Tips For Decluttering And Organizing Your Home Before Spring

Are you ready for spring? March breezes will soon be blowing. After the long cold winter you might be ready to get started with spring cleaning and organizing your home. You do not have to wait, you can get a head start on some tasks that are often overlooked.

Both indoors and outdoors have tasks that if done routinely will eliminate the overwhelming load of doing it all at one time come spring.

Here are some ideas of both indoor and outdoor tasks that you can begin now and enjoy a more leisure spring and summer.


This time of year you may still have cold days, so use them to tackle inside jobs such as closet cleaning, painting, deep cleaning, cleaning out air vents and replacing air filters. 

According to US News, 37 million Americans are affected by sinusitis every year and 22 million people have asthma. We can’t control outside pollutants but we can improve the quality of air inside the home.

This is also a great time for calling your local charitable organization to come and pick up donation items that you collect during closet cleaning.  


Use a sunny saturday to prepare your house by scraping and removing paint peeling spots on trim or woodwork.  Prepare your house exterior against summer's heat and moisture. Use the warmer days for preliminary landscaping and curb appeal projects so that you are ready to plant in early March.

The warmer days are also great for garage clean-out and reorganizing of sporting goods, camping equipment, recreational vehicles, and garden tools. This will give you more time to enjoy these items when summer arrives. You may also consider inspecting, cleaning and repairing outdoor furniture and washing windows inside and out.

Spring showers will bring summer weeds. Upon the arrival of spring, many HOAs and their members are dusting off the grill, repairing the lawn mower and opening the pool to the summer crowds. Spring and summer bring new life to HOAs as members prepare to keep up with the HOA's home and property maintenance standards.

Zillow has provided these 5 home organizational tips. Don't worry, you don't have to do them all today.