* This article was originally published on Simply Laura Leigh *
You’re probably already are giving your house a good spring cleaning every year, but what about a thorough spring decluttering? As much fun as the fall and winter holiday season is, it tends to leave a build-up of clutter in its wake. Taking some time in the spring to clear out all that clutter not only makes spring cleaning easier but also makes it easier to keep your house cleaned and organized all spring and summer long!
When you’re going through the declutter processes you’ll want to put things into three different categories.
- Trash – anything that is expired, broken, or unusable.
- Sell – something that you no longer want or need but is still in good condition.
- Donate – anything that you no longer want and is in useable condition or an item in good condition that you don’t think you can sell.
Depending on how much stuff ends up in your sell pile you can either hold a garage sale or you can list items on Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist. Anything you want to donate can go to Good Will, your local women’s shelter, veterans center, or area homeless shelter.
So let’s grab a trash bag and some boxes and start decluttering!!!
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Spring Decluttering List
- Broken snow shoves and car ice scrapers
- Worn out winter clothes
- Broken or damaged snow shovels
- Scratched or broken sunglasses
- Broken or damaged winter sports gear
- Old or worn-out hats, gloves, and scarves
- Used up candles
Sell or donate –
- Toys that your kids have grown out of
- Outgrown Winter clothing in good condition
- Outgrown snow boots
- winter sports equipment you no longer need
- outgrown hats, gloves, and scarves
- Snow boots that no longer fit
- Cold weather jackets that no longer fit
Persona Care & Toiletries
- Expired or unused beauty products & makeup
- Old nail polish
- Expired first aid supplies
- Expired medication
- Empty bottles of lotions, shampoos, conditioner or body wash
- Junk mail
- Expired coupons
- Old school assignments
- Old School projects/artwork
- Old magazines
- Damaged children’s books
- Used up coloring books
- Chipped or broken coffee mugs
- Expired condiments
- Tupperware containers missing lids
- Expired sauces
- Expired food
- Old or expired spices
- Broken or chipped plates and glasses
- Damaged or worn-out kitchen utensils
- Sippy Cups that are broken or missing parts
- Food Storage containers missing lids
Sell or donate –
- Food you won’t be using but isn’t expired
- Coffee mugs you no longer use
- Plates and glasses that are no longer used or needed
- Kitchen utensils that are no longer used or needed
- Broken Christmas decorations
- Old Halloween costumes
- Broken Halloween candy buckets
- Broken Christmas lights
- Season decor that is broken or unusable
Sell or donate –
- Old Halloween costumes that are still in good condition
- Christmas decorations you no longer use
- Other seasonal decor items you no longer want
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