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Make the Most Out of Spring Cleaning This Year

If your 2018 resolution was to start the buying/selling process this year, consider this your friendly starting point for reaching your goal and take spring cleaning to a whole new level. Whether your are renting and looking to buy or own and looking for something different, going through all your stuff is going to be part of the process. Get started on it now and make it part of your spring cleaning! Just imagine how easy packing will be if you’ve already sorted through everything? Not sure where to get started? Here are some suggestions of areas to hit.

 

Your Closet:

 

Haul all of your clothes out of the closet and dresser and only put back the items you’ve worn in the last year or save for special occasions. Donate or sell the rest. Make sure everyone in your house does this as well. If you have kids, this is a good time to see what still fits and what doesn’t.

 

Your holiday decorations:

 

Holiday decorations tend to multiply over the years and boxes get more and more disorganized as time goes on. Bring all the boxes out of storage and reorganize. If there are decorations you haven’t used in a couple years or are broken, get rid of them!

 

Kitchen cabinets:

 

Do you really need that food processor that you got as a wedding gift and have only used once in the last five years? Do all your tupperware containers have lids that fit? Do you need every single one of those mugs crammed into your cupboard? Sort through your kitchen and deep clean those cabinets now. You will thank yourself when it comes time to move.

 

Books/Movies/Game/Collections of any kind:

 

If it’s been a while since you’ve gone through your collections, now is a great time. Are you going to reread any of the books you have on your shelf? Do you have duplicates of any DVDs? Are there board games sitting collecting dust that you have no intention of playing again? You may even be able to get some money back by selling some of these items you don’t want anymore.

 

Freezer:

 

Pull out every last item and defrost your freezer. While everything is out on the counter, toss out anything particularly old or freezer burn, make a list of everything open so you can work it into your meal planning the next week, and put everything back. Having a clean and organized freezer can make making dinners a lot less hectic when you want to tackle bigger projects.

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