Spring Cleaning :: 5 Ways to Get Started

As the days grow longer and temperatures rise, it’s time to welcome the freshness of spring into our homes! Spring cleaning isn’t just about tidying up—it’s a rejuvenating process that clears away the clutter and welcomes new beginnings. Each year,  my spring cleaning schedule looks slightly different, but there are key areas that help my home feel refreshed. 

Tackle the Closets

Say goodbye to winter coats and bulky sweaters, and make room for lighter, breezier clothes. I take this opportunity to go through my kids’ winter clothes and donate anything that won’t fit us next year. You can also add in their spring and summer clothes so they are fully stocked for the warm weather! For my closet, I adjust my organization, putting my coats and sweaters towards the back and bringing my lighter shirts forward. This can also be a great time for me to get rid of anything that is very worn out or things that don’t fit anymore. 

Refresh the Pantry

A well-organized pantry makes life so much easier when it comes to meals and even meal prep. Take stock of pantry staples, dispose of expired items, and reorganize shelves for easy access. I always say that if I can’t see it, I’ll forget it’s there. So I try to organize so I can see pretty much everything so I don’t forget about something and allow it to expire! While going through cans and other non-perishables, consider donating things that your family doesn’t love to local food banks to support those in need.

Dust and Power Wash Outdoor Areas

Extend your cleaning efforts beyond the confines of your home by dusting off outdoor furniture and power washing porch areas. We always do a deep clean of our water table and wash any outdoor toys that have been collecting dust. We want to be comfortable outside while our children inevitably spend most of their time out there. Moving furniture away from walls helps you to get a good thorough clean behind and under them!

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Let the Light In

Open up windows to invite the crisp spring air into your home! This is when I take time to clean window sills and tracks. I clean all the windows with glass cleaner and open them up! Natural light can work wonders in uplifting moods and brightening spaces. 

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Garage and Car Care

Don’t overlook the garage—a space often neglected during routine cleaning. Sweep away winter debris and organize tools and equipment for easy access. We make room to store winter gear in waterproof totes and put away any winter and snow tools.

When it comes to your car, give it some TLC by clearing out clutter, wiping down surfaces, and leaving it sparkling clean for springtime adventures. This is when we stock up our family adventure kit too! We use an organizer in our trunk, and we put in all the things we might need. We always have swimsuits, towels, sunscreen, bug spray, plastic utensils, paper towels, bandages, trampoline park grip socks, etc. You can personalize it to your family’s needs! We love it because then we are always ready for fun!

Spring cleaning isn’t just about physical cleanliness—it’s a chance to refresh our surroundings and reset our mindset for the season.

Spring allows for so much life and growth. By embracing these tasks with intention and enthusiasm, we can create a home that radiates warmth and comfort for all the seasons ahead. 

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Emma Dorsett
Emma is a mom to two beautiful girls, Alice (2018) and Avery (2021). She loves all things Taylor Swift and picking up new hobbies. Embroidery, reading, and sourdough are her go to, but she is willing to try just about anything. She has a background in early childhood education and has worked with children since 2018.


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