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The flowers are blooming, the temperatures are rising, and your allergies might be driving you insane at the moment. That's right: spring is finally here! Now that we're ushering in a new season, it is the perfect time to do a little spring cleaning and declutter your home. Here are some tips and tricks on how to revamp your space this spring.
Let's face it: stuff that you don't need tends to accumulate in your closets. Whether it's the closet in your bedroom, a linen closet or a hall closet, it seems to be the easiest place to keep unwanted items out of sight.
This method is tedious, but it gets the job done: I pull every single item out of my closets when I clean them and sort each piece in "Keep," "Sell" and "Donate" piles. When I put each item back in the closet, I can organize items by type/color/etc., and my closets look a million times better than they did before.
One thing that takes up a ton of clutter in the house is paperwork. While you can't toss every document you own, you can slim down the amount that's in your file cabinet by scanning any essential documents you need and shredding them afterward. Some files I scan and shred include receipts, bank statements, last year's pay stubs and any rental contracts that have ended in the last six months.
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After clearing out your closets and going through your house, you should hopefully have a sizeable number of items to get rid of. Instead of throwing those items away, check and see if you can donate them to a local women's shelter or an organization like Purple Heart. Your unwanted items can make a world of difference in someone else's life!
How do you declutter your home for spring?
Written by Alicia Tenise from Alicia Tenise
Alicia is a fashion and lifestyle blogger based in Washington, D.C. Since launching her blog “Alicia Tenise” in 2011, she’s been featured in Elle magazine, The Washington Post and Refinery29 and has been named a top D.C. Instagrammer by Washingtonian Magazine. When she’s not blogging, you can catch Alicia at a concert or in the dance studio. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Photography by: Tom McGovern, you can also follow him on Instagram.