7 Things to Declutter Before the Start of Spring

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Carla Muller
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It’s that time of the year again when short days are turning into long ones, and the temperatures outside are becoming rather pleasant. This also means that it’s time for us to tackle our spring cleaning missions. However, when we have too many things cluttering up our homes, it makes it pretty difficult to get spring cleaning done effectively.

Here, we have made a list of the things that should be chucked out before spring cleaning can commence. Think of this as the first step to spring cleaning.

Expired Sunscreen

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It’s really important to throw out any expired sunscreen as you really wouldn’t want your skin to get burned when you accidentally use expired sunscreen. Sunscreen has a relatively short shelf life, and when it sits in the sun, it reduces the shelf life even more.

Old Winter Clothing Items and Winter Shoes

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Perhaps your kids have outgrown a winter coat or winter shoes, and it, therefore, may be time to go through all the items that have served in winter in the past to determine which ones will only be taking up excess space in our cupboards.

These items can serve a purpose elsewhere if you donate them to Goodwill or the Salvation Army.

Expired Items From the Fridge, Freezer, and Pantry

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You are going to want to clean out the fridge, freezer, and pantry before the new season (and you should want to), then you are going to need to get rid of the expired items that may cause excess clutter.

Toss any expired perishables like condiments, for example, so that you can have a much easier time when cleaning these areas in your kitchen.

Expired Medication

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Since the greater part of flu season is over, it would be a good idea to raid your medicine cabinets to get rid of any expired meds from the previous year. You may need to use allergy medicine when the pollination time starts, and you wouldn’t want to use expired meds that are not going to relieve your symptoms.

Outdoor Equipment

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If you are the type of person who likes to get busy in the garden over spring and summer, then it would be a great idea to throw away any gardening equipment before the gardening season starts!

Indoor Plants

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Spring is approaching if it’s not already arrived where you are in the world, and that means that it’s the start of the outdoor garden season. How fun! If you have any indoor plants that are no longer thriving there, it may be best to chuck them if you’re not going to spend the time trying to revive them.

Paperwork

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This would be a great time to go through any old paperwork that you definitely won’t need going forward and consider shredding them. There is no reason to hang on to a pile of receipts from grocery shopping and the like. This way, you’ll be heading into the new season with a better-organized pile of paperwork.

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One could say that bathrooms are equal parts utility and sanctuary. Essentially, they’re the place where you can light a candle and wind down from a long day, but at the same time, it’s the exact spot where most of your grooming and getting ready for your day (or bed) happens. In terms of aesthetics, we do want our bathrooms to feel welcoming and serene, but, at the same time, they need to be functional.

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The home design trends that are so popular today will be out of style tomorrow. The “in” styles usually start at the designer level before trickling down to the public. It’s helpful to look ahead at the next trends when having work done for your home. What’s in today among the public may already be on its way out and no longer be used by designers.

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Do you feel sometimes like all you ever do is clean up and put away clutter? No matter how big your space is, it seems like all of our “stuff” just takes over, making it harder and harder to have a clean and tidy space.

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20 Areas of Your Home That Need a Spring Clean the Most

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As the season changes and the days grow longer, breathing new life into your living space with a thorough spring cleaning can be just what your home needs. While cleaning every nook and cranny might seem overwhelming, focusing on specific areas can make the process more manageable and rewarding.

Here are 20 home areas that could use extra attention during spring cleaning.

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Have some New Year’s Resolutions? Is one of them making your home less cluttered and more streamlined?

Having an organized and decluttered home is important for mental health and a great way to make your life more organized and calmer. You can also sell your extra stuff and make some extra money.

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