IT’S TIME FOR SPRING CLEANING, ONCE AGAIN!

It is time for you to prepare for some spring cleaning! It's so satisfying to get your home spic and span during this time of year. It's time to swap out those winter clothes for the lighter and smaller summer ones. The laundry piles will become smaller and your closet, filled with summer attire, will have room to spare. However, when you look around your home, do you just feel like there is way too much to do? How did your home get so cluttered and out of control? Busy schedules during the school year and holiday season can cause things to get out of hand. Where do you start? How much will you really be able to get done? How will you get your family to help this time? These are the questions that can slow you down if you let them. Use this step-by-step guide to get yourself on the right path for some effective spring cleaning.

1) Start by making sure that your regular house work is done. You can start this a few days in advance so that when it's time to do the bigger stuff, you won't have a sink full of dishes or a dirty bathroom looming over you. Try to keep the laundry caught up and maybe even set out some boxes and bags for tossing items that you know you won't want to use again next year. Getting rid of some clothes, shoes, and even dishes before you start your actual spring cleaning can make it not only easier to get a massive amount of work done, but it can also put you in the right frame of mind to start thinking about what you'll want to do. You may even want to start a list of projects that you would like to do when you do your spring cleaning so that you can prioritize and follow the list when the time comes.

2) It's hard to get closets organized and winter and summer wardrobes put away if the closets are crammed with things that no one ever uses. Part of spring cleaning is getting rid of excess junk so that you don't make the job harder on yourself. Try to make your goal to "only own what we use" so that you don’t have to clean and re-clean things that are barely ever used in the first place. When you clear out the clutter, you will be inspired by the extra space you have and have a much easier time getting things that only need to be cleaned a couple of times a year done.

3) When you've cleared out old stored items, clothing, shoes, sports equipment and dishes, you can focus on storing what you have left. Hopefully you were able to get rid of a lot of things that were living in your closet. Adding a couple of shelves, an extra hanging bar, a hat rack, or some heavy duty hooks can make a huge difference in your closet space without breaking the bank. Specialty clothes hangers can help you to save space and time by coordinating outfits and hanging multiple items on one hanger. Using the right hanger for your clothes can not only save space, but help you to keep your clothes off of the floor and free from damage. A high quality wood hanger, like a cedar hanger or coat hanger, can make a big difference in the appearance of your dresses coats and suits. You'll love the uniform look of the closet and things will be easier to find than you ever imagined. Happy spring cleaning!

About the Author: Jo Granville is on the staff of Only Hangers, a leading online resource for wood hangers, coat hangers and all types of clothes hangers which is recognized for the excellent quality and value of its wood hanger and coat hanger offerings. For more information, please visit https://www.onlyhangers.com.