Declutter your home this spring cleaning season

MISHAWAKA, Ind. (WNDU) - It’s spring cleaning season, and getting rid of extra clutter in your home can be overwhelming.

Certified Professional Organizer Cathy Fairchild suggests starting in a room or closet that bothers you most, and go from there.

Begin by getting rid of things you don't need anymore. This will clear up space and free clutter.

And to avoid feeling overwhelmed, Fairchild suggests starting out small.

"Start with a drawer. Take everything out, kind of clean it up and put things back in,” Fairchild said. "The key is to let go of the things that are junk, and then put everything back."

If you’re looking to organize your closets, matching hangers and color-coordinating your clothes can save time when you get ready each morning.

“Try to limit things on the floor so you can walk around your closet and you’re not tripping over your things,” she said. “That in and of itself is a hazard.”

Organizing your pantry can be as simple as putting extra containers or turn-tables in to contain your food items.

“It’s easy to find things, it’s easy to put things away when you get groceries,” Fairchild said.

When it comes to the fridge, it’s important to keep like-items on the same shelf or in the same bin.

“You’re going to have foods that get stuck in the back if you don’t have a system,” she said. “Containing things is always good. You can pull out the whole container and see everything rather than reaching back and knocking everything over.”

To get more helpful tips from Cathy or to learn more about her business “Say Yes to Less”, click here .