything.

Make a space for household items to be stored. There are storage organizers for everything from tea bags to cotton swabs, and these organizers can make it easier to declutter your home and keep it tidy.

Refrigerator bins make it easy to organize things like milk cartons, salad bottles, cans, fruits, and vegetables. Or how about a tumbler lid organizer to keep your insulated travel mug or tumbler lids in place. A water bottle organizer can be a great way to organize the water bottles that you may have built up over the years.

Makeup organizers are great for decluttering and organizing bathroom drawers and countertops, while under sink organizers can make it easier to organize your cabinets.

Under the bed storage can be a great way to store out of season clothes, blankets, and bed linens (use moth repellent to help protect these items while in storage).

Giving household items a designated home makes it easier to keep living spaces clean and organized throughout the year.

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