Spring Cleaning 101

By Morgan Saylor

At least once a year, we are all called to dive head first into our closets, studies, and everywhere else we tend to collect clutter and purge the unnecessary. This ritual is referred to by most as “spring cleaning” – which can be more difficult for some than others.

Here are a few tips to help you in your cleaning endeavors this spring according to

Make it easier on yourself to toss

If you have a drop of hoarder in you, suggests this: separating clutter into two separate boxes, one labeled “repair/clean” and the other “not sure”, can help. Date the box labeled “not sure” and if you don’t open it in a year, you can most likely donate it with little grief attached.

Save on space

It’s important that after you get rid of all the clutter, you take measures to maintain order. Investing in a closet organizer to hold accessories is a must.

Part with paper

The time has come to let go of old catalogs, mail, and the other paper goods we tend to hang on to for good measure. suggests taking these items to some office supply chains that offer shredding services is a good idea. If you’re not sure you’re ready to part with certain documents, investing a filing cabinet could be the way to go.

Purge your pantry

Tossing opened and expired food is not the only way to make space in your kitchen cabinets and pantry. Donate food you won’t eat and kitchen appliances you don’t use – making your waste into a positive societal contribution.


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