Decluttering Your Home for Spring

As the sun comes out and ushers in warmer weather, you’re no doubt ready to open the windows and get started on some spring cleaning, but hold that thought. Before the spring cleaning should come an often-overlooked step to refreshing your home – spring decluttering.

Houses tend to get a little cluttered over the winter when we’re spending more time indoors and hanging onto everyday items. However, the less clutter you have filling your home, the easier it is to clean.

Keep reading for some decluttering tips that will help you tackle different rooms in your house to ensure a fresh, clean slate for spring. Plus, check out the Brick’s blog for more of what to include on your spring cleaning checklist.

Closet Cleanout

Let’s start in the bedroom – or more specifically, the closet. A decluttered closet is much easier to keep organized, and it helps start your day off on a more positive note when you don’t have to fight through an overfilled rack of clothes.

Consider going through each article of clothing and separating out the ones you haven’t worn in a long time, since there’s a good chance these won’t be missed. In the future, try the hanger tip – place all your hangers backwards, and after you wear and wash something, put it back on a hanger facing the correct way. If there are any hangers still left backwards after six months, then it's time to give those garments a new home.

Decluttering your closet will save you both time and energy in the future. Plus, it will make returning clothes at the end of the day easier, translating to a cleaner bedroom with less garment pileups.

Living Room Revamp

For most people, the living room is considered the hub of the home. For this reason, it’s easy for toys, books, blankets, miscellaneous cords and more to pile up from everyday use. When it comes to decluttering the living room, try to find the most efficient way to keep these items organized yet still within reach.

Consider a stylish accent cabinet or ottoman with a storage compartment that provides somewhere to keep your family’s belongings while also refreshing your space. Another option for decluttering your living space is to add a bookshelf, which can hold more than just the obvious – organize and display knick knacks, magazines, plants and more to add some rustic charm to your living room.

There’s nothing better than relaxing on the couch after a long day, and doing so is much easer in a clean, serene space. Plus, the less there is to dust and vacuum in your living room, the better.

Bathroom Tidy

Bathrooms tend to be both the smallest and messiest rooms in any home. Between soaps, lotions, makeup, medicine and other everyday toiletries, it doesn’t take long for your bathroom cabinets to start bursting at the seams with products. It doesn’t have to be that way, though – read on for some helpful bathroom decluttering tips to keep this well-used space organized.

An easy way to start decluttering is to go through the bathroom and throw away any expired products. Remove expired medication from the medicine cabinet, check expiry dates on your makeup and creams and give them all a toss if they’re well past their prime.

Then, focus on only keeping products you use regularly. Stretched out scrunchies and hair ties, old loofahs and hair tools that haven’t been touched in months don’t need to be taking up space. For clean items in good condition, consider donating. Otherwise, to the bin they go!

Cleaning the bathroom becomes much easier after a good decluttering, since there’s less to navigate around with your duster or sponge. Plus, less clutter means more room to add organizational tools such as shelves, racks and containers to ensure everything is easy to find when you need it.

A good decluttering cuts down on the number of items you have to find spots for, frees up new space for more important items and leaves room to breathe. At The Brick, we have the inspiration you need to declutter your home just in time for spring.