Spring Cleaning

Uunique ways to get organized, clean for spring

Charlie Trent, Staff Writer

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Spring represents rebirth and rejuvenation, which means it’s the perfect time to reorganize and start anew. With these tips, you’ll be able to feel fresh and clean just in time for spring.

1. redo your closet

Many people have closets full of clothes that don’t fit and other garments that they don’t wear anymore. Instead of letting them clutter your house, sort your clothes into those that you wear often, those for special occasions that you need to hold onto and those that you don’t want or don’t fit. Donate the clothes that you don’t want to stores like Goodwill or Salvation Army, or sell them online with websites like Poshmark or Depop.

 

2.vacuum & dust

Vacuuming is essential for anyone looking for a way to purge their home of mites, bacteria and mold. According to Vacuums Guide, these attack the respiratory system of a person with respiratory problems, such as asthma, making them wheeze, have difficulty breathing and cough violently at night. By vacuuming, you can limit the amount of bacteria in your home.

 

3.replace your toothbrush

Although it may seem simple, replacing your toothbrush prevents spreading bacteria and plaque back into your mouth. According to Colgate, you should replace your toothbrush every three months, in addition to when you have a cold, the flu, a mouth infection or a sore throat. This is important because newer bristles will keep your mouth free from fungus.

 

4.clean out expired makeup

Makeup is something that people tend to keep around for many years. However, every makeup product has an expiration date, and using it past the date could result in extra bacteria that could result in acne or even the separation of the chemicals within the product. It is also important ot wash your makeup brushes. According to Blank Canvas Cosmetics, dirty brushes become abrasive and dry as they become more full of product and skin particles.

 

5.get rid of old toys

Just like how you have to get rid of old clothes from your childhood, you should also cleanse your home of toys that don’t serve a purpose. Although you might feel some attachment to them, just remember that donating them to someone in need or a close family friend will benefit them much more than the toys will benefit you by sitting in storage. You can also sell these old toys with sites such as eBay or by selling them at a garage sale.

 

6.throw out the little things

If you are feeling a little extra cluttered, try throwing away some of the extra products you don’t need anymore. Examples of these include body sprays, colognes, hair products and skin care. If a product has been used lightly, try giving it to one of your friends and family so that the product doesn’t go to waste.

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