It might not feel like it just yet, but it’s officially spring! Even though we still need our winter jackets, it’s certainly time to bring out those sunglasses out from hibernation.
Now that the sun is out, you’re probably thinking about shopping for some new T-shirts and shorts. But with what money? Not to mention, is there even room for more stuff in your closet?
Luckily for you, spring is also known for its annual “spring cleaning.” So put a hold on your shopping plans and get to work this weekend with these four tips.
Plan your cleaning
First thing’s first: make a plan. What are your goals for this year’s cleaning? You’ll probably do your bedroom and living room, but what other spaces in your home can use some extra attention? Maybe you have been stocking stuff in your attic for years now… Face it this weekend. You might just discover some hidden treasures you had forgotten over the years.
Always clean from top to bottom
Classic mistake, but make sure that when you plan out your weekend, you start with cleaning the top layers first. For example, you’ll avoid having to mop the floor twice by dusting off your bookshelves before the floor. This will make everything more efficient and save you a lot of time– extra time you can spend with a drink in a fresh, clean home.
Don’t fear it, enjoy it
It’s still the weekend, so don’t make your spring cleaning something to dread or fear. Put on some music, sing along and even dance (if that’s something you’re into). Pro tip: You can also invite someone over to chat and clean with you!
Make money out of your weekend
While cleaning, you’ll probably discover tons of items you don’t wear or use anymore, including old jewelry or silverware. It’s time to turn them into cash so you can shop non-stop next weekend.
Bring your jewels to Provident Loan Society and turn them into cash in less than 20 minutes. Provident Loan Society is a non profit pawnshop, with five offices throughout New York. They offer loans up to $100,000 in exchange for collateral gold or silver jewels and watches.
After a hard weekend of cleaning, you’ll not only have plenty of room in your closet, but have made a lot of cash with long-forgotten jewelry and silverware as well. Now that’s what we call a productive weekend.
Is it time to go shopping yet?