Springtime is for flower blooms, newborn baby animals, and trees budding after a long winter. Hence, change and transformation are in the air. Just like it happens in nature, it’s time to transform your home with some decluttering, too.
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Store away winter clothes such as jackets, overalls, hats, gloves, and scarves into a tote or space-saving bags. This is best to do when it is April or May when you can get away with wearing zip-up sweaters in the morning hours rather than heavy winter coats.
Bring out T-shirts, shorts, capris, jeans, and zip-up sweaters for the season. If you have any spring styles stored away from an out-of-season clearance shopping spree last year, now is the time to bring them out!
Donate any jackets that you know your kids will outgrow by the next season. Keep an eye out for clearance sales at your favorite stores to purchase the next size up for your kiddos to store away from the next winter so you are prepared.
Winter is the season for soups, chilis, and other hot dishes that may require a lot of canned and boxed ingredients. Go through your pantry and check the expiration dates.
Discard anything that is out of date. Donate pantry goods that you know you will not use any time soon to a local food bank or family members you know will use them.
Reorganize the pantry sections into categories so it’s easier to find what you are looking for when it’s time to cook a meal. Purchase new organizing tools as necessary to optimize storage. Be sure to position the food that expires first in the front so you use these ingredients before reaching for staples with a later expiration date.
After all the coughs, colds, and other sicknesses from the winter, you may have over-the-counter treatments in your medicine cabinet that are almost gone or close to expiring. Some medicines even state to use them within a set period, such as 90 days, or discard it if not all used in that designated time. Read the labels and make decisions accordingly.
Winter is harsh on your home’s yard. From dead grass to limbs lying everywhere, it can look unsightly when transitioning into spring.
On a warm day, start doing spring yard maintenance such as:
- Pulling dead weeds.
- Planting flowers and herbs in your home garden.
- Mowing the lawn.
- Treat diseased areas of your lawn with new grass seeds.
- Trim hedges and long limbs off trees.
You can hire a local yard maintenance business to help check these tasks off your springtime decluttering checklist.
Everyone has at least one junk drawer in their home whether in the kitchen, living room, or bedroom. You may be surprised by what you find when you peer inside one. Go through each junk drawer one at a time. Get rid of what you are not using and organize what you are keeping.
No matter if you are reading this article during springtime or another season, decluttering is a task requiring regular maintenance. Leaving the job for only one designated time of year can make everything more overwhelming when the time comes.
Take two to four times each month to discard or donate what you have not used in the past six months to a year. Doing so will make seasonal decluttering projects less stressful and more rewarding.
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