How to do a Deep Spring Cleaning

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Last weekend, I was super productive and managed to get quite a bit of my room organized. I divide my closet by season and only keep in-season pieces out so at the beginning of spring and then at the beginning of fall, I switch over my closets and typically do a bit of organizing as well.

This time of the year, I usually feel the need to organize and freshen things up for spring. If you're the same way, I've come up with a few tasks for spring cleaning that help organize your space that can be done on their own or all in one day for a deep clean.

Clean your makeup brushes
Makeup brushes can get so gross so cleaning those should definitely be on your spring cleaning to-do list. I usually let them soak in soapy water, which removes all the grime from your makeup.

Wash your sheets
Hopefully this happens fairly often but a great added item to make your room feel fresh and clean for spring. Plus, who doesn't love the feeling of freshly washed sheets?

Take inventory
In transitioning your closet, I always like to take inventory of what items I have and also if they need to be cleaned or anything like that. Sometimes items are dirty from the previous season so I'll throw those in the wash or I'll realize that I don't have a lot of tops so I'll write that down for a future shopping trip.

Make a list of items you need for the upcoming season
After taking inventory, I'll make a list of what my closet is lacking in and that I'll need for the upcoming season. Obviously I don't buy everything at once but it's good so I know what I should be looking at while online shopping for the spring and summer.

Wash and put away out-of-season clothing
In transitioning your closet, first sort through those clothes and see what needs to be washed or dry-cleaned for next season. Then put everything in the back of your closet, storage bins, etc.

Delete unused apps on your phone
Digital clutter but definitely makes a messier and less efficient phone. If you're like me and have forever decreasing storage on your phone, this will help clear up some space!

Sort through clothes to sell or donate
Each time I transition my closet, I always try to sort through my closet to get rid of a few pieces and clear up some space. I'm pretty sentimental when it comes to my clothes (especially my Lilly pieces) but I get rid of pieces that don't fit or I haven't worn lately.

Get rid of old makeup or skincare products
Contrary to what we like to believe, makeup does expire and the random products under your sink probably aren't going to be used anytime soon. Be realistic in what samples or products you are or are not going to use and get rid of the products you aren't going to use or give them to somebody that will use them.

Recycle old papers
Last weekend, I realized I had a ridiculous amounts of papers that I don't need in my room. Clearing those out and recycling what I don't need saves a lot of space and keeps my room looking a bit more tidy.

Anything I missed? Let me know in the comments!

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