Time to switch out winter clothes for your spring and summer ones!
The weather is definitely getting warmer, which means it’s time to put away your chunky knits and take out your warm tanks! Switching out your wardrobe every season will help clear out some space in your closet and make it look a lot less cluttered. This doesn’t necessarily mean you should fill it all up with new clothes! Having a roomy closet makes it easier for you to get dressed in the morning since you know exactly what’s in there. Less is more even with clothing!
As you spring-clean your closet, you’ll likely come across pieces that you haven’t worn in a while and even forgot about. If that piece doesn’t spark joy anymore, consider donating it to your local charity. You could even take a photo and put it up on Poshmark to make yourself some money. That way, someone else can enjoy it!
Declutter your beauty cabinet
Our beauty collection can become easily cluttered and overwhelming. Whether it’s because you get sent product to try out, or your curiosity makes you want to check out different products, it’s a good habit to regularly go through your collection and clear stuff out.
Start with your makeup collection. Since makeup products expire at different times, it’s a good idea to go through everything you own and throw out the ones that are way past their due date. If you haven’t done so already, separate your collection by categories (i.e. lips, face, eyes, etc.) and organise them in small containers to make everything a lot more accessible. This way, you’ll also be able to see what you own more clearly and go through product more efficiently.
Do the same with your skincare collection! Consider investing in an affordable label maker to print out the expiration dates and stick them on to each product. This way, you’ll know exactly when to safely stop using a product, and only then would you purchase a replacement. Less clutter, more freedom!
Got a junk drawer? It’s time to go through it
We all have that one drawer that we shove paper and old mail in (at least I do!). Dedicate an hour to completely emptying it, and going through every single item, one-by-one, to decide what to do with it. Keep important documents in a small folder with a label on it to know exactly what it holds. Trust me, you will forget what’s inside in a few months!
As for all the other items (keys, spare change, buttons, etc.), put them where they actually belong. That way, you’ll know where to look for it when you need it!
Clear out your kitchen cabinets for a deep-clean and re-organizing
I used to keep all my non-perishables like rice and quinoa in their original packaging. Whenever I’d come back from the grocery store, I’d just shove the pouch of rice or lentils in my cabinet, close the door, and call it a day. But every time I would cook and grab for an ingredient from the cabinet, I would get frustrated because of the mess that is inside.
So, I drove to my nearby dollar store and picked out different airtight jars to store all my non-perishables. I emptied out my cabinets entirely, wiped them down to make sure they were super clean, then started filling out the jars with all my items: rice, quinoa, lentils, zaatar, pasta, etc.
Putting the jars inside was super satisfying and enjoyable, and now, cooking is a lot more stress-free!
Clean your bedding
Pillow-cases and bed-sheets should be cleaned once a week, but what about your actual pillows and duvet? Use this time to clean even those! It’s a process, but it’s definitely worth it when you notice how long your pillows and duvet last as a result.
Make sure to read all cleaning instructions before starting, but most pillows and duvets can be cleaned on the delicate cycle of your washing machine. Make sure you divide them into several washes, as cleaning them altogether will be too much on your machine given the bulkiness.
Enjoy freshly cleaned bedding while you sleep!
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Spring-cleaning your digital space
Don’t forget to also go through your digital spaces! Whether it’s your phone or computer, make sure to go through all your folders, files, and apps and get rid of the ones you don’t use or look at anymore. It might seem trivial, but you use your phone and computer every single day. Having them de-cluttered is definitely going to help you navigate them on a daily basis.
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