1. Organize your Closet

Old clothes can pile up fast. When was the last time you wore that old sweater? Start by making three piles: Keep, Donate, and Throw Away. Then go through each part of your closet/dresser and put every piece of clothing into one of these piles. Once everything is sorted, you’ll notice how much more space you have! Additionally, buying extra hangers and dividers for drawers are great ways to keep things in order. 

2. Find a Place for Every Item

Everything in your home needs to have a home. Items like car keys, newspapers, sunglasses, and chargers often get thrown on a random table or shelf. Instead, try some of these easy tips. Hang a hook by the front door to hang car keys and jackets. Get a decorative bowl to place in the kitchen for bills and mail. Place an extra shelf under the kitchen sink for soaps and rags. While all of these steps may seem small, together they make a huge difference in decluttering the home.  

3. Make a Cleaning Schedule

Whether you live alone or with others, it’s important to clean consistently. Start by writing down tasks that need to be done weekly. This includes taking out the trash, vacuuming, washing dishes, wiping down the counters, and etc. Then assign those tasks a day of the week. This breaks down the amount of work and helps keep your home clean long-term. If you want, print out the list of duties and hang it on the fridge or somewhere you can see it. Once you’re able to stick with your cleaning schedule, you’ll notice how much tidier your home will be! 

4. Organize the Fridge

A cluttered fridge makes it hard to see what’s inside. Food gets pushed into the back of the crowded fridge and left to spoil. This spring organize your fridge to save yourself trips to the grocery store. Start by taking everything out of the refrigerator. Then, divide each area of the fridge into different sections. This includes fresh produce, condiments, liquids, cheeses, and etc. Place your groceries into their corresponding sections and watch your fridge declutter! Additionally, make it a habit to clean the fridge out before you go grocery shopping. This way you don’t buy anything you already have. 

5. Dust the House

As the spring season approaches, so do allergies. Get ahead of the allergy season and clean your house of dust and dander. First, you will need a feather duster or microfiber cloth. These cleaning products work best for picking up dust. Start by dusting high-up areas like curtains, ceiling fans, light fixtures, and vents. Then, move on to items like furniture and countertops. Dust hides in hard-to-reach places so make sure to get areas like under furniture and inside cabinets. Lastly, wipe down the surfaces you dusted with a disinfectant wipe to prevent dust from returning.