To meet spring in cleanliness, take care of these things in February

Alina MilsentLife
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February brings the (perhaps somewhat premature) feeling that it's almost spring outside. And spring means sunshine, Easter, and, of course, time for spring cleaning.

Just because the spring warmth hasn't started to warm up yet doesn't mean you can't take some time to start cleaning in February. A clean space means fresh thoughts, so it's not for nothing that they say that cleaning often helps fight stress. Experts told us what things you should definitely take care of in anticipation of spring.

Garden tools

Caroline Roberts, a professional organizer and owner of This Simplified Island, advises to start preparing for gardening at the end of winter.

"With spring just around the corner, it's the perfect time to clean out the shed and tidy up the shelves with gardening tools," she suggests. In February, she recommends going through and cleaning the equipment, buying fertilizers, and preparing containers for seedlings.

Unnecessary items on the shelves

Marissa Hagmeyer, co-founder of NEAT Method, also suggests clearing out the house of junk. For example, take a moment to get rid of cleaning products that are no longer needed or have expired.

"Making sure you have everything on your essentials list will also set you up for a successful spring cleaning," Hagmeyer said.

Spring items

It's time to prepare spring clothes and reorganize your shelf space. You should throw away anything that you haven't used or that was damaged by winter weather (for example, umbrellas or boots that started leaking). By doing this now, you will reduce the workload during spring cleaning.

Paper clutter

You should also go through all the paper clutter that has accumulated in drawers or on desks over the past year.

February is the perfect time to start reviewing invoices, reports, or documentation that are no longer relevant. This will help you prepare for tax season by reducing the amount of paper you need to sort.


The flu and cold season is not over yet, so it's time to go through your medicine cabinet and check for expired or used medications. It is worth optimizing the space: throw away all expired medicines and sort the rest into categories like cough medicine, pain medicine, allergy medicine, etc.

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