It’s May! Can you believe it!? Seriously WHERE did April go? It came and went so quickly! I don’t know about all of you, but this is the time of year I always get the itch to clean and organize my home. Ok.. I guess every time of year I get the itch to clean and organize my home. :) But still – it’s definitely a good time to spruce a few things up before the summer madness hits. So today I’m sharing 20 easy ways to spring clean! These are simple things we can all do that won’t take much time but will help us all feel lighter and brighter this season! The 20 things I chose are all things I want to get done before summer rolls around so basically I’m just making my to-do list yours.. ha! You’re welcome. ;)
20 Easy Ways to Spring Clean:
Toss any old medicine in your medicine cabinet
Clean out the glove compartment in your car
Wipe out your fridge and freezer
Clean out and donate any clothes you didn’t wear over the winter or last spring
Organize the apps on your cell phone
Wipe out and organize your make-up drawer
Buy a new throw and pillows to brighten up your couch (Spring decorating pics/sources)
Toss cleaning products that are expired or you don’t use anymore
Clean out your purse and buy a new one if it’s old/dirty (Recent favorite Spring purse! Other outfit sources in this post.)
Splurge on fresh flowers (dough bowl)
Pick a closet that’s driving you crazy and clean it out
Sweep your porch and add some plants, flowers, a new rug and/or a wreath (my porch rug)
Organize a junk drawer
Print new pictures to display around your house *they can be new “old” pictures ;)
Toss and replace old bathroom towels and rugs (girls’ bathroom rugs)
Clean out your bedroom nightstands
Donate old blankets you never use
Organize your computer desktop and folders
Spray off and clean your patio furniture
Organize a kitchen cupboard or drawer that is usually a mess
There you go! 20 Easy Ways to Spring Clean. And to make it even EASIER for us all I’ve added a free checklist of these 20 things (with boxes to check off as we complete each one!) to my printable library. It’s cute you guys.. you’ll want it. ;)
DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE SPRING CLEANING CHECKLIST HERE!
(If you are already a subscriber just enter your info. again to get the printable.. it won’t add you twice! Also, if you sign up and don’t get an e-mail soon after check your junk mail! Once in a while it lands there first.)
So NO excuses! We got this. Happy Spring cleaning friends! :)
20 thoughts on “20 Easy Ways to Spring Clean (with a free checklist!)”
Erin – How do you clean your outdoor pillows? I have the same ikat ones from Pottery Barn but they are kept on uncovered chairs by my pool. They’re filthy!
Hi Taylor! I always just get a wet hand towel and wipe them off the best I can and then let them air dry! I don’t think there is much else we can do. I always bring my pool lounge chair pillows inside after we entertain so they aren’t left outside to get dirty, but the pillows in my outdoor entertaining space get SO filthy! I’m sure in another year or two I’ll be replacing them! xo
You bet! :) xo
Where did you buy your big planter boxes for the porch?
Where did you get your planters from on your front porch?
Restoration Hardware! :)
You bet! xo
I’m in spring cleaning mode too! Love all of your tips – especially tossing old items that haven’t been used (if I didn’t wear it last spring, why would I wear it now?). I’m new to your blog and am so happy to learn you are based in San Diego! I moved here last year with my husband and recently bought a house in Encinitas that we are slowly remodeling…I feel like there aren’t many home décor/reno/lifestyle blogs based here and was happy to find upon yours.
Hi Elizabeth! I’m so happy you found me too! Thank you! And I love Encinitas! We are there often. :) I totally agree about the clothes.. if we didn’t wear it last season we WON’T wear them this next season for sure. I need to do a serious closet clean out soon! So nice to “meet” you! xo
We are starting autumn but a great list to use anyway! Doing my closet today :) I like the porch one, our varanda is looking neglected! Thanks Erin.
Thank you Krystal! I’m so happy you enjoyed this post! And happy autumn to you.. such a fun time of year! xo
Great, doable list! Hey and I’ve already done a couple without even seeing your list. Whoohooo, great minds think alike. You’re a peach. I know your theme is lemons, but if I’d said that you might think I thought you were a sourpuss and I don’t think that at all! :) Seriously though, appreciate ALL that you do on your blog. :)
Ha ha.. I love you Jeanne!! Appreciate you and your humor SO much. :) XO
Hi Erin! I was wondering what green bush you have planted in your front porch black planters? I love the waxy green foliage!
Oh my word.. I can’t remember! To be honest I’ve started trying other plants in those porch planters because the one you see never stayed green! It has pink blossoms that pop out twice a year and while they were beautiful, I just wanted plain green for my porch. But I agree! I love the waxy green foliage. I’ll definitely mention what I’m using on the blog as soon as I find a good replacement! xo
Hi Erin! You have such a beautiful home! I was wondering what your exterior paint colors are? We are currently looking for new exterior colors and yours is just beautiful! Thank you for inspiring!
Hi Keturah! Thank you so much! You can find all of my paint colors (interior and exterior) by downloading my printable here:
Happy painting! :)