Spring cleaning is a great time to finally get around to those little carpet stains, paint touchups or floor scuffs you’ve been avoiding. Take a walk around your house and use Self-adhesive Red Cards
to mark any area that needs a little spot treatment. Then treat each area individually, removing the cards as you go.
As you shift your clothes from winter to spring, think about starting fresh with a new closet. The hardest part of a clothing purge is admitting you’ll never wear your favorite shirt again. To find out which clothes don’t make the cut, place a Self-adhesive Red Cards on each hanger in your closet. Each time you wear a piece of clothing, take off the card. If there are still cards left after a month, consider those pieces of clothing eligible for donation.
You’d be surprised how many things in your pantry may be expired. Remove any items past their expiration date or items you haven’t cooked with during the last year — if you haven’t used it by now, you aren’t going to. Next, group ingredients in categories, and label a container for each category, using a Self-adhesive Red Cards. (For example, rice, quinoa, couscous and noodles could be in a container labeled “Pasta and Grains.”) Your pantry will be more organized and you’ll save time cooking, too.
As the seasons change, so does your outdoor gear. As you replace mittens with umbrellas, buy each family member a bin dedicated to their belongings. Place a Self-adhesive Red Cards on the front of each bin and label it with the right name. You’ll reduce clutter and keep everyone’s stuff in one spot.
Throughout your spring cleaning purge, use a Self-adhesive Red Cards to label bins as “Donate,” “Sell” and “Keep.” Put each bin in a different area of the house and let everyone know that that’s the place to put items to be donated, sold or kept. If all you have to do is fling something on a pile, it’s easy to get rid of the clutter in a room so you can get down to business.