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A Guide to Spring Cleaning Success

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Welcome to a season of renewal and rejuvenation! As professional organizers, we understand the transformative power of a well-executed spring cleaning. Firstly, in this guide to spring cleaning success we’ll give you simple steps to follow so you get organized and stay organized.  Spring cleaning is an opportunity to breathe new life into your surroundings consequently it will help create a space that reflects your best self. As the weather warms up, sooner or later, we come out of hibernation and blossom and we undoubtedly think your environment should grow along with you.

Set Clear Goals

Start by envisioning the end result. In particular, what do you want your space to look and feel like once you’ve achieved your spring cleaning? With this in mind, a clear vision creates the foundation you will work from. Without a doubt, your vision is a guiding light, the north star that keeps you on track as you go through the process. Do you want your space to feel zen and peaceful, inspiring, focused, calm, what is the feeling you’re going for? Secondly, choose the space you want to organize. Don’t think about it too much. What’s the first space that comes to mind? Our clients often choose the space that particularly drives them crazy, the most. Generally, the biggest pain point, so to speak. Whether it is your primary closet, creating a clutter-free workspace, or simply refreshing your living areas, having clear goals will keep you focused and also motivated throughout the process.

Have a Purpose

The key to successful spring cleaning, as with all organizing projects, is certainly, decluttering with intention. You’ll pull all your items out of the space you’re organizing and place items into one of 5 piles/categories: toss, keep, relocate, repair, donate. To help create a smooth process, you’ll additionally want to gather some tools to help you out. You may need a step ladder for hard to reach places and baskets for those piles and will surely make the tasks go more smoothly.


As you go through your items, evaluate each piece and ask yourself if you need it, use it or LOVE it. And we mean LOVE it, does it bring you joy? (thanks Marie Kondo!) Similarly, notice how the ever dreaded “I might need it someday” category is however, not part of our list. That’s for a good reason. “I might need it someday” are the 6 words that are a slippery slope to a cluttered home. In essence, be ruthless in letting go of items that no longer contribute positively to your life. You will surely thank us, ahem, I mean yourself!

Two baskets and a ladder prepped for spring cleaning next to each other.

Tackle Room by Room

Breaking down the process into manageable chunks moreover, makes spring cleaning more achievable. Generally, we advise focusing on one room at a time or even one small space at a time to prevent overwhelm. Consequently, this can start a ripple effect throughout your life. Start with high visible places with low emotional involvement therefore you are more likely to complete the task. For example, the kitchen counters, dining room table, or a drop zone by the front door. Soon enough you will gradually work your way through the entire house. What’s more, if you live with other people, now is the time to have a conversation and do a family activity. With this purpose in mind, it ensures that you give each space the attention it deserves.

Create Functional Storage Solutions

To keep a home well-organized you need consistent habits and effective storage solutions. We’ll get to the habits in a few, but first, let’s talk storage. Once you’ve gone through your items and know what you need to organize, it’s time to Invest in storage bins, baskets, and shelving units to help streamline your belongings. An entryway is a great place to start and we love using a stylish shoe cabinet like this one from Amazon. Consider utilizing vertical space and hidden storage options to maximize the efficiency of each room. Group similar items together to make finding and accessing them easier.

A wooden cabinet with a rattan door, perfect for spring cleaning.

Deep Clean + Refresh

Once you’ve decluttered and organized, it’s time to give your space a thorough cleaning. Dust surfaces, vacuum carpets, mop floors, (we love this mop, everyone on our team has it!)  and don’t forget those often-neglected areas like baseboards and ceiling corners. Consider adding fresh plants, flowers, or scented candles to bring a touch of nature and a pleasant aroma to your rejuvenated space.

Establish Maintenance Habits

Lastly, to ensure your hard work lasts, establish simple and sustainable maintenance habits. Follow the mantra – “Don’t put it down, put it away.” Making sure you have bins and containers labeled so there’s no guesswork and no excuses. Implement a daily 10 min tidy at the end of each day to prevent clutter from piling up. Regularly reassess your belongings and make adjustments as needed to maintain an organized and harmonious living environment. Organizing is a practice and an evolving process that is to say it should grow with your changing needs, so don’t be afraid to experiment when something isn’t working.

A Job Well Done

To sum it up, Spring cleaning is more than just a seasonal chore—it’s an opportunity to create a home that nurtures your well-being. By following these professional organizer-approved steps, (ahem – you’re welcome) you can transform your space into a haven of order, functionality, and tranquility. Embrace the process, and let the energy of spring inspire positive change in your home and life!

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