Let’s be honest, who really likes spring cleaning? While it’s a great opportunity to do some very necessary decluttering and organizing so you and your apartment can have a fresh start for summer, we don’t blame you if it’s not your favorite activity. Still, even celebrities have to get into the spring cleaning spirit now and again, and we’ve compiled a few of their best spring cleaning tips to get you inspired and ready to confront those dust bunnies.
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow Says:
Gwyneth Paltrow is a big fan of bringing fresh air into the home, so she opens her windows to let cool spring breezes through. While airing out your apartment on warm spring days may not be the best option if you don’t have air conditioning, there are other ways to freshen up your home’s smell. You can make a DIY essential oil spray by combining one half cup of water and about 20 drops of your favorite essential oil scent in a spray bottle.
Entrepreneur Martha Stewart Says:
As the queen of all things that make a tidy home, Martha Stewart has plenty of spring cleaning advice. Her most unique tip? Make your bed every morning. Stewart says it will make your whole bedroom seem tidier, compelling you to clean up those papers and piles of dirty clothes. You can even use a few spritzes of that DIY essential oil spray to make your bed sheets smell fresh and clean, even if it’s been a few weeks since you’ve gotten around to washing them.
Surgeon and TV Personality Dr. Oz Says:
Dr. Mehmet Oz may be best known for his health advice, but he has some handy spring cleaning tips too. Oz prefers to use environmentally friendly cleaning supplies, and recommends mixing sodium borate, vinegar and water to create a homemade all-purpose cleaner. Want another handy spring cleaning tip? Throw out or clean your sponges regularly–otherwise you may just be spreading around bacteria instead of making your apartment look shiny and new. To be environmentally friendly, run sturdy sponges through a gentle cycle in your dishwasher.
Actress Leah Remini Says:
As a regular on the red carpet and a close, personal friend of singer and actress Jennifer Lopez, Leah Remini knows a thing or two about fashion–and keeping your closet organized. For women, this can be the most time-consuming aspect of spring cleaning, but when done properly, it can save you a ton of time as you rush to get ready for work each morning. Remini recommends taking a photo of each pair of shoes and taping it on the outside of the boxes you store them in. That way, you’ll know what you have to work with after a quick glance.