With the new season comes renewed hope and energy to get rid of our stuff. Cheers to a fresh start!
I know this post says spring cleaning, but it’s a bit more spring purge than cleaning (although there was cleaning involved). However, today I wanted to make this a bit more encouraging than just another ‘how-to’. I kinda did a how-to here.
Since decluttering is a continual process here at the house (happens every three months or so), there wasn’t much to be thrown out or given away. I’ll admit, though, seeing how much had crept into my closets since Christmas made me a bit crazy. But having a plan and attacking one space at a time, has made the process manageable. A check-list makes life much easier. This sample checklist from Joanna Gaines (from Fixer-upper) is just perfect!
For the cleaning portion of it all, I used my handy dandy, super effective mix of water and vinegar (1 part vinegar, 3 parts water). This stuff is awesome. And not to worry there’s no funky vinegar smell around the house (which is a big plus). Best of all it’s non-toxic and kid-friendly.
I was able to gather about three or four bags to donate and a couple of items I’ll try to resell. I also wanted to leave with some quick tips I feel could help you direct your stuff to a happier, more useful place.
– Donate to your local Goodwill
– Sell your stuff on Thredup
– Give to a friend in need
– Post your items in Facebook Groups
– Last but not least, have a garage sale (if at all possible)
How are you guys going about your spring cleaning? I’d love to hear about it!