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6 spring cleaning checklists

By March 30, 2014

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Sharpie for ChecklistsI love checklists for their ability to help us focus on the task at hand, and to minimize distractions. It's harder to get sidetracked with a list (although I can assure you I still manage to do it!). Here are my handy checklists to use for Spring Cleaning, and why they're important.

  1. Where to Begin Organizing Your Home
    So you know which rooms to hit, first, second, third and beyond.
  2. How to Recycle Everything
    For when you decide to get rid of those old computers and electronic equipment that have been sitting around for ages.
  3. Where to Donate Everything
    Clothes, old furniture, electronics, books - these places can all have a second life through donation.
  4. How to Store Everything
    Make a space for every item you decide to keep through proper storage.
  5. How Long to Keep Everything
    Find out the expiration dates of everything in your home, from sneakers to food.
  6. Declutter Your Home in 20 Minutes a Day
    Start fresh with the Weekly Organizing Routine, where we take a spin around your home focusing on each room for 20 minutes a day.

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May 9, 2013 at 3:48 pm
(1) Dorothy B. Tyler says:

Sadly, as much as I would love to read all you have to say, your web site is terribly disorganized. Which is rather ironic, don’t you think? In order to follow a thought, I have to keep going to different pages until I’ve completely lost the original thought because I’m chasing down new ones.

May 10, 2013 at 10:46 am
(2) Elizabeth says:

I’m so sorry you find the navigation confusing. I do my best to work within the About.com navigation — I hear you!


May 9, 2013 at 4:41 pm
(3) Char says:

I agree. This isn’t what I thought it would be when I signed up for it. I don’t want to have to go back and forth between links just to find a hint or good idea. Also, I really don’t care how (name a celebrity) declutters her house. If you are the expert then I want to hear what you say.

May 10, 2013 at 10:48 am
(4) Elizabeth says:

I’m sorry you don’t find the content helpful. A peek inside a celebrity closet or kitchen is actually one of the most popular features on this site, but I understand my content is not always going to please everyone.


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