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Spring Cleaning & Organization Challenge

March 14, 2014 | Packing Guides & Tips

Knock off some of your spring cleaning to-do list by joining Wheaton in our 30 day challenge to a cleaner and more organized house. If you are planning a move this summer, now is a great time to declutter and downsize your household goods. You don’t want to spend money on moving unnecessary items.  Even if you don’t have plans of relocating soon, who can’t benefit from a few cleaning tips? Put your competitive game face on and get prepared for our first spring cleaning challenge.

Here’s the catch – we are looking for results!  Tweet, or share your before and after pictures of your cleaning and decluttering process. Wheaton will choose one lucky winner to receive a $25 dollar gift card to Home Depot to assist in your organization efforts! Transform your house to a home by accepting our 30 spring cleaning challenge.

Challenge one

Start with your closets, which can be the scariest place of all. It becomes a place of storage for well, everything – if you let it! Our challenge for you today is to decide what items are necessities.  A closet’s main purpose is to store items that are used on a regular basis. However, that does not mean store items that are NEVER used. Lucky for you, Wheaton has broken down the steps to having a cleaner closet; all you have to do is apply them!

Step One:

Make a ‘keep’ pile and a ‘give-away’ pile. If you haven’t used it in the last six months, there is a good chance you won’t used it in the next six months. The point is, you will never have the organized closet space that you prefer, if you keep everything. A good motto for cleaning closets is ‘When in doubt, send it out!’

Step Two:

Once you have sorted through your items, it is time to actually clean your closet space. Take full advantage of having everything off the shelves. Wipe down and line shelves with plastic liner. Change the liner 2-3 times a year, this will help with the upkeep of your closets throughout the year – and you might actually be able to easily access the items you are looking for.  Sweep the floor and even wipe down the walls if necessary.

Step Three:

Get organized. No really, go ‘neat freak’ on your closet. Separate your household goods into labeled tubs. Buying door hangers is a great way to free up some shelf space in your closet. Hanging shoe racks are also a great way to create space and keep your shoes looking nice.

Check out some great options on best kept secrets for organizing your closet on our Pinterest Page.

Spring cleaning with Wheaton is underway. Tackle the closets first. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Like us on Facebook and send us your before and after pictures of your closets for a chance at winning a Home Depot gift card! We will pick the winner of the contest at the end of March. We have lots of work to do, get moving!

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