Lauren Conrad’s Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” – William Morris

Hey all, it’s that time of year again. The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and the sun is shining: it’s time for Spring Cleaning, a most dreaded occasion for many. If you’re at all like me, by the time Spring Cleaning rolls around each year, you find yourself unable to get rid of most of the things you have collected since the last time you deep-cleaned your space. Why is it so hard to give up our unworn clothes and other objects that are better at taking up space than being useful household items?

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Entrepreneur, fashionista, and ex-Reality TV star Lauren Conrad points out that “if you keep up with routine chores on a regular basis, things will never get out of hand.” This is the main reason why Spring Cleaning can begin to feel like an insurmountable task once you get started – if you wait too long to purge your closet, rid of unused items, and deep clean your apartment or home, it really can feel like too daunting of a task. However, if you do a little bit each day like Conrad suggests, your annual Spring Cleaning ritual won’t seem like such a big deal. Here is what she suggests you try to do throughout the year to stay on top of your space and to “keep your home sparkling:”

Daily

  • Make your bed
  • Do any dishes left in the sink
  • Hang up any clothes left around your room
  • Take out the garbage if it’s full
  • Wipe up spills while they’re still fresh

Weekly

  • Vacuum, sweep, or mop
  • Do laundry
  • Wipe down the counters in your kitchen and bathroom, as well as any mirrors
  • Change your towels and sheets
  • Scrub the toilet
  • Disinfect small items like doorknobs and keyboards

Monthly

  • Dust bookshelves, appliances, and other home surfaces
  • Wash bath mats
  • Launder duvet cover
  • Wipe down your microwave and fridge
  • Clean your shower or tub

Seasonal

  • Wash windows
  • Reorganize your bathroom, kitchen, or desk clutter
  • Deep clean your oven
  • Donate unworn clothing to shelters or your local thrift shops

That list tip was an extra one from me, and it helps me keep my wardrobe relatively under control throughout the year. What do you think of Conrad’s cleaning tips? Would a routine like this be hard for you to follow?

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