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Spring Cleaning Made Simple

Spring can easily make us think of longer days, warmer weather, and of course beautiful greenery coming back to life after the winter. But it can also make us think spring cleaning. Whether you want to deep clean you space from top to bottom, or simply declutter and organize a few things, we’ve got a few tips to make your spring cleaning session a success.



Ever feel like you’re drowning in stuff? Spring cleaning is the perfect time to take a moment to sort through old clothes, toys, and small household items that can easily be donated. Let go of things that no longer fit, items you can’t remember using, and anything you may have one too many of like coffee mugs or water bottles. Start with one area at a time, like a set of shelves or dresser, and be realistic about what you choose to get rid of so you don’t rush out to replace everything you donate.


Don’t fall for the aesthetic

We love a good organizing reel on social media but it’s important not to get too caught up in the aesthetic of it all. Fancy containers, jars, and baskets can not only be costly, but they may or may not be the best fit for your individual space and there’s nothing worse than choosing containers and organizers that don’t actually fit in your cupboards or drawers. Instead, choose an organizing system that fits your lifestyle and budget and then personalize it however you want (cute labels, anyone?) and make sure you take a few measurements before you start shopping to ensure a perfect fit.


Create a system that works for you

How you choose to organize your stuff is ultimately up to you. Do you keep your cleaning products in the hall closet? Under the kitchen sink? Laundry room? When you’re cleaning and organizing it’s important to think about how you’ll use your items and where you’ll look for them. Avoid the temptation to shove things into drawers or closets where they can easily be lost or forgotten about and repeat after us: a place for everything and everything in its place.


Use cleaning products that are family-friendly

When it comes time to start deep cleaning, stick with the basics. Things like plain dish soap, baking soda, vinegar, and lemon are easy and cost-effect ways to clean most things in your home and they’re a much safer alternative if you have little ones or furry friends living with you. Check out this great DIY for an all-purpose cleaner:


  • White vinegar
  • Water
  • Lemon rind
  • Rosemary sprigs


  • In a spray bottle, mix 1-part white vinegar with 1-part water
  • Add several pieces of lemon rind and a few sprigs of rosemary
  • Let sit and infuse for 1 week before using


Sit back, relax, and enjoy your newly refreshed space.