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I know Spring is coming. I can see it in the sunshine. The light is brighter and it’s staying light longer, particularly now that Daylight Saving Time is here! I love Spring. I’m a huge fan of gardening and my fingers are just itching to be spending my free time outside working in my garden. I have all sorts of plans for my planters and garden beds which will be fun for me to implement. I’m digressing. What I want to share is that while it’s still a little too cool to be outside for long periods I’m focusing my energy on the inside of my house. Tackling my spring cleaning!

This is a great time to clean out closets. I made a plan to go through the different closets & cupboards in my house. I want to figure out what was not worn or used this past winter. Those items I will donate. The best way to do this is to schedule a specific day and time for each closet and set of cupboards. Do not, under any circumstance, say to yourself “today, I’m going to clean out every cupboard and every closet in my house”. That would be a recipe for procrastination. Why would you want to spend an entire day doing this? I know I wouldn’t. Instead decide where you will begin and schedule this cleaning out over the next couple of weeks.

So, another tip is to completely empty the closet or cupboard. Give it a good and thorough cleaning out. Get out the vacuum for the floor and those hard to get at corners. Have a few cleaning cloths and a bucket filled with a vinegar/ water mixture. Wipe the shelves and walls using this mixture and then dry them completely.

Now, as you get ready to put the items back really look over each and every item. Ask yourself these questions: Do you use it (or wear it)? Do you love it? Do you want to keep it? Is it broken or in need of repair? Is it missing a part?

Only put back the items that you honestly want to have in your home. Take the rest to a donation site such as Goodwill.

Now that the inside of the cupboards and closets are organized and clean it’s time to spend as much time as possible outside enjoying this beautiful spring season!