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How to Spring Clean (and Declutter) on a Budget

BY: Scott | Dec 11, 2018

As the weather gets warmer, you might be looking around your home or apartment and noticing the dust that's accumulated all winter long. Suddenly, you have the urge to clean every nook and cranny. It's called the spring cleaning bug, and we've got tips to make spring cleaning as easy and budget-friendly as possible. Screen Shot 2018-04-16 at 1.10.35 PM

Invest In Microfiber

Rather than burning through paper towels in your cleaning spree, which can get expensive and have a negative impact on the environment, consider investing in microfiber cloths. They're highly absorbent, which reduces the amount of cleaning product you'll use, and they're reusable: they can go through hundreds of washes and come out looking and feeling new. You can use them on glass, screens, and glossy surfaces, and they don't smudge, scratch, or leave anything fuzzy behind. Check out these coupons for Bed Bath & Beyond and pick up some of these modern miracles at a discount.

Clean Out Your Closet 

One of the best parts of spring cleaning is going through your closet and getting rid of old clothes. Not only do you clear space and help your poor, neglected clothes find new forever homes, you make way for your new spring styles. An easy way to do this (and make some extra dough) is to use coupons to sell your used clothing through thredUp. But that’s not all! This one’s a double-whammy. Hold on to a few old shirts or sweatpants, and cut ‘em up to use for spring cleaning’s more intense tasks. Think cleaning the bathtub or scrubbing tile grout.

Open the Windows

Actual air from the outside world is the best reset button. That’s why people say “I need some fresh air” when something wicked approaches. Open every window and keep them open for hours. Let the winter’s worth of dust swirl away. This is a great first step because it makes the world do a lot of dusting and air freshening for you. That saves you time, and time is money. And, let’s face it, the world owes you. It’s also good for your respiratory system. But it's all for naught if you don't maintain it, so make sure to change your air filters regularly. (Pro tip: Check out these Home Depot coupons to save on air filters.)

Find the Right Storage Containers

After another year of accumulating varying levels of tchotchke, you’ll need to take a long, hard look at it all and decide what stays and what goes. Whatever makes the cut should probably go in a container. None of this is particularly newsworthy, but this is: you can save boatloads on the perfect personal storage solutions with coupons for The Container Store. That's it, spring cleaners! For all the rest of your spring cleaning needs, check out the House & Home section of Groupon Coupons, and enjoy your cleaning adventure.