2. Take Inventory
This applies to your life, your finances and your possessions. Take a good look at what you have, what you need and what you want and write it down. You can’t make changes until you know what you’re working with and what your goals are.

3. Rethink Your Lighting
What does lighting have to do with cleaning or life? Great lighting can transform a room from dingy to serene and create focal points that de-emphasize clutter. Not only that, flattering lighting can erase wrinkles, blemishes and dark circles better than any makeup.

4. Make it a Family Project
Instill good habits and a sense of pride and ownership in your kids by including them in the spring cleaning process. Chores don’t have to be a drag—put on some tunes and make cleaning a family fun day.