Spring is the season of new beginnings, but it can be hard to appreciate if you’re stick in your home trying to sift through the accumulation of winter clutter.
Fortunately there are some easy techniques to help get a jumpstart on spring cleaning. The following steps will help get your home organized and allow you to enjoy the new season, clutter-free.
Start by sorting and organizing closets
Limited closet space? Consider storing winter items in your attic, basement, garage or storage locker. Wardrobe boxes offer excellent space for hanging coats, sweaters and snowpants.
Sort out items no longer used or worn
If it hasn’t been worn in more than a year then it probably won’t be again. Set aside a couple empty boxes for donations or items to sell.
Survey local recycling options to find the most convenient solution for recyclables. Organize them by category: plastic, glass, aluminum, paper, cardboard, etc.
Exercise care with hazardous materials
Be conscientious about the materials being disposed. Toxic items such a paint, batteries, house cleaning products, automobile oils, pesticides and fertilizers are dangerous and should not be thrown away with nontoxic garbage. These items should be taken to specialized depots.
Work on other spaces
Once closets are organized, do the same for any other storage areas like the attic or garage.
Concentrate on disinfecting spaces
Change air filters, rotate mattresses and vacuum under furniture.