Decluttering Like a Boss | Spring Cleaning Hit List

a plot of bright colored wiildflowers reflect spring time! declutter for spring!

Spring has sprung and it’s the perfect time to freshen up your living space. Decluttering Like a Boss | Spring Cleaning Hit List shows you how to take charge and declutter like a boss!

From overflowing closets to those stacks of old magazines, we’ll help you create a more serene and spacious environment. Get ready to transform your space and your state of mind!

Follow this guide that lists items and areas in your home for a spring declutter.

Spring cleaning isn’t just about dusting off shelves—it’s an ideal moment to declutter your home, which can enhance your mental clarity, reduce stress, and revamp your surroundings for the best time of the year!

Clothing and Accessories

spring is a time organiz clothes closet with shelve and sections to sort clothes, some hanging , some folded on shelved

Spring is the perfect time to rejuvenate your wardrobe by decluttering clothing and accessories. Organized closets are efficient. Efficiency is good when you are trying to dash out of the house.

Whether you have a walk-in closet or a small closet it’s essential to reassess what you truly need, what can be donated, and what should be discarded to make room for the freshness of the season.

  • Is there clothing in your closet that does not fit?
  • Stained clothing, clothing that needs repair?
  • clothing that no longer suits your style?

Winter Clothing

As the chill of winter fades away, it’s time to leave the bulky winter wear behind. To create space for more lightweight and vibrant spring attire, consider donating the winter wear you have not worn this past season and prior winters.

There is a reason you have not worn clothes in a while. These are not your favorite pieces. Maybe your taste and style have changed since you made these purchases.

Consider storage solutions for the winter clothing you plan to keep. Opt for vacuum-sealed bags to compress heavy coats and sweaters, making them easy to store until the cold returns.

Read this article for more tips about decluttering your clothes closet.

Evaluate each winter piece and decide if it’s worth keeping based on its condition and how frequently you wear it. Seasonal clothing swaps can also be a great way to rotate your wardrobe efficiently.

Tag some friends to gather bringing their unwanted clothes and a bottle of wine. Have a fun clothes swap!

swap out winter accessories for light spring and summer accessories. - bright colored necklaces shown on hanging jewelry displays


Accessories may seem small but play a significant role in completing your outfit. Decluttering scarves, hats, gloves, and other accessories can instantly freshen up your look.

Ask yourself if you’ve worn that hat all winter or if the scarf is still your favorite. If not, it may be time to part ways. Organize your accessories using clear bins or hooks for easy access and visibility. Often accessories are never thought of unless they are in view.

Assess each accessory based on its condition and whether it enhances your style.

By decluttering your clothing and accessories, you not only create physical space but also mental clarity. Letting go of items that no longer serve a purpose allows you to appreciate and enjoy what you have. Change is good!

Embrace the process of decluttering as a way to reset and welcome the new season with a refreshed and organized wardrobe.

Home Decor

In the process of decluttering your home this spring, focusing on home decor can make a significant impact on refreshing your living space. Here are some tips to help you declutter and organize different aspects of your home decor.

Living Room

When it comes to decluttering and spring cleaning the living room, consider rearranging your furniture layout to create a more spacious and functional area. Simple changes like swapping the positions of your sofa and armchairs can give the room a fresh look.

Swap out wintery throw pillows for a fresh burst of springtime!

nothing says spring like lime green solid and chevron pillows shown stacked on a chair against a white brick wall.

Organizing shelves by grouping similar items can help reduce visual clutter and create a cohesive display. Simplifying your decor by removing excess decorative items can also contribute to a more streamlined and airy feel in the room.

A trick Interior designers use is removing a portion of objects in a room for an uncluttered more spacious look.

Seasonal Decorations

It’s springtime! Get rid of the Christmas ornaments!

Some people invest in clear plastic storage bins to organize and store their seasonal decor items.

To learn about effective storage solutions read here.

Label each bin according to its contents to make it easier to locate specific decorations next year. Store these bins in a designated area in your home to keep them out of the way until the next holiday season rolls around.

By implementing these decluttering tips for your home decor, you can create a more organized and visually appealing living space that reflects your personal style and allows for a fresh start this spring.

kitchen counter tops are decluttered for spring

Kitchen and Pantry

Winter is all about stews and simmering soups. Spring is light and airy. Does your kitchen reflect this?

Decluttering the kitchen and pantry can bring a sense of order and efficiency to your daily cooking routine. By organizing these spaces, you not only create a more visually appealing environment but also make it easier to find what you need when preparing meals. 

Here are some practical tips for decluttering your kitchen and pantry.

  • Sort through all your kitchen things and get rid of your duplicate kitchen items, broken and chipped mugs, etc., and things you do not use. Do you need 3 dozen kitchen towels?
  • Remove unrelated kitchen objects and return them to their designated place.

Kitchen Countertops and Surfaces

I love almost bare clean counters. I often think what a shame it is to see beautiful expensive stone countertops piled with so much stuff the beauty of the counter is hidden.

Any flat surface covered with things makes a room appear messy. Clear off the flat surfaces for an instant fresher look.

Here is a list of 24 things you can toss and organize in your kitchen today!

Food Storage

When decluttering your kitchen, start with food storage areas. Begin by checking the expiration dates on all items to ensure you’re not keeping any expired products. Dispose of any expired goods and consider donating non-perishable items that you no longer need. 

declutter for spring  by washing clear glass food storage containers

To keep your food storage organized, invest in clear glass containers that allow you to see the contents easily. Plastic food storage containers may be less expensive to purchase but they seldom last as long and must be replaced and they are not as healthy as glass. 

Always group similar items to create a cohesive storage system that makes meal prep a breeze.

Utensils and Cookware

Next, focus on decluttering your utensils and cookware. Sort through your collection and remove any duplicates, broken items, or utensils that you rarely use. 

Keeping only the essentials will not only free up space but also make it easier to access the tools you need. If you only use utensils like a potato masher or other bulky find a place less conspicuous if you have the space rather than struggling with hard-to-close drawers. 

Consider donating unused items to minimize clutter and make room for new additions that align with your cooking style. Keeping a streamlined selection of utensils and cookware will help you work more efficiently in the kitchen.

kitchen drawer with wood cutlery tray

Small Kitchen Appliances

Is your countertop cluttered with small appliances? Consider moving the small appliances you rarely use to a less valuable space, meaning kitchen drawers and kitchen cabinets located away from the goods you use daily and often.

By keeping less frequently used kitchen things out of the main area kitchen cabinets you have more room to conveniently locate the kitchen items you regularly use. 

By following these decluttering tips for your kitchen and pantry, you can create a more functional and organized space that inspires you to cook with ease. Remember, a clutter-free environment can enhance your cooking experience and make meal preparation a more enjoyable task.

a simple deck with a table and chairs look out to the green yard. A few potted plants and a grill is all you need to enjot the season. declutter for spring

Outdoor Areas

Less is more works well outdoors too!

Spring is the perfect time to refresh and declutter your outdoor areas, getting ready to enjoy the warmer weather. From your garden to your garage, here are some tips to help you tidy up and prepare for the spring season.

Garden and Patio Area

When decluttering your garden and patio area start by picking up any accumulated winter debris such as trash and dead branches. Keep an eye out for any obvious repairs that need your attention.

Remove any winter covers on your outdoor furniture, clean and store for fall. Give the furniture a good scrub, and assess if any items need repair or replacement. Consider giving your furniture a fresh look with new cushions or a coat of paint..

Next, tackle the plant pots and garden decor. Dispose of any broken or unused pots, and consider reorganizing your plants for a new layout. Remove dead plants and trim overgrown greenery to give your garden a neat appearance.

Read here for more garage decluttering tips and tricks.

A clean and clutter-free outdoor space will make it more inviting for relaxing or entertaining in the spring.

Garage and Shed

a little grey clapboard shed with a red door and window box in a green wooded area is another place to declutter for spring

In the garage and shed, decluttering can make a big difference in how functional these spaces are. Start by organizing your tools and equipment. Remove any broken tools, duplicate items, or things you no longer use. Consider installing hooks or racks for better organization.

Pegboards are a great option for hanging tools.

For sports equipment, assess what you still use and what can be donated or disposed of. Store seasonal items like winter sports gear in labeled bins to free up space for spring and summer equipment.


If you need help donating seasonal and sports equipment check out my Free Decluttering Resource Guide. I have listed how to easily donate things from heavy treadmills to musical instruments and often at no or low cost.

a finger clicking on a red donate button - donate unused winter things when decluttering for a fresh spring

Efficiently store winter items such as snow shovels, salt, and winter clothing in easily accessible bins or shelves. This will make it easier to transition to spring activities without the winter clutter in the way.

And don’t forget to wash the windows! After all the hard work of decluttering and welcoming spring clean windows are the crowning touch!

Spring decluttering breathes fresh energy into your home and life, setting a positive tone for the rest of the year. By clearing out unused and unwanted items, you not only free up physical space but also reduce stress and improve your overall well-being.

By decluttering your outdoor areas, you can create a clean and organized space that is ready for springtime enjoyment. Happy decluttering!

Marj Bates is a life long ridiculously organized declutter-er and artist. Less is more are words Marj lives by in everything she does except collecting dogs. “Dogs are like potato chips! Can’t have just one.” says Marj. Marj wonders if growing up with a fanatically clean Jewish mom means her decluttering and organizational skills are in her blood.

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