Winter often means less time outdoors and more time stuffing things in closets. The coming of spring is an opportunity to check the pantry, linen closet, and utility closets for any stragglers that don’t belong there.
And of course, don’t forget your clothes! Spring cleaning isn’t complete without a seasonal wardrobe swap. Reviewing your clothing can be time-consuming, but trust me, it’s worth it. You don’t want to spend the next warm spring day hunting for your favorite dress only to find it crumpled in a pile or jammed in between wool sweaters.
So do yourself a favor and grab an hour to get busy with your clothes. Rotate spring and summer clothes front and center, and move winter clothes to the back or high on top shelves. As you work, be honest and realistic about what fits, what could use a deep clean or repair, and what might need to be donated or recycled.
Create categories as you work according to the themes of your life (i.e., work clothes, play clothes, hanging-about-the-house gear), then place everything back using systems that work for you.