Tips to Declutter and Organize Your Home for the Season Ahead

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Spring cleaning feels super refreshing, especially if there are areas in your home you’ve been avoiding for a while. However, there’s one thing you need to do before everything else — declutter. You can’t do thorough scrubbing and sanitizing if there are unnecessary items scattered around the house. Here are a few areas to focus on.

Declutter Cleaning Products

You need your cleaning products for your spring cleaning fun. Make sure to go through all your supplies and declutter them so you are well-prepared. Gather everything in one spot and sort them by their purpose.

You’ll probably come across empty bottles and old products you can no longer use. Get rid of those and list the things you need to restock. Once you’re done, store the supplies back under the sink or in your cleaning storage area.

Declutter Expired Sunscreens

Sunscreen should be used all year round, especially during spring and summer, as the sun can damage your skin. Keep in mind that the lifespan of the sunscreen is around three years, so it’s important to declutter all old bottles and sprays.

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Don’t forget the lip and hair SPF products, and throw away anything expired. Stock up on new products so you can enjoy the beach or park with peace of mind. Rinse all the empty bottles and recycle them to help the planet, as sunscreen can be harmful to the water supply.

Declutter Expired Allergy Products

Since allergy-fighting products are mostly used during the spring, people end up with boxes and bottles that sit for the rest of the year and go bad. With all that pollen waiting around the corner, you want to be prepared.

Now is the time to check expiration dates and get rid of old bottles and boxes. Remember to take the expired ones to an FDA-registered take-back location. And while you get rid of the eye drops and nasal sprays you don’t need, consider investing in an air purifier to help with your allergies.

Declutter Outdoor Equipment

Spring is a great time to take care of your beautiful outdoor space. You’re going to spend more time there, so declutter all the outdoor essentials. This way, you’ll enjoy different activities as soon as the sun comes out.

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If you have a patio or a deck, clean all cushions and chairs so they can smell fresh and look better. If you feel overwhelmed by the decorations in your backyard, you can donate items like garden flags, statues, and string lights. Spring is also the season of BBQ nights with friends, so clean and sort your outdoor dining essentials and throw away the broken ones.