Martha Stewart’s Lean, Mean, Spring-Clean Routine

The domestic diva springs forward with (clean and tidy) aplomb.

It’s that time of year again. You know, spring in the air, butterflies in your stomach, clutter in the closets, and dust bunnies under the beds. Don’t be deterred, though: Martha Stewart’s got your back. We asked this high-profile Bedford resident to share her best spring-cleaning hacks, and she was all too happy to oblige. 

Cut the Clutter. “Make a checklist to review items you’d like to keep or can get rid of. Ask yourself if this item is worthy of taking up precious space in your life. Unless the answer is an absolute yes, let it go. When in doubt, throw it out.”

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Be a Groupie. “Think in groups. Coordinating containers and storage bins make an organized space more cohesive. It helps to have organizers — like magazine files, trays, and document boxes — throughout your home for quickly filing away bills and correspondence.”

Keep It Tidy. “Neaten key surfaces in the home — put away remotes and random items, dust coffee tables and counter spaces, and plump up sofa or chair cushions, arranging pillows neatly.”

Get on Schedule. “Once you’ve put your home in order, devise a system to keep it that way. Give yourself a cleaning schedule to stay on track, such as organizing every Tuesday night and Thursday night before bed, to turn your quick clean into a real routine.” 

PHOTO by Vanessa Lenz

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